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GE Healthcare Vital Signs Hygroscopic Condenser Humidifier Passive Humidification Device (HCH): Class I Recall

August 3, 2011 12:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

HCH device may have an occlusion that can prevent proper flow of the medical gases or oxygen, possibly resulting in insufficient oxygen delivered to the patient.

National Pharmaceutical Council Welcomes Shire as Its Newest Member

August 3, 2011 11:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today welcomed global specialty biopharmaceutical company Shire plc as a new member. Dr. Jeffrey M. Jonas, senior vice president, specialty pharma R&D, will serve as Shire's representative on...

New Survey Reveals Pharmacists Are Increasingly Struggling to Care for Patients Amid Predatory Audits, Unfair Reimbursement Practices

August 3, 2011 11:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey of 1,850 members of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) released today has identified two rising problems that are increasingly undermining the trusted , cost-saving patient care that millions of...

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Arrow International, Inc. Arrow NextStep Antegrade Chronic Hemodialysis Catheter: Class I Recall

August 3, 2011 9:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Reports of breakage and/or separation of the stylet.

Vessix Vascular Completes $23 Million Financing

August 3, 2011 8:48 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Aug. 3, 2011 /- Vessix Vascular, Inc. (formerly known as Minnow Medical, Inc.), a developer of novel percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) balloon catheter technology, announced today that it has completed a $23 million Series B preferred stock financing. The lead...

BridgePoint Medical Announces US IDE Approval and First Patient Enrollment of Peripheral Chronic Total Occlusion Study

August 3, 2011 8:46 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 3, 2011 /- BridgePoint Medical, Inc., a Minnesota-based medical device company, has announced that they have enrolled their first patient in the P eripheral F acilitated A ntegrade S teering T echnique in C hronic T otal O cclusions (PFAST-CTOs) study.  The company...

Vermillion Appoints Distribution Partner for OVA1® in Israel and the Palestine Territories

August 3, 2011 8:43 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 3, 2011 /- Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML ), a molecular diagnostics company, today announced entry into a definitive agreement with Pronto Diagnostics Ltd. as its exclusive distributor of OVA1 in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Pronto Diagnostics offers a...

Hanger Orthopedic Group Announces Five Acquisitions Producing $20.2 million of Annual Net Revenue

August 3, 2011 6:42 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 3, 2011 /- Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. (NYSE: HGR ) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Team Post-Op, Inc., BioConcepts, Inc., US Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc., MK Prosthetic & Orthotic Services, Inc, and Rainier Surgical Incorporated &...

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Misonix Announces New Distribution Agreement for Taiwan

August 3, 2011 6:42 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2011 /- Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON ), a medical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for wound debridement, spinal surgery, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery, and other...

A Beautiful Smile Enhances Communication Skills

August 3, 2011 6:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2011 /- Communicating effectively oftentimes goes beyond words. Facial expressions can significantly enhance the communication factor. One shows joy, excitement, or even acceptance and approval through a beautiful, welcoming smile.  But what if dull, discolored...

SIUH Offers New 5-Day Breast Cancer Therapy

August 3, 2011 6:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /- A new type of radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer is available at Staten Island University Hospital that cuts down on treatment time while sparing healthy tissue. When a breast cancer patient undergoes a lumpectomy to remove a cancerous tumor, it's...

Class I Medical Device Recall: Arrow International, Inc. Arrow NextStep Antegrade Chronic Hemodialysis Catheter

August 3, 2011 6:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Arrow International Inc. received complaints indicating breakage and/or separation of the stylet within the Arrow NextStep Antegrade Catheters.

Ensuring Connectivity for Reliable Home Monitoring of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

August 3, 2011 6:01 am | by Gwenn Larsson | Articles | Comments

Patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are at a high risk for vision loss. However, new wireless technology can aid the preservation of eyesight. Using cellular technology provided by Telenor Connextion, Notal Vision has recently enhanced its ForseeHome AMD Monitor, the first FDA cleared telemedicine device for monitoring the vision of patients with AMD. Equipped with psychophysical testing and wireless communication, the ForeseeHome operates as a home-based monitoring technology capable of saving one’s eyesight.

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Al Kindy Hospital in Morocco Carries Out First RapidArc® Radiotherapy Treatments in North Africa

August 3, 2011 4:45 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CASABLANCA, Morocco, Aug. 3, 2011 /- A 60-year-old prostate cancer patient has become the first person in North Africa to be treated using fast and efficient RapidArc® radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR).  The pioneering treatment took place at Al...

STAAR Surgical to Present at the 2011 Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference

August 3, 2011 4:45 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 3, 2011 /- STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced that it will participate in the 2011 Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in...

Buehler Motor Establishes Sales Partner in Brazil

August 3, 2011 4:42 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Aug. 3, 2011 /- Buehler Motor, Inc. ( http://www.buehlermotor.com ), a global company focused on the development and production of technically challenging mechatronic drive solutions, today announced a partnership with ElComp/ATR of Brazil to handle regional sales of...

St. Vincent's Medical Center Extends Licensing Agreement With Streamline Health and Migrates to SaaS Model

August 3, 2011 4:42 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CINCINNATI, Aug. 3, 2011 /- Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM ), a market leading provider of document workflow solutions for hospitals, announced today that St. Vincent's Medical Center  has extended its agreement to utilize Streamline Health products and services...

Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine Comes to the App Store

August 3, 2011 4:42 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, August 3, 2011 /- - Content From the Widely-respected Cardiology Reference Book's Forthcoming Ninth Edition Now Available to Users on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Elsevier, the leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced...

Bionovo Announces Second Quarter 2011 Highlights and Financial Results

August 3, 2011 4:42 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 3, 2011 /- Bionovo, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNVI ) today announced second quarter highlights and financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2011. "We have made excellent progress on our menopausal hot flash drug candidate, MF101, or Menerba™, during the...

China Pharma Holdings, Inc. to Report Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results on August 11, 2011

August 3, 2011 4:42 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HAIKOU, China, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Pharma Holdings, Inc. ("China Pharma") (NYSE Amex: CPHI ), which develops, manufactures, and markets specialty pharmaceutical products in China, today announced that it plans to release its second quarter 2011 financial...

Texas Children's Hospital Explants Heart Assist Device: Sends Teen Home with a Healed Heart

August 3, 2011 4:42 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /- Texas Children's Hospital is the nation's first pediatric hospital to both surgically implant and later explant a mechanical ventricular assist device (VAD), inside the chest of a teen with chronic heart failure as a bridge to recovery, avoiding heart...

Lyophilisation for Pharmaceuticals: Technology and Services Market 2011-2021 - What are the Revenue Prospects?

August 3, 2011 12:43 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Lyophilisation for Pharmaceuticals: Technology and Services Market 2011-2021 - what are the revenue prospects?...

Canada Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others

August 3, 2011 12:43 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Canada Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others...

China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others

August 3, 2011 12:43 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: China Orthopedic Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Joint Reconstruction, Spinal Surgery, Orthobiologics, Trauma Fixation and Others...

Rise in Emerging Infectious Disease Demands Increased Research and Health Laboratory Infrastructure in India

August 2, 2011 9:48 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. and HYDERABAD, India, Aug. 3, 2011 /- Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and malaria, have long been of national concern in India, a trend that continues today. Arguably, one of the best means of preparedness to deal with current and future...

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