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NKT Therapeutics taps backers for $4M in new round

August 25, 2010 6:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Newton biotech NKT Therapeutics Inc. has closed on $4 million in a new round of funding, according to federal documents. That brings the company's total institutional backing to $12 million since it was founded in 2008.

Carpenter’s Custom 465 Stainless Opens Doors to New Business for Veridiam’s Medical OEMs

August 25, 2010 5:57 am | by Carpenter Technology | Articles | Comments

A contract manufacturer servicing original equipment manufacturers in the endoscopy/arthroscopy, orthopedic, dental/orthodontic and vascular markets has been making significant inroads into selling machined components for medical blade applications over the last several years. This is partly because of its customers’ increased use of Custom 465 stainless, produced by Carpenter Technology Corp., Wyomissing, Pa.

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Federal Register: Effective Date of Requirement for Premarket Approval for Four Class III Preamendments Devices

August 25, 2010 5:33 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is proposing to require the filing of a PMA or a PDP for the following four class III preamendments devices: Ventricular bypass (assist) device; pacemaker repair or replacement material; female condom; and transilluminator for breast evaluation.

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Design for Use: An Integrated Approach to Product Development

August 25, 2010 5:06 am | by Chris Evans | Articles | Comments

In 2009, after more than five years in development, the members of an integrated drug delivery device team from West, The Tech Group and Insight Product Development gathered in Raleigh, NC for a final round of usability testing.  This stage included mock self injection by perspective in-home users of a proprietary device with the potential to challenge the auto-injection market with a new, easy-to-use design featuring visual, audible and tactile features to help end users comply with drug delivery instructions.

Embryonic Stem Cell Research in the Toilet, According to Arthritis Treatment Center

August 25, 2010 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 25 /- The recent ruling by federal judge Royce C. Lamberth halting embryonic stem cell research may present a hurdle for some disease research but not necessarily for arthritis.  A key note presentation, entitled " Guided Mesenchymal Stem Cell Layering Technique...

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Jennerex Appoints Lara Longpre to Chief Operating Officer

August 25, 2010 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25 /- Jennerex, Inc., a clinical-stage cancer biotherapeutics company, today announced the appointment of Lara Longpre to the position of chief operating officer. Ms. Longpre will be responsible for the development of the company's lead product, JX-594, as well as...

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KemPharm, Inc. Receives Notice of Issuance from USPTO on Second Patent Protecting Company's ADHD Prodrug Technology

August 25, 2010 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, Aug. 25 /- KemPharm, Inc. announced today that it has received a Notice of Issuance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its patent application entitled "Non-Standard Amino Acid Conjugates of Amphetamine and Processes for Making and Using the...

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BridgeHead Software Reveals: & #8216;Why Disaster Recovery Is Different In Healthcare & #8217;

August 25, 2010 2:32 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

Free whitepaper explains that an effective Healthcare Disaster Recovery strategy is dependent on a solid understanding of a hospital's applications and dataAshtead, UK and Woburn, MA, USA - August 25, 2010 - BridgeHead Software today released a whitepaper on Healthcare Disaster Recovery...

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Mayo researchers develop new laboratory cell lines to study treatment for ATC

August 24, 2010 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Mayo Clinic) To their deep dismay, researchers at Mayo Clinic discovered several years ago that laboratory samples of anaplastic thyroid cancer they were using to help them find new treatments for this lethal disease were probably some other kind of cancer.

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Desktop Cancer Check

August 24, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A device that analyzes blood levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is one of the first doctor's-office uses of microfluidics--technology that can manipulate fluids on a chip at microscopic scales. When a cartridge bearing a blood sample is inserted into the tabletop device, an accurate re

Designing Genes

August 24, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Want a gene that can produce enzymes that efficiently turn organic materials into biofuels? New software makes it easy to design genes from scratch, and displays schematics (right). The company offering the software can produce the sequence, or you can hand the task to another DNA synthesis...

Disposable EEG

August 24, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Determining whether a convulsive emergency-room patient is having continuous epileptic seizures, not suffering from a different affliction, requires an EEG. The test normally requires trained technicians to affix a special cap and is not always performed. This disposable EEG array is so easy...

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Tegal corporation reports first quarter fiscal 2011 financial results

August 24, 2010 4:39 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Tegal Corporation (NASDAQ:TGAL), an innovator of specialized production solutions for the fabrication of advanced MEMS, power ICs and optoelectronic devices, today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011, which ended June 30, 2010.

Multitest cooperates with semi Taiwan MEMS committee to support Asian MEMS industry

August 24, 2010 4:39 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Multitest, the market leader for MEMS test and calibration equipment, sees great opportunities for the MEMS industry in Asia.

MEMS testing: innovations in mass production

August 24, 2010 4:39 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

The increasing penetration of MEMS into consumer applications presents continuous challenges to device testing

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