dry powder


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dry powder

finance Cash reserves kept to cover unforeseen future obligations or purchases; low-risk liquid assets or securities that can easily be converted to cash. I learned early on in my career that any viable business has to have dry powder ready for anything. I've kept a decent amount of dry powder on hand, so we should be able to get through your unemployment.
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PE firms will propel deal-making forward in 2012 as they race to put vast sums of aging dry powder to work before investment periods expire, but face strong headwinds, said Bain & Company.
In business, dry powder refers to cash reserves kept on hand to cover future obligations or purchase assets, if conditions are favourable.
The design of the Aero reflects state-of-the- art dry powder dispersion knowledge and enables users to measure materials from cement to coffee, cohesive minerals to fragile pharmaceuticals, from 0.
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A research team has developed and successfully tested a dry powder, live-attenuated measles vaccine that can be inhaled.
Bronchitol is a patented, inhalable dry powder formulation of mannitol administered by a hand-held, pocket sized device.
This company manufactures precision-engineered equipment, systems and controls for the rubber, plastics and other dry powder and solids processing industries.
The new product, which fills Clickhaler, a powder inhaler offered by Innovata Biomed, with Meptin dry powder, will be a new dosage choice and help improve patients' quality of life.
The MannKind inhaled-insulin delivery system consists of a proprietary dry powder Technosphere formulation of insulin that is inhaled into the deep lung using MannKind's MedTone inhaler, a single-use disposable plastic cartridge containing the medication.
The machine also is fitted with a unique dry powder lubrication system.
The drug will be delivered in a dry powder inhaler developed by ML's subsidiary InnovataBiomed.
Everything is available for any carpet cleaning procedure--vacuuming, spot removal, hot water extraction, dry powder cleaning, bonnet buffing or foam cleaning.
TM], a new product from LifeCell Corporation, consists of small particles of LifeCell's processed acellular human tissue matrix, presented as a dry powder with a shelf life of two years.
The study (Study MDT-637-CP-103) assessed the pharmacokinetics, safety and tolerability of MDT-637 after repeat doses of inhaled MDT-637 from MicroDose's novel dry powder nebulizer technology.