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Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Premarket Approval of Medical Devices

June 8, 2010 5:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

FDA is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency.

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Quebec's TSO3 told to resubmit data for sterilization device to regulator

June 8, 2010 4:10 am | News | Comments

A U.S. regulator has instructed Quebec-based TSO3 Inc. (TSX:TOS) to resubmit additional data and documentation for its Sterizone 125L sterilizer.The Canadian medical equipment maker says it's confident it will obtain U.S. approval for the device but unsure of how long it will take.Based in Quebec...

tok & IBM Developed a High Temperature Tolerant Temporary Adhesive for Use in the TSV Process for 3D LSIs

June 8, 2010 3:41 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd. announces the company has sucessfully developed a high temperature tolerant temporary adhesive for use in the Zero NewtonⓇ wafer handling system. The new adhesive enhances the Through Silicon Via (TSV) formation process by offering a higher temperature...

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Study links long sleep duration to an increased risk of metabolic syndrome in older adults

June 7, 2010 8:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Participants reporting a daily sleep duration of eight hours or more including naps were 15 percent more likely to have metabolic syndrome. This relationship remained unchanged after full adjustment for potential confounders. Participants who...

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More adults report excessive sleepiness in the US than in Europe

June 7, 2010 8:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Results indicate that 19.5 percent of US adults reported having moderate to excessive sleepiness, which was comparable between men and women. Furthermore, 11 percent of participants reported severe sleepiness, which was more prevalent in women...

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Study links sleep apnea in children and teens to lower academic grades

June 7, 2010 8:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea was linked to lower academic grades and behavioral concerns expressed by parents and teachers. Students with moderate to severe OSA averaged a half-letter grade lower than those without sleep-disordered...

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Precision Tube and Finishing

June 7, 2010 8:33 pm | Laserage Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Laserage Technology Corp. (MD&M East Booth 2372) partners with medical OEMs by providing extensive laser processing capabilities and custom cable assembly services.

Balloon Inspection System Provides Both Visual Inspection and Dimensional Measurements

June 7, 2010 8:26 pm | Interface Catheter Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

The BVIS-2000 operates with a sophisticated vision system and analysis program with an intuitive user interface.

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Minimally Invasive Device Solutions for Vascular Applications

June 7, 2010 8:15 pm | Creganna-Tactx Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Creganna-Tactx Medical (MD&M East Booth 2311) are experts in minimally invasive device solutions for vascular applications.

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Hybrid Coupling Combines Fluid, Electronics, Tubing, and Cable

June 7, 2010 8:06 pm | Colder Products Company | Product Releases | Comments

Colder Products Company will debut its new hybrid connector to integrate fluidics and electronics into a single connection point at the MD&M East show, June 8-10 (Booth 1755).

The MassDevice Weekly Checkup: June 8, 2010

June 7, 2010 7:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Taking the financial temperature of the medical devices industry. Our Weekly Checkup takes the temperature of the medical device industry's three largest U.S. clusters: Massachusetts, California and Minnesota. The MassDevice Indices are weighted according to market...

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Non-IV-administered medication just as effective in stopping seizures

June 7, 2010 2:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) When seizures strike, the most immediate goal for caregivers is to get appropriate medication to the patient as quickly as possible to stop the seizing activity.In a paper published in the June Academic Emergency Medicine, UC...

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Report: Reimbursement codes block innovative surgical techniques

June 7, 2010 1:40 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Commercialization costs and bureaucratic red tape keep device makers from bringing more advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques into the spectrum of care, according to a report from design and engineering firm Cambridge Consultants. Entrepreneurs in the minimally...

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Tenet ends talks with Australian hospital operator

June 7, 2010 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. said Monday ended talks with Healthscope Ltd., an Australian hospital company it had considered buying.Tenet said information about its talks with Healthscope was made public prematurely. As a result, it said it could not make a case to shareholders...

Study: Mining is a major driver of sub-Saharan Africa's TB epidemic

June 7, 2010 12:41 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Brown University) A study by Mark Lurie of Brown University and an international team of researchers has developed the first statistical evidence linking mining to high rates of tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa. The exponential rise in TB in the region had been attributed to...

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