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Hansen Medical, St. Jude become partners

August 25, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hansen Medical Inc. said Wednesday it signed a deal with St. Jude Medical to sell new products based on their technologies for treating heart rhythm disorders.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Hansen said the deal will integrate St. Jude's EnSite Velocity Cardiac Mapping System with Hansen's...

University of Pennsylvania-led study identifies new genetic risk factor for Lou Gehrig's disease

August 25, 2010 1:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Pennsylvania) An international study led by biologists and neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania has identified a new genetic risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

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MEMSIC introduces industry's first low-drift Mems vertical Gyro

August 25, 2010 1:39 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

VG800 - precision IMU + attitude Angles for navigation and stabilization

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Bestech Australia offers low noise MEMS gyroscopes from Gladiator technologies

August 25, 2010 1:39 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Bestech Australia presents the all new G100Z range of gyroscopes from Gladiator Technologies.

Qualcomm to spend $2 billion on e-ink-busting mirasol display plant

August 25, 2010 1:39 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

According to an article from Journalist Kit Eaton, Qualcomm is about to invest some $2 billion in small change in a new plant for Mirasol displays--the half-LCD/half-e-ink screen tech that can play video in sunlight. It's all thanks to a "major client." Are we talking Amazon here?

New Cancer Drug Gets Dramatic Results

August 25, 2010 1:39 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers call the experimental drug a major success for targeted cancer therapies.

Pancreatic cancer research moving forward

August 25, 2010 1:37 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

The Elkins Pancreas Center at Baylor College of Medicine , in partnership with the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at BCM, works to find new, more effective therapies for pancreatic cancer through clinical and basic science research. "When people talk about pancreatic cancer it...

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ViewRay Secures Series C Financing

August 25, 2010 1:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CLEVELAND, Aug. 25 /- ViewRay™, Inc., a privately held medical device company, has secured $20 million in Series C financing led by new investor Siemens Venture Capital (SVC) GmbH and joined by existing investors Aisling Capital, Fidelity Biosciences, Kearny Venture Partners and...

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Ambry Genetics Announces the Addition of Illumina HiSeq 2000 and First 510(K) Approved BeadXpress® to Its Sequencing and Genotyping Capabilities

August 25, 2010 1:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 25 /- Ambry Genetics, a global leader in genomic services, announced today that it has acquired the Illumina HiSeq 2000 Next Generation Sequencing System as well as received the first 510(K) approved Illumina BeadXpress Genotyping System. Ambry Genetics has been...

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GE Animals to Exhibit at Livestock Biotech Summit

August 25, 2010 1:37 pm | by Biotechnology Industry Organization | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, August 25, 2010) - The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will present an exciting exhibit of genetically engineered (GE) animal technologies at its Livestock Biotech Summit. The first national industry conference on GE animal technologies will take...

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Ironman Competitor with Diabetes Encourages Others to Live Without Limits; Inspiring Triathlete Participates in Health Fair at The Medicine Stop 5525 South Pulaski Road, Chica...

August 25, 2010 1:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHICAGO, Aug. 25 /- WHO/ WHAT:   As part of an inspirational nationwide tour, "Iron Andy" Holder, a triathlete who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 36, will be at The Medicine Stop in Chicago on Thursday, August 26 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. He will speak to patients at...

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Sysmex America Awarded National Novation GPO Contract for Automated Urinalysis

August 25, 2010 1:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MUNDELEIN, Ill., Aug. 25 /- Sysmex, a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced a three-year sole source microscopic urinalysis contract agreement with group purchasing organization Novation.  Novation is the leading...

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U.S. Navy Reaches Agreement to Purchase QBC STAR Hematology Analyzers for Use on its Surface Fleet

August 25, 2010 1:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PORT MATILDA, Pa., Aug. 25 /- QBC Diagnostics was awarded one of the largest contracts in company history, as the United States Navy has agreed to install QBC STAR hematology analyzers on surface ships throughout the world. The QBC STAR provides users a 9-parameter complete blood count...

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TimeOut Capsules: Undeclared Drug Ingredient

August 25, 2010 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Product marketed as dietary supplement contains undeclared hydroxythiohomosildenafil, a chemical similar to sildenafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

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Stryker buys Gaymar Industries for $150 million

August 25, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Stryker Corp. said Wednesday it agreed to buy privately held Gaymar Industries for $150 million in cash.The boards of both companies have approved the sale, which is expected to close by Oct. 1.Stryker, which makes hip and knee implants and other orthopedic devices and...

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