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Pervasis Receives Orphan Drug Designation in Europe for Vascugel® to Prevent Arteriovenous Access Failure in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis

March 1, 2011 2:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 1, 2011 /- Pervasis Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that the European Commission (EC) has granted Orphan Drug Designation for Vascugel® for the prevention of hemodialysis vascular access failure in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). The...

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Dehaier Medical Announces March Investor Presentations

March 1, 2011 2:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEIJING, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: DHRM ) ("Dehaier" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in the development, assembly, marketing and sale of medical devices and homecare medical products in China, today announced that management...

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WARFARIN Study Launched to Assess Impact of Genetic Testing in Reducing Hospitalizations and Deaths Caused by Warfarin

March 1, 2011 2:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BOTHELL, Wash., March 1, 2011 /- Iverson Genetic Diagnostics, Inc. announced today that the WARFARIN Study ( W arfarin A dverse Event R eduction f or A dults R eceiving Genetic Testing at Therapy In itiation) was initiated in major hospital systems nationwide to assess the utility of...

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Microelectronics Innovation Collaborative Centre licenses Alchimer?s wet deposition products for MEMS 3D research

February 28, 2011 7:38 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Canadian Research-and-Development Consortium Will Use Wet Deposition Technology to Advance MEMS Production.

Release of IGBT module for advanced neutral point clamped (NPC) circuits series

February 28, 2011 7:38 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

World?s first module with a 3-level platform in a single package

Cree launches industry?s first surface-mount 1200-V silicon carbide Schottky diode

February 28, 2011 7:38 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Surface-mount TO-252 D-Pak device can enable smaller, lower-cost, and more-efficient solar-power micro-inverters.

Better Bioimaging with a Liquid Lens

February 28, 2011 7:37 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

New device produces high-resolution 3-D images beneath the skin.

A One-Hour Cancer Detector

February 28, 2011 7:37 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A device that plugs into a smart phone lets clinicians diagnose cancer from the bedside.

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Effects of depression on quality of life improvement after endoscopic sinus surgery

February 28, 2011 7:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery) Depression is a common problem in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis and negatively impacts patients' symptom burden, ability to function, and quality of life, according to new research published in the March 2011 issue of...

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Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source Finds Big Surprise in Paleozoic Scorpion Fossil

February 28, 2011 4:37 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

It's not quite Jurassic Park, but who wants Paleozoic scorpions scurrying around anyway? Scientists used a powerful microscope at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source to detect remnants of protein and chitin in the exoskeleton of a 417-million-year-old fossil of an extinct mega-scorpion,...

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Study finds close linkage between a rare, deadly lung condition and blood cell abnormalities

February 28, 2011 4:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Society of Hematology) Results from a study published in Blood, the journal of the American Society of Hematology, reveal a close relationship between pulmonary arterial hypertension -- exceedingly high blood pressure in the arteries carrying blood from the heart to the lungs --...

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Feds awards $215 million pacts for flu vaccines

February 28, 2011 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Drug makers Novavax Inc. and VaxInnate Inc. have won contracts worth a combined $215 million to develop flu vaccines for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.The news sent shares of Novavax up 68 cents, or nearly 26 percent, to $3.19 in after-hours trading.The goal of the contracts...

Top scientists unite to develop global scientific strategy Towards An HIV Cure

February 28, 2011 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(International AIDS Society) More than 30 scientists gathered for a one-day meeting prior to the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections to launch an international working group on HIV reservoirs and strategies to control them. Under the auspices of the...

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Report: Inappropriate Antibiotic Use Still High Despite Educational Efforts

February 28, 2011 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) today released an issue brief showing continued high rates of inappropriate antibiotic use, despite a 15-year national outreach campaign by the Centers for...

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Chiltern - Spectratox Drug Photoxicity Collaboration Celebrates 25 Years

February 28, 2011 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LONDON, Feb. 28, 2011 /- The staffs of Chiltern International Limited (Chiltern), a global contract research organization (CRO), and Spectratox Limited, celebrate the 25 year mark of their successful collaboration in Drug Phototoxicity. Chiltern Early Phase and Spectratox have worked...

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