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Boston Scientific Announces FDA Approval and U.S. Launch of PROMUS® 2.25 mm Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System

May 25, 2011 3:33 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Boston Scientific becomes the first and only company to offer two distinct drug-eluting stents to treat small vessels

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China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results

May 25, 2011 1:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHENZHEN, China, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD ) ("Nepstar" or "the Company"), the largest retail drugstore chain in China based on the number of directly operated stores, today announced its unaudited financial results for the...

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Announcing the Online Debut of Big Buds (BigBudsMag.com), Your One Source for Growing Medical Marijuana

May 25, 2011 1:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SEATTLE, May 25, 2011 /- Conceived as a sort of Huffington Post for the Medical Marijuana growers community, BigBudsMag.com launched on May 3, 2011, offering "Your One Source For Growing Medical Marijuana" for the multitude of Medical Marijuana growers, users and enthusiasts worldwide....

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Goodrich to provide inertial measurement capability for anti-tank weapon system

May 24, 2011 9:35 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Follow-on contract from Saab covers additional exports of next-generation light anti-tank weapon system.

AmSurg adds Univita executive as a director

May 24, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ambulatory surgery center operator AmSurg Corp. said Cynthia S. Miller has been named to its board of directors.Miller is senior vice president of innovation and pricing with Univita, a provider of extended care and home care services. Before that she was an executive with health insurer...

Mind Technologies Inc. Developing Revolutionary EEG Brain Computer Interface

May 24, 2011 11:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CARDIFF, Calif., May 24, 2011 /- Mind Technologies, Inc . ( http://mindtechnologiesinc.com ) (Pink Sheets: MTEK ), announces the progress being made on The Company's proprietary EEG/ BCI headset, which is currently in development. With The Company's mission to become the world leader in...

New MIT center to develop advanced medical systems

May 24, 2011 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

MIT, Analog Devices Inc. and GE Global Research will collaborate to develop next-generation medical electronic technologies at a new research center they have established in Cambridge, called the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center.

Brisk Walking Could Improve Prostate Cancer Outcomes

May 24, 2011 10:33 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Effect was seen if men walked at a brisk pace after diagnosis. • Easy exercise regimen continues to improve health. • Walking decreased the likelihood of secondary treatments. PHILADELPHIA - Men with prostate cancer can improve their outcomes if they walk briskly for at least...

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Northwestern Survey Finds FDA Predictability a Top Concern Among Medtech Firms; Europe Preferred for Product Approval

May 24, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /- Two-thirds of small medical device and diagnostic companies -- the drivers of innovation in the sector -- are obtaining clearance for new products in Europe first, suggesting delayed market entry in the U.S., according to a comprehensive industry-wide survey...

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Genomic Health posts breast cancer test data

May 24, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Genomic Health Inc. said Tuesday that a study shows its Oncotype DX diagnostic test can help physicians determine whether or not patients with a non-invasive type of breast cancer are at risk for a more dangerous type of the disease.Genomic Health is studying the Oncotype DX test in ductal...

DFINE StabiliT® Vertebral Augmentation System Product Innovation Offers Physicians Improved Flexibility and Ease-of-Use for the Treatment of Spinal Fractures

May 24, 2011 8:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 24, 2011 /- DFINE, Inc., the developer of minimally invasive radio frequency (RF) targeted therapies for the treatment of vertebral pathologies, today announced two new product enhancements to its StabiliT ® Vertebral Augmentation System - the most advanced...

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Medco Chairman and CEO David Snow Addresses Shareholders, Highlighting Another Year of Growth, Innovation and Substantial Client Savings - With More to Come

May 24, 2011 8:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 24, 2011 /- Medco Chairman and CEO David B. Snow Jr. today recapped a string of accomplishments in 2010 for attendees at the company's annual shareholders' meeting and offered a vision for a future in which Medco plays a pivotal role in the success of healthcare...

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NCPA Urges Congress to Preserve Seniors' Access to Diabetes Supplies at Independent Community Pharmacies; Back Schock-Welch Bill

May 24, 2011 8:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) endorsed legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) that would allow seniors to continue receiving essential diabetes testing...

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Awarepoint Awarded U.S. Patent for its Revolutionary Tag-to-Tag Communication Technology

May 24, 2011 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2011 /- Awarepoint Corporation , the leading provider of real-time location systems (RTLS) for hospitals, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company Patent No. 7,941,096 for a wireless interaction-based tracking system that helps...

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U-M Study: Children Dependent on Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation Require Longer, More Expensive Hospital Care

May 24, 2011 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite significant technological improvements, children reliant on long-term mechanical ventilation often require extensive additional care, including costly hospital stays and emergency visits. A new study led by University of...

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