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Shire buys Advanced BioHealing for $750M

May 17, 2011 2:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Advanced BioHealing Inc., the Connecticut biotech that filed for a $200 million IPO at the beginning of May, has been scooped up before its IPO for $750 million cash by Shire plc, the Irish company with its Human Genetic Therapies business presence in Lexington.

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Announces $30 Million Proton Therapy Center

May 17, 2011 12:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CLEVELAND, May 17, 2011 /- University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center announced plans to establish a $30 million proton therapy center, becoming one of an elite group of cancer centers in the country to offer this revolutionary technology. Proton therapy is an advanced type of radiation...

Positive Results from Long-Term Phase 3 Study of Avanafil Featured at American Urological Association Annual Meeting

May 17, 2011 12:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 17, 2011 /- VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS ) today announced that positive results from a pivotal phase 3 open-label clinical trial evaluating long-term safety and efficacy of the investigational drug avanafil for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) were...

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Allina Hospitals & Clinics to Save on Commodity Supply Purchases Through Novation's New Committed Portfolio

May 17, 2011 12:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

IRVING, Texas, May 17, 2011 /- Allina Hospitals & Clinics, which serves patients throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin, has simplified its commodity supply management strategies with the help of VHA Inc, the national health care network and Novation, VHA's supply contracting...

U.S. Chamber Inducts PCMA President & CEO Mark Merritt to its Committee of Top Trade Assoc. Executives

May 17, 2011 12:38 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has welcomed Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt into its elite "Association Committee of 100," which includes America's top trade association executives....

Food Allergies Common among Children and Linked to Environmental Allergies and Asthma Later in Life, Suggests Largest-Ever National Allergy Study

May 17, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MADISON, N.J., May 17, 2011 /- Early results from the largest cross-sectional national allergy study ever conducted, to be released later this month, demonstrate that food allergies commonly occur in infants and toddlers, while environmental allergies, such as to dust, ragweed and mold,...

CryoLife Announces Completion of Acquisition of Cardiogenesis

May 17, 2011 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, and IRVINE, Calif., May 17, 2011 /- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY ), an implantable biological medical device and cardiovascular tissue processing company, today announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Cardiogenesis Corporation ("Cardiogenesis"). The...

Zen Holding Corp. Signs LOI to Acquire Millennium Healthcare Solutions Inc.

May 17, 2011 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SYOSSET, N.Y., May 17, 2011 /- Zen Holding Corp. (Symbol: ZNHL) today announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to purchase 100% of Millennium Healthcare Solutions Inc. and its accompanying subsidiaries and pending patent.  Final agreements will be signed upon the completion of due...

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Cynosure Receives Additional International Regulatory Approvals for New Cellulite Reduction Workstations

May 17, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WESTFORD, Mass., May 17, 2011 /- Cynosure, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYNO ), a leader in laser- and light-based treatments for minimally invasive and non-invasive aesthetic applications, today announced the receipt of two additional international clearances for the Company's new flagship workstations...

Transition of Arizant Temperature Management Products To 3M Branding Confirms Integration Is Well On Track

May 17, 2011 1:37 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

Further to the acquisition by 3M in October 2010 of Arizant Healthcare Inc., an innovator in forced-air patient warming solutions, products in the Arizant portfolio will shortly transition to 3M branding. Accompanied by subtle changes to packaging and labelling from the end of May 2011,...

Reportlinker Adds Medical Devices Reports Bundle

May 17, 2011 1:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 17, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Medical Devices Reports Bundle...

New CE Marked Prognostic Claim for the VerifyNow P2Y12 Test

May 16, 2011 11:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2011 /- Accumetrics, Inc., developer of the VerifyNow® System, the first rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care system for measuring platelet reactivity to multiple antiplatelet agents, announced today that the VerifyNow P2Y12 Test is now CE marked for prognostic use...

Red Hill Studios/UCSF Partnership to Showcase 'Gaming Therapy' for People With Parkinson's Disease at Games for Health Conference

May 16, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOSTON, May 16, 2011 /- Red Hill Studios, in partnership with the UCSF School of Nursing, will showcase a custom suite of Kinect™-based physical therapy games that have been specifically designed to help people with Parkinson's slow the progression of this neurodegenerative disease....

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AACR Hosts Successful 102nd Annual Meeting in Orlando

May 16, 2011 12:32 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Tweet PHILADELPHIA - More than 16,000 people from 67 countries around the world, including Japan, attended the American Association for Cancer Research's 102nd Annual Meeting, held in Orlando, Fla., April 2-6, 2011. “We were excited to host our Annual Meeting in Orlando, a...

AACR Invites Nominations for the 2011 AACR Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities

May 16, 2011 12:32 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Tweet PHILADELPHIA - The American Association for Cancer Research announces a call for nominations for the 2011 AACR Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen for The Cure®. The lecture, established in 2010, honors an investigator whose...

AACR Congratulates Two Members on Their Election Into the National Academy of Sciences

May 16, 2011 12:32 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Tweet   PHILADELPHIA - The American Association for Cancer Research congratulates two of its members, Ira Mellman, Ph.D., and Luis F. Parada, Ph.D., on their election to the National Academy of Sciences. “We are very proud to announce the election of these two distinguished AACR...

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

May 16, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Maine, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maine home medical equipment and services (HME) providers support H.R. 1041, a bipartisan bill in Congress to repeal the controversial Medicare "competitive" bidding program for home medical equipment and services.   "If...

Massachusetts Home Medical Equipment Providers Back Federal Legislation to Repeal Controversial Medicare Bidding Program

May 16, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOSTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts providers of home medical equipment and services (HME) support H.R. 1041, a bipartisan bill in Congress to repeal the flawed, controversial Medicare "competitive" bidding program for medically required equipment and services....

VIDA Diagnostics Launches Apollo Pulmonary Analysis Software for Major Lung Disease at American Thoracic Society Meeting

May 16, 2011 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DENVER, May 16, 2011 /- VIDA Diagnostics, a leading developer of quantitative pulmonary imaging software, announced today the launch of its new Apollo™ Software for the evaluation of pulmonary disease including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and lung cancer,...

Long-term Safety and Effectiveness of Bronchial Thermoplasty Demonstrated in Treating Severe Asthma

May 16, 2011 9:32 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Five-year data from RISA Trial presented at ATS adds to clinical evidence showing long-term safety of Boston Scientific's Alair® Bronchial Thermoplasty System

FDA News & Notes - Week of May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Science, public health, and regulatory highlights for this week from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Information in this document is designed for credentialed journalists. Release dates and times for items are current as...

Augmenix sells minority stake to Varian Medical for $15M

May 16, 2011 8:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Waltham biotech Augmenix Inc. has inked a deal with California med tech giant Varian Medical Systems Inc. in which Varian will pay $15 million for a minority stake in Augmenix.

Dune Medical's breast cancer device moves closer to market

May 16, 2011 8:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Dune Medical Devices Inc. says it has won an expedited review from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its experimental device designed to improve the accuracy of breast cancer tumor removal surgery.

BridgePoint Medical Announced 510(k) Clearance for an Expanded Indication to Treat Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions

May 16, 2011 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, May 16, 2011 /- BridgePoint Medical, Inc., a Minnesota-based medical device company, has announced that they have received clearance of an expanded indication for the CrossBoss™ Catheter and Stingray™ System from the FDA.  The expanded indication includes the...

Abaxis Receives Presidential "E" Award for Exports

May 16, 2011 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

UNION CITY, Calif., May 16, 2011 /- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, today announced the Company was awarded the Presidential "E" Award for Exports by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke at the...

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