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11:57:08 PM Federal Govt moves to boost philanthropic medical research
ABC Online - Australia

TONY EASTLEY: The Federal Government wants philanthropists and the private sector to contribute more to public medicine. The Government has outlined the terms of a strategic review which will determine the direction of medical research over the next  [more]

11:57:08 PM Research Yields Unprecedented Insight into Antiviral Immune Response
Newswise (press release) - USA

The research was supported with funding from the National Institutes of Health. As one of the nation's leading comprehensive medical schools, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, . [more]

11:11:36 PM Medical device maker Si-Bone raises $16 million
Bizjournals.com - Charlotte,NC,USA

Si-Bone Inc., which makes a medical device to treat the sacroiliac joint, raised $16 million. Montreaux Equity Partners of Menlo Park led the round and put John Savarese, MD, on Si-Bone's board of directors as part of the investment. ... [more]

11:11:36 PM Why startup medical device companies should enjoy patent reform
MedCity News - Cleveland,OH,USA

Getting prioritized examination, which shortens the regulatory approval process to one year with a limit of 10000 patent applications, could be an asset to small medical device companies seeking funding, said Mary Merchant, the head of the ... [more]

10:48:01 PM UVA Researchers Work to Develop Partnership with FDA
NBC 29 News - Charlottesville,VA,USA

Monday the university hosted a one-day conference bringing together more than 100 medical researchers, investors, and federal regulators. The partnership is a pilot project to get the FDA directly involved with university and private researchers from [more]

10:23:55 PM Maine jury rules in favor of research institute in brain-collection lawsuit
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA

A jury in York County Superior Court ruled 7-2 Monday in favor of the Stanley Medical Research Institute of Bethesda, Md., and its Maine representative, Matthew Cyr. The institute collected brains for use in the study of schizophrenia and bipolar ... [more]

10:23:55 PM Personalized medicine in asthma treatment — is it coming soon?
MedCity News - Cleveland,OH,USA

New research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has identified a genetic variant associated with the response to inhaled corticosteroids [1]. Investigators have found that asthma patients who have two copies of a specific . [more]

9:39:28 PM IntelliCell jumps over 21% on exclusive sale and supply agreement with
Proactive Investors USA & Canada - USA

Proactive Investors USA & Canada The use of autologous adipose, or fat stem cells for a growing variety of indications is a new and exciting frontier in medicine. Since the middle of 2009 when the US FDA published its laws on autologous stem cells, t [more]

8:57:10 PM First Stem Cell Treatment Center Opens in the Midwest
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

Stem cell treatment centers are open on both US coasts. So to facilitate Midwest clients, Stem Cell WI, will be opening a clinic soon in Madison, WI Stem cell treatment centers are open on both US coasts. So to facilitate Midwest clients, Stem Cell W [more]

8:45:21 PM Talks on FDA processes seen moving forward
ModernHealthcare.com - Chicago,IL,USA

Among the other issues the discussions seek to resolve is whether device companies will support increases in medical device user fees to fund more FDA personnel and additional training for them. Such steps will increase the speed of the device review [more]

8:29:11 PM Fruits, veggies help reduce risk of some colorectal cancers: Study
Toronto Sun - Ontario, Canada

Researchers from the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia and Deakin University found people who eat apples are at a lower risk of distal colon cancer. But they also found there is an increased risk of .. [more]

8:23:51 PM Spinal surgery device firm TranS1 raises $18.3M in stock sale
MedCity News - Cleveland,OH,USA

Medical device company TranS1 (NASDAQ:TSON), which focuses on devices treating degenerative spinal conditions, has raised about $18.3 million in net proceeds from a stock offering intended to finance clinical trials. ... [more]

8:23:51 PM B. Braun VP Tom Black to Discuss Strategies in Medical Device Outsourcing
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

PR Web (press release) Thomas Black, Vice President, OEM and International Divisions Sales and Marketing at B. Braun Medical Inc., will be part of an executive panel discussing strategies and common mistakes made in medical product outsourcing negoti [more]

