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Genzyme genetic testing unit nets $925M buyout

September 13, 2010 6:31 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Genzyme Corp. is selling its genetic testing business for $925 million in cash to Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, which plans to offer jobs to Genzyme Genetics’ 1,900 employees.

MarketsandMarkets: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Global Market Worth US$ 5,844.4 Million By 2015

September 13, 2010 6:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MarketsandMarkets: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Global Market Worth US$ 5,844.4 Million By 2015 -- DALLAS, September 13, 2010 /-

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Siemens and National Semiconductor Align to Advance Ultrasound Technology

September 13, 2010 5:37 am | Comments

Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. and National Semiconductor Corporation announce a wide-ranging strategic alliance to advance ultrasound technology, creating ultrasound imaging systems...

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Leading Dutch Cancer Center Commences Treatments Using New TrueBeam from Varian Medical Systems

September 13, 2010 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 13 /- An 80-year-old lung cancer patient has become the first person in The Netherlands to be treated using a new linear accelerator that can deliver precise radiotherapy more quickly than conventional systems. VU University Medical Center carried out the treatment last...

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Genoptix Announces Participation at the 2010 UBS Global Life Sciences Conference

September 13, 2010 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 13 /- Genoptix, Inc. (Nasdaq: GXDX), a specialized laboratory services provider, today announced the Company's participation at the 2010 UBS Global Life Sciences Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, to be held September 20-22, 2010.  ...

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AultCare/Cardiocom® White Paper Shows Telehealth Services Reduce ER Visits and Inpatient Stays for Patients

September 13, 2010 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 13 /- AultCare has been using patient telemonitoring for six years and has, in partnership with Cardiocom, released a white paper entitled, "AultCare Sees Positive Results from Cardiocom Program." The paper describes the structure of the coordinated program between...

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Debiopharm Group™ and Aurigene Nominate Development Candidate

September 13, 2010 12:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, and BANGALORE, India, Sept. 13 /- Debiopharm Group™ (Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical group of companies with a focus on the development of innovative prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs, and Aurigene Discovery Technologies...

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CareFusion Launches Spinal Treatment Device

September 12, 2010 11:31 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

CareFusion Corp., a medical technology company based in San Diego, has launched the AVAmax Vertebral Balloon, a device designed to improve and reduce the costs of kyphoplasty, a treatment for spinal compression fractures.

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Cancer deaths fall, but prevention still lags behind

September 12, 2010 10:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) Although overall mortality from cancer is decreasing in the European Union, its incidence increased by almost 20 percent, from 2.1 million new cases in 2002 to 2.5 million in 2008, says a special issue of the European Journal of Cancer (the...

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Early prostate cancer detection, screening: No benefit for men with low baseline PSA value

September 12, 2010 10:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Men aged 55-74 years who have low baseline blood levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) are not likely to benefit from further screening and treatment. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the...

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Pushing ions through carbon nanotubes

September 12, 2010 10:33 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

The tiny, multitalented carbon tubes can carry single molecules, one at a time.

Wheelchair Makes the Most of Brain Control

September 12, 2010 8:32 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Artificial intelligence improves a wheelchair system that could give paralyzed people greater mobility.

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Gene discovery could yield treatments for nearsightedness

September 12, 2010 11:32 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Duke University Medical Center) Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most common eye disorder in the world and becoming more common, yet little is known about its genetic underpinnings. Scientists at Duke University Medical Center, in conjunction with several other groups, have...

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Free Dog Heart Checks at McAllister Park

September 11, 2010 4:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 11 /- The Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour is heading south to San Antonio, Texas, for an afternoon of free heart health examinations in San Antonio's McAllister Dog Park. From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 17, certified veterinary cardiologists will be performing on site...

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Covidien Supports FDA's Patient Safety Efforts for Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

September 10, 2010 5:36 pm | by Covidien | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Sep 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE:COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced it supports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) labeling changes for gadolinium-based contrast agents for patients with acute kidney injury or...

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