Contracts to Develop Field Tests for Radiation Exposures

Nine contracts worth up to $400 million have been awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to develop more effective tests and devices to measure how much radiation people absorb after a nuclear or radiological incident. The contracts’ first phase will be worth $35 million; […]
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Healthcare Bills Will Hamper Medicare Services for Seniors and the Disabled

18th December 2009 WASHINGTON, — Significant changes are needed in healthcare reform legislation to prevent senior citizens and the disabled from facing a difficult time obtaining homecare products through Medicare. The current legislation would likely prevent or delay many Medicare beneficiaries from receiving critical medical equipment that helps sustain their lives and allows them to […]
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Nominations Open for the 2010 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

17th December 2009 New Brunswick, NJ USA The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research has opened the 2010 call for nominations. The $100,000 Award recognizes individuals whose efforts have made significant transformational contributions towards the improvement of human health. Nomination forms are available at www.pauljanssenaward.com and will be accepted until February 15, 2010. The […]
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FDA Warns of Problems With Steris Corp. Sterilization Device

WASHINGTON — Doctors and hospitals should stop using a device from Steris Corp. to sterilize surgical tools after reports of malfunction, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The Mentor-based company’s modified SS1 sterilizer device has not been cleared as safe and effective. Users have reported problems that could result in patients becoming infected from […]
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University of Minnesota Organ Transplant Spin-Off moves Closer to Reality

12th August 2009  Minnesota USA – The University of Minnesota-bred start-up, based on the regenerative tissue work of Dr. Doris Taylor, will be called Miromatrix Inc. (It seems like any biomedical company worth its salt must have an “x” in its name). The company, which is developing a way to grow transplant organs in labs, has […]
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Generics will continue domination on the pharmaceutical market in Europe until 2011

2nd December 2009 : The pharmaceutical market in Central and Eastern Europe is dominated by generic drugs. This subdivision was worth €17.2bn in 2008 and is expected to develop by around 14% per annum between 2009 and 2011. The growth rate of the innovative drug market, which was worth €12.4bn in 2008, will be slower, […]
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Ageing Demographic Boosts Uptake of Wireless Patient Monitoring Devices in Europe

1st December 2009 : Lucrative opportunities await manufacturers in the European wireless patient monitoring devices market, particularly in the wireless assisted living devices segment. This segment is growing at a rapid pace. The primary reason for this growth is rising awareness levels among an ageing population about devices that help in attaining a better standard […]
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Acuo Technologies Enables Sharing of Imaging Studies Securely and Affordably

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Acuo Technologies, developers of high-performance medical image management software, data migration tools and services have announced a new product called AcuoShare that allows image sharing across the networks of hospitals, clinics & affiliates. The AcuoShare solution is based on the versatile Acuo Technologies DICOM Services Grid(TM) Software. The Acuo […]
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Scientists Use Knockout Cells to Discover New Genes Involved in Viral and Bacterial Resistance

Researchers from Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research say they’ve developed a new type of genetic screen for human cells to pinpoint specific genes and proteins used by pathogens. The identification of such factors could aid the future development of new therapeutics to combat infectious disease. Their paper, titled “Haploid genetic screens in human cells identify […]
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Singapore ramps up biomedical sciences effort

SINGAPORE, Nov. 20 Singapore announced on Friday that it will inject 36 million Singapore dollars (25.9 million U.S. dollars) into new programs to give a greater push to its growing medical technology industry locally. The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore’s leading research agency said that the programs included the collaboration between A*STAR […]
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