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Ten Surface Treatments that Improve the Performance of Biomedical Components

September 2, 2010 11:49 am | by Surface Solutions Group | Articles | Comments

Surface treatments are available to improve function, ease of use, service life, and patient comfort of medical devices and products. Surface Solutions Group of Chicago specializes in solving a wide range of functional problems at the surface of devices, from guide wires to needles to tubing to cannulas. Here is an overview of successes using coatings to improve the surface function of devices.

Sector Snap: Medical Device makers

September 2, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Stifel Nicolaus analyst initiated coverage of a group of medical device makers on Thursday, outlining a mixed business environment for the sector.Analyst Charles Chon placed "Hold" ratings on Medtronic Inc., which is the world's largest medical device company, along with Boston Scientific...

Brainy worms: Evolution of the cerebral cortex

September 2, 2010 11:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Unexpectedly, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have now discovered a true counterpart of the cerebral cortex in an invertebrate, a marine worm. Their findings, published today in Cell, give an idea of what the most...

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Yale-developed tools fix broken DNA strands

September 2, 2010 11:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Yale University researchers report that they have identified mechanisms that can be used to repair breaks in DNA strands. Those breaks have the potential to lead to the development of cancer.

Webmedx Strengthens Quality Program and Improves Patient Safety in Compliance with New Industry Standards for Clinical Documentation

September 2, 2010 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, Sept. 2 /- Webmedx , the third largest medical transcription service provider in the U.S. and a premier supplier of speech recognition and quality analytics technology, reinforced their commitment to quality and patient safety by announcing important changes to their quality...

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The SCOOTER Store Creates Home Care Equipment Division

September 2, 2010 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Sept. 2 /- The SCOOTER Store, the nation's largest provider of power mobility products and services, has announced the creation of a new internal division focusing on Home Care equipment, accessories and related services to complement its traditional power mobility...

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Ascension Orthopedics Receives FDA Approval for TITAN™ Modular Total Shoulder System

September 2, 2010 11:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 2 /- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., the world leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic devices, announces FDA approval to market the TITAN™ Modular Total Shoulder System. This newly designed system redefines modularity by providing multiple surgical solutions for shoulder...

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Mark S. Rangell Appointed Chief Operating Officer for Sandata Technologies, LLC

September 2, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Sept. 2 /- Sandata Technologies, LLC, a leading national provider of information technology solutions to the home healthcare community, today announced the hiring of Mark S. Rangell as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Rangell will be in charge of Sandata's...

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Opportunities in the Brazilian Market for Medical Products and Devices

September 2, 2010 11:19 am | by Marcelo Sicoli and Thaise Mrad | Articles | Comments

The market for medical products and devices in Brazil, estimated at R$ 8 billion (US$ 4.5 billion) continues to expand. From 2008 to 2009 the market grew by 6% and is expected to increase by more than 10% in 2010 according to estimates by ABIMO - Brazilian Medical Devices Manufacturers Association. The optimism of the industry takes into account the prospects of growth in the Country, which might surpass 6,0% this year. In the pharmaceutical market for example, predictions point to a 13% evolution in 2010. 

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How Are You Influencing Emergency Medical Technology?

September 2, 2010 9:51 am | Articles | Comments

How Are You Influencing Emergency Medical Technology?

CLC bio expands Cambridge office, looks to hire

September 2, 2010 9:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Denmark-based CLC bio, a life sciences services company providing hardware, software and data analytics, is expanding its presence in Cambridge with a new North American headquarters location.

Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff - Impact-Resistant Lenses: Questions and Answers

September 2, 2010 9:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Eyeglasses and sunglasses (eyewear) that are intended to affect the structure or function of the body or intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, are devices...

Federal Register: Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Impact-Resistant Lenses: Questions and Answers; Availability.

September 2, 2010 9:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is announcing the availability of the guidance entitled 'Impact-Resistant Lenses: Questions and Answers.' This guidance document answers manufacturer, importer, and consumer questions on impact-resistant lenses, including questions on test...

Dual Path Platform Technology: A Basis for Next-Generation Rapid Diagnostic Testing

September 2, 2010 7:08 am | by Lawrence A. Seibert | Articles | Comments

A patented technology known as Dual Path Platform (DPP), intended for point-of-care immunoassays, offers a number of advantages over the widely used lateral flow technology. A DPP assay device has already been developed for HIV, as have prototypes for other conditions that range from hepatitis C to influenza.

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Fiber Laser Marker Provides Enhanced Performance for Deep Metal Engraving

September 2, 2010 7:03 am | Miyachi Unitek Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Miyachi Unitek Corp., a leading manufacturer of welding equipment and laser processing systems, offers the LMF3500-HP, a high-powered addition to its popular LMF family of Ytterbium (Yb) fiber laser markers.

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