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Avecia Biotechnology acquired by Japanese firm

February 4, 2011 6:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Avecia Biotechnology Inc., a DNA- and RNA-based therapeutics firm in Milford, has been acquired by Japanese materials manufacturer Nitto Denko Corp.

Materials for Medical Devices and Drug Delivery Systems

February 4, 2011 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

BASF offers a broad portfolio of products for medical devices and drug delivery systems including: Terlux HD MABS, Terluran HD ABS, Luran HD SAN, Ultraform HD PRO, and Ultrason P...

Multi-Lumen Tubing Is Wire Reinforced

February 4, 2011 5:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Putnam Plastics, a PolyMedex Discovery Group company, introduces wire reinforced, multi-lumen tubing for minimally invasive procedures that require multiple working channels and high mechanical performance.

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Millimeter to Sub-Micrometer Surface Textures Through Partial Photochemical Etch Process

February 4, 2011 5:43 am | Hutchinson Technology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hutchinson Technology Inc (HTI), an industry leader in manufacturing precision components, announces successful high volume production of micropatterned parts utilizing a partial photochemical etching process.

Stepper Drivers Available for 24 Hour Shipment

February 4, 2011 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inc., a premier manufacturer of engineered linear motion products, announces the addition of stepper motor drivers available for 24 hour shipment.

Federal Register: Industry Exchange Workshop on Food and Drug Administration Drug and Device Requirements; Public Workshop

February 4, 2011 5:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This 2-day public workshop is intended to provide information about FDA drug and device regulation to the regulated industry.

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Absolute Encoder Is Well Suited for Electric Motors

February 4, 2011 5:26 am | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Called the ECI 119, this encoder sets itself apart with a low profile (height of 19 mm, outside diameter 92 mm) and large through shaft (50, 38, or 30 mm), making it well suited for electric motors in many applications.

Stock futures rise after employment report

February 4, 2011 4:45 am | by DAVID K. RANDALL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. stocks were poised to open slightly higher Friday after the unemployment rate fell more than economists had predicted even as the number of jobs created came in below expectations.The government said that unemployment in January dropped to 9.0 percent from 9.4 percent in December....

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MEDfx to Harmonize the Direct Project With CONNECT

February 4, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WARWICK, R.I., Feb. 4, 2011 /- MEDfx Corporation today announced a Direct Project pilot that demonstrates health information exchange among providers using a combination of the standards and protocols supported by the Direct Project and the FHA CONNECT Gateway. MEDfx is participating in,...

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FDA Approves Makenaâ„¢, the First and Only Treatment to Reduce the Risk of Preterm Birth in Women With a Singleton Pregnancy Who Have a History of Singleton Spontaneous Preterm ...

February 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 4, 2011 /- K-V Pharmaceutical Company (NYSE: KVa/KVb) (the "Company"), a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has been informed by Hologic, Inc. that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for Makena™ (hydroxyprogesterone...

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FDA Approves Drug to Reduce Risk of Preterm Birth in At-Risk Pregnant Women

February 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate) injection to reduce the risk of preterm delivery before 37 weeks of pregnancy, in pregnant women with a history of at least one...

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FDA Approves Hologic's Makenaâ„¢ (Formerly Referred to as Gestivaâ„¢) Pharmaceutical

February 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 4, 2011 /- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX ), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today the...

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Novo Nordisk Creates First Mobile Application to Help Doctors Diagnose Bleeding Disorders

February 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 4, 2011 /- Novo Nordisk announced today the availability of Coags Uncomplicated – the first mobile application (app) to assist in the diagnosis of bleeding disorders – created in partnership with Craig Kessler, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pathology and...

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WebMD to Present at the UBS 21st Annual Global Healthcare Services Conference

February 4, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2011 /- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD ) today announced that Wayne Gattinella, President and CEO, will deliver a presentation at the UBS 21st Annual Global Healthcare Services Conference on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Investors, analysts and the...

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Aetna's 4Q profit jumps 30 percent(2)

February 4, 2011 1:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer Aetna says its fourth-quarter net income rose 30 percent as it benefited from higher pricing and a slowdown in health care use that also has helped its competitors.The Hartford, Conn., insurer said Friday it earned $215.6 million, or 53 cents per share, in the three months that...

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