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Alphatec shares hit low after cutting sales view

August 6, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Alphatec Holdings Inc. plunged to a 52-week low Friday after the spinal device maker said sales are slowing down, and slashed its expectations for the rest of the year.In morning trading Alphatec shares dove $1.91, or 43.2 percent, to $2.51. Earlier they fell to an annual low of...

McKesson to open distribution center in Virginia

August 6, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drug distributor McKesson Corp. plans to open a distribution center in Caroline County, Va., that's expected to create 150 jobs.The new facility was announced Friday by McKesson officials, the Caroline County Board of Supervisors and Gov. Bob McDonnell.San Francisco-based McKesson will build...

Microcontrollers Integrate USB and Large RAM

August 6, 2010 7:01 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog, and Flash-IP solutions, offers the four-member PIC24FJ256GB210 microcontroller family, which integrates USB for Embedded Host/Peripheral/On-the-Go and 96 Kbytes of RAM.

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COTS Backplane Offers Impressive Bandwidth and Configuration Flexibility

August 6, 2010 6:48 am | Kontron America Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Kontron 4U Backplane xPB-13E9P3 for PICMG 1.3-based system designs boasts comprehensive PCI and PCI Express Gen 2 support for full-height 4U systems.

Linear Actuators Provide Exceptionally High Force-to-Size Ratios

August 6, 2010 6:40 am | Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inc, a leading manufacturer of precision linear motion products, offers an entire line of high output can stack linear actuators. The line include the 20, 25, and 35-mm frame sizes.

Syndax takes in $6M for cancer therapeutics

August 6, 2010 6:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Syndax Pharmaceuticals Inc., a cancer therapeutics developer in Waltham, has raised $6 million of a planned $7 million securities offering. The company makes an oral HDAC inhibitor that is designed to aid a cancer patient's response to treatment by modifying tumor characteristics.

Tattooing linked to higher risk of hepatitis C: UBC study

August 6, 2010 6:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of British Columbia) Youth, prison inmates and individuals with multiple tattoos that cover large parts of their bodies are at higher risk of contracting hepatitis C and other blood-borne diseases, according to a University of British Columbia study.

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Federal Register: General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Postponement of Meeting

August 6, 2010 6:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The meeting is postponed so that FDA can review and consider additional information that was submitted. A future meeting date will be announced in the Federal Register at a later date.

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Federal Register: Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Recommendations for Premarket Notifications for Lamotrigine and Zonisamide Assays; Availa...

August 6, 2010 6:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This draft guidance document discusses information to be included in premarket notifications for lamotrigine or zonisamide assays. This draft guidance is not final nor is it in effect at this time.

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BLDC Motor Has Standard High Torque Density Design

August 6, 2010 6:29 am | Bei Kimco Magnetics | Product Releases | Comments

The Standard High Torque Density Design (P/N DIH23-30-BFNA) delivers continuous power at levels approaching 1 HP continuous at speeds up to 20 K RPM.

BioElectronics Corporation Expands DRTV in UK and Canada

August 6, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioElectronics Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BIEL), developers of innovative pain-relieving medical devices, announces today an expansion in their Direct Response Television (DRTV) efforts to United Kingdom (UK) and Canada.As part of its brand-building initiative, BioElectronics' brand managers...

LabSmith, Inc, Harvard Apparatus partner for Worldwide distribution of CapTite microfluidics products

August 6, 2010 1:35 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

CapTite Breadboardable Interconnects for Microfluidics Now Available in Harvard Apparatus 2010 Physiology Catalog.

Scientists find the first evidence of genetically modified plants in the wild

August 5, 2010 9:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Ecological Society of America) Research is continually emerging on the impacts of invasive species, pollution and environmental disasters on ecosystems and communities. Ecological scientists will discuss widespread environmental changes -- from the recent discovery of genetically...

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How to Keep Muscles Young: Eat Less Food

August 5, 2010 8:37 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Caloric restriction and exercise slow muscle decline in mice.

Construction Under Way on $185M Proton Therapy Center

August 5, 2010 6:33 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

Health care leaders broke ground Aug. 5 on a $185 million proton therapy center that Scripps Health will use to treat cancer patients.

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