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Sector Snap: Medical technology and suppliers

September 27, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Goldman Sachs analyst said Monday he is taking a more favorable view of medical supply companies, and started coverage of C.R. Bard Inc. and CareFusion Corp. with "Buy" ratings.Analyst David Roman said shares of medical suppliers like CareFusion, Bard, and Becton Dickinson & Co. are less of a...

Acupuncture not effective in stroke recovery

September 27, 2010 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Acupuncture does not appear to aid in stroke recovery, according to a new study published in CMAJ.

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Controlling bone formation to prevent osteoporosis

September 27, 2010 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Journal of Clinical Investigation) Recent data have suggested that the imbalance between bone formation and bone destruction that causes osteoporosis is a result of a decrease in formation of bone forming osteoblast cells from mesenchymal cells upon aging. New research in mice...

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Millions of Americans Are Living With Hidden Epidemics of Hepatitis B and C, Top Experts Warn

September 27, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /- The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) issued a new report today calling for action to be taken to transform how the country deals with viral hepatitis – to help identify millions of...

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Texoma Medical Center Selects Skytron, Powered by Awarepoint, for Their Real-time Location System (RTLS)

September 27, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27 /- Skytron Inc., a division of the KMW Group,  and Awarepoint Corp. today announced Texoma Medical Center has implemented the companies' Real-time Location System ( RTLS )  to automatically track and manage over 200 hospital assets, as...

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Partners of breast cancer patients are at risk of developing mood disorders

September 27, 2010 9:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A new analysis finds that men whose partners have breast cancer are at increased risk of developing mood disorders that are so severe that they warrant hospitalization.

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eCardio Ranked as One of Houston's Fastest Growing Companies

September 27, 2010 9:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HOUSTON, Sept. 27 /- Announced Friday, eCardio was included on the Houston Business Journal's Fast 100, which honors 100 of the fastest growing companies in the Houston area.  eCardio was ranked at No. four with a two-year growth of 305.23%. "eCardio is privileged to be recognized...

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3M spent $450,000 lobbying government in 2Q

September 27, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

3M Co., a maker of items ranging from Scotch Tape and Post-it Notes to roofing shingle granules, spent $450,000 in the second quarter lobbying the federal government on environmental issues, defense spending, chemical regulation and other issues, according to a recent disclosure form.3M, based...

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CareFusion buys surgical antiseptic products

September 27, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker CareFusion Corp. said Monday it acquired the rights to market a line of surgical antiseptics in the U.S.CareFusion did not disclose terms of its agreement with Healthpoint Ltd., which makes the products. The deal gives CareFusion the right to market Surgicept waterless hand...

MedWOW International Medical Equipment Platform Adds Seller Ministores

September 27, 2010 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NICOSIA, Cyprus, Sept. 27 /- MedWOW.com is pleased to announce the addition of its newest value-added feature, focused on sellers of new and used medical equipment , strengthening their exposure to potential buyers. Each seller is entitled to a free ministore, featuring their inventory. A...

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2010 AAO-HNSF new research daily highlights: Monday, Sept. 27, 2010

September 27, 2010 6:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery) Featuring more than 305 scientific research sessions, 594 posters, and several hundred instruction course hours for attendees, the annual meeting is a unique opportunity for journalists from around the world to cover breaking...

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Launch of Novel Agents for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Will Precipitate Treatment of At Least Half of 'Warehoused' Patients

September 27, 2010 6:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 27 /- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the launch of novel therapies for the treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), including Vertex/Johnson & Johnson/Mitsubishi...

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The Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development Announces Companies Selected From Its First Solicitation: Sophono, Inc., Receiving $600K; and PeptiVir, Inc....

September 27, 2010 6:30 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AURORA, Colo., Sept. 27 /- The Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4) has completed the selection process from its first solicitation announced in February.  The announcement is made by Richard C. Duke, Ph.D., CID4 President/CEO, who says,...

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PharMerica buying Chem Rx for $70.6 million

September 27, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PharMerica Corp. will buy Chem Rx for $70.6 million, the pharmacy management services company said Monday.The company said the acquisition is subject to the approval of a bankruptcy court. PharMerica plans to fund the buyout with a mix of cash and borrowings.Chem Rx Corp., a long-term care...

Toyoda Gosei, Epistar, and Twin Hill form joint venture to produce LED products

September 27, 2010 5:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Toyoda Gosei, Epistar, and Twin Hill Co. Ltd., a sales agent for Toyoda Gosei, have agreed to establish a joint venture in Taiwan to develop, manufacture, and market LEDs.

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