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SQI Diagnostics cuts loss on lower R and D expenses

May 30, 2011 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

SQI Diagnostics Inc. (TSXV:SQD), a life sciences company that develops technologies and products used in diagnostic tests, reports its second quarter net loss narrowed as the company cut its research and development costs.The Toronto company said Monday it posted a loss of just under $1.9...

Intune Networks' Verisma optical burst switch/transport platform now available

May 27, 2011 4:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Irish upstart Intune Networks says its Verisma platform, which combines optical packet switching with packet-optical transport, is now commercially available.

Zimmer Holdings to Present at the Goldman Sachs 32nd Annual Global Healthcare Conference

May 27, 2011 4:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WARSAW, Ind., May 27, 2011 /- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal care, announced that it will be participating in the Goldman Sachs 32nd Annual Global Healthcare Conference at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on June 7,...


FDA Considers Reference Method for Influenza Diagnostics

May 27, 2011 2:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

CDRH is seeking a contractor to study rapid molecular diagnostic methods for detecting influenza, as it considers using them as faster and more accurate reference methods for premarket evaluation of influenza diagnostics.


Industry Advises No FDA Regulation for Some mHealth Devices

May 27, 2011 2:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

An industry group is advising the FDA to not regulate certain mobile health (mHealth) products, which can include medical smart phone applications, because their “social benefit” outweighs their inherent low risk.


S & P revises outlook on HealthSpring to 'positive'

May 27, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's Ratings Service said Friday it revised its outlook for health insurer HealthSpring Inc. to "positive" from "stable" due in part to its improving business and financial risk fundamentals.S&P credit analyst James Sung said in a note that the Nashville, Tenn., insurer has...

WellPoint replaces chief accounting officer Miller

May 27, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer WellPoint Inc. said its chief accounting officer has been removed immediately "without cause" and replaced with a veteran company executive.The Indianapolis company said Martin L. Miller's departure is not tied to its financial statements or accounting practices.Miller, 48,...

TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc. Awarded European Patent for CleanAmpâ„¢ Primers

May 27, 2011 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2011 /- TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc. (TriLink), a leader in manufacturing high quality oligonucleotides and nucleoside triphosphates, announced today the award of their CleanAmp™ Primer patent by the European Patent Office (EPO Patent no. 2032714). First launched...


CVS wins federal employee contract away from Medco

May 27, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc. said Friday that after this year, it will lose a contract that brought it about $3 billion in annual revenue.The contract, which Medco had handled since 2008, will go to rival CVS Caremark Corp. CVS Caremark shares rose 4.5 percent in...

Vicor Technologies' CEO David H. Fater to Present Live, Online at

May 27, 2011 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 27, 2011 /- Vicor Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: VCRT) today announced that CEO David H. Fater will present at   Vicor Technologies is a biotechnology company focused on the commercialization of its PD2i Analyzer™, an innovative,...


Henry Schein Disaster Relief Hotline Remains Open for Customers Affected by Devastating Storms

May 27, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 27, 2011 /- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC ), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, today announced that its disaster relief hotline will remain open for dentists, physicians and veterinarians who experience...


NeoPhotonics announces PIC-based small form factor DQPSK demodulator volume production for 40Gbps systems

May 27, 2011 3:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

NeoPhotonics(R) small form factor demodulator increased capacity helps meet growing demand for high speed components.

Analog Devices iMEMS accelerometers bypass temperature compensation circuitry

May 27, 2011 3:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) released the ADXL206 high precision, low power, dual-axis iMEMS accelerometer with signal conditioned analog voltage outputs.

A Blood Test for Depression

May 26, 2011 8:32 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A commercial test could let doctors easily screen for major depressive disorder.


Sunrise Senior Living unit gets license reinstated

May 26, 2011 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Elder-care home operator Sunrise Senior Living Inc. said Thursday that Pennsylvania state officials have reinstated its license to operate a facility where a hidden camera allegedly captured aides assaulting and mocking a half-naked dementia patient.The company had its license revoked on April...


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