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Baxter Colleague Infusion Pumps: FDA Ordering Recall

December 1, 2010 5:30 am | Comments

UPDATED 12/01/2010. Recall classified as Class I. Action based on failure to correct serious problems with infusion pumps.

Tegal expands ProNova? ICP silicon drie reactor family with introduction of the ProNova2?(2)

December 1, 2010 4:38 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Industry-leading etch rates, better uniformity and selectivity, and greater application flexibility makes ProNova2 one of the most productive silicon DRIE reactors on the market.

Tegal expands ProNova? ICP silicon drie reactor family with introduction of the ProNova2?

December 1, 2010 4:37 am | Comments

Industry-leading etch rates, better uniformity and selectivity, and greater application flexibility makes ProNova2 one of the most productive silicon DRIE reactors on the market.

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Soitec and Sumitomo Electric announce collaboration on development of engineered GaN substrates

November 30, 2010 9:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Applications include high brightness LEDs as well as electric power devices designed for hybrid and full electric vehicles.

Loud snoring and insomnia symptoms predict the development of the metabolic syndrome

November 30, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A study in the Dec. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP found that loud snoring and two common insomnia symptoms -- difficulty falling asleep and unrefreshing sleep -- each significantly predicted the development of the metabolic syndrome. The study...

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Thermo Fisher agrees to buy Lomb Scientific

November 30, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Scientific instrument maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. said Tuesday it agreed to buy Lomb Scientific, which sells laboratory chemicals, consumables, and instruments in Australia and New Zealand.The companies did not disclose terms of the deal. Thermo Fisher said Lomb sells its products to...

Screening of 'Bad Blood' with filmmaker Marilyn Ness(2)

November 30, 2010 2:36 pm | by Arizona State University | Comments

School of Social Transformation's faculty in Justice and Social Inquiry presents a screening of the documentary film "Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale," including a Q&A with the director, Marilyn Ness.read more

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Screening of 'Bad Blood' with filmmaker Marilyn Ness

November 30, 2010 2:35 pm | Comments

School of Social Transformation's faculty in Justice and Social Inquiry presents a screening of the documentary film "Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale," including a Q&A with the director, Marilyn Ness.read more

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Omnicare to sell $500M in convertible senior notes

November 30, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Omnicare Inc., which sells drugs to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, said Tuesday that it plans to sell $500 million in debt, due 2025.After selling these convertible senior subordinated notes, Omnicare expects to use the proceeds to buy back up to $525 million in notes it sold in a...

Pacific Biosciences reports larger 3Q loss

November 30, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pacific Biosciences of California Inc. said Tuesday it took a larger loss in the third quarter as it prepares to start selling its genetic analysis tests.The company said it lost $40.7 million during the quarter, compared with $24.5 million a year earlier. Pacific Biosciences completed its...

B. Braun addEASE Binary Connector: Class I Recall -Stopper Fragments May Enter Bag

November 30, 2010 12:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The particles in the solution can potentially enter a patient’s body and lead to serious adverse health consequences.

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Class I Medical Device Recall: B. Braun addEASE Binary Connector

November 30, 2010 11:36 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Reason for Recall: When the addEASE binary connector is inserted into a partial additive bag (PAB) stopper, fragments of the stopper may enter the bag, resulting in a small amount of visible particles in the solution. The particles can potentially enter a

Alternative therapies may leave asthmatics gasping

November 30, 2010 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Montreal) Approximately 13 percent of parents turn to alternative therapies to treat their children's asthma, according to a new study from the Universite de Montreal. The findings, published recently in the Canadian Respiratory Journal, suggest that this trend is...

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Pitt researcher receives NIH funding for technology-enhanced weight-loss program

November 30, 2010 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh) Pitt's study is one of seven NIH-funded clinical trials -- receiving a total of $36 million over five years -- which will use the Web, cell phones, wearable technology, and social networking to promote good health in young adults.

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Imris: offering underwriters buy additional shares

November 30, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Imris Inc., which makes medical imaging equipment, said Tuesday underwriters have exercised part of their option to purchase additional shares as part of a recent public offering, giving the company an additional $3 million in gross proceeds.The Winnipeg, Manitoba, company said underwriters...

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