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Medical device group spent $380,000 on 2Q lobbying

August 23, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The medical device industry's chief advocacy group spent nearly $380,000 lobbying the federal government in the second quarter of 2010, according to a recent disclosure form.AdvaMed, or the Advanced Medical Technology Association, lobbied on efforts in Congress to make it easier for patients to...

Harvard Bioscience buys lab tool maker Coulbourn

August 23, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical instruments maker Harvard Bioscience Inc. said Monday it has acquired Coulbourn Instruments, a private company that makes lab equipment for assessing learning and memory.Harvard Bioscience did not disclose financial details of the acquisition.It estimates the total market for the...

Alnylam data supports 'silencing' of gene linked to Parkinson's

August 23, 2010 8:31 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. is releasing early data that shows its RNAi therapeutic technology may be able to "silence" a gene associated with Parkinson's disease. It has already happened in a pre-clinical trial, testing the technology on a group of non-human primates.

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Extera Partners hires life sciences vet Bernitz

August 23, 2010 8:31 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Steve Bernitz has taken the role of general partner at Cambridge-based Extera Partners, a life sciences-focused firm specializing in partnerships, acquisitions and new product commercialization.

Finite Element Analysis Software Designed for Large Deformation Problems

August 23, 2010 7:48 am | Scientific Forming Technologies Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The finite element analysis package, developed by Scientific Forming Technologies Corp., is specially designed for large deformation problems with complex contact.

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Public Workshop - Medical Device User Fee Program Public Meeting, September 14, 2010

August 23, 2010 7:37 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is is announcing a public meeting on the reauthorization of the medical device user fee program. The current legislative authority for the medical device user fee program expires in September 2012 and new legislation will be required for FDA...

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Sterilizable Brushless Motor Up to 100 Watts

August 23, 2010 7:36 am | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Maxon’s newly improved EC 22 motors are equipped with preloaded ball bearings and latest generation Neodymium permanent magnets.

Height Gage Offers Easy-to-Use Precision for Shop Floor Measurements

August 23, 2010 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed with production personnel in mind, the new Digimar 816 CL height gage from Mahr Federal provides highly accurate measurements without complicated procedures.

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Rotary Encoders Available With Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Housings

August 23, 2010 6:57 am | Fraba Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Posital's Magnetocode (MCD) absolute rotary encoders are available with heavy-duty stainless steel housings that make them ideal for use in harsh environments.

Biomerica gets European OK for dog allergy test

August 23, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Biomerica Inc. said Monday it has received European regulatory approval to sell a home test that consumers can use to determine if they are allergic to dogs.The biomedical company will sell the product through drug stores and other retailers in the European Union under the Fortel Dog allergy...

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Covalon Technology third-quarter loss tightens as operating expenses fall

August 23, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Covalon Technologies Ltd. (TSXV:COV) says its third-quarter loss was cut in half, as the medical technology developer reduced costs by 40 per cent compared with the same period last year.Covalon's net loss was $647,223 in the three months ended June 30, down from $1.2 million in the...

Federal Register: Food and Drug Administration Clinical Trial Requirements, Regulations, Compliance, and Good Clinical Practice; Public Workshop

August 23, 2010 5:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The public workshop on FDA's clinical trial requirements is designed to aid the clinical research professional's understanding of the mission, responsibilities, and authority of FDA and to facilitate interaction with FDA representatives. The program will

Federal Register: Public Workshop on Medical Devices and Nanotechnology: Manufacturing, Characterization, and Biocompatibility Considerations

August 23, 2010 5:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The purpose of this workshop is to obtain information on manufacturing, characterization, and biocompatibility evaluation of medical devices containing or utilizing nanomaterials and nanostructures, including diagnostics. FDA is seeking input on these...

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Taligen boosts Series B round by $10M

August 23, 2010 5:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Cambridge biotech Taligen Therapeutics Inc. has added on to its Series B Round with an additional $10 million, bringing the amount up to $36 million of a planned $65 million second round.

Community Healthcare Workers and Patients Benefit From the Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1

August 23, 2010 4:32 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

UK. 23RD AUGUST 2010: The Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 will bring major benefits to community healthcare workers and patients alike, claimed NHS leaders speaking at BT's unveiling of the Toughbook as a key component of its Mobile Health Worker solution.The CF-C1, a rugged yet lightweight...

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