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December 5, 2012
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News for nuclear medicine and molecular imaging professionals
 
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  Industry Report 
  • Fovia, Blackford Analysis offer software for imaging comparison
    Fovia and British company Blackford Analysis have entered a deal to offer compatible software development kits that facilitate quicker study comparison of images from various modalities, including PET. The companies' combined technologies may allow for faster access to automatically registered data sets, which will give radiologists more time for decision making and analysis. AuntMinnie.com (free registration) (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Invivoscribe Technologies forms personalized medicine company
    Invivoscribe Technologies has launched a personalized molecular medicine company called Genection, which will focus on fields in advancing individualized therapy, including pharmacogenomics and cancer somatic mutation testing. The company will act as a connection to Together We Cure, a global program focused on using the exchange of clinical data to develop treatments for acute myeloid leukemia. GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration) (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International Developments 
  • Nordion: AECL claims $46 million in arbitration costs
    Nordion said Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. has reported to a tribunal that arbitration with Nordion concerning the nixed MAPLE reactor project in Ontario cost it $46 million. Nordion said it may have to cover some of AECL's costs. It is evaluating the legal and financial ramifications of AECL's cost submissions and is planning to file a response early in 2013. Reuters (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CMS urged to release final rule on sunshine law this month
    Medtronic and the Pew Charitable Trusts have asked CMS to issue a final rule this month governing the sunshine law, which mandates that medtech firms and other health care companies report payments made to hospitals and doctors. "Many companies have already invested significant resources in preparing to comply with the sunshine provision," representatives wrote in a letter to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner. MassDevice.com (Boston) (12/3) , Reuters (11/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Mallinckrodt provides update on Dutch High-Flux Reactor
    Mallinckrodt, the pharmaceutical business of Covidien, has provided an update regarding the delayed return to operation for the Dutch High-Flux Reactor (HFR). Mallinckrodt expects to meet their customers' needs in coming weeks, even if the HFR shutdown extends beyond mid-December. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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