Health Care/Hospital

Johnson & Johnson Launches Global Diabetes Institute, Beijing Diabetes Institute Will Launch Early Next Year

Providing State-of-the-Art Education and Training to Health Professionals BEIJING, Oct. 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson today announced the establishment of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute (JJDI) to transform diabetes care by providing comprehensive training on the late...

2007-10-18 08:51 658

Bill and Melinda Gates Call for New Global Commitment to Chart a Course for Malaria Eradication

New Resources and Scientific Progress Help Pave the Way Toward Malaria Eradication U.S. Presidential Candidates Urged to Sustain and Expand President's Malaria Initiative SEATTLE, Oct. 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Bill and Melinda Gates today called on global leaders to embrace "an au...

2007-10-18 14:25 1057

Mindray to Report Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results on November 1, 2007

SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE: MR), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices in China, today announced that it will report its third quarter 2007 financial results after the U.S. market closes on November 1, 2...

2007-10-17 20:00 639

FDA Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of Earlier Use of Phosphate Binders in Stage 4 Kidney Disease Patients With Hyperphosphatemia

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- At the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee meeting today, the majority of members voted to recommend the use of phosphate binders, including Shire Pharmaceuticals' non-calcium FOSRENOL(R)...

2007-10-17 07:18 510

DARA BioSciences and Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation Sign Exclusive License Agreement

RALEIGH, N.C. and WEST HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- DARA BioSciences, Inc. and Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation (BPC), a U.S. subsidiary of Bayer HealthCare AG signed a license agreement granting DARA BioSciences exclusive worldwide rights to a series of patents and compounds fo...

2007-10-17 19:00 706

China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. Opens Showcase 12Ways(R) Chinese Herbal Beauty Salon in October

KUNMING, China, Oct. 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. ("China Shenghuo," "the Company") (Amex: KUN), which is engaged in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement and cosmetic products in th...

2007-10-16 21:00 742

China Dongsheng International Announces Fiscal Year End 2007 Financial Results

-- Revenue for 2007 increased 58.3% to $31.3 million -- Net Income for 2007 increased 62.3% to $10.9 million NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Dongsheng International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CDSG), a leading provider in the nutraceutical industry throu...

2007-10-15 23:40 533

China Medical Technologies Announces Receipt of Korean FDA Approval for its HIFU System

BEIJING, Oct. 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Medical Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: CMED), a leading China-based medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets advanced in-vitro diagnostic products and high intensity focused ultrasound ("HIFU") tumor t...

2007-10-15 18:15 628

Synutra International Amends Form 10-Q for Quarters Ended September 30, 2006 and December 31, 2006

QINGDAO, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Synutra International, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYUT, "Synutra"), one of China's leading manufacturers of dairy-based nutritional products for infants, children and adults, today filed amendments to its Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended Sept...

2007-10-13 05:38 644

Daiichi-Sankyo to Install Corning(R) Epic(R) System

Label-free drug screening platform enters Japanese pharmaceutical market CORNING, N.Y., Oct. 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) on Oct 11, 2007 announced that Daiichi-Sankyo Co. Ltd. purchased the Corning(R) Epic(R) System for installation and integration into drug di...

2007-10-12 16:51 658

Nasdaq Informs Synutra that the Company's Filing Delinquency has been Cured

QINGDAO, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- On October 10, 2007, Synutra International, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYUT; "Synutra"), one of China's leading manufacturers of dairy-based nutritional products for infants, children and adults, received a letter from the Nasdaq Stock Market ...

2007-10-12 05:21 754

PPD Names VPs for North America and Asia

Expands global senior leadership team; restructures business units geographically WILMINGTON, N.C., Oct. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPDI) today announced the appointments of Paul D. Colvin as senior vice president of clinical operations for North America and Simon J. Britt...

2007-10-12 09:43 986

Pharmaxis Announces Placement of $50 Million and Share Purchase Plan

SYDNEY, Australia, Oct. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS; Nasdaq: PXSL) today announced that it had raised A$50 million through a placement to Australian, U.S., Asian and European institutions and professional investors. The placement strengthens the company's balance s...

2007-10-11 10:22 581

New England Journal of Medicine Selects ScholarOne's Manuscript Central for Online Peer Review

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Oct. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, today announced that the Massachusetts Medical Society's New...

2007-10-11 07:37 994

WuXi PharmaTech Holds the Groundbreaking Ceremony for its GLP Center in Suzhou

SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), China's premier provider of pharmaceutical R&D outsourcing services announced that its future GLP center in Suzhou started construction on September 29, 2007. (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/200708281726-min.jpg )...

2007-10-09 20:08 927

China Medical Technologies to Post 2006 Annual Report on Its Website

BEIJING, Oct. 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Medical Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: CMED), a leading China-based medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets advanced in-vitro diagnostic products and high intensity focused ultrasound tumor therapy sys...

2007-10-08 18:00 589

Stop TB Partnership and UNITAID Join Forces to Address Anti-tuberculosis Drug Shortfalls

GENEVA. Oct. 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility and UNITAID today announced a collaboration with 19 countries* to address life-threatening shortages of anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs. The initiative will provide these drugs to countries that are scaling up the...

2007-10-08 19:24 595

Mylan Appoints Heather Bresch as Chief Operating Officer

Promoted from Head of North America PITTSBURGH, Oct. 3 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL) today announced the appointment of Heather Bresch as Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Bresch served previously as Head of North America and Chief Integration Officer. As Chief Operation Office...

2007-10-03 10:45 539

Mylan Appoints Rajiv Malik as Executive Vice President, Head of Global Technical Operations

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 3 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL) today announced the appointment of Rajiv Malik as Executive Vice President in charge of Global Technical Operations. Mr. Malik has served in a similar capacity for Mylan since the Company acquired a controlling stake in Matrix Lab...

2007-10-03 10:44 1332

International Survey Shows People Over Forty Ignore Risk of Blindness

-- Global Advocacy Groups Launch Joint Effort to Preserve Eyesight of Millions At-Risk for Glaucoma LONDON, Oct. 2 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Results of a new international survey reveal that eye exams are being ignored by many aged over 40. Only two fifths of respondents had visited ...

2007-10-02 17:00 584
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