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Sector Wrap: Industrial stocks

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of industrial stocks sank as much as 10.5 percent Thursday as the broader market tumbled.The Standard & Poor's industrials index fell as low as 247.82 in trading Thursday before recovering to close at 267.43.The Dow Jones industrials plunged nearly 1,000 points in one of its most...

Sequenom 1Q loss widens on costs, margins

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Diagnostic test maker Sequenom Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter loss widened on higher costs and expenses and lower margins.The company lost $16.9 million, or 27 cents per share, compared with a loss of $17.5 million, or 29 cents per share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose 22...

CareFusion records fiscal 3Q loss on tax charge

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CareFusion Corp., which until recently was a unit of Cardinal Health Inc., reported a net loss for its fiscal third quarter Thursday because of a tax-related charge.Results missed analyst estimates, sending shares down after hours.For the quarter ended March 31, the medical device company...


Halozyme posts smaller 1Q loss as costs fall

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Halozyme Therapeutics reported a smaller first-quarter loss Friday due to cutbacks on research and development spending.The biotechnology company said it lost $11.8 million, or 13 cents per share, compared with a loss of $14.7 million, or 18 cents per share a year ago. Revenue rose to $3.4...

Genoptix plunges as spending hurts 1Q profit

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Genoptix Inc. sank Friday after the diagnostic services company surprised Wall Street by posting lower first-quarter profit on a jump in spending.Late Thursday, Genoptix reported its net income decreased 10 percent to $5.3 million, or 29 cents per share, from $5.9 million, or 33 cents...


Hooper Holmes 1Q loss narrows on lower costs

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hooper Holmes Inc., which screens applicants and evaluates injury claims for insurance companies, on Friday reported a narrower first-quarter loss as costs declined.The company said it lost $704,000, or a penny per share, compared with a loss of $1.8 million, or 3 cents per share, during the...


Essential Ingredients for Orthopedic Implants

May 7, 2010 6:02 am | by Tony Listro | Articles | Comments

Metal is no longer the only material option when discussing orthopedic implants. A variety of polymers are being indicated for both long term and bioresorbable devices. Additives and active pharmaceutical ingredients are also being utilized with these materials. This article examines the opportunities realized when using polymers for orthopedic implants.


Considerations for Outsourced Injection Molded Parts and Prototypes

May 6, 2010 10:36 am | by Brad Cleveland | Proto Labs, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Having a reliable external injection molded components supplier on speed dial seems like a more common requirement for today’s medical device design engineer. However, prior to making that choice, there are a number of aspects to evaluate


Nurses Gain Helping Hand From Motor Solutions

May 5, 2010 11:22 am | by Joe Martino | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Motors are used to enable a device to move a patient from one location to another without any chance of back injury to healthcare professionals.

Omnify Empower Mitigates CAPA Woes

May 5, 2010 10:46 am | by Omnify Software | Articles | Comments

Omnify's robust software suite aligns PLM with quality measures to achieve FDA compliance.

Medical Components Manufacturer upgrades to OpenDMIS Software

May 5, 2010 10:34 am | by Xspect Solutions | Articles | Comments

An unfavorable experience with PCDMIS software upgrading, led Connecticut precision CNC machining company, Tomz Corporation, to purchase a new Wenzel machine with OpenDMIS software.

Preparing for Changes in the Regulatory Landscape

May 5, 2010 10:13 am | by Tim Mohn | Articles | Comments

With the constant tightening of FDA regulations, one must wonder what impact greater regulatory scrutiny will have on companies within the device industry. Or, perhaps more accurately, what do companies need to be doing now to prepare for regulations when they can’t yet know just what form these regulations will ultimately take?

Simulution Relies on SensAble Technologies’ Haptic Devices to Create Touch-Enabled Orthopedic Surgery Simulator

May 5, 2010 8:38 am | by Simulution | Articles | Comments

A new technology enables surgeons to practice delicate spinal procedures virtually, with less risk and improved patient outcomes.

Twin-Sheet Forming is the Best Medicine

May 5, 2010 7:38 am | by Specialty Manufacturing Inc. | Articles | Comments

When is a medical tray not a tray? When it’s a crash bumper, a patient’s walker, or a makeshift briefcase. Philips Medical Systems knew from experience that its portable medical devices needed to be able to withstand abuse far outside the scope of the intended design.

Purple Color Differentiation is a Life Saver When Feeding Critical Care Patients

May 5, 2010 7:23 am | by Applied Medical Technology, Inc. | Articles | Comments

When Applied Medical Technology, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of niche medical and surgical products, wanted to re-design its feed set systems to add a distinctive purple color, it chose an RTP 700 Series precolored low density polyethylene compound from RTP Company for the feed set strap.


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