Health Care/Hospital

Avastin(R) Significantly Prolongs Progression Free Survival in Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer

-- Only First-line Treatment to Demonstrate Extended Survival in Over a Decade CHICAGO, June 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Avastin (bevacizumab), significantly improves the time patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) live without their disease advancing ("progression fr...

2007-06-04 10:00 512

New Data Show Bondronat(R) Prevents Bone Loss Caused by anastrozole in Women With Surgically Treated Breast Cancer

-- One Year Results From the ARIBON Study Presented at ASCO 2007 CHICAGO, June 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Bondronat(R) (ibandronic acid) has been shown to prevent bone loss caused by anastrozole in post-menopausal women given adjuvant therapy for early breast cancer according to results from ...

2007-06-04 09:59 594

Study Supports Activity of GEMZAR(R) (Gemcitabine HC1 for Injection) in the Treatment of Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Five Phase III Early-Stage Breast Cancer Studies Underway With GEMZAR CHICAGO, June 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- GEMZAR(R) (gemcitabine HC1 for injection), approved in combination with paclitaxel (Taxol(R)) in the first-line, post-surgical treatment of metastatic breast cancer, was the subject ...

2007-06-04 09:15 616

Sinovac Issues Corporate Update

BEIJING, June 2 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Amex: SVA), a vaccine-focused biotech company in China, today issued a corporate update. As previously disclosed in Sinovac’s annual report on Form 20-F, Heping Wang, a former director, owed Sinovac outstanding obligations in the...

2007-06-02 04:30 747

Jose Barella Named Executive Chairman of Merial, Ltd.

DULUTH, Ga., June 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Merial Ltd., one of the world's leading animal health companies, announced that Jose Barella will succeed Jerry Belle as Executive Chairman of Merial, effective June 1st. Barella has been serving Merial as Chief Oper...

2007-06-01 13:48 748

Message From Dr Henk Bekedam, WHO Representative in China

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 31 MAY 2007 BEIJING, May 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- World No Tobacco Day 2007 is an urgent reminder that tobacco is a major health challenge in China -- a country that has one third of the world’s smokers. (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/20061102095006-51.jpg ) ...

2007-05-30 12:00 677

3SBio Inc. to Present at the CIBC World Markets China Dragon Call Conference

SHENYANG, China, May 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- 3SBio Inc. (Nasdaq: SSRX), a leading biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products primarily in China, will present at the CIBC World Markets China Dragon Call Conference in New ...

2007-05-26 00:24 865

Chindex International Announces New Healthcare Services Venture: Wuxi United Family International Healthcare Center

BETHESDA, Md., May 25 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Chindex International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHDX) a leading independent American provider of Western healthcare services and medical products in the People's Republic of China, announced that, at a ceremony held on May 19, 2007, it signed a management agre...

2007-05-25 11:00 1057

Mindray to Present at Goldman Sachs 28th Annual Global Healthcare Conference

SHENZHEN, China, May 23 /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 Mr. Xiting Li, Mindray’s President and Co-Chie...

2007-05-23 20:00 545

China Sky One Medical Issues Financial Guidance for Second Quarter 2007

HARBIN, China, May 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSKI), one of the leading producers and distributors for external Chinese medicine in China, today announced its financial projections for its fiscal second quarter 2007 ending June 30, 2007...

2007-05-23 20:00 712

Stroke, Death, and TIA Rates Significantly Reduced With Closed-Cell Carotid Stents

Data From Multicentre Registry Show Significant Benefit With Closed-Cell Stents in the Treatment of Carotid Artery Stenosis PARIS, May 22 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) welcomed results from a large independent registry confirming the benefit of closed-cell...

2007-05-22 09:10 741

China Biopharmaceuticals Announces 2007 First Quarter Financial Results Conference Call

BEIJING, May 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Biopharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CHBP), a leading pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative drugs in China, today announced that Mr. Chris Peng Mao, Chief Executive O...

2007-05-21 21:00 738

Roll Up Your Sleeves, Japan! Sets Guinness World Record(TM) For Most Blood Pressure Readings in 24 Hours

TOKYO, Japan, May 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Roll Up Your Sleeves, Japan! yesterday set the Guinness World Record(TM) for the most number of blood pressure readings in 24 hours. The total number of blood pressure (BP) readings achieved was 2,109. The world record set at the Chiba Marine Basebal...

2007-05-18 18:27 837

FDA Approves Lovenox(R) (Enoxaparin Sodium Injection) for the Most Severe Type of Heart Attack

Lovenox(R) is the Low-Molecular Weight Heparin, Approved in the United States for the Broadest Range of Indications PARIS, May 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi-aventis announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the...

2007-05-18 14:00 673

China Medicine Announces First Quarter 2007 Results

First Quarter and Recent Highlights: -- Revenue increased 34% to $5.1 million -- Operating income increased 102% to $0.9 million -- Net Income increased 162% to $0.8 million or $0.06 per diluted share -- Company strengthens balance sheet through the receipt of ...

2007-05-17 11:00 556

China Biopharmaceuticals Holdings Announces First Quarter 2007 Financial Results

BEIJING, May 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- Net Sales Increase 36% to $7.5 million for Q1 2007 -- Income from Operations Increase 39% to $640,364 China Biopharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CHBP), a leading Chinese pharmaceutical company focused on t...

2007-05-16 23:41 638

Winner Medical Group Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2007 Results

SHENZHEN, China, May 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WMDG), today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2007, ending March 31, 2007. Consolidated sales for the second fiscal quarter were approximately $15.1 million com...

2007-05-16 20:30 713

Simcere Pharmaceutical Group Reports First Quarter 2007 Results

First Quarter 2007 Net Income Increased 155.6% Year-over-Year NANJING, China, May 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Simcere Pharmaceutical Group (NYSE: SCR), a leading manufacturer and supplier of branded generic pharmaceuticals in China, today reported unaudited financial results for the first ...

2007-05-16 06:00 554

China Pharma Holdings, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2007 Results

HAIKOU CITY, Hainan Province, China, May 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Pharma Holdings, Inc. (“China Pharma”) (OTC Bulletin Board: CPHI), a specialty bio-pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets Western and Chinese medicines, today announced its financial re...

2007-05-15 20:00 925

First Patient Enrols in Aridol COPD Trial

SYDNEY, Australia, May 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS; Nasdaq: PXSL) today announced that the first patients have been enrolled in a Swiss clinical trial evaluating the ability of Aridol to predict the response to inhaled steroids in patients with Chronic Obstructive...

2007-05-15 21:00 651
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