Texas Center For Proton Therapy Commissions Its Beam, Names Chief Physicist

One Friday last month, a group of about a half dozen physicists and physicist assistants crowded into a room of the Texas Center for Proton Therapy, eyes glued to a computer screen. To its left was a live feed of the treatment room; a glass cube filled with 50 cubic meters of water that the physicists were preparing to shoot a beam of radiation into. Full Story

Dallas-based Kimberly Clark to Sell Healthcare Unit

Kimberly Clark, the Dallas-based paper giant, will try to sell its healthcare unit, the company announced last week. The healthcare segment—which produces surgical products and medical devices—has about $1.6 billion in annual sales. While Kimberly Clark is based in Dallas, its health unit is based in Roswell, Ga. and employs about 16,000. “While K-C Health Care has been part of our company since the 1970’s, its strategic fit and growth priorities have changed over time and we now think that pursuing a spin-off makes sense for our shareholders,” Kimberly-Clark chairman and CEO Thomas J. Falk told shareholders. “This announcement is further… Full Story