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Phillip Morris buys stake in vaccine company

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

Philip Morris International Inc. bought more than $9 million worth of shares in Medicago Inc., roughly half of the equity offering from the Canadian biotech company.Philip Morris said Tuesday that the offering gives it 9.86 percent of Medicago's issued and outstanding shares. Medicago uses...

Penn Study Sheds Light on End of Life Management of Implanted Defibrillators

April 5, 2011 7:35 am | by University Of Pennsylvania | Comments

Each year, more than 100,000 patients in the U.S. undergo implantation of a new implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for heart rhythm abnormalities. This number constitutes a 20-fold increase over the last 15 years. Current medical guidelines advocate discussion of end of life...

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NuAire to Offer Adaptable Laboratory Centrifuges From Awel International

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

PLYMOUTH, Minn., April 5, 2011 /- NuAire, a worldwide laboratory equipment supplier, has partnered with Awel International to bring a complete line of laboratory centrifuges to North and South American markets. Awel International, previously BMS International, has distributed NuAire...

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CareFusion Announces Departure of Chief Operating Officer

April 5, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2011 /- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN ), a leading global medical technology company, today announced Chief Operating Officer Dwight Winstead will leave the company on June 30. Winstead has served as COO since CareFusion separated from Cardinal Health on Sept. 1, 2009, during...

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Reportlinker Adds Leading Anti-Cancer Drugs: World Market Prospects 2011-2021

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

NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Leading Anti-Cancer Drugs: World Market Prospects 2011-2021 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0470103/Leading-Anti-Cancer-Drugs-World-Market-Prospects-2011-2021.html What will...

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Avanir Pharmaceuticals to Present at BioCentury Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference

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

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 5, 2011 /- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR ) today announced that company management will present an overview of the company at the Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference in New York City. Location: Millennium Broadway Hotel &...

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Reportlinker Adds Transdermal Drug Delivery - Technologies, Markets, and Companies

April 5, 2011 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Transdermal Drug Delivery - Technologies, Markets, and Companies http://www.reportlinker.com/p0203552/Transdermal-Drug-Delivery---Technologies-Markets-and-Companies.html...

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Danaher Announces Executive Appointments

April 5, 2011 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /- Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR ) announced today that Henk van Duijnhoven has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Amir Aghdaei and Henrik Roos have each been appointed Vice President and Group Executive of Danaher. In his new role, Henk van Duijnhoven...

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From Submarines to Strokes: Sonar Technology Changes Roles

April 5, 2011 5:34 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Using a headset with a portable, laptop-size console, researchers say they can identify and monitor strokes, ranging from aneurysms to arteriovenous malformations, differentiating them from each other and from normal anatomy. The findings were introduced at last week's Society of...

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Extreme Weight Gain Raises Risk for Recurrence Among Breast Cancer Survivors

April 5, 2011 5:34 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Moderate weight gain did not affect breast cancer outcomes. • Extreme weight gain resulted in higher risk of death. ORLANDO, Fla. - Breast cancer survivors who experience extreme weight gain have an increased risk of death after breast cancer diagnosis. Moderate weight gain did...

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Report: Humana to be title sponsor of Bob Hope

April 5, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A magazine is reporting the Bob Hope Classic has a new title sponsor and a new format.Golfweek magazine reported Monday on its website that Louisville, Ky.-based health insurer Humana Inc. has agreed to become the title sponsor for the tournament in the Palm Springs, Calif., area that...

Daxor Announces Publication of Research Article Which Reports That the Blood Volume Analyzer (BVA-100) Can Distinguish True Anemia From Hemodilution in Critically Ill Patients

April 5, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Daxor Corporation (NYSE Amex: DXR), a medical instrumentation and biotechnology company, today announced the publication of a research article entitled "Blood Volume Analysis Can Distinguish True Anemia from Hemodilution in Critically Ill Patients" in the Journal of Trauma (2011;...

Boston Scientific Begins International Clinical Trial Enrollment for INNOVAâ„¢ Self-Expanding Bare-Metal Stent System

April 5, 2011 4:34 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Innovative stent designed to treat peripheral vascular lesions for stenoses in arteries above the knee

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Best Enhancer: Recall – Undeclared Drug Ingredient

April 5, 2011 4:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Products marketed as dietary supplements contain undeclared analogue of sildenafil, a drug which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

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Covidien Announces Interim Data Showing Single Incision Gall Bladder Surgery with SILS(TM) Port Associated with Improved Cosmetic Outcome Compared to Four-Port Laparoscopic Ap...

April 5, 2011 3:34 am | by Covidien | Comments

Interim results of a 10-site prospective clinical study presented at SAGES 2011 NORTH HAVEN, Conn., Apr 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced interim results of its multicenter, international, prospective...

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