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New technology to improve early detection and prognosis of cancer

March 24, 2011 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Van Andel Research Institute) Gentel Biosciences, a leader in proteomics tools, and Van Andel Research Institute (VARI), a biomedical research institute, jointly announce today the granting of US Patent 7,838,634 for a new method to profile changes in the glycosylation of proteins...


Dispelling Myths of Root Canals Through Education

March 24, 2011 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO, March 24, 2011 /- When it comes to their teeth, Americans have strong feelings about keeping them. According to a January 2011 survey by the American Association of Endodontists, 70 percent of Americans want to avoid losing their natural teeth. One way to help people maintain...


Walgreen to spend about $429M for

March 24, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. said Thursday it will spend about $429 million to buy online retailer in a deal that gives it access to 3 million online customers.The largest U.S. drugstore operator will give shareholders $3.80 in cash for each share of stock — more...


Plans to Overhaul Ambulance Industry Met With Enthusiasm: Online Marketplace for Emergency Medical Services Introduces Largest Selection of Products and Services on the Web

March 24, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, March 24, 2011 /- Buying and supplying an ambulance has never been more difficult; with over 25 manufacturer websites to browse and EMS products to sift through and financing to secure, private ambulance companies and municipalities have their work cut out for them. With the...


Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval of New Clik(TM) Anchor for Precision Plus(TM) Spinal Cord Stimulator System

March 24, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NATICK, Mass., March 24, 2011 /- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and U.S. launch of the Clik™ Anchor for its Precision Plus™ Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System, the world's first rechargeable SCS...


Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at the BIO Windhover/Pharmaceutical Strategic Outlook 2011 Conference

March 24, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEDMINSTER, N.J., March 24, 2011 /- Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held emerging specialty pharmaceuticals company, announced today that Jerry Wisler, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the BIO Windhover/Pharmaceutical Strategic Outlook 2011 Conference at...


Christiana Care Health System Leads National Colorectal Cancer Clinical Trial

March 24, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christiana Care Health System's Helen F. Graham Cancer Center is leading a national clinical trial to determine if Crestor® (Rosuvastatin), a cholesterol-lowering drug, can prevent new colon tumors from forming after colon...


Solos Endoscopy, Inc. Strengthens Current Line of Laparoscopic Instruments

March 24, 2011 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BOSTON, March 24, 2011 /- Solos Endoscopy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SNDY ) is pleased to announce that the Company has strengthened its current line of Laparoscopic surgical instruments in order to better align its product offerings with current global endoscopy market trends. Solos has focused...


American Imaging Management Promotes Affordability and Choice to Health Care Consumers

March 24, 2011 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO, March 24, 2011 /- A new program from American Imaging Management (AIM) delivers valuable information to physicians and consumers regarding the price of advanced diagnostic imaging exams and the quality of the facilities where those exams are performed, offering significant cost...


Scrushy possessions selling in huge yard sale

March 24, 2011 5:45 am | by RUSSELL HUBBARDAssociated Press | Comments

The big barn and horse stables that were a symbol of Richard Scrushy's rags-to-riches tale as the chief executive of HealthSouth Corp. will be overrun this weekend by strangers combing through the last of his personal possessions.The horse buildings on the Vestavia Hills home place will be the...

TranS1 gets FDA approval for product

March 24, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device maker TranS1 Inc. said Thursday it received Food and Drug Administration clearance for a spinal implant system.Shares surged $1.13, or 35 percent, to $4.39 in premarket trading.TranS1 said it received clearance for the "AxiaLIF 1L+" product line, an instrumentation and implant...

PerkinElmer paying $220M for CambridgeSoft and ArtusLabs

March 24, 2011 5:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Waltham-based life sciences and environmental tech giant PerkinElmer Inc. plans to acquire life sciences software firm CambridgeSoft Corp., and has already completed the purchase of ArtusLabs Inc. of Durham, N.C., paying a combined $220 million for the companies.

BL Healthcare brings Series A up to $5M

March 24, 2011 5:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

BL Healthcare Inc., a Foxborough-based developer of electronic technology for health care, has bumped up a previous funding round from $5 million to $6 million, and boosted the amount of that round it has received from $3 million to $5 million.

Gilead Sciences offering $1 billion in notes

March 24, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Biotechnology company Gilead Sciences Inc. said Wednesday it is publicly offering $1 billion in notes.The company said the notes will mature on April 1, 2021, and will bear interest at an annual rate of 4.5 percent. The offering is expected to close March 30, 2011.Gilead intends to use the...

Gateway to Hope: Missouri Nonprofit Leads the Fight against Breast Cancer by Providing Donated Medical and Surgical Care at No Cost to Patients

March 24, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. LOUIS, March 24, 2011 /- Frustrated at seeing patients die because of lack of insurance or financial means, Dr. David A. Caplin and Dr. Marlys E. Schuh founded Gateway to Hope in St. Louis, Missouri in 2005. Based on the belief that every person diagnosed with breast cancer should be...



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