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Reminder: ADVENTRX Presents Today at the Lippert/Heilshorn Life Sciences & MedTech Virtual Conference

July 20, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO , July 20 /- ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ANX ) will present to investors as part of the Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates Life Sciences & Medical Technologies On-line Forum today at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time . Interested parties can access a live audio webcast...

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China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Provides Updates on Shopper's Card Program

July 20, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SHENZHEN, China , July 20 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD ) ("Nepstar" or the "Company"), the largest drugstore chain in China based on the number of directly operated stores, today announced that the Company has successfully sold the 50,000th...

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Arcion Therapeutics' Topical Gel Candidate, ARC-4558, Demonstrates Significant Pain Reduction in Phase 2b Trial for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (PDN)

July 20, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BALTIMORE , July 20 /- Arcion Therapeutics , a venture backed clinical stage biotechnology company developing topical therapies for chronic pain, today announced top-line results from a successful Phase 2b double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of its lead topical...

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CAP Leaders Stress Need for Oversight of Direct-to-Consumer and Laboratory Developed Tests

July 20, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

College of American Pathologists Outlines Recommendations at Food and Drug Administration Meeting WASHINGTON , July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the increasing importance of laboratory tests in diagnosing and treating disease, representatives of the College of American Pathologists...

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National Contest Encourages People with Depressive Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder or Major Depressive Disorder to Speak Out

July 20, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del. , July 20 /- Currently in its second year, the SPEAK and Be Heard… Living With Depression contest, made possible by AstraZeneca in partnership with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), encourages people with depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder and...

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Image-processing algorithm reduces CT radiation dose by as much as 95 percent

July 20, 2010 4:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) In the wake of recent radiation overdoses, researchers at the Mayo Clinic, excited by CT perfusion's promise for diagnosing stroke, cancer, and possibly heart disease, have developed a way to reduce the amount of radiation involved in the procedure...

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Mitralign draws $5 million credit from GE Capital

July 19, 2010 6:32 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

GE Capital Healthcare Services has provided Tewksbury-based medical device company Mitralign Inc. with a $5 million secured credit facility that Mitralign will use for working capital as it advances development of its mitral valve repair device.

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ICU Medical 2Q net income rises 34 percent

July 19, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Device maker ICU Medical Inc. said Monday its second-quarter net income rose 34 percent on a boost in domestic and direct sales.The company said it earned $7.7 million, or 56 cents per share, compared with net income of $5.7 million, or 38 cents per share, during the same period a year prior....

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Lincare Holdings 2Q net income jumps 39 percent

July 19, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lincare Holdings Inc., which provides home delivery of oxygen and respiratory therapies, said Monday that its second-quarter profit jumped 39 percent on a boost in sales.Lincare said it earned $46.4 million, or 47 cents per share, compared with $33.5 million, or 33 cents per share, a year...

Hudson Valley Physician Testifies Before House Health Subcommittee Tuesday About Incentives for Adoption of Health Information Technology

July 19, 2010 2:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Eugene Heslin , MD of Bridge Street Medical Group will discuss use of health IT in his small practice with House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health July 20 FISHKILL, N.Y. , July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If a small general medical practice in Saugerties, NY can use new health IT...

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Odyssey HealthCare sees net income above forecast

July 19, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospice care provider Odyssey HealthCare Inc. said Monday it expects second-quarter net income per share between 39 cents and 41 cents, or above Wall Street expectations.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect net income per share of about 38 cents, on average.Gentiva Health Services Inc.,...

Cytosol Laboratories sells to Indiana's Biomet

July 19, 2010 12:32 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Cytosol Laboratories Inc., a Braintree maker of small volume anticoagulants, has been acquired by Biomet Inc., a manufacturer of musculoskeletal medical products, for an undisclosed amount.

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Sector Snap: Home health providers continue slide

July 19, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of home health providers continued to slide Monday in the wake of investigations by regulators.Four publicly traded home health companies are being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is looking into reports that they made unnecessary visits to some patients. By...

Cardiac Science takes charge to replace devices

July 19, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cardiac diagnostics company Cardiac Science Corp. said Monday it will replace about 24,0000 automatic external defibrillators used by emergency first responders like police and firefighters.The Bothell, Wash., company said that will add $10 million to $15 million to an $18.5 million expense the...

BIO Calls on Congress to Maintain Support for Biofuels in Tax and Energy Legislation

July 19, 2010 11:34 am | by Biotechnology Industry Organization | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Monday, July 19, 2010) - If the advanced biofuel industry is to grow to meet national goals for reducing reliance on imported oil, then enduring federal commitment is vital to maintaining progress in research, development and investment in building infrastructure. The...

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