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Gynecologic cancer expert helps pinpoint best treatment for fast-growing gestational tumors

April 26, 2011 10:41 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A clinical trial has sifted out the most effective single-drug chemotherapy regimen for quick-growing but highly curable cancers that arise from the placentas of pregnant women.

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Dyax, FivePrime form antibody discovery deal

April 26, 2011 10:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Cambridge biotech Dyax Corp. has formed a research deal with South San Francisco biotech FivePrime Therapeutics Inc. aimed at discovering therapeutic antibodies.

New CT Abdomen/Pelvis CPT Code Changes Cut Reimbursement

April 26, 2011 10:35 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

As of Jan. 1, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) changed the way you code for abdomen and pelvis CT scans performed together. The new combined-code requirement slices reimbursement for these services in half.

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Survey Gives Insights on RIS/PACS Purchasing Decisions

April 26, 2011 10:35 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

KLAS researchers interviewed more than 500 provider facilities, finding that the regional vendor CoActive scored the highest at 89.4 out of 100.

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Kindred 1Q profit rises 49 percent; stock rockets

April 26, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health care services company Kindred Healthcare Inc.'s first-quarter profit surged 49 percent and topped expectations on rising admissions.The company runs long-term acute-care hospitals and nursing homes and has a contract rehabilitation services business.Kindred said Tuesday that...

ULIS introduces Pico640(TM), a new VGA 17-micron uncooled infrared imaging sensor with enhanced factor of merit

April 26, 2011 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Factor of merit, a relative measure of thermal sensor sensitivity against response rate, will allow camera makers to see how well Pico640E?s optimum performance compares to other uncooled IR imaging sensors on the market.

Millennium submits supplemental NDAs on cancer drug

April 26, 2011 9:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Cambridge-based cancer pharmaceutical company Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company and parent Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. of Osaka, Japan, said they have submitted two supplemental new drug applications for Velcade, a cancer treatment, to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS) extends strong order momentum with multi-system order from packaging specialist

April 26, 2011 8:39 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Leading assembly and test services provider to deploy SPTS Etch, PVD and CVD Technologies for integrated through silicon via (TSV) process.

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GT Solar receives $93.9 million order for polysilicon production equipment and technology from Taiwan-based Powertec Energy Corporation

April 26, 2011 8:39 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

GT Solar International, Inc. announced that it has received a $93.9 million order from Taiwan-based polysilicon producer Powertec Energy Corporation for a complete suite of polysilicon production equipment and technology including SDR? 400 reactors, hydrochlorination, filament and product...

RXi Pharmaceuticals lands SBIR grants for RNAi therapeutics(2)

April 26, 2011 8:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Worcester RNAi therapeutics firm RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp. has won a total of almost $580,000 from two Small Business Innovation Research grants awarded through the National Institutes of Health.

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RXi Pharmaceuticals lands SBIR grants for RNAi therapeutics

April 26, 2011 8:36 am | Comments

Worcester RNAi therapeutics firm RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp. has won a total of almost $580,000 from two Small Business Innovation Research grants awarded through the National Institutes of Health.

Summary Box: Humana to offer quarterly dividend(2)

April 26, 2011 7:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NEW DIVIDEND: Health insurer Humana Inc. said Tuesday that it will start offering a 25-cent quarterly cash dividend, its first since 1993.GROWING FORECAST: The company also said it will report on Monday first-quarter earnings per share of $1.86, up from previous guidance of $1.15 to $1.20 per share...

Summary Box: Humana to offer quarterly dividend

April 26, 2011 7:45 am | Comments

NEW DIVIDEND: Health insurer Humana Inc. said Tuesday that it will start offering a 25-cent quarterly cash dividend, its first since 1993.GROWING FORECAST: The company also said it will report on Monday first-quarter earnings per share of $1.86, up from previous guidance of $1.15 to $1.20 per share...

Idera stock drops on hepatitis-C drug delay

April 26, 2011 6:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s stock dropped more than 5 percent Monday, following the company's announcement that it would delay the launch of a clinical trial on its drug candidate for hepatitis C.

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Wound care sales lift Kinetic Concepts 1Q profit

April 26, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Kinetic Concepts posted a 30 percent jump in first-quarter net income Tuesday, citing healthy sales in wound-care technology.Revenue from low-pressure wound care products and other active healing solutions products rose 2 percent to $340.5 million. Sales of LifeCell tissue repair products rose...

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