Health

Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Signs Multiple New Product and Distribution Contracts at the 2007 China Stock Breeding and Forage Industry Expo

XI'AN, China, June 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: SKBI) ("Skystar" or "the Company"), a leading bio-pharmaceutical company in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that it signed 15 new contracts valued at appr...

2007-06-18 20:00 564

U.S. Food Scientist to Receive World's Highest Food Honor

WASHINGTON, June 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philip E. Nelson, president of the Institute of Food Technologists in 2002 and food science professor at Purdue University, will be recognized today as the 2007 recipient of the World Food Prize in an announcement here at the U.S. Departmen...

2007-06-19 00:00 689

More Than Half of Hypertensive Patients Remain Uncontrolled and at Higher Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke - Telmisartan May Decrease This Risk

- Results From Two Large, Multinational, Practice-Based Observational Studies in Blood Pressure MILAN, Italy, June 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- New data announced today at the Annual European Society of Hypertension (ESH) show that measuring blood pressure in a doctor's office alone...

2007-06-18 16:00 555

New Study Shows That Telmisartan Has Greater Renoprotective Potential Than Losartan in Hypertensive Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

MILAN, Italy, June 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Today AMADEO, one of the first studies to compare the protective potential of two angiotensin receptor blockers in hypertensive patients with diabetic nephropathy, was presented at the European Society of Hypertension, Milan. The results from this s...

2007-06-18 16:00 638

Actemra: Roche's Novel Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shows Substantial Benefits for Patients in OPTION Study

-- New Data Supports IL-6 Receptor Inhibition as a Key Component in Controlling Inflammation From RA BASEL, Switzerland, June 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Roche today announced significant results from 'OPTION'(1), the first rheumatoid arthritis multinational phase III study of Actemra (tocili...

2007-06-15 16:15 663

The Global Lung Cancer Coalition Presents the 2nd Annual Lung Cancer Journalism Awards Competition

LONDON, June 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The Lung Cancer Journalism Awards' mission: to raise global awareness of the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Winners receive: -- Global showcase recognising their prize-winning work -- EUR7,000 research grant En...

2007-06-14 22:04 633

Mindray Receives FDA Approval for Two Products Targeting North American Market

SHENZHEN, China, June 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE: MR), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices in China with a rapidly growing international presence, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S...

2007-06-14 20:24 687

China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. Announces Listing on American Stock Exchange and Closing of Public Offering

KUNMING, China, June 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -– China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. (Amex: KUN) announced the listing of its common stock on the American Stock Exchange on Thursday, June 14, 2007, and the closing of a public offering of its common stock at an offering price o...

2007-06-14 21:00 730

Simcere Pharmaceutical Group to Acquire Additional 10% of Equity Interest in Shangdong Simcere Medgenn Bio-Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

NANJING, China, June 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Simcere Pharmaceutical Group (NYSE: SCR), a leading manufacturer and supplier of branded generic pharmaceuticals in China, and the manufacturer of innovative anti-cancer medication Endu, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acqui...

2007-06-14 17:39 731

Skystar Receives Approval for 36 New Veterinary Medicines

XI'AN, China, June 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: SKBI) ("Skystar"), a leading bio-pharmaceutical company in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that it received approval for the production of 36 new veterinary ...

2007-06-11 20:30 608

Sundia Celebrates Strong Growth at its Third Anniversary

SHANGHAI, China, June 8 /Xinhau-PRNewswire/ -- Today Sundia Meditech Company, Ltd. celebrated its recent strong growth at the company's third anniversary party in Shanghai. The main business of this company is to provide contracted research (CRO) services to pharmaceutical and biotech compa...

2007-06-11 09:39 736

BioVeda China to Receive $10 Million Investment from Lilly Asian Ventures

SHANGHAI, China, June 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- BioVeda China today announced a $10 Million investment from Lilly Asian Ventures. BioVeda China is the first international venture capital fund focusing on life sciences investments in China. The investment has shown Lilly's commitment to expand i...

2007-06-06 16:57 777

Chindex International Announces Conference Call to Discuss Its Fiscal 2007 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results on Wednesday, June 13, 2007

BETHESDA, Md., June 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Chindex International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHDX) a leading independent American provider of Western healthcare products and services in the People's Republic of China, announced that it intends to release its financial results for the fourth quarter ende...

2007-06-05 19:30 749

Cyprotex Launches New Cloe(R) Screen Assay to Improve the Prediction of in vivo Pharmacokinetics

MANCHESTER, England, June 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Cyprotex announces that it has enhanced the Cloe(R) Screen product offering to include an in vitro assay that assesses the extent to which a compound binds to liver microsomes. When used in conjunction with microsomal stability data, correctio...

2007-06-07 14:00 847

Chindex International, Inc. Adopts Stockholder Rights Plan

BETHESDA, Md., June 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Chindex International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHDX) announced today that its Board of Directors has adopted a Stockholder Rights Plan through the adoption of a Rights Agreement. The Rights Agreement is designed to preserve long-term values and protect...

2007-06-05 06:20 833

Pharmaxis' Aridol Gains European Approval

Asthma Product Now Approved in 14 Countries Across Europe SYDNEY, Australia, June 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The European Mutual Recognition Procedure has successfully completed evaluating the Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS; Nasdaq: PXSL) lung function test Aridol, allowing the 13 European cou...

2007-06-04 21:00 576

TaiGen Biotechnology Announces Election of New Chairman

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- TaiGen Biotechnology today announced that current board member, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ming Chu Hsu, has been unanimously elected as Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors. Dr. Hsu will assume the positi...

2007-06-04 15:36 523

U.S. Preventive Medicine(R) Commends His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his Commitment to Human Development

DALLAS, June 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Today U.S. Preventive Medicine(R), a company working to organize and advance a culture of prevention throughout America and the world, commends the efforts of United Arab Emirates Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Ras...

2007-06-04 20:30 637

Avastin(R) Significantly Prolongs Progression Free Survival in Advanced Kidney Cancer

- Patients Have a Chance to Live Almost Twice as Long Without Their Disease Returning CHICAGO, June 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Adding Avastin (bevacizumab) to interferon offers patients with advanced renal cell cancer the chance to live twice as long without their disease advancing ("progress...

2007-06-04 10:27 714

Next Generation of Investigational Anti-Cancer Agents Unveiled at ASCO by AstraZeneca

ALDERLEY PARK, England, June 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca (LSN: AZN; NYSE: AZN) today announced details of two new investigational cancer therapies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting. AZD2281 (KU-0059436) is a small molecule inhibitor of Poly-ADP Ribose Po...

2007-06-04 10:22 694
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