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Major clinical trial prompts call for change to treatment guidelines for severe malaria worldwide

November 6, 2010 9:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wellcome Trust) The largest ever clinical trial in patients hospitalized with severe malaria has concluded that the drug artesunate should now be the preferred treatment for the disease in both children and adults everywhere in the world. The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust,...

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EV GROUP announces 20%+ increase in revenue

November 6, 2010 3:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

EV Group today announced that the company witnessed a more than 20-percent increase in overall revenue during fiscal 2010, ended September 30. EVG attributes this growth, in large part, to continued demand for equipment used in advanced manufacturing of 3D ICs, CMOS image sensors and MEMS devices.

STMicroelectronics and Omron have announced a collaboration to provide a complete solution for electronic gas meter flow sensors.

November 6, 2010 3:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

The sensor has been designed as a key component for the turnkey gas meter solution that ST is developing.

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Sensordynamics: New robust 2d and 3d angular rate sensors for industrial, medical and high end consumer goods applications

November 6, 2010 3:35 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

The new SD742 and SD740 measure angular rate in two or three spatial directions, showing the way to applications in platform stabilization, motion tracking and navigation.

High-precision version of the world?s smallest digital humidity sensor

November 6, 2010 1:34 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

In April 2010 Sensirion started serial production of the SHT21, the standard version of its new generation of digital humidity and temperature sensors.

Nanoplas targets 200mm MEMS and 3D TSV packaging with dry processing tool

November 6, 2010 1:34 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Nanoplas, supplier of HDRF plasma processing equipment for MEMS, 3D through-silicon via (TSV), IC packaging and III-V compounds, introduced a fully automatic dry-processing batch system for high-volume 200mm production.

IEDM Preview: CMOS imager works from light to night

November 6, 2010 1:33 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Traditional CMOS image sensors based on silicon are limited to imaging in the visible and near infrared (IR) spectrum. But for homeland security, automotive safety and other applications that rely on detection of the earth's natural "night glow," extension into the short-wave IR (SWIR)...

CareFusion & #8217;s Antitrust Lawsuit Against Medtronic Is Dismissed

November 5, 2010 2:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

CareFusion failed to prove that Medtronic sought to illegally dominate the vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty markets, a federal district judge has ruled.

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Roche, Stanford Patent Case Heads to US Supreme Court

November 5, 2010 2:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

A popular source for innovative new medical products could dry up, should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn a lower court’s ruling on a case involving Roche Molecular System and Stanford University.

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GE Healthcare cash tender offer to buy Clarient

November 5, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Co. said Friday it started a cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common and preferred stock of diagnostic services company Clarient Inc.On Oct. 22, the GE said it would buy Clarient for about $570 million in a cash tender offer.Upon...

Medicare Policy Changes Will Make it More Difficult for Nevada Beneficiaries to Obtain Power Wheelchairs

November 5, 2010 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

RENO, Nev., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Will power wheelchairs continue to be available to Nevada's Medicare patients following a series of federal regulatory and policy changes? There are grave concerns among consumer groups, Medicare beneficiaries and homecare equipment...

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Allied Healthcare Products Reports Narrow Loss for Quarter But Improves Year-Over-Year Performance

November 5, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 5, 2010 /- Despite difficult economic conditions, Allied Healthcare Products (Nasdaq: AHPI ) managed to increase sales by 5.3 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2011. Sales increased by $600,000 to total $11.9 million compared to $11.3 million for the first...

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Duro Extend Capsules for Men: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

November 5, 2010 9:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Product marketed as dietary supplement contains undeclared Sulfoaidenafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

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Sun Healthcare says restructuring approved

November 5, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health care facility operator Sun Healthcare Group Inc. said Friday shareholders have approved its restructuring plan, which will separate Sun into two publicly traded companies.The company will split into Sun Healthcare Group Inc., which will operate skilled nursing centers and assisted living...

Infants' hemodynamic responses to happy and angry facial expressions

November 5, 2010 7:41 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute for Physiological Sciences) Japanese research group led by Prof. Ryusuke Kakigi and Dr. Emi Nakato, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, and Prof. Masami K. Yamaguchi, Chuo University, found that the hemispheric differences in the temporal area...

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