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FDA Launches Medical Device Innovation Initiative

February 8, 2011 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed the Innovation Pathway, a priority review program for new, breakthrough medical devices and announced the first submission: a brain-controlled, upper-extremity prosthetic that...


Aerotel to Present Mobile Health and Telemedicine Solutions at Mobile World Congress 2011

February 8, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 8, 2011 /- Aerotel Medical Systems , a leading global supplier of advanced remote monitoring solutions for telehealth and telecare, will showcase its mobile health (mHealth) and other telemedicine solutions at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona, Spain...


Moody's, S & P place Danaher on credit review

February 8, 2011 6:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two leading credit ratings agencies have placed medical and industrial instruments maker Danaher Corp.'s credit ratings under review for possible downgrade because of Danaher's announcement that it is buying Beckman Coulter Inc.Danaher Corp. said Monday it agreed to buy Beckman Coulter, a...


Coventry profit rises, but shares fall on outlook

February 8, 2011 6:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Coventry Health Care Inc. said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit rose 38 percent on lower costs, but shares fell as the health insurer's guidance fell short of Wall Street expectations.The stock declined $1.29, or 4.1 percent, to $30.05 in morning trading. Shares have traded between $16.61 and...

Steris fiscal 3Q profit falls 47 percent

February 8, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical products maker Steris Corp. said Tuesday its fiscal third-quarter net income slid 47 percent mainly due to a pretax charge of nearly $20 million for a class-action litigation settlement.The Mentor, Ohio, company earned $21.8 million, or 36 cents per share, in the quarter that ended Dec....

The Villages Charter School Receives Donation From Praxis EMR

February 8, 2011 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

THE VILLAGES, Fla., Feb. 8, 2011 /- Today, The Villages Charter School announced receipt of supplies and equipment donated by Praxis: The Template-Free EMR. Praxis made the donation soon after learning of the school's plans to begin using its electronic medical records system as part of...


Symmetry Medical to Host Investor Breakfast on February 17, 2011

February 8, 2011 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WARSAW, Ind., Feb. 8, 2011 /- Symmetry Medical Inc. (NYSE: SMA ), a leading independent provider of products to the global orthopaedic device industry and other medical markets, announced today that the Company will host an Investor Breakfast on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7:30 a.m....


ASU benefit encourages community to have a HeArt

February 8, 2011 5:35 am | by Arizona State University | Comments

ASU's College of Nursing & Health Innovation is hosting the inaugural "Have a HeArt" benefit to help fund the university's four non-profit clinics around the more


One-Year European Registry Data Released for Popliteal Stenting With SUPERA®

February 8, 2011 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LEIPZIG, Germany, Feb. 8, 2011 /- Data from the Leipzig Registry tracking the results of patients treated with the SUPERA® stent for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the popliteal artery were reported during the recent 2011 Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC).  The SUPERA...


Hologic Targets Women's Health Professionals at ECR 2011

February 8, 2011 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 8, 2011 /- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX ), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, will focus on new,...


College of Nursing chosen as outreach partner for Ariz.

February 8, 2011 5:34 am | by Arizona State University | Comments

The ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation has been selected as the National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partner for 2011 through 2013 for the state of more


Public Workshop - Center for Devices and Radiological Health's Innovation Initiative, March 15, 2011

February 8, 2011 4:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The purpose of the public workshop is to solicit public feedback on select actions outlined in CDRH's Medical Device Innovation Initiative (report). FDA is seeking input on a number of identified challenges associated with incentivizing innovation, and...


CDRH Medical Device Innovation Initiative

February 8, 2011 4:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

CDRH recognizes that transformative innovative devices typically present new scientific and regulatory challenges. The Innovation Initiative supports the development of innovative products by addressing some of the barriers that can impede a product's...


Kindred Healthcare buying RehabCare for $900M

February 8, 2011 3:45 am | by MARLEY SEAMAN - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Kindred Healthcare, a provider of acute care hospital and inpatient rehabilitation services, said Tuesday it has agreed to buy rival RehabCare Group for about $900 million in cash and stock.The deal would combine Kindred's contract rehabilitation service business, which has about 550 customers,...

Summary Box: Kindred Healthcare buys RehabCare

February 8, 2011 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

THE DEAL: Kindred Healthcare Inc. plans to buy RehabCare Group Inc. for about $900 million, or $35 per share, in cash and stock. The deal also includes Kindred assuming about $400 million in debt.MORE CONTRACTS: Kindred is the larger of the two companies. They both operate long-term acute care...


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