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Proceed with caution: Electronic Medical Record ahead

July 20, 2010 5:34 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

In our headlong rush into electronic medical records, a move fueled by $19 billion in stimulus money, we should heed some cautionary notes that are emerging as the transition from paper to digital takes place.

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InterMune to Release Second Quarter Financial Results on July 27

July 20, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BRISBANE, Calif. , July 20 /- InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN ) today announced that it will release second quarter 2010 financial results on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time .  A live conference call and webcast will be hosted by InterMune at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time...

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New Standard of National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program

July 20, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. , July 20 /- As of January 1, 2010 the new performance certification standards applicable to devices that measure A1C (or glycated hemoglobin) as set by the National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program (NGSP) changed to +/-0.75% A1C, 95% CI, 4-10.0% A1C range....

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Newly Published Data Demonstrate ASP EVOTECH® ECR Provides Cleaning That is Superior to Manual Cleaning of Flexible Endoscopes

July 20, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif. , July 20 /- Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) announced today newly published data showing the ASP EVOTECH® Endoscope Cleaner and Reprocessor (ECR) provides an automated approach superior to the manual cleaning required when using traditional AERs. Published in...

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Huntington Memorial Hospital Selects Allscripts Community Solution to Create a Connected, Collaborative Health Community

July 20, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHICAGO and PASADENA, Calif. , July 20 /- Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX ) announced today that Huntington Memorial Hospital has selected the Allscripts Community Solution to power Huntington Health eConnect, a Health Information Exchange (HIE) that enables physicians, hospitals and other...

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Newport Corporation Completes Sale of Hilger Crystals to Dynasil Corporation

July 20, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif. , July 20 /- Newport Corporation (Nasdaq: NEWP ) today announced that it has completed the sale of the stock of its Hilger Crystals subsidiary to Dynasil Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: DYSL), a provider of technology, products, services and solutions in the medical,...

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Reminder: ADVENTRX Presents Today at the Lippert/Heilshorn Life Sciences & MedTech Virtual Conference

July 20, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO , July 20 /- ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ANX ) will present to investors as part of the Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates Life Sciences & Medical Technologies On-line Forum today at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time . Interested parties can access a live audio webcast...

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China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Provides Updates on Shopper's Card Program

July 20, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SHENZHEN, China , July 20 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD ) ("Nepstar" or the "Company"), the largest drugstore chain in China based on the number of directly operated stores, today announced that the Company has successfully sold the 50,000th...

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Arcion Therapeutics' Topical Gel Candidate, ARC-4558, Demonstrates Significant Pain Reduction in Phase 2b Trial for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (PDN)

July 20, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BALTIMORE , July 20 /- Arcion Therapeutics , a venture backed clinical stage biotechnology company developing topical therapies for chronic pain, today announced top-line results from a successful Phase 2b double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of its lead topical...

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CAP Leaders Stress Need for Oversight of Direct-to-Consumer and Laboratory Developed Tests

July 20, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

College of American Pathologists Outlines Recommendations at Food and Drug Administration Meeting WASHINGTON , July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the increasing importance of laboratory tests in diagnosing and treating disease, representatives of the College of American Pathologists...

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National Contest Encourages People with Depressive Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder or Major Depressive Disorder to Speak Out

July 20, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del. , July 20 /- Currently in its second year, the SPEAK and Be Heard… Living With Depression contest, made possible by AstraZeneca in partnership with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), encourages people with depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder and...

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Image-processing algorithm reduces CT radiation dose by as much as 95 percent

July 20, 2010 4:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) In the wake of recent radiation overdoses, researchers at the Mayo Clinic, excited by CT perfusion's promise for diagnosing stroke, cancer, and possibly heart disease, have developed a way to reduce the amount of radiation involved in the procedure...

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Mitralign draws $5 million credit from GE Capital

July 19, 2010 6:32 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

GE Capital Healthcare Services has provided Tewksbury-based medical device company Mitralign Inc. with a $5 million secured credit facility that Mitralign will use for working capital as it advances development of its mitral valve repair device.

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ICU Medical 2Q net income rises 34 percent

July 19, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Device maker ICU Medical Inc. said Monday its second-quarter net income rose 34 percent on a boost in domestic and direct sales.The company said it earned $7.7 million, or 56 cents per share, compared with net income of $5.7 million, or 38 cents per share, during the same period a year prior....

Lincare Holdings 2Q net income jumps 39 percent

July 19, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lincare Holdings Inc., which provides home delivery of oxygen and respiratory therapies, said Monday that its second-quarter profit jumped 39 percent on a boost in sales.Lincare said it earned $46.4 million, or 47 cents per share, compared with $33.5 million, or 33 cents per share, a year...

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