Dutch team create needle-free injections

Researchers in the Netherlands are developing laser technology to enable “virtually painless” injections without needles in what they call a breakthrough that will ease fear and lower the threshold for vaccinations. The “Bubble Gun” uses a laser to push tiny droplets through the outer layer of the skin, said David Fernandez Rivas, a professor at… Read More »

Merck started its Acceleron pursuit at $160 per share, but CEO Davis balked at paying more than $180

Merck’s new CEO Robert Davis has big shoes to fill after taking the reins from Kenneth Frazier at the start of July. Just two weeks into his tenure, though, his company was already in talks for its first M&A deal under the new helmsman, a securities filing shows. Merck unveiled its proposed $ 11.5 billion Acceleron… Read More »