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JumpStart Ventures Invests in Cleveland-based SPR Therapeutics

April 26, 2011 5:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CLEVELAND, April 26, 2011 /- JumpStart Ventures , a nonprofit that invests in and partners with innovative, early-stage companies in Northeast Ohio, announced an investment commitment of $250,000 in SPR™ Therapeutics . The one-year-old Beachwood, Ohio-based company is...

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Lilly and Medtronic Announce Drug-Device Collaboration for Parkinson's Disease

April 26, 2011 5:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS and MINNEAPOLIS, April 26, 2011 /- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) and Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT ) today announced they have entered into a collaboration to research and develop a new approach to treating Parkinson's disease that involves delivering a potential new...

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Sensus Healthcare Awarded Sole Contract for Superficial Radiotherapy

April 26, 2011 5:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BOCA RATON, Fla., April 26, 2011 /- The Premier healthcare alliance, a network of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 73,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to achieve high quality, cost-effective care, has awarded Sensus Healthcare, Inc. , the leading provider of FDA-approved...

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Renewable Fuel Standard Provides Market Space and Predictable Price for Advanced Biofuels

April 26, 2011 5:34 pm | by Biotechnology Industry Organization | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Tuesday, April 19, 2011) - The federal Renewable Fuel Standard provides the stable market support and pricing system necessary to attract private investment to the development of advanced biofuels, according to a new policy white paper published by the Biotechnology...

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Mosby's eLearning and the ASHI introduce ACLS Blended Learning Solution

April 26, 2011 5:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) Mosby's eLearning, a pioneer in providing eLearning solutions to more than 1,300 healthcare organizations, and the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) today introduced the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Blended Learning Solution, a training certification solution...

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Central European Society for Anticancer Drug Research Announces Start of Enrollment in First Randomized Trial of Pharmacokinetic-Guided Dose Adjustment of Paclitaxel in Non-Sm...

April 26, 2011 5:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

VIENNA and BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 26, 2011 /- In collaboration with Saladax Biomedical, Inc., the Central European Society for Anticancer Drug Research (CESAR) announced today that enrollment has begun in the CEPAC-TDM trial of paclitaxel therapeutic drug management (TDM) with subsequent...

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Mindray to Report First Quarter 2011 Financial Results on May 9, 2011

April 26, 2011 5:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHENZHEN, China, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE: MR ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, today announced that it will report its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31,...

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Universal Health Services 1Q profit surges

April 26, 2011 4:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc. said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit rose 59 percent on higher revenue from behavioral health facilities that it gained with its buyout of Psychiatric Solutions Inc.Net income climbed to $114.2 million, or $1.15 per share, from $71.8...

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Life Technologies reports 1Q profit boost

April 26, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Life Technologies Corp., a life sciences and medical research tools company, said Tuesday its first-quarter net income rose just 2 percent as the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan restrained revenue.Meanwhile, the company set its 2011 profit guidance below Wall Street expectations. The...

Earnings Preview: Aetna reports on 1Q Thursday

April 26, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Aetna Inc., the third-largest health insurer, reports its first-quarter results Thursday before the market opens.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Whether better pricing and a slowdown in health care use have continued. Both helped the Hartford, Conn., managed care company post a 30 percent jump in net income...

Motor protein may offer promise in ovarian cancer treatment

April 26, 2011 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Penn State) A motor regulatory protein can block human ovarian tumor growth, leading to eventual cancer cell death and possible new therapies to treat the disease, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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Antibiotic may prove beneficial to preterm infant lung health

April 26, 2011 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Kentucky) A study performed by University of Kentucky researchers shows promise for the use of azithromycin in treating Ureaplasma-colonized or infected premature infants to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).

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Gynecologic cancer expert helps pinpoint best treatment for fast-growing gestational tumors

April 26, 2011 10:41 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A clinical trial has sifted out the most effective single-drug chemotherapy regimen for quick-growing but highly curable cancers that arise from the placentas of pregnant women.

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Dyax, FivePrime form antibody discovery deal

April 26, 2011 10:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Cambridge biotech Dyax Corp. has formed a research deal with South San Francisco biotech FivePrime Therapeutics Inc. aimed at discovering therapeutic antibodies.

New CT Abdomen/Pelvis CPT Code Changes Cut Reimbursement

April 26, 2011 10:35 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

As of Jan. 1, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) changed the way you code for abdomen and pelvis CT scans performed together. The new combined-code requirement slices reimbursement for these services in half.

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