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Water Street Healthcare Partners Announces New Investment in Medical Specialties Distributors, LLC

July 30, 2010 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO , July 30 /- Water Street Healthcare Partners , a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on health care, announced today that it has acquired Medical Specialties Distributors, LLC (MSD).  Headquartered in Stoughton, Massachusetts , MSD is the nation's leading...

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GHX to Present Strategies to Optimize Procurement, Especially of Physician Preference Items, at Annual AHRMM Conference

July 30, 2010 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Colo. , July 30 /- One of the biggest challenges faced by healthcare providers today is gaining control of the purchase of physician preference items (PPI), such as orthopedic implants, cardiac stents, pacemakers and other advanced medical devices, which can be among the most...

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MultiCell Technologies Launches New Web Site

July 30, 2010 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOONSOCKET, R.I. , July 30 /- MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MCET) has launched a new website with a fresh new look and updated information about discovery technology platforms and lead drug candidates. It also provides information to answer investors' most common...

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European Research Project Aims to Improve the Diagnosis and Therapy of Brain Diseases

July 30, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CATANIA, Italy , July 30 /- The partners in a new publicly-funded European research project today announced details of the multinational/multidisciplinary program: 'CSI: Central Nervous System Imaging.' This three-year ENIAC (European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council) project...

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Earnings Preview: Humana reports 2Q earnings

July 30, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. reports second-quarter results on Monday before the market opens.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Analysts will look for signs of improvement in Humana's commercial sector, which has struggled amid the sluggish economy as employer-sponsored insurance enrollments declined. Humana...

Netcall join with Telephonetics VIP to deliver a wide and compelling suite of contact centre and enterprise communication solutions

July 30, 2010 7:36 am | by RealWire | Comments

Q-Max Workforce Management Software integrated with the Telephonetics VIP SEMAP+ communications platformNetcall QueueBuster® and CallMeBack™ integrated with Telephonetics VIP SEMAP+Datadialogs Eden helps bring together disparate systems into a single unified...

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Charles River pulls plug on $1.6B buy of WuXi

July 30, 2010 5:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Charles River Laboratories International Inc. has called off its planned $1.6 billion purchase of Chinese research firm WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. The board of Wilmington-based Charles River Labs has instead authorized the company to buy back up to $500 million of its own stock.

BioScrip 2Q profit slides on buyout and taxes

July 30, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BioScrip Inc.'s net income fell 29 percent in the second quarter, the pharmacy benefits manager said Friday, because of an acquisition and higher taxes.Earnings per share were shaved by a penny because of the company's buyout of Critical Homecare Solutions. The company reported a...

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30 million women to benefit from health reform law

July 29, 2010 10:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Commonwealth Fund) Thirty million women will benefit from the new health reform law over the next decade, either through new or strengthened insurance coverage, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund. The law will stabilize and reverse the growing exposure to health...

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Clinical trials can be improved by managing the learning curve

July 29, 2010 10:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Duke University Medical Center) Researchers at Duke University Medical Center looked for a learning curve phenomenon in the data record of a large, multi-site clinical trial. Their findings point to ways to improve the quality of future trials through better training and simulation exercises.

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Transforaminal steroid injection for lumbar radicular pain proves superior to placebo

July 29, 2010 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A recent study from Australian researchers determined that transforaminal injection of steroids was a viable alternative to surgery for lumbar radicular pain due to disc herniation. Full details of the study appear in the August issue of Pain Medicine, a journal...

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Gen-Probe 2Q net income rises 42 percent on sales

July 29, 2010 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Diagnostic test maker Gen-Probe Inc. said Thursday its second-quarter net income jumped 42 percent on higher revenue from blood screening and women's health products.The company earned $28.1 million, or 57 cents per share, up from $19.8 million, or 38 cents per share, during the same period a...

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Western diet link to ADHD

July 29, 2010 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Research Australia) A new study from Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research shows an association between ADHD and a "Western-style" diet in adolescents. The research findings have just been published online in the international Journal of Attention Disorders. Leader...

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FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - Keep Kids, Pets Away From Skin Sprayed With Evamist

July 29, 2010 12:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md. , July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says children and pets should not come in contact with Evamist, a topical drug for women used in the treatment of hot flashes caused by menopause. (Logo:...

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Launch of BioOptimalâ„¢ MF-SL Microfilters for Bioprocessing

July 29, 2010 12:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TOKYO , July 29 /- Asahi Kasei Medical Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the commercial launch on August 1 of BioOptimal™ MF-SL, its new range of microfilters for bioprocessing applications. Designed specifically for use in cell culture clarification applications, BioOptimal™...

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