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Santorum resigns from Universal Health board

June 15, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum resigned from the board of Universal Health Services Inc., the hospital operator said Wednesday.Last week, Santorum announced his candidacy for President of the United States.The company, based in King of Prussia, Pa., said Santorum will not be able to provide...

Covidien overhauls leadership team

June 15, 2011 7:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Incoming Covidien CEO José (Joe) E. Almeida will start his new job on July 1 with a new cadre of executives. Three months after announcing its succession plan for the CEO job, Covidien on Wednesday announced a shake-up of top leadership intended to "streamline" the company's organization.

Best of ASCO Features Two Studies Led by US Oncology Research Affiliated Physicians

June 15, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 15, 2011 /- Two clinical trial studies authored by physicians affiliated with US Oncology Research and the United Network of US Oncology have been selected to be featured in the Best of ASCO to be held July 29-30 in Miami and August 5-6 in Seattle. The American...

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Senior Executive to Share Views On Physician Payment Sunshine Provisions

June 15, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ELLICOTT CITY, Md., June 15, 2011 /- Adam Chasse, vice president for business development at RxTrials, Inc., will participate in a presentation on Capitol Hill this Friday, June 17, regarding the Physician Payment Sunshine provisions of the health care reform legislation passed last year....

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American Medical Systems Announces Large-Scale, Physician-Led Registry of Penile Implants

June 15, 2011 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MINNETONKA, Minn., June 15, 2011 /-   American Medical Systems® (AMS) (NASDAQ: AMMD ), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for male and female pelvic health, announced today the commencement of a major global registry of penile prosthetic outcomes.  The...

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Cordis Announces Discontinuation of NEVOâ„¢ Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent

June 15, 2011 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., June 15, 2011 /- Cordis Corporation, a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of interventional vascular technology, today announced it will no longer pursue the development of the NEVO™ Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent in order to focus on other...

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B. Braun Medical Inc. Named Best Company to Work For

June 15, 2011 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BETHLEHEM, Pa., June 15, 2011 /- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) is part of one of the fastest growing medical technology corporations in the world -- it's also one of the Best Companies to Work For , according to Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) magazine. One of just 10...

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Draft Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff - Establishing the Performance Characteristics of In Vitro Diagnostic Devices for the Detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococc...

June 15, 2011 6:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

FDA is issuing this draft guidance to provide industry and agency staff with recommendations for studies to establish the analytical and clinical performance of in vitro diagnostic devices (IVDs) intended for the detection of methicillin-resistant...

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Bayer IND submission earns ImmunoGen $2M payment

June 15, 2011 5:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Biotech ImmunoGen Inc. has earned a $2 million milestone payment from Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals in the wake of Bayer submitting an Investigational New Drug application based on ImmunoGen's Targeted Antibody Payload technology.

Masimo Announces Rainbow Agreement with Philips

June 15, 2011 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., June 15, 2011 /- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI ) today announced that it has reached a long-term non-exclusive agreement under which Philips will integrate Masimo rainbow SET® technology into Philips' products.  Masimo expects to begin diligent co-development projects...

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Dr. F. John Mills Joins Intelsius' Board of Directors as Non-Executive Chair

June 15, 2011 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

YORK, England, June 15, 2011 /- Intelsius, a global manufacturer and distributor of environmentally safe, temperature-controlled and regulatory-compliant packaging solutions, announced today that it has appointed Dr. F. John Mills, M.D., Ph.D., to the company's board of directors as...

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PositiveID Corporation Partners With MobiCare Technologies and CanCare Health Services to Launch iglucose mHealth Solution for Diabetes Management in Canada

June 15, 2011 5:33 am | by PositiveID | Comments

PositiveID Corporation Partners With MobiCare Technologies and CanCare Health Services to Launch iglucose mHealth Solution for Diabetes Management in Canada

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Ethicon Endo-Surgery Introduces Innovative New Generator to Help Simplify Use of Advanced Energy Technology in the OR

June 15, 2011 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CINCINNATI, June 15, 2011 /- In an effort to help simplify the OR, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (EES) today announces U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance and the launch of the first ever Advanced Energy Generator made to power both ultrasonic and advanced bipolar technologies and designed for easy...

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Saint-Gobain's New C-Flex® ULTRA Pump Tubing for Biopharmaceutical Applications Outperforms the Competition

June 15, 2011 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CLEARWATER, Fla., June 15, 2011 /- Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has expanded its line of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) tubing with the addition of new C-Flex® ULTRA pump tubing, a product designed specifically to perform in demanding biopharmaceutical applications such as...

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Reportlinker Adds PE/VC Activity in Medical Devices - Number of PE/VC Investments in Small Sized Medical Devices Companies Has Increased in the Past Four Years

June 15, 2011 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: PE/VC Activity in Medical Devices - Number of PE/VC Investments in Small Sized Medical Devices Companies has Increased in the Past Four Years...

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