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University Receives $5.8M for Stem Cell Research

January 28, 2011 4:34 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, aka CIRM, has awarded three grants totaling nearly $5.8 million to researchers at UC San Diego.


Ambrilia Biopharma stock to be delisted; shares plunge over 60 per cent on TSX

January 28, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Stock in Ambrilia Biopharma Inc. (TSX:AMB) plunged more than 55 per cent Friday after the insolvent biotech company announced it would not challenge a move to delist it from the Toronto Stock Exchange.At the company's request, the TSX agreed to allow the shares to trade for 48 hours before...

BioTime acquires biotech company assets for $250K

January 28, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

BioTime Inc. said Friday it has acquired substantially all the assets from biotech company Cell Targeting Inc. for $250,000, a move aimed at bolstering its slate of embryonic stem-cell therapy products.BioTime issued 261,959 common shares as part of the deal and its stock fell 62 cents, or 7.6...


Vitamin D deficiency alters lung growth and decreases lung function

January 28, 2011 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Previously linked to the severity of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in humans, vitamin D deficiency has now been shown to alter lung structure and function in young mice. The new study, conducted by researchers in Australia, offers the...


Lilly Alzheimer & #8217;s Imaging Agent Gets a Conditional Panel Vote

January 28, 2011 12:35 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

An FDA advisory committee said an Eli Lilly contrast agent that may be useful in predicting Alzheimer’s disease could be approved if the company conducts physician training to make sure brain scans are read consistently.

FDA & #8217;s Pediatric Grant Program Addresses Crucial Unmet Needs

January 28, 2011 12:34 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Developers of devices to address unmet pediatric needs may qualify for a piece of a $2.5 million FDA grant.

New Report Identifies The Top Trends Impacting The Retail Supply Chain Over The Next Decade

January 28, 2011 10:40 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

Consumers will drive the need for greater supply chain collaboration over the next decade, according to a study by the Consumer Goods Forum and Capgemini titled "Future Value Chain 2020: Building Strategies for the New Decade."The report predicts

Burg Simpson Leads National Litigation Against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.

January 28, 2011 10:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DENVER, Jan. 28, 2011 /- Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of the nation's leading plaintiff litigation law firms, is delighted to announce that shareholder, Seth. A. Katz, has been appointed by the Hon. David A. Katz to serve as a member of the Plaintiffs' Steering...


Physiotherapy Associates Announces New Clinic in Castle Rock, CO

January 28, 2011 10:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

EXTON, Penn., Jan. 28, 2011 /- Physiotherapy Associates, the nation's foremost provider of outpatient rehabilitation services, announces a new clinic location in Castle Rock, CO. The clinic offers a comprehensive range of physical therapy services, including: orthopedics; back and neck...


Philips Gets CE Mark for PET/MR System

January 28, 2011 10:34 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

With Siemens close on its heels, Philips became the first company to get the green light to market its hybrid whole body PET/MR imaging system. Royal Philips Electronics announced this week that it received a CE marking, allowing the company to begin selling in Europe.


Court upholds $2.9B verdict in HealthSouth case

January 28, 2011 7:45 am | by JAY REEVES - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a $2.9 billion judgment against imprisoned HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy over the fraud that nearly wrecked the rehabilitation company.The justices rejected Scrushy's appeal on Friday, ruling there wasn't any reason to overturn the verdict.The...

Zoll Medical shares fall on 1Q results

January 28, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of resuscitation device maker Zoll Medical Corp. fell Friday after the company said its fiscal first-quarter net income rose 69 percent on higher revenue, but that revenue fell short of Wall Street expectations.Shares of Zoll fell $1.75, or 4 percent, to $41.84 in midday trading. The...

Pfizer Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall Named 2011 Woman of the Year by The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association

January 28, 2011 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) announced that its 2011 "Woman of the Year" is Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, chief medical officer of Pfizer. In her distinguished 30-year career, Dr. Lewis-Hall has held leadership...


VirtualScopics Schedules Fourth Quarter/Full Year 2010 Earnings Announcement

January 28, 2011 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 28, 2011 /- VirtualScopics, Inc. (Nasdaq: VSCP ), a leading provider of quantitative imaging for clinical trials, today announced that before the market opens on Thursday, February 24, 2011 it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2010 financial results. The...


FedEx to Use CryoPort Technology in Frozen Shipping Service

January 28, 2011 7:33 am | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

San Diego-based CryoPort Inc. said that FedEx Corp. has launched a frozen shipping product using CryoPort's technology. Financial terms of the business deal were not disclosed.



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