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Boston Healthcare Acquires Alpha Care GmbH, Expanding Health Economics, Pricing and Reimbursement Consulting Presence in Europe

May 23, 2011 2:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BOSTON and BERLIN, May 23, 2011 /- Boston Healthcare announced today that it has acquired Alpha Care GmbH, a consulting firm based in Germany that provides health economics and policy solutions for pharmaceutical, medical device, payer and provider organizations. Through this acquisition,...

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Millennium Laboratories Founder and CEO James Slattery Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® San Diego Finalist

May 23, 2011 2:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 23, 2011 /- Millennium Laboratories, a leading provider of medication monitoring services to physicians and staff treating chronic pain, announced today that James Slattery , CEO and founder, is a regional finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year®...

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An X Prize for Mobile Diagnostics

May 22, 2011 8:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A $10 million prize would go to the first device that can diagnose a range of diseases with the same accuracy as a team of doctors.

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A Nightshirt to Monitor Sleep

May 22, 2011 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A newly developed smart shirt detects the wearer's stage of sleep via respiration patterns.

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Initiative to promote commercial uptake of microfluidic devices

May 20, 2011 11:43 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

International microfluidic consortium driving standardization activities for solutions in healthcare, environmental applications, and beyond.

SimplyThick: Public Health Notification - Risk of Life-Threatening Bowel Condition

May 20, 2011 2:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Feeding this product to infants may result in necrotizing enterocolitis, a life-threatening condition resulting in necrosis of intestinal tissue.

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NRC Suggests Revamp for FDA & #8217;s Risk-Assessment Framework

May 20, 2011 1:48 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The National Research Council (NRC), a nonprofit that provides scientific advice, is suggesting a three-step risk-characterization framework to assist the FDA in making product-related decisions with potential public health consequences.

Device Liability Limiting Bill Passes in House

May 20, 2011 1:48 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

A bill that would set limits on device liability suits, and would grant additional protection to 510(k) devices, has passed the U.S. House of Representatives but faces challenges in the Senate.

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TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on May 20, 2011.Primary Energy Recycling Corporation (TSX:PRI): $0. Payable May 31. Record May 31.Aic Global Financial Split Corp. Pr (TSX:ASC.PR.A): $0.08798. Payable Jun 06. Record...

Biogen MS drug to aid walking nears European approval

May 20, 2011 9:49 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

An oral drug candidate developed by Biogen Idec Inc. and intended to improve walking ability in patients with multiple sclerosis – known in the U.S. as Ampyra – will likely get marketing approval in Europe. The news follows a January report in which the drug got a negative opinion from...

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Protesters interrupt Aetna annual meeting

May 20, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Protesters briefly interrupted Aetna. CEO Mark Bertolini Friday morning during his remarks at the health insurer's annual meeting.The Hartford, Conn., company was holding the meeting at Le Meridien, a Philadelphia hotel, when several people entered the room and started chanting about the health...

Protesters disrupt Aetna meeting in Philadelphia

May 20, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A group of protesters briefly delayed Aetna's annual shareholders meeting in Philadelphia, but police say there were no arrests.Aetna Inc. spokesman Fred Laberge says the meeting was delayed for several minutes when a group of health care protesters came in the room chanting, "We want health...

CVS Caremark to Present at the Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference

May 20, 2011 9:44 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 20, 2011 /- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) today announced that Larry Merlo, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be making a presentation to investors at the Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference on June 1, 2011. Mr. Merlo is scheduled to...

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Serina Therapeutics Awarded Patent for Its Core Polymer Drug Delivery Technology

May 20, 2011 9:44 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 20, 2011 /- Serina Therapeutics, Inc., a pharmaceutical research and development company, announced that the company was awarded a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office covering its polymer technology.  The patent entitled "Polyoxazoline and...

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Hospira Receives Health Canada Regulatory Approval for Symbiqâ„¢ Infusion System Software Upgrade

May 20, 2011 9:44 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LAKE FOREST, Ill., May 20, 2011 /- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP ), a leading provider of clinical information and medication delivery technologies, today announced that the company has received regulatory approval from Health Canada for its software upgrade to the Symbiq™ infusion...

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