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BIOLASE Sends Letter to Stockholders

July 30, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2014--BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOL), the world’s leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor, today sent a letter to its stockholders. The full text of the letter from the majority of the Board to stockholders is below: To Our Fellow...

Report: Biopharma and Medical Device Companies Beat Historic Investment Returns

July 30, 2014 8:39 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the global innovation economy, released a study today that examines the merger, acquisition and IPO activity of private, venture-backed biopharma and medical device companies.  According to the annual...

Medical Equipment Solutions Corp. Awarded $2 Million contract To Service DoD

July 30, 2014 7:28 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

MIAMI, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Equipment Solutions, Corp. are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a Department of Defense (US Army) contract valued at over $2 million over 30 months to supply a mobile MRI diagnostic machine and technical support staffing. As...

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NIH Awards Imbed Bio a $1.5M Grant to Develop Advanced Wound Healing Nanofilm

July 29, 2014 7:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 29, 2014--Imbed Biosciences, Inc, a medical device company developing advanced materials for wound healing and surgical applications, announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5M competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from...

Potential 'Universal' Blood Test for Cancer Discovered

July 29, 2014 3:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers from the University of Bradford, UK, have devised a simple blood test that can be used to diagnose whether people have cancer or not. The test will enable doctors to rule out cancer in patients presenting with certain symptoms, saving time and preventing costly and unnecessary invasive procedures such as ...

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CareDx Presents Cell-Free DNA Biomarker Results in Heart and Kidney Transplant Recipients

July 29, 2014 2:49 pm | by Globe Newswire | Comments

CareDx, Inc. announced the results of its cohort studies of blood samples from the multicenter CARGO and CARGO II heart transplant observational studies, and from the KARGO kidney transplant study during a presentation today at The World Transplant Congress in San Francisco, CA.

Health law expert: Under-regulated 'mHealth' industry could create 'Wild West' market

July 29, 2014 2:41 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Smart phones and mobile devices are on the cusp of revolutionizing health care, armed with mobile health ("mHealth") apps capable of providing everything from cardiac measurements to sonograms. While tremendous potential exists to broaden access to medical treatment and control costs, several health law experts say in a just-published New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) report that more oversight is needed by ...

Glucose 'control switch' in the brain key to both types of diabetes

July 29, 2014 2:32 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism in part of the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The findings are published in the July 28 issue of Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.

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Study helps compare risks of treatments for early esophageal cancer

July 29, 2014 2:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A new study, published in the July, 2014, issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute by Northwestern Medicine® researchers, sheds new light on the risks associated with the growing popularity of endoscopic resection in the treatment of localized, early-stage esophageal cancer. Researchers found that ...

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Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for PRESTIGE LP Cervical Disc System

July 29, 2014 2:02 pm | by Medtronic, Inc. | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the PRESTIGE® LP Cervical Disc System for the treatment of single-level cervical disc disease (radiculopathy and/or myelopathy). The PRESTIGE® LP Cervical Disc is the third clinically proven artificial cervical disc in the Medtronic portfolio and ...

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NORVISION Announces First Successful Implementation of Multimedia Screens in Radiation-Rich Environments

July 29, 2014 1:56 pm | Comments

NORVISIONannounced its successful implementation of the NORVISION "Skylite" In-ceiling Video-wall. Installed in Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center's radiation rooms, the recessed ceiling screens project calming imagery and serene videos to patients receiving radiation therapy.

New Technology May Improve Visualization Of The Brain During Stroke Treatment

July 29, 2014 1:28 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New technology in the form of a magnetically-assisted remote-controlled catheter (MARC) which could allow physicians to see and assess brain tissue more clearly while treating a stroke may hold promise, according to...

Surgical Navigation Systems Market Expected to Reach USD 295.5 Million Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research

July 29, 2014 12:35 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

ALBANY, New York, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Surgical Navigation Systems Market (Neurosurgical Navigation Systems, ENT Navigation Systems and Orthopedic Navigation Systems) - Global Industry Analysis, Size,...

Mauna Kea Technologies Receives 510(K) Regulatory Clearance from U.S. FDA for New Cellvizio System Functioning in a near-Infrared Wavelength

July 29, 2014 12:34 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 29, 2014--Regulatory News: Mauna Kea Technologies (Paris:MKEA) (NYSE Euronext: MKEA, FR0010609263), a leader in the optical biopsy market, announced today it has received 501(k) regulatory clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) (510(k)...

Generating a genome to feed the world: UA-led team sequences African rice

July 29, 2014 10:34 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

An international team of researchers led by the University of Arizona has sequenced the complete genome of African rice. The genetic information will enhance scientists' and agriculturalists' understanding of the growing patterns of African rice, as well as enable the development of new rice varieties that are better able to cope with increasing environmental stressors to help solve global hunger challenges.

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