7:25:57 PM Minister of Industry Inaugurates Fish Skin Medical Device Facility
MarketWatch - USA

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND and ISAFJORDUR, ICELAND, Sep 26, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Iceland's Minister of Industry Katrin Juliusdottir today inaugurated the Kerecis Medical Device manufacturing facility in Isafjordur, Iceland. ... [more]

7:25:57 PM SI-BONE, Inc. Closes $16.0 Million Financing Led by Montreux Equity Partners
MarketWatch - USA

Dr. Savarese is actively involved in Montreux's investment decisions in several medical device companies. Dr. Savarese currently is a board director or observer for several Montreux portfolio companies, including MAKO Surgical and Pivot Medical ... [more]

7:12:52 PM Calgary Scientific's ResolutionMD(TM) Mobile Receives FDA Clearance for ...
MarketWatch - USA

"The FDA clearance of the ResolutionMD solution is a key strategic step forward for the Medical IT sector in enabling a high performance and secure 'mHealth' paradigm, as well as ensuring that vast regions of the world that are currently dependent up [more]

7:12:52 PM Calgary Scientific's ResolutionMD™ Mobile Receives FDA Clearance for ...
PR Newswire (press release) - USA

26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Calgary Scientific Inc. has received clearance from the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its industry-leading medical imaging application, ResolutionMD™ Mobile, as a mobile diagnostic applicatio [more]

7:12:52 PM FDA News & Notes - Week of September 26, 2011
MarketWatch - USA

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, John M. Taylor, JD, counselor to the FDA Commissioner, and Jeffrey Shuren, MD, director of FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, discuss medical device reforms and the FDA at the AdvaMed 2011 conference. . [more]

7:12:52 PM Back Issues: Life in FDA's fast lane
Packaging World - Chicago,IL,USA

22 conference session entitled, “Surviving a New Era of FDA Enforcement,” at Medical Design & Manufacturing Chicago. Rogus made it clear that the more muscular FDA is striving for speed as part of an effort to safeguard the public from potential harm [more]

7:02:12 PM CHI CEO Provides Testimony on FDA Review Processes and American Innovation
MarketWatch - USA

"Regulatory policies administered by the FDA have a profound influence on the current health and future strength of the biomedical industry," Gollaher said. "Unfortunately, we continue to hear about regulatory review processes that have become ... [more]

6:50:42 PM Research reveals how dynamic changes in methylation can determine cell fate
EurekAlert - Washington,DC,USA

Cold Spring Harbor, NY – Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and the University of Southern California (USC) have uncovered intriguing new evidence helping to explain one of the ways in which a stem cell's fate can be determined. ... [more]

6:10:36 PM Stem cell research funding lawsuit returns as plaintiffs appeal

They also said the money would be better spent on research using adult stem cells At the time, Judge Royce Lambeth agreed, and granted a temporary injunction on such research in August 2010. But this was challenged in the US Court of Appeals for the  [more]

6:10:36 PM Promising Results Using Adipose Derived Stem Cells in Patients With
DigitalJournal.com - Canada

DigitalJournal.com (press release) One of these initiatives has been to look into the effect of autologous stem cell therapy for unpreventable and incurable diseases such as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). IPF, an unnoticed killer, results in ma [more]

5:30:01 PM FDA awards Michigan device makers $2.2 million to tune adult devices for ...
Mass Device - USA

The grant was shared between the University's Pediatric Device Consortium, which ties together business, engineering, dental and medical school resources to develop children-specific devices, and Virginia-based Pediatric Medical Device Institute, ... [more]

5:25:26 PM Introducing Treato: The Voice of the Patient
MarketWatch - USA

Developed over 3 years by First Life Research, Treato(TM) uses novel technology to understand what patients are saying in their own words. Tackling the complexity of health related discussions requires expertise in human psychology, medical terminolo [more]

