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CareFusion Launches EnVe Ventilator, Weighing 10 Times Less Than Traditional Critical Care Ventilators

December 20, 2010 6:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 20, 2010 /- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN ), a leading, global medical device company, today launched the EnVe™ ventilator , a high-performance critical care ventilator that weighs 9.5 pounds—about 70-80 pounds lighter than other ventilators with similar functions....

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Community Health to nominate Tenet board directors

December 20, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Community Health Systems Inc. said Monday it plans to nominate directors to Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s board at the hospital operator's 2011 annual meeting, as part of a push to take over its smaller rival.Community Health, based in Franklin, Tenn., did not say how many directors it intended to...

Despite damage, membrane protein structure can be seen using new X-ray technology, study reveals

December 20, 2010 5:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Melbourne) Australian researchers have identified a way to measure the structure of membrane proteins despite being damaged when using X-ray Free-Electron Lasers, a discovery that will help fast track the development of targeted drugs using emerging XFELs technology.

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Varian Medical Systems Schedules First Quarter FY2011 News Release and Conference Call

December 20, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) announced today that it will report results for first quarter of fiscal year 2011 following the close of regular trading on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.  The news release will be followed by a teleconference...

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Amylin Submits Clinical and Nonclinical Sections of Rolling Biologics License Application for Metreleptin to Treat Rare Forms of Lipodystrophy

December 20, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 20, 2010 /- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ) today announced that it has submitted the initial sections of a rolling submission for a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of metreleptin to treat diabetes...

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Endologix Appoints Guido Neels to Its Board of Directors

December 20, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /- Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELGX ), developer of minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders, announced today that Guido Neels, Managing Director at Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, has joined the Endologix Board of Directors. Essex Woodlands was the...

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HeartSine Technologies Wins 2010 Aisling Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business

December 20, 2010 5:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 20, 2010 /- HeartSine Technologies received the Outstanding Achievement in Business Award at the 14th annual Aisling Awards ceremony, November 25th, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The award honors an exemplary company who has made significant contributions...

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Medtronic CEO retiring in April

December 20, 2010 4:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic Inc. said Monday that Chairman and CEO William A. Hawkins plans to retire in April and the medical device maker is currently searching for a replacement.Hawkins, 56, will retire at the end of the company's fiscal year on April 29. But, the company said, he will remain until a...

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Mednax buys neonatal practice

December 20, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mednax Inc. bought a neonatal physician company in Tennessee for an undisclosed amount, the national physician group said Monday.Neonatology Associates PC consists of three physicians who staff the level III neonatal intensive care unit at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.

Leading Medical Bill Review Software & Services Provider and Best-in-Class Provider Network Extend Relationship to Enable More Efficient, Timely, Cost Effective and Service Sensiti...

December 20, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, and Coventry Workers' Comp Services, Inc., a division of Coventry Health Care, Inc., today announced the...

Sensordynamics: new combo sensor detects angular rate and acceleration in all three spatial axes (6dof imu*)

December 20, 2010 3:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

SensorDynamics, a producer of one-dimensional and multidimensional inertial and wireless sensors for the automotive and manufacturing industries, is adding to its family of compact QFN40 packaged combined sensors: the new micromechanical SD746 combo sensor with six degrees of freedom...

AMFitzgerald to offer Through-Silicon Vias (TSV) in MEMS prototypes

December 20, 2010 3:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates, a MEMS product development firm, announces a new capability to include Silex Microsystems' Sil-Via® through-silicon vias (TSV) in the MEMS prototypes it builds for its customers.

Asia?s leading trade shows in the automotive industry!

December 20, 2010 3:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

AUTOMOTIVE WORLD 2011 Pre-Show Report

Sanofi cancer drug deal with Avila worth up to $800M

December 20, 2010 3:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Avila Therapeutics Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, will receive an upfront payment of $40 million from French drug maker sanofi-aventis, as part of a research collaboration aimed at developing cancer drugs that could net it a total of $800 million.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust wins healthcare IT category at the 2010 Health Business Awards

December 20, 2010 3:37 am | by RealWire | Comments

The third award received this year for landmark electronic medical records project December 20, 2010 - C Cube Solutions and Kodak (NYSE:EK) today announce that Merseyside-based St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has won the healthcare IT category at the 2010 Health...

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