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FDA slaps U.S. Red Cross with $16 million in fines over blood safety violations

June 17, 2010 12:36 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The Food & Drug Administration fines the American Red Cross $16 million over the collection and manufacture of blood products. The Food & Drug Administration fined the American Red Cross $16 million for failing to meet federal rules about the collection and manufacture...

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McNeil Consumer Healthcare Over-The-Counter Products: Recall(2)

June 17, 2010 12:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

UPDATED 06/17/2010. Recall expanded to include product lots of Benadryl Allergy Ultratab Tablets and Extra Strength Tylenol Rapid Release Gels.

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McNeil Consumer Healthcare Over-The-Counter Products: Recall

June 17, 2010 12:30 pm | News | Comments

UPDATED 06/17/2010. Recall expanded to include product lots of Benadryl Allergy Ultratab Tablets and Extra Strength Tylenol Rapid Release Gels.

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Understanding the Role of Silicones in Controlled Release Applications

June 17, 2010 12:20 pm | by Nathan Wolfe and Alex Kurnellas | Articles | Comments

This article will highlight key attributes of certain silicones, as well as key considerations when selecting a silicone.  As one of the most widely researched biomaterials to date, silicone has an approximate 50-year legacy of use in the healthcare industry. This history of biocompatibility has made silicone

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Adding Greater Precision to Cardiac Ablation

June 17, 2010 11:45 am | by Bob Allison | Articles | Comments

Cardiac ablation is used extensively for treating cardiac arrhythmia, but has been hindered by the lack of an adequate feedback mechanism for determining tissue temperature during ablation. This article describes a system based on microwave sensing technology that allows both heating at RF or microwave frequencie

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The experience of arterial reconstruction in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation

June 17, 2010 10:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(World Journal of Gastroenterology) A research team from China retrospectively investigated the experience of microsurgical hepatic artery reconstruction and management of hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation (A-A LDLT). Applying...

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Smoking cigarettes is a predictor of RA and may negatively impact on efficacy of anti-TNFs

June 17, 2010 10:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) Smoking cigarettes is a significant risk factor for developing rheumatoid arthritis and may have a negative impact on the effectiveness of anti-tumour necrosis factor inhibitors in RA patients taking these treatments, according to results of two...

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Salient Surgical goes Dutch

June 17, 2010 10:34 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Salient Surgical Technologies opens a new office in Amsterdam as it looks to ramp up its international sales and marketing efforts. Salient Surgical Technologies Inc. is going Dutch, opening an office in Amsterdam to spearhead its international sales and marketing efforts. The...

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Novus Scientific Announces the Sales Launch for TIGRâ„¢ Matrix Surgical Mesh - World's 1st Long-Term Resorbable Synthetic Mesh

June 17, 2010 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CANTON, Mass. , June 17 /- Novus Scientific, Inc. today announced the US sales launch of TIGR™ Matrix Surgical Mesh at the Abdominal Wall Reconstruction meeting, Washington DC .  In February 2010 , the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared, TIGR™ Matrix Surgical...

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Medtronic launches new ICD line in Europe

June 17, 2010 10:34 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc. launches its Protecta line of implantable cardiac defibrillators in Europe. By Brandon Glenn Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) launched a line of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in Europe. The company’s Protecta ICDs and cardiac resynchronization therapy...

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Mylan Receives Approval for Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride Tablets

June 17, 2010 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH , June 17 /- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride Tablets 10 mg, 25 mg and...

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Brainlab Collaborates With Toshiba Medical Systems on Integrated Surgical Suite

June 17, 2010 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MUNICH , June 17 /- Brainlab AG today announced that it has signed an agreement with Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Inc., a business unit of the Toshiba Group, to integrate its Aquilion™ LB Computed Tomography (CT) scanner with the Brainlab Brainsuite® iCT digitally...

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Copan Redefines Automated Specimen Processing with Groundbreaking New Features

June 17, 2010 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MURRIETA, Calif. , June 17 /- Copan unveiled new groundbreaking features of its Walk-Away Specimen Processor (WASP) while attending the 110th  General Meeting for the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in San Diego, California this past May. Copan's line of automation was...

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Omnicell's Automated Medication Dispensing System Honored With 2010 Best in KLAS Award

June 17, 2010 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , June 17 /- Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMCL ), a leading provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, today announced that KLAS, a prestigious healthcare research firm, has named Omnicell's OmniRx® automated dispensing system the recipient of its...

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Morgan Electro Ceramics Powers the Ultreo Ultrasonic Toothbrush

June 17, 2010 10:08 am | by Morgan Electro Ceramics | Articles | Comments

By taking existing technologies, and reimagining them within a new context, scientists and manufacturers are able to produce innovative solutions to many everyday problems. For example, the efforts of a professor from the University of Washington, the Optiva Corporation, and Morgan Electro Ceramics have yielded a grou

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