Biomedical / Biotech / Health News

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 -- Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., a company focused on the development of devices that enable a new generation of endoscopic surgical procedures, announced that its OverStitch™ Endoscopic Suturing System has received the European Union's CE Mark. The company plans to immediately launch the system to select centers in several European countries. Apollo Endosurgery's OverStitch platform combines the flexibility of endoscopy with the precision of surgical suturing, allowing physicians to access, manipulate and suture internal tissue ... read more
  • Posted at 3:45 AM
    Affymax, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFFY) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. The net loss for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $68.3 million (or ($1.85) per share) compared to a net loss of $29.4 million (or ($0.82) per share) for the fourth ... read more
  • Regal Magazine Introduces New Web Design --- HOUSTON, April 2, 2013
    Posted at 3:18 AM
    For seven years, has been the top destination for African American men to discuss and read about politics, social issues, relationships, health, business, sports and entertainment from their perspective. However, Regal Media Group, LLC President/CEO Todd A. Smith believed it was time to give the website a new and unique feel to better serve Regal Magazine readers and sponsors by introducing a new, innovative design for the popular website. "I wanted to be the first online magazine that actually had ... read more
  • Posted at 3:07 AM
    David R. Kiger, who built Dallas-based Worldwide Express into a global packaging and freight shipping firm and later rebuilt the company after the unexpected loss of a key business partner, today announced a new, personal website where he hopes to open a dialogue on business strategies and tactics with other entrepreneurs. (Photo: The site,, features commentary from Kiger, news and videos about him and Worldwide Express and a blog where he will write. It also includes an "Ask David" section, ... read more
  • Posted at 3:01 AM
    WEBSTER, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 -- Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Ann Haggard works to deliver excellent oral health care while always keeping her main focus on her patients as individuals. At Designer Smiles, she has noticed a growing trend -- patients who plan a more in-depth dental treatment to brighten and straighten their teeth during the initial planning stages of their wedding. Couples getting married prepare for their wedding day in a variety of ways. According to Dr. Haggard, ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN), a leading provider of intelligent engagement solutions that increase conversions and improve customer experience, today announced that LiveEngage has been selected as a 2012 Product of the Year Award winner by TMC's CUSTOMER Magazine. LivePerson was selected for its achievement in advancing customer experience management technologies, while providing ROI for the companies that use its solutions. (Logo:"Our goal is to provide a multi-channel engagement solution that helps businesses drive ROI in this competitive landscape, while ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    N30 Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage, biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapies for cystic fibrosis (CF), announced today the presentation of key preclinical data for its novel inhibitors of S-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNORi). The data were presented at the 10th Basic Science Meeting of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society held in Malaga, Spain (20(th) - 24(th) March, 2013), and are available on the N30 Pharma website at The first of the presentations described data from various cell-based models relevant ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    GENTAG Inc., the US-based owner of a growing portfolio of significant IP that is immediately applicable for many aspects of the Internet of Everything (IoE) using cell phones, announces the extension of its patent portfolio to Canada with the issuance of Patent CA2554007 "DIAGNOSTIC RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION SENSORS AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF". The Internet of Everything, whereby just about every human and everything on earth is wirelessly connected, is upon us, according to most experts, some of whom estimate the market potential ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Extreme weather patterns may contribute to a severe and long allergy season this spring, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The 2013 Spring Allergy Capitals(TM) report released today by AAFA - the 11th year of the report - ranks the most challenging cities to live with allergies in the United States. This new list shows the increased potential for severe and prolonged allergy symptoms as spring arrives early, and as many regions of the country recover ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Revance Therapeutics, Inc. (Revance), a privately held specialty biopharmaceutical company developing novel botulinum toxin products for use in aesthetic and therapeutic indications, today announced that it has raised $33 million of its Series E growth financing. In addition, Revance announced the conversion of $71 million in ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    Pagemark Technology, Inc. announced the issuance of a Notice of Allowance from the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office for a key company invention that enhances their existing authentication solutions platform. The invention is titled “High-Value Document Authentication System and Method.” This innovation improves upon the ... read more
  • Posted at 2:58 AM
    WebPT launches eCommerce site for customers to purchase discounted therapy products for their practice. WebPT, a Web-based electronic health record (EHR) solution for physical therapists, is excited to announce the launch of the WebPT Marketplace, an ecommerce site seamlessly ... read more
  • Posted at 2:26 AM
    Last week, Rainbow BioSciences, the biotechnology division of Rainbow Coral Corp. (OTCBB: RBCC), unveiled a new website highlighting its explorations into the multi-billion-dollar drug delivery and genome-mapping market. To view the new website, please visit ... read more
  • New Thermoreflectance Thermal Image Analyzer --- SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 2, 2013
    Posted at 2:00 AM
    Microsanj announces the availability of a new addition to the Nanotherm Series product line. The NT100A General Purpose Thermoreflectance Thermal Imaging System was featured at SEMI-THERM-2013 in San Jose, California. "With this new addition to our visible thermoreflectance thermal imaging product line, we can offer a wider range of thermal imaging solutions to more optimally match specific customer requirements", said Dr. Mo Shakouri, President and co-founder of Microsanj, LLC. "The NT100A fills the need for an economical general purpose thermal ... read more
  • Posted at 1:10 AM
    SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 -- Concerns about the economic viability of biosimilars center around the high development cost relative to small molecule generics, and the difficulty of demonstrating bioequivalence for these complex molecules. In particular, immunogenicity of biosimilars is an area of increasing vigilance at both the FDA and EMA and poses a major risk for product failure and recall. Failure to demonstrate equivalent, or ideally lower, immunogenicity for a biosimilar is both costly and risky, ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 AM
    Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPE) today announced FDA acceptance of its IND and the treatment of the first fifteen (15) patients in its clinical trial using Ampion(TM) to treat osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. (Logo: Dr. Vaughan Clift, Ampio's Chief Regulatory Officer noted, "We are grateful to the FDA for suggesting our trial design include a run-in portion to assure an optimized dose. This randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial proceeds in two parts. This study design will allow us to ... read more
  • Posted at 12:17 AM
    Everyone's talking about human growth hormone (hGH). Shape magazine is just one in a string of major media outlets to bring attention to this so-called "fountain of youth." hGH has also been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, and in Vanity Fair. So why is this hormone getting so much attention? Because hGH therapy is finally going mainstream now that women have discovered its many touted benefits: reduced body fat, increased ... read more

