Yearly Archives: 2010

Pactiv to be acquired in $6-billion deal

Pactiv Corp., which makes packaging products including Hefty trash bags, said Tuesday it has agreed to be acquired in a deal worth about $6 billion. More ... Read More

Yingli to supply 285-MW of PV modules to Gehrlicher Solar

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has signed a three-year framework agreement with Gehrlicher Solar AG, one of the leading PV system integrators in Europe. The three-year agreement provides Yingli Green ... Read More

Wind power grew 39% last year

Despite a crippling recession and tight credit markets, the American wind power industry grew at a blistering pace in 2009, adding 39 percent more capacity. The country is close to the ... Read More

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

Washington University brain center gets $3.8M

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said Tuesday it landed a five-year, $3.8 million federal grant for a center that helps researchers collect and use data on the brain ... Read More

Washington U., St. Jude team on $65M pediatric cancer genome project

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis are teaming up to sequence the genomes of 600 children with pediatric cancer in the hope ... Read More

Washington U. wins $13 million Gates Foundation health grant

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a five-year, $13 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help eliminate elephantiasis and river blindness. The parasitic ... Read More

Viasystems buys Merix

Viasystems Group Inc. says it has completed its purchase of Merix Corp. in a deal that gives St. Louis one more publicly-traded company. Viasystems, based in Clayton, was privately held. Beaverton, ... Read More

Vedanta to buy Anglo American zinc assets

Vedanta Resources PLC said Monday it has acquired the zinc assets of Anglo American PLC, creating the world’s largest zinc and lead producer. The deal, valued at $1.34 billion, follows Anglo’s ... Read More