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Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals' OBI-1 Receives Orphan Drug Designation in Europe

October 19, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., Oct. 19 /- Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Inspiration) announced today that the European Commission has granted orphan drug status for OBI-1 for the treatment of hemophilia.  Expected to enter pivotal clinical trials before the end of this year, OBI-1 is...


TYRX AIGISRx antibacterial envelope shows low infection rate, high CIED procedure success

October 19, 2010 8:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Kureczka/Martin Associates) COMMAND study results showed that patients undergoing CIED (cardiac implantable electronic device) implantation with TYRX Inc.'s FDA-cleared AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope enjoyed a 99.5 percent rate of successful implantation with an overall infection...


Where Should Companies Innovate? In Their Enterprises.

October 19, 2010 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 19 /- Olympus Corporation of the Americas ( ) today released findings from a Harris Interactive survey of Fortune 1000 executives concerning enterprise innovation – defined as the transformative business processes, practices,...


Sysmex America Announces Amerinet Hematology Contract

October 19, 2010 8:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MUNDELEIN, Ill., Oct. 19 /- Sysmex, a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced a three-year, dual source hematology contract agreement with Amerinet. Amerinet members have immediate purchasing/leasing access to Sysmex...


Opto Circuits to buy Cardiac Science for $64M

October 19, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Heart diagnostics company Cardiac Science Corp. said Tuesday it is being bought by Opto Circuits Ltd. for about $64 million cash in a tender offer.The company said Opto Circuits, based in India, is paying $2.30 per share, marking a 10 percent premium to Cardiac Sciences closing price of $2.10...

MIT Desphande Center awards $800K in grants

October 19, 2010 7:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The MIT Deshpande Center today announced $800,000 in new grants for research efforts at MIT. The grants went to 11 researchers, with most in the life sciences and medical devices industry, in addition to energy and information technology.

MultiCell's Majority Owned Subsidiary Acquires Bioabsorbable Interventional Cardiology Stent Assets

October 19, 2010 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 19 /- MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MCET ) and its majority owned subsidiary, Xenogenics Corporation, are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Ideal™ BioStent assets by Xenogenics Corporation from investment funds managed by Western...


Aethlon Medical Announces Appointment of Rod Kenley to Its Board of Directors

October 19, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19 /- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AEMD ), the pioneer in developing therapeutic filtration devices to address infectious disease and cancer, announced today that Rod Kenley has been appointed to the Aethlon Medical board of directors. (Photo:...


Baltimore to Host Largest Gathering of Cystic Fibrosis Scientists and Clinicians in the World

October 19, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the largest meeting of its kind, nearly 4,000 doctors, scientists, researchers and caregivers will meet in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 21 –23, 2010, to present the latest information and advancements on cystic fibrosis (CF) drug...


Pencil Beam Radiation Offers New Therapy Option for Lung Cancer Patients

October 19, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HOUSTON, Oct. 19 /- Pencil beam scanning technology, an even more advanced and targeted form of radiation treatment known as proton therapy, is now being used to treat patients with lung cancer at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.   Proton therapy derives its...


Smith & Nephew wins patent verdict

October 19, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew said Tuesday that it will be able to keep selling its Renasys-F wound dressing kit in the U.S. after a district court ruled the product does not infringe on patents held by rival Kinetic Concepts Inc.London-based Smith & Nephew said the U.S. District Court...

New vision correction options for baby boomers

October 19, 2010 6:32 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Ophthalmology) Results of clinical research on new presbyopia treatments now available in Europe -- and possibly available soon in the United States -- were reported in today's scientific program of the 2010 Joint Meeting of the American Academy of...


Cataract surgery saves lives, dollars by reducing auto crashes

October 19, 2010 6:32 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Ophthalmology) Cataract surgery not only improves vision and quality of life for older people, but is also apparently a way to reduce the number of car crashes. The research will be presented today at the scientific program of the 2010 American Academy of...


Graphene to improve Bluetooth headsets and other wireless devices

October 19, 2010 6:31 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Researchers at UC Riverside continue advancements with graphene, the single-atom thick carbon crystal that was the subject of this year's Nobel Prize in physics

Award-winning Manufacturing Leader Khalil S. Taraman Named President of SME Education Foundation

October 19, 2010 5:34 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., October 18, 2010 — Khalil S. Taraman, PhD, FSME, PE and D.I.T. Chair of Manufacturing Engineering, Lawrence Technological University (LTU), Southfield, Mich., has been named president of the SME Education Foundation Board of Directors for 2011, his second term in...


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