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Electromed 2Q profit rises on SmartVest sales

February 10, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device maker Electromed Inc. said Thursday its net income climbed in the fiscal second quarter on better sales of its SmartVest Airway Clearance System.Electromed said its profit grew to $292,000, or 4 cents per share, in the three months ended Dec. 31. A year earlier it earned $35,000,...

EMD Serono opens $65M Billerica facility

February 10, 2011 9:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

EMD Serono Inc. today said that its new, $65 million research facility in Billerica demonstrates its commitment to growing the life sciences sector in Massachusetts.

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More advantages found for new drug: McMaster study

February 10, 2011 9:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(McMaster University) New findings from a McMaster University-led study of a drug recently identified to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation have been published in the high-impact New England Journal of Medicine.

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UK ambassador talks up Bay State tech

February 10, 2011 9:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Massachusetts technology firms are well-positioned to do more business in the United Kingdom in coming years, said Nigel Sheinwald, British ambassador to the U.S., in an interview Wednesday.

Solos Endoscopy, Inc. Reports $34,291 in Sales Revenue for January 2011

February 10, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BOSTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /- Solos Endoscopy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SNDY ) is pleased to announce that the Company generated revenues during the month of January 2011 in the amount of $34,291.33 versus $32,458.23 for the month of January 2010, which reflects an increase of 5.64%. The revenue for...

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USDA Recognizes Benefit of Supplements in New Dietary Guidelines But Doesn't Go Far Enough

February 10, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 10, 2011 /- USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA ) commends the USDA for recognizing that nutritional gaps are common in the average American diet and that dietary supplementation can play a vital role in filling those gaps.  However, USANA scientists and...

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BBA partners with Ireland's Creganna in joint venture

February 10, 2011 9:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Northborough-based Boston Biomedical Associates LLC has entered into a joint venture with Irish firm Creganna-Tactx Medical, giving the Galway-based company's customers access to BBA's clinical, regulatory and quality expertise and consulting services.

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Parents, Physicians Unite and Declare: State of Emergency

February 10, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BRADENTON, Fla., Feb. 10, 2011 /- 'We are in a State of Emergency at the hands of prescription drugs.'  That is the message that concerned Florida residents are desperate for people to hear. Floridians are dying at a rate of at least 7 per day due to prescription drug abuse and...

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ZONARE Provides z.one Ultrasound System for Medical Missions to Guatemala

February 10, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 /- ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., a developer of high-end ultrasound solutions, loaned a z.one Ultrasound System to Woodlands Church of Plover, WI, for use on medical missions to Sumpango, Guatemala.  Over the past year, ZONARE has provided six...

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Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D., Receives AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research

February 10, 2011 9:33 am | by AACR | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. - Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D., will receive the Eighth AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research. Horwitz conducted pioneering research by discovering the mechanism of action of the chemotherapeutic drug paclitaxel (Taxol), which prompted the development of this...

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Noveko International shrinks its Q2 losses on higher sales during H1N1 crisis

February 10, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Noveko International Inc. (TSX:EKO) says the H1N1 flu crisis last year helped shrink its second-quarter net loss this year to $2.93 million.The maker of antimicrobial face masks cut its loss to three cents per share from seven cents or $5.01 million the year-earlier quarter.Noveko said sales of...

Research Team Honored for Innovative Science to Advance Cancer Research

February 10, 2011 6:33 am | by AACR | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Fifth Annual AACR Team Science Award will be given to a team of internationally renowned molecular biologists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians and clinicians from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington who have worked together on human...

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UnitedHealth board declares 12.5-cent dividend

February 10, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. said Thursday that its board of directors approved a regular quarterly dividend of 12.5 cents.The dividend will be paid on March 21 to shareholders as of March 7.

UnitedHealth names Lawson to board

February 10, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The former and CEO of Fidelity Investments has joined the board at UnitedHealth Group Inc., the company said Thursday.Prior to joining Fidelity in 2007, Rodger A. Lawson was vice chairman of Prudential Financial.Lawson will stand for re-election by shareholders at the 2011 annual meeting along...

CHAMPION Study Published in The Lancet

February 10, 2011 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ATLANTA, Feb. 10, 2011 /- The CHAMPION ( C ardioMEMS H eart Sensor A llows M onitoring of P ressure to I mprove O utcomes in N YHA Class III Patients) clinical trial was published online today in The Lancet . CHAMPION demonstrated a 30% reduction in the primary efficacy endpoint of heart...

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