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AACR Hosts Successful 102nd Annual Meeting in Orlando

May 16, 2011 12:32 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet PHILADELPHIA - More than 16,000 people from 67 countries around the world, including Japan, attended the American Association for Cancer Research's 102nd Annual Meeting, held in Orlando, Fla., April 2-6, 2011. “We were excited to host our Annual Meeting in Orlando, a...

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AACR Invites Nominations for the 2011 AACR Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities

May 16, 2011 12:32 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet PHILADELPHIA - The American Association for Cancer Research announces a call for nominations for the 2011 AACR Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen for The Cure®. The lecture, established in 2010, honors an investigator whose...

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AACR Congratulates Two Members on Their Election Into the National Academy of Sciences

May 16, 2011 12:32 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet   PHILADELPHIA - The American Association for Cancer Research congratulates two of its members, Ira Mellman, Ph.D., and Luis F. Parada, Ph.D., on their election to the National Academy of Sciences. “We are very proud to announce the election of these two distinguished AACR...

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MedQuist Holdings 1Q profit climbs on Spheris deal

May 16, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical transcription services company MedQuist Holdings Inc. said Monday that its profit grew in the first quarter after it acquired Spheris Inc.MedQuist changed its name from CBaySystems Holdings in January and completed its initial public offering in February. Its profit was $9.3 million, or...

Maine Medical Equipment Providers Back Congressional Bill to Repeal Flawed Medicare Bidding Program

May 16, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PORTLAND, Maine, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maine home medical equipment and services (HME) providers support H.R. 1041, a bipartisan bill in Congress to repeal the controversial Medicare "competitive" bidding program for home medical equipment and services.   "If...

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Massachusetts Home Medical Equipment Providers Back Federal Legislation to Repeal Controversial Medicare Bidding Program

May 16, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BOSTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts providers of home medical equipment and services (HME) support H.R. 1041, a bipartisan bill in Congress to repeal the flawed, controversial Medicare "competitive" bidding program for medically required equipment and services....

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VIDA Diagnostics Launches Apollo Pulmonary Analysis Software for Major Lung Disease at American Thoracic Society Meeting

May 16, 2011 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DENVER, May 16, 2011 /- VIDA Diagnostics, a leading developer of quantitative pulmonary imaging software, announced today the launch of its new Apollo™ Software for the evaluation of pulmonary disease including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and lung cancer,...

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Scrushy art nets $672,000 at Philadelphia auction

May 16, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The art collection of disgraced health care executive Richard Scrushy brought in more than $672,000 at auction, with proceeds going to his former company and its shareholders.The former HealthSouth CEO's collection was sold off Sunday by Freeman's auction house in Philadelphia.Alabama-based...

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Long-term Safety and Effectiveness of Bronchial Thermoplasty Demonstrated in Treating Severe Asthma

May 16, 2011 9:32 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Five-year data from RISA Trial presented at ATS adds to clinical evidence showing long-term safety of Boston Scientific's Alair® Bronchial Thermoplasty System

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FDA News & Notes - Week of May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Science, public health, and regulatory highlights for this week from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Information in this document is designed for credentialed journalists. Release dates and times for items are current as...

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Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC Announces That It Has Filed a Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Community Health Systems, Inc. Shareholders

May 16, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on behalf of purchasers of Community Health Systems, Inc. ("Community Health" or the "Company") (NYSE: CYH) common stock who purchased...

Augmenix sells minority stake to Varian Medical for $15M

May 16, 2011 8:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Waltham biotech Augmenix Inc. has inked a deal with California med tech giant Varian Medical Systems Inc. in which Varian will pay $15 million for a minority stake in Augmenix.

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Dune Medical's breast cancer device moves closer to market

May 16, 2011 8:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Dune Medical Devices Inc. says it has won an expedited review from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its experimental device designed to improve the accuracy of breast cancer tumor removal surgery.

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BridgePoint Medical Announced 510(k) Clearance for an Expanded Indication to Treat Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions

May 16, 2011 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, May 16, 2011 /- BridgePoint Medical, Inc., a Minnesota-based medical device company, has announced that they have received clearance of an expanded indication for the CrossBoss™ Catheter and Stingray™ System from the FDA.  The expanded indication includes the...

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Abaxis Receives Presidential "E" Award for Exports

May 16, 2011 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

UNION CITY, Calif., May 16, 2011 /- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, today announced the Company was awarded the Presidential "E" Award for Exports by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke at the...

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