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Boston Scientific Announces First Patient Enrollment in MultiSENSE Clinical Trial

July 8, 2010 5:35 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced enrollment of the first patient in its MultiSENSE clinical trial. The trial is designed to evaluate multiple physiolog


Guidance for HDE Holders, Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), Clinical Investigators, and Food and Drug Administration Staff - Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) Regulation: ...

July 8, 2010 5:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This guidance document answers commonly asked questions about Humanitarian Use Devices (HUDs) and applications for Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) authorized by section 510(m)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act). This guidance doc


Alcon starts lawsuit trust, focuses on Novartis

July 8, 2010 2:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcon Inc.'s Independent Director Committee said Thursday it created a litigation trust with $50 million for litigation related to any deal between Alcon and a majority shareholder, with a focus on Novartis.The trust was formed to provide funds to commence, defend or maintain a lawsuit....


Michael Garippa Joins SynCardia as President

July 8, 2010 12:34 am | by SynCardia | News | Comments

SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced today that Michael Garippa, the CEO and President of TandemHeart for the last 8 years, has left the company to become SynCardia's new president. Rodger Ford will continue as SynCardia's CEO,...


1 in 4 Californian children have never seen a dentist, study finds

July 7, 2010 10:42 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - Los Angeles) A new UCLA Center for Health Policy Research study published in the July issue of Health Affairs reveals that in California, nearly 25 percent of children in the state have never seen a dentist and that disparities exist across race,...


Startup Aims to Bring Useless Farmland Back to Life

July 7, 2010 10:41 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The company is developing crops that tolerate salty soils.

Home care equivalent to hospital care for some patients with cystic fibrosis

July 7, 2010 10:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Patients with cystic fibrosis recover from exacerbations equally well if they are treated at home or in a hospital, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University. Furthermore, longer treatment with antibiotics does not appear to offer any...


Multistep Diagnostics on Paper

July 7, 2010 10:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A credit-card-sized diagnostic device can perform a task normally carried out by complex equipment.


Multiplying DNA One Drop at a Time

July 7, 2010 10:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

RainDance Technologies says its method of amplifying DNA in drops of water will expand clinical genetic testing.


Stryker to Host Conference Call on July 20, 2010

July 7, 2010 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

KALAMAZOO, Mich. , July 7 /- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK ) announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time , to discuss the Company's operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 , and provide an operational update. Operating...


New 3-D imaging techniques for improved lung cancer drug development

July 7, 2010 12:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Optical Society of America) Advanced imaging technologies that promise to improve effective drug development to treat lung cancer are the focus of the current issue of Optics Express, an open-access journal published by the Optical Society. Research outlines standardized...


ESC Congress 2010: The year's major event in cardiovascular medicine

July 7, 2010 12:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society of Cardiology) The European Society of Cardiology Congress 2010, the world's biggest international meeting in Cardiology will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, from Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2010.The scientific program for this year's ESC Congress is now complete and promises...


Nursing home operator faces $671M in damages

July 7, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. has been ordered to pay $671 million for failing to provide adequate staffing at its assisted-living facilities.A Humboldt County jury awarded the damages Tuesday in the class-action lawsuit against the company based in Foothill Ranch, more than seven months after...

OmniCure Creates Online Cost Savings Calculator

July 7, 2010 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

OmniCure has unveiled an Online Cost Savings Calculator for its Closed Loop Feedback and Intelli-Lamp.

FDA Launches Medical Device and Radiation-Emitting Product Transparency Website

July 7, 2010 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

The FDA launched the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Transparency website as part of the agency’s transparency initiative.



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