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Stryker Completes Acquisition of the Neurovascular Division of Boston Scientific

January 3, 2011 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 3, 2011 /- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK ) announced today the closing of its previously announced acquisition of the assets of the Neurovascular division of Boston Scientific, the global leader in the approximately $900 million worldwide neurovascular market,...

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Centre Partners Announces Successful Realization of Investment in Kaz, Inc.

January 3, 2011 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2011 /- Centre Partners Management LLC ("Centre Partners"), a leading middle market private equity firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, today announced the completion of the sale of Kaz, Inc. ("Kaz" or the "Company") to Helen of Troy Limited (Nasdaq: HELE). Kaz...

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Aetna finishes $500M acquisition of Medicity

January 3, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Insurer Aetna Inc. said Monday that it completed its acquisition of health information exchange technology company Medicity.Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna said last month it would spend about $500 million to buy the Salt Lake City company, which develops systems that allow doctors and hospitals to...

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Leading IPTV provider Free deploys Movea?s MotionIC? in next generation remote controls

January 3, 2011 6:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Movea?s SmartMotion? control creates opportunities to entice audiences and increase ARPU.

Manufacturing Sector Grows in December

January 3, 2011 6:36 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 17th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 20th consecutive month, according to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. Manufacturing continued

Boston Scientific Completes Sale of Neurovascular Business

January 3, 2011 6:35 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Company prepays $600 million of debt

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Penn Medicine Researcher Receives $6 Million Grant for Cardiovascular Disease Study

January 3, 2011 6:34 am | by University Of Pennsylvania | Comments

An international team of researchers led by Daniel J. Rader, MD, associate director of Penn Medicine's Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, has received a $6 million grant from the Paris-based Fondation Leducq to study the molecular genetics of atherosclerotic...

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Medical Device Technology Forecast 2008

January 3, 2011 6:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The primary purpose of the forecast is to help CDRH (and other medical device stakeholders) prepare for pioneering products that will pose new scientific questions and regulatory issues during the next decade. This preview it provides is intended to...

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Sun Healthcare buys Countryside Hospice

January 3, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health care facility operator Sun Healthcare Group Inc. said Monday it completed the buyout of Countryside Hospice Care Inc. for an undisclosed amount.Countryside is a privately-held, Medicare-certified hospice company based in Anniston, Ala. It provides services to about 200 hospice patients...

Medco Health says MemberHealth agreement will end

January 3, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc. said Monday its agreement with a subsidiary of insurer Universal American to provide Medicare Part D prescription benefits management will end Dec. 31, 2011.The Franklin Lakes, N.J., company said the end of the contract with MemberHealth LLC...

Infant hydrocephalus, seasonal and linked to farm animals in Uganda(2)

January 3, 2011 5:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Penn State) Hydrocephalus in Ugandan children and other developing countries is seasonal, linked to farm animals and in part, caused by previous bacterial infection, according to an international team of researchers from Uganda and the United States, who believe that the best...

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How to Stick to New Year's Resolutions(2)

January 3, 2011 5:36 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Social media, Wi-Fi gadgets and a sense of shame keep people motivated.

Genocea lands a massive $35M Series B round

January 3, 2011 5:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Genocea Biosciences Inc., a Cambridge biotech working on novel vaccines for diseases like herpes and malaria, has taken a huge second funding round, pulling in $35 million in Series B financing and adding Johnson & Johnson Development Corp. to its roster of backers.

Samsung, Elpida and Tohoku Univ Discuss 3D IC at RTI Conference(2)

January 3, 2011 5:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

At the recent RTI 3-D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging Conference in Burlington CA we had the chance to discuss 3D technology with experts from Samsung, Elpida and Tohoku University.

IBM and TSMC Discuss 3D IS vs Scaling(2)

January 3, 2011 5:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

At the RTI 3-D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging Conference in Burlingame CA Subramanian Iyer, IBM Fellow and Douglas Yu, Sr Director of Interconnect and Packaging for TSMC offered their thoughts on the coming era of 3D IC.

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