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Earnings Preview: Humana reports 2Q earnings

July 30, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. reports second-quarter results on Monday before the market opens.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Analysts will look for signs of improvement in Humana's commercial sector, which has struggled amid the sluggish economy as employer-sponsored insurance enrollments declined. Humana...

Netcall join with Telephonetics VIP to deliver a wide and compelling suite of contact centre and enterprise communication solutions

July 30, 2010 7:36 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

Q-Max Workforce Management Software integrated with the Telephonetics VIP SEMAP+ communications platformNetcall QueueBuster® and CallMeBack™ integrated with Telephonetics VIP SEMAP+Datadialogs Eden helps bring together disparate systems into a single unified...

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Tuohy Borst Adapter Accepts up to Nine French

July 30, 2010 6:52 am | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina and Merit Medical Systems Inc. jointly announce a new competitively priced tuohy borst adapter to their line. This new tuohy borst adapter accepts up to nine French and incorporates a proprietary tri-cut silicone valve technology that provides a leak-proof seal.

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Ball Valve Accepts Virtually Any Input Power Signal

July 30, 2010 6:42 am | Plast-O-Matic Valves, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Plast-O-Matic Valves Inc. has developed a new electrically actuated polypro ball valve that will automatically accept virtually any input power signal.

Electrically Insulative Structural Adhesive Is Chemically Resistant

July 30, 2010 6:33 am | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

For superb adherence to a wide variety of substrates, including many metals, plastics, rubbers, ceramics, and glass, Polymer System EP31 was developed by Master Bond Inc.

Gearboxes Feature Low Speed, High Durability

July 30, 2010 6:27 am | Crouzet | Product Releases | Comments

Crouzet North America, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies, has introduced a new line of single ovoid and double ovoid gearboxes. The new second generation gearboxes offer low speed in a wide range of gear ratios and motor options.

Charles River pulls plug on $1.6B buy of WuXi

July 30, 2010 5:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Charles River Laboratories International Inc. has called off its planned $1.6 billion purchase of Chinese research firm WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. The board of Wilmington-based Charles River Labs has instead authorized the company to buy back up to $500 million of its own stock.

BioScrip 2Q profit slides on buyout and taxes

July 30, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioScrip Inc.'s net income fell 29 percent in the second quarter, the pharmacy benefits manager said Friday, because of an acquisition and higher taxes.Earnings per share were shaved by a penny because of the company's buyout of Critical Homecare Solutions. The company reported a...

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30 million women to benefit from health reform law

July 29, 2010 10:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Commonwealth Fund) Thirty million women will benefit from the new health reform law over the next decade, either through new or strengthened insurance coverage, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund. The law will stabilize and reverse the growing exposure to health...

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Clinical trials can be improved by managing the learning curve

July 29, 2010 10:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Duke University Medical Center) Researchers at Duke University Medical Center looked for a learning curve phenomenon in the data record of a large, multi-site clinical trial. Their findings point to ways to improve the quality of future trials through better training and simulation exercises.

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Transforaminal steroid injection for lumbar radicular pain proves superior to placebo

July 29, 2010 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A recent study from Australian researchers determined that transforaminal injection of steroids was a viable alternative to surgery for lumbar radicular pain due to disc herniation. Full details of the study appear in the August issue of Pain Medicine, a journal...

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Gen-Probe 2Q net income rises 42 percent on sales

July 29, 2010 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Diagnostic test maker Gen-Probe Inc. said Thursday its second-quarter net income jumped 42 percent on higher revenue from blood screening and women's health products.The company earned $28.1 million, or 57 cents per share, up from $19.8 million, or 38 cents per share, during the same period a...

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Western diet link to ADHD

July 29, 2010 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Research Australia) A new study from Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research shows an association between ADHD and a "Western-style" diet in adolescents. The research findings have just been published online in the international Journal of Attention Disorders. Leader...

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FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - Keep Kids, Pets Away From Skin Sprayed With Evamist

July 29, 2010 12:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md. , July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says children and pets should not come in contact with Evamist, a topical drug for women used in the treatment of hot flashes caused by menopause. (Logo:...

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Launch of BioOptimalâ„¢ MF-SL Microfilters for Bioprocessing

July 29, 2010 12:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TOKYO , July 29 /- Asahi Kasei Medical Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the commercial launch on August 1 of BioOptimal™ MF-SL, its new range of microfilters for bioprocessing applications. Designed specifically for use in cell culture clarification applications, BioOptimal™...

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