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Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs): Ongoing Safety Review for Cancer Risk

July 15, 2010 12:31 pm | News | Comments

A recently published study suggested use of ARBs may be associated with a small increased risk of cancer.

Intersection of Patents and Medicine: 5 Tips to Maximize the Inventor’s Rights

July 15, 2010 12:00 pm | by William G Abbatt, Shareholder and Registered Patent Attorney, Brooks Kushman law firm | Articles | Comments

As the medical industry evolves and technology in medical devices becomes more advanced, it is necessary to protect those ideas. Medical device engineers and manufacturers often look to the physician to improve such devices and make related...

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Cardinal Health closes Healthcare Solutions buyout

July 15, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care products distributor Cardinal Health Inc. said Thursday it completed its $517 million acquisition of Healthcare Solutions Holding LLC.Healthcare Solutions is the parent company of P4 Pathways and P4 Healthcare, which provide tools and services to specialty care doctors, drug...

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Bell Medical and ITelagen Welcome Final Rule for 'Meaningful Use' of Electronic Health Records

July 15, 2010 10:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

JERSEY CITY, N.J. , July 15 /- ITelagen, Inc., innovative provider of healthcare information technology, medical billing and electronic health records (EHR), and Bell Medical Services, Inc., a leading regional distributor of medical supplies, equipment and pharmaceuticals welcome the US...

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Caliper Life Sciences hit with IP lawsuit

July 15, 2010 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Caliper Life Sciences has been sued for patent infringement by Carestream Health Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin Madison Division.

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Merz Aestheticsâ„¢ Ascleraâ„¢ (polidocanol) Injection Now Available in Doctors' Offices Nationwide

July 15, 2010 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN MATEO, Calif. , July 15 /- Merz Aesthetics today announced it is now shipping Asclera™ (polidocanol) Injection sclerotherapy treatment to doctors' offices throughout the U.S.  Previously only available in Europe , Asclera™ was recently approved by the U.S. Food and...

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MGH, Harvard researchers develop 'artificial lung'

July 15, 2010 10:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School developed an artificial lung that helped rats breathe for about six hours.

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The probability of surviving nine types of cancer is analyzed

July 15, 2010 10:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Spanish epidemiologists have presented information on survival of nine types of cancer in Spain and have compared it with other European countries. At five years from diagnosis, the lowest survival rate is observed in lung...

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Agendia to Provide Testimony at Public Meeting on FDA Oversight of Laboratory-Developed Tests

July 15, 2010 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

IRVINE, California , and AMSTERDAM , July 15, 2010 /- Agendia, a world leader in molecular cancer diagnostics, announced today that company CEO Dr. Bernhard Sixt will provide testimony at a public meeting on July 20 in Washington D.C. on the federal regulation of laboratory developed...

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The Medical Device Industry’s Biggest Challenge: Innovation or Taxes?

July 15, 2010 9:57 am | by Paul Steiner | Articles | Comments

In the last few months, the medical device community has found itself amidst a political fallout that threatens any forthcoming economic improvements. To fund the healthcare reforms set forth by Congress, medical device manufacturers will soon be charged a 2.3 percent excise tax on the sale of most medical devices.

Hill-Rom Holdings names 2 senior executives

July 15, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hill-Rom Holdings Inc., which makes hospital equipment, said Thursday it named Martha Goldberg Aronson a senior vice president and president of North America and Perry Stuckey a senior vice president and chief human resources officer.Both appointments are effective Aug. 2.Aronson most recently...

Standard & Poor's makes changes to indexes

July 15, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's said Thursday that Interactive Brokers Group Inc. will replace CyberSource Corp. in the S&P SmallCap 600 after trading closes on July 20.CyberSource is being bought by Visa Inc. in a deal expected to close on or about that date.Additionally, Skyworks Solutions Inc. will...

Connectors Merge Pre-Wired Assemblies With Terminal Blocks

July 15, 2010 7:10 am | Wago Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corp.’s 2020 and 2022 Series X-COMS Pluggable Connector Systems merge touchproof, pre-wired assemblies with TOPJOBS terminal blocks.

Robotic Surgical Assistants: New Robot Controls and Operating Methodology Allow Robots to Assist Surgeons

July 15, 2010 7:06 am | by Adept Technology | Articles | Comments

Robots have been assisting surgeons since 1985 for remote surgery, unmanned surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Robotic surgical assistance has many advantages including smaller incisions, decreased blood loss, less pain, quicker healing time and the ability to pinpoint locations very precisely. Automated systems that support surgeons in procedures such as the implantation of prosthetics used in hip replacements are becoming a more common fixture in the operating room.

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High-Voltage Amplifiers Offers High Performance, Attractive Pricing

July 15, 2010 7:04 am | Trek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TREK Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high-voltage power amplifiers and high-performance electrostatic instrumentation, introduced its 2200 Series of 40 Watt high voltage amplifiers.

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