5:02:10 PM Mesoblast to Mass-Produce Stem-Cell Medicines in Pact With Lonza

By Natasha Khan - Mon Sep 26 15:30:01 GMT 2011 Mesoblast Ltd. (MSB), the world's largest developer of stem-cell treatments, will form a manufacturing alliance with Lonza Group AG (LONN) as it prepares to mass-produce its regenerative therapies. ... [more]

4:58:23 PM New pediatric facility opens in Pasadena
Your Houston News

The medical community of Pasadena was expanded Thursday as the Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center held an open house. The facility, which will be dedicated to pediatric and adolescent patients, officially opened in June and officially unveiled it [more]

4:37:35 PM Biomedical sector cushions S'pore from recession
Channel News Asia - Singapore

By Stella Lee | Posted: 26 September 2011 2236 hrs SINGAPORE: A bigger-than-expected increase in output from the biomedical sector may have saved Singapore from a technical recession. Industrial output figures on Monday showed a bigger-than-expected  [more]

4:05:10 PM Scientists successfully disarm HIV virus for development of possible vaccine
competition law

by Bradley Wint 11 hours ago Scientists at Imperial College London and Johns Hopkins University have made a medical breakthrough, discovering that removing the cholesterol from the HIV virus' membrane causes the cell from being able to attack the ... [more]

4:01:27 PM AM Vitals: Mela Sciences' Melanoma Diagnostic On Track For Approval
Wall Street Journal Blogs - New York,NY,USA

By Katherine Hobson A Path to Approval: Reversing an earlier decision, the FDA has cleared a path to approval for a medical device made by Mela Sciences that aims to help doctors more accurately diagnose melanoma, the WSJ reports. ... [more]

3:35:38 PM Contract Research Organization DSP Clinical Research Achieves 1266 Ranking
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) PARSIPPANY, NJ, Sep 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- DSP Clinical Research achieved a ranking of No. 1266 on the prestigious Inc. 500/5000 list. It is the fourth year in a row that DSP has earned a place on the exclusive rankin [more]

3:35:38 PM Antioxidants not behind red wine's healthy effect on heart: study
19 Action News

... which is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. "This lifestyle is good for heart health," she said. Research presented at medical meetings should be considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. [more]

GlobeSt. com - New York,NY,USA

Our 4th annual conference will focus on the implications of healthcare reform on the medical community and how it will impact the bottom line of developers, owners, investors and those who manage facilities for healthcare groups. ... [more]

2:46:16 PM Zynex Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for the NexWave Medical Device
MarketWatch - USA

... a provider and developer of non-invasive medical devices for electrotherapy, stroke rehabilitation, neurological diagnosis and cardiac monitoring, announced that it received FDA 510(k) clearance on its NexWave medical device. ... [more]

2:38:14 PM Smiths Medical Receives 510(k) US FDA Clearance for Wireless Version of
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) PAUL, Minn., Sep 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today it received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Medfusion(R [more]

1:53:42 PM VistaGen Therapeutics Reports Advances in Its Pancreatic Cell and
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) The stem cell-derived pancreatic cells developed by the international research team demonstrated the ability to produce and correctly process insulin and secrete C-peptide, characteristics of mature beta-islet cells. These [more]

1:53:42 PM BrainStorm Receives Grant from Israel's Office of the Chief Scientist
MarketWatch - USA

The NurOwn(TM) technology processes autologous adult human mesenchymal stem cells that are present in bone marrow and are capable of self-renewal as well as differentiation into many other cell types. Adult human bone marrow cells are induced to ... [more]

1:53:42 PM Technique Developed to Generate Myelinating Cell Progenitors for Drug ...
Genetic Engineering News - Larchmont,NY,USA

The method involves directing the differentiation of pluripotent mouse epiblast stem cells (EpiSCs) through defined developmental transitions, which, the team claims, results in the rapid and efficient production of highly expandable populations of . [more]

