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CSL Behring Medical Product Donation Helps Meet Critical Need for Ongoing Cholera Relief Effort in Haiti

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

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /- Direct Relief International announced today that CSL Behring has donated critically needed medical supplies to assist cholera patients in Haiti. The products will be used at Justinian University Hospital (JUH) in Cap-Haitien. JUH is the main public...

Vermillion Reappoints Three Directors, Approves a New Stock Incentive Plan, and Ratifies PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Its Accounting Firm

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

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 6, 2010 /- Following the annual meeting of its stockholders on Friday, December 3, 2010, Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRML ) announced that its stockholders approved the reappointment of Gail S. Page, John F. Hamilton and Dr. William C. Wallen as directors of the Company....

Purdue Pharma L.P. Re-launches Partners Against Pain Website

December 6, 2010 2:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 6, 2010 /- Purdue Pharma L.P. unveiled an enhanced version of its popular educational website www.PartnersAgainstPain.com , making it is easier for healthcare professionals, people with pain and their caregivers to access valuable pain management information,...

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PAREXEL Opens Clinical Logistics Facilities in Singapore and Russia

December 6, 2010 2:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOSTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /- PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL ), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today announced that it has opened two new Clinical Logistics Services facilities in emerging regions for biopharmaceutical development.   PAREXEL's new...

ConvaTec Healthcare Announces Senior Secured Notes Offering & Senior Notes Offering

December 6, 2010 2:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SKILLMAN, N.J., Dec. 6, 2010 /- ConvaTec Healthcare, a world-leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, today announced that in connection with a refinancing of its debt under its existing senior secured and mezzanine...

Pfizer Board of Directors Names Ian C. Read President and Chief Executive Officer

December 5, 2010 4:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2010 /- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE ) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Ian C. Read, 57, currently head of the Company's global biopharmaceutical operations, as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Read succeeds Jeffrey B. Kindler, who...

Pharmacyclics Reports CLL Results from Preclinical and Clinical Studies of its Btk Inhibitor PCI-32765

December 5, 2010 1:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 5, 2010 /- Pharmacyclics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCYC ) today announced data from three Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) presentations at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting describing the Btk-selective inhibitor PCI-32765.  Two...

Portola Pharmaceuticals Announces Data Presentations Highlighting Syk/JAK Inhibitor Clinical Development Program at 52nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

December 4, 2010 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 4, 2010 /- Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the presentation of preclinical study results for its novel Syk and JAK inhibitor program at the American Society of Hematology's 52nd Annual Meeting and Exposition. Portola's novel Syk and JAK...

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IDRI Awarded Contract from BARDA to Develop Next Generation Adjuvants for Pandemic Influenza

December 3, 2010 7:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SEATTLE, Dec. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) has been awarded an $1.8 million contract from the Biomedical Advance Research and Development Authority (BARDA). IDRI's work will focus on development of adjuvant formulations with options...

Sermo Study shows 70% of Specialists are Ready to Replace Warfarin

December 3, 2010 7:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 3, 2010 /- Sermo ( http://www.sermo.com ), the world's largest online community for physicians, today announced a free Sermo Report titled, " Potential Replacements for Coumadin (warfarin) ." The report gathered feedback from physicians about awareness and...

Streamline Health to Announce Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Results on Wednesday, December 8

December 3, 2010 7:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CINCINNATI, Dec. 3, 2010 /- Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM ) announced today that it will release third quarter fiscal year 2010 financial results for the period ended October 31, 2010 on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 after the market closes. The Company will conduct a...

Unilife Completes A$23.1 Million Private Placement

December 3, 2010 7:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LEWISBERRY, Pa., Dec. 3, 2010 /- Unilife Corporation ( Unilife or Company ) (Nasdaq: UNIS ; ASX: UNS) announced today that it has completed the A$23.1 million private placement ( Placement ), which was previously announced on 29 November 2010. Unilife issued 27,228,143 CHESS Depositary...

Regenesance Closes Financing Round

December 3, 2010 12:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM, Dec. 2, 2010 /- Regenesance BV, an Amsterdam-based specialty pharma focusing on developing drugs to treat acute and chronic nerve disorders, announces the closure of its first seed stage financing round.  The investment was made by Life Sciences Fund Amsterdam, an...

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A New Online Pharmacy rxbuys.com by RX Corp Offers its Services to International Clients

December 3, 2010 12:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 3, 2010 /- It is natural that all customers using the services of online pharmacies would like to get high quality medicines, paying less for them and getting their order within the shortest possible time. That is why emergence of rxbuys.com is very timely and well-taken....

Cell Therapeutics Files Appeal on FDA Decision on New Drug Application (NDA) for Pixantrone to Treat Relapsed/Refractory Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

December 3, 2010 12:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SEATTLE, Dec. 3, 2010 /- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) today announced that it has submitted a formal appeal to the Office of New Drugs in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research regarding the agency's decision from earlier...

New Report Indicates VERILASTâ„¢ Technology From Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics has Lowest Revision Rate Among all Hip Replacement Materials

December 2, 2010 7:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 2, 2010 /- A newly released patient registry reports that hip replacement implants made from ceramicized metal heads which articulate against polyethylene lined cups have been shown to have superior survivorship compared to implants made from any other material five...

Riverain Medical CAD product finds cancer, deletes bone

December 1, 2010 11:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Bone can obscure lung lesions that may indicate cancer. The latest version of CAD software from Riverain Medical, shown publicly for the first time at RSNA 2010, takes care of the problem.

Philips RF remote product offers workflow advantages

December 1, 2010 9:36 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Remote radiography and fluoroscopy systems traditionally have appealed more to Europeans than to practitioners in the U.S. But Philips is betting the time-and design of its new Juno DRF-are right to make a change in old habits. The Juno DRF remote-controlled flat-detector system, recently...

Philips captures volumes with new iU22 technology

November 30, 2010 10:37 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Philips’ new xMatrix brings real-time volumetric scanning to radiology as part of the company’s latest version of the iU22 ultrasound scanner. First built into Philips’ echocardiography systems five years ago, a souped-up version built into the company’s flagship iU22 on the RSNA exhibit...

Philips empowers fluoro staff with dose badges

November 30, 2010 10:37 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

A radiation monitoring system that quantifies the radiation being absorbed in the fluoro suite promises to give individual staff the information they need to minimize their exposure to x-rays. Philips Healthcare came up with the product, called DoseAware, which the company unveiled...

Screening breast MR diagnoses cancer in women with history of LCIS

November 29, 2010 10:38 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Women with a history of biopsy-proven lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) appear to benefit from the addition of MRI to mammography for annual breast cancer screening. A retrospective study from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute presented Sunday at the 2010 RSNA meeting indicates the...

Utilization management, computer decision support square off at RSNA

November 29, 2010 8:39 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Alternative strategies for controlling imaging utilization, radiology benefit managers and computerized decision support, squared off in a scientific session Sunday.

Ultrasound Gets More Portable

November 28, 2010 7:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new handheld ultrasound device could be the first that can connect directly to cell-phone and Wi-Fi networks.

IBM Powers Russian Pharmaceutical Company PROTEK

November 22, 2010 5:34 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM today announced that Russian pharmaceutical distributor PROTEK has switched to IBM POWER7 systems for its data processing center. The new systems from IBM replace the previous servers from HP, enabling PROTEK to improve the performance of critical business applications while reducing...

ECRI Institute PSO Chosen by Tennessee Hospital Association for Patient Safety Services

November 19, 2010 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) today announces an agreement to provide patient safety services to the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety established by the Tennessee Hospital Association. ECRI Institute PSO...

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