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Counterfeit Polypropylene Surgical Mesh: Initial Communication

June 8, 2010 11:36 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

[UPDATED 06/08/2010] Recall classified as Class I. Various sizes of counterfeit flat sheets of polypropylene surgical mesh marketed in the U.S. labeled with the C. R. Bard/Davol brand name.

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Counterfeit Polypropylene Surgical Mesh Products Marketed as C. R. Bard/Davol

June 8, 2010 10:38 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Various sizes of counterfeit flat sheets of polypropylene surgical mesh have been marketed in the United States labeled with the C. R. Bard/Davol brand name. These meshes, specifically identified below, are NOT Bard-manufactured products.

Poor health? Easier for some to blame bad genes than change lifestyle

June 8, 2010 9:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Springer) Does knowing that genes are partly responsible for your health condition mean you are less likely to be motivated to find out about the benefits of behavioral changes? Those with the greatest need to change their behaviors are more likely to favor genetic explanations...

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CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Abstract Submission Deadline June 21

June 8, 2010 9:37 am | by AACR | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO - The deadline for submitting abstracts to the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is June 21, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. CT. The symposium invites abstracts of proffered papers on the experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis and therapy of breast...

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New opto acoustic focusing technology stabilizes tiny biological samples

June 8, 2010 8:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Purdue University researchers have developed a new method to fixate bacteria, viruses, and complex molecules like DNA inside liquid droplets by using both electric fields and laser light. The method may prove to be more effective and practical than separate light or sonic focusing units...

Total acquires interest in AE polysilicon, developer of a new polysilicon Production technology

June 8, 2010 8:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Total announces that its subsidiary Total Gas & Power USA (SAS) has acquired a 25.4% interest in U.S. startup AE Polysilicon Corporation (AEP), which has developed an advanced technology to produce polysilicon for photovoltaic panels. The acquisition is being made through a reserved...

TSMC reveals plan for 3DIC designs based on Silicon interposers & TSV

June 8, 2010 8:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

According to a recent article from EETimes, Silicon foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) has expanded its ''platform'' initiative in an effort to speed up new designs in the foundry market. TSMC's initiative, dubbed the Open Innovation Platform (OIP), will now...

Cantel Medical fiscal 3Q profit edges higher

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

Cantel Medical Corp., which makes products used to prevent infections, said Tuesday its fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2.2 percent as sales grew in the company's largest divisions.Cantel said its profit grew to $4.3 million from $4.2 million. On a per-share basis, net income was unchanged...

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RWJF and Pew award 6 grants to examine the impact of policy on people's health

June 8, 2010 7:42 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Burness Communications) The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, today announced more than $1 million in grants to six projects that will conduct health impact assessments at the state and local levels.

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Biogen Idec and Elan initiate first-of-its-kind patient-reported outcomes research program in MS

June 8, 2010 7:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(GCI Health) Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN), in collaboration with EPI-Q, Inc. and Avatar International, LLC, today announced the launch of My MS Health, a first-of-its-kind, web-based, patient-reported outcomes (PRO) research program. My MS Health...

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Tennessee judge rules no preemption in Stryker hip implant suit

June 8, 2010 5:41 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A federal judge in Tennessee rules that preemption does not apply in a product liability lawsuit over a Stryker Corp. hip implant. A federal judge in Tennessee ruled that preemption does not apply in the case of a product liability lawsuit over an allegedly defective Stryker...

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Public Meeting - Array-Based Cytogenetic Tests: Questions on Performance Evaluation, Result Reporting and Interpretation, June 30, 2010

June 8, 2010 5:36 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The purpose of this public meeting is to seek input on challenges related to performance evaluation, determination of clinical significance, result reporting, and interpretation for array-based cytogenetic tests.

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Federal Register: Array-Based Cytogenetic Tests: Questions on Performance Evaluation, Result Reporting and Interpretation; Public Meeting; Request for Comments

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

The purpose of this public meeting is to seek input on challenges related to performance evaluation, determination of clinical significance, result reporting, and interpretation for array-based cytogenetic tests.

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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...

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