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Metropolitan Health buying Continucare for $391M

June 27, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Metropolitan Health Networks Inc. will buy Continucare Corp. in a deal worth $391.1 million in cash and stock.Metropolitan Health said Monday the combined company will run 31 primary care practices and provide care for 68,000 Florida Medicare Advantage and Medicaid customers in 18 Florida...

Sectra sells MicroDose business to Philips for up to $100M

June 27, 2011 5:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Sectra Imtec AB, a Swedish firm with U.S. headquarters in Connecticut, has agreed to sell the bulk of its MicroDose mammography system for a potential $100 million to Dutch tech giant Royal Philips Electronics.

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Inclusion in Russell 3000 Index

June 27, 2011 3:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 27, 2011 /- Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc ., (Nasdaq: PCRX ), an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has been included in the Russell 3000® Index following Russell Investments' reconstitution of its comprehensive set of U.S. and...

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Columbia Laboratories' NDA for PROCHIEVE® Vaginal Progesterone Gel Accepted for Filing by FDA

June 27, 2011 3:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LIVINGSTON, N.J. and MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 27, 2011 /- Columbia Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRX ) and Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing Columbia's New Drug Application (NDA) for PROCHIEVE...

Omeros Unlocks Orphan GPCRs Linked to Leukemia and Sleep Disorders

June 27, 2011 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SEATTLE, June 27, 2011 /- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER ) today reported that it has identified compounds that interact with orphan G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) P2Y8 and OPN4. P2Y8 (also known as P2RY8) is associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), an aggressive cancer...

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Cellular Dynamics International Unlocks the Potential of Banked Blood Samples

June 27, 2011 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MADISON, Wis., June 27, 2011 /- Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) today announced the online publication of an article in the journal Blood demonstrating for the first time a methodology for researchers to access the biology stored in repositories of banked blood samples through the...

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Dehaier Strengthens Intellectual Property Portfolio

June 27, 2011 3:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEIJING, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHRM) ("Dehaier" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in the development, assembly, marketing and sale of medical devices and homecare medical products in China, today announced that it was...

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MCRA Launches Compliance and Business Ethics Hotline

June 27, 2011 2:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 /- Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisers, LLC (MCRA), an independent medical technology consulting firm focusing on regulatory, clinical, intellectual property, quality assurance, healthcare compliance and reimbursement strategy execution, is pleased to...

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ASP Launches GLOSAIRâ„¢ Healthcare Environmental Decontamination at the 2011 APIC Conference to Protect Against the Risk of Deadly Infections in Healthcare Facilities

June 27, 2011 2:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., June 27, 2011 /- Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) announced today the launch of an innovative infection prevention technology – GLOSAIR™ Healthcare Environmental Decontamination – that provides effective, safe(1) and thorough disinfection of hospital...

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Lexicon Presents LX4211 Mechanism of Action Data at American Diabetes Association Meeting and Announces Commencement of Phase 2b Clinical Trial in Type 2 Diabetes

June 27, 2011 2:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 27, 2011 /- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX ), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering breakthrough treatments for human disease, announced today that the company presented clinical data from a mechanistic study of LX4211 , a dual...

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Biopsy Screen Can Save a Spleen

June 27, 2011 2:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Image-guided percutaneous biopsy is a viable substitute for splenectomy while causing fewer complications for patients, a new study published in the journal Radiology has found.

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Consistent Policies Help Radiology Practices

June 27, 2011 2:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Lack of uniformity negatively impacts the quality of your care most importantly. It will cost patients time, and cost the practice time, possibly you personally. It also makes the practice appear haphazard and un-professional.

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Transphorm closes $25 million in Series D funding

June 27, 2011 1:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Company backed by $63 million from Quantum Strategic Partners Ltd. and existing venture investors Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, Foundation Capital, and Lux Capital

Reportlinker Adds Key Companies: HIV - Companies Co-Operate and Co-Formulate to Stay Competitive in a Tight HIV Market

June 27, 2011 1:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, June 27, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Key Companies: HIV - Companies co-operate and co-formulate to stay competitive in a tight HIV market...

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Reportlinker Adds Product Profiles: Depression - Next generation Vies for Second-Line Patients

June 27, 2011 1:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, June 27, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Product Profiles: Depression - Next generation vies for second-line patients...

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