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Information on Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices

April 29, 2011 8:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Reusable medical devices are devices that health care providers can reuse to diagnose and treat multiple patients. Examples of reusable medical devices include surgical forceps, endoscopes and stethoscopes.

Coventry Health Care 1Q profit climbs 13 percent

April 29, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Coventry Health Care Inc. said Friday its first-quarter profit climbed 13 percent, as premiums increased along with commercial fully insured enrollment, and the company raised its 2011 earnings forecast.But analysts, on average, already expected earnings for the year to be at the...

Oncothyreon offering 10M shares at discount

April 29, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Biotechnology company Oncothyreon Inc. said Friday it is publicly offering 10 million common shares at a 19 percent discount to its latest closing price.The company said it is offering the shares at $4 apiece. The stock closed at $4.94 on Thursday and fell 40 cents, or 8.1 percent, to $4.54 by...

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UBM Canon and Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) Announce Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award

April 29, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2011 /- UBM Canon's Medical Design Excellence Awards has announced the winner of the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) Lifetime Achievement Award .  This award honors an individual whose contributions during a long career have had a demonstrable impact on...

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Evaluation of Automatic Class III Designation (De Novo) Decision Summaries (Added K101699)

April 29, 2011 7:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 (FDAMA) added the "De Novo" classification option as an alternate pathway to classify certain new devices that had automatically been placed in Class III due to lack of a predicate.

Synthetic bio startup Gen9 pulls in almost $2M financing

April 29, 2011 6:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Stealthy synthetic biology startup Gen9 Inc. has bumped up a previously disclosed financing, taking in $1.96 million of a planned $2.5 million debt offering, according to an amended regulatory filing.

Magellan Health 1Q profit rises on lower costs

April 29, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health care outsourcing company Magellan Health Services Inc. said Friday that its first-quarter profit rose 35 percent as lower costs offset a decline in revenue. It also boosted its outlook for the year.Magellan said its net income rose to $34.3 million, or $1.02 per share, for the three...

DelfMEMS successfully delivered custom RF MEMS samples to NTT DOCOMO

April 29, 2011 5:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

DelfMEMS, a rising player in the RF MEMS field, reports today it has successfully delivered custom samples to NTT DOCOMO INC.

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GT Solar gets order for sapphire growth systems from new entrant into LED-related material market

April 29, 2011 5:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

GT Solar International, Inc., a provider of sapphire crystalline growth systems and materials for the solar, LED and other specialty markets, reports that that it has received an order for its sapphire crystallization furnaces totaling $218.9 million from Guizhou Haotian Optoelectronics...

Zimmer Introduces New Generation of the Wallis® Dynamic Stabilization System

April 29, 2011 5:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WARSAW, Ind., April 29, 2011 /- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal care, today announced the launch of the next generation of its Wallis® Posterior Dynamic Stabilization System, the UniWallis ™ System, in Europe and Asia Pacific....

Pearl Therapeutics to Present Complete PT003 Results from Phase 2b COPD Study in a Late-Breaker Session at the American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting

April 29, 2011 5:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 29, 2011 /- Pearl Therapeutics Inc. announced today that complete results from the Company's Phase 2b study of PT003 in patients with moderate-to-very severe COPD will be presented during a late-breaker poster session at the upcoming annual meeting of the...

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ThermoGenesis Corp. to Announce Third Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results On May 5, 2011

April 29, 2011 5:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., April 29, 2011 /- ThermoGenesis Corp. (NASDAQ: KOOL ), a leading supplier of innovative products that process and store adult stem cells, announced today it will report financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended March 31, 2011, on Thursday, May 5, 2011....

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals to Announce 2011 First Quarter Results on May 9, 2011

April 29, 2011 5:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 29, 2011 /- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ) (TSX: VRX) today announced that it will host a conference call and a live Internet webcast along with a slide presentation on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. ET (7:00 a.m. PT) to discuss...

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Zimmer Holdings to Present at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. 36th Annual Health Care Conference

April 29, 2011 5:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WARSAW, Ind., April 29, 2011 /- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal care, announced that it will be participating in the Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. 36th Annual Health Care Conference at The InterContinental Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, on...

Proton imaging provides more accuracy, less radiation to pediatric cancer patients

April 29, 2011 5:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Proton radiography imaging used prior to and during proton treatments for pediatric cancer patients provides for more accurate treatment delivery and a lower dose of radiation compared to standard diagnostic X-rays and cone beam CT, according to a...

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