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CombiMatrix Receives New Contract From U.S. Department of Defense
MUKILTEO, Wash., Aug. 4, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- CombiMatrix Corporation (Nasdaq:CBMX) announced today that it has received a new contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to initiate a new program utilizing its array technology and ElectraSense(r) reader. This program is focused on the development of a new application of CombiMatrix's microarray technology and involves the synthesis of molecules known as "aptamers," which are molecules with unique biological properties. Synthesis of aptamers followed by iterative evolution of these molecules, coupled with CombiMatrix's electrochemical-detection techniques, could enable powerful, label-free detection systems that could revolutionize analysis applications such as diagnostics, chemical measurement, biological and chemical agent detection, and others.
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
Integra LifeSciences Acquires Theken Spine
PLAINSBORO, N.J., Aug. 4, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART) announced today that it has acquired Theken Spine, LLC, Theken Disc, LLC and Therics, LLC (together "Theken") for $75 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments, and up to $125 million in future payments based on the revenue performance of the business in the two years after closing.