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By Julie Bell and Julie Bell,SUN STAFF | April 27, 2000
Celera Genomics Group, the Rockville-based unit of PE Corp. best known for its work sequencing the human genome, said yesterday that multimillion-dollar increases in its research and development costs pushed its fiscal third-quarter loss to $24.1 million -- nearly double that of the year-ago quarter. But PE Corp. Chief Executive Officer Tony White told Wall Street analysts in a conference call that the company expects to begin efforts to attract customers for its genetic-information databases within the next six months to a year, after sequencing of the genome is completed.
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NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | April 28, 2001
The way Peter Bergstrom sees it, names mean a lot, whether they're labels for people, places or things. That's why he has undertaken a mission to name Anne Arundel creeks, coves, streams and lakes that for years have gone nameless, been misidentified on maps or are known by two names. "We tend to care more about things that have names," said Bergstrom, a biologist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Annapolis. Bergstrom and the Severn River Association are seeking a $6,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust to carry out the naming project.
NEWS
November 15, 2004
Md. Job Service offers workshop for job-seekers The Maryland Job Service, a division of the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, and the Howard County One-Stop Employment Center are offering a free two-day workshop for job-seekers. "Early Intervention" focuses on creating successful resumes and cover letters. Strategies for networking and interviewing will also be discussed. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow and Wednesday. Reservations are required.
BUSINESS
By Julie Bell and Julie Bell,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2002
Celera Genomics Group said yesterday that its fiscal third-quarter loss widened to $49.5 million despite increased revenue, largely because of charges. The Rockville-based company reported a per-share loss of 72 cents for the period ended March 31. Revenue was $30.5 million, an increase of more than 30 percent from the $23.4 million reported for the comparable period last year. The results compare with a loss of $29.1 million, or 48 cents a share last year. Excluding one-time charges related to Celera's Paracel business of gene-sorting hardware and software, the loss for the quarter ended March 31 was $28.5 million, or 42 cents a share.
NEWS
March 10, 2006
As many as one in five voters in Maryland could be turned away from the polls because of certain restrictive standards required on voter registration applications, according to a spokesman for a national institution that studied voter databases. A national survey released yesterday by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University's School of Law found that Maryland and six other states reject voter registration applications by people whose information does not match that on the state's motor vehicles or Social Security databases.
BUSINESS
December 27, 2000
In the Region Hanger bid to sell Seattle unit fails for lack of financing Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. of Bethesda says a deal to sell its Seattle manufacturing division has fallen through. Hanger had said last month that it would sell Seattle Orthopedic Group to Otto Bock Orthopedic Industry Inc. for about $75 million. The buyer, which also manufactures orthopedic devices, could not get financing on acceptable terms, Hanger said, adding that it now expects to keep the Seattle unit. In addition to its manufacturing, Hanger operates 627 centers in 44 states to fit patients for braces and artificial limbs.
NEWS
By Julie Bell and Julie Bell,SUN STAFF | June 25, 2000
Celera Genomics Group appears assured of its place in history with tomorrow's announcement that the assembly of the human genome - the genetic instructions for creating and running a human body - is largely complete. Now it faces what might be an even greater challenge: turning scientific triumph into profits. Celera, which is based in Rockville, and the rival public Human Genome Project will jointly announce the milestone in Washington shortly after noon tomorrow in a public demonstration of harmony after months of mutual recrimination.
NEWS
April 16, 2003
Three lawmakers challenge students to turn off television In celebration of "National TV-Turnoff Week," April 21-27, state Sen. Robert H. Kittleman and Dels. Gail H. Bates and Warren E. Miller of District 9A have issued a challenge to students to go without television for one week and participate in other activities. Students and their parents can visit www.tvfa.org, a Web site designed by the organizers of the national campaign, for suggestions about activities and reading lists. The site also offers an organizer's kit that includes stickers and educational material.
NEWS
By JONATHAN D. ROCKOFF and JONATHAN D. ROCKOFF,SUN REPORTER | April 20, 2006
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday another step toward making sure doctors have the most accurate information about prescription drugs. Starting June 30, the agency will require manufacturers to provide the approved uses and serious side effects of their products in computer code that can be easily sent to physicians' computers and hand-held devices. Frustrated with the complexity of official sources of drug information, many physicians have turned to private services that present the information in an easy-to-use format.
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