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O'Malley touts $100M tax credit program

February 16, 2011 2:45 pm | by BRIAN WITTE - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Martin O'Malley urged lawmakers on Wednesday to support his proposal for a $100 million tax credit program to help high-tech industries get start-up money in Maryland to generate jobs.O'Malley usually appears before lawmakers to advocate for only one or two bills each session. He used this...

Express Scripts 4Q profit jumps 48 percent

February 16, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts reported Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profit jumped 48 percent on a boost in copayments as the company continued integrating NextRx.For the period ended Dec. 31, the company reported net income of $329.6 million, or 62 cents per share, compared with...

Medtronic SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Infusion Pump and Refill Kits: Class 1 Recall

February 16, 2011 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Recall due to pocket fills may result in patient harm, serious injury, and/or death due to drug overdose or underdose.

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Medtronic SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Infusion Pump and Refill Kits

February 16, 2011 12:36 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The SynchroMed II Programmable Pump and the SynchroMed EL Infusion System are used in patients undergoing therapy that requires the constant delivery of drugs or fluids into a patient?s body. The Medtronic refill kit is used in refilling Medtronic...

Stocks rise after strong earnings, deal news

February 16, 2011 11:45 am | by CHIP CUTTER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Strong earnings results and another round of corporate deals pushed stocks higher Wednesday.Family Dollar Stores Inc. rose 21 percent to $53.25 after investor Nelson Peltz's firm offered to pay up to $60 a share to take the discount retailer private. That was a 36 percent premium from Tuesday's...

TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared Feb. 16, 2011

February 16, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on February 16, 2011.Tdb Split Corp. Cl A (TSX:XTD): $0.05. Payable Nov 10. Record Oct 29.Tdb Split Corp. Cl A (TSX:XTD): $0.05. Payable Dec 10. Record Nov 30.Bonavista Energy...

Study reveals security weaknesses in file-sharing methods used in clinical trials

February 16, 2011 10:32 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute) Patients who participate in clinical trials expect that their personal information will remain confidential, but a recent study led by Dr. Khaled El-Emam, Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the CHEO...

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The Enormity of Small

February 16, 2011 10:32 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., February 16, 2011 — Once believed to be limited to the electronics industry, micro and nano manufacturing are now making an enormous impact in almost all areas of manufacturing. From new medical devices to creating precise, less expensive and flexible materials,...

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Wednesday Late Update: Citigroup Inc., Bank of America, Wells Fargo & Co., Sirius XM Radio Inc., Dell Corp., Microsoft Corp., Genzyme Corp.

February 16, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

StockMarketLife.com, a leading source for small-cap research, provides wide-ranging due diligence and analysis on the most promising stocks in the market. StockMarketLife Investment Stock Report's primary focus is to alert our valued subscribers to small-cap and micro-cap companies on the...

Researchers link gene mutations to Ebstein's anomaly

February 16, 2011 8:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital valvular heart disease. Now, in patients with this disease, researchers of the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the University of Newcastle, UK and the Max Delbrueck...

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"Manufacturing the Future & #8211; A Documentary" Premiers February 26 at Green Bay Film Festival

February 16, 2011 8:35 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., GREEN BAY, Wis., February 15, 2011 — Is manufacturing dead in Wisconsin? It's a provocative question for any state, as local communities are finding they have to take more responsibility for their own longevity in today's global manufacturing environment....

Syneron turns 4Q profit, international sales grow

February 16, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Syneron Medical Ltd. turned a fourth-quarter profit, as international sales and an acquisition helped the Israeli company's revenue more than triple from the same quarter of 2009.Syneron said Wednesday it earned $8.4 million, or 24 cents per share, in the three months that ended Dec. 31. That...

WellCare 4Q profit soars as benefits expense sinks

February 16, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Government health insurance provider WellCare Health Plans Inc. saw its fourth-quarter earnings more than double, as a 21 percent drop in expenses for claims helped outweigh declines in premiums and membership.The Tampa, Fla., company said Wednesday it earned $26.1 million, or 61 cents per...

AT & T Connected Vitality GlowCaps Wins 2011 Global Mobile Award

February 16, 2011 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DALLAS, Feb. 16, 2011 /- Vitality, Inc. and AT&T* have been honored with a prestigious 2011 Global Mobile Award for AT&T connected Vitality GlowCaps . The Global Mobile Awards recognize excellence and innovation in mobile products, services and initiatives across the global mobile...

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Zimmer Continuum® Acetabular System Becomes Zimmer's Best Selling Hip Construct

February 16, 2011 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 16, 2011 /- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH ; SIX: ZMH), a leader in musculoskeletal care, today announced that its Continuum® Acetabular System recently became the Company's best-selling hip construct.  Introduced in late 2009, the Continuum Acetabular System...

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