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MRI Improvements Show Promise for Myocardial Infarction

March 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Refinements in MRI technique continue to show promise in clarifying the nature and extent of damage of myocardial infarction. Take for example teams from Munich, Germany presenting this week at ECR 2011, who have been finding ways around the problem of adapting inversion time to the...


Ultrasound Elastography Developments Lead to Increased Sensitivity of Malignant Nodes

March 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Ultrasound elastography is shown to raise sensitivity by 24 percent for preoperative assessment of axillary metastases in suspected breast cancer. Meanwhile, microbubbles identify sentinel lymph nodes, minimizing operations, according to researchers presenting at ECR 2011.


Vermillion to Present at the Roth 23rd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference March 13-16, 2011, Laguna Niguel, CA

March 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, March 4, 2011 /- Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRML ), a molecular diagnostics company, announced today that Gail Page, Vermillion's Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the Roth 23rd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point,...


German High Court Rules in Favor of AmniSure® as New European Guidelines Published

March 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

KARLSRUHE, Germany, March 4, 2011 /- The High Court of Germany ( Bundesgerichtshof ) handed down a final ruling in favor of AmniSure® International, LLC in its dispute with the Finnish company Medix Biochemica. The court upheld the German Patent Court's ruling that the patent...


Class I Medical Device Recall: Davol Inc., XenMatrix Surgical Graft

March 4, 2011 4:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Reason for Recall: Testing cannot confirm that all units of XenMatrix Surgical Graft are within FDA requirements for endotoxin levels. Several lots have been found to have elevated endotoxin levels. Endotoxins (pyrogens) are substances found in certain...


Countdown to Valencia pre-registration deadline - only 3 more days!

March 3, 2011 10:33 pm | by International Osteoporosis Foundation | Comments

Register before March 7 to take advantage of lower registration fees Receive up to 30 CME credits!


ALLVIA to present latest data for silicon interposers and embedded capacitors at packaging forum

March 3, 2011 9:34 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

ALLVIA, the first through-silicon via (TSV) foundry, will present its latest analysis on silicon interposers and embedded capacitors during the IMAPS Conference on Device Packaging in Scottsdale, AZ, March 9.

Cooper Cos. doubles 1Q profit, raises 2011 outlook

March 3, 2011 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cooper Cos. said Thursday its profit more than doubled in the fiscal first quarter as sales of contact lenses improved.The company also raised its annual profit and revenue forecasts, saying it expects better results from its CooperVision unit.In the three months ended Jan. 31, Cooper said its...


IBM Helps Cities Take the Guesswork Out of City Services

March 3, 2011 1:36 pm | by IBM | Comments

IBM today inaugurated a free Web site called City Forward ( It's designed to improve the quality of life in cities of all sizes around the world by helping officials make sounder and more scientific decisions on city services. E-mail this page Save to...

Made in IBM Labs: IBM Reinvents the Patient Portal

March 3, 2011 12:36 pm | by IBM | Comments

Today IBM announced the next evolution of the patient portal, significantly expanding the types of information, alerts, recommendations and interactive coaching healthcare providers can offer to their patients online. E-mail this page Save to Digg this

Cook Inc., Single, Double, Triple and Five-Lumen Central Venous Catheter Trays AND Single and Double Lumen PICC Peripheral Inserted Central Venous Catheter Trays: Class I Reca...

March 3, 2011 12:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Leakage and possible loss of sterility, which may lead to serious adverse health consequences and/or death.


Analyst raises insurer stocks to 'buy' from 'hold'

March 3, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurers should beat their own conservative earnings forecasts this year, according to a Stifel Nicolaus analyst, who said a number of issues that would be favorable for the companies are becoming more certain.Analyst Tom Carroll upgraded shares of WellPoint Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc....

CONMED Corporation Sets Annual Meeting Date

March 3, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD) announced today that its Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held at the Company's corporate offices, 525 French Road, Utica, NY 13502 on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 3:30 P.M. Eastern Time. Shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31,...

Scientists identify susceptibility factor for bipolar disorder

March 3, 2011 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cell Press) A new study provides fascinating insight into the genetic basis of bipolar disorder, a highly heritable mood disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of mania and depression. The research, published by Cell Press online Feb. 24 in the American Journal of Human...


Valitas Health to acquire America Service Group

March 3, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Valitas Health Services Inc., a privately held company, said Thursday it plans to acquire the publicly traded America Service Group Inc. for $250 million, or $26 per share.Shares surged $8.21, or 47 percent, to $25.70 in afternoon trading.The companies provide health care services to prisons...


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