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Covidien completes ev3 acquisition

July 13, 2010 7:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Health-care products maker Covidien plc has completed its buyout of ev3 Inc., a Minnesota developer of peripheral vascular and neurovascular technologies, for about $2.6 billion in cash and investments.

Couplings Provide High Torsional Stiffness for Precision Positioning

July 13, 2010 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

ServoClass Couplings from Zero-Max are ideal for the precision positioning requirements and high reverse load characteristics of today’s challenging AC and DC servomotor applications.

Oscillators Offer HCMOS Output with TCXO Accuracy in Small Package

July 13, 2010 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions, recently announced an expansion of its HCMOS oscillator line with the new FOX251 Ultra Miniature series TCXO.


Custom Electrical Terminals Simplify Assembly of Overmolded Devices

July 13, 2010 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

ETCO Custom Electrical Terminals for overmolded devices are manufactured to specification in sizes from 0.008 to 0.09 in. thick with ±0.002 in. tolerances and are supplied on reels or loose for use with various automation systems.

Stock Shape Acetals and Nylons Ideal for Machining Parts

July 13, 2010 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Produced in ISO 9001:2000 certified facilities from premium grade resins, Ensinger materials show consistently low internal stress that leads to dimensional stability and the ability to hold tighter tolerances.

Obesity is associated with reduced sensitivity to fat

July 13, 2010 5:43 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds marked differences between obese and lean men...


Prompt actions halt alarming infection outbreak at Dallas hospital

July 13, 2010 5:43 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Rapid identification and aggressive infection control measures allowed a Dallas hospital to stop the spread of Acinetobacter baumannii, a type of bacteria that has become increasingly prevalent in healthcare facilities and is...


MEMS & Sensors for Smartphones Report

July 13, 2010 5:42 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

When Sensing Comes Right into your Pocket!


RXi Pharmaceuticals lands SBIR grant

July 13, 2010 5:42 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Worcester-based RNAi-focused therapeutics firm RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp. has won an Advanced Technology Small Business Innovation Research grant in the amount of $300,000 per year for two years.

Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Testing Communications on Medical Devices and Radiation-Emitting Products

July 13, 2010 5:41 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency.


A Turning Point for Genetic Testing

July 13, 2010 5:36 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The FDA plans to overhaul its regulation of the increasingly common diagnostic tests.


Federal Register: Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests; Public Meeting; Change of Meeting Location

July 13, 2010 5:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The public meeting will be held at The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College, 3501 University Blvd. E, Hyattsville, MD 20783.


Ala. bank told to hand over pastor's records

July 13, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

First Financial Bank of Bessemer has been ordered to hand over financial records about pastor J. Scott Moore, who is suspected by HealthSouth Corp. of hiding money for Richard Scrushy, the company's former CEO.The Jefferson County Circuit Court late last week authorized subpoenas ordering the...

The Arthur G. Russell Co.'s Robert Ensminger explains the value of custom automation solutions

July 12, 2010 12:32 pm | by MDTeditor | Videos | Comments

Robert J. Ensminger, President of The Arthur G. Russell Co., Inc., highlights the capabilities of the company as an automation systems solution provider for medical device manufacturers. Additionally, he discusses the value of custom capabilities when implementing an automation solution...

Epson Robot's Phil Baratti talks robotic solutions to help production times

July 12, 2010 12:32 pm | by MDTeditor | Videos | Comments

Phil Baratti, Applications Engineering Manager at Epson Robots, shows several new robots with enhanced functionality for medical device manufacturing. Visit to find out more about Eastman Chemical Co.


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