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Xenon Announces Appointment of EVP, Research & Development

May 17, 2010 5:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

VANCOUVER , May 17 /- Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. is pleased to announce today that it has appointed Tarek S. Mansour as Executive Vice President, Research and Development. "We are delighted to welcome Tarek to the Xenon team," commented Simon Pimstone , Xenon's President and CEO. "Tarek...

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Vitamin Research Products puts hybris and Portaltech at the heart of its global e-commerce strategy

May 17, 2010 5:37 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

New York - May 17, 2010. Vitamin Research Products (VRP), a leading U.S.-based manufacturer and marketer of pharmaceutical-quality nutritional supplements, has selected a best-of-breed commerce solution from hybris, a leading multichannel commerce and communication software vendor, and...

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DFA unreliable in H1N1 testing in critically ill patients

May 17, 2010 5:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Direct Immunofluorescence Assay (DFA) testing for H1N1 influenza ("swine flu") is unreliable in ICU patients, according to a new study from Stanford University. Multiple methods exist for diagnosing influenza, but data on the utility and accuracy of...

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LungPoint system results presented at American Thoracic Society 2010 International Conference

May 17, 2010 5:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Broncus Technologies) Broncus Technologies Inc., a medical device company focused on developing minimally invasive innovations for lung diseases, announced today at the American Thoracic Society 2010 International Conference the availability of its LungPoint system version 2.1....

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Universal Health buys Psychiatric Solutions

May 17, 2010 4:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Universal Health Services Inc. said Monday that it will buy Psychiatric Solutions Inc. for about $2 billion in cash to help strengthen its behavioral services unit and grow its overall business.The companies value the total deal at approximately $3.1 billion, which includes $1.1 billion in...

China Biologic Products Announces First Quarter 2010 Results

May 17, 2010 3:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TAI'AN, China , May 17 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Biologic Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBPO ) ("China Biologic" or the "Company"), one of the leading plasma-based biopharmaceutical companies in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), operating through its indirect majority-owned...

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Refinancing costs drive big 1Q loss at Accellent

May 17, 2010 1:36 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Bid to extend loan maturities past 2013 trims Accellent Inc. bottom line by $5.8 million, overshadowing first sequential growth in revenues for contract manufacturer in two years Accellent_100.jpg Recent efforts to retool long-term debt at Accellent Inc. had the short-term...

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ThromboGenics and BioInvent to Receive EUR10 Million Milestone as Partner Roche Begins New Clinical Study with TB-403

May 17, 2010 1:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LEUVEN, Belgium and LUND, Sweden , May 17, 2010 /- - Trial to Study Patients with Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR) and BioInvent International AB (OMXS: BINV) announce today...

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Stress link to financial squeeze

May 16, 2010 5:39 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

Work pressures during the recession have caused a big rise in mental health problems, according to the charity MIND.

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Report: UHS in talks to buy Psychiatric Solutions

May 16, 2010 3:10 pm | by MARLEY SEAMAN - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Universal Health Services Inc. is close to a deal to acquire mental-health hospital operator Psychiatric Solutions Inc. that could be worth almost $2 billion, according to media reports Sunday.Universal Health Services, one of the nation's largest hospital operators, is offering to buy...

Phone-cancer link 'inconclusive'

May 16, 2010 2:38 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

The largest study to date on links between mobile phone use and brain cancer proves inconclusive, WHO researchers say.

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Children with severe asthma at increased risk of developing COPD

May 16, 2010 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Children with severe asthma have more than 30 times the risk of developing adult chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) as adults compared to children without asthma, according to a prospective longitudinal cohort study from the Royal Children's...

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New technique may quickly distinguish between active and latent TB

May 16, 2010 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) An emerging technique designed to quickly distinguish between people with active and dormant tuberculosis may help health professionals diagnose the disease sooner, thereby potentially limiting early exposure to the disease, according to a study...

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False positives in TB diagnosis lead to real negatives for HIV patients

May 16, 2010 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) HIV-infected patients who are falsely diagnosed as having tuberculosis (TB) have higher rates of mortality than those who are correctly diagnosed with the disease, according to a study conducted by researchers at University of California-San Francisco...

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9% growth expected in laser market

May 16, 2010 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Worldwide laser sales fell 25 percent in 2009, the first decline since 2000. Subsequently, 2009 was still among the 6 top revenue years in the history of the laser.

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