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FDA fast tracks Acceleron muscle disease drug target

August 4, 2010 9:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Acceleron Pharma Inc. has announced that it has received fast track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a drug candidate designed to build muscle mass and strength in treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal neuromuscular disease.

Tolerx names biotech vet de Fougerolles to chief scientist

August 4, 2010 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Tolerx Inc. has appointed Antonin de Fougerolles as chief scientific officer of the cancer, diabetes and autoimmune disease therapeutics firm. His role includeds overseeing the company's research and development and growing Tolerx's leadership in T cell immunology.

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Gene for Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease Identified through Genome Scan

August 4, 2010 9:35 am | by University Of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Researchers have shown that a gene linked to a disease trait by genome wide association studies (GWAS) can be clinically relevant and an important determinant of disease risk. In a study published this week in Nature, a team of investigators describes how a region on chromosome 1...

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Technology transfer: 25 years at Baylor College of Medicine

August 4, 2010 9:33 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

The Baylor Licensing Group – the office responsible for transferring research results and discoveries developed by Baylor College of Medicine faculty to the marketplace – is celebrating 25 years at the College. More than 200 diagnostic, clinical and research products have...

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Gentiva Health Services selling $305M in debt

August 4, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Home health services company Gentiva Health Services Inc. said Wednesday it plans to sell $305 million in debt in a private offering.The company will sell senior notes due in 2018 and put the proceeds toward its purchase of Odyssey HealthCare.Gentiva is buying Odyssey for $912 million, or $27...

Health Robotics Continues to Dominate I.V. Automation in America, With 11 New Contracts in Second Quarter 2010

August 4, 2010 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOZEN, SUD-TIROL, Italy , August 4, 2010 /- Health Robotics announced its second consecutive quarter's record-breaking results, as reported by our sales channel partner Health Robotics Canada Inc. (HRCI) since Health Robotics S.r.l. upgraded its American distribution channels this year....

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Delcath to Present at the 30th Annual Canaccord Global Growth Conference

August 4, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK , Aug. 4 /- Delcath Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH ) announced today that management will present at the 30th Annual Canaccord Global Growth Conference in Boston, MA on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. ET .  Mr. Eamonn Hobbs , Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. David...

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Cardica to Announce Fiscal 2010 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August 4, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. , Aug. 4 /- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC ) today announced that it will release financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended June 30, 2010 , on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 , after the markets close. Cardica's management will host a conference call at...

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CardioTec Conference to Address Opportunities and Challenges in Cardiovascular Device Manufacturing

August 4, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RAMSEY, N.J. , Aug. 4 /- CardioTec is the first and only conference dedicated to addressing the challenges facing the cardiovascular device manufacturing industry. Hosted by Medical Product Outsourcing magazine, CardioTec invites OEM professionals and contract manufacturers/suppliers to...

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PolyGel® Receives SADMERC Approval for L-Code L3670 for ThermoActive™ Cold & Hot Mobile Compression Shoulder Orthosis

August 4, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WHIPPANY, N.J. , Aug. 4 /- PolyGel® is proud to announce that their ThermoActive ™ Cold & Hot Mobile Compression Shoulder Orthosis has been SADMERC – approved for L-Code L3670. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100804/NY45060 ) (Photo: http://w...

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Printers Provide USB 2.0 High-Speed Data Transfer

August 4, 2010 6:55 am | Tharo Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tharo Systems Inc.’s H-Series printers have multiple interfaces for every application. Blazing fast USB 2.0 is standard on the THARO H-400 and H-600 Series printers for high-speed data transfer...

Hole Plugs Available for Various Shaped Holes in any Color Needed

August 4, 2010 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Heyco Products Inc., a leading ISO 9001:2000 U.S.-based designer and manufacturer of wire protection products and electronic components, offers a wide variety of hole plugs for round, oval, rectangular, square, and “Double D” holes in any color needed.

Earnings Preview: Cigna reports 2Q results Thurs.

August 4, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Managed care company Cigna Corp. reports second-quarter results Thursday before the market opens.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The bar has been set high for Cigna, which is based in Philadelphia. All of its largest competitors have trumped Wall Street expectations for the second quarter, and three — Aetna...

The European IVF Monitoring Group celebrates its 10-year anniversary

August 4, 2010 6:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) During this meeting different aspects of ART monitoring in Europe and beyond will be discussed, with an overview over European data, the different registries experiences and possibilities and limitations of pooling data from...

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How Manufacturers Can Better Compete Highlight Keynote Presentations at FABTECH 2010 in Atlanta

August 4, 2010 6:38 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., August 3, 2010 - In today's competitive global marketplace and unpredictable economy, manufacturers must seek ways to survive and thrive. Two keynote presentations at FABTECH 2010 Nov. 2-4 in Atlanta - one on diversification and another on sustainable...

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