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Device Companies Are Getting Hit With False Patenting Lawsuits

August 20, 2010 1:33 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

A new cottage industry of suing companies for labeling their products with expired patents has emerged seemingly overnight and has the potential to inflict significant financial damage on the device industry.

Universal Spectrum, More Clarity Needed for Wireless Devices

August 20, 2010 1:33 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

To keep up with the reality of wireless medical technology, the FDA and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must make more effort to globalize medical telemetry bands, evaluate threats to patient safety and clarify current regulations.

European Patent Office Upholds GlideScope® Video Laryngoscope Patent

August 20, 2010 1:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BOTHELL, Wash., Aug. 20 /- The European Patent Office ("EPO") Board of Appeals has issued a formal written decision to uphold European Patent No. EP 1307131 for Verathon Inc.'s GlideScope video laryngoscopes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061011/SFW044LOGO ) (Logo:...

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AP National News Calendar

August 20, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of Aug. 22-28, 2010. Note that many events, especially court appearances, are subject to change at the last minute.The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EST):SUNDAY: No events of note.MONDAY: No events of note.TUESDAY:...

TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared Aug. 20, 2010

August 20, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on August 20, 2010.Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp. Cl (TSX:BBO): $0.08. Payable Sep 07. Record Aug 30.Brompton Equity Split Corp. Cl 'a' (TSX:BE): $0.1. Payable Sep 15. Record Aug...

ETC Biomedical Systems Offers New FDA Approved Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Medical Device

August 20, 2010 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Aug. 20 /- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC ) ("ETC" or the 'Company") Biomedical Systems, a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture of computerized monoplace hyperbaric chambers, today confirmed that it has received FDA 510-k...

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International Research Team Closes In On Cause of Common Form of Muscular Dystrophy

August 20, 2010 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SEATTLE, Aug. 20 /- An international team of researchers that includes investigators from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has made a critical advance in determining the cause of a common form of muscular dystrophy known as facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, or FSHD. They have...

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Earnings schedule for week of 8/20/10

August 20, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayNo major announcements expected.TuesdayNEW YORK — Barnes & Noble Inc. releases financial results.MIAMI — Burger King Holdings Inc. releases financial results.MINNEAPOLIS — Medtronic Inc. releases financial...

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Broad Institute licenses ChemAxon chemical software products

August 20, 2010 9:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has entered into a licensing deal with Hungary-based ChemAxon Ltd. in which the Cambridge institute will license the company's discovery and desktop toolkits.

Tufts researchers find key to treating eye diseases

August 20, 2010 9:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Scientists at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts have demonstrated non-viral gene therapy that may delay degenerative eye disorders.

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ASIR technique reduces radiation dose associated with coronary CTA by 27 percent

August 20, 2010 9:32 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American College of Radiology / American Roentgen Ray Society) A new low-dose coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) technique called adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction can reduce the radiation dose associated with coronary CTA by 27 percent, according to a study in...

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CGIT opens in Mass. to aid med device firms doing business in China

August 20, 2010 8:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Crystal Global Information Technology, known as CGIT, recently opened an office in Quincy designed to help companies in Massachusetts conquer the legal, regulatory, marketing and cultural challenges associated with doing business in China.

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Healthcare social network firm Welltok raises $2.5M

August 20, 2010 7:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Welltok Inc., a Madison, Conn.-based social network that connects consumers with health plans, has raised $2.5 million of a planned $4 million financing round, according to a regulatory filing.

Daily Intake of 'Yakult' Is Efficacious in Reducing Incidence of Acute Diarrhea in Young Children

August 20, 2010 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TOKYO, Aug. 20 /- YAKULT HONSHA CO., LTD. announced on August 20 that its collaborative study on the incidence of acute diarrhea with the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases in Kolkata, India, showed that daily intake of "Yakult" is efficacious in reducing the incidence of...

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Hospira Announces CEO Succession Plan

August 20, 2010 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Aug. 20 /- The board of directors of Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP ), a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, today announced that Christopher B. Begley, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), has indicated his intent to retire from the CEO...

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