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Steris 4Q profit rises 31 percent as sales pick up

May 9, 2011 10:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical products maker Steris Corp. said Monday its profit rose 31 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter as revenue improved in all three of its businesses, particularly the health care division.Steris said its net income rose to $39 million, or 65 cents per share, in the three months ended...

Yale and Rush University scientists receive Sanberg Awards from ASNTR

May 9, 2011 10:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of South Florida (USF Health)) At the 18th Annual Conference of the American Society of Neural Therapy and Repair, held in conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Neuronal Transplantation and Repair May 4-8, 2011, in Clearwater Beach, Fla., the ASNTR...


Elsevier acquires, a reference solution for Spanish primary care professionals

May 9, 2011 9:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the leading global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today the acquisition of, an award winning, widely used e-clinical reference solution in Spain. Fisterra was launched in 2002 by two...


Data Presented at Digestive Disease Week Highlights Additional Analysis of DIFICIDâ„¢ Phase 3 Data

May 9, 2011 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO, May 9, 2011 /- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR ) today announced the presentation of two abstracts at the 2011 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) conference highlighting additional analyses of data from Phase 3 trials of DIFICID™ (fidaxomicin), an investigational...


AGA announces prestigious recognition award recipients

May 9, 2011 8:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Gastroenterological Association) Each year, the American Gastroenterological Association honors several individuals for their outstanding contributions and achievements in gastroenterology through its prestigious recognition awards.


MEMS Market Outlook: Yole Développement ups its forecast on current market strength

May 9, 2011 8:39 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

With the strong demand we?re currently seeing across a broad range of MEMS markets, Yole Développement now expects the sector to see 16% growth in 2011, to reach a $10.0 billion market this year.

Sanofi drops aventis name

May 9, 2011 8:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

French drug company Sanofi-aventis SA, the new parent company of Cambridge biotech Genzyme Corp., has simplified its name to Sanofi at its annual shareholders meeting on Friday.

Court approves Molecular Insight Ch. 11 reorganization plan

May 9, 2011 8:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals Inc. is set to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as a restructured company, following the confirmation last week of its amended plan of reorganization by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.


BioDrain Medical, Inc. Retains EKN Financial Services as Its Exclusive Financial Advisor and Placement Agent

May 9, 2011 8:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, May 9, 2011 /- BioDrain Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BIOR ), producer of the FDA-cleared Streamway™ System for automated surgical fluid disposal, announced today that it has retained EKN Financial Services, Inc. ("EKN"), a New York-based registered broker/dealer,...


Florida Legislature Refuses to Limit Mercury in Vaccines

May 9, 2011 8:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – CoMeD – On Friday, May 6, 2011, in Tallahassee, Florida, a Republican State Senator filed an amendment to regulate vaccines containing mercury in Florida.  The amendment would have made it illegal to buy, sell,...


Saladax Biomedical, Inc. Announces Pacific Rim Commercialization Team in Australia and China

May 9, 2011 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BETHLEHEM, Pa., QUEENSLAND, Australia and BEIJING, May 9, 2011 /- Saladax Biomedical, Inc., a privately held company developing and commercializing novel diagnostic assays to achieve the promise of personalized medicine for new and existing therapeutics, announced today the formation of...


Tenet rejects higher Community Health offer

May 9, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. on Monday rejected Community Health Systems Inc.'s latest buyout offer, which had been increased by about 21 percent.Community's latest offer had been set to expire Monday and had said the latest proposal represented its final offer. Tenet says the offer...

Advances in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment

May 9, 2011 6:48 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(New York Academy of Sciences) "Cracking the Safe: Advances in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment" is a one-day symposium at the New York Academy of Sciences examining issues facing researchers working towards the development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine, including updates on current...


Alkermes buying Elan drug unit, changing HQ location to Dublin

May 9, 2011 6:47 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Alkermes Inc. is acquiring the Elan Drug Technologies unit of Ireland's Elan Corp. plc in a cash and stock merger deal worth approximately $960 million that will see Alkermes Inc. relocate its headquarters officially to Dublin, Ireland, and become Alkermes plc.

Merrimack Pharma pays $220M for Taiwanese drug firm

May 9, 2011 6:47 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. will pay Taiwanese drug maker PharmaEngine up to $220 million in up-front and milestone payments in return for the Asian and European rights to develop, manufacture and commercialize a potential treatment for pancreatic and gastric cancers.


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