1:39:09 PM Hemispherx Biopharma and Chronix Biomedical Present Data on a Novel
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) The data presented at the IACFS/ME Biennial Conference held September 22-25, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is based on Chronix Biomedical, Inc.'s ("Chronix") technology, which analyzes DNA released into the bloodstream b [more]

1:25:25 PM Lethal Injection Unfairly Brings Medical Community Into Debate, Emory
Rome News Tribune - rome,ga,USA

Rome News Tribune by WABE ATLANTA, GA (WABE) - The debate over the humaneness of the death penalty again surfaced this week. A decade ago, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled the electric chair was cruel and unusual punishment, which is forbidden by the  [more]

1:25:25 PM Harvard Clinical Research Institute Announces Completion of Enrollment
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) The large-scale public health study is expected to bring clarity to the global medical community regarding the benefits of 12 versus 30 months of dual antiplatelet therapy in patients receiving drug-eluting stents to addre [more]

1:10:53 PM Gamers Solve Medical Puzzle
WDSU - New Orleans,LA,USA

This medical breakthrough will help scientists design new drugs to fight AIDS. Scientists in New Orleans are following the developments of the story very closely. "The gamers were able to solve the structure very easily and get a structure," said ... [more]

1:10:08 PM Back Issues: Surviving a new era of FDA enforcement
Packaging World - Chicago,IL,USA

22 conference presentation entitled, “Surviving a New Era of FDA Enforcement,” held during the Medical Design & Manufacturing Chicago event. The conference session was chaired by Michael Barile, founder and managing partner of Barile & Associates. .. [more]

1:03:41 PM BioClinica Appoints Senior Medical Director, Dr. Andrzej Dzik-Jurasz
MarketWatch - USA

Dr. Dzik-Jurasz is widely published in radiology with more than 40 publications in clinical and research journals. His academic and pharmaceutical industry experience has focused on imaging in clinical drug development. He has participated in all ... [more]

12:32:28 PM Britain trials embryonic stem cells as treatment for blindness

The team at Moorfield's Eye Hospital in London will inject stem cells into the eye's of patients with Stargardt's macular dystrophy, a genetic condition that causes blindness, in order to test the safety of the stem cell therapy. ... [more]

12:02:18 PM Metastasized Brain Cancer Treated with IsoRay's Cesium-131 in World's First
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) I strongly believe that adoption of Cesium-131 for the treatment of primary and metastasized cancers will continue growing at an increasing rate as the medical community becomes aware of the significant advantages it offer [more]

11:54:27 AM IntelliCell BioSciences, Inc. Announces It Has Signed an Exclusive Supply
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) The use of autologous adipose (fat) stem cells for a growing variety of indications is a new and exciting frontier in medicine. In the aesthetic world the use of autologous adipose stem cells has become widely accepted in  [more]

11:32:39 AM UK Leads the Way with Embryonic Stem Cell Trial
PharmiWeb.com (press release) - Bracknell,Berkshire,UK

And the unavoidably controversial yet incredibly promising area of stem cell science provides arguably one of the most apt examples. Science is always at its most exciting when it looks to the far horizons. And the unavoidably controversial yet ... [more]

11:23:26 AM US leadership in global biomedical industry vulnerable to international ...
The Pharma Letter

The USA still holds a commanding position in the biomedical field, but countries across Europe and Asia are pursuing aggressive plans to close the gap. They are investing heavily in research, improving access to capital for biotech start-ups - and .. [more]

11:23:26 AM Invitation to Participate in Biomedical Autism Treatment Study
Age of Autism - Trumbull,USA

I am conducting a research study, titled Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Relationship Between Biomedical Treatment and Healthy Family Functioning, to determine whether or not biomedical treatment used in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder [more]

10:33:05 AM Different Fruits And Vegetables Affect Cancer Risk In Different Parts Of
Medical News Today - UK

Medical News Today She suggested perhaps some of the confusion about the links between diet and CRC risk is because previous research did not take into account the site of the CRC. Fritschi and colleagues from the Western Australian Institute for Med [more]

