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Differential pressure sensor with extended range for medical ventilation

December 16, 2010 9:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Sensirion is launching the SDP2108-R as a high-quality sensor solution for measuring air flows in medical ventilation applications.

MEMS bring micro DNA analyser closer

December 16, 2010 9:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Building blocks for a DNA analysing micromachine have been presented at the International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco.

Biomodels strikes deal with French CRO

December 16, 2010 9:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Pre-clinical drug research organization Biomodels LLC, based in Watertown, has signed a development agreement with CIT, another preclinical CRO based in France.

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Microban International Announces Breakthrough in Antimicrobial Technologies for Medical Devices

December 16, 2010 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Dec. 16, 2010 /- Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI's) are a serious health threat associated with over 100,000 deaths each year.  These secondary infections following surgery are a major contributor to increased healthcare costs; experts estimate they add in...

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Improvements in Recurrence-Free Survival in Early Stages of Colorectal Cancer Will Limit Growth of Drug Treatment Opportunities for Advanced Disease

December 16, 2010 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 16, 2010 /- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that projected improvements in recurrence-free survival in early stages of colorectal cancer is the most important factor limiting...

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FDA Begins Process To Remove Breast Cancer Indication From Avastin Label

December 16, 2010 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that the agency is recommending removing the breast cancer indication from the label for Avastin (bevacizumab) because the drug has not been shown to be safe and effective...

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Fenwal Receives FDA Clearance for Wireless Data Export on ALYX Blood-Collection System

December 16, 2010 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LAKE ZURICH, Ill., Dec. 16, 2010 /- Fenwal, Inc., a global medical technology company focused on improving blood collection, separation, safety and availability, announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fenwal 510(k) clearance to market its ALYX™ component...

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Beaumont Hospital Launches Study of Single-Dose Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer

December 16, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ROYAL OAK, Mich., Dec. 16, 2010 /- Beaumont Hospital radiation oncologists have launched a research study to treat men with low to intermediate risk prostate cancer with a single dose of radiation. Alvaro Martinez, M.D., FACR, professor and chair, Oakland University William Beaumont...

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Cardica makes deal to sell $10 million in shares

December 16, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Surgical systems maker Cardica Inc. said Thursday that it has made a deal to sell Chicago-based institutional investor Aspire Capital Fund LLC up to $10 million of its shares over the next two years.Cardica President and CEO Dr. Bernard A. Hausen said the access to money from Aspire will give...

Gentiva reaffirms 2010 outlook, sets 2011 guidance

December 16, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Home health services company Gentiva Health Services Inc. on Thursday reaffirmed its 2010 financial outlook and set guidance for 2011.The company expects adjusted profit from continuing operations between $2.75 and $2.80 on revenue between $1.42 billion and $1.45 billion in 2010. Analysts...

AmerisourceBergen reaffirms fiscal 2011 guidance

December 16, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp. said it will reaffirm its previous guidance for fiscal 2011 at its investor day meeting in New York on Thursday.The company expects earnings per share for the 2011 fiscal year to be from $2.31 to $2.41, up 7 percent to 12 percent from the $2.16 per share...

Novavax moving forward with vaccine study

December 16, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Novavax Inc. said Thursday it will conduct an early-stage study on its potential vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus, following the resolution of a Food and Drug Administration request.Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, infects about 8.5 million adults every year and can cause severe...

IMEC details 3D Cost Modeling at Munich IEEE 3DIC Conference

December 16, 2010 6:33 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

At the recent IEEE 3DIC Conference held in Munich, IMEC detailed their cost model developed to analyze and compare the cost effectiveness of different 3D technology solutions. Based on IMEC?s 3D integration process flows, the model includes the cost of manufacturing equipment, fabrication...

Solta Medical Ships One Millionth Tip for Thermage and Fraxel Devices

December 16, 2010 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HAYWARD, Calif., Dec. 16, 2010 /- Solta Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLTM ), the pioneer in fractional resurfacing and non-invasive skin tightening and a market leader in aesthetic skin treatments, today announced it has shipped its one millionth tip for the revolutionary Thermage and Fraxel...

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ERT Unveils Full Range of ePRO Solutions Providing the Power of Choice for Clinical Trial Sponsors

December 16, 2010 6:31 am | by RealWire | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, PA, 16 December 2010 ERT, a global provider of technology and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced the launch of its comprehensive suite of electronic patient-reported outcome (ePRO) solutions. As the ePRO market...

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