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2010-09-21 07:00:00

SALEM, N.H., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Laser Light Engines (LLE), a developer and manufacturer of ultra-high brightness, laser-driven light sources, announced today it has closed a $13 million Series B financing round from returning investors Braemar Energy Ventures and Harris & Harris Group Inc., (Nasdaq: TINY) and from current strategic partner IMAX Corporation, (Nasdaq: IMAX) (TSX: IMX) one of the world's leading entertainment technology companies. LLE will use the Series B funds...

2010-08-17 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, Canada, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that it has initiated a phase 2 clinical trial evaluating its novel topical XEN402 therapy for the treatment of PHN. XEN402 has been developed by Xenon as a topical ointment formulation and recently concluded a 21-day cumulative dose safety tolerability phase 1 study in normal human volunteers. The product was well tolerated and achieved good drug concentrations in the skin. Topical XEN402 is being...

2010-07-27 08:57:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced the addition of xenon difluoride (XeF2) to its portfolio of electronic materials. XeF2 is used as an etching gas, primarily in the Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) market. XeF2 provides manufacturers with a high selectivity to silicon versus SiO2 and other materials. Air Products is uniquely positioned to serve the burgeoning XeF2 market thanks to its more than 35-year history of...

2010-05-17 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. is pleased to announce today that it has appointed Tarek S. Mansour as Executive Vice President, Research and Development. "We are delighted to welcome Tarek to the Xenon team," commented Simon Pimstone, Xenon's President and CEO. "Tarek is a world-class R&D executive whose experience in discovering products, a number of which are now on the market, will further enhance Xenon's capabilities. Tarek has had the unique...

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2010-04-10 07:57:22

British doctors say they have prevented brain injury in a baby boy who was born in critical condition by using an inert gas, according to the Associated Press (AP). The doctors at St. Michael's Hospital in Bristol said Friday that treatment with xenon gas is experimental and has not been used elsewhere. Riley Joyce, the baby boy who faced critical condition, could not breath or maintain a pulse when he was born, showing signs of brain injury. The doctors say they resuscitated him and used...

2010-03-15 08:00:00

SALEM, N.H. and LAS VEGAS, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Laser Light Engines (LLE), a developer and manufacturer of ultra-high brightness, laser-driven light sources, announced today at ShoWest that it has demonstrated the first laser light source to completely eliminate laser "speckle," reaching the level of performance required for exhibition of artifact-free, laser images suitable for Digital 2D and 3D movies. This breakthrough industry development paves the way for commercialization of...

2010-02-25 15:53:05

UCLA scientists to discuss XENON100, the newest dark matter detector Dark matter, for more than 70 years as mysterious and unknowable a subject to science as the legendary island of Atlantis has been to history, is bringing 140 scientists from the U.S., Europe and Asia to the Marriott Hotel in Marina del Rey for the ninth UCLA Symposium on Sources and Detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe. The three-day conference runs through Friday, Feb. 26. "Dark matter is one of the...

2009-11-22 20:18:19

Scientists at the Carnegie Institution have found for the first time that high pressure can be used to make a unique hydrogen-storage material. The discovery paves the way for an entirely new way to approach the hydrogen-storage problem. The researchers found that the normally unreactive, noble gas xenon combines with molecular hydrogen (H2) under pressure to form a previously unknown solid with unusual bonding chemistry. The experiments are the first time these elements have been combined to...

2009-10-29 10:18:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced plans to build a new world-scale air separation unit (ASU) at its La Porte, Texas industrial gases facility. The energy efficient ASU will replace older assets at the site and provide benefits to customers through higher-reliability pipeline oxygen and nitrogen supply, and enhanced production of merchant and electronics products including argon and xenon. The new ASU is to be on-stream in...

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2009-10-10 12:20:00

Detection of ultra-low concentrations of cancers and other clinical targets A new technique in Magnetic Resonance Imaging dubbed "Hyper-SAGE" has the potential to detect ultra low concentrations of clinical targets, such as lung and other cancers. Development of Hyper-SAGE was led by one of the world's foremost authorities on MRI technology, Alexander Pines, a chemist who holds joint appointments with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California,...


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