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The leader in high temperature semiconductor solutions

November 17, 2010 9:38 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

CISSOID unveils THEMIS and ATLAS,their driver for silicon carbide switches in efficient and reliable power converters and motor drives.

Covidien Announces New Evidence that Demonstrates Clinical Efficacy of VNUS ClosureFAST(TM) Catheter

November 17, 2010 9:34 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

Multicenter Study Results Presented at 37th Annual VEITH Symposium NEW YORK, Nov 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE:COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced that results from a prospective, multicenter study using the VNUS ClosureFAST(TM) catheter,...

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Aortic aneurysms associated with defects in many regions of genome

November 17, 2010 9:34 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

When the aorta, the major artery arising from the heart, becomes enlarged and weakened, the condition (called a thoracic aortic aneurysm) is life threatening. The situation becomes acute when wall of the aorta begins to tear (a dissection) or ruptures. Understanding the genetic component...

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Tokyo Stock Exchange: closing price list -6-+

November 17, 2010 8:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Wright Medical settles French employees lawsuit

November 17, 2010 5:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Wright Medical Group Inc. said Wednesday it settled all litigation with its former employees in Toulon, France for about $4.5 million.Employees had filed claims to challenge the economic justification for their dismissal following the closing of the company's facility in...

Omnicare begins offer to buy $525M in debentures

November 17, 2010 5:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Omnicare Inc., which sells drugs to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, said Wednesday it began a tender offer for up to $525 million of its 3.25 percent convertible senior debentures due 2035.The company said the tender offer will expire Dec. 15. Debentures are used as a way for...

Tokyo Stock Exchange: morning price list -6-+

November 17, 2010 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Summary Box: Medicare panel backs Provenge

November 17, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VOTE OF CONFIDENCE: Medicare advisers said they are confident in the benefits of Provenge, an innovative prostate cancer drug that has generated controversy because of its $93,000 price tag. Medicare will make a final decision on whether to pay for the drug in March.HURDLE CLEARED: The positive...

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Medicare panel backs costly cancer drug Provenge

November 17, 2010 12:45 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Medicare advisers on Wednesday supported the effectiveness of the prostate cancer drug Provenge, an innovative therapy that has prompted questions about the cost of medical care and the government's role in paying for it.The vote by a 14-member panel of outside experts amounts to a...

How Are You Influencing ER and Surgical Devices?

November 17, 2010 11:59 am | Anthro Corporation | Articles | Comments

Newton Defaria, Business Development Manager for Life and Analytical Sciences, National Instruments: National Instruments has a comprehensive technological portfolio that is used in the design, development, deployment, manufacturing, and test of many devices involved in surgery.

Structure of Lassa virus protein reveals viral thievery

November 17, 2010 11:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Emory University) Scientists have solved the structure of a key protein from Lassa virus, which is endemic to West Africa and can cause a deadly hemorrhagic fever. The structure reveals how the virus evades its host's immune system, and how it hijacks infected cells' vital...

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HealthEdge Software rounds up $975K financing

November 17, 2010 11:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

HealthEdge Software Inc., a Burlington health-care software provider, has taken in $974,966 in a combination offering of equity and warrants, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forma collaborating with Eisai in $20M+ deal

November 17, 2010 11:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Cambridge small-molecule therapeutics developer Forma Therapeutics Inc. has signed a drug discovery collaboration agreement with Eisai Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo pharmaceutical firm Eisai Co. Ltd.

Roundtable Q & A: Testing

November 17, 2010 10:51 am | by Jeffrey D. Lind, Brandon Tillman, Dave Kralovetz, and Lisa Olson | Nelson Laboratories, Inc., WuXi AppTec | Articles | Comments

Participants: Jeffrey D. Lind, President, Compliance West, USA; Brandon Tillman, Sales Manager, Nelson Laboratories; Dave Kralovetz, Medical Account Development Manager, Cincinnati Test Systems; Lisa Olson, Vice President of Testing and Service Development, WuXi AppTec

Mortal chemical combat typifies the world of bacteria

November 17, 2010 9:42 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of North Carolina School of Medicine) New research led by scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, Santa Barbara, describes new complexities in the close chemical combat waged among bacteria....

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