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News From Friday, December 16, 2011
10:03:30 PM Lupus Research Institute Commends US Congress for Meeting Urgent Need
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) The Defense appropriations section of the bill includes lupus along with 21 other disease conditions in the $50 million Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program, a competitive application research activity run by the Army Me [more]

9:34:06 PM FDA Seeks to Get More Women Into Trials of Medical Devices
U.S. News & World Report - Washington,DC,USA

Genetics, hormones, body size, diet, social and cultural factors, and types of illness may cause women to respond differently to certain medical products and devices than men, according to the FDA. But, women are typically underrepresented in clinica [more]

9:34:06 PM FDA requires precaution on Boston Sci stent
Reuters - NY,USA

Dr. Andrew Farb, medical officer, division of International Cardiology Devices Branch of FDA, noted that longitudinal compression seems to be associated most often with calcified lesions, tortuous vessels and older lesions, which are often the most . [more]

9:26:21 PM Mayo Scholars Further Medical Innovation
Gustavus Adolphus College News

Very few undergraduate students can say they had the opportunity to further the development of a breakthrough medical innovation years before it was even made known to the medical community. Serving as Mayo Innovation Scholars, Gustavus Adolphus ... [more]

9:26:21 PM My Turn: Doing the right thing for Vermont
BurlingtonFreePress.com - Burlington,VT,USA

The medical community, including the Institute of Medicine, has recognized that to improve the quality and efficiency of medical care for a population, we must move away from fee-for-service toward payment methodologies that encourage greater ... [more]

9:26:21 PM 'Corporatization led to graft in healthcare'
Times of India - India

Speaking on 'Can you trust your doctor', Dr GN Rao, founder of LV Prasad Eye Institute, said that "greed" within the medical community was the root cause for malpractice and corruption. "Corporatization of the healthcare sector has led to shareholder [more]

8:39:18 PM NYC Council Member James Vacca Helps Brings Advanced MRI Technology to ...
MarketWatch - USA

"Not only is Einstein a leader in vital and cutting-edge medical research, but it is also an outstanding member of our community here in the Northeast Bronx. It is my hope that this new technology will allow the Gruss MRRC to make big strides in ... [more]

8:36:50 PM Saladax Biomedical, Inc. Expands Distribution of My5-FU in Europe
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA

By Saladax Biomedical, Inc. BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 16, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Saladax Biomedical, Inc., a privately held company developing and commercializing novel diagnostic assays to achieve the promise of personalized medicine for new and existin [more]

7:15:19 PM Reviva Labs Stem Cell Booster Serum - reviewed and rejected
Truth In Aging

One of the newest trends in today's skincare is the use of stem cells, with plant stem cells appearing ever more frequently in skincare products. Marta's recent post on the Five Best Stem Cell Serums bears out their popularity and witnesses that many [more]

6:31:49 PM Newspaper probe questions government funding of alternative-medicine
MinnPost.com - Minneapolis,MN,USA

MinnPost.com (blog) As reporter Trine Tsouderos notes in an excellent series on NCCAM that ran in the Chicago Tribune last weekend, most of that money ($1.2 billion) went to fund research projects — investigations into whether inhaling lemon and lave [more]

6:31:49 PM Research and Markets: Medical Devices - Asia. Overview of the Actual
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Business Wire (press release) These market research reports offer an in-depth perspective on the actual market situation, trends and future outlook for medical devices in different Asian countries. Market value for medical devices by type (artificial [more]

6:31:49 PM First Analysis Analysts Downgrade ZOLL Medical (ZOLL) Shares to "Equal
(PINK ...

LocalizedUSA Analysts at Jefferies reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of ZOLL Medical in a research note to investors on Thursday, November 17th. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock. Also, analysts at Lazard Capital upgraded shares of Z [more]

6:27:42 PM FDA guidelines seek to improve representation of women in medical device
Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA

Bizjournals.com The guidance issued by Friday is intended for medical device developers and manufacturers and outlines FDA recommendations for designing and conducting device clinical studies that may enhance the enrollment of women in such studies,  [more]

6:27:42 PM FDA approves mechanical cardiac assist device for children with heart
FDA.gov - USA

FDA.gov “This is a step forward, it is the first FDA-approved pulsatile mechanical circulatory support device specifically designed for children,” said Susan Cummins, MD, MPH, chief pediatric medical officer in the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiol [more]

6:27:42 PM FDA upgrades Riata lead recall as Class 1
Cardiovascular Business

The FDA classified the recall of the St. Jude Medical's Riata and Riata ST silicone defibrillation leads as a Class I recall Dec. 15, according to St. Jude Medical. The recall is due to the potential risk of serious injury or patient death if affecte [more]

