Monthly Archives: March 2010

Washington University gets $14M in stimulus for genomic data center

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $14.3 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand its data center for genomics. The project is ... Read More

Washington University cancer researchers get grant

Two Washington University researchers, Emily Cheng and Ellen Langer, recently won a combined $870,000 in research grants from the American Cancer Society. They join 15 other current grant recipients in the ... Read More

US wind potential higher than previously estimated

New wind potential estimates for the lower 48 states based on windNavigator, AWS Truewind’s high-resolution wind resource dataset have been released. The estimates were produced in collaboration with the National Renewable ... Read More

Triumph to buy Vought Aircraft in $984M deal

Triumph Group Inc. agreed to acquire Vought Aircraft Industries Inc. from Carlyle Group for $984 million, a deal which will give the private-equity giant nearly one-third of Triumph. The Wayne, Pa., ... Read More

Teva to acquire ratiopharm for $5 billion

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the global leader in generic drugs, said Thursday that it had reached a deal to acquire the German generic drug maker Ratiopharm, ending a nine-month battle that had ... Read More

St. Louis area firm opts for insourcing

Reversing a trend that has resulted in the loss of thousands of local jobs, a St. Louis-area apparel manufacturer has opted against out-sourcing and folded the bulk of information technology operations ... Read More

St. Louis among most affordable cities to do business

St. Louis is one of the most affordable cities in the nation to do business, a new study shows. St. Louis ranked sixth with a cost index of 97.8, benefiting from ... Read More

Solutia to buy Etimex Solar for $325M

Solutia Inc. said Monday it plans to buy Etimex Solar GmbH, a company that supplies solar products, for nearly $325 million. Etimex Solar is a subsidiary of Germany-based Etimex Holding GmbH, ... Read More

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. makes offer to buy British counterpart

Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corp. has offered to buy its British partner for 37 million pounds ($55.2 million) in cash and a piece of any future public offering. The Kansas City-based ... Read More

Renault-Nissan in deal with Spain’s Acciona for electric cars

Automakers Renault and Nissan signed a deal with Spanish energy and infrastructure group Acciona on March 20 to market electric cars in the country, the three companies announced. Under the agreement ... Read More