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Improving Patient Safety: Automating Specimen Collection and Transfusion Management Reduces Errors

July 21, 2010 10:36 am | by Kelly Feist | Articles | Comments

Diagnostic laboratories have an important role to play in ensuring patient safety. The chance for human errors and omissions is high in specimen collection, testing, and blood transfusions because these processes have so many manual steps. Automating specimen collection and transfusion management can create closed loop systems that virtually eliminate errors in labeling of specimens, incorrect patient draws, and incorrect transfusions.

SurgiVision slashes price of planned IPO

July 21, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker SurgiVision Inc. slashed the price of its expected initial public offering on Wednesday.The company, which makes devices designed to help physicians see inside a patient's body using MRI technology, plans to offer 2.5 million shares for $9 to $11 apiece for expected...

SemBiosys expands into Cambridge

July 21, 2010 9:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

SemBioSys Genetics Inc., a Calgary, Alberta, based developer of biosimilar drug candidates, proteins and oils, reports that it is opening a Cambridge office, and hiring a president of U.S. and international operations.


China Yongxin Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces the Expansion of Its Chain of Retail Stores to 110 Stores

July 21, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHANGCHUN, China and LOS ANGELES , July 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Yongxin Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CYXN) ("China Yongxin" or the "Company"), one of the leading health products distribution and retail sales companies in China , today announced the opening of seven new...


Trinity Orthopedics Receives Patent Allowance for Sagittally Stable Spinal Fixation System

July 21, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO , July 21 /- Trinity Orthopedics LLC, a medical device company that develops and markets products for minimally invasive spine surgery, announced today that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a monoplanar pedicle screw method,...


ID Experts Announces RADARâ„¢: A HITECH Risk Assessment Tool for Healthcare Security Breach Incidents Affecting Patient Privacy

July 21, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEAVERTON, Ore. , July 21 /- Whenever there is a security breach of any size involving protected health information (PHI), the healthcare industry is now required under the HITECH Act to complete an incident-specific risk assessment.  ID Experts®, the leader in comprehensive...


Latina Actress and Author Dayanara Torres Launches Online Asthma Education Resource for Hispanic Community in Partnership with Merck and AAFA

July 21, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MIAMI , July 21 /- Understanding and managing asthma is not always easy, especially without adequate patient resources. That's why Puerto Rican actress, author and mother of two children with asthma, Dayanara Torres , has partnered with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)...


Uses and Advances of Computed Tomography for Medical Device Analysis

July 21, 2010 7:30 am | by Julien Noel | Articles | Comments

Computed tomography (CT) has come a long way since its public inception in 1972. The rapid improvement of computer technology and the increasing capabilities of CT scans have gone hand in hand. CT scans that used to take hours are now being completed in seconds. This increase in capabilities has led to CT scans being used more often and in more ways than ever before. The use of CT in the medical nondestructive testing (NDT) field is one example that has grown tremendously in the past few years, and it is also the focus of the following article.


EndoChoice® Triples Facility Space to Address Growing Customer Base

July 21, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ALPHARETTA, Ga. , July 21 /- EndoChoice, Inc. today announced that it has moved its corporate headquarters to a new location in Alpharetta, Georgia .  The new 30,000 square foot corporate headquarters is three times larger than its previous facility, and features a state-of-the-art...


Alere Inc. Schedules Conference Call for 10:00 a.m. ET July 28, 2010 to Discuss Second Quarter 2010 Results

July 21, 2010 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass. , July 21 /- Alere Inc. (formerly known as Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc.) (NYSE: ALR ), a global leader in enabling individuals to take charge of their health at home through the merger of rapid diagnostics and health management, today announced that it will release...


Quest 2Q earnings rise, but outlook pummels shares

July 21, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Quest Diagnostics reported that second-quarter net income climbed 3 percent, yet the medical laboratory operator cut its annual guidance Wednesday because of falling revenue and shares tumbled 8 percent before the market opened.Visits to doctors' offices fell with so many people out of work or...

BioMimetic raises $45 million in stock offering

July 21, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc. said it generated about $45 million in proceeds after expenses from the sale of about 5.6 million shares in a public offering.The Franklin, Tenn., biotechnology company, which makes devices for musculoskeletal injuries, said Tuesday that underwriters exercised their...

Cara Therapeutics Secures $15 Million Series D Financing to Continue Clinical Development of CR845

July 21, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SHELTON, Conn. , July 21 /- Cara Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it had closed on a Series D financing of $15 million .  The round was led by new investor, Rho Ventures, with participation from previous investors Alta Biopharma, Ascent Biomedical Ventures, CT Innovations,...


Most men in long-term study of HIV report low use of illicit drugs

July 21, 2010 4:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Most older gay and bisexual men enrolled in a long-term study of HIV used recreational drugs infrequently over a 10-year period, report University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers at the XVIII...


Crystal IS, Inc. claims best-performing ultraviolet LEDs for water disinfection

July 21, 2010 2:35 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Crystal IS, Inc., a developer of ultraviolet LEDs (UVLEDs) reports that its has demonstrated that its efficient UVLEDs operating at 250nm have the necessary performance to replace mercury-based disinfectant lamps.


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