6:27:42 PM Boston Scientific spent $410000 lobbying in 3Q
CNBC - Englewood Cliffs,NJ,USA

The company also lobbied on bills that would reform the Food and Drug Administration's system for approving certain medical devices. For more than 30 years, the FDA has granted speedy approval to devices that are similar to products already on the .. [more]

5:28:48 PM Biomedical company creates muscle sensor based game controller (video)
VentureBeat - Fremont,CA,USA

Biomedical company Advancer Technologies has created a plug-in-play device that allows players to directly control video games with their muscles using the power of electromyography (EMG). Using the low-cost, yet powerful Arduino UNO microcontroller, [more]

5:28:48 PM MMH?technician receives certification
Marietta Times - Marietta,OH,USA

Albert Bonar, biomedical technician at Marietta Memorial Hospital, recently passed the certification offered through the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI.) Bonar has been working toward this certification for ... [more]

5:05:27 PM Medical Society donates $60140 to relief fund
Goderich Signal-Star

Dr. Don Neal who spearheaded the donation drive from the medical community, said that support also came from many visiting specialists and physicians and residents who have trained in Goderich at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital. ... [more]

4:32:10 PM StemCells, Inc. Announces Pricing of Public Offering to Raise Up to $20
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) NEWARK, Calif., Dec 16, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- StemCells, Inc. /quotes/zigman/5728491/quotes/nls/stem STEM -37.86% today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of an aggregate of 8000000 units [more]

4:32:10 PM Latest Victory For Regenerative Medicine: Pituitary Grown From Embryonic
Singularity Hub - Palo Alto,CA,USA

Singularity Hub by Peter Murray December 16th, 2011 | Comments (0) Yoshiki Sasai's group induced embryonic stem cells to grow into the three-dimensionally complex pituitary. Chalk up another part of the body that can be grown from stem cells – at lea [more]

4:32:10 PM ERSP challenges stem-cell claims made by online marketer Emergent Health
Drug Store News

According to the marketer, the supplement's proprietary formula is also designed to “increase adult stem cells.” At the outset of ERSP's inquiry, the marketer asserted that it had voluntarily modified or discontinued certain of the claims at issue. . [more]

4:27:21 PM MD+DI, the Global MedTech Industry Authority, Highlights the Human Element
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MD+DI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, UBM Canon's leading brand providing the medical device industry with the latest news, information, and in-depth analysis, announced a serie [more]

4:27:21 PM Kensey Nash says St. Jude to pay lower royalty; withdraws outlook
Reuters - NY,USA

Dec 16 (Reuters) - Medical device maker Kensey Nash Corp withdrew its second-quarter outlook citing the uncertainty surrounding the royalty payment it receives on the sales of Angio-Seal, a vascular closure device, from St. Jude Medical Inc. St. Jude [more]

3:53:52 PM FDA Proposes Draft Guidelines Intended to Improve the Representation of
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) Intended for medical device developers and manufacturers, the guidance outlines agency recommendations for designing and conducting device clinical studies that may enhance the enrollment of women in such studies, if appro [more]

3:53:52 PM Recent FDA Approvals for Antares Pharma and Boston Scientific Have Done
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) Down more than 18 percent over the last year, medical supply makers are seeing their margins squeezed as President Obama's healthcare reform and increased regulation is threatening the industry's pricing environment.The Be [more]

3:53:52 PM AtriCure's Synergy Ablation System Receives FDA Approval for the Treatment
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) Additionally, the FDA approval includes a physician training program. About AtriCure, Inc. AtriCure, Inc. is a medical device company and a leader in developing, manufacturing and selling innovative cardiac surgical ablati [more]

2:48:07 PM BioTime's Subsidiary OncoCyte Corporation Announces Plans for the Novel
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) "Our initial evidence of high sensitivity and specificity of the product, our aggressive filing for patent protection, the great unmet need in the field, and the tie-in of the molecules used in the diagnostic product with  [more]

2:15:03 PM Underperforming Medtronic and Allezoe Medical Look to Turn Around Fortunes
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) The Bedford Report examines investing opportunities in the Medical Equipment & Supplies industry and provides equity research on Allezoe Medical Holdings, Inc. /quotes/zigman/4019647 ALZM -22.22% and Medtronic, Inc. /quote [more]

2:15:03 PM Univ. of Hawaii medical school gets $13.5M grant to research health ...
The Republic

AP HONOLULU — University of Hawaii's medical school has been awarded a $13.2 million grant to reduce illnesses which disproportionately strike Native Hawaiians and other ethnic groups. The funding over five years is from the National Institutes of .. [more]

1:09:10 PM China Sky One Medical to Jointly Launch Adult Stem Cell Research Enterprise
MarketWatch - USA

