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Fitch cuts Universal Health rating on new debt

May 18, 2010 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fitch Ratings Services cut its rating on Universal Health Services Inc. on Tuesday, a day after the hospital operator agreed to buy Psychiatric Solutions Inc. for about $2 billion.Fitch now has a non-investment grade "junk" rating of "BB" on the Universal Health, down three notches from an...

Ev3 seeks approval of aneurysm treatment device

May 18, 2010 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker ev3 Inc. said Tuesday it finished filing for marketing approval of a device used to divert blood away from cerebral aneurysms during surgery.Ev3 asked the Food and Drug Administration to clear the Pipeline Embolization Device. The company said the agency could schedule a...

Bright future

May 18, 2010 7:37 am | by BBC | News | Comments

How lasers promise to revolutionise medical procedures


Accuray Hires General Manager for the EIMEA Region

May 18, 2010 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif. , May 18 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that Vittorio Puppo , M.D.,  has joined Accuray as General Manager of the EIMEA (Europe India Middle East and Africa ) region, effective May 17, 2010 ....


Varian Medical Systems Introduces ProBeam(TM) Proton Therapy Platform at Particle Therapy Co-operative Group (PT COG) 2010 Meeting

May 18, 2010 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

GUNMA, Japan , May 18 /- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) is introducing the fully-integrated ProBeam™ proton therapy system at the 2010 Particle Therapy Co-operative Group (PT-COG) meeting here this week. The ProBeam system incorporates imaging, gating, robotic patient...


AccuVein Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement in India to Sell Vein Illumination Device

May 18, 2010 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. , May 18 /- AccuVein LLC today announced it had signed an exclusive distribution agreement with the Medipath Division of Morepen Laboratories to sell the AV300 vein finder in India . With this new agreement AccuVein has now signed 30 distributors worldwide....


Top 20 MEMS foundries: TSMC makes the list, ST and Dalsa gain share

May 18, 2010 6:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

An IC foundry has made it into the ranks of the Top 20 MEMS foundries for the first time, as TSMC?s roughly $10 million in MEMS foundry revenues put it into 14th place on Yole Developpement?s 2009 listing.

FDA Consumer: No Evidence Linking Cell Phone Use to Risk of Brain Tumors

May 18, 2010 5:36 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Although research is ongoing, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that available scientific evidence - including World Health Organization (WHO) findings released May 17, 2010 - shows no increased health risk due to radiofrequency (RF) energy...


Gold Standard/Elsevier Offers Timely, Transparent, Reliable Drug Pricing Data, Including Average Wholesale Price (AWP)

May 18, 2010 4:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TAMPA, Florida , May 18, 2010 /- - Amidst Industry Unrest due to Drug Pricing Benchmark Upheaval, Gold Standard/Elsevier to Continue Publishing AWP and Other Pricing Standards Gold Standard/Elsevier, publisher of drug information databases and decision support solutions, has announced its...


Carefx to Collaborate with the Cleveland Clinic to Commercialize CCF Business Intelligence Solution

May 18, 2010 4:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. , May 18 /- Carefx Corp. , a leading provider of interoperable workflow solutions, announced today that it has been granted exclusive license rights to market and further develop the Cleveland Clinic business intelligence (BI) dashboards that are a part of IntellisEPM, a...


LensAR Laser System(TM) Receives FDA Clearance for Use in Cataract Surgery

May 18, 2010 4:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WINTER PARK, Fla. , May 18 /- LensAR, Inc., the leading developer of next generation laser technology for cataract surgery and presbyopia, today announced that the company has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for use of the LensAR Laser System for anterior capsulotomy during...


FDA Approves Boston Scientific's Genesys HTAâ„¢ System

May 18, 2010 4:40 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Next-generation system strengthens Company's endometrial ablation portfolio for the treatment of menorrhagia


Well-tolerated radiotherapy provides longer life to patients with recurrent brain cancer

May 18, 2010 4:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Thomas Jefferson University) Patients who received hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for their recurrent brain cancers lived longer lives, according to researchers at Thomas Jefferson University.


China Sky One Medical Announces First Quarter 2010 Results

May 18, 2010 4:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HARBIN, China , May 18 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced record...


Allied Healthcare approves $10 mln buyback plan

May 18, 2010 4:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Allied Healthcare will buy back up to $10 million in its own shares, the company said Tuesday.The plan, approved by the board of directors, will use cash on hand and cash flow from operations. Allied had 45.1 million common shares outstanding as of Friday.Allied Healthcare International Inc.,...


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