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Best Doctors Inc. gets $20M from Japanese insurer

April 22, 2011 5:37 am | Comments

Best Doctors Inc. has received a $20 million investment from Nippon Life Insurance Co., giving the Japanese insurer a minority stake in Best Doctors, which provides employers and individuals with access to a network of doctors and other medical experts for consultations and second opinions.

PLC Systems' Chief Financial Officer to Leave Company to Become CEO of Clinquest

April 22, 2011 5:34 am | Comments

FRANKLIN, Mass., April 22, 2011 /- PLC Systems Inc. (OTCBB: PLCSF), a company focused on innovative medical device technologies, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, James G. Thomasch, will leave the company effective May 2, 2011, to become Chief Executive Officer at...


Daiichi Sankyo Receives First Market Approval in Japan for LIXIANA® (edoxaban), a Direct Oral Factor Xa Inhibitor, for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism after Major Or...

April 22, 2011 5:34 am | Comments

TOKYO, April 22, 2011 /- Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo), announced today that the company has received its first marketing approval for LIXIANA® (JAN: Edoxaban Tosilate Hydrate, INN:edoxaban) 15 mg and 30 mg tablets, by the Ministry of Health, Labor and...


iMD Companies, Inc. Announces Expansion of OMI Operations

April 22, 2011 5:32 am | Comments

TAMPA, Fla., April 22, 2011 /- As a result of its recent acquisition announced yesterday of Optimum Mobile Imaging LLC ("OMI"),  iMD is actively seeking to dramatically expand its overall Medical Diagnostics operations. Currently operating mainly in the Phoenix area, iMD will expand...


Presentations Focus on Broad Application of TomoTherapy(R) Platform for Numerous Indications and Use in Delivering SBRT

April 22, 2011 4:45 am | Comments () —Emerging clinical evidence was highlighted at the Americas User Education Symposium hosted by TomoTherapy Incorporated ( (NASDAQ: TOMO) last month in Charleston, S.C. With more than 80 TomoTherapy customers in attendance, the ...

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals to Announce First Quarter 2011 Financial Results on May 4, 2011

April 22, 2011 3:35 am | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 22, 2011 /- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPIX ) announced today that it will release first quarter 2011 financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. A conference call and live Internet webcast will be held on Wednesday, May 4,...


New approach to defeating flu shows promise

April 21, 2011 9:35 pm | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) New research on mice has shown that pulmonary administration of granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) significantly reduces flu symptoms and prevents death after a lethal dose influenza virus. While GM-SCF therapy for humans as a flu...


Opening Up the Brain with Ultrasound

April 21, 2011 8:35 pm | Comments

A startup is developing a simple ultrasound method to get cancer drugs into the brain.


Asian trading muted due to Good Friday holiday

April 21, 2011 7:45 pm | Comments

Japan's Nikkei 225 index was lower Friday on the back of a strengthening yen that could hurt exporters already struggling in the aftermath of last month's devastating earthquake.The Nikkei, one of a handful of exchanges open on the Good Friday holiday, was 0.5 percent lower to 9,639.16. Shares...

AmSurg 1Q profit falls 8 percent

April 21, 2011 2:45 pm | Comments

AmSurg Corp., which operates outpatient surgery centers, said on Thursday that its first-quarter profit fell 8 percent on higher costs for refinancing credit and Medicare payment revisions.The company said it earned $11.7 million, or 38 cents per share, during the quarter that ended March 31....

RF MEMS switch wins at Research Expo 2011 at UC San Diego

April 21, 2011 2:36 pm | Comments

New RF MEMS metal-contact switches could make their way into MRIs, satellites and electronic instrumentation.

Limit to Nanotechnology Mass-Production?

April 21, 2011 2:36 pm | Comments

A leading nanotechnology scientist has raised questions over a billion dollar industry by boldly claiming that there is a limit to how small nanotechnology materials can be mass produced.

Idexx 1Q profit rises 11 percent on sales boost

April 21, 2011 1:45 pm | Comments

Animal diagnostic and health care product company Idexx Laboratories Inc. said Thursday its first-quarter net income climbed 11 percent on higher revenue from its animal health tests and products.The company also raised its 2011 profit guidance range.Idexx said it earned $36.6 million, or 62...

Stem Cell Therapeutics narrows annual loss in fiscal 2010 to $4.5 million

April 21, 2011 1:45 pm | Comments

Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. (TSXV:SSS) says its annual loss narrowed slightly in fiscal 2010 to $4.46 million.That was down from $4.66 million in 2009, but its per share loss was even at three cents apiece.The biotechnology company is developing drugs that stimulate stem cells to treat central...

Edwards Lifesciences 1Q profit jumps 34 percent

April 21, 2011 1:45 pm | Comments

Shares of heart valve maker Edwards Lifesciences Corp. surged early Thursday after the company said its first-quarter profit grew 34 percent on improving sales, but they sagged as the session continued.The stock fell $1 to close at $83.36 Thursday, giving back the gains made earlier in the...


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