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Shockwaves work better than surgery for smaller kidney stones trapped in the ureter

November 18, 2010 7:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Surgeons are recommending two different techniques for removing single kidney stones that have become lodged in the ureter, based on results from 273 patients. Noninvasive shockwaves worked best for stones of up to 1 cm, while larger stones were more effectively removed...

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William S. Dalton, M.D., Ph.D., Receives Leadership Award, Cites Approach to Cancer as a Model for Personalized Medicine

November 18, 2010 7:36 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research is proud to recognize one of its prestigious leaders, William S. Dalton, M.D., Ph.D., for receiving the 2010 Leadership in Personalized Medicine Award from the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC). Dalton, who accepted the honor...

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AACR Congratulates José Baselga, M.D., Ph.D., for Receiving the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute Gold Medal

November 18, 2010 7:36 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research congratulates José Baselga, M.D., Ph.D., recipient of the 2010 Queen Sofía Spanish Institute’s Gold Medal. Baselga was selected for this prestigious award for representing Spain’s leadership in the area of cancer research.

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Neuro Kinetics Receives HHS Therapeutic Discovery Grant to Further Research Into Early Diagnosis of Sports Concussions

November 18, 2010 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 18, 2010 /- Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) ( www.neuro-kinetics.com ), manufacturers of noninvasive medical diagnostic equipment used worldwide to test for vestibular and neurological conditions, said today that it has received a two-part grant under the recently enacted...

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Reportlinker Adds Global Blood Pressure Monitoring & Measurement Instruments Industry

November 18, 2010 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2010 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Blood Pressure Monitoring & Measurement Instruments Industry...

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Needleless Pre-filled Glass Syringes: Stakeholder Advisory - Compatibility Problems with Needleless Intravenous Access Systems

November 18, 2010 7:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Syringes may malfunction, break, or become clogged during the process of attempting to connect to some needleless IV access systems.

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PerkinElmer launches new LED fiber optic illuminator module for endoscopy, surgical microscopy and headlamp applications

November 18, 2010 6:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

New environmentally-friendly LED Module provides bright, uniform light for the surgical suite.

Piezo Motor Linear Stage With Closed-Loop Controller and Driver

November 18, 2010 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that make, manage and measure light, introduces the newest member of the CONEX integrated stage and controller product series.

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Touch Panel PC for Medical Equipment OEMs

November 18, 2010 6:26 am | Kontron America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

At the Medica 2010 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany, Kontron introduced the fanless Kontron Medi Client IIA, an extremely compact and long-term available Medical Panel PC with 10.4 inch or 15 inch touch screen.

Optical Filters Provide Infrared Narrow Bandpass

November 18, 2010 6:23 am | Deposition Sciences, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Deposition Sciences Inc. (DSI), a manufacturer of highly durable thin film optical coatings, introduces advanced infrared narrow bandpass (IR NBP) filters for industrial, medical, and biological sciences instrumentation.

DC-DC Converter Features Highest Efficiency

November 18, 2010 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs, has introduced the AS1310, an ultra low quiescent current hysteretic step-up DC-DC converter...

Cardinal Health to buy Kinray for $1.3B in cash

November 18, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care products maker Cardinal Health Inc. said Thursday it will buy New York-based drug distributor Kinray Inc. for $1.3 billion in cash.Cardinal Health said Kinray has about $3.5 billion in annual revenue, and is the world's biggest privately held distributor of drugs, health, beauty,...

Health insurer Humana forecasts 2011 earnings drop

November 18, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. said Thursday it expects its 2011 earnings per share to fall by about a dollar from this year due to its Medicare Advantage program and medical cost trends, among other factors.Shares of the company slid in early trading.The Louisville, Ky., insurer expects full-year...

MIT White Paper Challenges Companies to Prepare for the Supply Chain Talent Crisis

November 18, 2010 5:39 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics has published a white paper titled Are You Prepared For The Supply Chain Talent Crisis? The white paper addresses the need for companies to be more proactive in their approach to recruiting, developing,

FDA Clears Volpara™ Breast Imaging Software for Automatic Calculation of Volumetric Breast Density

November 18, 2010 5:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Nov. 18, 2010 /- Offering radiologists a reliable and cost-effective tool to generate automatic volumetric breast density values, Volpara, Ltd., announced today that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its...

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