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Older men with smoking history needed for bladder cancer screening study

July 12, 2010 11:36 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Men over the age of 60 who have smoked for at least 20 years are being asked to participate in a bladder cancer screening study at Baylor College of Medicine . Currently, there is no established screening method for bladder cancer. "We want to find a way to detect the cancer early enough...


Telik Announces Publication of Review Focused on the Inhibition of the Enzyme GSTP1-1 as a Target for New Cancer Treatments

July 12, 2010 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif. , July 12 /- Telik, Inc. (Nasdaq: TELK ) today announced the publication of a review in the journal, Cell Death and Differentiation : Glutathione transferases as mediators of signaling pathways involved in cell proliferation and cell death;...


Novelos revives failed drug as potential breast cancer treatment

July 12, 2010 11:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Novelos Therapeutics Inc. has announced positive Phase 2 results for NOV-002 to treat patients with certain types of breast cancer, following an earlier failure of the drug target to treat lung cancer.


Lantheus Medical acquires global rights to ex-Epix product

July 12, 2010 11:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Diagnostic imaging firm Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. has acquired global rights to Ablavar, a blood pool imaging agent used in patients with peripheral vascular disease and formerly owned by now-bankrupt Epix Pharmaceuticals Inc.


Compliance Corner: As Good as Your Suppliers—Watch Out!

July 12, 2010 11:08 am | by Ken Appel | Blogs | Comments

To maintain the modicum of quality standards, many are re-discovering the reasons why the Japanese auto industry pioneered poka-yoke assembly techniques years ago—where extra steps are built into manufacturing processes to take the potential for errors by less-trained workers out of the equation.

Supreme Court Decision Could Help Protect Patents for Diagnostics

July 12, 2010 8:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Diagnostic companies seeking to patent a process or method used in product development may have an easier time doing so following a recent Supreme Court decision.


Industry: The FDA Can Do More to Speed Development of HDEs

July 12, 2010 8:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Devicemakers are asking for more incentives and flexible standards as the FDA explores ways to encourage the development of devices to treat rare diseases.


Accumetrics, Inc., Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company Launch Strategic U.S. Collaboration

July 12, 2010 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO , PARSIPPANY, N.J. and INDIANAPOLIS , July 12 /- Accumetrics, Inc., Daiichi Sankyo, Inc, and Eli Lilly and Company announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic collaboration in the United States to raise awareness about antiplatelet therapy and the role of...


Visterra takes in $6M VC funds, launches Singapore arm

July 12, 2010 7:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Cambridge biotech startup Visterra Inc., formerly known as Parasol Therapeutics, has landed $6 million in its first round of funding, which accompanied the launch of Visterra Singapore Pte. Ltd. from Visterra, the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Center and the...


MedPro Imaging to Supply Mobile Ultrasound Diagnostics to Chicago Bears Players

July 12, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WAUKESHA, Wis. , July 12 /- MedPro Imaging, a leading supplier of new and refurbished ultrasound solutions, announced the company has been chosen by the Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc. to supply mobile ultrasound services for helping to diagnose injuries and other health issues for the...


Ethicon Endo-Surgery Completes Divestiture of Breast Care Business to Devicor Medical Products

July 12, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CINCINNATI , July 12 /- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (EES), a Johnson & Johnson company, today announced it has completed the divestiture of its Breast Care business to Devicor Medical Products, Inc., a portfolio company of GTCR. Financial terms of the transaction are not being...


High Density Interconnect Flex Circuits Have Microvias

July 12, 2010 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Minco, a designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical applications, has become fully HDI (High Density Interconnect) capable for flexible circuits.

Alphanumeric LCD Displays Offer Color Alternative for Monochromatic Devices

July 12, 2010 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lumex announces the global launch of their InfoVue FSC (Field Sequential Color) family of color alphanumeric LCD displays, a cost-effective alternative for monochromatic devices looking to transition to color.

Measuring Software Capabilities Enhanced With New Features

July 12, 2010 7:07 am | Hexagon Metrology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The core product of the EMS suite is PC-DMIS CMM, which is used primarily on automated Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs). It offers many new functional and productivity improvements across the board.

D-Sub High Density Connector Series Expanded

July 12, 2010 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, expanded its D-sub high density series to address a growing number of applications where higher density packaging is required.


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