10:33:05 AM Research and Markets: Transdermal Medicine Review and Outlook 2011
Bradenton Herald - Bradenton,FL,USA

This special report focuses on the market leaders for transdermal medicine as well as the products in development anticipated to head this area in the years to come. This compilation's prescription-product pipeline details the following information f [more]

10:33:05 AM Research and Markets: The Global Medical Ultrasound Equipment Market Is ...
Biloxi Sun Herald - Biloxi,MS,USA

This report, which covers the Americas as well as the EMEA and APAC regions, indicates that the market is being driven by the growing demand from China for medical ultrasound equipment. According to Technavio's industry analyst, The Chinese market fo [more]

10:25:26 AM Boost for Medical Device Jobs in Ireland
Pharmaceutical Jobs

The development is expected to result in new Medical Device Jobs. “This investment will enable us to complete our device development and take our place in the global med tech market. neoClose is the first in a portfolio of medical device projects . [more]

10:25:26 AM Aethlon Medical Introduces HER2osome™, A Novel Therapeutic
Medical Design Online - Horsham,PA,USA

21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD), the pioneer in developing therapeutic filtration devices to address infectious disease and cancer, announced today the introduction of HER2osome™, a novel medical device strategy to inhibit [more]

10:23:08 AM Delcath Expands Senior Management Team
MarketWatch - USA

The Company has not yet received FDA approval for commercial sale of its system in the United States. For more information, please visit the Company's website at http://www.delcath.com/ . The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides  [more]

10:23:08 AM Neumedicines Wins US Federal Government Contract for up to $273 Million
San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco,CA,USA

San Francisco Chronicle (press release) With this funding, Neumedicines is positioned to accelerate the nonclinical efficacy and human safety development of HemaMax? towards FDA approval under the Animal Rule. We thank BARDA for their continued confi [more]

10:13:39 AM More success with adult stem cells
OneNewsNow - Tupelo,MS,USA

An Israeli firm is now using adult stem cells to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and similar research might make its way to Massachusetts. The research, which was first conducted on mice by professors  [more]

9:58:54 AM Prostate Cancer - Have We Cracked The Code?
Online News Heard Now (blog)

In a medical breakthrough that is shocking the world, news comes from the Royal Marsden Hospital in London that a powerful drug has proven itself so successful in treating prostate cancer that trials which normally take years have been stopped and th [more]

8:58:28 AM Wistar Institute to Expand Research Facilities
AZoBuild - Sydney,Australia

By Joel Scanlon The Wistar Institute, a basic biomedical research business, has declared the braking of ground for the expansion of its vaccine and cancer research development. It has designs to construct a seven-story research center having 89700 sq [more]

7:55:38 AM Neumedicines Wins U.S. Federal Government Contract for up to $273 Million
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

PR Web (press release) Neumedicines is on track to file its Biologic License Application (BLA) to the FDA for HemaMax™ by 2016. Neumedicines Inc., a privately held drug discovery and development company focused on innovative protein therapies for the [more]

7:53:49 AM State stem cell initiative transforms local research
North County Times - Escondido,CA,USA

Cerebellar stem cells normally generate neurons (green), astrocytes (blue) and oligodendrocytes (red), but can also give rise to brain tumors. Courtesy of the Wechsler-Reya lab at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. Nearly seven years ago [more]

7:37:00 AM Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar to offer undergraduate degree programs
Al-Bawaba - Amman,Jordan

Al-Bawaba Founded in 1898, Weill Cornell Medical College in New York is among the top ranked medical research centers in the United States. Students who are enrolled in Carnegie Mellon Qatar's three existing undergraduate programs — business administ [more]

7:37:00 AM Study Claims Higher Bowel Cancer Risk for Fruit Juice Drinkers
IBTimes Australia - Australia

