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Yale spin-off Mira Dx gets $1M from Conn. state fund

July 2, 2010 5:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Mira Dx Inc., a New Haven, Conn., startup that is making gene-based lab tests for disease susceptibility and response to various therapies, has taken in $1 million from Connecticut Innovations, as part of a $4 million Series A round.


Federal Register: Medical Devices; Availability of Safety and Effectiveness Summaries for Premarket Approval Applications.

July 2, 2010 5:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is publishing a list of premarket approval applications (PMAs) that have been approved. This ist is intended to inform the public of the availability of safety and effectiveness summaries of approved PMAs through the Internet and the agency?s...


China Medical Technologies to Announce Results for the First Fiscal Quarter Ended June 30, 2010 on August 16, 2010

July 2, 2010 3:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING , July 2 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Medical Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: CMED ), a leading China -based advanced in-vitro diagnostic ("IVD") company, today announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for the first fiscal quarter ("1Q...


ITRI sets up 3D IC experimental lab

July 2, 2010 1:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

The Taiwan government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has announced the establishment of an experimental lab, which deploys 12-inch wafer through silicon via (TSV) process to develop Taiwan's home-grown 3D IC technology.

UMC, Elpida, Powertech team up on 3D IC

July 2, 2010 1:35 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), Powertech Technology Inc. and Elpida Memory Inc. recently announced a partnership to develop a chip incorporating wireless base-band/frequency, NAND Flash and DRAM functionalities.

EEOC sues Ky. company over harassment in Wis store

July 1, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal agency is accusing a Kentucky company of permitting a sexually hostile work environment in one of its Wisconsin pharmacies.The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Thursday it has filed a federal lawsuit. The suit names Covington, Ky.-based Omnicare Inc., which does...

Recognition at first glance

July 1, 2010 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Max Planck researchers investigate facial recognition.


CryoSat-2 exceeding expectations

July 1, 2010 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Space Agency) Today, participants at the Living Planet Symposium have been hearing about ESA's most recently launched mission, CryoSat-2. In orbit for almost three months, the satellite is in excellent health with scientists very encouraged by the first ice-thickness data...


Parkinson's Disease Foundation announces research awards totaling $1.2 million

July 1, 2010 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Parkinson's Disease Foundation) The Parkinson's Disease Foundation is pleased to announce awards totaling $1.2 million for research projects designed to understand the cause(s) of and find a cure for Parkinson's disease.


Genes for Extreme Longevity

July 1, 2010 1:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Scientists can predict who will live past 100 using a subset of 150 genetic variations.

Health Hazard Evaluations (HHEs) and Health Risk Assessments (HRAs)

July 1, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

FDA learns of problems with medical devices in different ways. Most often, a firm will notify its customers and FDA that it is issuing a recall. At other times, FDA's analysis of medical device reports will indicate a greater than expected failure rate...


Health insurance stocks drop deeper than market

July 1, 2010 12:45 pm | by TOM MURPHY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Cigna Corp. and other major health insurers slid deeper than the broader market Thursday, as investors remain nervous about health care reform's impact on the sector.Managed care stocks have gone through spurts of volatility for more than a year now, as Congress debated and then...

Polyimide Flexible Heaters are Enhanced for Medical Device Applications

July 1, 2010 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Watlow’s enhanced precision registration cutting provides tight tolerance to fit customers’ application needs. New product features allows Watlow to custom design a heater to meet power supply needs. Watlow can assist in development of polyimide heaters to meet the exact application requirements through precise temperature distribution.

Sangamo BioSciences Receives Michael J. Fox Foundation Funding to Develop Novel Drug for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

July 1, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Calif. , July 1 /- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO ) announced today that it has been awarded a second round of funding by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) to support studies in non-human primates for the development of a ZFP...


Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation Announces Appointment of Accomplished Pharmaceutical Executive as President and CEO

July 1, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

James E. Connolly Committed to Accelerating the Development of New Vaccines to Prevent Tuberculosis ROCKVILLE, Md. , July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation today announced that James E. Connolly has been named President and Chief Executive Officer....



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