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2011 mHealth Summit: Call for Research Abstracts and Speakers Now Open

June 13, 2011 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BETHESDA, Md., June 13, 2011 /- The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, the mHealth Alliance, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seek abstracts, presentations and speakers in the areas of research,...

AACR Mourns the Loss of Laura Ziskin, Co-founder of SU2C

June 13, 2011 7:34 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Tweet   PHILADELPHIA - It is with immense sorrow and deep regret that we share the news of the passing of Laura Ziskin, co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). She was a staunch advocate of the value of cancer research in saving lives, and was a beloved friend and member of our AACR...

PerkinElmer buys X-ray tech firm Dexela

June 13, 2011 7:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Waltham-based PerkinElmer Inc., a scientific instruments and services company, has acquired London-based Dexela Limited, a provider of X-ray detection technologies and services.


Stand Up To Cancer Co-Founder Laura Ziskin Dies at 61

June 13, 2011 6:32 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Los Angeles, CA – Acclaimed film producer and cancer activist Laura Ziskin died today at her home in Santa Monica at the age of 61. Ziskin, who lived with breast cancer for seven years, is survived by her husband, screenwriter Alvin Sargent, with whom she frequently collaborated;...

Patients and Primary Care Physicians Aren't Having Candid Conversations About Obesity and Weight-loss Surgery, Survey Finds

June 13, 2011 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CINCINNATI, June 13, 2011 /- Significant barriers are keeping adults affected by obesity (a) and physicians (b) from talking frankly about bariatric, or weight loss, surgery, a new survey sponsored by the Obesity Action Coalition and Ethicon Endo-Surgery shows. (Logo:...

Technology Teardown: GE Healthcare Vscan

June 13, 2011 5:35 am | by TechInsights | Articles | Comments

The "Technology Teardown" takes a look inside a finished medical device at some of the components that have made it a successful product. This month's product is the GE Healthcare Vscan. The "Teardown" is provided by TechInsights.

Henry Schein to Present at the William Blair 31st Annual Growth Stock Conference

June 13, 2011 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 13, 2011 /- Henry Schein, Inc., (NASDAQ: HSIC ), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, announced today that Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, and Steven Paladino, the Company's...

PositiveID Corporation and Rogers Communications Partner to Improve Diabetes Management Through Innovative Mobile Technology

June 13, 2011 5:32 am | by PositiveID | News | Comments

PositiveID Corporation and Rogers Communications Partner to Improve Diabetes Management Through Innovative Mobile Technology


AACR's CR Magazine Honored With Four Prestigious Journalism Awards

June 13, 2011 5:32 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Tweet PHILADELPHIA - The American Association for Cancer Research is pleased to announce that CR – AACR's magazine for cancer survivors, their families and caregivers – won first place in the 2011 National Media Awards of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Separately, it...

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...

Thoratec Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer

June 10, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PLEASANTON, Calif., June 10, 2011 /- Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR ), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, announced today that David V. Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has...

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...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery to Showcase Broadest Spectrum of Innovative Bariatric Surgical Options, Physician Best Practices and Mobile/Web-Based After-Care Patient Programs at ASMBS

June 10, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CINCINNATI, June 10, 2011 /- To address the need for more efficient and cost-effective bariatric surgical options to treat a variety of patient needs, Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES), a global leader in surgical innovations, will showcase the broadest spectrum of bariatric surgical solutions...


FDA Clears New System to Perform Simultaneous PET, MRI Scans

June 10, 2011 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared the Siemens Biograph mMR system, the first device to simultaneously perform a positron emission tomography scan, commonly known as PET scan, and a magnetic resonance imaging...

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...

Cardinal Health Supports Future Pharmacists with $1.1 Million Pharmacy Scholarship Program

June 10, 2011 6:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 10, 2011 /- As part of its continuing commitment to supporting future pharmacists, Cardinal Health today announced a new college scholarship program, making $1.1 million in scholarship funds available to thirteen pharmacy schools across the United States. Recipient...

PharmAthene Announces $6.5 Million Registered Direct Offering

June 10, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 10, 2011 /- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP ), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, announced today that it has entered into subscription agreements with certain institutional investors to sell...

New Post Hoc Analyses Examined the Effects of Neupro® (Rotigotine Transdermal System) on Daytime Functioning, Daytime Symptoms, Pain and Mood in Restless Legs Syndrome

June 10, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BRUSSELS, June 10, 2011 /- Results from new post hoc analyses assessing the effects of Neupro® (rotigotine transdermal system) in Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and utilizing novel surrogate markers suggested improved daytime functioning and daytime symptoms, reduced RLS-related pain...

Volcano Corporation Presentation at William Blair Conference to be Webcast

June 10, 2011 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, June 10, 2011 /- Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC ), a leading developer and manufacturer of precision intravascular diagnosis and therapy guidance tools designed to enhance the treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, said today that it will be participating in...

Thomson Reuters - NPR Health Poll Finds Three-Quarters of Americans Support Government Insurance Subsidies for Birth Control Pills

June 10, 2011 2:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich. and WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 /- American consumers are broadly in favor of oral contraceptive coverage by both private and government-subsidized health insurance plans, according to the Thomson Reuters-NPR Health Poll. (Logo:...

Pancreatic Cancer Case

June 9, 2011 11:31 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

An elderly patient is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. What's your opinion on the case?

With Pediatric Sarcoma, No Need for Bone Scans. PET/CT Sufficient.

June 9, 2011 11:31 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Children with pediatric sarcoma can be spared the additional radiation of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). PET/CT imaging alone does the trick, according to a study presented this week at the Society of Nuclear Medicine annual meeting in San Antonio.

Tengion Announces FDA Orphan-Drug Designation for Neo-Urinary Conduit

June 9, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

EAST NORRITON, Pa., June 9, 2011 /- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN ) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan-drug designation to the Company's Neo-Urinary Conduit™, for treatment of bladder dysfunction requiring incontinent urinary diversion....

TomoTherapy Shareholders Approve Accuray Acquisition of TomoTherapy

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

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 9, 2011 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that TomoTherapy shareholders have approved the proposed acquisition of TomoTherapy Incorporated (Nasdaq: TOMO ) by Accuray. More than 98 percent of votes...

BD and Heart to Heart International Launch Volunteer Service Trip to Help "Build Back Better" in Haiti

June 9, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and OLATHE, Kan., June 9, 2011 /- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX ), a leading global medical technology company, and Heart to Heart International, a humanitarian medical aid nonprofit organization, announced a joint volunteer initiative to strengthen...

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