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Making Spider-Strength Materials

August 5, 2010 5:37 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Genetically modified bacteria can produce enough proteins for super-strong spider silk.

ImmunoGen sees sharp revenue drop for fiscal 2010

August 5, 2010 5:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Waltham biotech ImmunoGen Inc. ended its fiscal 2010 with less than half of the revenue it reported for fiscal 2009, mainly due to a drop in license and milestone fee revenue.

Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff - Recommendations for Premarket Notifications for Lamotrigine and Zonisamide Assays

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

These assays are intended to quantitatively measure concentrations of the respective drugs in serum or plasma as an aid in the management of patients treated with lamotrigine or zonisamide. The recommendations are based on current review practices as...


In First- and Second-Line Treatment of Clostridium Difficile Infection, Nearly 70 Percent of Surveyed Infectious Disease Specialists and Internists Will Use Fidaxomicin and Ne...

August 5, 2010 5:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass. , Aug. 5 /- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, in first- and second-line treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), nearly 70 percent of surveyed infectious disease...


Sinovac to Host Conference Call to Report Second Quarter 2010 Financial Results

August 5, 2010 5:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING , Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA ), a leading developer and provider of vaccines in China , announced today that it will release its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010 before the open of the market on Monday, August 16, 2010...


Advanced Life Sciences Featured as Special Stock Pick by KonLin Investment Letter

August 5, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHICAGO , Aug. 5 /- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS ), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, today announced that the...


Lubricious Coatings Suited for Cardiovascular Catheters

August 5, 2010 5:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bayer MaterialScience LLC recently introduced Baymedix CL 100, a lubricious surface treatment for medical devices that gives a durable coating with an especially low coefficient of wet friction.

Sharp Community Medical Group Taps IBM and ActiveHealth Collaborative Care Solution to Help Doctors Deliver Better Patient Care

August 5, 2010 4:37 am | by IBM | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sharp Community Medical Group (SCMG) announced today it will employ a new Collaborative Care Solution unveiled today by IBM (NYSE: IBM) and ActiveHealth Management to connect the medical group's 200 primary care physicians and 500 specialists...


ActiveHealth and IBM Pioneer Cloud Computing Approach to Help Doctors Deliver High Quality, Cost Effective Patient Care

August 5, 2010 4:36 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and ActiveHealth Management, an Aetna (NYSE: AET) subsidiary, today unveiled a new cloud computing and clinical decision support solution that will enable medical practices, hospitals and states to change the way they deliver healthcare, providing better quality care at a...


Federal Register: Center for Devices and Radiological Health 510(k) Working Group Preliminary Report and Recommendations, and Task Force on the Utilization of Science in Regul...

August 5, 2010 4:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The recommendations contained in these reports are preliminary. FDA has not made any decisions on specific changes to pursue. FDA is soliciting public input on the recommendations discussed in these reports, including the feasibility of implementation...


Kindred Healthcare reports 2Q net income

August 5, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kindred Healthcare Inc. on Wednesday reported net income in the second quarter, a year after it took a loss to divest six unprofitable nursing centers.Kindred provides health care services in long-term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing centers and through a contract rehabilitation services...

D Medical Industries prices IPO below expectations

August 5, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Israeli medical device maker D. Medical Industries Ltd. priced its initial public offering of U.S.-listed shares below expectations, raising $10.5 million, the company said Thursday.The company priced 1.5 million shares for $7 apiece. In a July filing with the Securities and Exchange...

ESiP: New consortium in Europe to develop highly integrated SiP solutions

August 5, 2010 12:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

What is claimed to be the largest research project in Europe to research and develop highly integrated electronic system-in-package (SiP) solutions has been announced by Infineon Technologies.

Genzyme patients call for competitor access to drug patent

August 5, 2010 12:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Three patients taking Genzyme Corp.'s drug for Fabry disease, Fabrazyme, have petitioned the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to use a rarely-used legal maneuver to open up the drug to competition.


Study finds proximity could be key to success of healing prayer

August 4, 2010 10:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University) Findings reported today from a new international study of healing prayer suggest that prayer for another person's healing just might help -- especially if the one praying is physically near the person being prayed for.



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