Thursday, December 11, 2003

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LanVision reports stronger profits

BLUE ASH - LanVision Systems Inc., the Blue Ash-based electronic medical records company, Wednesday reported a 91 percent jump in profits for the third quarter compared with the same period last year. The company said it earned $481,655, or 5 cents a share for the quarter, compared with just over $252,000 (3 cents a share) in the third quarter of 2002. The increase came on a 14 percent increase in revenue: almost $3.7 million in the third quarter compared with $3.2 million during the same period a year ago.

Test for ulcers gets the go-ahead

NEWTOWN - Meridian Bioscience Inc. plans to target a $6 billion health problem - stomach ulcers - with its newly developed, rapid test called ImmunoCard STAT. The test, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Monday, provides results in just minutes from a non-invasive patient sample, the company said.

The Meridian approach focuses on identifying the bacterium that causes most stomach ulcers, an ailment that infects an estimated 30 percent of the U.S. population.

Newtown-based Meridian said the test might also indicate late-onset stomach cancers.

Chiropractor opens Ky. office

FORT THOMAS - Northside Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center has opened in the Fort Thomas business district. Chiropractor Steven W. King will specialize in working with patients to resolve pain and rehabilitate injuries.

King, who has maintained a practice at Mount Lookout Chiropractic Center in Ohio for seven years, also plans to offer nutritional counseling, injury avoidance and Swiss ball exercise classes at the center at 114 N. Fort Thomas Ave.



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