The U.S. and European medical technology industry struggled to sustain historic rates of revenue growth in 2009 but managed to improve overall net income by nearly 11 percent as companies realigned to achieve improved financial discipline. That is one of the findings of Ernst & Young's Pulse of the industry: medical technology report 2010 released at the AdvaMed 2010 medical technology conference in October.
More than 180 internationally renowned speakers are scheduled for the 7th edition of BioVision, set for Lyon, France, next March 27-29. Speakers will focus on economic and societal issues as well as scientific advances related to life sciences.
The National Institutes of Health has released the Biennial Report of the Director, NIH, for fiscal years 2008 and 2009. The report provides an overview of NIH research activities, aimed at making it easy for Congress, advocates and patient groups and the general public to understand the agency's activities.
Medical device giant BD has been drawing accolades for its sustainability efforts. It has been named one of Newsweek's top 25 green companies. The New Jersey-based company also received a 2010 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Look for an interview with the company's senior vice president, integrated supply chain, in the November 2010 issue of Site Selection.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College recently dedicated its $26-million classroom and laboratory building at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. The RCCC classroom and laboratory building is home to an associate degree program in biotechnology and the future base of planned associate degree programs in agricultural biotechnology and health information technology.
BIO and other advanced biofuel organizations are asking the Obama Administration for a renewed focus on next generation biofuel technologies. Organizations outline key policies they say are needed to help companies bring advanced biofuels out of the lab and to the marketplace.
The Haskell Company has completed construction on St. John Broken Arrow Hospital and its accompanying medical office building and medical campus in Broken Arrow, Okla., marking the largest design/build health care project in the company's 45-year history. The $100-million general acute care medical surgical hospital is expected to open this fall and will include a state-of-the-art emergency department, eight-room surgery suite, radiology department and renowned Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates orthopedic center. The nonprofit, full-service community hospital includes 189,000 sq. ft. (17,558 sq. m.) in a six-story building with a seventh story penthouse level and an adjacent 110,000-sq.-ft. (10,219-sq.-m.), four-story medical office building. The Haskell Company was recently ranked the No. 1 Healthcare Facility Design/Builder in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare in its 2010 Construction and Design Survey.