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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.

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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.

Sealed Handheld Enclosures Are Stylish and Robust

July 15, 2010 6:58 am | Teko Enclosures, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

TEKO have extended their TEKBOX enclosures range to include sealed versions rated IP65, similar to NEMA 4. As a result, these modern hand-held enclosures can now be used in harsher industrial environments. 

Carbon Nanotube-Enhanced PEEK Products Suitable for Medical

July 15, 2010 6:51 am | Solvay Specialty Polymers | Product Releases | Comments

Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC is partnering with Entegris Inc.’s TEGO Polymers unit to develop and market advanced carbon nanotube-enhanced PEEK products suited for a range of emerging applications in the medical industry.

Peking University People's Hospital Partners with IBM to Build China's First Evidence-Based Patient Centric Care System

July 15, 2010 6:35 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM and Peking University People's Hospital (People's Hospital) have built an evidence-based patient centric care (ePC3) system to enable cooperation and resource sharing among medical services providers for improved patient care.

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IBM Bolsters Scientific Research to Improve Healthcare Quality and Costs

July 15, 2010 6:34 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM today announced plans to enlist some of the company's leading scientists and technologists to help medical practitioners and insurance companies provide high-quality, evidence-based care to patients. As part of this initiative, IBM is collaborating with clinicians in numerous medical...

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BioMimetic publicly offers $42.5 million in stock

July 15, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioMimetic Therapeutics will offer $42.5 million in common stock to the public, the biotechnology company said Thursday.The 5 million shares are being sold for $8.50 apiece, marking a 7 percent discount from Wednesday's closing price of $9.16.Shares in BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc. slipped 17...

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