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Screening breast MR diagnoses cancer in women with history of LCIS

November 29, 2010 10:38 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Women with a history of biopsy-proven lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) appear to benefit from the addition of MRI to mammography for annual breast cancer screening. A retrospective study from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute presented Sunday at the 2010 RSNA meeting indicates the...

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Amarin treatment for high triglycerides shows progress in trials

November 29, 2010 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Biopharmaceutical Amarin Corp. plc today is reporting positive, statistically significant top-line results from its first Phase 3 clinical trial of lead drug candidate AMR101, which is being investigated as a treatment for very high triglycerides.

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Prescriptions for teens and young adults on the rise

November 29, 2010 10:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Rochester Medical Center) Adolescents and young adults are most likely to abuse prescription medications. Yet prescription rates for controlled medications have nearly doubled for those age groups in the past 14 years, according to a recent study published in Pediatrics.

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Joule appoints d'Esparbes, Madden to senior roles

November 29, 2010 8:43 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Cambridge biofuels company Joule Unlimited Inc. has appointed Eric d’Esparbes as chief financial officer and Kevin Madden as vice president of biology operations at the firm.

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EMD Serono MD drug review extended

November 29, 2010 8:42 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

EMD Serono's Cladribine Tablets, its drug candidate for treating Multiple Sclerosis, has been given an extension of three months in its FDA review period for treating relapsing MS.

Class I Medical Device Recall: WalkMed, Inc. Triton Pole Mount Infusion Pump

November 29, 2010 8:41 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Reason for Recall: It is possible the pump door may not be closed when the latch is down and the pump door open alarm may not alert the user to this condition. This may result in a free flow condition which may result in over delivery of therapy and...

Utilization management, computer decision support square off at RSNA

November 29, 2010 8:39 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Alternative strategies for controlling imaging utilization, radiology benefit managers and computerized decision support, squared off in a scientific session Sunday.

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Converter Offered for Mechanical System Health Monitoring

November 29, 2010 6:20 am | Meggitt Sensing Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems has announced the re-launch of Endevco model 2771C-XX, an ultra-low noise remote charge converter (RCC) designed to facilitate even more precise measurements from piezoelectric transducers.

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Light Cure Adhesive Fluoresces Red for Easy On-Part Detection

November 29, 2010 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

For medical device and industrial assembly applications, Henkel Corp. has introduced Loctite 3979 light cure adhesive—a translucent, non-sagging gel formulation designed to fill moderate gaps without migrating beyond its intended location.

Absolute Angle Encoders Provide Reliable Position, Speed Control

November 29, 2010 6:05 am | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

These angle encoders provide reliable position and speed control through use on rotational axes such as on rotary tables, tilting axes, and direct drives, and are often the encoders of choice when angle measurement in accuracy of a few angular seconds is required.

Wireless Keyboard Has Integrated Touchpad, Washable Design

November 29, 2010 5:49 am | Econo-Keys | Product Releases | Comments

Ideal for dental and medical professionals, the EKW-105 is a completely sealed and disinfectable keyboard with the added benefits of RF wireless connectivity and an integrated touchpad.

Seoul Semiconductor partners with Vertex to invest in LED technology firms

November 29, 2010 5:42 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

South Korean LED maker Seoul Semiconductor Corp has announced an agreement with Singapore-based venture capital firm Vertex Venture Management to jointly seek and invest in companies with advanced capabilities in LED technology development.

CEA-Leti creates an HgCdTe infrared imaging array with record-breaking thermal resolution

November 29, 2010 5:42 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Designed for defense and security applications, array achieves sensitivity close to one-thousandth of a degree kelvin.

Qteros vet McLaughlin named Acceleron CFO

November 29, 2010 5:40 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Acceleron Pharma Inc. has appointed Kevin McLaughlin, a former finance head of cellulosic ethanol company Qteros Inc., as senior vice president and chief financial officer of the Cambridge biotechnology firm.

Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff - Blood Lancet Labeling

November 29, 2010 4:39 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This guidance recommends changes in the labeling of blood lancet (e.g., fingerstick) devices (21 CFR 878.4800) (included under manual surgical instruments for general use). FDA is concerned about the risk of transmission of hepatitis and other...

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