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Athersys stem cell therapy wins scientists' plaudits

May 24, 2010 4:36 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Athersys Inc. wins plaudits from scientists for the potential of its its stem cell-based therapies for heart attack, stroke and spinal cord injury at its investors day in New York. By Mary Vanac Doctors and researchers at the Athersys Inc. (NSDQ:ATHX) investor meeting in New...

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Immune evasion common in many viruses, bacteria and parasites is uncommon in M. tuberculosis

May 23, 2010 10:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered that the strategy of "immune evasion" common to many viruses, bacteria and parasites, is uncommon to M. tuberculosis where the antigens remain strikingly...

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Groundbreaking Study Published in Nature Biotechnology Demonstrates Sensitivity of Single Molecule Test for Detection of Prostate Cancer

May 23, 2010 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , May 23 /- Quanterix Corporation, the single molecule diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing high sensitivity tests, announced the publication of a breakthrough study of the company's proprietary technology that demonstrates an unprecedented...

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CerviLenz aims to lower preterm birth rate

May 21, 2010 8:36 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A disposable device made by Chagrin Falls, Ohio-based CerviLenz Inc. aims to take the guesswork out of determining the risk of premature birth. By Mary Vanac A disposable device made by Chagrin Falls, Ohio-based CerviLenz Inc. aims to take the guesswork out of determining the...

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Study: Devicemakers Fall Behind Other Industries in Innovation

May 21, 2010 2:35 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

A business model that focuses on developing first-of-kind products could be crippling device innovation.

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CDRH to Ask Devicemakers to Submit Data for Pilot

May 21, 2010 2:35 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

To launch its pilot program for home-use devices, CDRH will be asking manufacturers and distributors of devices cleared for home use to voluntarily submit their labeling for posting on an online portal.

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Initial public offerings priced this week

May 21, 2010 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The following is a list of initial public offerings that priced during the week of May 17-21.Accretive Health Inc. (NYSE: AH), a Chicago-based provider of outsourced revenue cycle management services to US hospitals, priced 10 million shares at $12 each on May 19. The price was below the $14 to...

Humana spent $248K lobbying federal gov't in 1Q

May 21, 2010 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. spent $248,000 lobbying the federal government in the first quarter of 2010 on health care reform and several other acts.The Louisville, Ky., insurer also lobbied to encourage programs of health promotion or disease prevention, to provide premium discounts for healthy...

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FDA Commissioner, Dr. Hamburg Addresses Counterfeit Devices to WHA

May 21, 2010 10:59 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

On May 19, 2010, Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, Commissioner of the FDA, gave remarks at the World Health Assembly Committee A.

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West Physics Consulting Signs Exclusive Arrangement With Digirad Corporation

May 21, 2010 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA , May 21 /- West Physics Consulting, the leading national provider of medical and health physics consulting and testing services, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Digirad Corporation to provide all radiation safety oversight and technical...

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NANIUM ramps up 300mm eWLB technology of Infineon into high volume capacity

May 21, 2010 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

NANIUM announces that it has signed a business agreement with Infineon Technologies AG (Germany) to provide manufacturing services of 300mm eWLB technology. This contract allows NANIUM to be one of the first companies in the semiconductor industry to build up 300mm eWLB...

Solos Endoscopy, Inc. Appoints Experienced CFO To Financial Leadership Amidst Growth

May 21, 2010 9:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOSTON , May 21 /-  Solos Endoscopy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SNDY) is pleased to announce the appointment of Fred Schiemann to its board of directors as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Schiemann brings a strong administrative background in the small-cap company sector as well as expertise in...

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Accuray Incorporated to Present at Citi Global Health Care Conference

May 21, 2010 9:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif. , May 21 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that its management is scheduled to present at the Citi Global Health Care Conference in New York City on Wednesday May 26, 2010 at 2:40 p.m. ET / 11:40 a.m....

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Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Results of a Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Gadobutrol

May 21, 2010 9:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOSTON , May 21 /- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced presentation of data in a poster titled "Results from a multicenter, open-label Phase 3 study to determine the safety and efficacy of gadobutrol, a macrocyclic 1.0 molar GBCA in patients referred for...

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Home Health Monitoring May Significantly Improve Blood Pressure Control, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

May 21, 2010 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DENVER and REDMOND, Wash. , May 21 /- The use of at-home blood pressure monitors and web-based reporting tools that connect clinicians and patients via the Internet appears to significantly improve patients' ability to manage their high blood pressure to healthy levels, according to...

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