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Exactech lowers 3Q revenue outlook to $42M

October 18, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Exactech Inc. said it expects third-quarter revenue to come in below earlier expectations at $42 million.The company blamed the shortfall on "greater than expected costs associated with entry into new markets and distribution channel changes internationally," as well as softer-than-expected...

Hanger 3Q net income falls 28 percent on charges

October 18, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. said Monday its third-quarter profit fell 28 percent, as a series of relocation charges offset a boost in revenue.The results are preliminary and the company expects to release full results on Oct. 27.Hanger, which operates rehabilitation centers for people with...

Reportlinker Adds Global Diagnostic ECG Market' (2010 - 2015)

October 18, 2010 1:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Diagnostic ECG Market' (2010 - 2015) http://www.reportlinker.com/p0316087/Global-Diagnostic-ECG-Market'-2010---2015.html Global diagnostic ECG Market Electrocardiograph...

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New 2010 European Resuscitation Council Guidelines published

October 18, 2010 1:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier announces the publication of the 2010 European Resuscitation Council Guidelines in the journal Resuscitation. These guidelines are based on an extensive international review of all the science supporting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the 2010 International...

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Ratings agencies maintain views on St. Jude

October 18, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ratings agencies maintained their views on St. Jude Medical Inc. Monday after the company said it would buy vascular device maker AGA Medical Inc.Fitch Ratings affirmed "A" rating while Moody's Investors Service backed its rating of "Baa1." Both ratings are investment grade. However the...

Prostate cancer patients treated with robotic-assisted surgery can expect low recurrence of cancer

October 18, 2010 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Henry Ford Health System) A first-ever, long-term study of patients who underwent robot-assisted surgery to remove their cancerous prostates found that nearly 87 percent of them had no recurrence of the disease after five years.The findings were reported in this month's issue of...

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Researchers increase understanding of genetic susceptibility to psoriasis

October 18, 2010 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(King's College London) Genetic variants associated with increased susceptibility to psoriasis are reported in five papers published online this week in Nature Genetics. Psoriasis is a chronic and recurrent skin disease, and one of the most prevalent autoimmune diseases, with a...

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The Promise of Ion Beam Cancer Therapy

October 18, 2010 12:35 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

The world’s foremost experts in ion-beam cancer therapy meet at Oakland’s Claremont Hotel October 26 through 29 to examine the international success of this unique therapy, explore future developments, and ask tough questions – including why this extraordinary medical advance is making...

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Removing 2mm around breast cancer tumors prevents residual disease in 98 percent of patients

October 18, 2010 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Removing an extra two millimeters around an area of invasive breast cancer is sufficient to minimize any residual disease in 98 percent of patients, according a study of 303 women just published.

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Singapore hosts first 'Decade of the Mind' conference in Asia

October 18, 2010 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore) A team of 15 world renowned cognitive scientists have converged in Singapore for the 6th Decade of the Mind Conference, held from Oct. 18-20, 2010, to promote awareness of cognitive science research done in Asia and...

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Colonoscopy technique increases polyp detection in far reaches of right colon

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American College of Gastroenterology) An endoscopic technique known as retroflexion, when used in the right side of the colon, may increase the diagnostic yield of polyps, including large adenomas (larger than 10 millimeters) and serrated lesions, particularly in men, older...

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Solarfun announces completion of capacity expansion plan and further expansion plans

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Power Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that it has already reached its 2010 year-end target of 360 MW in ingot manufacturing capacity, 400 MW in wire saw capacity, 500 MW of cell capacity and 900 MW in module capacity

AcuMEMS announces new Glaucoma product for cataract surgery

October 18, 2010 10:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

AcuMEMS, Inc. announced the development of a new sensor for wireless intraocular pressure (IOP) monitoring of patients with co-incident cataract and glaucoma.

Shapiro finds niche in VC-entrepreneur-scientist crossroad

October 18, 2010 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Mikhail Shapiro isn’t quite 30, but finds himself already wearing two distinguished hats – senior associate at Third Rock Ventures and acting head of product development at Foundation Medicine.

Thermo Fisher forms scientific advisory board

October 18, 2010 10:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Waltham instruments maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has created a scientific advisory board for the sake of adding expertise from the health, science and education community.

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