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Grifols Establishes Expert Advisory Council in Transfusion Medicine

March 7, 2011 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BARCELONA, Spain, March 7, 2011 /- Grifols, a global healthcare company and biopharmaceutical manufacturer based in Barcelona, Spain today announced that it has established an Expert Advisory Council in Transfusion Medicine drawing on the expertise of internationally renowned physicians...


Accurate measurement of radioactive thoron possible at last

March 7, 2011 8:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)) Annette Rottger and her scientific team managed to do something that was previously thought to be impossible: they developed a primary standard for the measurement of short-lived radioactive thoron.


Parents important for keeping adolescents off alcohol

March 7, 2011 8:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Karolinska Institutet) Parents who are both present and engaged are the very best way of preventing teenagers from consuming large quantities of alcohol. Adolescents who smoke, stay out with their friends and have access to alcohol -- from their parents, for example -- when they...


Boston Scientific Omega stent gets EU approval

March 7, 2011 8:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. has won CE Mark approval for its Omega Platinum Chromium Bare-Metal Coronary Stent System, enabling the company to begin marketing the system in the European Union and other CE Mark nations.

RainDance forms deals with Ambry Genetics, Roche Group

March 7, 2011 7:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Lexington-based biotech RainDance Technologies Inc. has landed a pair of deals for its microdroplet-based tools to be used in genetic screening systems, one with California-based Ambry Genetics and the second with a division of Roche Group.

RainDance Technologies and Ambry Genetics Expand Collaboration to Address ADME Analysis

March 7, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 /- RainDance Technologies, Inc. and Ambry Genetics, today announced a new collaboration focused on the development and commercialization of a comprehensive drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) genetic screening panel for use on...


Xeridiem Medical Devices Appoints Renae Moomjian, Vice President, Business Development

March 7, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TUCSON, Ariz., March 7, 2011 /- Xeridiem Medical Devices strengthened its executive team with the appointment of Renae Moomjian, Vice President, Business Development. Joseph Lee, Xeridiem Medical Devices' President said, "I am pleased to announce that Renae Moomjian has joined Xeridiem...


CareFusion Appoints Carlos M. Nunez, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer

March 7, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, March 7, 2011 /- CareFusion Corporation (NYSE: CFN ), a global, medical technology company, announced today the appointment of Carlos M. Nunez, M.D. as its chief medical officer (CMO). Dr. Nunez, 45, is an anesthesiologist, intensivist and hospitalist as well as an experienced...


Osiris Therapeutics posts smaller 4Q profit

March 7, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Osiris Therapeutics reported Monday that net income dropped 72 percent in the fourth quarter compared with a year ago, when the stem cell therapy developer received a payment from the sale of its Osteocel business.The company beat most Wall Street estimates, according to analyst polled by...

AACR 102nd Annual Meeting Press Conference Schedule

March 7, 2011 6:32 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet ORLANDO, Fla. - The American Association for Cancer Research will hold its 102nd Annual Meeting at the Orange County Convention Center from April 2-6, 2011. More than 18,000 people will gather to hear the latest innovations in basic, translational and clinical research. The AACR...


Accuray agrees to buy TomoTherapy for $277M

March 7, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Accuray Inc. said Monday it will buy TomoTherapy Inc. for $277 million in a deal that unites two companies that make radiation therapy systems.Accuray said it will acquire TomoTherapy for $4.80 per share in cash and stock, which is a 30.8 percent premium to the most recent closing price of...

Hold your breath: Air pollution plays role in cardiac, metabolic diseases

March 7, 2011 5:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Michigan State University) To explore one of the most critical health/environment intersections -- how the very air we breathe can cause heart disease and diabetes and contribute to the problems of obesity -- Michigan State University has been named a Clean Air Research Center by the...


Allied Healthcare buys Scottish homecare business

March 7, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

British health care staffing company Allied Healthcare International Inc. said Monday it acquired a Scottish business which provides health care in a patient's home. The deal was valued at 2.5 million pounds ($4.1 million).Allied said it bought ScotHomecare, which was part of Health and...

Michael Petras, Former CEO of GE Lighting, Named CEO of Cleveland-Based Specialty Medical Supplies Leader

March 7, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CLEVELAND, March 7, 2011 /- HGI Global Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of specialty medical products to chronic disease patients, today announced the appointment of Michael B. Petras, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer, effective March 21. Mr. Petras, 43, joins HGI from GE Lighting, the...


Uroplasty to Present at ROTH Capital Partners 23rd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference

March 7, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, March 7, 2011 /- Uroplasty, Inc. (Nasdaq: UPI ), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products to treat voiding dysfunctions, announced today that it will be presenting at the ROTH Capital Partners 23rd Annual OC Growth Stock...



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