It is also to perform the clinical applications of bone marrow stem cells, intercord mesenchymal stem cells and other human stem cells. "As we have been involved in this area of research for the past several years, we are optimistic as to the potenti [more]

1:05:40 PM FDA selects Akron partnership for polymer expertise
Akron Beacon Journal - Akron,OH,USA

The deal marks the FDA's first collaboration centering around medical devices using polymers. In recent years, the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) and its Akron partners have been developing a national reputation within the field. ... [more]

12:40:58 PM Feds curtailing chimps' role in medical research
San Antonio Express - San Antonio,TX,USA

By Don Finley, dfinley@express-news.net The federal government announced Thursday it will impose strict new guidelines limiting the use of chimpanzees in medical research it funds, and will phase out current studies that don't comply. ... [more]

12:05:28 PM Sugar Land Lab Explores Body Fat As Source Of Stem Cells
KUHF-FM

It's the next phase of the company's efforts to develop a promising new line of stem cell research. Celltex's new Sugar Land lab is the first of its kind in North America. Using a process developed under license from RNL BIO of South Korea, ... [more]

10:50:50 AM Bishops urge EU not to fund embryonic stem-cell research
Catholic Culture - USA

The Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community is urging the European Union not to fund embryonic stem-cell research in Horizon 2020, its $104-billion research program for 2014 to 2020. “Recently, Geron Corp., the world's leadin [more]

9:25:20 AM Airmid Biomedical Research Data Highlighted at Innovation Convention by ...
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

Tests carried out at biomedical research facility Airmid Health Group in Dublin validated that the technology is 99.99 per cent efficient at killing the hospital 'superbug' MRSA, E. coli and the fungus that causes athlete's foot According to Dr. Mart [more]

8:40:28 AM Executive: Stem cell money should help more Maryland companies
Business Gazette - Gaithersburg,MD,USA

Maryland's own funding of stem cell research made sense when the federal government ended it during the administration of George W. Bush, but the state should look again at the program to see if there are more effective ways to use the money to help  [more]

8:38:40 AM Mobile Medical News Weekly - Week of December 12, 2011
With ...

Read Original Content While laptop and notebook PCs are commonplace in the medical community, the next wave of mobile adoption is well underway as providers turn to tablets, smartphones and applications to increase productivity and improve patient ca [more]

6:54:20 AM Gardens of the World developer gets new lease on life
Agoura Hills Acorn - Agoura Hills,CA,USA

By Stephanie Bertholdo MIRACLE—Chuck Melber and his wife Betsy visit the Vatican to speak at a conference about how stem cell treatment saved Melber's life. Chuck had more than 30 stents implanted in his heart before he was told there was no more ... [more]

6:40:33 AM Managing the Flow
Today's Medical Developments

It is especially vital for a smaller company to ensure that its research expenses are being minimized when it comes to the acquisition and distribution of paid content. For regulatory submissions following the research phase, a medical device ... [more]

5:57:10 AM Cutting Your Teeth in the Medical Device Business
Today's Medical Developments

In honing his company's offerings for the medical device arena – including for dental, orthopedic implant, and surgical instrumentation applications – Stipo has literally cut into cadaver teeth. Beyond the cadaver teeth he has also cut into cow bones [more]

5:57:10 AM RAM Medical Pleads Guilty to Importing, Reselling Contaminated Surgical
Equipment

Patch.com The medical device distributor, through its founder, Richard Mazon, 61, of Wayne, pleaded guilty to charges it introduced adulterated and misbranded medical devices into interstate commerce, according to a press release issued earlier this  [more]

5:57:10 AM BrainScope Awarded $7.5M Department of Defense Research Contract
Today's Medical Developments

BrainScope's Ahead M-100 is being developed to address the unmet need for a medical device to aid in triage of patients who are suspected of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is expected to provide objective and timely adjunctive assessment of ... [more]

5:29:45 AM Stem cells rebuild heart of custom home builder
Thousand Oaks Acorn - CA, USA

By Stephanie Bertholdo BACK TO LIFE—Chuck and Betsy Melber traveled to Rome last month to take part in a conference about stem cells at the Vatican. Chuck Melber had more than 30 stents implanted in his heart before participating in a stem cell ... [more]

5:20:22 AM FDA advisory panel recommends stronger warning for
Modern Medicine - Woodcliff Lake,NJ,USA

ModernMedicine Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Vice President and Head of US Medical Affairs Pamela A. Cyrus, MD, said, "We thank the Committee members for their efforts and participation in the discussion on the benefit-risk profile for drospirenon [more]

4:59:04 AM Experts Urge Limits on Medical Research on Chimpanzees
The Daily Blabber from iVillage

