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High-Speed Evolution Aids Drug Development

April 17, 2011 8:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A new technique can make tailor-made proteins evolve in days, not years.

La Jolla Institute identifies new therapeutic target for asthma, COPD and other lung disorders

April 17, 2011 10:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) Michael Croft, Ph.D., a researcher at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, has discovered a molecule's previously unknown role as a major trigger for airway remodeling, which impairs lung function, making the molecule a promising...


Pharmatek Granted Approval by the DEA for Analysis of All Controlled Substances

April 17, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2011 /- Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc., a premier contract development and manufacturing organization supporting the pharmaceutical industry, announced that it has been approved by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for the analysis of Schedules I through V...


New patient guidelines for heart devices

April 16, 2011 6:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Henry Ford Health System) A series of new guidelines for cardiac specialists has been developed to determine when heart failure patients should receive a mechanical heart-pumping device.


Health care-associated infections are exacerbated by alcohol use disorders(2)

April 15, 2011 2:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research) Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire during their hospitalization and that were not present at the time of admission to the hospital. A new study has found that people with alcohol use disorders...


MedPAC Vote Could Mean Less Innovation for Imaging Devices

April 15, 2011 2:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Recommendations from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) could curtail use of medical imaging devices.


eSource Guidance Doesn & #8217;t Reflect Current Practice, Industry Says

April 15, 2011 2:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Manufacturers commenting on an FDA draft guidance addressing electronic data from clinical trials say the guidance is out of sync with current capabilities and practices for data capture and lacks information about the sponsor’s role in reviewing data.


Alkermes' diabetes treatment boosted in Europe

April 15, 2011 1:38 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Alkermes Inc. has received a positive opinion from a key European regulatory committee for its experimental diabetes treatment, Bydureon. The recommendation means the drug candidate is very likely to be approved there.


Health care-associated infections are exacerbated by alcohol use disorders

April 15, 2011 1:37 pm | Comments

Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

FDA Approves New Medical Device for Form of Brain Cancer

April 15, 2011 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the NovoTTF-100A System, a new device to treat adults with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) that recurs or progresses after receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy....


TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared April 15, 2011

April 15, 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 April 15, 2011.Ishares Us Hi Yld Bnd Indx Fnd(cad-hdg)etf (TSX:XHY): $0.12842. Payable Mar 31. Record Mar 29.Arc Resources Ltd. (TSX:ARX): $0.1. Payable May 16. Record Apr...

Thermo Fisher Scientific launches new near-infrared spectrometer for pharmaceutical processing

April 15, 2011 9:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the new Thermo Scientific TruProcess analyzer, the next-generation near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer for real-time blend analysis, drying and other process analytical technology (PAT) applications.

SVTC Technologies awarded $25M grant from U.S. DOE to build nation?s first photovoltaic manufacturing development facility

April 15, 2011 9:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Grant to support DOE?s goal of cutting costs of PV systems by 75% before the end of the decade.

IntelliCentrics, Inc. Acquires Hospital Vendor Credentialing Solution Status Blue, LLC

April 15, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DALLAS, April 15, 2011 /- IntelliCentrics, Inc., owner and operator of both Reptrax and VendorClear, announced today the acquisition of Status Blue, LLC, a leading vendor compliance solution. With the acquisition of Status Blue, LLC, IntelliCentrics will unite the majority of the...


FDA Approves the NovoTTF-100A System for the Treatment of Patients With Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Brain Tumors

April 15, 2011 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /- Novocure today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the NovoTTF-100A System (NovoTTF) for the treatment of adult patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumors, following tumor recurrence after receiving chemotherapy....



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