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Nuance Health Introduces Swype, an Innovative New Product Designed to Enhance Defense Against Colds and Flu

January 19, 2011 4:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 19, 2011 /- Nuance Health, LLC, a company that develops products designed to help people maintain good health, today introduced Swype, a new product that enhances defense against viruses at the body's most vulnerable spot – the nose.  In...

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Texas A & M presents at MEDCon: Design Your Medical Device with the Future in Mind

January 19, 2011 4:34 am | by MEDCon | Comments

Medical Electronic Device Conference & Expo (MEDCon) announces that William Hyman, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University will present during the event, being held May 16-18, 2011 at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. This event provides the opportunity to stay at the forefront of innovations in engineering for electronic medical devices.

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BioMarin Initiates Phase 1-2 Trial for BMN 701 for the Treatment of Pompe Disease

January 19, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NOVATO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2011 /- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ) announced today that it has initiated a Phase 1/2 trial for BMN 701, a novel fusion protein of insulin-like growth factor 2 and acid alpha glucosidase (IGF2-GAA) in development for the treatment of Pompe...

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WaferGen Appoints World-Renowned Clinical Genomics Cancer Researcher Dr. Arul M. Chinnaiyan to Scientific Advisory Board

January 19, 2011 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 19, 2011 /- WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS ), a leading developer of state-of-the-art genomic analysis systems, today announced that it has appointed world-renowned clinical genomics cancer researcher Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., to its...

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Afexa Life Sciences Sets the Record Straight

January 19, 2011 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Afexa Life Sciences Inc. ("Afexa") (TSX: FXA) wishes to set the record straight. After a thorough review of our contractual arrangements and other dealings with Alberta Health Services ("AHS") in relation to our multi-centre pediatric clinical trial involving COLD-FX@, we feel clarifying...

Abaxis to Report Third Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results Thursday, January 27, 2011

January 19, 2011 3:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

UNION CITY, Calif., Jan. 19, 2011 /- Abaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABAX ), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, has scheduled a conference call to discuss its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2011, ended December 30, 2010. The call...

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Boston Scientific to Acquire Atritech

January 19, 2011 3:37 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Innovative left atrial appendage closure device offers alternative for patients with atrial fibrillation and strengthens Company's position in emerging structural heart markets

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ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals Receives PDUFA Date for Exelbineâ„¢ NDA

January 19, 2011 3:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19, 2011 /- ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ANX ) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date of September 1, 2011 for the review of the Exelbine (ANX-530) New Drug Application...

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Earnings Preview: UnitedHealth reports 4Q earnings

January 19, 2011 2:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Managed care company UnitedHealth Group Inc. becomes the first major health insurer to report on its fourth-quarter and full-year performance for 2010 when it releases earnings results Thursday before the market opens.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: A couple big trends that helped health insurers top Wall...

MEPS Real Time's New RFID Drug Management System Provides Critical Error Solution for California Hospital

January 19, 2011 2:42 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 19, 2011 /- RFID Journal features MEPS Real Time's Intelliguard drug management system story. Someone can live or die depending on the correct medications being dispensed. Hospitals and medical professionals clearly agree leveraging better tracking of a drug's...

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Santarus to Webcast Analyst Day and Investor Briefing Presentation on January 19

January 19, 2011 2:41 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19, 2011 /- Santarus, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNTS) announces that a live audio webcast and accompanying slide presentation will be provided for its Analyst Day and Investor Briefing.   Details of the event are as follows:What:Santarus Analyst Day and Investor...

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Winner Medical to Participate in Arab Health 2011, International Healthcare Exhibition, in Dubai

January 19, 2011 2:41 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WWIN ), ("Winner Medical" or "Company") a leading manufacturer of medical dressings, medical disposables and non-woven fabric made from 100% natural PurCotton® products in China, announced today...

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Study suggests possible new treatment for severe 2009 H1N1 infection

January 18, 2011 7:48 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Infectious Diseases Society of America) Convalescent plasma therapy -- using plasma from patients who have recovered from an infection to treat those with the same infection -- has been used to treat multiple diseases. However, the efficacy of this treatment in patients with...

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Electronic health records work getting done, but questions remain

January 18, 2011 7:46 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law, earmarking $85 million to modernize health records, with the goal of improving health-care efficiency by making it easier for patients and physicians to access health records electronically. So, after almost two...

Health 2.0 companies meeting mixed results

January 18, 2011 7:46 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

In the middle of the last decade, the concept of "Web 2.0" spawned a class of players in the field - health-care-focused website companies that were quickly tagged as a "Health 2.0" movement. Now, years later and after a painful economic downturn, that space seems to be in the process of...

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