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Excelimmune lands $4.5M funding

July 7, 2010 6:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Woburn-based biopharmaceutical firm Excelimmune Inc. has taken in $4.5 million of a planned $8.9 million equity financing, according to a regulatory filing. The company develops therapies using human recombinant polyclonal antibodies.

LightWorks Optics' Dan Barber announces grant received to develop cell selection device

July 7, 2010 6:30 am | by MDTeditor | Videos | Comments

Dan Barber, President of LightWorks Optics, talks about the grant the company has received from the NIH to develop a cell selection device. He also discusses the company's capabilities. Visit to find out more about LightWorks Optics.

Van der Stahl MD-850

July 7, 2010 6:30 am | by vanderstahl | Videos | Comments The MD-850-US medical pouch sealer represents the most advanced microprocessor-controlled packaging offered in the medical device arena, with finely tuned pressure transducers and thermal probes with high accuracy and acuity. The MD-850 medical device...


MEDICA 2009: Films for Medical Device Packaging - Sealed Air

July 7, 2010 6:30 am | by MEDICATradeFair | Videos | Comments

Nicholas Berendt, European Marketing Manager at Sealed Air, explained how films for pharmaceuticals can be used to separate two individual ingredients for example in anti-cancer drug therapy . Watch more videos at:

Robust Platforms Are for Multi-Core Processing

July 7, 2010 6:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

The robust Kontron MicroTCA platforms OM6090D and OM7090D, which conform to MTCA.1, are specifically designed for high-end AdvancedMCs and feature an outstanding 10 Gbit/s Ethernet switched backplane, enabling the highest data flow rate.

Adhesive Bonds Metal to TPEs Without Primer

July 7, 2010 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Developed specifically for use with Santoprene and other thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), Akron Coating and Adhesives’ new family of water-based, heat-activated adhesives eliminate the need for costly surface treatments or primers.

Affymetrix cuts 2Q revenue guidance

July 7, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Affymetrix Inc., which makes genetic testing technology, said Wednesday it is cutting revenue guidance for the second quarter, citing delayed equipment purchases, budget cuts, and a weaker euro.The company now expects to report revenue between $71 million and $72 million, down from prior...

Gentiva's Odyssey purchase clears waiting period

July 7, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Home health care provider Gentiva Health Services Inc. said Wednesday a required waiting period has expired for its $912 million acquisition of hospice firm Odyssey HealthCare Inc. and it expects to complete the deal in the third quarter.Gentiva, which is based in Atlanta, said the waiting...


Zweena Selects ITelagen to Host Personal Health Records Application

July 7, 2010 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. , July 7 /- ITelagen, a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) hosting and management announced that it was selected by Zweena, LLC of West Windsor, NJ to host their Zweena Health Record, personal health record application. ITelagen, which was selected for...


Lotus Pharmaceuticals to Present at Global Hunter Securities 2010 China Conference

July 7, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING , July 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LTUS) ("Lotus" or the "Company"), a growing developer, manufacturer and seller of medicine and drugs in the People's Republic of China (the "PRC"), today announced it will present at the...


Tengion Appoints Sunita B. Sheth, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

July 7, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

EAST NORRITON, Pa. , July 7 /- Tengion Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN ) today announced that it has appointed Sunita B. Sheth , M.D., to the position of Chief Medical Officer, Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs. In this role, Dr. Sheth will be responsible for developing clinical...


Kindred says Medicare changes will cut revenue

July 7, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care services company Kindred Healthcare Inc. said Wednesday changes in Medicare reimbursements will likely reduce the company's Medicare revenue from Part B therapy services by about $11 million annually.The company had overall revenue of $4.27 billion in 2009, which means the expected...

Jury hits Skilled Healthcare with hefty damages

July 7, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. said Wednesday a jury returned a verdict awarding damages of $671 million against the nursing facility operator in a case that accuses it of failing to provide adequate staffing.Skilled Healthcare Chairman and CEO Boyd Hendrickson said in a statement the company...

Athlete Semenya free to compete

July 7, 2010 4:40 am | by BBC | News | Comments

South African athlete Caster Semenya is given the all-clear to return to competition by the international athletics body.


Attitudes, beliefs and health literacy impact how patients manage chronic lower-back pain

July 7, 2010 4:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) In a study published in the August issue of Pain, a group of Australian researchers investigating the relevance of health literacy in patients with chronic lower back pain (CLBP) found that LBP-related beliefs and behaviors affect a person's disability...



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