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New targeted therapy adds benefit to erlotinib in some patients with advanced lung cancer

October 9, 2010 8:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) A subset of lung cancer patients seem to live longer and experience delays in disease progression when a new drug that targets a cancer-associated molecule called MET is added to treatment with erlotinib, the results of a double-blind Phase...

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ISSYS announces manufacturing expansion

October 9, 2010 6:33 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS) announced that it has completed its 2010 manufacturing expansion project, adding 5,400 square feet to its existing facility.

Epson Toyocom to invest 10 billion yen in fiscal 2010 for capacity ramp

October 9, 2010 6:33 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

According to Digitimes press release, Epson Toyocom, the leader in crystal devices, has been benefiting from increasing demand from its clients since the second half of 2009, and demand from China and other emerging markets, in particular, has been serving as an impetus to the growth...

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NoblePeak Vision assets to be liquidated

October 9, 2010 6:33 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

NoblePeak Vision, a once-promising developer of camera cores that integrate germanium photodetectors with silicon circuits, will see its assets liquidated on Nov. 5 to pay off creditors, the company's certified public accountant announced this week.

TOKO demonstrates wireless power supply

October 9, 2010 5:33 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

TOKO, Inc., a developer/manufacturer of electronic components focused on coil-based products, is demonstrating a self-developed wireless power supply system.

Sunpower forms PVdock special interest group with power conversion manufacturers

October 9, 2010 5:33 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

New SIG to Standardize Specifications for Lowering Total System Costs

Erlotinib improves progression-free survival as first-line therapy in advanced lung cancer

October 9, 2010 2:30 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) For patients with advanced lung cancer whose tumors carry EGFR activating mutations, first-line treatment with erlotinib nearly tripled progression-free survival compared to a standard chemotherapy combination, show results from the first...

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Surgical technique relieves painful spine fractures in patients with metastatic cancer

October 9, 2010 12:32 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) A surgical technique appears to offer quick and effective relief for debilitating spinal fractures often suffered by patients with metastatic cancer, researchers reported at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Milan.

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La Jolla Institute to develop San Diego's first center for RNAi genomics research

October 8, 2010 2:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology will develop San Diego's first Center for RNAi screening -- a breakthrough genomics technology that will further enhance San Diego's reputation as a national research leader and...

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CDRH & #8217;s New Inspections Database Can Be Resource for Devicemakers

October 8, 2010 2:32 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Devicemakers have a new tool to help them find suitable vendors — a CDRH database that provides information about device inspections from 2008 to the present.

Chronic Disease Alliance receives European Health Award 2010

October 8, 2010 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Society of Cardiology) The European Society of Cardiology is delighted to see the European Health Award 2010 handed to the Chronic Disease Alliance at the 13th European Health Forum held in Gastein October 6-9, 2010.

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Bruker closes $229M buyout of Veeco instruments biz

October 8, 2010 10:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Medical technology developer Bruker Corp. has completed its $229.4 million cash acquisition of the Veeco Instruments Inc.'s Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and the Optical Industrial Metrology (OIM) instruments businesses.

MoMelan moves skin graft device toward commercialization

October 8, 2010 10:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Cambridge-based medical device company MoMelan Technologies is hurtling towards commercialization of a device designed to stretch skin – improving the cost, time and patient experience of skin graft procedures.

Meridia (sibutramine): Market Withdrawal Due to Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Events

October 8, 2010 10:34 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Action based on data from clinical trial showing 16% increased risk of serious heart events.

Slimming Beauty Bitter Orange Slimming Capsules: Undeclared Drug Ingredient

October 8, 2010 10:33 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Product marketed as a dietary supplement contains sibutramine, which can lead to elevated blood pressure, stroke, or heart attack.

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