Health Care/Hospital

WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX) Names Temporary Chairman of the Audit Committee

SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), China’s premier provider of pharmaceutical R&D outsourcing services, announced today that Mr. Cuong Viet Do will temporarily assume the role of the Chairman of the Audit Committee until a permanent successor is appointed....

2008-01-07 08:18 669

WuXi PharmaTech to Acquire AppTec Laboratory Services, Inc.

SHANGHAI, China, and ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 3 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), China’s premier provider of pharmaceutical R&D outsourcing services, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire US-based AppTec Laboratory Services, Inc. (AppTec). The acquisition of AppTec allows ...

2008-01-04 05:30 968

WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX) Promotes Edward Hu to COO

SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 3 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), China’s premier provider of pharmaceutical R&D outsourcing services is pleased to announce today that it has promoted Mr. Edward Hu from Executive Vice President of Operations to Chief Operating Officer. Prior to j...

2008-01-04 05:35 1003

Mersana Therapeutics Appoints C. Boyd Clarke Chairman of the Board of Directors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 3 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Mersana, a cancer therapeutics company, announced today the appointment of C. Boyd Clarke as Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Clarke is a senior biotechnology and pharmaceutical executive with a significant record of accomplishment...

2008-01-04 02:12 731

China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Reaches Record High Number of Stores in Operation

556 Stores Added in 2007 to Reach 2,002 Stores Nationwide SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 2 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD) (“China Nepstar” or the “Company”), the largest drugstore chain in China, today announced that its total number of drugstores in ...

2008-01-02 21:00 649

Mindray Announces Appointment of Peter Hsu as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for North America

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 2 /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 the appointment of Peter Hsu as vice president of...

2008-01-02 20:30 857

WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX) Mourns the Tragic Loss of Its Independent Director Shawn Wang

SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), China's premier provider of pharmaceutical R&D outsourcing services, sadly announced today one of its independent directors, Mr. Shawn Wang, Chief Financial Officer of Baidu, passed away in an accident during ...

2007-12-30 22:32 932

Mindray to Attend 2008 CLSA Asia Investors’ Forum

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 28 /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 Mr. Xu Hang, Mindray’s chairman and co-chief e...

2007-12-28 21:00 547

Three Steps to Boost Asymchem’s Investment in China

TIANJIN, China, Dec. 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Asymchem, one of China’s leading CMO companies, announced today the Company’s investment and expansion plans in China. Apart from new plants and R & D facility, the Company will also invest heavily in training and form strategic alliances in the n...

2007-12-27 21:00 796

Varian Medical Systems Acquires Pan-Pacific Enterprises for Marketing, Sales and Distribution of X-Ray Imaging Products in China

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc., (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Pan-Pacific Enterprises, Inc., the largest independent distributor of medical X-ray tubes in China, for the purpose of marketing, sales, and distrib...

2007-12-26 09:00 951

Sinovac Reports Top-Line Preliminary Phase II Results of Pandemic Influenza (H5N1) Whole Viron Vaccine

BEIJING, Dec. 24 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Amex: SVA), a leading provider of vaccines in China, today announced positive top-line results of completed Phase II clinical trial of its pandemic influenza (H5N1) whole viron inactivated vaccine. The stratified, randomized, double-b...

2007-12-24 21:00 726

Chindex International, Inc. Announces Transfer to NASDAQ Global Market

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 25 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Chindex International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHDX), an independent American provider of Western healthcare services and products in the People’s Republic of China, announced today it has received approval from NASDAQ for the listing of its common stock on th...

2007-12-25 13:00 978

China Sky One Medical Appoints Independent Auditor

HARBIN, China, Dec. 24 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSKI), a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of pharmaceutical, medicinal and diagnostic products in China, today announced that it has appointed Sherb & Co., LLP as its independent a...

2007-12-24 20:00 791

Centocor, Schering-Plough Revise Agreement Covering REMICADE, Golimumab

HORSHAM, Pa. and KENILWORTH, N.J., Dec. 22 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Centocor, Inc. and Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today announced they have revised their 1998 distribution agreement regarding the development, commercialization and distribution of both REMICADE(R) (infliximab), an anti...

2007-12-24 06:38 830

Mindray to Attend 26th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 21 /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 Mr. Xu Hang, Mindray’s chairman and co-chief e...

2007-12-21 21:00 625

China Sky One Medical Completes Previously Announced Amendments to Form 10QSB for the Second and Third Quarters of 2006

HARBIN, China, Dec. 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. (OTC Bullion Board: CSKI), a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of pharmaceutical, medicinal and diagnostic products in China, today announced that it has filed the previously announced amendments to the Comp...

2007-12-19 20:00 596

Avastin Approved in Europe for First-Line Treatment of Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer

Avastin offers patients the chance to live twice as long without their disease advancing BASEL, Switzerland, Dec. 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Avastin (bevacizumab), Roche's innovative anti-cancer drug, was approved today in Europe for the first-line treatment of patients with advanced renal c...

2007-12-19 14:30 678

Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics Inks Agreement with KreLo Medical Diagnostics to Expand Thyroid Immunoassay Menu

Third-Generation TRAb Assay Delivers Unprecedented Specificity for Diagnosing Graves' Disease DEERFIELD, Ill., Dec. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics (www.siemens.com/diagnostics) announced that it has signed an agreement with KreLo GmbH Medical Diagnostics for t...

2007-12-17 22:50 814

Linkwell Corporation Signs LOI with German Company for Distributing Disinfectant and Detergent Products

SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Linkwell Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: LWLL) announced today they recently signed letter of intent with Energeta Deutschland Ltd.&Co KG for distributing disinfectant and detergent products. Linkwell Corporation will distribute Energ...

2007-12-14 22:30 695

Pharmaxis Appoints Portuguese Distributor for Aridol

SYDNEY, Australia, Dec. 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS; Nasdaq: PXSL) today announced the appointment of Pulmocor SA to market and distribute its asthma diagnostic tool, Aridol in Portugal. "Portugal was one of the 13 European countries included in the successfu...

2007-12-14 21:00 518
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