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New research finds delaying surgical procedures increases infection risk and health care costs

December 15, 2010 1:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Weber Shandwick Worldwide) Delaying elective surgical procedures after a patient has been admitted to the hospital significantly increases the risk of infectious complications and raises hospital costs, according to the results of a new study in the December issue of the Journal of the...

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LifePoint names Carpenter chairman

December 15, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rural hospital operator LifePoint Hospitals Inc. said Wednesday its board of directors named William F. Carpenter III chairman.Carpenter, 55, is the president and CEO of LifePoint.Owen G. Shell Jr., formerly non-executive chairman, becomes lead director on the board.Shares rose 21 cents to...

Cigna buying back $300 million in senior notes

December 15, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer Cigna Corp. said Wednesday that it is buying back $300 million in 6.35 percent senior notes due 2018.The tender offer will expire Wednesday.Cigna said it will pay holders of the notes an amount equal to $1,151.74 per $1,000 principal amount of the notes. Cigna will also pay...

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HeartWare completes $143.8M senior notes offering

December 15, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Heart device maker HeartWare International Inc. said Wednesday it completed a public offering of nearly $143.8 million in convertible senior notes due in 2017, and a shareholder sold 1 million shares of common stock.The Framingham, Mass., company said the offering of notes includes $18.75...

TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared Dec. 15, 2010

December 15, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Dec. 15, 2010.Wajax Income Fund Trust Units (TSX:WJX.UN): $0.15. Payable Jan 20. Record Dec 31.Carfinco Income Fund Trust Units (TSX:CFN.UN): $0.02. Payable Dec 31. Record Dec...

Cree?s 650V SiC Schottkys boost data-center power supply efficiency

December 15, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Targeting the latest data-center power supply requirements, Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA, which manufactures silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, has launched its new line of Z-Rec 650V junction barrier Schottky (JBS) diodes.

Actuant completes acquisition of Mastervolt

December 15, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU) announced today the completion of its acquisition of the stock of Mastervolt.

Cree releases 650V silicon carbide schottky diodes for data center power supply designs

December 15, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Targeting the latest data center power supply requirements, Cree, Inc. announced its new line of Z-Rec(TM) 650V Junction Barrier Schottky (JBS) diodes.

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HeartWare completes $144M notes offering

December 15, 2010 10:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

HeartWare International Inc. has completed a public offering of $143.75 million in convertible senior notes due 2017, as well as a simultaneous common stock offering. The notes offering is higher than the original plan announced last week to bring in $100 million from the notes offering.

Thermo Fisher names finance exec to board

December 15, 2010 10:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has named finance executive Nelson J. Chai to its board of directors, where he will join the company's Audit Committee, according to news announced today.

CyberKnife Centers of Miami and Palm Beach Announce New Chief Operating Officer

December 15, 2010 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MIAMI, Dec. 15, 2010 /- James G. Schwade, M.D., Executive Director of the CyberKnife Centers of Miami and Palm Beach, ( www.morsecyberknife.com ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gail Suarez as the Chief Operating Officer. (Photo:...

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SABCS Interview with Peter M. Ravdin, M.D., Ph.D.

December 15, 2010 10:36 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Dr. Ravdin talks about his work with SABCS, notable abstracts being presented, and his vision for the future of the SABCS.

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WomanCare Global Highlights the Unmet Need of 215 Million Women on Famous CBS Super Screen in Times Square

December 15, 2010 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WomanCare Global is pleased to announce that it is running an advertisement on the famous CBS Super Screen in New York's Times Square.  The purpose of the advertisement is to call attention to the estimated 215 million women...

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HeartWare International, Inc. Announces Completion of Concurrent Public Offerings of Convertible Senior Notes and Common Stock

December 15, 2010 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and SYDNEY, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HeartWare International, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTWR, ASX: HIN) ("HeartWare") announced today the completion of a public offering of $143.75 million principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2017 (the "notes"), pursuant...

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MD+DI, MPMN, and OrthoTec Announce Virtual Event Dedicated to Cutting-Edge Trends in Implantable Medical Devices

December 15, 2010 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15, 2010 /- UBM Canon's Medical Device Media Group today announced its leading brands, MD+DI ( Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry ) magazine, MPMN ( Medical Product Manufacturing News ), and OrthoTec, will host a virtual event focusing on progressive trends in the...

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