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Multi-Way Fluidic Connector Offers Uninterrupted Flow

June 24, 2010 6:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

This innovative connector provides a single, fast, and reliable multi-way connection that offers extensive time savings when compared to traditional connections between individual pipes.

St. Jude gets Japanese approval for heart device

June 24, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. said Thursday it received Japanese regulatory approval for its Therapy Cool Patch Ablation Catheter, aimed treating irregular heartbeats.Shares of St. Jude rose 11 cents to $36.50 in morning trading Thursday.

Hallmark Alzheimer's disease changes found in retinas of humans and imaged in live animals

June 24, 2010 6:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) The nerve cell-damaging plaque that builds up in the brain with Alzheimer's disease also builds up in the retinas of the eyes -- and it shows up there earlier, leading to the prospect that noninvasive optical imaging of the eyes could lead to earlier...


Undetected pressure variations in Flip Chip assembly reduce yields and raise costs

June 24, 2010 6:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Pressurex® sensor film needed to measure contact pressure variations across flip chip dies and bonding tools.

Boston Scientific Announces FDA Approval and Launch of Lead Splitters for the Precision Plusâ„¢ Spinal Cord Stimulator System

June 24, 2010 6:37 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Two new splitters allow multi-site placement of up to four spinal cord stimulation leads


FDA's Role in Fostering the Development of Better Medical Devices

June 24, 2010 6:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

By Jeff Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director of FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.


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

June 24, 2010 6:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This list is intended to inform the public of the availability of safety and effectiveness summaries of approved PMAs through the Internet and the agency's Division of Dockets Management.


Federal Register: General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

June 24, 2010 6:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

On August 26, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on premarket approval application for MelaFind, sponsored by MELA Sciences, Inc. MelaFind is a non-invasive computer vision system intended to assist in the evaluation of...


Biomechanics: Research on the middle ear helps develop new hearing aids

June 24, 2010 6:19 am | by dSPACE | Articles | Comments

The ability to communicate is an elementary part of our lives, and without good hearing, communication becomes difficult if not impossible. This is why researchers continue to work on optimizing prostheses that improve hearing. Now researchers at the Universität Stuttgart in Germany have opened up a new avenue of


Moldy homes a serious risk for severe asthma attacks in some

June 23, 2010 9:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Exposure to high levels of fungus may increase the risk of severe asthma attacks among people with certain chitinase gene variants, according to a study from Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital.


Mersana launches anti-cancer drug trial

June 23, 2010 4:38 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Mersana Therapeutics Inc. has begun a Phase 1 trial of its anti-cancer drug candidate, designed to assess its safety and absorption in the body for patients with advanced solid tumors.

Cloud computing finds its niche in biotech and pharma

June 23, 2010 4:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

There are big savings in time and money for biotechs and pharmaceutical companies that turn to cloud computing, but it may only be for a while, not necessarily for the long term.

Boston Scientific sets up new $3B credit line

June 23, 2010 4:37 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Medical device titan Boston Scientific Corp. has pulled together two deals worth $3 billion combined in loans and credit to replace its existing $1.75 billion revolving credit facility and pay some upcoming notes.


Manufacturer Charged Up About Device to Ease Arthritic Pain

June 23, 2010 4:37 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

Besides losing weight, receiving cortisone shots, taking pain pills, or getting a total knee replacement, few options exist for patients living with moderate to severe osteoarthritis.


Risk factors for venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism differ between races

June 23, 2010 4:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A new study of 1,960 white Americans and 368 black Americans with objectively diagnosed venous thromboembolism showed that, compared to whites, blacks had a significantly higher proportion with pulmonary embolism, including idiopathic PE among black women, and a...



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