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Earnings Preview: UnitedHealth reports 2Q earnings

July 16, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Managed care company UnitedHealth Group Inc. reports second-quarter results July 20 before the market opens.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The Minnetonka, Minn., insurer started 2010 strong. It reported a 21 percent year-over-year profit jump in the first quarter and said it had trimmed the percentage of...

Adjusting Market Research Structures and Activities to Maximize Payer Access & Insights

July 16, 2010 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , July 16 /- As the managed markets sector has increased in importance, leading organizations have refocused their market research efforts on delivering actionable insights into the payer world. A market research function that's focused on managed markets should provide...

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Health Management names Levine senior VP

July 16, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospital operator Health Management Associates Inc. said Friday it named Alan Levine as its new senior vice president of health development operations and government relations.The appointment is effective Aug. 9.Levine most recently served as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and...

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Warner Chilcott Announces 3-Month Extension of PDUFA Date on Next Generation Actonel Product

July 16, 2010 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ARDEE, Ireland , July 16 /- Warner Chilcott plc (Nasdaq: WCRX ) announced today that it has received a communication from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) related to its next generation Actonel® product (risedronate sodium) delayed-release tablets extending the...

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Siemens Primed to Help Customers Achieve Newly-Defined Criteria for 'Meaningful Use' of an Electronic Health Record

July 16, 2010 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MALVERN, Pa. , July 16 /- Today, Siemens Healthcare announced that the newly-released Final Rule on 'Meaningful Use' of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) provides an important boost to its ongoing campaign to help healthcare providers realize quality and efficiency gains through the use of...

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Roper Industries Announces Senior Subordinated Convertible Notes Due 2034 to Accrue Contingent Cash Interest and Conversion Rate Adjustment

July 16, 2010 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SARASOTA, Fla. , July 16 /- Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ROP ) announced today that its Senior Subordinated Convertible Notes due 2034 (CUSIP No. 776696AA4) (the "Notes") will accrue contingent interest for the period of July 16, 2010 to January 15, 2011 at an annual rate of 0.25% of the...

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GTC regains U.S. rights to ATryn blood clot therapeutic

July 16, 2010 7:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

GTC Biotherapeutics Inc., a developer of drug therapies derived from animal proteins, has regained U.S. commercialization rights to ATryn, a drug intended to prevent blood clots, from Lundbeck Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of H. Lundbeck A/S in Denmark.

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Compact Liquid Pump Has Reflex Valve Technology

July 16, 2010 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Thomas 1210 Series Diaphragm Liquid DC pump features the REFLEX valve (patent pending) design that provides a bubble-free liquid flow. The 1210 Series is perfect for diagnostic applications.

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Photo Etching Tungsten for Medical Applications

July 16, 2010 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tech-Etch specializes in the photo chemical etching of tungsten. Because tungsten is extremely dense, 71% heavier than lead, it is used in medical applications, which include grids used to collimate and attenuate stray x-rays in CT scanners...

Coaxial Cable Assembly Offers Minimum Bend Radius

July 16, 2010 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has introduced the 190 Series CCK26.5 and CCSMA26.5 cable assemblies, new additions to its line of low-loss RF coaxial cables.

Instrument System Enables Precise Air Flow and Temperature Testing

July 16, 2010 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Thermal Solutions Inc. (ATS) has introduced the iTHERM-100 Test Station, a turnkey system of laboratory instruments and sensors for studies that require precise air flow velocity and temperature measurement.

Amedisys defends company in shareholder letter

July 16, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amedisys Inc. has issued a letter to its shareholders defending its home health care practices that have fallen under federal investigation.In the 21-page letter, released after financial markets closed Thursday, Amedisys challenged questions raised by The Wall Street Journal, which examined...

Cardinal Health Completes Acquisition of Healthcare Solutions Holding

July 15, 2010 2:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DUBLIN, Ohio , July 15 /- Cardinal Health today completed the previously announced acquisition of Healthcare Solutions Holding, LLC, expanding the company's presence in specialty pharmaceutical services. Healthcare Solutions Holding is the parent company of a number of subsidiaries...

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Noscira Presents Results of Phase IIa Clinical Trial with Nypta(R) (Tideglusib) on Alzheimer's Disease at International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD)

July 15, 2010 2:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

- Treatment with Nypta(R) (Tideglusib) (NP-12) was tolerated and produced positive effects on Alzheimer's patients in four of the five efficacy variables examined in the trial. - In view of the promising results of this trial, Noscira is preparing the next Phase IIb trial on Alzheimer's...

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Dynatronics Launches E-Commerce Website

July 15, 2010 2:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY , July 15 /- Dynatronics Corporation (Nasdaq: DYNT ) today announced the launch of its e-commerce website at dynatronics.com .  The new website offers thousands of products for clinics and medical practitioners, particularly targeting the physical medicine market. "The...

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