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Consumer Information on: RX Acculink Carotid Stent System - P040012/S034

May 12, 2011 8:39 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The RX Acculink Carotid Stent System consists of the Acculink self-expanding carotid stent mounted on the Rapid Exchange (RX) delivery system and is used to re-open narrowed (stenotic) regions of the carotid arteries in the neck which supply blood to...

Exclusive Coverage for Kidney Dialysis Centers Offered by Five Star Healthcare

May 12, 2011 8:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 12, 2011 /- Five Star Healthcare™, a division of Crump Insurance Services, Inc., and part of Crump Group, Inc., the nation's largest insurance wholesaler, today announced it has added a new insurance facility for Kidney Dialysis Centers. The program, offered...

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Dr. Dorla Mirejovsky Joins Irvine Pharmaceutical Services as Senior Director of Formulation Development

May 12, 2011 8:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., May 12, 2011 /- Irvine Pharmaceutical Services is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Dorla Mirejovsky, as the Senior Director of Formulation Development.  Dr. Mirejovsky brings with her over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical development, drug delivery, and...

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Initiation of Antiretroviral Treatment Protects Uninfected Sexual Partners from HIV Infection (HPTN Study 052)

May 12, 2011 8:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Men and women infected with HIV reduced the risk of transmitting the virus to their sexual partners through initiation of oral antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to findings from a large multinational clinical study conducted by the...

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Naviscan Announces Partnership With Chindex Medical Limited for Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau

May 12, 2011 8:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 12, 2011 /-  Naviscan, Inc., the leader in 3D Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), has entered into a distribution agreement with Chindex Medical Limited to market and service Naviscan's high-resolution organ-specific PET scanner in the People's Republic of China, including...

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REMINDER: PositiveID Corporation to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Its Acquisition of MicroFluidic Systems, a Leader in Biological Testing and Sample Prep Applica...

May 12, 2011 8:35 am | by PositiveID | Comments

REMINDER: PositiveID Corporation to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Its Acquisition of MicroFluidic Systems, a Leader in Biological Testing and Sample Prep Applications

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Rite Aid says director Jonathan Sokoloff resigned

May 12, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp. said Thursday that Jonathan Sokoloff has resigned from its board of directors after 11 years.The company said John Baumer has replaced Sokoloff. Baumer is a partner at private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners LP. Sokoloff is a managing partner at the same...

North American Students Win IMTTA Award to Study Advanced International Engineering in Italy

May 12, 2011 7:33 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

CHICAGO, Ill. DEARBORN, Mich., May 10, 2011 — We are pleased to announce the winners of the Fourth Annual Italian Machine Tool Technology Awards (IMTTA). They are: Joseph Akyeampong, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, N.C.; Brandon Christeson,...

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Schepens grows retinas, recovers vision using adult stem cells

May 12, 2011 7:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

According to a release, scientists from Boston's Schepens Eye Research Institute are the first to use stem cells derived from adult skin to regrow areas of the retina and increase vision.

Pellini named Foundation Medicine CEO

May 12, 2011 7:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Cancer diagnostics startup Foundation Medicine Inc. has appointed Michael J. Pellini as president and CEO. Founding CEO Alexis Borisy, a partner at Third Rock Ventures, will take the role of chairman of the board of directors.

Ahead of sale, Animal Health 3Q profit rises

May 12, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Animal Health International Inc. said Thursday its profit edged higher in the fiscal third quarter on better results from its production animal and veterinary businesses.The company said higher beef and milk prices helped its production animal business, while its veterinary business gained...

Summary Information for: RX Acculink Carotid Stent System

May 12, 2011 6:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for RX Acculink Carotid Stent System (P040012S034).

Summary Information for: ION? Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System

May 12, 2011 6:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for ION? Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System (P100023).

Cancer Treatment Experts Detail Promising New Radiosurgical Techniques for Lung and Liver Cancer Patients

May 12, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LONDON, May 12, 2011 /- European cancer experts have reported on developments of some promising radiosurgical techniques for treating lung and liver cancer using new linear accelerator technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Among the achievements outlined at a packed...

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United Spinal Association Broadens Its Reach with Users First: Giving Voice to All Wheelchair Users

May 12, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association has announced the inclusion of Users First as a new program that advocates for improved access to seating and mobility equipment by empowering wheelchair users, clinicians, and providers. (Logo:...

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