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Acetadote (acetylcysteine) Injection: Recall - Particulate Matter Found in a Small Number of Vials

January 3, 2011 4:50 am | News | Comments

6 lots of Acetadote is being recalled as a precautionary measure based on observed particulate matter found in a small number of vials.

Lincare board declares regular 20-cent dividend

January 3, 2011 4:45 am | News | Comments

Lincare Holdings Inc., which provides home delivery of oxygen and respiratory therapies, said Monday its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share.The dividend is payable on Jan. 28 to stockholders of record as of Jan. 14.

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Provides Update on Remediation Activities

January 3, 2011 4:34 am | News | Comments

DETROIT, Jan. 3, 2011 /- Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. (NYSE Amex: CPD ) announced that based on remediation efforts to date, it does not expect to commence the manufacture and distribution of products from its Detroit facility by the end of Caraco's Fiscal Year 2011, ending...


Accuray Elevated to NASDAQ Global Select Market

January 3, 2011 4:33 am | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2011 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that it has been named to the NASDAQ Global Select Market, the premier listing tier for NASDAQ companies. The NASDAQ Global Select Market is designated...


Advanced Life Sciences to Explore Strategic Alternatives to Maximize Shareholder Value

January 3, 2011 4:33 am | News | Comments

CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2011 /- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS ), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, announced today that...


Veridex, LLC Announces Collaboration to Develop Next-Generation Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) Technology with Massachusetts General Hospital

January 3, 2011 4:32 am | News | Comments

RARITAN, N.J., Jan. 3, 2011 /- Veridex, LLC (Veridex) today announced a collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital to develop and commercialize a next-generation circulating tumor cell (CTC) technology for capturing, counting and characterizing tumor cells found in patients'...


Medical Electronics Resource Guide 2011

January 1, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

MDT and ECN present the 2011 Medical Electronics Resource Guide. Inside: Find a list of products with contact information for numerous companies. Categories include: boards and modules; electromechanical and mechanical devices; integrated circuits; optoelectronics and displays; packaging and interconnects; passive and discrete components; power sources; sensors; test and measurement; and wireless system components.


January/February 2011 Digital Edition

January 1, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Inside: Read about selecting the right tubing in “11 Critical Question Areas of Tubing,” from Duke Empirical, Inc. Shared are professionals’ opinions on device design, portable medical, and advanced materials. Additionally, read about value added packaging, sensors, connecting miniaturized devices, ceramic, packaging, miniaturizing magnetic switches, and look at a MD&W West Show preview.


Smith & #38; Nephew Receives Warning Citing Quality Control Failures

December 31, 2010 5:31 pm | News | Comments

Quality control issues involving Smith & Nephew’s ceramic acetabular hip implants have resulted in a warning letter.


Devicemakers Question Value of CMS, FDA Parallel Review

December 31, 2010 5:30 pm | News | Comments

Despite claims by the FDA and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that parallel review could expedite marketing of new devices, industry fears the opposite could happen, depending on how the program is implemented.


Complaints and Concerns about Medicare Competitive Bidding for Home Medical Equipment Can Be Reported Via a Toll-Free Number and Website

December 31, 2010 10:33 am | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 1, 2011, Medicare starts a new "competitive bidding" program for durable medical equipment and supplies in nine metropolitan regions: Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas-Fort Worth, Kansas City, Miami, Orlando,...


What Happens When Leaf-Cutters Can't Cut It?

December 31, 2010 9:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

Leaf-cutter ants rely on their razor-sharp mandibles to snip leaves to pieces. But over time, their mandibles dull. Physicist Robert Schofield of the University of Oregon looked at what happens when the aging ants struggle with their snipping. He found they take on a new job.

Amir Aczel Looks At The LHC

December 31, 2010 9:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

In his new book, Present at the Creation, Amir D. Aczel tells the story of the European Organization for Nuclear Research's Large Hadron Collider. With the multibillion-euro collider, researchers hope to recreate the conditions that existed just after the Big Bang.

A Visit To Antarctica

December 31, 2010 9:39 am | Podcasts | Comments

In his new book Fraser's Penguins, writer Fen Montaigne describes the effect climate change is having on Antarctica's penguins. Montaigne, ecologist Bill Fraser and Science Friday blogger Kayla Iacovino (currently in Antarctica) recount their experiences on the continent.

Don't Cork That Champagne

December 31, 2010 9:38 am | Podcasts | Comments

There may be more mythology about pouring, drinking and storing Champagne than there is about any other fermented grape juice. Chemist Richard Zare and food writer Harold McGee set the record straight on the proper protocol for enjoying sparkling wines this New Year's Eve.


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