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Please Feed the Animals

February 2, 2008 — Madison Colonna, 3, and her Mom took a break from visiting relatives today to feed these sheep at an undisclosed rural Hopkinton location in on lake Whitehall. The sheep's owners almost always have some hay available outside of the fence for those in less rural areas, which is mostly the rest of Hopkinton.

Caliper Life Sciences Ships 500th IVIS Imaging System
- Therapeutic Focus Drives Record Q4 Placement of IVIS Systems -


February 2, 2008 -- On Thursday, Hopkinton Company Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALP) announced the shipment of the 500th IVIS® molecular imaging system during the fourth quarter of 2007. Introduced in 2000, the IVIS molecular imaging system enables researchers to uniquely perform critical, noninvasive pre-clinical biological drug discovery and development research on small living mammals. The sale of the 500th IVIS system illustrates the growing demand for in vivo imaging to speed the drug discovery and development process without compromising accuracy and safety.
 

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), while the number of investigational new drug (IND) applications has climbed throughout the last decade, the number of approved applications has declined. This underscores the increasing importance of early stage translational research efforts which are facilitated by IVIS systems. The molecular insight into living mammals that IVIS systems provide enables researchers to identify disease pathways, observe mechanisms of action and understand drug compound distribution and efficacy. Today, IVIS systems are widely utilized in the preclinical arena to create a bridge between in vitro and in vivo research and help researchers predict outcomes in humans.
 

“Caliper’s IVIS systems continue to significantly impact the pharmaceutical industry’s ability to bring new drugs to market, particularly in the area of cancer therapies,” said Kevin Hrusovsky (File photo), CEO, Caliper Life Sciences. “We also see a sharp increase in the use of our IVIS imaging technology in therapeutic areas such as central nervous system (CNS), infectious and metabolic disease, and inflammation and we are continuing to expand our offerings to meet the demands of a broad market with specialized needs.”


Caliper placed 51 IVIS systems during the fourth quarter of 2007 increasing the total IVIS installed base to 542 units and representing nearly $100 million of sales since the product’s inception. Fourth quarter IVIS revenue growth was 42% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2006. The company estimates that approximately 25% of the IVIS units placed by its sales force in the fourth quarter will be used primarily in infectious disease research.

 

Caliper’s IVIS offerings serve a broad array of therapeutic areas. In addition to the world’s leading line of imaging instruments, Caliper also provides software, reagents, cell lines, animal models, application services and noninvasive imaging patent licenses to ensure that academic and commercial customers worldwide are able to quickly and effectively benefit from the company’s technology.

GO FANS

February 2, 2008 — Drew Rancatore, age 6, and Lily Rancatore, age 8 pose in front of the snow family they created in front of their Hopkinton home that appears to represent their own family, and their wholehearted support for the patriots. Contributed photo.

** EVENT CANCELLATION **
HPTA - Family Game Night
Feb 8th @ 6pm
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What's Your Angle?

February 2, 2008 — PJ Beauregard, who won the diving competition, is caught at a 45 degree angle part of the way through his dive at the meet with Weston High School on Friday night. Weston won the meet 68-56.

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Smooth

February 2, 2008 — Sam Cavanaugh demonstrates how negative pressure is accomplished as the water follows her backstroke off of the surface. Weston girls won 96.5 - 65.5.

Hopkinton 44, Ashland 40

February 2, 2008 Coco Ellis prepares to fire a pass onto the court at Friday night's game against Ashland.

Hopkinton 57, Ashland 47

February 2, 2007  — Paul Ostrander moves to evade two pursuing Ashland players on Friday night.

Richard P. Martin, 53

Richard P. Martin, 53, of Cambridge. January 30, 2008. Graduate of Newton North and Boston College in 1979. Survived by his sister Linda Connelly and her husband Michael, niece Samantha and nephew Aidan, all of Hopkinton.
 

Memorial calling hours will be held Wednesday, February 6 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton. A prayer service will held in the funeral home at 5:30 p.m.
Donations: Save Dafur Fund, 2120 L St. NW, Suite 335, Washington, DC 20037.

Elmwood School Meeting of the Eagles Part II

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