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Genzyme makes employee plans in case of possible takeover

October 14, 2010 8:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

An internal Genzyme Corp. memo, obtained by Mass High Tech, outlines a new employee retention program designed to keep workers from fleeing the company in the midst of layoffs and a potential hostile takeover by French drug maker Sanofi-aventis.

CR Magazine Sheds Light on the Burden of Cancer on the Streets

October 14, 2010 7:31 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — An article published in the Fall 2010 issue of CR, the AACR’s magazine for cancer survivors and their families and caregivers, details the immense challenges faced by those who suffer with cancer and lack the necessary resources for proper treatment and care — the homeless.

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Scientists assess new vaccines to improve health of African children

October 14, 2010 7:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Liverpool) Scientists at the University of Liverpool, in partnership with the Malawi Ministry of Health, are investigating the effectiveness of new vaccines developed to protect children from pneumonia and diarrhoea.

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NinePoint Medical snags $33M Series A funding

October 14, 2010 6:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

NinePoint Medical Inc., an in vivo pathology device maker newly headquartered in Cambridge, has closed a $33 million Series A funding round led by Third Rock Ventures and Prospect Venture Partners.

Questcor Teams With Child Neurology Foundation (CNF) to Fund Infantile Spasms Scientific Research

October 14, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

UNION CITY, Calif., Oct. 14 /- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR ) announced that it is partnering with the Child Neurology Foundation (CNF) to fund a $30,000 grant to support research into infantile spasms (IS). Catherine Chu-Shore, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital was...

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China Sky One Medical, Inc. Reports Outcome of Annual Meeting of Shareholders

October 14, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HARBIN, China, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that...

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For the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Surveyed European Rheumatologists Expect Well-Established TNF-Alpha Inhibitors to Lose Considerable Patient Share to Newer Agents in...

October 14, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 14 /- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, between 2010 and 2013, surveyed European rheumatologists expect well-established TNF-alpha inhibitors to lose considerable patient...

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CVS Caremark Research Highlights How Innovative Plan Designs Help Clients Reduce Drug Spend and Improve Generic Dispensing Rates

October 14, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 14 /- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS ) is presenting data at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) 2010 Educational Conference illustrating how innovative approaches to traditional plan designs can help clients reduce drug spend, improve generic dispensing rates...

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Beaver-Visitec International to Focus on Ophthalmic and Microsurgery Products and Services

October 14, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 14 /- Beaver-Visitec International (Beaver-Visitec), a new company formed from the purchase of the ophthalmic systems businesses from BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and Medtronic, announced today that it will focus solely on products and services for ophthalmic...

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CareCentrix Appoints Chief Information Officer

October 14, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 14 /- CareCentrix, Inc ., the nation's leading provider of home health benefits management services, announced today that it has expanded its executive team with the addition of Santosh Dave. The company has appointed Dave to chief information officer.   Dave...

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Varian Medical Systems Introduces New TrueBeam™ System for Image-Guided Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery to Clinicians in Asia at AOCMP in Taipei, Taiwan

October 14, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 14 /- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR ), the world's leading manufacturer of medical technology for treating cancer with radiotherapy and radiosurgery, is introducing its new TrueBeam™ medical linear accelerator for the first time to clinicians in Asia...

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Verizon Expands Medical Data Exchange to Include Broader Range of Patient Health Data

October 14, 2010 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 14 /- In its continuing efforts to help the health care industry accelerate the use of electronic medical records, Verizon is expanding its Medical Data Exchange platform to allow more types of digital patient health data to be shared. Previously, the Verizon...

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Dehaier Medical Shows New Products at 2010 China International Medical Equipment Fair

October 14, 2010 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: DHRM ) ("Dehaier" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in the development, assembly, marketing and sale of medical devices and homecare medical products in China, today announced that on October 12,...

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DaTSCAN™ (Ioflupane I 123 Injection) Recommended in Updated European Guidelines for Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

October 14, 2010 4:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 14 /- GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ), today announced that DaTSCAN™ (ioflupane I 123 injection), a radiopharmaceutical agent intended for use with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging of the brain, has been...

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