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ResMed Announces Acquisition of BiancaMed

July 6, 2011 5:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, July 6, 2011 /- ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD and ASX: RMD), a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment for treating, diagnosing and managing sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory disorders, announced today that it has acquired BiancaMed Ltd., a...

First Reportable Data of EarlyCDTâ„¢-Lung Use in Clinical Practice Presented at IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer

July 5, 2011 6:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM, July 5, 2011 /- Oncimmune ® LLC, maker of EarlyCDT™-Lung , a simple blood test that aids physicians in the risk assessment and early detection of lung cancer , today announces that an abstract (P4.013) " EarlyCDT-Lung test: audit of 1,000 patients in clinical...

VisionGate to Present at IASLC Meeting Showing How Adjunctive Use of Its 3D Cell Imaging Platform Can Increase Utility of CT Screening for Lung Cancer

July 3, 2011 10:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM and PHOENIX, July 4, 2011 /- VisionGate, Inc., a company developing a revolutionary non-invasive test for the early detection of lung cancer, today announced that it will present data showing how adjunctive use of its LuCED™ test can improve the utility of low dose x-ray...

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FDA Approves XARELTO® (rivaroxaban tablets) to Help Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis in Patients Undergoing Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery

July 1, 2011 11:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RARITAN, N.J., July 1, 2011 /- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved XARELTO® (rivaroxaban tablets), a novel, once-daily, oral anticoagulant for the prevention (prophylaxis) of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which may...

Fast Track Total Hip Replacement Surgery Is Effective and Safe

July 1, 2011 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, July 1, 2011 /- Generally healthy patients who undergo total hip replacement (THR) can be fast tracked to be discharged in two days compared with the standard three to six days, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The...

Ataluren Phase 2 Data in Nonsense Mutation Cystic Fibrosis Published in the European Respiratory Journal

July 1, 2011 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., July 1, 2011 /- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTC) today announced the publication of data from a Phase 2 study of ataluren, an investigational new drug, in adults with nonsense mutation cystic fibrosis (nmCF) in the European Respiratory Journal . The published...

Phase III Study Shows Once-Daily NVA237 is Superior to Placebo and Similar to Tiotropium in Improving Lung Function in COPD

June 30, 2011 2:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TOKYO, June 30, 2011 /- GLOW2 Study Shows NVA237 Provides Superior24-hour Bronchodilation to Placebo (p < 0.001) with Comparable Efficacy to Open-Label Tiotropium at 12 Weeks NVA237 Shown to be Well-Tolerated in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease...

Video Features World's First Essential Tremor Patient Treated With Noninvasive MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound

June 29, 2011 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The last ten years have been challenging for Billy R. Williams of Fort Valley, Virginia. The former Pentagon employee, who survived the 9/11 terrorist attack, has suffered from essential tremor, a progressive and debilitating...

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CardioFocus HeartLightâ„¢ Endoscopic Ablation System Enables Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: Live Case and Abstract Presented at EHRA EUROPACE 2011

June 29, 2011 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 29, 2011 /- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight™ Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announced today  that its technology was featured in a live case and scientific abstract presented at the...

Aeris Therapeutics names new CFO Carter

June 28, 2011 10:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Aeris Therapeutics LLC, a Woburn-based drug developer focused on treatments for emphysema and other advanced lung diseases, has appointed a new chief financial officer in Charles R. Carter.

Stanmore Receives US FDA Approval for its JTS Non-invasive Extendible Implant

June 24, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LONDON, June 24, 2011 /-   Stanmore Implants ("Stanmore"), specialists in the design and manufacture of patient specific implants for complex orthopaedic reconstructions, announces that it has received US FDA 510k approval for its Juvenile Tumour System ("JTS") non-invasive...

Sirnaomics Seals a Second Partnership Deal with a Chinese Pharmaceutical Company for Developing siRNA Therapeutics

June 23, 2011 6:42 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 23, 2011 /- Sirnaomics, Inc. ( www.sirnaomics.com ) announced today that the company has signed a partnership agreement with Guangdong Zhongsheng Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., a Chinese pharmaceutical company trading on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE: 002317). The...

