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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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Federal Register: Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Blood Lancet Labeling; Availability

November 29, 2010 4:38 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

FDA is issuing this guidance with labeling recommendations because of concerns that both healthcare providers and patients may be unaware of the serious adverse health risks associated with using the same blood lancet device for assisted withdrawal of...

PositiveID Corporation Expands Its Wireless Body Platform Utilizing Its Patented Embedded Bio-Sensor System

November 29, 2010 4:33 am | by PositiveID | News | Comments

PositiveID Corporation Expands Its Wireless Body Platform Utilizing Its Patented Embedded Bio-Sensor System

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Insurer UnitedHealth expects 2011 profit to slip

November 29, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Managed care company UnitedHealth Group Inc. said Monday it expects a drop in earnings per share next year compared to its 2010 projections, despite an anticipated revenue increase.The Minnetonka, Minn., health insurer forecasts 2011 net earnings of $3.50 to $3.70 per share, down from its...

SET makes strides to enable 3D Integration with high precision Chip-to-Chip and Chip-to-Wafer bonding

November 29, 2010 12:40 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

SET collaborates with CEA-LETI, STMicroelectronics, ALES and the CEMES-CNRS on advanced chipto-wafer technologies (direct metallic bonding) for 3D integration.

New study reports effects of endurance running

November 28, 2010 7:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Radiological Society of North America) Using a mobile MRI unit, researchers followed runners for two months along a 4,500-kilometer course to study how their bodies responded to the high-stress conditions of an ultra-long-distance race, according to a new study.

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Ultrasound Gets More Portable

November 28, 2010 7:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new handheld ultrasound device could be the first that can connect directly to cell-phone and Wi-Fi networks.

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Ziosoft unveils generational leap in advanced visualization

November 28, 2010 1:35 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Video! Ziosoft has been trying to unlock the U.S. market for advanced visualization for several years. It may have found the key with a technology unveiled this week at RSNA2010.

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New Siemens platform cuts CT dose while speeding exams

November 28, 2010 1:35 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Seeking to drive down patient radiation dose, Siemens Healthcare unveiled a new technology platform for its CT scanners, one that not only cuts dose but speeds the exam and promotes more efficient patient handling

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First-ever covalent irreversible inhibition of a protease central to hepatitis C infection

November 28, 2010 9:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Yates Public Relations) Avila, a biotechnology company developing novel targeted covalent drugs, has published research in Nature Chemical Biology demonstrating the first-ever selective irreversible inhibition of a viral protease using a targeted covalent drug. In the paper titled...

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HiRes 90K Cochlear Implant Device: Recall - Malfunction

November 27, 2010 7:37 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Two confirmed instances where the product experienced a malfunction, recipients experienced severe pain, overly loud sounds and/or shocking sensations.

Movea drives MotionIC? specification in world class, 53 million Euros, OSEO-subsidized technology project with 8 partners

November 27, 2010 12:42 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Movea, the global leader in motion-sensing and motion control technology, has announced that PRIIM (Platform for the Realization of shared Industrial Innovation) is a major project for Movea?s future developments.

PVA TePla publishes forecast for 2011 and confirms forecast for 2010(2)

November 27, 2010 12:41 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

At its meeting today the Supervisory Board of PVA TePla AG, Wettenberg - a manufacturer of systems for the crystallization of silicon and of vacuum and high-temperature systems - approved the Management Board's plans for 2011, according to which consolidated sales revenues are likely to...

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