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Convicted health exec's art holdings up for bid

May 11, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The art collection of disgraced health care executive Richard Scrushy is going on the auction block, with proceeds going to his former company and its shareholders.The collection owned by the former HealthSouth CEO will be sold off Sunday by Freeman's, a 206-year-old auction house in downtown...

HCB Health Wins Manny Award for Best Medical Device Campaign

May 11, 2011 8:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, May 11, 2011 /- HCB Health, one of the top 25 independent healthcare communications agencies in the nation and the leading healthcare agency in the Southwest, won a Manny Award for best medical device campaign in the 22nd annual Manny Awards, a national competition honoring...

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Fredericksburg Nephrology Associates, Inc., Successfully Attests to Meaningful Use Using Acumen EHR

May 11, 2011 8:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 11, 2011 /- Health IT Services Group (HITSG) announced that on Monday, April 18, 2011, Fredericksburg Nephrology Associates, Inc. (FNA) in Fredericksburg, Virginia, successfully attested to meaningful use using Acumen nEHR version 6.0. Fredericksburg Nephrology,...

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Brain focused BeCaid joins incubator

May 11, 2011 8:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Yale University spinout BeCaid LLC, which is working on brain development programs that are tied to physical exercise, has become the latest member of Connecticut Innovations' CTech@Science Park incubator at Yale in New Haven, Conn.

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Animas and LifeScan Strengthen Strategic Focus to Better Serve People Living with Diabetes

May 11, 2011 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WEST CHESTER, Pa., May 11, 2011 /- Animas Corporation and LifeScan, Inc., both members of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies, today announced plans to further build upon their existing collaborative efforts to co-develop and market innovative new products and tools for...

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Boston Scientific Announces Favorable Jury Verdict Against Cordis Corporation in Stent Patent Litigation

May 11, 2011 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NATICK, Mass., May 11, 2011 /- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced that a jury in the District Court for the District of Delaware found that Cordis Corporation owed Boston Scientific approximately $19.5 million for infringing its Jang patent, which covers...

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Amira Pharmaceuticals to Present Preclinical Data on AM152 , an LPA1 Receptor Antagonist, at the Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic Society

May 11, 2011 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 11, 2011 /- Amira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it will present preclinical data on AM152, an LPA1 receptor antagonist, during the Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) in Denver, Colorado.  The poster, titled "The LPA1 Antagonist, AM152,...

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Healthpoint Biotherapeutics Introduces OASIS® Ultra Tri-Layer Matrix

May 11, 2011 7:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 11, 2011 /- Healthpoint Biotherapeutics today announced the introduction of OASIS® Ultra Tri-Layer Matrix, a natural extracellular matrix (ECM) material derived from three layers of porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS). The three-layer construct of ECM was...

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Prexa releases details on $7M funding

May 11, 2011 7:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Prexa Pharmaceuticals today revealed that Shire Pharmaceuticals was among the investors in Prexa's $7 million Series B financing, which was first reported in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in late April.

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Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff - Establishing the Performance Characteristics of In Vitro Diagnostic Devices for Chlamydia trachomatis and/...

May 11, 2011 6:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

These devices are used to aid in the diagnosis of urogenital C. trachomatisand/or N. gonorrhoeae infection. They include devices that detect one specific organism, as well as devices that may detect both organisms with or without further differentiation.

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Summary Information for: Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement System (STAR Ankle)

May 11, 2011 6:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement System (STAR Ankle) (P050050).

Seventh Sense Biosystems secures $6.7M funding

May 11, 2011 6:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Seventh Sense Biosystems Inc., a four-year-old medical device company in Cambridge, has raised about $6.7 million in equity financing, with a plan to close the funding at about $12 million, according to federal documents.

Wavemark sweeps up $3M in new debt funding

May 11, 2011 6:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Health-care RFID tech company Wavemark Inc. has taken in $2.8 million of a planned $3 million debt financing round, according to federal documents.

Instacare Corp. Board of Directors Considers Recent Merger Proposal Inadequate

May 11, 2011 6:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2011 /- Instacare Corp. (OTCQB: ISCR), the exclusive provider of the Shasta Genstrip, a revolutionary diagnostic product targeted at the $20 billion diabetes care marketplace, a leading provider of prescription diagnostics and home testing products for the chronically...

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Medtronic picks GE's Omar Ishrak as next CEO

May 11, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic Inc., the world's biggest medical device maker, said Wednesday that Omar Ishrak of GE Healthcare will become its new chairman and CEO in June.Ishrak, 55, will join the company on June 13. He had been the president and CEO of General Electric Co.'s health care systems business, and...

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