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Center for Devices and Radiological Health Forum for International Medical Device Regulatory Authorities, May 3-6, 2011

January 21, 2011 10:38 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The CDRH Forum is established for the exchange of medical device regulatory information between the USFDA CDRH and its counterpart agencies in other countries. The training is limited to international medical device regulatory authorities.

Intematix delivers remote-phosphor optics family

January 21, 2011 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Luminaire makers can rely on blue LED lights sources and use Intematix?s phosphor-coated optics to offer products such as downlights in color temperatures ranging from 2700 ? 4000K.

kLA-Tencor launches Candela® 8620 inspection system for high brightness led manufacturing

January 21, 2011 10:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Tool designed to enable improved substrate and MOCVD process control yield.

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Idex buys advanced thin films for $32M in cash

January 21, 2011 10:36 am | Comments

Idex Corp., which manufactures the Jaws of Life rescue equipment and other products, said Thursday that it is buying Advanced Thin Films LLC for about $32 million in cash in a bid to enhance its line of optical products.

Panel poses solutions to child health epidemics

January 21, 2011 9:37 am | by Arizona State University | Comments

A forum held in Washington, D.C. and sponsored by ASU addressed the child health crises in America.read more

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Landauer, Inc. Sets Date and Time for Announcement of Fiscal First Quarter 2011 Results

January 21, 2011 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

GLENWOOD, Ill., Jan. 21, 2011 /- Landauer, Inc. (NYSE: LDR ), will release financial results for the fiscal first quarter of 2011 pre-market on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. The company will host a conference call for investors on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time....

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CardioMEMS Recognized by Georgia Bio for Pivotal Strategic Partnership

January 21, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ATLANTA, Jan. 21, 2011 /- CardioMEMS, Inc ., an Atlanta-based medical technology company that has developed and is commercializing a proprietary wireless sensing and communication technology for the human body, has earned a Georgia Bio (GaBio) 2011 Deal of the Year award.  CardioMEMs...

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Fumes at LA plant leave 1 dead, 2 serious

January 21, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Men cleaning a blood storage tank at a biotechnology plant were overcome by toxic fumes early Friday, killing one and leaving the others in critical condition, authorities said.Firefighters called to the Baxter International Inc. plant in Atwater Village shortly before 4 a.m. found a man lying...

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Aetna names strategic diversification leader

January 21, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Aetna Inc. has appointed Dr. Charles E. Saunders to the new position of head of Strategic Diversification, the health insurer said Friday.Saunders, will help the Hartford, Conn., company identify growth opportunities and develop market strategies. He will report to Chief Financial Officer...

Biogen MS drug gets negative opinion from EU

January 21, 2011 8:41 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Biogen Idec's stock dropped almost three percent in morning trading Friday, after news that the company has received a negative opinion from European drug regulators for its drug candidate, Fampyra, to improve walking ability in patients with multiple sclerosis.

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Fresenius Medical to sell $900M in notes offering

January 21, 2011 8:41 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA, a German dialysis products provider that has its U.S. headquarters in Waltham, is planning an offering of senior unsecured notes due 2021, totaling about $900 million.

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Boston Scientific in new Japanese distribution deal

January 21, 2011 8:41 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp.'s cardiac rhythm devices are getting a hand in marketing and selling in Japan, due to a new distribution agreement made between subsidiary Boston Scientific Japan K.K. and Fukuda Denshi Co. Ltd. of Tokyo.

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HEPA filters reduce cardiovascular health risks associated with air pollution

January 21, 2011 8:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) Using inexpensive air filters may help reduce cardiovascular disease risk that results from exposure to air pollution, according to researchers from Canada, who studied healthy adults living in a small community in British Columbia where wood burning stoves are...

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FDA Approves DaTscan to Assist in Evaluation of Neurodegenerative Movement Disorders

January 21, 2011 8:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

GE Healthcare announced recently that the FDA has approved the first imaging agent to help physicians in evaluating neurodegenerative movement disorders.

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FDA wants stricter testing for defibrillators

January 21, 2011 6:45 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is recommending stricter testing requirements for heart-zapping defibrillators after years of increasing problems with the emergency medical devices.Under the agency's proposal posted online Friday, makers of external defibrillators would need to submit more...

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