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Boston Scientific resolves issues of 2006 warning

August 11, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. said Wednesday the Food and Drug Administration said issues tied to a 2006 warning letter from the agency about how the medical device maker handled complaints have been resolved.The letter related to quality management systems the company had in place, and it came after...

'Needle-free' intervention as natural vaccine against malaria

August 11, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) A study published in the journal Science Translation Medicine proposes that preventative treatment with affordable and safe antibiotics in people living in areas with intense malaria transmission has the potential to act as a...

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Good news: Light and moderate physical activity reduces the risk of early death

August 11, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) A new study by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Cambridge University and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has found that even light or moderate intensity physical activity, such as walking or...

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New diabetes risk assessment developed

August 11, 2010 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Leicester) A team from the University of Leicester, led by Professor Melanie Davies from the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and Professor Kamlesh Khunti from the Department of Health Sciences, has developed an easy way for people to assess their risk of having diabetes.

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Boston Scientific Resolves Corporate Warning Letter

August 11, 2010 11:32 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has been notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that all issues cited in the Company's corporate wa

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Novacare LLC Products: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

August 11, 2010 11:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Products marketed as dietary supplement sexual enhancers for men contain undeclared sulfoaildenafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

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The Essential Laser for Orthopedics

August 11, 2010 10:45 am | by Todd Dickson | Articles | Comments

The “futuristic” technology of lasers is not so far fetched anymore. In fact, most don’t give them a second thought. They are used in a variety of industries, including both the manufacture of medical devices and in the finished devices themselves. This article reviews the critical role of lasers in the development of orthopedic implants and the key role they serve.

NC chemical firm buys Medford's Doe & Ingalls

August 11, 2010 10:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Doe & Ingalls Inc., a chemical distribution firm in Medford, has been acquired by Doe & Ingalls Management LLC, an independent operation headquartered in Durham, N.C.

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Utilizing ERP and PLM Technologies

August 11, 2010 10:23 am | by Omnify | Articles | Comments

Medical Device Manufacturers’ business needs have changed significantly over the past several years, evolving the roles that technology plays within their manufacturing process. Two key technologies, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), have developed into critical success factors for these manufacturers.

Luna Innovations begins search for new CEO

August 11, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Molecular and sensing technologies maker Luna Innovations Inc. says a search is under way for new CEO to succeed founder Kent Murphy.Roanoke-based Luna had previously announced Murphy's resignation as part of a leadership transition plan.The company said Tuesday that Murphy will remain on its...

Positive Displacement Needleless Connectors and Bloodstream Infections: Initial Communication

August 11, 2010 8:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Several peer-reviewed clinical studies report an increase in bloodstream infections following the introduction and use of positive displacement needleless connectors in healthcare facilities, as well as a reduction in infections after changing to another

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Century Old Company Stays Competitive by Designing for Manufacturability

August 11, 2010 8:19 am | by A. T. W. Companies | Articles | Comments

The ATW Companies (A. T. Wall Company, located in Warwick, RI, Judson A. Smith Company, located in Boyertown, PA, and Parmatech Corporation, based in Petaluma, CA.) have found a niche as a valuable resource and strategic partner with its customers, rather than simply a supplier. By focusing on the factors driving its customers’ business and communicating with them to solve their problems, the firm has earned a reputation for making its customers successful.

Elsevier launches Malaria Nexus, global malaria resource

August 11, 2010 7:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Malaria Nexus, Elsevier's Global Malaria Resource.

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CNC Plasma Cutter Offers Ease of Operation

August 11, 2010 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Techno Inc. offers the HPLC CNC Plasma Cutter Series, a low cost, operator-friendly machine, designed for small to mid-sized shops that wish to bring their manual plasma process to a whole new level.

Corrosion-Resistant Plating Provided on Valves

August 11, 2010 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Noshok has recently experienced excellent results with salt spray (fog) corrosion testing on samples of its valve products using Zinc Nickel (ZnNi) plating.

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