• Industry Briefs February 2014

    Industry Briefs by on February 8th, 2014

    Tyrx Acquired by Medtronic Medtronic, Inc. acquired TYRX, a privately held developer of implantable antibiotic drugs and medical devices, for $160 million. TYRX’s products include the recently FDA cleared line of AIGISRx, featuring electronic-implantable devices and spinal cord neurosimulators. Medtronic is the global leader in medical technology. Knipper Acquires MediMedia’s Sample Business The largest supplier […]

  • Movers and Shakers January 2014

    Movers & Shakers by on January 16th, 2014

    Dudnyk President Award Finalist Frank X. Powers, President of Dudnyk advertising, has been named as a healthcare/biotech finalist for the 2013 Philadelphia Circle of Excellence award as announced by Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine. The magazine reports that Powers is one of the region’s most respected, innovative and forward-thinking company presidents or CEOs. Dudnyk is a full-service […]

  • Healthcare Watch January 2014

    Healthcare Watch by and on January 16th, 2014

    Therapeutic Talk: New AHA Cholesterol Guidelines   The American Heart Association released new clinical practice guidelines for treating blood cholesterol. Along with The American College of Cardiology, the AHA states that the guidelines will target those high at risk for cardiovascular diseases caused by atherosclerosis, or hardening and narrowing of the arteries, that can result […]

  • Movers and Shakers December 2013

    Movers & Shakers by and on December 10th, 2013

    Lions Festivals Appoints Festival Director Lions Festivals appointed Louise Benson as Festival Director of the newly launched Lions Health festival, which celebrates creative communications in healthcare and wellness, and of Eurobest, Europe’s leading annual awards and festival for creative excellence in communications. Benson previously worked at The Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, where she held […]

  • Healthcare Watch December 2013

    Healthcare Watch by on December 10th, 2013

    Patient Pages: Patients More Concerned for Loved Ones A recent national survey by Astellas Pharma US, Inc. and Medivation, Inc. suggests that U.S. men with advanced prostate cancer are more concerned with burdening loved ones than with dying. Patients and caregivers were both subjects of the Advanced Prostate Cancer Patient and Caregiver Burden of Illness […]

  • Industry Briefs November 2013

    Industry Briefs by on November 19th, 2013

    First Multi-Lingual Cancer Patient Community The first ever multi-lingual social networking site dedicated exclusively to cancer patients, esperity, launched recently. The site aims to connect those with cancer to an online environment to find their “medical twins” (those with similar types of cancer) in an effort to improve awareness, as well as to create bonds […]

  • Healthcare Watch November 2013

    Healthcare Watch by and on November 19th, 2013

    Discoveries/Innovations: Window to the Brain University of California, Riverside researchers discovered an exciting new concept that could provide a clinical means to look at and assess the brain. They developed a novel transparent skull implant made of a uniquely processed yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ), the material used in hip implants and dental crowns. The YSZ implant […]

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