AT & T to Wirelessly Connect Zephyr BioHarness

June 23, 2011 6:42 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DALLAS, June 23, 2011 /- AT&T * and Zephyr Technology today announced an agreement for AT&T to provide integrated wireless access to the next generation of the Zephyr BioHarness™ designed to measure critical vital signs, including ECG, heart rate, breathing rate, skin...

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CardioFocus HeartLightâ„¢ Endoscopic Ablation System to be Featured at EHRA EUROPACE 2011

June 22, 2011 3:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 22, 2011 /- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight™ Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announced today that its technology will be the subject of several scientific sessions at the upcoming European Heart...

ERT to Present at the 2011 Wells Fargo Securities Healthcare Conference on June 23, 2011

June 17, 2011 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, June 17, 2011 /- ERT (NASDAQ: ERT ), announced today that Keith Schneck, the Company's Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present at the 2011 Wells Fargo Securities Healthcare Conference at 1:30 PM ET on Thursday, June 23, 2011 in Boston. Interested...

Omnicell's OmniRx Automated Medication Dispensing System Receives 2011 Best in KLAS Award

June 16, 2011 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 16, 2011 /- Omnicell, Inc . (NASDAQ: OMCL ), a leading provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare facilities, today announced the leading research firm, KLAS, has recognized Omnicell OmniRx ® automated...

PPTA Opposes Tax on Blood Clotting Factor

June 15, 2011 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 15, 2011 /- PPTA opposes New Jersey Assembly Bill 2003 passed by the New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee on June 13 that imposes a new tax on therapies used to treat bleeding disorders like hemophilia. The bill creates The Bleeding Disorders Treatment Fund by...

North Shore-LIJ Health System Selects SIS Anesthesia

June 14, 2011 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, June 14, 2011 /- Surgical Information Systems ("SIS"), a leader in perioperative information systems , announced that North Shore-LIJ Health System has extended its enterprise agreement with SIS by selecting SIS Anesthesia as its anesthesia documentation solution. The...

Guidelines for Ventilator Use Help Premature Infants Breathe Easier

June 12, 2011 8:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOSTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guidelines that reduce the use of mechanical ventilation with premature infants in favor of a gentler form of respiratory support can profoundly affect those children's outcomes while reducing the cost of care, according to a team of...

Vertex Plans to Provide Access to Potential CF Therapy VX-770 for Patients with Critical Medical Need

June 10, 2011 10:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BETHESDA, Md., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced a plan to provide VX-770, a CF medicine in development, to people with the G551D mutation who are in critical medical need and may benefit from treatment prior to potential approval of the drug...

Insmed's ARIKACE® Demonstrates Sustained Benefit Through Six Cycles of Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis Patients With Pseudomonas Lung Infections

June 10, 2011 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., June 10, 2011 /- Insmed Incorporated (Nasdaq CM: INSM), a biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive data through six treatment cycles (72 weeks total duration) of its Phase 2 clinical trial program for ARIKACE® (liposomal amikacin for inhalation) in...

GeNO LLC Announces New Patent for Nitric Oxide Delivery System

June 9, 2011 6:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

COCOA, Fla., June 9, 2011 /- GeNO LLC ( www.genollc.com ), a privately held, advanced development-stage technology company, today announced it has been awarded a new patent for its NITROSYL™ (Inhaled Nitric Oxide) Systems.  U.S. Patent No. 7,947,227, GeNO's seventh patent,...

Mylan Receives Approval for Generic Version of Aricept® Tablets

June 7, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH, June 7, 2011 /- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Matrix Laboratories Limited has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Donepezil Hydrochloride (HCl) Tablets, 5...

Apricoxib Prolongs Time-to-Progression and Overall Survival in Biomarker-Selected NSCLC Patients

June 6, 2011 5:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHICAGO and SAN DIEGO, June 6, 2011 /- Tragara Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that apricoxib (Capoxigem®, TG01) in combination with erlotinib demonstrated significant and consistent clinical benefit over erlotinib alone in a clinically relevant subset of biomarker-selected...

Crux Successfully Completes Funding for Advanced Filter for PE Prevention

June 6, 2011 2:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 6, 2011 /- Crux Biomedical Inc., a developer of an advanced implantable vena cava filter (VCF), announced the successful completion a $12.0MM investment round.  The round was led by Three Arch Partners, which was joined by current investors, Alloy Ventures...

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