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Tissue Engineering Shows Promise to Revolutionize Transplant Medicine

April 13, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 13, 2011 /- The engineering of replacement tissue shows promise to dramatically impact the treatment of patients with end stage heart failure.  While the field is still in early stages, researchers will discuss the potential for a revolutionary change in medicine at...

Medical Device Industry Veteran Angela Horacek Joins AlloSource as VP of Operations

April 13, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 13, 2011 /- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest non-profit providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures and the world's largest processor of live cellular bone growth substitutes, today announced the hire of Angela Horacek...

MSA Schedules First Quarter Earnings Webcast

April 12, 2011 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH, April 12, 2011 /- MSA (NYSE: MSA ), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of products that protect people's health and safety, announced today that it will broadcast a first quarter 2011 earnings conference call live via the Internet on Thursday, April...


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

April 12, 2011 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HELENA, Mont., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The association representing Montana's providers of home medical equipment and services supports a new, bipartisan bill in Congress to repeal the controversial Medicare "competitive" bidding program for home medical equipment and...

Pediatric-specific research needed to reduce health care-associated infections among children

April 12, 2011 8:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(JAMA and Archives Journals) There are differences between adult and pediatric patients regarding the appropriate treatment and prevention efforts for health-care associated infections, highlighting a need for pediatric-specific quality measures to guide infection prevention and treatment...

MAP Pharmaceuticals to Present Data From LEVADEX® Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Safety Studies at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology

April 12, 2011 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 12, 2011 /- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP ) today announced that the Company will present new data from two safety studies of LEVADEX® orally inhaled migraine drug.  The data will be presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American...

HeartWare Announces Presentations at The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting

April 12, 2011 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and SYDNEY, April 12, 2011 /- HeartWare International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTWR - ASX: HIN), a leading innovator of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment of advanced heart failure, today announced that the...

Ikaria® Launches Next-Generation Drug-Delivery System

April 11, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CLINTON, N.J., April 11, 2011 /- Ikaria, Inc., a critical care company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for critically ill patients in the hospital and ICU settings, today announced the introduction of its next-generation drug-delivery system, the INOMAX...


PharMEDium Becomes a Corporate Supporter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

April 11, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LAKE FOREST, Ill., April 11, 2011 /- PharMEDium Healthcare Corporation has become an Industry Supporter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), as a part of a new Corporate Supporter program available to pharmaceutical, medical device and practice management companies. David...

New review suggests drinking 100 percent fruit juice may offer disease-fighting benefits

April 10, 2011 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Kellen Communications) Highlights from a new report summarizing recent research on the potential benefits of 100 percent fruit juice suggest a positive association between intake of 100 percent juice and reduced risk for several chronic diseases, including cancer, markers for...

Flu helps spread pneumonia

April 10, 2011 5:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Society for General Microbiology) Bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis are only able to spread when individuals are infected with flu, says a scientist reporting at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Harrogate. The work could have implications for the...

Dr. Larissa Shimoda to discuss mechanisms of hypoxic pulmonary hypertension

April 10, 2011 3:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Physiological Society) When muscles and organs are deprived of an adequate supply of oxygen, the body's usual responses include increased circulation and slight drop in blood pressure in the blood vessels serving the affected tissue. However, the blood vessels in the lungs react...

IPF drug fails in new trial

April 8, 2011 8:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) A new study has demonstrated no significant benefit of taking the drug bosentan for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).


Denver Zoo Orangutan Breathes Easier With eFlow Technology From PARI

April 8, 2011 8:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DENVER, April 8, 2011 /- A state-of-the-art, eFlow Technology nebulizer (PARI Pharma GmbH) has lifted one Denver Zoo orangutan's health and spirits. Mias (Mee-us), a 27-year-old orangutan, has what veterinarians believe to be chronic airsacculitis, a complex respiratory disease that is a...

Xeridiem Medical Devices Receives MD+DI 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA).

April 8, 2011 5:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TUCSON, Ariz., April 8, 2011 /- Xeridiem™ Medical Devices (xeridiem) is a recipient of MD+DI 's 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA).  This international award was for a novel chest tube, the PleuraFlow Active Tube Clearance System (PleuraFlow ATC), developed by Clear...

Hypothermia proven to improve survival and outcomes following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

April 6, 2011 2:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The successful use and evaluation of therapeutic hypothermia to improve survival and reduce the risk of neurological consequences following an out-of-hospital heart attack are explored in the premier issue of Therapeutic Hypothermia and...

CareFusion Announces Departure of Chief Operating Officer

April 5, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2011 /- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN ), a leading global medical technology company, today announced Chief Operating Officer Dwight Winstead will leave the company on June 30. Winstead has served as COO since CareFusion separated from Cardinal Health on Sept. 1, 2009, during...

New Littmann Stethoscope Designed Especially for Nurses

April 5, 2011 3:34 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

A new stethoscope designed especially for nursing professionals has been launched by global technology company 3M. The Littmann Lightweight II S.E. stethoscope has a unique ovoid double-sided chestpiece for better movement around blood pressure cuffs and body contours, making it ideal for...

Newsbriefs from the April issue of the journal Chest

April 4, 2011 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American College of Chest Physicians) New research published in the journal Chest highlights the dangers of water pipe (hookah) smoking and how COPD is not just a smoker's disease.

Cytotech Labs Unravels Hallmark Insight Into Metabolic Control of Cancer, Presents Work at Major AACR Cancer Meeting

April 4, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., April 4, 2011 /- Cytotech Labs, a Boston based pharmaceutical company and member of the Berg Pharma, Inc. group along with Berg Biosystems and Berg Diagnostics today presented groundbreaking insight into seminal work performed by Nobel Laureate , Otto Warburg.  The...

CardioMEMS, Inc. Tops Georgia's 2010 Venture Financing List

April 4, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, April 4, 2011 /- CardioMEMS, Inc ., an Atlanta-based medical technology company that has developed and is commercializing a proprietary wireless sensing and communication technology for the human body, today announced that its Q1 2010 venture financing was ranked first in Georgia...

Mylan Receives Approval for Generic Version of Xalatan® Ophthalmic Solution

April 4, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH, April 4, 2011 /- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution, 0.005%,...

New target identified for squamous cell lung cancer

April 2, 2011 8:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Association for Cancer Research) Scientists at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute have identified a mutation in the DDR2 gene that may indicate which patients with squamous cell lung cancer will respond to dasatinib.

Plato BioPharma, Inc. Sponsors Novel Disease Model Award

April 1, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WESTMINSTER, Colo., April 1, 2011 /- Plato BioPharma, Inc. ("PBI") announced today that the company has committed to sponsor The American Physiological Society's (APS) Novel Disease Model Awards for 2011 through 2013.  Each year, the APS's Physiologists in Industry Committee selects...

Campus activist wins $30K Truman Scholarship

April 1, 2011 5:33 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

ASU junior Danielle Bäck has earned the nation's highest undergraduate leadership award for her work in public health and human rights. ASU holds one of the best Truman Scholar records of any public more

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