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Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Testing Communications on Medical Devices a...

October 18, 2010 5:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

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Rural/Metro subsidiaries plan $200M notes offering

October 18, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rural/Metro Corp., a provider of medical ambulance response services, said Monday that two of its subsidiaries plan to begin a private offering of $200 million senior notes due 2018.The issuers are Rural/Metro Operating Co. LLC and Rural/Metro (Delaware) Inc.The two units also plan to negotiate...

St. Jude agrees to buy AGA Medical for $1.04B

October 18, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc. says it is buying rival heart device maker AGA Medical Holdings Inc. for $1.04 billion, or $20.80 per share.St. Jude is offering a premium of 41 percent compared to AGA's latest closing price. St. Jude is also taking on $225 million in debt held by AGA, and it says it...

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Solta Medical acquires acne laser maker CLRS

October 18, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Skin care device company Solta Medical Inc. said Monday it bought CLRS Technology, a California company that makes a device that treats acne using heat and light.Solta said it agreed to pay off about $1.1 million in CLRS debt and may make additional payments based on CLRS' sales and operating...

Cellectis In-Licenses Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Technology From iPS Academia Japan

October 18, 2010 12:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PARIS and KYOTO, Japan, Oct. 18 /- Cellectis (Alternext: ALCLS), the French genome engineering specialist, and iPS Academia Japan Inc. (Kyoto, Japan) announced today that they have signed two separate non-exclusive agreements granting Cellectis worldwide access to the induced Pluripotent...

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S.D. Firms Discuss Future of Wireless Health in D.C.

October 17, 2010 11:31 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

With the digital dialogue between patient and provider promising brave new worlds and opportunities in health care and commerce, face-to-face meetings drew representatives from several San Diego startup medical device companies and a medical research organization advocating for wireless...

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Study documents wrong-site, wrong-patient procedure errors

October 17, 2010 10:30 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(JAMA and Archives Journals) Data from one liability insurance database in Colorado indicate that wrong-site and wrong-patient surgical and procedure errors continued to occur despite nationwide steps to help prevent them, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Surgery,...

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Vaccine Leaders All Over the World Talking About China Vaccine Opportunities at VacChina 2010 -- the No.1 China Focused Vaccine Partnering Forum

October 17, 2010 8:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SHANGHAI, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- At the end of 2009, the vaccine industry raised so much concern worldwide that the headlines of the business media were occupied by various kinds of news about vaccine enterprises. For example, Sinovac Biotech Co., Ltd. successfully landed on the...

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Experimental Drug Preserves Memory in Rodents

October 17, 2010 8:32 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new compound prevents age-related memory loss by blocking part of the stress system.

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Tocotrienols Shown to be Effective in Lowering Fat Levels in Blood

October 17, 2010 7:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Tocotrienols Shown to be Effective in Lowering Fat Levels in Blood -- SINGAPORE, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ --

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Nektar Presents New Preclinical Data on NKTR-181 at Anesthesiology 2010

October 17, 2010 12:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Oct. 17 /- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR ) today presented new preclinical data demonstrating that NKTR-181, a mu-opioid analgesic with a novel molecular structure, dramatically reduces abuse liability while providing analgesia comparable to oxycodone and morphine....

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Blood pressure, glaucoma links in migraine patients; eye care goes digital and mobile

October 17, 2010 6:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Ophthalmology) Data on glaucoma risk in people with migraine and on innovative uses of mobile, digital technology are featured in today's scientific program, to be presented at the 2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology -- Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology...

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Galenea wins $4.5M NIH grant

October 17, 2010 4:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Cambridge biopharmaceutical firm Galenea Corp. has won a $4.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for a technology platform aimed at identifying compounds to treat schizophrenia.

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Generex Announces Approval of Adjournment Proposal and Adjourned Special Meeting Date

October 17, 2010 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 15 /- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (Nasdaq: GNBT, www.generex.com ) today announced that it reconvened a special meeting of stockholders (the "Special Meeting") on October 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. (local time) at the Meeting Rooms, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, 1...

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New Online Pharmacy RxBuys.com is Launched by One of the Leading Pharmaceutical Companies, Rx Corp

October 17, 2010 3:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 17 /- The new online pharmacy was launched after the company had studied the market of pharmaceuticals, coming to the conclusion there are not enough reliable and trustworthy places to shop for high quality prescription medications. With the many years of experience...

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