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Portable breast scanner allows cancer detection in the blink of an eye

October 26, 2010 10:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Manchester) Women could have a fast test for breast cancer and instantly identify the presence of a tumor in the comfort of their own home thanks to groundbreaking new research from the University of Manchester.

Boston Scientific Completes Acquisition of Asthmatx

October 26, 2010 1:31 pm | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Asthmatx, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California.  The transaction follows the definitive

MEI Development Acquires Oncology Group; Names Founder as Head of Oncology Division

October 26, 2010 1:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Oct. 26 /- Florida-based MEI Development Corporation, a subsidiary of The MEI Healthcare Group (MEI), has acquired Georgia-based Oncology Business Advisory Group (OBAG) and named one of OBAG's founding partners, Cathy Putnick, as head of MEI Oncology Services....

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Neurocrine Biosciences to Present at the Oppenheimer 21st Annual Healthcare Conference

October 26, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26 /- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX ) announced today that Kevin Gorman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences, will be presenting at the Oppenheimer 21st Annual Healthcare Conference in New York.   The live presentation takes...

Reportlinker Adds Endoscopy Devices Market Outlook in Belgium to 2016 - Endoscopy Visualization Systems, Flexible and Rigid Endoscopes, Capsule Endoscope Systems and Others

October 26, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Endoscopy Devices Market Outlook in Belgium to 2016 - Endoscopy Visualization Systems, Flexible and Rigid Endoscopes, Capsule Endoscope Systems and Others...

BU research aims to straighten gaits

October 26, 2010 9:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

A Boston University professor has developed a robotics device designed to help prevent hip damage created by an incorrect gait. The goal is to correct a healthy patient’s walking gait early on so osteoarthritis doesn’t develop later in life.

Installation of Next Generation Proton Therapy System Progressing Rapidly

October 26, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LITTLETON, Mass., Oct. 26 /- Still River Systems' groundbreaking proton therapy system is entering the final phase of installation at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, a National Cancer Institute (NCI)...

Rexahn to Use MedAvante Centralized Ratings in MDD Phase 2b Study

October 26, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HAMILTON, N.J. and ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 26 /- MedAvante, Inc., the leader in centralized expert evaluation of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, and Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: RNN ) a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing potential best in...

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Siemens Wins $25 Million Contract From Rush University Medical Center

October 26, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 26 /- Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, one of the top academic medical centers in the United States, has awarded a five-year, $25 million contract for medical equipment and health IT consulting services to Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. With the addition...

Study Confirms Passive Safety Devices Are Most Effective in Needlestick Injury Prevention

October 26, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 26 /- A landmark study of 22 million safety devices used in 61 French hospitals over a two-year period has confirmed the theory that passive, fully automatic safety devices offer significantly better protection against accidental needlestick injuries (NSIs) than early...

Gentiva® Health Services to Present at the Oppenheimer and Credit Suisse Healthcare Conferences

October 26, 2010 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, Oct. 26 /-Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV ), the nation's largest provider of home health and hospice services, announced today that it will present at the Oppenheimer 21st Annual Healthcare Conference in New York at 2:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 and the...

Intermittent Catheter Market Currently Valued at $230 Million and Set to Double by 2014

October 26, 2010 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TORONTO, Oct. 26 /- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, reimbursement changes have caused the demand for intermittent catheters to increase significantly. In April 2008, Medicare changed reimbursement to cover up to...

Next Intelligence Health Expands US Channel Program

October 26, 2010 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 26 /- Next Intelligence Corporation ( www.niq-health.com ), the leader in message-based nurse call systems, today announced the expansion of its channel program for CarePlus™ and invites IT resellers, value added resellers (VAR) and system integrators (SI) to...

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Accuray Incorporated to Speak at Oppenheimer's 21st Annual Healthcare Conference

October 26, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 26 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that its management is scheduled to present at the Oppenheimer Healthcare Conference in New York City on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 9:40 a.m. ET/6:40 a.m....

Frost & Sullivan Award Highlights Hybridyne Technologies' Outstanding Technology Innovation

October 26, 2010 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 26 /- Based on its recent analysis of the prostate cancer diagnosis market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Hybridyne Technologies, Inc. with the 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation of the Year. (Logo:  ...

Federal Register: Risk Communication Advisory Committee; Amendment of Notice

October 26, 2010 5:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

On November 8 and 9, 2010, the Committee will hear and discuss developments in FDA's ongoing communications programs, such as the challenges of effectively communicating with patients and caregivers about appropriate use of medical devices when...

Nugent Care installs a Kodak scanner and File Stream EDMS solution to meet statutory requirements to store care records long term

October 26, 2010 3:33 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

80 year storage requirement for children in care, and 6 years for adultsStorage space released and access to information requests far quickerLondon October 26, 2010 - Kodak (NYSE:EK) today announced that Nugent Care, a Merseyside-based charity operating care homes, specialist schools and...

PAREXEL Consulting Releases Annual Analysis of FDA New Drug Review Trends

October 26, 2010 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOSTON, Oct. 26 /- PAREXEL Consulting, a business unit of PAREXEL International (Nasdaq: PRXL ) and a leading global life sciences consultancy serving the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries, today released a new white paper entitled Drug Innovation, Approval, Market Access,...

Cord Blood America Updates Its Stem Cell Collection Business in China

October 26, 2010 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 26 /- Cord Blood America, Inc . ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI ), the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and internationally, today announced...

East of England SHA Wins Best Use Of Telehealth Award With IOCOM Powered Solution

October 26, 2010 12:32 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

Health Authority's groundbreaking stroke patient diagnoses program is model for health providers; a simple and effective method for ensuring collaborative medicineCHICAGO - October 26, 2010 - IOCOM, a leading software provider for video conferencing capabilities, today announced that NHS...

Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors

October 26, 2010 12:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export...

Newfoundland researchers crack the genetic code of a sudden death cardiac killer

October 25, 2010 10:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada) Researchers in Newfoundland have cracked the genetic code of a sudden death cardiac killer. As a result, they have developed a unique prevention program in which people with no symptoms, but with a suspect gene and a family history, are being...

Gene Therapy for Treating Depression

October 25, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers find they can alleviate depression in mice by boosting a protein in one part of the brain.

Research finds consultant practitioners improve patient care at no additional cost

October 25, 2010 7:31 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

When radiographer consultant practitioners are introduced into clinical imaging departments, more patients are seen and a higher quality service is provided at the same cost, a study has found.

Newer, more intense chemotherapy with less radiation not more effective against Hodgkin's lymphoma

October 25, 2010 5:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) A lower dose of radiation used to reduce side effects is not as effective as the regular dose when given with the standard chemotherapy in the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma patients with early, intermediate-stage disease, according to a...

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