By Vittorio Hernandez | September 26, 2011 2:08 PM EST A study by the Western Australia Institute of Medical Research Epidemiology warned of the risks of bowel cancer for fruit juice drinkers. A new study warns people from drinking fruit juices which [more]

7:11:31 AM StemCells reports world's 1st neural stem cell transplant in spinal cord ...
pharmabiz.com - Mumbai,MH,India

StemCells, Inc. announced that the first patient in the company's breakthrough phase I/II clinical trial in chronic spinal cord injury was successfully transplanted with the company's proprietary HuCNS-SC adult neural stem cells. The stem cells were  [more]

7:02:18 AM New Gilbert Banner facility joins effort in fighting cancer
Arizona Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA

The NIH projects total spending could surge past $200 billion in 2020 if the medical community and patients continue to favor more pricey diagnostic tests and treatments. Mayo Clinic is making an aggressive push for new technology with its ... [more]

6:33:16 AM Singapore's manufacturing output up 21.7% in August
Channel News Asia - Singapore

SINGAPORE: Singapore's manufacturing output expanded 21.7 per cent on a year-on-year basis in August, boosted by a surge in biomedical output. Figures from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) showed that excluding biomedical manufacturing, [more]

6:14:11 AM 4SC's Resminostat receives FDA Orphan Drug Status for Hodgkin's Lymphoma
MarketWatch - USA

4SC (ISIN DE0005753818) discovers and develops targeted small-molecule drugs for the treatment of diseases with a high unmet medical need in various autoimmune and cancer indications. These drugs are intended to provide patients with innovative ... [more]

4:52:14 AM Advisory panel proposes Medicare physician pay cuts
American Medical News - USA

"It is going to divide the medical community at a time when we really need to come together, work together as a team rather than in separate silos," Dr. Castellanos said. Primary care physicians recently have seen increases in their Medicare payments [more]

4:52:05 AM MELA Sciences Receives Approvable Letter From FDA for MelaFind(R)
MarketWatch - USA

Factors that might cause such a difference include whether the company is able to sufficiently satisfy the requirements set forth in the FDA's Approvable Letter. Given the uncertainties affecting companies in the medical device industry such as the . [more]

3:47:29 AM Hair loss in women caused by divorce and smoking
eMaxHealth.com - Hickory,NC,USA

According to research published at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine two new causes of female hair loss have been discovered: smoking and divorce. The research showed that, aside from genetics, a woman's marital status is the biggest predictor  [more]

3:12:37 AM GNOME's Sandler: Is there a killer in the code?
recycling law

We at the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) propose an unexplored solution to the software liability issues that are increasingly pressing as the population of IMD-users grows–requiring medical device manufacturers to make IMD source-code publicly . [more]

1:21:59 AM Stem Cells Can Reverse Aging Process
La Opinión - Los Angeles,CA,USA

Stem cells, basic cells capable of becoming any organ or structure in the human body can be used to rejuvenate tissue, thus reversing the aging process. That finding, already anticipated in histology (the study of cells) was reported in the journal . [more]

1:00:28 AM Local hospitals working around drug shortages
phillyburbs.com - Philadelphia,PA,USA

The Horsham-based Institute for Safe Medication Practices attributes at least 15 recent deaths to drug shortages based on reports by medical personnel. The FDA says the primary cause of the shortages is production shutdowns because of manufacturing . [more]

12:47:21 AM Researchers appeal embryonic stem cell ruling
Catholic News Agency - Denver,CO,USA

Adult stem cell researchers have filed an appeal in a lawsuit seeking to end federal funding for embryo-destroying stem cell research. “There is no question that from conception there is a human being who is a member of the species homo sapien,” Samu [more]

12:41:46 AM Medical research organisations urge reform of clinical trials
ecancermedicalscience - Bristol,Avon,UK

Top medical research organisations are calling on the European Union for urgent reforms to the way clinical trials are regulated across the continent. Disproportionate regulation of European clinical trials is hampering research into potentially ... [more]

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