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Medtronic spent $1.3M on lobbying in first quarter

June 30, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic Inc., the world's largest medical device maker, spent nearly $1.3 million lobbying Congress on issues affecting its products in the second quarter, according to a recent disclosure form.The Minneapolis company lobbied against a medical device tax imposed by the Obama health care law...

Massachusetts aims to host largest biotech convention in 2012

June 30, 2011 10:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The venue for this year's annual Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) convention, ending today, may have been the nation's capital, but the Massachusetts delegation to the show, anchored by Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, loudly drummed its "Road to Revolution"...

Alkermes' schizophrenia treatment hits on positive data

June 30, 2011 10:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Alkermes Inc., a Waltham biotech focused on treatments for central nervous system disorders, addiction and diabetes, has returned positive results from its Phase 1b study of ALKS 9070, its treatment for schizophrenia.

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Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association Successfully Holds 16th Annual Conference

June 30, 2011 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

POTOMAC, Md., June 30, 2011 /- The Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association-USA (CBA) successfully held its 16 th Annual Conference on June 26 in Maryland, US.   With the theme of From Personal Genomes to Translational Medicine, the conference drew nearly 500 attendees with more than 30...

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Cardica Applies CE Mark to Microcutter XPRESSâ„¢ 30 Surgical Cutting and Stapling Device

June 30, 2011 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 30, 2011 /- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC ) today announced that it has completed the internal design verification process for its proprietary Microcutter XPRESS™ 30 surgical cutting and stapling device necessary to apply the CE Mark to this product for...

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WellPoint names Pepsi executive to board

June 30, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer WellPoint Inc. has appointed PepsiCo Inc. executive Robert L. Dixon Jr. as a board member.Dixon is PepsiCo's senior vice president and chief information officer."His extensive experience in the information technology and consumer products industries will bring valuable insight to...

MarketsandMarkets: Lung Cancer Surgery Market (Devices & Treatment Outlook) to be US$ 46.5 Billion by 2015

June 30, 2011 8:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DALLAS, Texas, June 30, 2011 /- The ' Lung Cancer Surgery Market (Devices & Treatment Outlook) - Trends & Challenges (2010 - 2015) " analyzes the lung cancer market by types of surgical procedures and surgical devices and studies the market dynamics of North America, Europe and...

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Boston Scientific Welcomes Publication of Landmark Report on Chronic Pain

June 30, 2011 8:36 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

NATICK, Mass., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) welcomes the recent landmark report to Congress by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences titled Relieving

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Council on Competitiveness Showcases Power of High Performance Computing in Case Study with GNS Healthcare

June 30, 2011 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on Competitiveness, in partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is releasing a case study today highlighting the potential for high performance computing (HPC) to spur innovative solutions for...

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Metamark Genetics Partners with Definiens on Tissue-Based Cancer Diagnostics(2)

June 30, 2011 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and MUNICH, June 30, 2011 /- Metamark Genetics, a privately-held oncology molecular diagnostic company, and Definiens, the leading Health Image Intelligence™ company, today announced a development and commercialization partnership in which Metamark will combine its...

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MarketsandMarkets: Global Top 10 Medical Devices Market (2010 - 2015)

June 30, 2011 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DALLAS, June 30, 2011 /-   The " Global Top 10 Medical Devices Market (2010 - 2015) " analyzes medical devices market with respect to market drivers, opportunities, and trends in the diverse geographical regions including North America, Europe, Asia, and ROW. Browse market data...

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Insurer Humana Inc. won't hire smokers in Arizona

June 30, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. says it will begin testing all Arizona job applicants for tobacco use, and those who light up won't get the gig.The company says it will test new workers for nicotine use starting Friday, using a pre-employment urine drug screen.Humana implemented a tobacco ban for...

AAIPharma Services Builds Compliance Record at Lab, Manufacturing and Packaging Operations

June 30, 2011 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WILMINGTON, N.C., June 30, 2011 /- AAIPharma Services Corp., a leading provider of pharmaceutical product development and manufacturing services, announced that it has passed inspection of its Durham analytical lab by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with no inspectional...

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EMD Serono, Fast Forward award $1M in MS research grants

June 30, 2011 7:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Rockland biotech EMD Serono Inc. and Fast Forward LLC, a National Multiple Sclerosis Society-created nonprofit organization, are awarding more than $1 million in funding to a second group of three research projects focused on early-stage MS drug discovery research.

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Prostate Cancer Risk and Smoking

June 30, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, June 30, 2011 /- According to a recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) , men with prostate cancer who smoke have increased prostate cancer-specific mortality compared to non-smokers with prostate cancer .  Smokers were also found to...

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