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February 7, 2013
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  • Partnership aims to discover neurological disease markers
    Emerald Logic has partnered with King's College London to uncover biomarkers for neurological diseases including Alzheimer's. Researchers at King's College are using Emerald Logic's Fast Collective Evolution Technology, or FACET, in their work. They have already identified some markers, which, combined with APOE genetic data and demographic information, allowed for development of a method with 94% accuracy in differentiating Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment and controls, according to Emerald Logic. GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AMIC seeks FDA meeting to advance RadioGel
    Advanced Medical Isotope Corp. said it has submitted RadioGel data to the FDA and is seeking a meeting with the agency in a move toward premarket review. RadioGel allows for targeted delivery of high doses of radiation to inoperable tumors while sparing healthy tissue. The company plans to manufacture the product in Washington state and also aims to establish a facility that will include a cyclotron for the production of technetium-99m. Yahoo/Globe Newswire/News release (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  News from the Field 
  • B&W Tek unveils new Raman spectrometer
    B&W Tek has launched its portable i-Raman Plus Raman spectrometer, which can assess weak Raman signals. The device is capable of improving signal-to-noise ratio for as long as a half-hour of integration time. The technology features B&W Tek's BWIQ multivariate analysis platform. BioOptics World /News release (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FDA seeks ways to reward quality
    The FDA is considering developing a quality scorecard for drug manufacturers in an effort to prevent quality problems that have contributed to recent drug shortages, according to an article in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics by FDA officials Janet Woodcock and Marta Wosinka. blog (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Don't miss this half-day Roadshow coming to Hot Springs, Ark., on Feb. 23
    Kick off 2013 with an informative half-day event on embracing change in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. Join the SNMMI-TS in Hot Springs, Ark., and discuss the regulatory changes impacting nuclear medicine departments and the impact emerging technology has on molecular imaging. Plus, you'll examine recent procedural changes within nuclear medicine departments and identify career paths for Nuclear Medicine Technologists. VOICE credit available. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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