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Abacavir - Ongoing Safety Review: Possible Increased Risk of Heart Attack

March 1, 2011 9:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

FDA meta-analysis of clinical trials did not show an increased risk of MI associated with the use of abacavir.

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Spontaneous smoking cessation may be an early symptom of lung cancer, research suggests

March 1, 2011 7:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Many longtime smokers quit spontaneously with little effort shortly before their lung cancer is diagnosed, leading some researchers to speculate that sudden cessation may be a symptom of lung cancer.

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CROI -- Day 2: Selected highlights of NIH-supported research

March 1, 2011 7:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) The 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections is taking place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston from Feb. 27 through March 2. Day two of this major HIV/AIDS research conference included the...

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Watchful waiting no longer recommended for some high-risk Barrett's esophagus patients

March 1, 2011 6:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Gastroenterological Association) Endoscopic removal of pre-cancerous cells in patients with confirmed, high-risk Barrett's esophagus is recommended rather than surveillance, according to a new "Medical Position Statement on the Management of Barrett's Esophagus,"...

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IBM Expands the Institute for Electronic Government in Washington to Focus on Advancements in Analytics and Cloud Computing

March 1, 2011 6:38 am | by IBM | Comments

IBM today announced a major expansion of its Institute for Electronic Government (IEG) in Washington, D.C., adding cloud computing and analytics capabilities for public sector organizations around the world. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

CIM Centers at PLTW High Schools Add VEX Robotics Design System with $400,000 in SME-EF Funding

March 1, 2011 6:38 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., February 28, 2011 — Workers who have transferable skills of advanced manufacturing technology are golden for industries with little time to waste and anxious to expand their restructured companies. More

Insmed Shareholders Approve Conversion of Series B Conditional Convertible Preferred Stock and Reverse Stock Split

March 1, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

RICHMOND, Va., March 1, 2011 /- Insmed Incorporated (Nasdaq: INSM ), a biopharmaceutical company, announced today that Insmed's shareholders approved the proposal relating to the conversion of Insmed's Series B Conditional Convertible Preferred Stock (Series B Preferred Stock) into...

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FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

March 1, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved roflumilast, a pill taken daily to decrease the frequency of flare-ups (exacerbations) or worsening of symptoms from severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Logo:...

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Perrigo Announces Arrival of the FDA for Reinspection Related to the Allegan Facility Warning Letter

March 1, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ALLEGAN, Mich., March 1, 2011 /- Perrigo (Nasdaq: PRGO;TASE) today announced that, as part of the anticipated follow-up to the warning letter Perrigo received on April 30, 2010, the Detroit Office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has arrived at their Allegan facility for the...

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RXi raising $8.1M from public equities sale

March 1, 2011 4:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp. of Worcester is raising $8.1 million through a public stock offering of 6 million units of combined stocks and warrants, with proceeds to be used for "general corporate purposes."

Quiet NeuroPhage nabs $12.4M in Series B round

March 1, 2011 4:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Cambridge-based NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals Inc. has landed $12.4 million in a Series B round of funding led by MerieuxDeveloppement, the investment arm of French industrial holding company InstitutMerieux.

Volcano Corporation Announces Webcast of March 9th Analyst Day

March 1, 2011 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2011 /-Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC ), a leading developer and manufacturer of precision intravascular diagnosis and therapy guidance tools designed to enhance the treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, will hold its 2011 Analyst Day on Wednesday,...

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Former PayPal, Palantir Executive Jason Portnoy Joins Practice Fusion as CFO

March 1, 2011 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2011 /- Practice Fusion, the fastest growing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) community in the US, today announced Jason Portnoy as the company's Chief Financial Officer.  Practice Fusion delivers the leading, free, cloud-based EMR to physicians; enabling...

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BioMarin to Present at the Cowen Health Care Conference

March 1, 2011 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NOVATO, Calif., March 1, 2011 /- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ) today announced that Dan Maher, Senior Vice President of Product Development of BioMarin, will present a company update at the Cowen Health Care Conference in Boston on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. ET....

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Veteran Executive Ron Wall Joins Advanstar Communications as Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical/Science

March 1, 2011 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 1, 2011 /- Advanstar Communications, Inc., a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries, announced today that it has appointed Ron Wall to fill its newly created position of...

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