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Decades-Long Medical Study Begins With Kickoff

January 10, 2011 10:35 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

The San Diego County component of the nation's largest long-term examination of children's health and development was launched Jan. 10.

Sharp and Kaiser Are Putting Big Construction Plans Into Action

January 9, 2011 10:35 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

Construction projects planned by two local health care systems are promising to bring a major economic stimulus jolt to the San Diego region this year.

Viveve Obtains CE Mark for Gynecologic Treatment of Vaginal Laxity

January 6, 2011 3:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 6, 2011 /- Viveve, Inc. , a development stage women's health company, announced today that it has received the European CE (Conformite Europeenne) mark for the use of its Viveve System for the non-surgical treatment of laxity of the vaginal introitus (opening),...

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Sequenom CMM Commences Pivotal Clinical Validation Study for Its SensiGene Trisomy 21 Laboratory Developed Test(2)

December 22, 2010 5:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 22, 2010 /- Sequenom, Inc. (Nasdaq: SQNM ) today announced that the company's wholly-owned reference laboratory, the Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine (Sequenom CMM), has authorized commencement of a pivotal clinical validation study. This validation study is designed...

Investors eye shift in Boston life sciences funding

December 21, 2010 7:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Venture capital may be playing a less important role in the region's biotech industry, while big pharma may be playing as important a role as VC, as a strategic investor to fund drug development, and as an eventual acquirer. Investors also point to more Boston-area activity by big pharma...

INVO Bioscience Announces First Shipments of INVOcell Into Bolivia

December 21, 2010 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEVERLY, Mass., Dec. 21, 2010 /- INVO Bioscience, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: IVOB ), a medical device company focused on treatment options for patients diagnosed with infertility, today announced the initial shipments of the INVOcell device into Bolivia.  The initial order of INVOcell...

Stem Cells Made with RNA

December 20, 2010 8:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new technique could provide safer cells for human therapies

WomanCare Global Highlights the Unmet Need of 215 Million Women on Famous CBS Super Screen in Times Square

December 15, 2010 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WomanCare Global is pleased to announce that it is running an advertisement on the famous CBS Super Screen in New York's Times Square.  The purpose of the advertisement is to call attention to the estimated 215 million women...

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Reportlinker Adds Corporate Strategies in Consumer Health 2010

December 14, 2010 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Dec, 14, 2010 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Corporate Strategies in Consumer Health 2010 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0338740/Corporate-Strategies-in-Consumer-Health-2010.html The consumer health market enjoyed...

Encision's Active Electrode Monitoring Technology Recommended at Minimally Invasive Gynecology Congress

November 17, 2010 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 17, 2010 /- Active electrode monitoring developed and manufactured by Boulder-based Encision Inc. (Pink Sheets: ECIA ), is the only monopolar energy technology proposed as a solution to eliminate visceral burns during Single Port Laparoscopy according to a recent...

Duncan Cancer Center researchers bring in more than $8 million in fourth round of state cancer funding

November 8, 2010 1:37 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers from the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have been awarded 11 new research projects totaling more than $8 million in the fourth round of recently awarded Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas grants. In this round, the...

National Quality Forum Members Elect New Council Leaders

November 1, 2010 11:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Quality Forum (NQF) announces the election of leadership for four of its eight member councils.   NQF is a unique, multi-stakeholder, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of American healthcare by...

NIH Renews Georgia Tech-led Nanomedicine Center for $16.1 Million

October 28, 2010 8:33 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The Nanomedicine Center for Nucleoprotein Machines has received $16.1 million as part of its renewal by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The center will pursue development of a clinically viable gene correction technology for single-gene disorders.

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Samplify's New Medical Ultrasound Development Kit Accelerates Equipment Time to Market By Up to 12 Months

October 27, 2010 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 27 /- Samplify Systems, Inc., a leading provider of innovative beamforming technology, analog-front-end semiconductors and solutions for the medical imaging market, today introduces its new SMK9130 Ultrasound Beamforming Development Kit.  Based on Samplify's...

Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals' OBI-1 Receives Orphan Drug Designation in Europe

October 19, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., Oct. 19 /- Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Inspiration) announced today that the European Commission has granted orphan drug status for OBI-1 for the treatment of hemophilia.  Expected to enter pivotal clinical trials before the end of this year, OBI-1 is...

Professional Liability Costs for Hospitals and Physicians Continue to Rise, Outpacing Inflation

October 12, 2010 9:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHICAGO, Oct. 12 /- Hospitals and physicians should prepare for increasing liability costs , according to the 2010 Hospital Professional Liability and Physician Liability Benchmark Analysis created by Aon Risk Solutions , the global risk management business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON...

Life cycle of adult hippocampal newborn neuron uncovered

October 8, 2010 8:32 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Unlocking the mystery of neurological disorders starts with understanding how neurons are generated and maintained. Recently, researchers at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine discovered that the life cycle of...

Dr. Michael A. Belfort Named Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine and Obstetrician/Gynecologist-In-Chief at Texas Children's Hospital

October 6, 2010 1:31 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Michael A. Belfort, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert in maternal-fetal medicine and fetal intervention, has been named Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine and Obstetrician and Gynecologist-in-Chief at Texas Children's...

Hologic to Release Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2010 Operating Results on Monday, November 8, 2010

October 5, 2010 1:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 5 /- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX ), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced plans to release its...

Clinics Join Scripps Health

October 4, 2010 9:33 am | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

Scripps Health announced Oct. 1 its acquisition of North Coast Women’s Care clinics in Encinitas and Vista.

How to Predict Success for IVF

October 3, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new technique can determine which fertilized eggs will reach a crucial step in development.

Manu Platt Wins $1.5M NIH Director's New Innovator Award

October 1, 2010 6:32 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Manu Platt from the biomedical engineering department at Georgia Tech and Emory University has received a $1.5 million NIH Director's New Innovator Award to support a project aimed at reducing the incidence of stroke in children with sickle cell disease.

South Carolina Optometrists Partner with State Legislators and Local Mayors in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care

September 20, 2010 6:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 20 /- Due to the overwhelming number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, South Carolina optometrists are devoting appointments to no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants between six to 12 months of age through...

HRA Pharma and Watson Pharmaceuticals Expand Marketing Partnership for Novel Emergency Contraceptive to Canada

September 17, 2010 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PARIS and MORRISTOWN, N.J., Sept. 17 /- HRA Pharma , a privately-held, European pharmaceutical company that develops healthcare solutions in reproductive health and endocrinology and makes them available worldwide, and Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ) announced today that they...

Baylor researchers advancing genetic treatment for ovarian cancer

September 16, 2010 1:35 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

As the understanding of the biology of ovarian cancer broadens, there is an increased need to develop treatments that are targeted toward a person's genetic makeup, said a clinician-researcher from Baylor College of Medicine. "We have not been able to pinpoint exactly what causes ovarian...

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