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Abbott Laboratories Agrees to Withdraw Its Obesity Drug Meridia

October 8, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Abbott Laboratories has agreed to voluntarily withdraw its obesity drug Meridia (sibutramine) from the U.S. market because of clinical trial data indicating an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, the U.S. Food and Drug...

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Synapse Biomedical Receives FDA Humanitarian Use Device Designation for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

October 8, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CLEVELAND, Oct. 8 /- Synapse Biomedical Inc . announces today that they have received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation of the NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS)™ as a Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ( ALS ) patients with a...

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Pioneer® Surgical Technology, Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Exclusive Access to the Cequence™ Cervical Plate System From SpineSmith, LP

October 8, 2010 9:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MARQUETTE, Mich., Oct. 8 /- Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc. and SpineSmith, LP are pleased to announce a deal in which Pioneer Surgical will acquire exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute the Cequence™ anterior cervical plate.  As part of the agreement, Pioneer...

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Life cycle of adult hippocampal newborn neuron uncovered

October 8, 2010 8:32 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Unlocking the mystery of neurological disorders starts with understanding how neurons are generated and maintained. Recently, researchers at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine discovered that the life cycle of...

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Empowerment fair offers opportunities for women with disabilities

October 8, 2010 8:32 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Research on Women with Disabilities and the Houston Center for Independent Living will host the first annual Women with Disabilities Empowerment Fair on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 West Gray Street....

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DC-DC Power Converter Can Be Mounted Vertically or Horizontally

October 8, 2010 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

With a TO-220-compatible footprint, Tech9’s 1 amp/24 VA buck-boost DC to DC power converter can be mounted vertical or horizontally on a circuit board.

Spinning Clinch Bolts Have Self-Retracting Feature

October 8, 2010 6:39 am | PennEngineering | Product Releases | Comments

Patented PEM spinning clinch bolts for thin metal panels have been introduced with a self-retracting feature, enabling the fastener’s captive screw to remain retracted when disengaged.

Varian Medical Systems Schedules Fourth Quarter FY2010 News Release and Conference Call

October 8, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 8 /- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) announced today that it will report results for fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010 following the close of regular trading on Thursday, October 28, 2010.  The news release will be followed by a teleconference available...

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3G Wireless Technology Empowers Patients to Take Control of Their Health Through the Dulce Wireless Tijuana Project

October 8, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TIJUANA, Mexico, Oct. 8 /- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM ), through its Wireless Reach™ initiative, today announced the launch of the Dulce Wireless Tijuana project.  The project will empower underserved communities to improve diabetes care and prevention through the use...

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Touch Screen Force Measurement System Suited for Medical Devices

October 8, 2010 6:33 am | Mecmesin Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Mecmesin, a leading manufacturer of force and torque test equipment, has launched the MultiTest-xt touch screen force measurement system, ideally suited for measuring Class I, II and III medical devices, as well as their component parts. 

Cantel Medical Corp. to Hold Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Results

October 8, 2010 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Oct. 8 /- Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN ) will release the results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended July 31, 2010 on Wednesday, October 13 before the market opens, and hold a conference call to discuss the results at 11:00 AM ET.  Participating in...

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Voices of UC Survey Shows Need for Patients with Ulcerative Colitis to Speak Up about Debilitating Digestive Disease

October 8, 2010 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HORSHAM, Pa., Oct. 8 /- People living with ulcerative colitis (UC) say greater understanding is needed about the life-altering nature of this chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects approximately 500,000 Americans.  Data released today from Voices of UC ( voicesofuc.com ), an...

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ACD Wins $3 Million Grant From National Cancer Institute to Develop Its CTCscope™ System for Detection and Molecular Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells

October 8, 2010 6:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HAYWARD, Calif., Oct. 8 /- Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD) was awarded a three-year, $3 million grant from National Cancer Institute (NCI) under its SBIR Phase II Bridge Award. This grant will support ACD's continuing effort to develop its proprietary CTCscope™ system capable...

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Material Enables Fabrication of Colored, High-Strength Sutures

October 8, 2010 6:25 am | DSM | Product Releases | Comments

DSM, which created and manufactures Dyneema Purity, the world’s strongest medical grade fiber, offers Dyneema Purity BLUE, the first 100% colored implantable grade ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber.

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Cytori Therapeutics to offer $18 million in stock

October 8, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cytori Therapeutics Inc. said Friday it is publicly offering $18 million worth of common stock at discount, sending shares lower in premarket trading.The company is offering 4 million shares at $4.50 apiece, marking a 15.7 percent discount to its closing price of $5.34 on Thursday.Shares fell...

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