Archives for November 2011

Alfred Mann – Biomedical Developer and Philanthropist

By Duke Helfand, Los Angeles Times October 9, 2011 The gig: Alfred E. Mann, 85, is an aerospace and biomedical entrepreneur who founded 17 companies over six decades and became a billionaire philanthropist. Niche man: Although he had no formal business training, Mann has demonstrated a knack for capitalizing on investment opportunities. His secret: Identify an unmet … [Read more...]

Upcoming Forum: The Business of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

The Business of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Saturday, November 12, 2011 Location: Baxter Lecture Hall, Caltech, Pasadena Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 am Program: 9:00 am to 11:00 am Breakfast & Networking with Speakers: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Cost: $40 on-line registration; $50 at the door; $10 full-time students; free to Caltech … [Read more...]

Physician Practice Purchases Already Surpass 2010 Levels

The number of physician practices involved in mergers and acquisitions in 2011 already has beat the number consummated in all of 2010, according to an industry survey. Sixty deals involving physician practices were reported for 2010. By the end of the third quarter of 2011, however, a total of 70 deals were made, according to quarterly reports by Irving Levin Associates, a … [Read more...]

Researchers Marry Old and New To Create Next Generation Superconductors

Wiring systems powered by highly-efficient superconductors have long been a dream of science, but researchers have faced such practical challenges such as finding pliable and cost-effective materials. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University have found a way to make an old idea new with the next generation of superconductors. Dr. Boaz Almog and Mishael Azoulay working in the … [Read more...]

Tel Aviv University Researcher Implants Robotic Cerebellum

With new cutting-edge technology aimed at providing amputees with robotic limbs, a Tel Aviv University researcher has successfully implanted a robotic cerebellum into the skull of a rodent with brain damage, restoring its capacity for movement. The cerebellum is responsible for co-ordinating movement, explains Prof. Matti Mintz of TAU's Department of Psychology. When wired to … [Read more...]