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Summary Box: Cigna's 1Q profit soars 52 percent

May 5, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

THE RESULTS: Health insurer Cigna Corp. said its first-quarter net income jumped 52 percent to $429 million, or $1.57 per share, from $283 million, or $1.02 per share. Revenue climbed 4 percent to $5.41 billion. Adjusted income from operations totaled $1.37 per share.THE EXPECTATIONS: Analyst...

Manufacturers Discover Advanced Technologies and Emerging Industries at EASTEC 2011

May 5, 2011 7:37 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. May 5, 2011 — U.S. manufacturing continues to be on the move, not only toward recovery, but right into expansion. According to a new report in IndustryWeek, 89 percent of manufacturers surveyed expect positive revenue growth for the remainder of 2011. Growth,...

April 2011 510(k) Clearances

May 5, 2011 7:36 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

510(K) summaries or 510(K) statements for final decisions rendered during the period April 2011

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Vertex signs lease for South Boston move

May 5, 2011 7:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, confident that it will receive FDA approval for its Hepatitis C drug later this month, has signed a lease to move to Fan Pier on the South Boston waterfront, from Cambridge.

Few African-Americans call 911 immediately for stroke symptoms

May 5, 2011 6:45 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Heart Association) When given a hypothetical stroke symptoms scenario, 89 percent of African-Americans say they would call 9-1-1. But in a study of black stroke patients, only 12 percent called 9-1-1 immediately. Most African-American stroke patients surveyed called a...

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Most blacks report calling a friend, not 911, when facing the symptoms of a stroke

May 5, 2011 6:45 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Georgetown University Medical Center) Most African-Americans report calling a friend instead of 911 when faced with the symptoms of a stroke, according to a new study that surveyed those hospitalized for a stroke. The findings also indicate that most people, who didn't call for...

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Get a whiff of this: Low-cost sensor can diagnose bacterial infections

May 5, 2011 6:44 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Bacterial infections really stink. And that could be the key to a fast diagnosis.

FDA and HRSA Joint Safety Communication: Weck Hem-o-Lok Ligating Clips Contraindicated for Ligation of Renal Artery During Laparoscopic Living-Donor Nephrectomy

May 5, 2011 6:43 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) are alerting health care providers that Weck Hem-o-Lok Ligating Clips should NOT be used for the ligation of the renal artery during a laparoscopic...

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BrightLife Direct Introduces 3 New Lymphedema Product Lines

May 5, 2011 6:41 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /- BrightLife Direct, a compression clothing distributor, recently added three new lymphedema products to its inventory. Products by Farrow Medical, Solaris and Gottfried are now available online through the Washington, DC-based company. These compression garments...

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Echo Therapeutics Expands Into New Headquarters in Philadelphia

May 5, 2011 6:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, May 5, 2011 /- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: ECTE), a company developing the Symphony™ tCGM System as a non-invasive, wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring (tCGM) system and the Prelude™ SkinPrep System for transdermal drug delivery, today...

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Pearl Therapeutics Highlights Its Porous Particle Cosuspension Platform, Demonstrating Universal Applicability Across Multiple Drug Classes and Combination Products

May 5, 2011 6:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 5, 2011 /- Pearl Therapeutics Inc. made three presentations at the Respiratory Drug Delivery Europe (RDD Europe 2011) meeting in Berlin this week elucidating the tunability, versatility and universality of the Company's porous particle-based metered dose inhaler...

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Quest Diagnostics Launches Simplexaâ„¢ C. Difficile Universal Direct Test in Europe

May 5, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MADISON, N.J. and CYPRESS, Calif., May 5, 2011 /- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX ), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced the availability in Europe of the Simplexa C. difficile Universal Direct test on the 3M™...

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IPG sales increase 95% in Q1

May 5, 2011 4:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

IPG Photonics, a producer of fiber lasers and amplifiers, announced a 95 percent increase in sales in the first quarter of 2011, as compared to a year ago.

Boston Scientific Offers New CRT-D Warranty Program Covering Phrenic Nerve Stimulation

May 5, 2011 4:35 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

NATICK, Mass., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it is offering a new warranty program in the U.S. that covers its cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-

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Reportlinker Adds Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices, World Market

May 5, 2011 3:47 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, May 5, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices, World Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p096410/Minimally-Invasive-Surgical-Devices-World-Market.html Minimally invasive surgery (MIS)...

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