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Texas researcher Arthur E. Johnson to give prestigious ASBMB-Lipmann Lectureship

April 7, 2011 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Arthur E. Johnson, a distinguished professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center's College of Medicine, has been chosen to give the Fritz Lipmann Lectureship at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology...

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On-Q-ity presents data on improved cell capture capabilities of its C5 chip at AACR

April 7, 2011 11:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

On-Q-ity presented its dual-capture platform for circulating tumor cells at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Medtronic combining vascular, cardiac sales unit

April 7, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Thursday that it will combine its sales forces for the vascular and cardiac businesses in the U.S.The company said it is making the move to better respond to the "challenges hospitals face in the changing health care environment." David Roberts, formerly...

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Hot topics in chemical biology and drug development at EB2011

April 7, 2011 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) In the coming days, as part of the Experimental Biology 2011 conference in Washington, D.C., two dozen researchers will go public about their ongoing work aimed at improving our understanding of biological systems and...

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Findings may help keep pancreatic disease off the menu

April 7, 2011 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) On Wednesday, April 13, an international research team determined to figure out and eventually manipulate the activation of enzymes created by the pancreas will present an important new finding at the Experimental Biology...

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T2 Biosystems plans to seek FDA OK for diagnostic device

April 7, 2011 9:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

T2 Biosystems Inc. today released data showing that its NanoDx diagnostic device speeds the detection of the fungal infection Candida, often identified as a hospital-acquired bloodstream infection, from five days to only hours.

UMC buys equipment for 3D IC manufacturing

April 7, 2011 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

According to Digitimes, United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has acquired NT$561 million (US$19 million) worth of production equipment for through silicon via (TSV) and other 3D IC technologies for image sensor components and memory chips, according to a company filing with the...

Hospira Reinforces Importance of Clinical Surveillance Technology in Line With World Health Day Focus on Antimicrobial Resistance

April 7, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LAKE FOREST, Ill., April 7, 2011 /- As part of World Health Day 2011 , the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on policy makers, providers, the public and the healthcare industry to take action to combat the serious health threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).  Aligned...

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Rochester Medical Completes Acquisition of Laprolan

April 7, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

STEWARTVILLE, Minn., April 7, 2011 /- Rochester Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ROCM ) today announced that it has now completed the previously announced purchase of Laprolan B.V., the former Medical Supplies Division and wholly owned subsidiary of Fornix BioSciences N.V. Under the terms of...

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Hearing Professional of the Year Awards Announced

April 7, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MADISON, Wis., April 7, 2011 /- Five of the nation's top hearing professionals were honored today by Rayovac for their unparalleled commitment to their patients and hearing health.   Dr. Indira Alvarez of Tampa, Fla. was named the 2010 National Hearing Professional of the Year....

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Hidden camera showed elder abuse at Pa. facility

April 7, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two aides at a suburban Philadelphia assisted living facility are facing assault charges over the abuse of a dementia patient after family members installed a hidden camera.Authorities say 22-year-old Samirah Traynham and 21-year-old Tyrina Griffin physically or verbally abused the 78-year-old...

Ascension Orthopedics Announces TITANâ„¢ Modular Shoulder Implantations at Union Memorial Hospital

April 7, 2011 8:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2011 /- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., a world leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic devices, announces additional implantations of the TITAN Modular Total Shoulder.  The surgeries were performed by Anand Murthi, M.D. at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD....

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New Affiliation Between MinuteClinic and Advocate Health Care Increases Access to Medical Services in Chicagoland

April 7, 2011 8:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and Oak Brook, Ill., April 7, 2011 /- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS ), has entered into a clinical affiliation with Advocate Health Care and Advocate Physician Partners to enhance the high quality, affordable health care services...

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Study Highlights Successes of Ascension Health Quality Initiative

April 7, 2011 8:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. LOUIS, April 7, 2011 /- A study published in the journal Health Affairs documents Ascension Health, the nation's third-largest health system, has achieved remarkable results in eliminating preventable mortality, lowering birth trauma rates, reducing bed sores and keeping patients...

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High Quality Above All Else in Your Practice, Part 2 of 2

April 7, 2011 8:36 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Quality is in the eye of the beholder. Clinical image interpretation is paramount as we've talked about before. But there are other aspects to demonstrating quality for your partners.

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