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Micromedics, Inc. Surgical Sealant Dispensers, Nasal Septal Buttons, and Otological Ventilation Tubes: Class 1 Recall-Weak or Open Seals

November 23, 2010 7:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

These medical products could become or have been contaminated due to compromise in sterility and can cause serious adverse health consequences and/or death.

Mattson receives repeat order for 300mm Etch system in advanced packaging from leading IC manufacturer

November 23, 2010 7:35 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that it received a repeat order for the Alpine® etch system from a leading semiconductor manufacturer.

Sumitomo develops 6-Inch GaN substrates for white LEDs

November 23, 2010 7:35 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Sumitomo Electric of Tokyo, Japan reports having developed 6-inch diameter gallium nitride (GaN) substrates to be used for the production of white LEDs.

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Micromedics, Inc., Surgical Sealant Dispensers, Micromedics Nasal Septal Buttons, and Otological Ventilation Tubes ? Sealed in Pouches

November 23, 2010 6:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

These medical products are contained in sterile pouches that have weak or open seals. These products could become or have been contaminated due to compromise in sterility. This can cause serious adverse health consequences and/or death.

Helix Therapeutics handed $2.5M in new funding

November 23, 2010 6:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Helix Therapeutics LLC, a New Haven, Conn.-based biopharmaceutical company, has landed $2.5 million in new funding from venture firm Canaan Partners and the quasi-public state funding entity Connecticut Innovations.

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MedCath 4Q loss narrows on revenue, lower costs

November 23, 2010 5:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospital operator MedCath Corp. said Tuesday its fiscal fourth-quarter loss narrowed on a mix of higher revenue and lower costs.The company reported a net loss of $21.1 million, or $1.06 per share, compared with a loss of $58.6 million, or $2.97 per share, during the same period a year prior....

Health firms ask La. judge to order contract rebid

November 23, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorneys for Humana and UnitedHealthcare asked a judge Monday to order the rebidding of a contract awarded to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to administer the HMO plan for state workers, retirees and their dependents.Lawyers representing Blue Cross and the state Office of Group...

AIDS drug shown to prevent HIV in multinational trial of HIV-negative gay men

November 23, 2010 4:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Rectal Microbicide Advocates) Results of the world's first efficacy trial of an HIV-prevention approach called oral pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, were released online in the New England Journal of Medicine today. The data on adherence suggests the need for other...

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Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Reports of Corrections and Removals(2)

November 23, 2010 4:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency.

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Medtronic 2Q profit falls 35 percent on costs

November 23, 2010 2:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic's fiscal second-quarter profit fell 35 percent as legal and other costs outpaced weak gains in medical device sales, but adjusted results met Wall Street expectations.The medical device maker, based in Minneapolis, says profit fell to $566 million, or 52 cents per share, from $868...

Medtronic says second-quarter profit falls 35 per cent on higher costs

November 23, 2010 2:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic's fiscal second-quarter profit fell 35 per cent as legal and other costs outpaced weak gains in medical device sales, but adjusted results met Wall Street expectations.The medical device maker, based in Minneapolis, says profit fell to US$566 million, or 52 cents per share, from $868...

LeukoDx retains thinXXS to develop its Microfluidics cartridge

November 22, 2010 10:37 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

LeukoDx Inc. is pleased to announce that it has retained the services of thinXXS Microtechnology AG to develop the single use microfluidics cartridge to be used in its Point of Care micro-flowcytometry platform.

How to Train Your Own Brain

November 22, 2010 7:37 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new way to create and interpret real-time brain scans could help addicts control their cravings.

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Futures in Biotech 71: Genomics, Proteomics, Cellular Immunity, And Anti-Matter

November 22, 2010 4:38 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Hosts: Marc Pelletier, Vincent Racaniello, Andre Nantel, and George Farr. The '1000 Genome Project', 'Billion Dollar Human Proteome', viral killing proteins, and capturing anti-matter. Guest: Mark Gerstein Ph.D. - Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry,...

Covidien Collaborates with Arthritis Foundation on Patient-Education Initiatives

November 22, 2010 4:36 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

Let's Move Together Movement Tracker Empowers Patients to Track Incremental Successes ST. LOUIS, Nov 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --The Arthritis Foundation and Covidien (NYSE: COV) have joined forces to help advance awareness and support for millions of people suffering from osteoarthritis...

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