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Sysmex America Announces Executive Promotions

December 20, 2010 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MUNDELEIN, Ill., Dec. 20, 2010 /- Sysmex, a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced two organizational changes that further position the company's North American subsidiary for continued growth and market leadership. John...

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Natus Medical gives 1Q and full-year 2011 outlooks

December 20, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Natus Medical Inc., which makes medical devices used for newborn care, on Monday forecast 2011 results that were generally equal to Wall Street estimates.Natus said it expects a profit of 77 cents to 80 cents per share, excluding one-time items, and revenue of $247 million to $250 million....

Riverside takes majority stake in RI's Dominion Diagnostics

December 20, 2010 7:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Riverside Partners has taken majority ownership in North Kingstown, R.I.-based laboratory services firm Dominion Diagnostics, which focuses on medication monitoring and clinical quantitative urine drug testing.

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Aeterna reaches deal with FDA over Solorel trial

December 20, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Aeterna Zentaris Inc. said Monday it reached an agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that will enable the Canadian company to complete a late-stage trial of its potential diagnostic test for adult growth hormone deficiency.The company is developing Solorel, which could become the...

Casenet takes in $8.4M for healthcare software

December 20, 2010 6:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Bedford health-care software maker Casenet LLC has raised $8.4 million from a planned $8.8 million equity offering, according to a regulatory filing. The company makes software that health plan providers use to manage care, from wellness programs to caring for serious illnesses.

Finnish researchers find a compound that prevents the growth of prostate cancer cells

December 20, 2010 6:32 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) Researchers from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Turku have demonstrated that an antibiotic called "monensin" prevents the growth of prostate cancer cells. Monensin is used in the meat and dairy industry, for example.

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CareFusion Launches EnVe Ventilator, Weighing 10 Times Less Than Traditional Critical Care Ventilators

December 20, 2010 6:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 20, 2010 /- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN ), a leading, global medical device company, today launched the EnVe™ ventilator , a high-performance critical care ventilator that weighs 9.5 pounds—about 70-80 pounds lighter than other ventilators with similar functions....

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Community Health to nominate Tenet board directors

December 20, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Community Health Systems Inc. said Monday it plans to nominate directors to Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s board at the hospital operator's 2011 annual meeting, as part of a push to take over its smaller rival.Community Health, based in Franklin, Tenn., did not say how many directors it intended to...

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Despite damage, membrane protein structure can be seen using new X-ray technology, study reveals

December 20, 2010 5:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Melbourne) Australian researchers have identified a way to measure the structure of membrane proteins despite being damaged when using X-ray Free-Electron Lasers, a discovery that will help fast track the development of targeted drugs using emerging XFELs technology.

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Varian Medical Systems Schedules First Quarter FY2011 News Release and Conference Call

December 20, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) announced today that it will report results for first quarter of fiscal year 2011 following the close of regular trading on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.  The news release will be followed by a teleconference...

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Amylin Submits Clinical and Nonclinical Sections of Rolling Biologics License Application for Metreleptin to Treat Rare Forms of Lipodystrophy

December 20, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 20, 2010 /- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) today announced that it has submitted the initial sections of a rolling submission for a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of metreleptin to treat diabetes...

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Endologix Appoints Guido Neels to Its Board of Directors

December 20, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /- Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELGX ), developer of minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders, announced today that Guido Neels, Managing Director at Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, has joined the Endologix Board of Directors. Essex Woodlands was the...

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HeartSine Technologies Wins 2010 Aisling Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business

December 20, 2010 5:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 20, 2010 /- HeartSine Technologies received the Outstanding Achievement in Business Award at the 14th annual Aisling Awards ceremony, November 25th, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The award honors an exemplary company who has made significant contributions...

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Medtronic CEO retiring in April

December 20, 2010 4:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic Inc. said Monday that Chairman and CEO William A. Hawkins plans to retire in April and the medical device maker is currently searching for a replacement.Hawkins, 56, will retire at the end of the company's fiscal year on April 29. But, the company said, he will remain until a...

Mednax buys neonatal practice

December 20, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mednax Inc. bought a neonatal physician company in Tennessee for an undisclosed amount, the national physician group said Monday.Neonatology Associates PC consists of three physicians who staff the level III neonatal intensive care unit at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.

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