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FDA Plans to Improve Review Path for Medical Devices

January 20, 2011 3:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

The FDA this week outlined a plan to improve the path to market for medical devices, including streamlining the review for low-risk devices and clarifying when clinical data should be submitted. The agency is deferring some of the contentious decisions, giving the Institute of Medicine a...

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UnitedHealth's 4Q profit rises 10 percent

January 20, 2011 1:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

UnitedHealth Group says its fourth-quarter profit rose 10 percent, trumping Wall Street expectations as a drop in health care use continued to help the insurer.The Minnetonka, Minnesota, company says it earned $1.04 billion, or 94 cents per share, in the three months ended Dec. 31. That's up...

Winner Medical Obtains Cotton Processing Certificate from the State Development and Reform Commission

January 20, 2011 1:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WWIN ), ("Winner Medical") a leading manufacturer of medical dressings, medical disposables and non-woven fabric made from 100% natural PurCotton® products in China, today announced that one of its...

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Analog Devices introduces industry?s first I2S digital MEMS microphone

January 20, 2011 12:58 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

The new ADMP441 iMEMS® microphone delivers high precision 24-bit data with industry standard I2S digital interface enabling plug?and-play use.

Covidien Announces Launch of Puritan Bennett(TM) 520 Portable Ventilator in Europe

January 19, 2011 11:34 pm | by Covidien | Comments

New, easy-to-use mobile respiratory device provides ventilation option for patients transitioning from the hospital to the home BOULDER, Colo., Jan 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in mechanical...

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RUSNANO invests $700 Milion in Plastic Logic, aiming to establish a commercial plastic electronics industry in Russia

January 19, 2011 8:42 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

The investment project includes building the world?s largest volume production factory for Plastic Logic?s next-generation plastic displays in Zelenograd.

Soitec reports excellent performance of Concentrix CPV system connected to Jordan's grid

January 19, 2011 8:42 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Confirms readiness for large-scale deployment of solar farms in the MENA region.

The Healing Power of Light

January 19, 2011 7:40 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A polymer that mends itself could lead to medical implants or engine parts that fix themselves.

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Boston Scientific Announces Agreement With Fukuda Denshi for Distribution of Cardiac Rhythm Management Products in Japan(2)

January 19, 2011 2:39 pm | by Boston Scientific | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that its subsidiary, Boston Scientific Japan K.K., has reached an agreement with Fukuda Denshi Co., Ltd. to market and sel

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Boston Scientific Announces Agreement With Fukuda Denshi for Distribution of Cardiac Rhythm Management Products in Japan

January 19, 2011 2:38 pm | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Jan. 19, 2011 / PRNewswire / -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that its subsidiary, Boston Scientific Japan K.K., has reached an agreement with Fukuda Denshi Co., Ltd. to market and sel

First Horizon restores dividend, taps board member

January 19, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

First Horizon National Corp. on Wednesday said its board approved a return to cash dividends after issuing shareholder dividends in stock since the financial crisis.The bank said its board declared a dividend of a penny, payable April 1 to shareholders of record as of March 11.First Horizon...

Molecular battle in cancer cells offers clues for treatment

January 19, 2011 10:50 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of North Carolina School of Medicine) Researchers investigating a genetic mutation in brain cancer and leukemia patients have discovered how one cancer metabolite battles another normal metabolite to contribute cancer development. Helping the "good guys" win that battle...

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Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network expands to 17 sites in North America

January 19, 2011 10:50 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Autism Speaks) Autism Speaks, North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization, announces expansion of its Autism Treatment Network (ATN) to include 17 US and Canadian hospitals and academic medical centers. The ATN seeks to improve health care for children and...

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American Physical Society announces Physical Review X

January 19, 2011 10:49 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Physical Society) Physical Review X (PRX), a new, online, open-access, primary research journal for authors in all fields of physics will call for submissions in March 2011, and begin publishing in the fall.

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Nonin Medical, Inc. Launches New WristOx2â„¢, Model 3150 in U.S. and Canada

January 19, 2011 10:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 19, 2011 /- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry and an innovator of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions, today announced the United States and Canadian launches of its WristOx2™, Model 3150 wrist-worn pulse oximeter. (Photo:...

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