Based on this criteria, the panel concluded that the use of chimpanzees is not necessary for most medical research. One area where the committee felt chimpanzee research could possibly still provide a benefit in biomedical research was in monoclonal  [more]

4:59:04 AM Alternative medicine 'needs more research'
Ninemsn - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia

"Yet less than one per cent of the national health and medical research budget goes to supporting complementary medicine research. Top pop divas PHOTOS: Forbes highest earning women in music. Molly critical VIDEO: Tributes flow to Meldrum, ... [more]

4:59:04 AM NIH temporarily bans new chimpanzee research
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA

The National Institutes of Health has placed a temporary moratorium on new studies using chimpanzees, it announced Thursday in response to a report that marks nearly all medical research on the great apes as scientifically unjustified. ... [more]

4:59:04 AM Catalyzing Autism Research At MIT - $26.5 Million Simons Gift
Medical News Today - UK

The center will work in collaboration with the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, this will bring several academic and medical institutions together to get a better understanding of autism spectrum disorders. Currently in the US, ... [more]

4:59:04 AM Calls for more research into alternative medicine
The West Australian

National Institute of Complementary Medicine executive director Alan Bensoussan said consumers were losing out because of a lack of research into natural therapies. Underfunding meant some alternative products were being sold without having their ... [more]

4:59:04 AM JAMA articles begin to explain mysteries of stillbirth
Healthcanal.com

Primary care doctors and specialists see patients in private practice at UT Medicine's clinical home, the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC), located in the South Texas Medical Center at 8300 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio 78229. ... [more]

4:13:15 AM FDA modifies REMS for 2 platelet-booster drugs
Modern Medicine - Woodcliff Lake,NJ,USA

However, because the underlying medical conditions in patients with chronic ITP made the safety data collected by the REMS programs difficult to interpret, FDA has determined that the safety data collection requirements are not informative and are no [more]

3:38:53 AM Canine Hero receives free stem cell therapy
Fox 28 - South Bend,IN,USA

So Dr. Chris Persing of the Western Veterinary Clinic prepares Hoke for a stem cell treatment. Persing and MediVet, the creator of the therapy, are donating their help. "What we hope to achieve is we extract stem cells form his own body. ... [more]

2:55:34 AM NAC begins process of collecting database of institutional committees for
pharmabiz.com - Mumbai,MH,India

pharmabiz.com Even as hectic activities are on in the Union health ministry for finalising the revised guidelines for stem cell research regulation in the country, the National Apex Committee for Stem Cell Research and Therapy (NAC-SCRT) has started  [more]

2:49:22 AM US limits use of chimps in medical research
Fox News

Chimpanzees' similarity with people "demands special consideration and respect," the NIH director, Dr. Francis Collins, said, while pointing to breakthroughs that came from studies using animals. A review carried out by the Institute of Medicine at t [more]

2:40:05 AM Panel: Create medical research database
United Press International

15 (UPI) -- The United States needs a central database of government-funded medical research and a uniform system for compensation for injuries, a report said Thursday. President Barack Obama established the commission, chaired by University of ... [more]

2:40:05 AM Spare embryos could be used for stem cell research
Times of India - India

These stem cells can be used only for research and are in "restricted category," according to guidelines prepared by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to provide ethical direction to scientists working in the field. ... [more]

2:40:05 AM US HOT STOCKS: Research In Motion Shares Active In Late Trade
Wall Street Journal - USA

TO) reached an agreement to buy US medical equipment maker SonoSite Inc. (SONO, $53.70, +$11.46, +27.13%) for $995 million, in the latest instance of Japanese companies hunting down overseas peers to make up for their dim prospects at home. ... [more]

2:40:05 AM Western Michigan University announces five deans for School of Medicine
MLive.com - MI,USA

He is a professor of emergency medicine, director of KCMS emergency medicine research and co-director of the simulation center. Dr. Peter J. Ziemkowski was named the associate dean for student affairs, which will make him responsible for all aspects  [more]

1:12:23 AM MARKET TALK: FDA Terms St Jude Defib Warning A Class I Recall
Wall Street Journal - USA

6:25 (Dow Jones) St. Jude Medical's (STJ) November letter about problems with some defibillator wires counts as a Class I recall, which applies to grave dangers like chance of death. It's a serious decision, but STJ has already phased many of the ... [more]

1:12:23 AM FDA Approves Hologic's Cervista High Throughput Automation System for
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) ... manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [more]

12:17:37 AM ASPEX Offer Failure Analysis Services for Biomedical Implants
Azom.com - USA

Every year more than 250000 medical devices and implants including orthopedic applications and stents are used in the United States for the management and treatment of many diseases and conditions. When these devices come in contact with human tissue [more]



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