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Report Examines Trends in Global Manufacturing, Goods Movement and Consumption and Their Effect on the Growth of United States Ports and Distribution

November 19, 2010 6:40 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

Global shifts in manufacturing, consumption trends and international competition are three leading factors that will shape the future of goods movement and the demand for warehouse and distribution space, according to a report issued by The NAIOP Research

St. Jude Medical buys AGA for $1.04 billion

November 19, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc. says it has completed its $1.04 billion buyout of rival heart device maker AGA Medical Holdings Inc.St. Jude Medical said late Thursday that about 91.1 percent of AGA Medical Holdings Inc.'s outstanding shares had been tendered by the Wednesday deadline as part the buyout....

NIH Awards $10 Million to Develop Microneedle Vaccine Patch

November 19, 2010 5:38 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | Comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $10 million to advance a technology for the painless, self-administration of flu vaccine using patches containing tiny microneedles that dissolve into the skin.


Lynch Syndrome Teleconference

November 19, 2010 5:36 am | by AACR | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Widespread genetic testing for Lynch Syndrome appears to be a cost-effective strategy for identifying those at risk for colorectal and endometrial cancer, according to a report in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The...


CDRH Learn (New Courses Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese)

November 19, 2010 5:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

CDRH Learn is our latest innovative educational tool. It consists of a series of training modules describing many aspects of medical device and radiological health regulation, covering both premarket and postmarket issues...


Calif health insurers poor at customer service

November 19, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A California Department of Insurance survey shows most health insurers do a poor job of paying claims and providing customer service to preferred provider organization members.The new quality report card gives low customer service ratings to Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, Health...

IPC The Hospitalist Co. buys Michigan practice

November 19, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IPC The Hospitalist Company Inc. said Friday it bought Hospitalists of West Michigan PC in Grand Rapids, Mich.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.IPC, a North Hollywood, Calif., physician group practice company, said the deal expands its presence in a Michigan market where it is already...

Medens, IBM and ActiveHealth Management Collaborate to Transform Healthcare in Puerto Rico

November 19, 2010 4:39 am | by IBM | Comments

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a move that will accelerate the delivery of smarter healthcare throughout Puerto Rico, IBM (NYSE: IBM), ActiveHealth Management and Medens Corporation today announced an agreement to deliver cloud services that will help physicians...


Additional Regional Medicare Carrier Initiates Coverage for Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) Delivered via Uroplasty's Urgent® PC Neuromodulation System

November 19, 2010 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 19, 2010 /- Uroplasty, Inc. (Nasdaq: UPI ), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products to treat voiding dysfunctions, today announced that Palmetto GBA for California, Nevada and Hawaii, a regional Medicare carrier,...


Analysis of Longer-Term Clinical Study Suggests Psychiatric Hospitalization Rates Decreased in Adults with Schizophrenia Treated With INVEGA® SUSTENNA®

November 19, 2010 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 19, 2010 /- Schizophrenia is a chronic and disabling brain disorder that affects 1 percent of the U.S. population and results in substantial medical and societal costs, in particular from use of health-care resources. It also can have devastating health-related and...


VeriStrat® Test Identifies Lung Cancer Patients Benefiting from Combination Therapy

November 19, 2010 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 19, 2010 /- Results from the VeriStrat analysis of a phase II trial of first line erlotinib in combination with sorafenib in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were presented today at the 22nd EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets in...


Masimo to Present at Piper Jaffray 22nd Annual Healthcare Conference

November 19, 2010 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 19, 2010 /- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ) today announced that its management is scheduled to present at the Piper Jaffray 22nd Annual Healthcare Conference at The New York Palace in New York City on Tuesday, November 30, at 12:30 p.m. ET.  A live audiocast of the...


Siemens Unveils Biograph mMR Whole-Body Integrated MR-PET System Capable of Simultaneous Data Acquisition

November 19, 2010 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 19, 2010 /- At the 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), November 28 - December 2 in Chicago, Siemens Healthcare (Booth #822, East Building/Lakeside Center, Hall D) will unveil the Biograph™ mMR*, the...


Spain is leading the fight against rare anemias in Europe

November 19, 2010 2:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(IDIBAPS - Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer) Health care professionals and patients get together for the first time in Spain against rare anemias. One percent of couples are at risk of having a newborn who suffers a severe hemoglobin syndrome. In Spain the...


Boston Scientific Announces CE Mark Approval and First Implants for New Devices to Treat Heart Failure and Sudden Cardiac Death

November 19, 2010 1:34 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced CE Mark approval of its INCEPTA™, ENERGEN™ and PUNCTUA™ cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) and impl



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