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October 26, 2011 12:21 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

We’ve cured cancer. Well...not quite, but according to some, early detection will eradicate deadly diseases. This was one of many fascinating topics covered at the 2011 Imec Tech Forum.

Q Core Innovative Sapphire Infusion Delivery Pump to Debut at MEDICA 2011

October 26, 2011 4:56 am | News | Comments

Israel: Q Core, developers of medical infusion delivery systems, will be introducing the Sapphire infusion pump at the upcoming MEDICA Show in Dusseldorf, Germany, November 16-19, 2011. The lightweight, accurate and highly versatile infusion pump is a comprehensive multi therapy, drug delivery solution...

Companies & Markets: Global Home Healthcare Equipment Market Forecast to Increase at a CAGR of 6 per cent During the Period 2010-2017

October 25, 2011 11:06 am | News | Comments

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Home Healthcare Equipment Market to 2017 - Increased Prevalence of Chronic Diseases in the Elderly Population to Stimulate Growth. The global home healthcare equipment market was valued at $32.6 billion in 2010...

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Research Finds Gallium Nitride is Non-Toxic, Biocompatible – Holds Promise For Biomedical Implants

October 24, 2011 6:49 am | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Purdue University have shown that the semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN) is non-toxic and is compatible with human cells – opening the door to the material's use in a variety of biomedical implant technologies.

Baxter and the Alpha1 Center Test 100,000th Patient for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD)

September 13, 2011 1:33 pm | by Baxter | News | Comments

Since 2004, Baxter Healthcare Corporation and the Alpha1 Center, a medical diagnostic laboratory in Salt Lake City specializing in the detection of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), have coordinated a nationwide effort to help physicians rule out the genetic disorder. In August 20

Life Extension® Announces Recruitment for Alzheimer's Clinical Trial in South Florida

August 25, 2011 8:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 25, 2011 /- Life Extension , a pioneer in the latest anti-aging research and integrative health therapies, while offering superior quality, research-backed dietary supplements, is actively recruiting participants for a free clinical trial to study the effects of...

Caliper Life Sciences to Present at Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare Conference 2011

August 25, 2011 5:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HOPKINTON, Mass., Aug. 25, 2011 /- Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALP ) today announced that its presentation at the Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare Conference, will be webcast on Wednesday, September 7 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.  Kevin Hrusovsky, President and CEO of Caliper, will be...

PositiveID Corporation Files Patent for Glucose-Sensing System to be Used in Its GlucoChip Microchip for Patients With Diabetes

August 24, 2011 12:38 pm | by PositiveID | News | Comments

PositiveID Corporation Files Patent for Glucose-Sensing System to be Used in Its GlucoChip Microchip for Patients With Diabetes

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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companiesâ??the Inc. 500|5000

August 24, 2011 9:42 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HOUSTON, Aug. 24, 2011 /- eCardio Diagnostics ( www.ecardio.com ) announced today their inclusion on Inc. magazine's fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. eCardio was recognized for the third consecutive year, ranking #912...

Women Who Drink and Smoke Less Likely to Stick to Chemoprevention

August 23, 2011 10:36 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Tweet •    Heavy alcohol users had a harder time adhering in the short term. •    Cigarette smokers were less likely to maintain their regimen in the long term.•    Obesity and physical activity were not associated with...

PrimeraDx Launches the Only System Capable of Simultaneous Quantification of mRNA, microRNA and DNA

August 23, 2011 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MANSFIELD, Mass., Aug. 23, 2011 /- PrimeraDx today announced the launch of the ICE Plex ® system, the only instrument on the market used for simultaneous detection and quantification of disparate target types, such as mRNA, miRNA, SNPs and DNA “We are excited to have launched...

Bourns Introduces Two New Industrial-Grade Panel Control Models

August 23, 2011 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2011 /- Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced two new industrial-grade panel control models that include a push-pull switch and rotary switch.  Designated the Bourns® Model 54, the new 1/2-inch...

Dr. Jaspreet Dosanjh Joins BioSurplus as Product Marketing Manager

August 23, 2011 5:42 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 23, 2011 /- BioSurplus announced today that Dr. Jaspreet Dosanjh has joined the company as product marketing manager.  With this welcome addition to the team, the company increases its resources in the areas of customer education, expert valuation, and the acquisition...

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Concord Medical Services Holdings Announces Participation in Coming Investor Conferences

August 23, 2011 5:41 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical" or the "Company") (NYSE: CCM ), the operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced its participation in the...

PositiveID Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2011 Accomplishments and Mid-Year Update(2)

August 23, 2011 5:41 am | by PositiveID | News | Comments

PositiveID Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2011 Accomplishments and Mid-Year Update

The Petri Dish Gets a Makeover

August 22, 2011 10:41 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A nanopore membrane creates faster, surer cultures for everything from hospital diagnostics to water-quality checks.

Trimming the Fat in Health Care

August 22, 2011 1:40 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Unless you've been living under a rock, you might've heard about a need for cost-cutting in health care. Our esteemed politicians tell us that all options are on the table, and that they're looking for ideas. Just on the off-chance that they actually mean it, here are my favorite three.

A Case for Decision Support of Imaging Services

August 22, 2011 5:40 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

While we agree that both approaches can help manage utilization rates of imaging and reduce health care costs, we beg to strongly differ that prior notification is the better option. We have hard facts that indicate decision support is better for not only patients, but providers, health...

CT Coronary Calcium Score Tops CRP as Guide to Therapy

August 19, 2011 9:38 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores based on cardiac CT scans can stratify the risk of heart disease among those without symptoms, a new study reports.

AHRA 2011: Get 'Er Done: Management Best Practices from the Pros

August 19, 2011 7:39 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

GRAPEVINE, TX -No one's plates are getting any less full these days. So when thrown a new work project, it's best to breathe and strategize, practice management consultants told attendees of the annual AHRA conference this week.

Nuclea Biotechnologies lands $3M funding

August 18, 2011 8:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Nuclea Biotechnologies LLC, a cancer diagnostics firm in Pittsfield, has rounded up $3 million in an equity offering backed by 28 investors, the company revealed in federal documents.

Industry Leaders Hinson and Friel Join Wright Therapy Products

August 18, 2011 8:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 18, 2011 /- Wright Therapy Products, Inc. announced today that Michael Hinson has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the company.  The company, based in Oakdale, PA, manufactures and sells pneumatic compression devices targeted for the treatment...

AHRA 2011: Debt-weary Feds Eyeing Imaging Cuts

August 18, 2011 5:42 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Everyone from radiologists to technologists must address upcoming health care changes, as the imaging industry reels from - and faces probable new - cuts in federal funding, said Maggie Sayre, executive director of the Association for Quality Imaging in Washington, D.C.

Chembio Diagnostics' CFO Richard J. Larkin Among the Recipients of "2011 CFO of the Year" Award from Long Island Business News

August 18, 2011 5:42 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MEDFORD, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2011 /- Richard Larkin, Chief Financial Officer of Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. (OTCQB: CEMI) (OTC.BB: CEMI), which develops, manufactures, markets and licenses point-of-care diagnostic tests, is among the recipients of the "2011 CFO of the Year" award from Long...

AHRA 2011: Malpractice Suits Down, but Potential Liability Lingers

August 17, 2011 6:36 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS - Facing a medical malpractice lawsuit can be a daunting, years-long process. But Detroit lawyer David M. Ottenwess had some simple, initial advice for radiology managers: Don't panic.

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