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ISSYS Inc. awarded patent for catheter-delivered, wireless, batteryless, implantable sensors

March 28, 2011 7:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS) announced that the U.S patent office has granted a patent titled ?Delivery System, method, and anchor for medical implant placement? (US Patent No. 7,860,579 B2).

PharmAthene reports wider 2010 loss(2)

March 28, 2011 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Biotechnology company PharmAthene Inc. said Monday it took a wider loss in 2010, as revenue from the U.S. government decreased and the company lost money on derivatives.PharmAthene said it lost $34.8 million, compared with a loss of $32.3 million in 2009. Because PharmAthene has more shares on...

PharmAthene reports wider 2010 loss

March 28, 2011 3:45 pm | Comments

Biotechnology company PharmAthene Inc. said Monday it took a wider loss in 2010, as revenue from the U.S. government decreased and the company lost money on derivatives.PharmAthene said it lost $34.8 million, compared with a loss of $32.3 million in 2009. Because PharmAthene has more shares on...

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FDA approves smarter heart device from Medtronic

March 28, 2011 1:45 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic, the world's largest medical device manufacturer, said Monday that it received federal approval for a new generation of heart defibrillators designed to avoid unnecessary shocks.The Food and Drug Administration approved the company's Protecta line of implantable heart devices, which...

Predicting serious drug side effects before they occur

March 28, 2011 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) Writing in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics, at team from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, has developed a new model that tests show is 99.87 percent accurate in predicting adverse drug reactions among...

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Demographics cloud optimism on black violent crime decrease

March 28, 2011 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Penn State) Optimism about studies that show a drop in the black percentage of crime may be dampened by demographic trends and statistical aberrations, according to a group of criminologists.

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Kendle Executives to Share Insights at 20th Annual Partnerships in Clinical Trials Conference

March 28, 2011 12:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CINCINNATI, March 28, 2011 /- Kendle (Nasdaq: KNDL ), a leading, global full-service clinical research organization, today announced several of its executives will speak on key industry issues at the 20th Annual Partnerships in Clinical Trials Conference March 30 to April 1, 2011, in...

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Penn Researchers Analyze Conflicts of Interest in Cardiovsacular Care Guidelines

March 28, 2011 12:35 pm | by University Of Pennsylvania | Comments

A new analysis by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine of recent cardiology clinical practice guidelines has found that more than half of the experts involved in the development of these guidelines reported a conflict of interest (COI).

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New Vision Test Helps Detect Optic Nerve Diseases Including Glaucoma

March 28, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PINE BROOK, N.J., March 28, 2011 /- Diopsys, Inc. has launched the new Diopsys® NOVA-DN VEP Vision Testing System to help optometrists and ophthalmologists detect optic nerve disease, including glaucoma and other neuro-visual disorders. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of...

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Some women worry too much about breast cancer returning, U-M study finds

March 28, 2011 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Michigan Health System) Most women face only a small risk of breast cancer coming back after they complete their treatment. Yet a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center finds that nearly half of Latinas who speak little English...

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Garage sale at Scrushy's former estate nets $160K

March 28, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Buyers walked away with more than $160,000 worth of items at a two-day garage sale at the Alabama estate once owned by HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy.Consultant John Jones says about $120,000 worth of Scrushy's former belongings were sold Saturday in Vestavia Hills. More than $40,000...

Syneron Medical Announces Availability of Its Annual Report on Form 20-F Through Its Website

March 28, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS), http://www.syneron.com (http://www.syneron.com/) , the leading global aesthetic device company, today announced that its annual report on Form 20-F, containing audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2010, as filed...

Cynosure to Present at 10th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference

March 28, 2011 10:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WESTFORD, Mass., March 28, 2011 /- Cynosure, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYNO ), a leading developer and manufacturer of a broad array of light-based aesthetic treatment systems, today announced that it will present at the 10th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference in New York City. The presentation by...

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New Harvard-MIT device to detect single cancer cells

March 28, 2011 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

A new microfluidic device that can detect single cancer cells in blood, potentially telling doctors if cancer has spread, has been developed jointly by professors at Harvard Medical School and MIT.

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Detroit Medical Center Becomes First in Southeast Michigan to Study an Implantable Device, Designed to Reduce Patient Time to the ER and Improve Survival Rates From Heart Atta...

March 28, 2011 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DETROIT, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) announced its first implant of the AngelMed Guardian cardiac monitor and alert system. The system is designed to reduce the time it takes patients to get to the emergency room...

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