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Nursing home boom in China has little government involvement

March 14, 2011 9:39 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Brown University) A new study of the growth and operation of nursing homes in Chinese cities finds that the industry, while still small, is surging to meet the country's overwhelming shift toward an older population. The almost entirely private-sector growth has far outpaced...

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U.S. FDA Approves Bayer's Gadavistâ„¢ (Gadobutrol) Injection for MRI of the Central Nervous System

March 14, 2011 9:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WAYNE, N.J., March 14, 2011 /- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Gadavist™ (gadobutrol) Injection, a macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA), for intravenous use in diagnostic magnetic resonance...

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Reportlinker Adds Hepatitis A Preventive Vaccines - Pipeline Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2017

March 14, 2011 1:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Hepatitis A Preventive Vaccines - Pipeline Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2017...

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Reportlinker Adds Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Therapeutics - Pipeline Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2017

March 14, 2011 1:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Therapeutics - Pipeline Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2017...

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Pradaxa Gains Preferred Formulary Status with Key Pharmacy Benefit Managers

March 14, 2011 1:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 14, 2011 /- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI), today announced that Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) capsules has received preferred Tier 2 formulary status with CVS Caremark (Commercial Preferred Drug List) and Medco (Commercial...

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Lextron to buy Animal Health Intl in $111M deal

March 14, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Animal Health International Inc. climbed Monday after the company said it agreed to be acquired by privately held Lextron Inc. for $111 million in cash.Lextron will buy all outstanding shares of Animal Health for $4.25 each, a premium of about 11 percent compared to the stock's...

Tumor suppressor blocks viral growth in natural HIV controllers

March 14, 2011 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Massachusetts General Hospital) Elevated levels of p21, a protein best known as a cancer fighter, may be involved in the ability of a few individuals to control HIV infection with their immune system alone. In the April edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers...

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Repligen gets positive results on improved pancreatic MRI

March 14, 2011 11:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Repligen Corp. today reported positive results from a Phase 3 study of RG1068, a synthetic human secretin designed to improve magnetic resonance imaging of the pancreas.

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Reportlinker Adds Insulin Lispro - Comprehensive Patent Search

March 14, 2011 11:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Insulin Lispro - Comprehensive patent search http://www.reportlinker.com/p0447411/Insulin-Lispro----Comprehensive-patent-search.html Eliminate unnecessary risk with the...

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Statin drugs may lessen prostate cancer chances

March 14, 2011 11:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

A study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston shows that taking cholesterol-lowering drugs in the statin family is linked to reduced diagnoses of prostate cancer.

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JCI online early table of contents: March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011 11:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Journal of Clinical Investigation) This release contains summaries, links to PDFs and contact information for papers to be published March 7, 2011, in the JCI: "An inside look at how the elite control HIV"; "New mouse model explains common pediatric brain tumor"; "A new target to...

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R. Lindholm Named to Crux Biomedical Board

March 14, 2011 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 14, 2011 /- Crux Biomedical, developer of an advanced implantable vena cava filter (IVCF) to prevent pulmonary embolisms, announced the appointment of Randy Lindholm to its Board of Directors. Mr. Lindholm is a widely respected advisor to the medical device...

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Town Hall Discussion With the Director of CDRH and Other Senior Center Management, May 5, 2011

March 14, 2011 11:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The objective of this public meeting is to present the CDRH FY 2010 Priorities. In addition, FDA is interested in engaging in discussions about issues that are of importance to the medical device community. CDRH wishes to obtain feedback/ideas for...

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New mouse model explains common pediatric brain tumor

March 14, 2011 9:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Journal of Clinical Investigation) Pilocytic astrocytoma is the most common pediatric brain tumor, but there are few medical therapies available. Mutations in a kinase called BRAF are found in more than half of all PA cases. This paper demonstrates that expression of just part of...

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New Aid for AIDS - ICAP Ocean Tomo Announces Auction of a Keystone Patent for Cell Therapy Use of Modified Red Blood Cells for Treating Viral Diseases

March 14, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO, March 14, 2011 /- Developed by inventor Lawrence F. Glaser and represented by ICAP Ocean Tomo , this technology will be auctioned off at ICAP Ocean Tomo's Spring 2011 Live IP Auction on March 31, 2011 in New York City. (Logo:  ...

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