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St. Jude Medical wins another CE Mark for cardiac ablation device

June 18, 2010 8:35 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc. won another CE Mark from the European Union for a cardiac ablation device, this time for its cryogenic Therapy Cool Flex catheter. By Brandon Glenn St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) won CE Mark approval in the European Union for a cryogenic cardiac ablation...

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Zoll wins three-year AED contract in U.K.

June 18, 2010 8:35 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Zoll Medical Corp. wins a three-year contract with Britain's national heart charity, the British Heart Foundation, to be its exclusive supplier of automated external defibrillators. Zoll Medical Corp. (NSDQ:ZOLL) landed a lucrative deal as the British Heart Foundation's...

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Mylan Receives Approval for Generic Version of Zocor® Tablets

June 18, 2010 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH , June 18 /- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Matrix Laboratories Limited has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Simvastatin Tablets USP, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg,...

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Novavax CEO to Present at Phacilitate Vaccine Forum Barcelona 2010

June 18, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ROCKVILLE, Md. , June 18 /- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX ) a clinical-stage vaccine company, announced today that Dr. Rahul Singhvi , President and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the Phacilitate Vaccine Forum Barcelona 2010 conference on June 21 and June 22, 2010 at The...

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St. Jude gets European approval for heart device

June 18, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. said Friday it received European regulatory approval for its Therapy Cool Flex Ablation Catheter, aimed treating irregular heartbeats.St. Jude's Therapy Cool is currently not approved in the U.S.Shares of St. Jude fell 3 cents to $37.77 in morning...

LED Driver Has Dimming Control

June 18, 2010 6:20 am | Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited announces the CC3512H Series DC-DC constant current LED driver power supply. Its waterproof design meets IP66 and NEMA4.

Pushbuttons Conserve Behind-Panel Space

June 18, 2010 6:09 am | Nkk Switches | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, offers the LP01 Series of short body, illuminated and non-illuminated, tamper-resistant pushbuttons.

FPC Connector Is Ultra-Thin

June 18, 2010 5:49 am | Jae Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

A new ultra-thin FPC connector developed by Japan Aviation Electronics (JAE) has the lowest height in the industry. The FF07 Series FPC connector is ideal for use in slim and multi-function portable medical/industrial devices and other products requiring low profile connectors.

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Miniature Linear Scale Designed for Tight Spaces

June 18, 2010 5:41 am | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Known for its high quality miniature scales, Numerik Jena offers the Kit L4 encoder, a minimum configuration of a length-measuring system for use in situations where installation space is limited.

Medicare reimbursement cuts take effect

June 18, 2010 5:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Starting today, doctors face a 21 percent cut in Medicare reimbursement rates, after a Senate vote late June 17 to enact cuts mandated by sustainable growth rate legislation. The U.S. Senate voted late June 17 not to block a 21 percent reduction in Medicare reimbursement rates,...

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MADIT-CRT Trial Data Show Women Received Greater Benefit From CRT-Ds Than Men

June 18, 2010 4:34 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass. and NICE, France, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced results from a sub-analysis of the MADIT-CRT trial data that showed women received a greater clinical

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Vitamin D deficiency confirmed as common across a range of rheumatic conditions

June 18, 2010 4:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) Two separate studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with a range of rheumatic diseases, with over half of all patients having below the "normal" healthy levels of vitamin D (48-145 nmol/L) in their bodies. A further...

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Genealogy may affect clinical differences in systemic lupus erythmatosus patients

June 18, 2010 12:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) The effects of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may differ based on the individual patient's genealogical heritage, according to results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2010, the Annual Congress of the European League Against...

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Expression of certain transporter proteins may predict resistance to drug therapy

June 18, 2010 12:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) The expression of a transporter protein called the breast cancer resistance protein in rheumatoid arthritis patients may indicate higher disease activity and could be a barrier to the effectiveness of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs,...

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TGen partner, PBS-Bio, makes first breakthrough drug analysis

June 18, 2010 12:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Predictive Biomarker Sciences Inc. has completed its first drug analysis, enabling Canadian biotech company PharmaGap Inc. to significantly advance a potentially significant anti-cancer medication.

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