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New pharmaceuticals startup Dekkun raises $10M

January 10, 2011 4:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Stealthy, early-stage pharmaceuticals company Dekkun Corp. has raised $9.93 million of a planned $30.5 million equity offering, according to a regulatory filing. The startup operates out of the office of HealthCare Ventures LLC, a life sciences-focused venture capital firm.

New Langer startup to develop oral insulin

January 10, 2011 4:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Prolific MIT life sciences inventor Robert Langer is behind a new startup, called Entrega Inc., backed by Boston-based drug developer Enlight BioSciences and focused on oral drug delivery technology for biologic drugs.

Cardinal Health to Release Second-Quarter Results on Feb. 3

January 10, 2011 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DUBLIN, Ohio, Jan. 10, 2011 /- Cardinal Health plans to release second-quarter financial results for its fiscal 2011 on Thursday, Feb. 3, prior to the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The company has scheduled a webcast and conference call for Feb. 3 at 8:30 a.m. EST to...

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CoreLab Partners Launches Advanced Imaging Application

January 10, 2011 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 10, 2011 /- CoreLab Partners, Inc , the global entity resulting from the merger between RadPharm, Inc and Medifacts International, has launched a new advanced imaging application named ImagEngine® . "We are pleased to announce the release of our proprietary...

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Shionogi Inc. Announces Commercial Availability of KAPVAYâ„¢ (clonidine hydrochloride) Extended-Release Tablets for the Treatment of ADHD

January 10, 2011 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 10, 2011 /- Shionogi Inc., the U.S.-based group company of Shionogi & Co., Ltd., today announced a true milestone as it marks the first commercial availability for the non-central nervous system stimulant medication KAPVAY™, an extended-release oral...

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Genetics Squared Changes Name To Everist Genomics

January 10, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 10, 2011 /- Genetics Squared, a prognostics company focused on developing gene-based molecular assays for the prediction of cancer recurrence, today announced that it will change its corporate name to Everist Genomics and has appointed Prasad Sunkara, Ph.D. as its...

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Safety and Efficacy of OrbusNeich's Genousâ„¢ Stent Demonstrated in High-Risk Patients with Known Contraindications for Dual Antiplatelet Therapy

January 10, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HONG KONG, Jan. 10, 2011 /- Data from patients who are considered high-risk due to underlying clinical conditions and who cannot be treated with drug eluting stents (DES) and the accompanying requirement of long-term dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) showed positive safety and short- and...

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Boston Scientific Completes Enrollment in Clinical Trial Evaluating Next-Generation Nitinol Stent to Treat Iliac Artery Disease

January 10, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Jan. 10, 2011 /- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced that it has completed enrollment in the ORION clinical trial, which is designed to evaluate the Company's EPIC™ Self-Expanding Nitinol Stent System for the treatment of iliac artery disease, a...

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PositiveID Corporation Adds Olympian Gary Hall, Jr. as Advisor to Expand Its Diabetes Initiatives

January 10, 2011 4:33 am | by PositiveID | Comments

PositiveID Corporation Adds Olympian Gary Hall, Jr. as Advisor to Expand Its Diabetes Initiatives

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Mindray Medical Meets 2010 Product Development Targets and Announces Strong 2011 Pipeline

January 10, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHENZHEN, China, Jan 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE: MR ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, today announced updates on new product launches for 2010 and its product pipeline for domestic and...

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$200M Proton Therapy Centers to Deliver Cancer-Fighting Benefits

January 9, 2011 10:37 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

The battle for future proton therapy market share could shape up to be a highly competitive undertaking in the local health care economy if two projects come to fruition.

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Sharp and Kaiser Are Putting Big Construction Plans Into Action

January 9, 2011 10:35 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Construction projects planned by two local health care systems are promising to bring a major economic stimulus jolt to the San Diego region this year.

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For non-whites, geography plays key role in colon cancer screening

January 9, 2011 8:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Davis Health System) New research from UC Davis Cancer Center has found that whether a person gets screened for colon cancer often depends on where they live in addition to their race or ethnicity.

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Race affects regional colorectal cancer screening disparities

January 9, 2011 8:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Individuals from certain areas of the United States are more likely to get screened for colorectal cancer than those from other areas, particularly when comparing non-whites living in different parts of the country. That is the conclusion of a new study published...

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Engineering team invents lab-on-a-chip for fast, inexpensive blood tests

January 9, 2011 8:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Rhode Island) While most blood tests require shipping a vial of blood to a laboratory for analysis and waiting several days for the results, a new device invented by a team of engineers and students at URI uses just a pinprick of blood in a portable device that provides...

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