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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...


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...


Boston Scientific Acquires Intelect Medical

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

Innovative technology designed to advance deep brain stimulation therapy


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...


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...


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...


Heska to Present at Sidoti Micro-Cap Conference

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

LOVELAND, Colo., Jan. 5, 2011 /- Heska Corporation (Nasdaq: HSKA ) today announced it will present at the Semiannual Micro-Cap Conference hosted by Sidoti & Company, LLC on Monday, January 10, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel -- 109 East 42nd Street (Park Avenue at Grand Central) in New...


Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund Reports Investments Totaling $2.5 Million in 2010

January 5, 2011 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 5, 2011 /- Several Michigan companies recently received investments from the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund, pushing the total investments made through the Fund to over $11.6 million.  To date, 52 Michigan companies have received seed funding from the Michigan...


AngioScore Inc., AngioSculpt Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) Scoring Balloon Catheter OTW 0.018" Platform - Class I Recall

January 5, 2011 9:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Use of affected devices may lead to retained device fragments or significant arterial injury which may lead to death or need for additional surgical intervention.


Sector Snap: Hospitals face challenges in 2011

January 5, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

State budget crunches and lagging volumes will help make 2011 a challenging year for the hospital sector, according to a Goldman Sachs analyst.Analyst Shelley Gnall said Wednesday in a research note healthcare volumes slowed last year, as they have for a few years after previous recessions, and...

LifeImage reportedly closes B Round at $12M

January 5, 2011 6:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

LifeImage Inc., a Newton-based maker of medical imaging storage and sharing technology, has closed out its Series B funding round at $12 million, higher than originally planned, according to a published report.


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