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February 10 Town Hall Meeting to Explain DC's New Medical Marijuana Program

February 8, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The District of Columbia Patients Cooperative (DCPC), a taxable non-profit corporation that formed one year ago to provide high quality and affordable medical "marijuana" to qualifying DC patients will host a "Town Hall" meeting about...


Optasia gets FDA clearance on spinal imaging analyzer

February 8, 2011 8:41 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Radiological imaging software company Optasia Medical of Sudbury has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its SpineAnalyzer systems in the U.S.


Late nights can lead to higher risk of strokes and heart attacks(2)

February 8, 2011 8:41 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Warwick) New research from Warwick Medical School published today in the European Heart Journal shows that prolonged sleep deprivation and disrupted sleep patterns can be linked to strokes, heart attacks and cardiovascular disorders which often result in early death.


Late nights can lead to higher risk of strokes and heart attacks

February 8, 2011 8:40 am | Comments

University of Warwick

New silicon photonics foundry

February 8, 2011 7:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Intel-backed OpSIS officially kicked off on February 1, and is now looking for partners and to recruit staff interested in silicon photonics.

BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroën team on electric components

February 8, 2011 7:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

European car manufacturers BMW and PSA Peugeot Citroën have set up a JV company called BMW Peugeot Citroën Electrification to work on the development of hybrid electric vehicle components, including power electronics and software.

New Gerngross startup Arsanis raises $9.6M

February 8, 2011 7:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Biotech startup Arsanis Inc. of Lebanon, N.H., has raised $9.6 million in a new round of funding, according to federal documents. Arsanis is another creation of Tillman Gerngross and Errik Anderson, both of Lebanon's Adimab Inc.

GlowCap maker Vitality bought by Soon-Shiong

February 8, 2011 7:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Vitality Inc., the Cambridge maker of the GlowCap pill packaging system, has been acquired by Patrick Soon-Shiong, a Los Angeles pharmaceuticals industry veteran, for an undisclosed amount.


MRI Medical Inc. Changing Name to Xeridiem Medical Devices, Inc.

February 8, 2011 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2011 /- MRI Medical Inc. is changing its name to Xeridiem Medical Devices, Inc. as part of its corporate development plan. "Although we're changing our name, we will continue to provide our customers with the same superior design, development, and manufacturing...


FDA Launches Medical Device Innovation Initiative

February 8, 2011 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed the Innovation Pathway, a priority review program for new, breakthrough medical devices and announced the first submission: a brain-controlled, upper-extremity prosthetic that...


Aerotel to Present Mobile Health and Telemedicine Solutions at Mobile World Congress 2011

February 8, 2011 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 8, 2011 /- Aerotel Medical Systems , a leading global supplier of advanced remote monitoring solutions for telehealth and telecare, will showcase its mobile health (mHealth) and other telemedicine solutions at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona, Spain...


Moody's, S & P place Danaher on credit review

February 8, 2011 6:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two leading credit ratings agencies have placed medical and industrial instruments maker Danaher Corp.'s credit ratings under review for possible downgrade because of Danaher's announcement that it is buying Beckman Coulter Inc.Danaher Corp. said Monday it agreed to buy Beckman Coulter, a...

Coventry profit rises, but shares fall on outlook

February 8, 2011 6:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Coventry Health Care Inc. said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit rose 38 percent on lower costs, but shares fell as the health insurer's guidance fell short of Wall Street expectations.The stock declined $1.29, or 4.1 percent, to $30.05 in morning trading. Shares have traded between $16.61 and...

Steris fiscal 3Q profit falls 47 percent

February 8, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical products maker Steris Corp. said Tuesday its fiscal third-quarter net income slid 47 percent mainly due to a pretax charge of nearly $20 million for a class-action litigation settlement.The Mentor, Ohio, company earned $21.8 million, or 36 cents per share, in the quarter that ended Dec....

The Villages Charter School Receives Donation From Praxis EMR

February 8, 2011 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

THE VILLAGES, Fla., Feb. 8, 2011 /- Today, The Villages Charter School announced receipt of supplies and equipment donated by Praxis: The Template-Free EMR. Praxis made the donation soon after learning of the school's plans to begin using its electronic medical records system as part of...



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