Nikon buys Optos for £259m


Japanese group diversifying into medical technology

Small-cap Week, February 21

Kenmare, Retroscreen, Bahamas Petroleum and Lidco featured

Electron Microscope image of garnet: this piece of test crystal was used to understand how impurities diffuse along 'grain boundaries' (the junction between pieces of crystal).

Electron microscope analyses atoms

Instrument to produce high-quality images of atom-sized molecules app

Consumer platforms: software transforms care

Technology groups and start-ups seek slice of the pie

Let the NHS lean more on private sector

Depicting business involvement in healthcare as evil makes no sense

M&A helps lift US healthcare stocks

Rising profits blunt concerns that the sector is overvalued

Privately run hospital seeks £10m bailout

Circle Healthcare set to abandon Hinchingbrooke hospital contract

India starts drive to deworm children

About 140m pupils to be treated in first wave

Smith & Nephew ‘can prosper on its own’

Medical devices CEO brushes away takeover talk

Sanofi to appoint chief by end of March

Search enters final stages as concerns mount over leadership

US health group Anthem hit by hackers

Targeted database held details of about 80m people

Ackman representative joins Zoetis board

Activist pushes for shake-up of company spun out of Pfizer

UK biotech wins funds for fast STD test

Atlas Genetics raises $20m for chlamydia detection

NHS satisfaction up despite A&E troubles

King’s Fund detects ‘vote of support’ for health service

Miliband criticised over NHS focus

Senior Labour figures question leader’s election strategy

Medtronic: the tax deal that got away

Medical tech group says $49.9bn takeover is not just about tax

Currency market swings hit aid effort

Summit aims to raise $7.5bn for immunisation programmes

Sanofi’s ousted CEO Viehbacher received €3m pay-off

French pharma group reveals deal as it seeks for successor

Small-cap Week, January 17

Kenmare, DCD Media, Animalcare and Kromek featured

Doctor links A&E chaos to NHS advice line

Of 446,000 rise in cases, almost all were sent by 111 service


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insulin vials ©Jacob Ehrbahn Combating Diabetes

Special report

An elderly man uses a magnifier to see the descriptions on a pack of medicine at a pharmacy in Dandong, Liaoning province March 30, 2011 ©Jacky Chen/Reuter Health: Emerging Markets


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