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Concentric Medical Announces Product and Procedure Reimbursement as Well as Full Commercialization of the Merci Retriever® in Japan

October 4, 2010 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 4 /- Concentric Medical, Inc., the global leader in devices for clot removal in ischemic stroke patients, today announced that the Merci Retriever® has recently received both product and procedure reimbursement from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor...

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Sanofi-aventis Commences Tender Offer to Acquire All Outstanding Shares of Genzyme for $69 per Share in Cash

October 4, 2010 1:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PARIS, Oct. 4 /- Sanofi-aventis [(EURONEXT: SAN) and (NYSE: SNY)] announced today it has commenced a tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Genzyme Corporation (Nasdaq: GENZ ) for $69 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest and less any required...

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Peptimmune Files Citizen Petition Regarding Generic Copaxone and Demonstrates Significant Enabling Technology for Biological Characterization of Copaxone

October 4, 2010 1:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SOMERVILLE, Mass., Oct. 4 /- Peptimmune, Inc. announced today that it has filed a technically focused Citizen Petition requesting that the FDA not approve any application for a generic version of Copaxone® [glatiramer acetate injection] (Teva Pharmaceuticals). "We feel that it is...

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Medical home care approach improves efficiency and care at clinic for low-income families

October 4, 2010 1:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Pediatrics) Implementing a Medical Home practice model in a health clinic allows physicians to provide comprehensive care to more patients, according to research presented Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition...

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New American Therapeutics Acquires Antiviral Drug Denavir®

October 3, 2010 11:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CRANFORD, N.J., Oct. 4 /- New American Therapeutics, Inc., announced today that it acquired all U.S. rights to manufacture, market and sell the antiviral topical drug Denavir® owned by Novartis.  Denavir (1% penciclovir cream) is a highly selective and potent topical antiviral...

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Food allergies raise risk of asthma attacks

October 3, 2010 10:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Jewish Health) Food allergies are more common among people with asthma and may contribute to asthma attacks, according to one of the most comprehensive surveys of food allergies ever undertaken.

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Tigo Energy® teams with SCHOTT Solar to bring electronic intelligence to photovoltaic projects

October 3, 2010 9:32 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Tigo Energy® and SCHOTT Solar today announced the companies are working together to bring electronic intelligence to the solar module and increase power output.

Leti demonstrates the integration of CMOS-compatible plasmonic optical waveguides with silicon photonic devices

October 3, 2010 9:32 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Copper waveguides offer potential for developing smaller, more efficient, high-performance photonic components

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How to Predict Success for IVF

October 3, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new technique can determine which fertilized eggs will reach a crucial step in development.

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OmniCure® S2000: Catheter Assembly Application Video

October 3, 2010 11:31 am | by exfophotonics | Videos | Comments

This video presentation demonstrates how using an OmniCure® S2000 with our proprietary Closed-Loop Feedback technology, an R2000 radiometer, and a high power fiber light guide will help in making a superior UV assembly process for balloon catheters.

Breast Cancer Diagnostic Delay Depended More on Race/Ethnicity than Insurance

October 3, 2010 6:31 am | by AACR | News | Comments

MIAMI — Race and ethnicity appeared to affect diagnostic delay more than insurance status for women with breast abnormalities, as revealed by data presented at the Third American Association for Cancer Research Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, being held Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2010.

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Sophie's Voice Foundation helps children with spina bifida

October 3, 2010 2:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Pediatrics) After their daughter, Sophie, was diagnosed with spina bifida at birth, actors Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker founded Sophie's Voice Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Kodjoe and Parker will tell their daughter's story and discuss...

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Lack of private health insurance impacted cancer survival

October 2, 2010 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Association for Cancer Research) Lack of private health insurance and its consequent lack of access to care appears to affect mortality among patients with uterine cancer and may partly explain the mortality disparity between African-Americans and other racial groups,...

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Decreased Survival for Puerto Rican Women with “Triple-negative” Breast Cancer Subtype

October 2, 2010 8:31 am | by AACR | News | Comments

MIAMI — Puerto Rican women who had breast cancer that lacked estrogen and progesterone receptors and did not overexpress the HER2neu protein (triple-negative) had worse survival than those with other types of invasive breast cancer, according to a study presented at the Third AACR...

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Race Not Root of Disparity in Lung Cancer Between Whites and Blacks

October 2, 2010 8:31 am | by AACR | News | Comments

MIAMI — Race itself was not a prognostic factor of overall survival among black patients with lung cancer, according to data from a retrospective study presented at the Third AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities.

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