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Study: Many ICD Patients Don & #8217;t Meet the Guidelines

January 7, 2011 12:36 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Nearly 25 percent of patients who receive implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) for primary prevention don’t meet the evidence-based criteria, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) says.

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Tenet adopts measure to ward off takeover bid

January 7, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. says it is adopting a poison pill stock distribution measure as it tries to fight off a $3 billion takeover bid by rival Community Health Systems Inc.If there is a change in Tenet's ownership, shareholders who own less than 4.9 percent of the company's...

Three Mass. biotechs get $1M from myeloma foundation

January 7, 2011 11:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Three Boston-area companies are among 11 biotechnology firms nationwide to receive $1 million research awards from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation under the MMRF's Biotech Investment Awards Program.

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Tufts, Jackson Lab collaborate on new Ph.D. track

January 7, 2011 11:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Starting this summer, Boston-based Tufts University students can opt for a track in mammalian genetics that allows them to conduct their Ph.D. research at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, where they can study cancer biology, neurobiology, bioinformatics and other areas...

EDDA Technology Successfully Installs IQQA®-Liver at Mayo Clinic in Arizona

January 7, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 7, 2011 /- EDDA Technology, a leading provider of advanced computer assisted radiology and surgery solutions, announces today the successful commercial installation of its IQQA®-Liver Enterprise product at Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ. As one of the top...

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Enox Biopharma, Inc. to Present at OneMedForum Emerging Company Finance Conference.

January 7, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 7, 2011 /- Enox Biopharma, Inc. CEO, John C. Rewcastle, Ph.D., will present at the 4th Annual OneMedForum Emerging Company Finance Conference on Wednesday, January 12 at 8:10 AM PST. The conference is being held at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San...

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Sector Snap: Nursing home operators

January 7, 2011 8:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An analyst for Morgan Keegan raised his expectations and price targets for three nursing home operators on Friday, saying a new Medicare reimbursement system will boost their revenue.Analyst Robert Mains said he now expects better results from National HealthCare Corp., Skilled Healthcare Group...

AstraZeneca licenses Amgen drug candidate

January 7, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

MedImmune Inc., a unit of AstraZeneca, said Friday it licensed a potential treatment for inflammatory conditions from Amgen Inc.The company licensed AMG-108 for undisclosed financial terms. The deal gives MedImmune rights to develop the drug worldwide, with the exception of Japan.Shares of...

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StemCells raises $9.4M by selling 10M shares

January 7, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Stem cell therapy developer StemCells Inc. said Friday it will raise $9.4 million by selling 10 million shares of its stock to institutional investors at $1 per share.The company is selling the shares at a discount of 9.9 percent from its Thursday closing price of $1.11. StemCells said the sale...

Perrigo Company to Present at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

January 7, 2011 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ALLEGAN, Mich., Jan. 7, 2011 /- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) today announced that Perrigo Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa will present at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, January 10, at 11:00 AM (PST) at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco,...

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Virtual Event Dedicated to Cutting-Edge Trends in Implantable Medical Devices Offers Sessions on Orthopedic and Cardio Applications

January 7, 2011 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2011 /- MD+DI ( Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry ), MPMN ( Medical Product Manufacturing News ), and OrthoTec, UBM Canon's Medical Device Media Group leading brands, today announced session topics for the upcoming virtual event, Design Trends: Technological...

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Med device maker Doctors Research lands $7.7M

January 7, 2011 6:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Doctors Research Group Inc. of Southbury, Conn., a maker of a bone cement for repairing cranial defects, has raised $7.7 million of a planned $15 million financing round, according to a regulatory filing.

Hologic pays $125M to acquire Interlace Medical

January 7, 2011 6:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Hologic Inc., a Bedford developer of diagnostics tools for women's health, has acquired Interlace Medical Inc., a Framingham medical device maker, for $125 million.

Chimerix Commences CMX001 Open-Label Clinical Study for the Treatment of Patients With Life-Threatening or Serious dsDNA Viral Infections

January 7, 2011 5:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 7, 2011 /- Chimerix, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, today announced that patient enrollment has begun in a multicenter, open-label clinical study of CMX001 (the CMX001-350 study) for the treatment of...

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WaferGen to Present at OneMedForum San Francisco 2011

January 7, 2011 5:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 7, 2011 /- WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS ), a leading developer of state-of-the-art genomic analysis systems, today announced that it will present an overview of the company at the 4th Annual OneMedForum Business Development and Investment...

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