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PatientsLikeMe take in $8M funding

August 19, 2010 11:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

PatientsLikeMe Inc., a Cambridge-based social networking site focused on health care, has raised $8 million of a planned $30 million equity financing. The company runs an online community for people with various life-changing diseases.

BioStorage Technologies to Sponsor and Present Educational Workshops at Annual Biorepositories Conference

August 19, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 19 /-  BioStorage Technologies Inc., a global leader in sample management, cold chain logistics and biomaterial storage for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, will be a lead sponsor and presenter at the 3rd annual Biorepositories Conference, September...

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U.S. Appeals Court Reinstates Claim That Controversial Diet Drug Redux Should Never Have Been Offered to American People

August 19, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An Ohio Federal Court of Appeals ruling issued yesterday is reinstating the late victim's claim that the recalled diet drug Redux (commonly called fen-phen) linked to her death should never have been marketed to the American people by...

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Perrigo Confirms Filing for Clobetasol Shampoo and Announcement of Patent Infringement Lawsuit by Galderma

August 19, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ALLEGAN, Mich., Aug. 19 /- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO;TASE) announced its filing with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for clobetasol propionate shampoo, 0.05%, and notified Galderma, the listed patent owner. On August 17,...

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Supplemental Oxygen Company Offers Steps to Improve COPD Patients' Lives

August 19, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 19 /- What is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States? Many would be surprised to learn that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is, and the number of people with COPD is increasing. According to the COPD Foundation, more than 12 million...

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DrChrono.com iPad EMR Unveils Electronic Prescription Feature

August 19, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /- DrChrono.com , the premier publisher of dynamic point-of-care and practice management software, today announced the latest version of its signature iPad EMR platform , which offers electronic prescribing (eRx). "Studies have shown that eRx cuts down errors resulting...

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MicroAire Surgical Instruments Acquires Endotine® (Formerly Owned by Coapt Systems)

August 19, 2010 11:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 19 /- MicroAire Surgical Instruments is pleased to announce the acquisition of Endotine® bioabsorbable, multi-point, soft-tissue fixation systems for facial aesthetic surgery. Endotine® is a patented system that allows surgeons to attach soft tissue to...

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New Pavilion Adds Complete Finishing Component to FABTECH 2010 in Atlanta

August 19, 2010 9:32 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., August 18, 2010 - A new Finishing Technologies Pavilion & Conference debuting at FABTECH 2010 Nov. 2-4 in Atlanta allows manufacturing executives to review finishing equipment, processes and services, and gain valuable technical insight. Sponsored by the Chemical...

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Acceleron DMD drug gets orphan drug status

August 19, 2010 9:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Acceleron Pharma Inc. has won financial incentives and enhanced protection from generic competition, for its drug candidate to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal neuromuscular disease.

Achillion Pharma aims for $50M in stock sale

August 19, 2010 9:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Antiviral drug developer Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. said today that it plans to raise $50 million by selling stock to four venture capital firms.

Premier Members to Benefit from Full Line of Market-Leading Masimo rainbow Pulse CO-Oximetry Solutions with New Agreement

August 19, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 19 /- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ), the inventor of Masimo rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry™ , Masimo rainbow Acoustic Monitoring™ , and Masimo SET® Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry , announces an expanded supplier agreement that adds...

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Leaders to Discuss Future of Healthcare and Technology on Aug. 24

August 19, 2010 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Aug. 19 /- Leaders from healthcare, technology companies and academia will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 24, for a day-long session in the Chippewa Valley technology corridor. Participants will discuss how the use of technology and innovation can help overcome some of the...

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Treatment with Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion Introduced to Cancer Patients in Australia

August 19, 2010 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SYDNEY and ATLANTA, Aug. 19 /- On August 3, Macquarie University Hospital (MUH) performed Australia's first Gamma Knife® surgery with its new Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ system, making it the country's first and only center capable of providing dedicated intracranial...

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Corporate Acquisitions Pose Unique IT Integration and Product Development Challenges for Global Supplier of Medical Testing Equipment

August 19, 2010 7:50 am | by Don Cunningham | Articles | Comments

The Project: Waters Corp. needed to create a single, common software development platform for its technology tools and systems to leverage its distributed teams’ expertise in order to meet the needs of its global medical and pharmaceutical customers.

Differential Pressure Sensors Available in Failsafe Versions

August 19, 2010 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sensirion has launched new versions of its acclaimed SDP600 series, which are able to perform certified failsafe measurements. The digital SDP600 differential pressure sensors are already used successfully in medical applications...

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