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New CE Marked Test Simultaneously Detects Up To 95% of Gastrointestinal Infections in Under Five Hours

May 4, 2011 10:40 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas and MILAN, May 5, 2011 /- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX ) announced today that it has received CE marking for its new xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP).This innovative assay is the first test of its kind to help identify up to 95 percent of the disease causing...

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New algorithm significantly improves imaging for full-body MRIs

May 4, 2011 10:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Roentgen Ray Society) A new study reveals an improved algorithm that can dramatically improve how radiologists capture and interpret full-body MRIs, particularly in the abdominal region.

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Racial Disparities Still Exist in Colorectal Cancer Screening Despite Increased Medicare Coverage

May 4, 2011 10:36 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Blacks and Hispanics less likely than whites to receive screening. • Disparities persisted after increased colorectal screening coverage. PHILADELPHIA - Despite expanded Medicare coverage for colorectal cancer screening tests, lower rates still exist among blacks and Hispanics...

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Accounting change lifts NuVasive 1Q profit

May 4, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device maker NuVasive Inc. said Wednesday its profit grew in the first quarter because of a change in its accounting procedures and an increase in revenue.The company said its profit more than doubled to $2.4 million, or 6 cents per share, from $1.1 million, or 3 cents per share....

Boston Scientific's SpyGlass® Direct Visualization System Achieves Global Utilization Milestones

May 4, 2011 1:41 pm | by Boston Scientific | Comments

System used in 25,000 patient procedures at 600 facilities worldwide since 2007

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Natural protection against radiation

May 4, 2011 12:41 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) In the midst of ongoing concerns about radiation exposure from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, scientists are reporting that a substance similar to resveratrol -- an antioxidant found in red wine, grapes and nuts -- could protect against...

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Dr. David B. Samadi Discusses Why Robotic Surgery is Quickly Becoming the Go-To Standard for Prostate Cancer Treatment

May 4, 2011 12:39 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 /- Robotic prostatectomy and prostate cancer treatment expert Dr. David B. Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, appeared on FOX-NY's Good Day New York to...

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FDA Issues Final Guidance for Liquid OTC Drug Products With Dispensing Devices

May 4, 2011 12:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 4, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released its final guidance to firms that manufacture, market, or distribute over-the-counter (OTC) liquid drug products packaged with cups, droppers, syringes, and spoons to measure and...

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EMD Serono pays out $44M to settle false claims suit

May 4, 2011 11:45 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

EMD Serono Inc., an affiliate of Merk KGaA of Germany, has paid $44.3 million and changed its Corporate Integrity Agreement as part of a civil lawsuit settlement related to allegations that the company paid health-care providers to promote its multiple sclerosis drug Rebif.

American Medical Systems' GreenLight HPS® Approved for Use in Japan

May 4, 2011 11:43 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MINNETONKA, Minn., May 4, 2011 /- American Medical Systems® (AMS) (NASDAQ: AMMD), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for male and female pelvic health, today announced it has received clearance from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) to...

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Medgenics Announces Significant Shareholders Update

May 4, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medgenics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: MDGN) (NYSE Amex: MDGN.W) (AIM: MEDG) (AIM: MEDU), the company that has developed a novel technology for the sustained manufacture and delivery of therapeutic proteins continuously in patients using their own tissue, reports an update to the interests of the...

Health Net reports 1Q loss due to litigation costs

May 4, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Insurer Health Net Inc. said Wednesday that it swung to a loss for its first quarter because of litigation and restructuring costs and rising general expenses, but the company's adjusted results beat forecasts and it brightened its 2011 profit outlook.The Woodland Hills, Calif., company...

Christiana Care Breast Center First in Delaware to Earn American College of Radiology Accreditation

May 4, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christiana Care Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). (Logo:...

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Selexys Pharmaceuticals Initiates Enrollment in Phase I Clinical Study of SelG1

May 4, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 4, 2011 /- Selexys Pharmaceuticals announced today that it has initiated enrollment in a Phase I clinical study of its lead compound, SelG1, a humanized anti-P-selectin antibody.   The placebo-controlled, double-blind, first-in-human, ascending single dose and...

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NxStage gets System One approved in Australia, New Zealand

May 4, 2011 8:48 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

NxStage Medical Inc. said it has won approval for its NxStage System One dialysis product from Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration. In addition, the company has signed a five-year agreement with Regional Health Care Group, a medical products distributor in Australia and New Zealand.

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