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Quidel projects 52 percent drop in 4Q revenue

January 5, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical diagnostics maker Quidel Corp. said Wednesday it expects to report a 52 percent annual drop in fourth-quarter revenue due to lower sales of influenza products.The company estimates revenue for the three months ended Jan. 2 will total $31.5 million, down from $66.6 million in the...

7th NIZO Dairy Conference to focus on flavor and texture, innovations in dairy

January 5, 2011 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) NIZO food research, in association with Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the 7th NIZO Dairy conference, to be held on Sept. 21-23, 2011, in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The conference aims to...

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Elsevier is the new publisher of Value in Health

January 5, 2011 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the world's leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, announced today that it has become the new publisher of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research's journal Value in Health.

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Vt. man seeks killer as aunt dies of 1996 injuries

January 5, 2011 12:45 pm | by WILSON RING - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

The nephew of a renowned physical therapist and educator from Vermont who recently died from injuries she suffered in a 1996 beating at an Atlanta hotel says he hopes police can find her killer.Pauline Cerasoli, who was known as Polly, never recovered from the February 1996 choking and beating...

Treating fractures: Children are not miniature adults

January 5, 2011 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Deutsches Aerzteblatt International) Treating fractures in children requires special knowledge of growth physiology. Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in child and adolescent patients is less often caused by technical deficiencies than by a misjudgment of the special...

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Maternal depression adversely affects quality of life in children with epilepsy

January 5, 2011 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A study by Canadian researchers examined the prevalence of maternal depression and its impact on children newly diagnosed with epilepsy. Prevalence of depression in mothers ranged from 30-38 percent within the first 24 months following a child's epilepsy...

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Boston Scientific buys brain stimulation company

January 5, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific Corp. said Wednesday it will pay $60 million in cash to buy Intelect Medical, a company that makes brain stimulation technology.Boston Scientific said the all-cash acquisition is expected to increase earnings per share beginning in 2014.The purchase...

Tablet splitting is a highly inaccurate and potentially dangerous practice, says drug study

January 5, 2011 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Medical experts have issued a warning about tablet splitting, after a study found that nearly a third of the split fragments deviated from recommended dosages by 15 percent or more. They say that the practice could have serious clinical consequences for tablets...

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Boston Scientific Acquires Intelect Medical

January 5, 2011 11:34 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Innovative technology designed to advance deep brain stimulation therapy

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RSB Spine, LLC, Announces Record 2010 Revenue Growth

January 5, 2011 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CLEVELAND, Jan. 5, 2011 /- RSB Spine, LLC, a medical device company focused on developing unique modular spinal fusion products for surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease, today announced a 97% sales increase for 2010 versus 2009, with a 184% sales increase for the fourth quarter...

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Movea and Sunrex partner to develop series of motion-based peripherals for IPTV

January 5, 2011 9:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

SmartMotion(TM) Air Mini-Keyboard and Air Mouse(TM) based on Movea?s MotionICTM Platform, Available Q1 2011.

FluimediX appoints accomplished Microfluidics entrepreneur Ove Öhman to its Board of Directors; Receives key IP issuance in China

January 5, 2011 9:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

FluimediX, a point-of-care diagnostic company, announced today that PhD HC Ove Öhman has joined the Company?s Board of Directors as a non-executive Director. Mr. Öhman played an instrumental role in the founding and development of Åmic AB, a Swedish diagnostic company.

Rogers unveils high-thermal-conductivity laminate for high-power, high frequency circuit applications

January 5, 2011 9:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Rogers Corporation has introduced RT/duroid 6035HTC, a new high-thermal-conductivity (HTC) laminate material engineered for low loss in high-power circuits.

SyncMedical Receives ANVISA Regulatory Approval to Offer Spine and Internal Medicine Products in Brazil

January 5, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

STOUGHTON, Mass., Jan. 5, 2011 /- SyncMedical LLC today announced that the Brazilian ANVISA (Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria – Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency) has approved their Ethos Spine Pedicle Screw System for sale in Brazil. SyncMedical's Ethos Spine...

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Alpha-1 Foundation Awards Two Research Grants with Support from Talecris Biotherapeutics, Inc.

January 5, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MIAMI, Jan. 5, 2011 /- The Alpha-1 Foundation announced today that it has awarded two research grants to investigators whose research will contribute to our understanding of the causes and mechanisms that give rise to lung disease. The first grant will investigate how cigarette smoke...

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