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Alexion's R.I. site approved as second drug manufacturing site

August 23, 2010 1:35 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Smithfield, R.I.-based manufacturing facility as a second source of commercial supply its drug Soliris, a treatment for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.


PRA International to Exhibit at ESC's Annual Conference

August 23, 2010 1:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization, will exhibit our cardiology expertise and experience at the European Society of Cardiology's (ESC) annual conference in Stockholm, Sweden from 28 August to 1 September 2010. At PRA booth...


Quest Diagnostics' Care360â„¢ EHR Module Receives Preliminary ARRA IFR Stage 1 Certification

August 23, 2010 1:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MADISON, N.J., Aug. 23 /- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX ), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced that its Care360™ Electronic Health Record (EHR), Version 2010.1, has been inspected by the Certification Commission for Health...


Q & A with Nobel laureate Lee Hartwell

August 23, 2010 1:34 pm | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

Lee Hartwell, chief scientist at the ASU Biodesign Institute's Center for Sustainable Health, discusses his recent retirement and new role as director emeritus. read more


Medical device group spent $380,000 on 2Q lobbying

August 23, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The medical device industry's chief advocacy group spent nearly $380,000 lobbying the federal government in the second quarter of 2010, according to a recent disclosure form.AdvaMed, or the Advanced Medical Technology Association, lobbied on efforts in Congress to make it easier for patients to...

Harvard Bioscience buys lab tool maker Coulbourn

August 23, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical instruments maker Harvard Bioscience Inc. said Monday it has acquired Coulbourn Instruments, a private company that makes lab equipment for assessing learning and memory.Harvard Bioscience did not disclose financial details of the acquisition.It estimates the total market for the...

Alnylam data supports 'silencing' of gene linked to Parkinson's

August 23, 2010 8:31 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. is releasing early data that shows its RNAi therapeutic technology may be able to "silence" a gene associated with Parkinson's disease. It has already happened in a pre-clinical trial, testing the technology on a group of non-human primates.

Extera Partners hires life sciences vet Bernitz

August 23, 2010 8:31 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Steve Bernitz has taken the role of general partner at Cambridge-based Extera Partners, a life sciences-focused firm specializing in partnerships, acquisitions and new product commercialization.


Finite Element Analysis Software Designed for Large Deformation Problems

August 23, 2010 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The finite element analysis package, developed by Scientific Forming Technologies Corp., is specially designed for large deformation problems with complex contact.


Public Workshop - Medical Device User Fee Program Public Meeting, September 14, 2010

August 23, 2010 7:37 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is is announcing a public meeting on the reauthorization of the medical device user fee program. The current legislative authority for the medical device user fee program expires in September 2012 and new legislation will be required for FDA...


Sterilizable Brushless Motor Up to 100 Watts

August 23, 2010 7:36 am | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Maxon’s newly improved EC 22 motors are equipped with preloaded ball bearings and latest generation Neodymium permanent magnets.

Height Gage Offers Easy-to-Use Precision for Shop Floor Measurements

August 23, 2010 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed with production personnel in mind, the new Digimar 816 CL height gage from Mahr Federal provides highly accurate measurements without complicated procedures.

Rotary Encoders Available With Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Housings

August 23, 2010 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Posital's Magnetocode (MCD) absolute rotary encoders are available with heavy-duty stainless steel housings that make them ideal for use in harsh environments.

Biomerica gets European OK for dog allergy test

August 23, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Biomerica Inc. said Monday it has received European regulatory approval to sell a home test that consumers can use to determine if they are allergic to dogs.The biomedical company will sell the product through drug stores and other retailers in the European Union under the Fortel Dog allergy...


Covalon Technology third-quarter loss tightens as operating expenses fall

August 23, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Covalon Technologies Ltd. (TSXV:COV) says its third-quarter loss was cut in half, as the medical technology developer reduced costs by 40 per cent compared with the same period last year.Covalon's net loss was $647,223 in the three months ended June 30, down from $1.2 million in the...


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