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PatientsLikeMe uses social network for ALS study

April 25, 2011 9:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

PatientsLikeMe, a social network that connects patients with various chronic conditions, has published a study in the journal Nature Biotechnology arguing that lithium carbonate does not slow the progression of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Boston Scientific gets FDA OK for ION stent system

April 25, 2011 9:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Continuing a spring fling of stent approvals, Boston Scientific Corp. today announced that it had won approval from the FDA for its ION drug-eluting coronary stent.

Acetylon Pharmaceuticals expands advisory board

April 25, 2011 9:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Acetylon Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Boston biotech working on small molecule drugs to treat cancer and other diseases, today announced two new members of its scientific advisory board – Wayne William Hancock and Tso-Pang Yao.

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Nano Terra licenses nanotech, ex-Surface Logix platform

April 25, 2011 9:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Nano Terra Inc., a Brighton nanotechnology development firm, is giving an exclusive worldwide license to three disease-oriented product candidates and rights to its Pharmacomer drug discovery platform to New York City biotechnology firm Kadmon Pharmaceuticals LLC.

Dealing With Stress in Radiology

April 25, 2011 9:35 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Your least-favorite tech makes a rookie blunder and screws up a study, perhaps, or PACS fails just as you are hit by a quartet of STATs. What do you do with your aggravation?

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Consumer Information on: MEL 80? Excimer Laser System - P060004S001

April 25, 2011 8:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The Carl Zeiss Meditec MEL 80? Excimer Laser System is a refractive excimer laser designed for a particular type of surgery called LASIK2 (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) to change how the eye bends light (refractive surgery). The laser system...

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Summary Information for: MEL 80? Excimer Laser System

April 25, 2011 8:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for MEL 80? Excimer Laser System (P060004S001).

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Boston Scientific gets FDA for ION stent system

April 25, 2011 7:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Continuing a spring fling of stent approvals, Boston Scientific Corp. today announced that it had won approval from the FDA for its ION drug-eluting coronary stent.

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Robotic Couch Provides Extra Degree of Precision for Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy for Cancer

April 25, 2011 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 /- Accuracy in radiation therapy demands careful targeting and patient positioning – precision measured in millimeters. The Farber Center for Radiation Oncology , the first and only freestanding cancer center of its kind in Manhattan, is among the first...

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Pharmacists Offer Guidance on Top Over-The-Counter Medications

April 25, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2010 Pharmacy Today Over-the-Counter Product Survey , conducted by the American Pharmacists Association , reveals pharmacists believe that 81% of consumers purchase the over-the-counter (OTC) product that was recommended by their...

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Idenix attracts $5M equity financing

April 25, 2011 6:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Cambridge developer of human viral disease therapeutics, has taken in $5 million in equity fundraising, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Columbus Energy Limited Hires Grenfell Consulting Ltd. as Investor Relations Advisor

April 25, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Columbus Energy Limited (TSX VENTURE: CEL) is pleased to announce that it has hired Grenfell Consulting Ltd. of London, England as its Investor Relations Advisor.The range of activity that Grenfell Consulting Ltd. undertakes includes preparing executives for presentations, writing and...

CryoLife Launches BioGlue® Surgical Adhesive in Japan

April 25, 2011 5:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ATLANTA, April 25, 2011 /- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY ), an implantable biological medical device and cardiovascular tissue processing company, today announced that its BioGlue Surgical Adhesive has launched in Japan and is expected to be available in hospitals by late May 2011. BioGlue...

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ConvaTec Healthcare Announces 2010 Year-End Earnings Call

April 25, 2011 5:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SKILLMAN, N.J., April 25, 2011 /- ConvaTec Healthcare today announced that it will report its 2010 year-end earnings on Thursday, April 28, 2011. David Johnson, CEO and George Kegler, CFO will host an analyst and investor call at 9:00 AM EDT live via telephone. Questions and answers will...

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Ferring Celebrates Winners of 2010 My Little Miracle Essay Contest During National Infertility Awareness Week

April 25, 2011 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 25, 2011 /- Celebrating National Infertility Awareness Week, April 24-30, 2011, Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. is honoring three lucky families who won its 2010 My Little Miracle Essay Contest for their inspirational stories about overcoming their struggle with...

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