Author: WTN News

Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson has been elected to the board of directors of Picis, a provider of information systems for high-acuity care areas of a hospital, such as the ER, the operating room and the intensive care unit. ...

GenTel BioSurfaces, Inc., a privately held life sciences company, has partnered with Taiwan-based Abnova Corporation, the world's largest monoclonal antibody manufacturer, to combine Abnova's protein and antibody content manufacturing capabilities with GenTel's new custom multiplex immunoassay development service....

Promega has spun off its division that sells and services small storage units that utilize radio frequency identification (RFID) and the Internet to track inventory. Terso Solutions Inc., will leverage the PromegaExpress technology, developed in 2002. ...

If Israel were a U.S. state, it would rank as the third largest for venture capital, having raised $1.5 billion in 2004. Our columnist shares some of his experiences from a recent Illinois trade mission he took to Israel....

The LightSpeed VCT, GE Health Care's volume computed tomography (CT) scanner, is capable of capturing images of the human heart in as few as five beats. This a critical tool to help physicians improve the success rate of coronary CT imaging when compared with scan...

Firstlogic, Inc., a global provider of enterprise information quality solutions, and Pitney Bowes, Inc., a mail and document management solutions company based in Connecticut, have agreed not to extend their merger agreement when it expires November 15, concluding Pitney's planned acquisition of Firstlogic....

Wal-Mart is America's largest company with $280 billion in annual sales and 1.3 million employees. It is also highly controversial. Economists love it. Labor advocates and environmentalists hate it. In this e-zine, we examine the challenge of providing health care benefits for workers through the...