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FDA to Give Certain Radiological Devices a Pass

July 11, 2011 2:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

The FDA issued draft guidance July 7 to exempt 19 types of radiology device accessories from premarket notification requirements. Among the devices include film cassettes, film processors and digitizers.

TPI Schedules Test Runs at Jiangchuan Macrolide Facility by End of July

July 8, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHENGDU, China, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. (NYSE Amex: TPI ), a pharmaceutical company that specializes in patented biopharmaceutical medicine, modernized traditional Chinese medicine, branded generics and active pharmaceutical ingredients...

Cardiac Science Gains Japanese Regulatory Approval for Powerheart AED

July 8, 2011 1:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOTHELL, Wash., July 8, 2011 /- Cardiac Science Corporation , a global leader in automated external defibrillators ( AED s) and diagnostic cardiac monitoring devices, announced today that the Japan Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare approved a new model of its Powerheart® G3 AED....


Johnson & Johnson Announces Global Sponsorship of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazilâ„¢

July 7, 2011 9:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAO PAULO and NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 7, 2011 /- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) today announced that the company has entered into an agreement to become a global sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, becoming the eighth and final FIFA World Cup™ Sponsor. With this...

Southern U.S. States Lag in Reducing Death Rates from Colorectal Cancer

July 6, 2011 9:31 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Tweet   • Some southern states show almost no improvement. • Study points to increased need for screening. • Poverty and uninsured rates are higher in southern states. PHILADELPHIA - Improvements in colorectal cancer mortality rates are concentrated in the northern part of the United...

Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka's Changemakers Launch "Making More Health" Competition

July 6, 2011 7:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON and INGELHEIM, Germany, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a three-year global initiative to identify and support the most promising solutions to challenging health problems around the world, Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka's Changemakers® today announced...

BD Diagnostics Hires Leading Infectious Disease Diagnostics Expert to Strengthen New Product Pipeline

July 6, 2011 7:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SPARKS, Md., July 6, 2011 /- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), announced today that Patrick R. Murray, Ph.D. joined the Company as Worldwide Director, Scientific Affairs, Diagnostic Systems. Dr. Murray brings experience from an esteemed career in academics...

University Hospitals Birmingham Slashes Decision Making Times with Tibco Spotfire

July 6, 2011 2:32 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

UK Foundation NHS Trust improves on-ward visibility of data, realises commercialization of data, and improves decision making through collaborative data-led meetingsLondon, UK, July 6th, 2011 - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced that leading UK NHS Foundation Trust,...


Celecoxib May Prevent Lung Cancer in Former Smokers

July 5, 2011 9:33 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Tweet   • Agent lowered key biomarkers in lung cancer development. • Study confirms earlier research in Cancer Prevention Research. • Experts estimate former U.S. smoker population at 45 million. PHILADELPHIA - Celecoxib may emerge as a potent chemopreventive agent for lung cancer,...

Mindray Medical to Acquire a Controlling Stake in Suzhou Hyssen Electronics

July 5, 2011 7:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SHENZHEN, China, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE: MR ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, announced today an agreement to acquire a controlling stake of Suzhou Hyssen Electronics Co. Ltd...

Embedded Decision Support Key to PACS Success

July 4, 2011 8:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Radiology decision support tools are a bit like sunscreen – they can keep you from getting burned, but only if you bother to use them. That's the conclusion of a new study in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Nonradiologists with Financial Stake Order 248 Percent More Scans(2)

July 4, 2011 8:32 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Non-radiologists – physicians or otherwise – with on-site imaging services are two-and-half times more likely to order imaging than clinicians with no financial interest in imaging.

29-year Study shows Long-Term Benefits to Mammography

July 4, 2011 2:31 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Mammographic screening sharply lowers the risk of breast cancer death over the long-term, according to a study published online June 28 in the journal Radiology.


Philips Revamps Customer Service with RightFit

July 4, 2011 2:31 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Royal Philips Electronics will start rolling out simplified medical imaging support and service agreements in North America on Tuesday, July 5 ,the company has announced.

Qmed Profiles Searchable Across All Medical Device Websites

July 1, 2011 5:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2011 /- , a UBM Canon publishing group brand and the world's only 100% qualified medical device supplier directory and search engine, announced its supplier profiles are now included in search functionality across all medical device websites. This new search...

Metamark Genetics Partners with Definiens on Tissue-Based Cancer Diagnostics(2)

June 30, 2011 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and MUNICH, June 30, 2011 /- Metamark Genetics, a privately-held oncology molecular diagnostic company, and Definiens, the leading Health Image Intelligence™ company, today announced a development and commercialization partnership in which Metamark will combine its...

MarketsandMarkets: Global Top 10 Medical Devices Market (2010 - 2015)

June 30, 2011 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DALLAS, June 30, 2011 /-   The " Global Top 10 Medical Devices Market (2010 - 2015) " analyzes medical devices market with respect to market drivers, opportunities, and trends in the diverse geographical regions including North America, Europe, Asia, and ROW. Browse market data...

Endo Announces Topline Results From Phase 2 Study of Axomadol in Chronic Low Back Pain

June 30, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHADDS FORD, Pa., June 30, 2011 /- Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP ) announced today topline results from a phase 2 study comparing the novel investigational drug axomadol against placebo in the treatment of patients with moderate to severe chronic low back pain. The results indicate...

Scientists Identify Order of Mutations that Lead to Cancer

June 29, 2011 9:33 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Tweet   • Findings represent a critical step in personalizing cancer treatments. • Some early aberrations are required for development of later abnormalities. PHILADELPHIA - Scientists have begun to reveal the order of the genetic aberrations in individual cancers in a finding they...

UBM Canon's Virtual Event Dedicated to Developments in Materials for Medical Applications

June 29, 2011 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHICAGO, June 29, 2011 /- UBM Canon's publishing group's leading brands European Medical Device Technology ( EMDT ), Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry ( MD+DI ) and Qmed® presented " Developments in Materials for Medical Applications " on May 24, 2011.  Devoted to...

Care for a Massage with Your Free Mammogram?

June 29, 2011 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FLINT, Mich., June 29, 2011 /- During National Women's Health Week, RMI (Regional Medical Imaging), a leading women's imaging provider based in Flint, announced that they would offer free screening mammograms to up to 50 area women who had been impacted by unemployment or were otherwise...

USPTO Issues Patent for CardioGenics' Signal Amplification Technology

June 29, 2011 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, June 29, 2011 /- CardioGenics Holdings Inc. (CGNH.OB) announced today that the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has notified the company that its patent application has been granted (issued patent # 7,964,415). This patent covers CardioGenics...

Concord Medical Services Files 2010 Annual Report on Form 20-F

June 29, 2011 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING, June 29, 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 that on June 28, 2011, it filed...

DNA Medicine Institute Awarded Two Phase III SBIR NASA Contracts for Its rHEALTH Sensor

June 29, 2011 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 29, 2011 /- In September 2010, the DNA Medicine Institute (DMI) successfully completed reduced-gravity experiments on its rHEALTH sensor for the NASA Facilitated Access to the Space Environment for Technology (FAST) program.  NASA recently followed that...

Signal Genetics and DiagnoCure Announce a US$13.3M Collaboration for the Commercialization of Previstageâ„¢ GCC Colorectal Cancer Staging Test

June 29, 2011 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK and QUEBEC CITY, June 29, 2011 /- Signal Genetics, a privately held predictive genetic testing company focusing on oncology, and DiagnoCure, Inc. (TSX: CUR), a life sciences company that develops and commercializes high-value cancer diagnostic tests, today announced a...

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