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Steris System 1 Processor: 6 Month Extension for Healthcare Facilities To Transition to Legally-Marketed Alternatives

April 19, 2011 8:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

FDA has extended the transition period to February 2, 2012. All healthcare facilities must be transitioned from Steris Corporation?s modified System 1 processor (SS1) to legally-marketed alternative devices by that time.

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LabCorp starts tender offer for Orchid Cellmark

April 19, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Laboratory Corp. initiated a tender offer to buy all shares of Orchid Cellmark Inc., a DNA and paternity testing services company, for $85.4 million, or $2.80 per share Tuesday.LabCorp, a clinical lab services company based in Burlington, N.C., said the tender offer, announced earlier this...

Biosign Technologies dismisses CEO, begins search for replacement

April 19, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Biosign Technologies Inc. (TSXV: BIO) says it has dismissed Peter Tassiopoulos as chief executive officer of the company. Its president Radu Leca will take over on an interim basis while the board of directors searches for a new CEO.

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Department of Defense Awards LifePort Five-Year Contract for Up to $45.5 million

April 19, 2011 6:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOODLAND, Wash., April 19, 2011 /- LifePort, Inc. announced today that it had been awarded an IDIQ contract by the Defense Logistics Agency permitting orders up to $45.5 million to provide Stanchion Litter Systems (SLS) through the Electronic Catalog (ECAT).  ECAT is an online...

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Sysmex America Signs Distributorship Agreement With LABSCO

April 19, 2011 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MUNDELEIN, Ill., April 19, 2011 /- Sysmex, a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, announced today an amended distributorship agreement with Laboratory Supply Company (LABSCO).  This agreement, which automatically renews for up to...

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Omeros Announces Publication of MASP-2 Data in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

April 19, 2011 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SEATTLE, April 19, 2011 /- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER ) today announced that research on mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease-2 (MASP-2) has been published in the April 18, 2011 Early Online Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)....

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Abaxis to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 19, 2011 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

UNION CITY, Calif., April 19, 2011 /- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, has scheduled a conference call to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011, ended March 31, 2011. The call...

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Southern Home Medical Equipment Launches Respi-Care Respiratory Therapy Program

April 19, 2011 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LYMAN, S.C., April 19, 2011 /- Southern Home Medical Equipment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHOM), a Holding Company providing healthcare services, healthcare professionals and equipment to medical institutions, announced today that in response to the growing demand for specialized solutions for...

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MedicaMetrix Signs Letter of Intent to Use Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex as Material of Choice in ProstaGlove™

April 19, 2011 5:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ATLANTA, April 19, 2011 /- Vystar® Corporation (OTCBB: VYST), the creator of Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), a multi-patented, all-natural raw material that contains significantly reduced levels of the antigenic proteins found in natural rubber latex, announces that...

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Automated Benefits Announces Contract Renewal With ESI Canada

April 19, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Automated Benefits Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Automated Benefits Corp. (TSX VENTURE: AUT), is proud to announce the renewal of a five-year contract with ESI Canada ("ESI"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Express Scripts, Inc., a Fortune 100 company.Express Scripts, headquartered in...

PharMEDium Services, LLC Receives U.S. Patent 7,918,830 Entitled Safety Device for Drug Delivery Devices and Containers

April 19, 2011 3:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LAKE FOREST, Ill., April 19, 2011 /- PharMEDium Services, LLC announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 7,918,830 for a unique safety label for drug delivery containers.  The patent covers both the unique safety label and a drug container...

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Daughter of Journalist Robert MacNeil States that Son Regressed Into Autism After Vaccines

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

ATLANTA, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alison MacNeil issued the following statements today regarding vaccines. MacNeil's family Autism story is running on PBS this week: "When I vaccinated my son Nick, I did not know vaccine manufacturers are not required to test the safety...

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Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces New Product Addition With Hepatorenâ„¢ (ifetroban) Injection

April 19, 2011 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 19, 2011 /- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CPIX ), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on hospital acute care and gastroenterology markets, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the rights to ifetroban, a new Phase II...

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MobiWire And Advanced Health & Care Leverage NFC To Improve Healthcare

April 19, 2011 1:33 am | by RealWire | Comments

MobiWire look forward to integrating Surface UXTM into NFC enabled devices.Paris, France - 19 April 2011: MobiWire has partnered with Advanced Health & Care (AHC), a leading supplier of IT management systems for health and home care services, to offer a revolutionary mobile working...

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STATS ChipPAC expands Through Silicon Via capabilities with mid-end processing

April 19, 2011 12:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

TSV technology an important element of 2.5D and 3D packaging.

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