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Acorda 1Q loss narrows on Ampyra sales

May 5, 2011 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Drugmaker Acorda Therapeutics Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter loss narrowed on a surge in sales of the multiple sclerosis drug Ampyra.The company reported a net loss of $672,000, or 2 cents per share, for the three months ended March 31 compared with a net loss of $21.1 million, or 56...

Concord Medical to Report First Quarter 2011 Financial Results on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 5, 2011 3:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEIJING, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical") (NYSE: CCM ), operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for...


Insurer Cigna's 1Q profit soars 52 percent

May 5, 2011 2:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cigna says its first-quarter net income jumped 52 percent, as the managed care company saw strong earnings growth from all of its businesses.The Philadelphia insurer earned $429 million, or $1.57 per share, in the three months that ended March 31. That's up from the $283 million, or $1.02 per...


Ridge Diagnostics, Inc. CEO to Speak at Neurotech Investing and Partnering Conference

May 5, 2011 2:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2011 /- Ridge Diagnostics, Inc., a neurodiagnostic company, announced that Lonna J. Williams, CEO will speak at the 6th Annual Neurotech Investing and Partnering Conference to be held in San Francisco, CA at the St. Regis Hotel on May 9th and 10th.   Ms. Williams, a...


GRAPHENE-CA appointed an EU future emerging technology flagship pilot

May 4, 2011 11:41 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

A coordination action on graphene will be funded by the European Commission to develop plans for a 10-year, 1,000 million euro FET flagship.

New CE Marked Test Simultaneously Detects Up To 95% of Gastrointestinal Infections in Under Five Hours

May 4, 2011 10:40 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas and MILAN, May 5, 2011 /- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX ) announced today that it has received CE marking for its new xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP).This innovative assay is the first test of its kind to help identify up to 95 percent of the disease causing...


New algorithm significantly improves imaging for full-body MRIs

May 4, 2011 10:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Roentgen Ray Society) A new study reveals an improved algorithm that can dramatically improve how radiologists capture and interpret full-body MRIs, particularly in the abdominal region.


Racial Disparities Still Exist in Colorectal Cancer Screening Despite Increased Medicare Coverage

May 4, 2011 10:36 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Blacks and Hispanics less likely than whites to receive screening. • Disparities persisted after increased colorectal screening coverage. PHILADELPHIA - Despite expanded Medicare coverage for colorectal cancer screening tests, lower rates still exist among blacks and Hispanics...


Accounting change lifts NuVasive 1Q profit

May 4, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device maker NuVasive Inc. said Wednesday its profit grew in the first quarter because of a change in its accounting procedures and an increase in revenue.The company said its profit more than doubled to $2.4 million, or 6 cents per share, from $1.1 million, or 3 cents per share....

Boston Scientific's SpyGlass® Direct Visualization System Achieves Global Utilization Milestones

May 4, 2011 1:41 pm | by Boston Scientific | Comments

System used in 25,000 patient procedures at 600 facilities worldwide since 2007


Natural protection against radiation

May 4, 2011 12:41 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) In the midst of ongoing concerns about radiation exposure from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, scientists are reporting that a substance similar to resveratrol -- an antioxidant found in red wine, grapes and nuts -- could protect against...


Dr. David B. Samadi Discusses Why Robotic Surgery is Quickly Becoming the Go-To Standard for Prostate Cancer Treatment

May 4, 2011 12:39 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 /- Robotic prostatectomy and prostate cancer treatment expert Dr. David B. Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, appeared on FOX-NY's Good Day New York to...


FDA Issues Final Guidance for Liquid OTC Drug Products With Dispensing Devices

May 4, 2011 12:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 4, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released its final guidance to firms that manufacture, market, or distribute over-the-counter (OTC) liquid drug products packaged with cups, droppers, syringes, and spoons to measure and...


EMD Serono pays out $44M to settle false claims suit

May 4, 2011 11:45 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

EMD Serono Inc., an affiliate of Merk KGaA of Germany, has paid $44.3 million and changed its Corporate Integrity Agreement as part of a civil lawsuit settlement related to allegations that the company paid health-care providers to promote its multiple sclerosis drug Rebif.

American Medical Systems' GreenLight HPS® Approved for Use in Japan

May 4, 2011 11:43 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MINNETONKA, Minn., May 4, 2011 /- American Medical Systems® (AMS) (NASDAQ: AMMD), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for male and female pelvic health, today announced it has received clearance from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) to...



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