Monday, April 1, 2013

  • Posted at 6:36 PM
    Cuban blogger and independent journalist Yoani Sanchez said despite restrictions on cyberspace in Cuba, the Internet is changing the communist country, during a lecture at Florida International University in Miami. "The virtual Cuba is influencing, directly and definitively, the real Cuba," she said, after recounting a story about how Cubans, using text messages on the government-controlled cell phone network, were able to mobilize hurricane relief for the Oriente area of Cuba. "The Internet is helping us explain to the world what ... read more
  • Posted at 6:12 PM
    Career launcher, South Asia's leading mobile GRE learning site, has incorporated Nimbuzz's chat buddy free messaging technology to help stimulate students to prepare for the GRE test using an interactive game model gamification to make test preparation more appealing. Nimbuzz has utilised its mobile platform and its wide reach among the students community for developing GRE Chat Buddy- CLRocks. Career Launcher has played an instrumental role in providing the content for this education-focussed chat buddy. "In India, the majority of the ... read more
  • BECU Launches New Advertising Campaign: SHARE --- TUKWILA, Wash., April 1, 2013
    Posted at 5:02 PM
    Today, BECU launched its new multi-media advertising campaign, SHARE, featuring over 50 stories of real BECU members taken from real social media interactions. BECU has ascended from being member-owned, to being member-loved. Over the last two years, BECU's membership has skyrocketed as a result of outrage over large banks' excessive fees and the subsequent Occupy movement. Since 2011, BECU membership has grown by over 18 percent. The SHARE campaign expresses the thoughts and feelings of both new and ... read more