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Europe approves expanded use of Boston Scientific stent

October 22, 2010 10:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. has received CE approval in Europe for expanded use of its WallFlex Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent for the treatment of benign bile duct strictures.

Fentanyl Transdermal System: Recall - Potential for Active Ingredient to Release Faster Than Specified

October 22, 2010 10:33 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Accelerated release of Fentanyl can lead to adverse events for at-risk patients, including excessive sedation, respiratory depression, hypoventilation, and apnea.

Lotus Pharmaceuticals Preparing to Apply for National Exchange Listing

October 22, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LTUS ) ("Lotus" or the "Company"), a fast-growing, profitable developer, manufacturer and seller of medicine and drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), announced today that the...

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Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. Schedules Conference Call to Present Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results

October 22, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BELGRADE, Mont., Oct. 22 /- Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BIHI ) ("Bacterin"), announced today that it has scheduled a conference call for Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the Company's financial results for its third quarter 2010, which...

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AdvaMed 2010 Sets New Attendance Record: More than 1,700 Device and Diagnostics Leaders from Across the Country and Around the World Came to Washington, D.C.

October 22, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,700 medical device and diagnostics leaders from more than 360 companies – representing 24 countries and 33 states – attended the fourth annual industry gathering, AdvaMed 2010: The MedTech Conference this week in...

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10 Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors

October 22, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SEATTLE, Oct. 22 /- Throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, are offering weekly research-based tip sheets regarding breast cancer prevention, screening...

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Studies: Pneumonia is misdiagnosed on patient readmissions

October 22, 2010 9:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Henry Ford Health System) Patients were misdiagnosed with pneumonia at an alarming rate when they were readmitted to the hospital shortly after a previous hospitalization for the same illness, according to two Henry Ford Hospital companion studies.

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Pharmaxis Announces Positive Combined Phase 3 Cystic Fibrosis Trial Results

October 22, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BALTIMORE, Oct. 22 /- Pharmaceutical company Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS) today announced significant results of pooled data from its two large scale six month Phase III trials of Bronchitol (inhaled mannitol) in people with cystic fibrosis. The combined results have been presented for the first...

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Boston Scientific Announces CE Mark Approval for Expanded Indication of WallFlex® Biliary RX Stent

October 22, 2010 8:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Oct. 22 /- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced that its WallFlex® Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent has received CE Mark approval for the treatment of benign biliary strictures.   "The WallFlex Biliary RX Fully Covered Stent has proved...

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GE Healthcare to Acquire Cancer Diagnostic Company Clarient Inc.

October 22, 2010 8:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHALFONT ST GILES, UK and ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 22 /- GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE ), and Clarient, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLRT ) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for GE Healthcare to acquire Clarient, a leading player in the...

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Summary Box: GE to buy diagnostics firm Clarient

October 22, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

THE DEAL: General Electric Co. said its healthcare unit will buy diagnostics company Clarient Inc. to speed its expansion into cancer diagnostic and therapy selection tools.THE PARTICULARS: GE will start a cash tender offer of $5 per share for Clarient common stock and $20 for each preferred share....

Scorpion has welcome sting for heart bypass patients

October 22, 2010 7:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Leeds) A toxin found in the venom of the Central American bark scorpion (Centruroides margaritatus) could hold the key to reducing heart bypass failures, according to research from the University of Leeds.

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CEO Termeer: Genzyme worth even more – $89 per share

October 22, 2010 7:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Genzyme Corp. CEO Henri Termeer said the company’s profits will more than double next year, and that proves the company has been significantly undervalued by the acquisition offer of $69 per share from French drug maker Sanofi-aventis.

INVOcell Study Results to be Reported at the Annual Meeting of The American Society of Reproductive Medicine

October 22, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DENVER and BEVERLY, Mass., Oct. 22 /- INVO Bioscience, Inc. (OTC Bulltin Board: IVOB), a medical device company focused on treatment options for patients diagnosed with infertility, today announced that Dr. Elkin Lucena of the Columbian Fertility and Sterility Center (CECOFLES LTDA) will...

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Social interaction can identify mental pathology

October 22, 2010 7:32 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

If your doctor thinks your blood pressure is too high, she can measure it with an instrument. If she thinks you are anemic, she can order a lab test. Psychiatrists seeking to identify mental disorders must depend on less precise measures – observations of behaviors and various...

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