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Humana to purchase health care company Concentra

November 22, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. says it plans to purchase Texas-based health care company Concentra Inc. in an approximately $790 million cash deal.Humana Chairman and CEO Michael B. McCallister said Monday that the acquisition will reinforce Humana's core business while diversifying revenue and...

Feds OK 2nd human study of embryonic stem cells

November 21, 2010 7:45 pm | by MALCOLM RITTER - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | Comments

For only the second time, the U.S. government has approved a test in people of a treatment using embryonic stem cells — this time for a rare disease that causes serious vision loss.Advanced Cell Technology, a biotechnology company based in Santa Monica., Calif., said the research should begin...

Genes link puberty timing and body fat in women

November 21, 2010 10:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Boston University Medical Center) Scientists have discovered 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women. Notably, many of these genes also act on body weight regulation or biological pathways related to fat metabolism. The study, which appears in Nature...

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Gene linked to worsening kidney disease in African-Americans

November 20, 2010 4:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Society of Nephrology) In African-Americans with kidney disease related to hypertension (high blood pressure), a common gene variant is associated with a sharply increased risk of progressive kidney disease, according to a study presented at the American Society of Nephrology's...

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Celldex: Positive results for brain cancer drug(2)

November 20, 2010 10:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cancer drug developer Celldex Therapeutics Inc. said on Saturday that one of its drugs extended survival in a trial of 65 brain cancer patients.The company's injectable CDX-110 is designed to treat glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer.It said the most recent study...

Celldex: Positive results for brain cancer drug

November 20, 2010 10:45 am | Comments

Cancer drug developer Celldex Therapeutics Inc. said on Saturday that one of its drugs extended survival in a trial of 65 brain cancer patients.The company's injectable CDX-110 is designed to treat glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer.It said the most recent study...

Baxter: Sigma & #8217;s Pump Recall Won & #8217;t Derail Transition Plan

November 19, 2010 12:38 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Despite a Class I recall of Sigma’s Spectrum infusion pumps, Baxter Healthcare will continue to transition customers from its Colleague pump to the Spectrum model.

Disagreements Should Be Voiced Before FDA Investigator Leaves

November 19, 2010 12:37 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Manufacturers that disagree with inspection observations should make sure they bring it up before an investigator walks out the door, a former FDA official says.

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Earnings schedule for week of 11/22/10

November 19, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayTyson Foods Inc. releases quarterly financial results.Hewlett-Packard Co. releases quarterly financial results.TuesdayMedtronic Inc. releases quarterly financial results.Campbell Soup Co. releases quarterly results...

SPP process technology systems (SPTS) celebrates one year anniversary

November 19, 2010 11:41 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Company triples revenue 12 Months from time of formation, establishes new technology ventures and opens San Jose office.

Intematix and Tridonic Consortium agree on BOSE phosphor patents for LEDs(2)

November 19, 2010 11:40 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

November 18, 2010...Intematix a Fremont, California-based manufacturer of LED phosphors and and Tridonic, a maker of lighting components and part of the Zumtobel Group of Austria, has signed a comprehensive licensing agreement governing silicate patents for LEDs.

Intematix and Tridonic Consortium agree on BOSE phosphor patents for LEDs

November 19, 2010 11:40 am | Comments

November 18, 2010...Intematix a Fremont, California-based manufacturer of LED phosphors and and Tridonic, a maker of lighting components and part of the Zumtobel Group of Austria, has signed a comprehensive licensing agreement governing silicate patents for LEDs.

Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $100,000 From Investment in Gentiva Health Services, Inc. to Inquire About the Lead Plaintiff Position in Securities ...

November 19, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Gentiva Health Services, Inc. ("Gentiva" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: GTIV)...

National Marrow Donor Program® to Speed Transplants with IBM Analytics Software

November 19, 2010 10:37 am | by IBM | Comments

IBM announced today that the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) has adopted IBM's WebSphere Lombardi Business Process Management (BPM) software to help automate its donor and patient management process. Both processes are critical to facilitate the matching of donors to patients...

What?s the buzz on MEMS in 2011 and beyond?

November 19, 2010 10:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

MEMS Supply Chain Execs Get OEM Perspective at MEMS Executive Congress 2010.

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