A California judge tosses PharmaRx Pharmaceuticals' lawsuit accusing GE and Cardinal Health of conspiring to monopolize the market for cardiac imaging agents. Legal News, News Wellread more
South Korean lawmakers one step from rigorous new system for stem cell Advancement: scientists, physicians and patients applaud, urge lawmakers to complete The JobSeptember 19, 2012 3:22 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments
SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 19, 2012 /- Seung-Jo Yang, a Parliament member, prepared a bill proposing new law for the management and transplantation of stem cells. On September 17, the National Health and Welfare Committee referred the bill to the Conference for review. The previous 18th National Assembly proposed a similar stem cell bill when much of its term had already passed...
EOS, the technology and market leader for design-driven, integrated e-Manufacturing solutions for industrial applications, is joining forces with Innovative Medical Device Solutions (IMDS), the strategic source for full-service medical device development and manufacturing. Together they offer customers, including industry-leading orthopedic and spine surgeons and implant companies...
American Association for Homecare Expects Medicare to Move Past its Deny-at-All-Costs Culture that Routinely Denies Claims for Power WheelchairsSeptember 19, 2012 1:58 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stakeholders are hopeful that 11 th -hour changes will smooth Medicare's new prior authorization process for beneficiaries who have prescriptions for power wheelchairs. But the stakeholders, including homecare providers, physicians, and advocates for Americans with disabilities, remain concerned about whether the Centers for Medicare and...
Torax Medical closes a $30 million Series D funding round in support of its sphincter augmentation products, designed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Torax Medical closed a $30 million Series D funding round in support of its acid reflux treatment products. The funds will go toward expanding commercialization of the St. Paul, Minn.-based medical device company's sphincter augmentation systems, including Torax's platform Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation devices. News Well, Funding Roundupread more
As part of its commitment to advancing research in the field of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery (OHNS), Cook Medical with a strong history of philanthropy to encourage and support research and education, has supported the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) Program.
The National Institutes of Health grant $4.4 million in funding for affordable robots that can help healthcare and life sciences teams with daily tasks, such as designing prosthetics and diagnosing and treating disease. The National Institutes of Health this week announced $4.4 million in grants for projects aimed at developing robotics for healthcare and life sciences. The funding was granted to teams working on developing a new generation of robotics, called "co-robotics," which aid people with everyday tasks in the healthcare field. The developments include technology to aid engineers in designing prosthetics, miniature "robot pills" that help diagnose and treat disease and robots that help researchers create artificial tissues. News Well, Funding Roundup, Robotic Assisted Surgery, Roboticsread more
Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson plans to build 4 new international innovation centers to pick up local innovators and foster early-stage deals. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) is looking to re-energize its early-stage deal-making with the launch of 4 new international innovation centers, fully equipped with J&J science and technology experts focused on emerging opportunities. News Well, Innovation, Research & Developmentread more
BD Introduces Advanced Needle Technology Designed to Enhance Patient Comfort and Improve Patient Adherence in Diabetes CareSeptember 19, 2012 12:06 pm | News | Comments
Studies suggest that as many as one-fifth to one-third of people with diabetes are hesitant or unwilling to give themselves insulin injections for reasons that include needle anxiety[i-iii]. Patients who reported injection-related pain or embarrassment also admitted they intentionally skipped insulin injections more often. A study by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) revealed that...
OmniGuide Inc., a medical device company specializing in precision surgical energy instruments, recently announced the launch of a next-generation product designed for laparoscopic endometriosis procedures. The instrument set offers enhanced ergonomics, access, and operative flow compared to previous CO2 laser delivery systems.
Group Florence Nightingale Increases Radiosurgery Profile with Acquisition of Turkey's First Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion SystemSeptember 19, 2012 11:52 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments
Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ – Elekta's most advanced Gamma Knife® platform – became Turkey's fifth Gamma Knife system, beginning clinical operation at Group Florence Nightingale's Comprehensive Cancer Center (Istanbul) on May 25. The Cancer Center's Prof. Dr. Talat Kiris used Perfexion for the first time by treating a 15-year-old Iraqi boy with a partially resected skull base tumor.
Nexxt Spine LLC, a Fishers, Ind.-based manufacturer of spinal implants and instrumentation, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Honour™ cervical spacer and lumbar spacer implants made of Zeniva® polyetheretherketone (PEEK) rods from Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC. Zeniva® PEEK – part of Solvay’s line of Solviva® Biomaterials...
KNF introduces a new small brushless DC motor (Type BL30) as standard and readily available for integration into a wide range of liquid and gas diaphragm pumps for OEM applications.
Boston Scientific agrees to buy medical device company BridgePoint Medical and its heart blockage tool for an undisclosed amount. Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said it agreed to buy BridgePoint Medical for an undisclosed amount, adding the Minneapolis-based medical device company's technology for treating blocked blood vessels in the heart to its stable of interventional cardiology tools. News Well, Cardiovascular, Catheters, Mergers & Acquisitions, Stentsread more
Coherent, Inc. has extended its integrated laser machine tool product portfolio with its new META platform, offering improved performance and greater ease-of-use. The META platform features a unibody chassis design.