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Stryker increases dividend, ups share repurchase

December 8, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical equipment maker Stryker Corp. said Wednesday that it has increased its dividend by 20 percent and increased its share repurchase authority.The new dividend of 18 cents per share will be paid Jan. 31 to shareholders of record as of Dec. 31.Stryker also said Wednesday that its board has...

New York Robotic Surgery Expert Dr. David Samadi, MD Discusses New Findings that Hormone Therapy May Increase Risk of Developing Colorectal Cancer

December 8, 2010 2:34 pm | Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /- Androgen deprivation therapy has often been prescribed as a prostate cancer treatment for low-risk prostate cancer patients. This therapy for treating prostate cancer had previously been blamed for increased risk of cardiovascular disease and heart conditions....

Higher costs drag Martek Biosciences to 4Q loss

December 8, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Martek Biosciences Corp., which sells nutritional oils, ingredients for infant formula and dietary supplements, said Wednesday it slid to a fiscal fourth-quarter loss on higher costs and a hefty restructuring charge.In November, the company completed the sale of assets at its Winchester, Ky.,...

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Study Eyes Hypothermia's Potential to Help Stroke Patients

December 8, 2010 12:33 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine are part of the largest clinical trial of hypothermic brain cooling for stroke to date.

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Versatilis acquires the assets of Nanometrix

December 8, 2010 11:33 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Vermont high tech company acquires the assets of Montreal based nanotech company with a unique technology for manufacturing large area, flexible solar cells and solid state lighting panels.

Unidym announces alliance with Samsung Electronics

December 8, 2010 11:33 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Unidym, Inc., a majority owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), announced today that it has completed IP cooperation and license agreements with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (?Samsung?).

AACR Mourns the Loss of Elizabeth Edwards

December 8, 2010 11:32 am | by AACR | Comments

The American Association for Cancer Research is deeply saddened by the loss of Elizabeth Edwards. An outspoken cancer advocate and passionate supporter of access to quality health care for all, she fought her disease in the public eye and exhibited a great deal of courage by speaking...

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Therapy for incurable childhood diseases is in sight

December 8, 2010 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Kiel University) Alpha-mannosidosis is a rare childhood disease which is linked to a lower life expectancy. A European research team headed by Professor Paul Saftig from Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel has developed a form of therapy as part of the Alpha-Man project,...

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Penumbra System Reperfusion Catheter 032: Class I Recall Due to Manufacturing Error(2)

December 8, 2010 9:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Mid-shaft joint failures occuring in some catheters.

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Penumbra System Reperfusion Catheter 032: Class I Recall Due to Manufacturing Error

December 8, 2010 9:30 am | Comments

Mid-shaft joint failures occuring in some catheters.

Reportlinker Adds Astellas Pharma Inc.: PharmaVitae Profile

December 8, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Astellas Pharma Inc.: PharmaVitae Profile http://www.reportlinker.com/p0110534/Astellas-Pharma-Inc-PharmaVitae-Profile.html IntroductionThis analysis examines the...

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Reportlinker Adds Asia-Pacific Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2016

December 8, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Asia-Pacific Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2016 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0336530/Asia-Pacific-Orthopedic-Devices-Market-Outlook-to-2016.html Asia-Pacific...

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Reportlinker Adds Prostate Cancer - Japan Drug Forecasts and Treatment Analysis to 2020

December 8, 2010 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Prostate Cancer - Japan Drug Forecasts and Treatment Analysis to 2020...

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Reportlinker Adds Prostate Cancer - Spain Drug Forecasts and Treatment Analysis to 2020

December 8, 2010 8:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Prostate Cancer - Spain Drug Forecasts and Treatment Analysis to 2020...

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Cigna completes tender offer for senior notes

December 8, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Managed care company Cigna Corp. said Wednesday it accepted for purchase a total of about $98.6 million in validly tendered notes as part of a previously announced offer that expired Tuesday.The Philadelphia insurer had announced a cash tender offer for any and all of its $350 million in...

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