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Cleveland Clinic invests in company that helps patients shop for care

June 11, 2010 1:39 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The Cleveland Clinic makes an investment in California internet search engine company Castlight Health Inc. to push transparency in healthcare pricing by offering consumers way to find cheaper care. By Mary Vanac Already an outspoken advocate for healthy living as a means to...

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VCs want to have their cake and eat it too

June 11, 2010 10:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Not that there's anything wrong with that. The IN3 Investor's conference reveals a new breed of venture capitalists, who see lean as the new black. The new mantra of the venture capitalist is capital efficiency. I must have heard that six or seven times while attending the...

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Nitride materials maker Kyma to expand with debt financing from NRDA

June 11, 2010 9:40 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Kyma Technologies Inc of Raleigh, NC, USA, which provides crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) and aluminum nitride (AlN) materials and related products and services, has announced its expansion plans along with new financing provided by Neuse River Development Authority (NRDA) of New Bern,...

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IBM and MEMSIC bring ease of use to wireless sensors

June 11, 2010 9:40 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

MEMSIC adopts IBM software to enable organizations to more easily harness sensors and find patterns in ubiquitous data

Scientists strive to replace silicon with graphene on nanocircuitry

June 11, 2010 9:40 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Scientists have made a breakthrough toward creating nanocircuitry on graphene, widely regarded as the most promising candidate to replace silicon as the building block of transistors.

3M completes MTI PolyFab acquisition

June 11, 2010 9:10 am | News | Comments

Manufacturing conglomerate 3M Co. said Friday it completed the acquisition of MTI PolyFab Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of noise and vibration reduction technology for airplanes.The $24 million deal was announced in March.3M said MTI PolyFab products will complement those of its subsidiary...

FDA recalls counterfeit surgical mesh

June 11, 2010 8:38 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The Food & Drug Administration updates an initial warning on fake surgical mesh products that ape C.R. Bard's Davol Inc. brand and issues a Class I recall for the counterfeit products. The Food & Drug Administration issued its highest priority recall for...

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Uninsured more likely to die from trauma than patients with insurance, study finds

June 11, 2010 8:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University at Buffalo) Trauma patients without insurance are more likely to die of their injuries from auto accidents and gunshot wounds than privately insured patients with similar injuries, according to findings of an analysis of 193,804 patients from 649 facilities conducted by...

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DFG establishes 12 new research training groups

June 11, 2010 7:45 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) To further enhance the promotion of young researchers in Germany, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft as established 12 new research training groups. This decision was made by the DFG's relevant Grants Committee in Bonn. The new research training...

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BioMed Central celebrates excellence in open-access publishing

June 11, 2010 7:45 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(BioMed Central) The winners of BioMed Central's 4th Annual Research Awards were announced at London's Swiss Re Tower last night. The event was attended by shortlisted authors, eminent researchers, publishers, open access advocates and science journalists from around the world.

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Reproductive health matters addresses issues related to cosmetic surgery, body image and sexuality

June 11, 2010 7:44 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier announced today the publication of the May 2010 issue of Reproductive Health Matters, which brings to light polemic issues related to cosmetic surgery, body image and sexuality. The issue explores the lack of proper information about the risks of complications...

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Directly observed HIV treatment by patient-nominated treatment supporter improves survival

June 11, 2010 7:44 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) When applied to HIV care, the community-based model of directly observed therapy has no effect on virologic outcomes, but significantly improves patient survival.

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Consumer Information on: Ethicon? OMNEX? Surgical Sealant - P060029

June 11, 2010 7:42 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Ethicon? OMNEX? is a medical sealant that is used to help stop leaks in blood vessels. It is made of two synthetic components called cyanoacrylate monomers, and does not include any human or animal materials.

Five ways LinkedIn can grow your medical device sales

June 11, 2010 7:41 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Five tips for leveraging LinkedIn's 60 million member network to grow medical device sales for your business. LinkedIn is growing by leaps and bounds. It is considered the pre-eminent business social networking site on the Internet. There are more than 60 million business...

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Zargis licenses Stethographics' lung sounds analysis tool

June 11, 2010 7:40 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Zargis Medical Corp. licenses Stethographics Inc.'s auscultation analysis technology for its telemedicine and computer-aided auscultation platform. Zargis Medical Corp. licensed Stethographics Inc.'s lung sounds analysis technology for its telemedicine platform. The...

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