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U.S. Breast Imaging Market to Nearly Double by 2017

March 16, 2011 7:32 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

The U.S. breast imaging and mammography markets are expected to not only recover from the recession, but nearly double in the next several years.


Lantheus plans $150M private offering

March 16, 2011 6:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. today said that it plans to offer $150 million in senior unsecured notes to enable it to make a distribution to its ultimate parent company, Lantheus MI Holdings Inc.

Bluebird bio forms potential $4.2M deal with French Muscular Dystrophy Association

March 16, 2011 6:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Bluebird bio, a Cambridge genetics-focused biotech firm, has entered into a deal, worth up to $4.2 million, with the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM), and focused on the development of LentiGlobin, a treatment intended for beta-thalassemia and sickle cell anemia.


'Advancements in GYN Oncology; Instrumentation and Techniques' to be Presented by Nicholas C. Lambrou, M.D. of Miami

March 16, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MIAMI, March 16, 2011 /- Nicholas C. Lambrou, M.D., FACOG, of Miami Gynecologic Oncology, will present a seminar focusing on the latest advancements in robotic assisted gynecologic oncology surgery with David Kushner, MD, of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. Dr. Lambrou will...


Patterson Cos boosts dividend, share repurchase

March 16, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Patterson Companies Inc. said Wednesday its board of directors approved an increase in the dental and veterinarian products supplier's quarterly cash dividend and authorized a new share repurchase plan.The dividend is being increased to 12 cents per share from 10 cents and is payable April 28...

Akrimax Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Introduces NitroMist® (Nitroglycerin Lingual Aerosol) 400mcg/Spray

March 16, 2011 1:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CRANFORD, N.J., March 16, 2011 /- Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease, is the most common type of heart disease, currently affecting about 17 million Americans(1). Most of these people suffer from a common symptom of CAD known as angina pectoris. For over...


SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS) promotes Kevin Crofton to Chief Operating Officer

March 15, 2011 11:34 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Semiconductor industry veteran promoted to lead company operations into next phase of growth.

MEMSIC announces fourth-quarter 2010 results

March 15, 2011 11:34 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

MEMSIC, Inc. (NasdaqGM: MEMS), a leading MEMS sensing solution provider, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010.


Tests on century-old equipment show how far X-rays have come

March 15, 2011 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Radiological Society of North America) Researchers recently tested first-generation x-ray equipment from 1896 and found that it produced radiation doses and exposure times that were vastly higher than those of today's systems, according a new study.


Officials: Health Net aware of data breach in Feb.

March 15, 2011 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Data servers containing the personal financial information, Social Security numbers and health history for nearly 2 million Health Net customers nationwide have been missing from a Sacramento-area office for roughly a month, authorities said Tuesday.The Connecticut attorney general's office...

Unusual treatment of colonic perforation

March 15, 2011 5:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(World Journal of Gastroenterology) A research team from Italy described a case of a sigmoid perforation repaired with endoclips and endoloops, and sealed with fibrin glue. The effectiveness of this approach was confirmed on laparoscopic examination.


Dentsply to withdraws 2011 earnings guidance

March 15, 2011 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dentsply International Inc. on Tuesday withdrew its 2011 earnings projections, citing uncertainty over how the destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan will affect the dental products maker's business."While our global business has started the year strong and we remain on track...

Cepheid nominates Glenn Steele Jr. for board seat

March 15, 2011 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Molecular diagnostics testing company Cepheid said Tuesday that it is nominating Glen Steele Jr. for election to its board.Steele is CEO of Geisinger Health System, a physician-led health care system in Pennsylvania. He came from University of Chicago, where he served as a professor of surgery,...

Syneron Forms "Syneron Beauty" Subsidiary Focused on Direct to Consumer Home-Use Market; Appoints Fabian Tenenbaum as CEO of Syneron Beauty

March 15, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS), the leading global aesthetic device company, announced today the formation of a new subsidiary, Syneron Beauty, which will consolidate the Company's consumer businesses, including the development, sales, marketing and distribution for all of Syneron's...

Media Statement on Nuclear Crisis in Japan: Fleming Pharmaceuticals Stepping Up Production of Nuclear Antidote

March 15, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. LOUIS, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleming Pharmaceuticals, maker of ThyroShield – one of two FDA-approved potassium iodide medicines used in nuclear emergencies to block the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine to avoid thyroid cancer – is stepping up...



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