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A New Class of Medical Products: Smart Connections with RFID Ensure Patient Safety

May 7, 2010 12:50 pm | by Colder Products | White Papers

Countless companies worldwide use radio frequency identification (RFID) to improve internal efficiencies, adding to their value proposition and increasing product or process safety. The technology is especially useful to medical device manufacturers, who must ensure the safety of their products and production processes to protect patients.

Powering Ahead to a Successful Design

May 7, 2010 11:39 am | by Benjamin Du | Renata/Sy Kessler Sales | Articles | Comments

Power sources for medical devices must accommodate numerous requirements, from duration to size to durability. The market offers a plethora of choices of both primary (non-rechargeable) and secondary (rechargeable) batteries in a great variety of shapes, sizes, and chemistries. This article focuses on design considerations for primary cells, with a brief look at secondary cells.

Applying Tech: Orthopedics

May 7, 2010 11:29 am | Tecomet | Articles | Comments

How Are You Influencing Orthopedic Technology? Dr. Greg Hetland President, International

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Applying Tech: Portable Medical, Part II

May 7, 2010 11:28 am | Intertech Development Company, Analog Devices, Inc. | Articles | Comments

How Are You Influencing Portable Medical Technology? Dr. Robin Sarah Tichy Technical Marketing Engineer, Micro Power Electronics Inc. Micro Power Electronics specializes in the design and manufacture of custom battery packs that power portable medical devices.

Applying Tech: Portable Medical, Part I

May 7, 2010 11:28 am | Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. | Articles | Comments

How Are You Influencing Portable Medical Technology? Clark Hummel Application Engineer Manager, Intelligent Motion Systems Inc.

Ensuring Success With a Rubber Molding Partner via the 3 Ds

May 7, 2010 7:58 am | by Holly Dorland | Articles | Comments

“The molding process is most effective when the designer and the molding company work closely from the beginning of the design process all the way to first article. Many molding concerns can be addressed at the design phase. It takes

Nanosphere takes larger 1Q loss as expenses rise

May 7, 2010 7:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Genetic testing products maker Nanosphere reported a larger first-quarter loss Thursday as costs, including stock-based compensation, rose.Nanosphere said it lost $8.6 million, compared with the $8.2 million a year earlier. Because it has more stock on the market, its per-share loss was only 31...

Tricare ends regional contract with insurer Aetna

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Defense Department's health care program for military members and their families has reversed a decision it made last summer and awarded a contract worth about $17 billion to Health Net Inc. over another insurer, Aetna Inc.The Tricare program had awarded the contract for its North region to...

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Stock option benefit narrows Cytori 1Q loss

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cytori Therapeutics, which makes products used in adult stem cell harvesting and research, reported Thursday that its losses narrowed, largely due to a change in the value of stock options.The company lost $2.4 million, or 6 cents per share, compared with $6.1 million, or 20 cents per share a...

Edwards Lifesciences to Webcast Annual Meeting of Stockholders

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, will host its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Thursday, May 13, 2010 beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT (1:00 pm ET) at the corporate headquarters in Irvine, California.A live...

MWI Veterinary sees 33 pct rise in net income

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc. said its fiscal second-quarter net income jumped 33 percent, as the acquisition of Centaur Services Ltd. helped boost revenue.The Meridian, Idaho, company said it earned $7.7 million, or 62 cents per share, in the three months that ended March 31. That compares with...

Sector Wrap: Industrial stocks

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of industrial stocks sank as much as 10.5 percent Thursday as the broader market tumbled.The Standard & Poor's industrials index fell as low as 247.82 in trading Thursday before recovering to close at 267.43.The Dow Jones industrials plunged nearly 1,000 points in one of its most...

Sequenom 1Q loss widens on costs, margins

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Diagnostic test maker Sequenom Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter loss widened on higher costs and expenses and lower margins.The company lost $16.9 million, or 27 cents per share, compared with a loss of $17.5 million, or 29 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose 22...

CareFusion records fiscal 3Q loss on tax charge

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CareFusion Corp., which until recently was a unit of Cardinal Health Inc., reported a net loss for its fiscal third quarter Thursday because of a tax-related charge.Results missed analyst estimates, sending shares down after hours.For the quarter ended March 31, the medical device company...

Halozyme posts smaller 1Q loss as costs fall

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Halozyme Therapeutics reported a smaller first-quarter loss Friday due to cutbacks on research and development spending.The biotechnology company said it lost $11.8 million, or 13 cents per share, compared with a loss of $14.7 million, or 18 cents per share a year ago. Revenue rose to $3.4...

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