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Ohio med-device start-ups win grants

May 24, 2010 9:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Fluence Therapeutics Inc. and Dysphagia each land a $25,000 grant to develop a drug/device combination for psoriasis and a neurostimulation device for the eponymous swallowing disorder, respectively. By Mary Vanac Two northeast Ohio start-ups that are developing treatments for...

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AACR CEO Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), Receives 2010 Philadelphia Pinnacle Award

May 24, 2010 8:36 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA - The American Association for Cancer Research Chief Executive Officer Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), received the 2010 Philadelphia Pinnacle Award on May 22. The prestigious award is presented by the Millay Club to Philadelphians who reach the pinnacle of their...

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LHC Group expands into Idaho

May 24, 2010 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Home health provider LHC Group Inc. says it has reached a partnership agreement with a major Idaho home nursing company.Specific terms of the deal with Idaho Home Health and Hospice were not disclosed Monday. The company operates in 28 counties from nine locations in Idaho. The region has about...

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Low Pass Filters Have Frequency Ranges From DC to 100 Through 500 MHz

May 24, 2010 6:37 am | Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has introduced a line of low pass filters, the CLPFL Series. Five models, with frequency ranges from DC to 100 through 500 MHz, compose the CLPFL line

Boston Scientific Announces Collaborations on Cardiovascular Imaging Technology With Philips and Siemens

May 24, 2010 6:35 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Company's iLab® Ultrasound Imaging System compatible with leading X-ray systems

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Speed Controller for Brushless DC Motors with Hall Sensors

May 24, 2010 6:26 am | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The maxon motor DEC module 50/5 controller is a digital amplifier with speed controller for controlling brushless DC motors with Hall sensors up to 250 watts.

High Performance BGA Socket for 0.4-mm Pitch BGA 400 Pin ICs

May 24, 2010 6:20 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics offers a high performance BGA socket for 0.4mm pitch BGA 400 pin ICs. The CG-BGA-5009 socket is designed for 8.0 X 8.0 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss.

Gentiva Health plans nearly $1B Odyssey buy

May 24, 2010 6:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Home health provider Gentiva Health Services Inc. said Monday it plans to spend nearly $1 billion in cash to buy hospice firm Odyssey HealthCare Inc. in a move to create the nation's largest provider of home health and hospice care.Atlanta-based Gentiva said it will pay $27 per share for...

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Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD Announces: Vets' Deaths Are Not Suicides or 'Overdoses' but Sudden Cardiac Deaths Due to Prescription Antipsychotics and Antidepressants

May 24, 2010 5:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

EL CAJON, Calif. , May 24 /- Fred A. Baughman Jr. , MD today announced the results of his research into the "series" of veterans' deaths acknowledged by the Surgeon General of the Army. Upon reading the May 24, 2008 , Charleston (WV) Gazette article "Vets Taking Post Traumatic Stress...

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Fitch revises Agilent outlook to 'positive'

May 24, 2010 5:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fitch Ratings raised its outlook for Agilent Technologies Inc. to "Positive" from "Stable" and affirmed several other ratings for the scientific instrument maker.Fitch said it affirmed its investment grade BBB ratings for the Santa Clara, Calif., company's issuer default rating, senior...

Athersys stem cell therapy wins scientists' plaudits

May 24, 2010 4:36 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Athersys Inc. wins plaudits from scientists for the potential of its its stem cell-based therapies for heart attack, stroke and spinal cord injury at its investors day in New York. By Mary Vanac Doctors and researchers at the Athersys Inc. (NSDQ:ATHX) investor meeting in New...

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Immune evasion common in many viruses, bacteria and parasites is uncommon in M. tuberculosis

May 23, 2010 10:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered that the strategy of "immune evasion" common to many viruses, bacteria and parasites, is uncommon to M. tuberculosis where the antigens remain strikingly...

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Groundbreaking Study Published in Nature Biotechnology Demonstrates Sensitivity of Single Molecule Test for Detection of Prostate Cancer

May 23, 2010 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , May 23 /- Quanterix Corporation, the single molecule diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing high sensitivity tests, announced the publication of a breakthrough study of the company's proprietary technology that demonstrates an unprecedented...

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CerviLenz aims to lower preterm birth rate

May 21, 2010 8:36 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A disposable device made by Chagrin Falls, Ohio-based CerviLenz Inc. aims to take the guesswork out of determining the risk of premature birth. By Mary Vanac A disposable device made by Chagrin Falls, Ohio-based CerviLenz Inc. aims to take the guesswork out of determining the...

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Study: Devicemakers Fall Behind Other Industries in Innovation

May 21, 2010 2:35 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

A business model that focuses on developing first-of-kind products could be crippling device innovation.

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