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Discera?s silicon oscillators are the first to deliver 10 ppm accuracy for consumer applications

November 23, 2010 9:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Semiconductor-grade reliability of 2.6 billion hour MTBF is over 2x better than MEMS industry, over 20x better than crystal oscillators.

Vertex forwards hepatitis C treatment for FDA approval

November 23, 2010 9:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. said it has finished submitting its hepatitis C drug candidate to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval. The submission is widely seen as a watershed moment for the company because the drug, if approved, is expected to be a blockbuster.

FDA approves BG Medicine heart failure test

November 23, 2010 9:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

BG Medicine Inc. has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its cardiac test, Galectin-3, which is designed to measure galectin-3 blood levels.

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Summary Box: Medtronic profit falls in 2nd quarter

November 23, 2010 8:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

LEGAL HIT: Medtronic, the world's largest medical device maker, reported a 35 percent drop in profit for the second quarter as legal expenses tied to defective heart devices outpaced weak gains in medical device sales.DEVICE DEMAND: The company lowered its earnings guidance for the second half of...

MEMSIC introduces METF2000 series of MEMS gas mass flow meters for industrial applications

November 23, 2010 8:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

MEMSIC, Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!mems/quotes/nls/mems (MEMS 3.00, +0.06, +2.04%) , a leading innovator of MEMS sensors and systems solutions, today announced its first generation family of high-performance MEMS Gas Mass Flow Meters.

Analog devices wins MEMS microphone patent case

November 23, 2010 8:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Knowles Electronics' patents found invalid by International trade commission judge.

MEMS microphones to map noise pollution

November 23, 2010 8:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Sound engineers in the UK have developed a novel use for Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) microphones to map noise pollution.

Under suspicion: The painkiller ziconotide could increase suicidal ideation

November 23, 2010 8:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ruhr-University Bochum) The active agent ziconotide, the synthetic toxin of the cone snail, was acclaimed a safe alternative to morphine when it was introduced six years ago. Now it is increasingly suspected of causing patients to commit suicide. Researchers working under the auspices of...

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Hologic gets FDA approvable letter for breast tomo

November 23, 2010 8:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Hologic is on the brink of realizing its ambition to pioneer the commercial use of 3D mammography in the U.S. The company, which for 25 years has focused on women’s health, announced this morning receipt of an approvable letter from the FDA for its Selenia Dimensions digital mammography...

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Restoration revenue boosts Patterson 2Q profit

November 23, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dental and veterinary products supplier Patterson Companies Inc. said Tuesday its profit rose 8 percent in the fiscal second quarter as sales of its dental restorative systems and digital imaging systems improved.The company said its profit grew to $53.4 million, or 45 cents per share, from...

Study shows antiretroviral drugs can prevent HIV in men who have sex with men

November 23, 2010 7:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Microbicide Trials Network) The same drugs used for treating HIV can also help prevent infection, according to results from a new study of oral pre-exposure prohylaxis (PrEP) called iPrEx. The study, conducted with men who have sex with men, is a major boost to HIV prevention...

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Micromedics, Inc. Surgical Sealant Dispensers, Nasal Septal Buttons, and Otological Ventilation Tubes: Class 1 Recall-Weak or Open Seals

November 23, 2010 7:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

These medical products could become or have been contaminated due to compromise in sterility and can cause serious adverse health consequences and/or death.

Mattson receives repeat order for 300mm Etch system in advanced packaging from leading IC manufacturer

November 23, 2010 7:35 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that it received a repeat order for the Alpine® etch system from a leading semiconductor manufacturer.

Sumitomo develops 6-Inch GaN substrates for white LEDs

November 23, 2010 7:35 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Sumitomo Electric of Tokyo, Japan reports having developed 6-inch diameter gallium nitride (GaN) substrates to be used for the production of white LEDs.

Class I Medical Device Recall: Micromedics, Inc., Surgical Sealant Dispensers, Micromedics Nasal Septal Buttons, and Otological Ventilation Tubes ? Sealed in Pouches

November 23, 2010 6:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

These medical products are contained in sterile pouches that have weak or open seals. These products could become or have been contaminated due to compromise in sterility. This can cause serious adverse health consequences and/or death.

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