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S & P sees 'positive' outlook for Skilled Healthcare

March 22, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Tuesday raised the outlook for nursing home operator Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. to "positive" from "stable" and affirmed its "B" corporate credit rating.S&P said the company's operating prospects are improving. Revised Medicare payment classifications...

Boston Scientific to Webcast Analyst Event

March 22, 2011 1:34 pm | by Boston Scientific | Comments

NATICK, Mass., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it will hold an analyst event on April 4, 2011 at the 60th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Card

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European coastal pollution is harmful to seals

March 22, 2011 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) The bodies of harbor seals, which live in estuaries or along coastlines where industrial activities take place, are highly contaminated. This is the result of a European study, involving Spanish participation, which warns of...

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Queen's University puts over 2,400 food scares under the microscope

March 22, 2011 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Queen's University Belfast) Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have completed the first ever analysis of all food recalls announced in the USA, UK and Ireland over the last decade.

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Alere board OKs another $50M stock buyback

March 22, 2011 12:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Alere Inc. is taking another $50 million swipe at buying back its stock after the board of the Waltham company approved the measure. This follows a previous $50 million buyback plan approved in December.

ReGen to FDA: 'Thanks, But No Thanks'

March 22, 2011 11:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /- ReGen Biologics, Inc. (ReGen), manufacturer of the popular and successful Menaflex Collagen Meniscus implant, today declined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) offer of a hearing under 21 CFR Part 16 before the agency formalizes its decision to...

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BlueLibris to Launch New Mobile Monitoring Devices on AT & T Network

March 22, 2011 11:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DALLAS, March 22, 2011 /- AT&T * today announced an agreement with BlueLibris to provide wireless connectivity for a personal monitoring device. The BlueLibris small wearable device allows real-time communication with an adult or child wearing the device through call-center...

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Detroit Medical Center Is First in Michigan to Offer New Breakthrough Technology for Correcting Irregular Heartbeat

March 22, 2011 11:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DETROIT, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) is the first healthcare provider in Michigan to offer a new breakthrough technology designed to correct atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) in patients who struggle...

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TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared March 22, 2011

March 22, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on March 22, 2011.Altus Group Limited (TSX:AIF): $0.3. Payable Apr 15. Record Mar 31.Brompton Equity Split Corp. Cl 'a' (TSX:BE): $0.1. Payable Apr 14. Record Mar 31.Life & Banc Split...

Verax Biomedical raises $1.3M funding

March 22, 2011 10:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Verax Biomedical Inc., a Worcester medical products developer, has raised $1.3 million in an equity funding. The company is developing testing technology for detecting bacterial contamination in cells and tissues meant for use in transfusion and transplantation.

Three States Sign on to Participate in NABP's Interconnected Prescription Monitoring System

March 22, 2011 10:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is pleased to announce that the prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) of North Dakota , Ohio , and Virginia have entered into agreements to participate in...

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SimQuest Develops World's First Platform for Open Surgical Simulation

March 22, 2011 10:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 22, 2011 /- SimQuest LLC, a leading developer of technology-assisted education and training, has developed the first platform for open-incision surgical simulation, which will enable surgeons to practice open surgical techniques with no risk to patients. The...

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Student's love for family apparent in his 2 for OneShot system

March 22, 2011 10:35 am | by Arizona State University | Comments

From homelessness to greatness, ASU student Tyler Eltringham has seen the ups and downs of life. read more

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EMD Millipore expands with Merck-acquired business

March 22, 2011 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

EMD Millipore, the Billerica life sciences unit of Merck KGaA, is growing its microbiology business, courtesy of Merck's newly acquired microbiology business of Biotest AG.

Terso Solutions Launches New RFID-Enabled Refrigerator for Hospital and Laboratory Inventory Management

March 22, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MADISON, Wis., March 22, 2011 /- Terso Solutions, Inc. has expanded its line of RFID-enabled enclosures with the addition of a new refrigerator that is well-suited for hospital and laboratory inventory management . Leveraging the power of RFID, the new refrigerator makes better use of...

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