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Eaton, Takaoka Electric Manufacturing collaborate on electric vehicle charging

Eaton Corp. announced on April 29 that it will collaborate with Takaoka Electric Manufacturing Company, Ltd. to develop and launch DC Quick Chargers, a key component in the charging of electric ... Read More

Medtronic to buy ATS Medical for $315.2M

Medical device company Medtronic Inc. said Thursday it has agreed to buy heart device maker ATS Medical Inc. for $315.2 million in cash, expanding its products for cardiac surgery. Medtronic’s offer ... Read More

BASF 1Q profit hits $1.4B, nearly triples

German chemical company BASF SE said Thursday that the economic recovery and a push by customers to restock their own inventories helped it nearly triple its first-quarter net profit. The company, ... Read More

Labopharm sets U.S. joint venture with Italy’s Grupo Angelini

Labopharm Inc. and Gruppo Angelini today announced they have entered into an agreement to establish a joint venture in the United States for the commercialization of OLEPTRO(TM), a novel once-daily formulation ... Read More

Plant center signals shift in research

Conditions were too soggy yesterday to break ground on a new plant research center at the actual site, but rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of more than 200 people who gathered ... Read More

3M quarterly profit climbs 80%; lifts outlook

Dow component and economic bellwether 3M Co. said Tuesday its first-quarter profit rose 80% on surging demand for electronics for autos and health-care products, boosting its full-year outlook. Results of the ... Read More

DuPont’s quarterly profit more than doubles

Chemical maker DuPont Co. continued its turnaround with a strong first quarter performance as business improved across all operating units and market regions. The company also increased its full-year earnings guidance ... Read More

First Solar to acquire NextLight for $245M

Solar-panel manufacturer First Solar announced Wednesday it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase solar-project developer NextLight Renewable Power for approximately $285 million. Subject to acquisition closing adjustments, the deal is ... Read More

Missouri Biotech Featured in fDi Magazine

Missouri has established itself as a leader in life sciences and biotechnology – boasting of the world’s leading R&D centres in this field, writes Karen E Thuermer. Located in the US’s ... Read More

Caterpillar sees surge in orders overseas

Caterpillar Inc., the world’s largest maker of construction and mining equipment, said Monday that it was ramping up production as the global economic recovery spurred demand for its heavy equipment, especially ... Read More