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Investment in Oncology Drug Development Remains Strong as 133 Companies Initiate Late-Stage Clinical Trials Representing a 21% Increase

June 2, 2011 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 /- Citeline, the world's leading research authority on pharmaceutical clinical trials and intelligence recently completed a comprehensive review of clinical trial starts in the oncology therapeutic area to uncover trends and patterns in drug development. Over the...

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Benchmark Electronics Recognized as Supplier for 2011 Design Medical Excellence Award Winner

June 2, 2011 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ANGLETON, Texas, June 2, 2011 /- Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: BHE ), a leading integrated contract manufacturing provider, announced today that a product it helped commercialize and currently manufactures has won the 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award and 2011 Edison Award for...

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Analyst upgrades Affymetrix on incoming CEO

June 2, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An analyst upgraded shares of genetic test maker Affymetrix Inc. Thursday after the company appointed a new chief executive with significant experience in the life sciences industry.Baird analyst Quintin Lai upgraded company shares to "outperform" on expectations that incoming CEO Frank Witney...

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Lumicell lands $2.7M in first funding round

June 2, 2011 5:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Lumicell Diagnostics Inc., a Waltham company that is developing a handheld device that can detect any cancer cells left behind after a cancer surgery, has raised $2.7 of a planned $3.9 million financing round, according to federal documents.

Hologic buys Chinese distributor TCT International for $135M

June 2, 2011 5:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Hologic Inc., a Bedford medical imaging and diagnostics product developer focused on women's health, has paid $135 million cash to acquire TCT International Co. Ltd., a medical products distributor in Beijing, China.

Cynosure to Present at Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference

June 2, 2011 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WESTFORD, Mass., June 2, 2011 /- Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYNO ), a leader in laser- and light-based treatments for minimally invasive and non-invasive aesthetic applications, today announced that it will present at the Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference at 1:30 p.m. (ET) on...

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Isis Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference

June 2, 2011 5:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 2, 2011 /- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS ), the leader in antisense therapeutics, today announced that management will present a company overview at Jefferies' 2011 Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, June 09, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. ET at the Grand...

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PLC Ramps Up for U.S. Clinical Trial of RenalGuard®

June 2, 2011 5:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FRANKLIN, Mass., June 2, 2011 /- PLC Systems Inc. (OTCBB: PLCSF), a company focused on innovative medical device technologies, today announced that it is preparing to commence the pivotal trial in the U.S. for the company's innovative product, RenalGuard®, to seek approval for sales...

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Syndax Pharmaceuticals Announces Issuance of US Patent for Entinostat

June 2, 2011 5:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass., June 2, 2011 /- Syndax Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage epigenetics oncology company, today announced allowance by the United States Patent and Trademark Office of Patent Application Serial No. 12/549458 entitled: " N-(2-AMINOPHENYL)-4[N-(PYRIDINE-3-YL)-...

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PositiveID Corporation's Pipeline Increases to Over $37 Million in Potential New Government Contracts

June 2, 2011 5:31 am | by PositiveID | Comments

PositiveID Corporation's Pipeline Increases to Over $37 Million in Potential New Government Contracts

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Soligenix Appoints Joseph Warusz as Vice President of Administration and Controller

June 2, 2011 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., June 2, 2011 /- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCBB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it recently appointed Joseph Warusz as its new Vice President of Administration and Controller. In this role, Mr. Warusz will oversee the...

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Cyberonics Reports Record Fiscal 2011 Results and Provides Fiscal 2012 Guidance

June 2, 2011 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HOUSTON, June 2, 2011 /- Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBX ), a global leader in epilepsy management, today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended April 29, 2011.   Annual HighlightsOperating results for the fifty-two week fiscal 2011 compared with the...

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MedeAnalytics Launches Value-Based Purchasing Resource Center

June 2, 2011 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 2, 2011 /- MedeAnalytics, a leading provider of healthcare performance management solutions, announced today the launch of its Value-Based Purchasing Resource Center. As a service to the healthcare industry, the resource center provides objective educational...

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Roche and Clovis Oncology to Co-Develop EGFR Companion Diagnostic

June 2, 2011 3:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BOULDER, Colo., and PLEASANTON, Calif., June 2, 2011 /- Clovis Oncology, Inc. and Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), announced today that they have entered into an agreement to develop an in vitro PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) based companion diagnostic test. The goal is to identify...

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China Kanghui Holdings Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conferences

June 2, 2011 2:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHANGZHOU, China, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Kanghui Holdings (NYSE: KH ) ("Kanghui" or the "Company"), a leading domestic developer, manufacturer and marketer of orthopedic implants in China, today announced its participation in the following investor events: Jefferies 2011...

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