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Six-Month Prospective Multi-Center Study Reports Efficacy Rates for AMS' Elevate Anterior and Apical Prolapse Repair System

March 10, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, March 10, 2011 /- American Medical Systems® (AMS) (Nasdaq: AMMD ), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for male and female pelvic health, today announced the results of a six-month prospective multi-center study of the Elevate® Anterior and...


Budget Solution? Modernizing Medicaid Pharmacy Could Save Florida $473 Million

March 10, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Florida legislators seek ways to reduce Medicaid spending, they should start by transitioning the entire pharmacy benefits program from the archaic fee-for-service model to the more efficient model used in some parts of the state. A...



March 10, 2011 5:35 am | by International Osteoporosis Foundation | Comments

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Exelixis expects $155.9M from stock offering

March 10, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — Cancer drug developer Exelixis Inc. on Thursday expanded a public offering of its stock, and it expects to raise $155.9 million from the sale after expenses.Exelixis said it will sell 15 million shares at $11 per share. The company priced the offering at a...

Chiasma caps debt round at a new $9M high

March 10, 2011 4:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Barely two months after it last increased it's latest debt financing round, Chiasma Inc. has kicked it up again, this time climbing from a planned $6 million to a completed $9 million total.

Echo Therapeutics to Present at the ROTH 23rd Annual Growth Stock Conference

March 10, 2011 4:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FRANKLIN, Mass., March 10, 2011 /- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ECTE ), a company developing its needle-free Symphony™ tCGM System as a non-invasive, wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring system and its Prelude™ SkinPrep System for transdermal...


OXIS International to Hold Business Update Conference Call on March 22

March 10, 2011 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 10, 2011 /- OXIS International, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: OXIS ;  Paris: OXI) today announced that it will hold a conference call with investors on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern (8:00 a.m. Pacific). During the call Anthony Cataldo, Chief...


Caliper Life Sciences and HistoRx to Provide Integrated Solutions for Superior Protein Quantification of Biomarkers in Tissue

March 10, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HOPKINTON, Mass. and BRANFORD, Conn., March 10, 2011 /- Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP ) and HistoRx, Inc., today announced a collaboration to co-develop a new generation of tissue-based imaging and analysis solutions, based on immuno-fluorescence, that will deliver accurate,...


TSX to open lower; commodities slip as China surprises with trade deficit

March 10, 2011 3:45 am | by Malcolm Morrison-Associated Press | Comments

The Toronto stock market headed for a lower open Thursday as prices for oil and metals slid in the wake of disappointing trade data from China.Soft commodity prices helped push the Canadian dollar down 0.28 of a cent to 102.95 cents US.U.S. futures were lower after China reported a surprise...

Sam's Club® Offers Free Allergy Health Screenings

March 10, 2011 2:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 10, 2011 /- Warm weather will soon be on its way, bringing joy to many people looking forward to the sunshine and blossoming flowers.  However, the changing of seasons also marks the onset of spring allergies for more than 40 million Americans.  On...


Bridgelux demonstrates 135 lm/W GaN-on-silicon LED

March 9, 2011 8:34 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Bridgelux Inc. of Livermore, California USA, announced today its first major lab-based development, a demonstration of 135 Lumens per Watt GaN-on-silicon-based LED technology.

An On-Off Switch for Anxiety

March 9, 2011 7:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers discover a brain circuit that can instantly dampen-or exacerbate-anxiety in mice.

CardioComm Solutions, Inc. Closes Debt Settlement

March 9, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

CardioComm Solutions, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: EKG) ("CardioComm" or the "Company") today announced that it has closed its previously announced debt settlement under which it issued 1,400,000 common shares in recognition of $70,000 worth of services provided by four firms with a long term...

FDA approves first new drug for lupus in 56 years

March 9, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new drug to treat lupus since 1955, a milestone that medical experts say could prompt development of other drugs that are even more effective in treating the debilitating illness.Known as Benlysta, the injectable drug is designed to treat...

Summary Box: Walgreen sells PBM unit to Catalyst

March 9, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

THE DEAL: Walgreen Co. is selling Walgreens Health Initiatives, its pharmacy benefits management business, to Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. for $525 million.THE STRATEGY: The pharmacy benefits unit was not a major part of Walgreen's business compared to its drugstores, but the deal more than...


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