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Penn Medicine First in Region to Implant Subcutaneous Defibrillator System

August 27, 2010 1:36 pm | by University Of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Today, electrophysiologists from Penn Medicine implanted the region's first subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for sudden cardiac arrest, a potentially fatal electrical malfunction of the heart. The patient, a young athletic male in his 20s, had the new system...

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Social networking startup MedNetworks partners with Healthways

August 27, 2010 11:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

MedNetworks Inc., a Newton developer of social networking technology for doctors and patients, has formed a partnership with Healthways Inc., a human health and well-being program developer.

"Greening" your flat screen TV

August 27, 2010 11:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Tel Aviv University develops an organic LED light source for home electronics, medicine and clean energy

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Genzyme eases drug shortage with increased shipments

August 27, 2010 11:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Genzyme has sent a letter to U.S. patients of its enzyme replacement therapies of rare diseases, letting them know that they will be receiving more doses of medicine than they have for the past year during the company's scaled-back operations stemming from a temporary shutdown of its...

Dyer & Berens LLP Reminds Investors of the October 12, 2010 Lead Plaintiff Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Certain Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Investors -- ATEC

August 27, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dyer & Berens LLP (www.DyerBerens.com (http://www.DyerBerens.com) ) today reminded investors of the upcoming lead plaintiff deadline in the class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California on behalf of investors who purchased Alphatec...

'Uncertainty' over future of Neurostream joint venture with Otto Bock: Victhom

August 27, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Victhom Human Bionics Inc. (TSXV:VHB) says there is "uncertainty" over whether Neurostream Technologies, its joint venture partnership to develop products to treat conditions such as sleep apnea, can continue as a going concern.The Quebec-based company, which reported its financial results...

FDA stalls ImmunoGen-linked breast cancer therapy approval

August 27, 2010 10:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a Refuse to File letter to Genentech Inc., which is licensing Targeted Antibody Payload (TAP) technology from Waltham-based ImmunoGen Inc., for accelerated approval of its breast cancer treatment.

Medical Action Industries completes Avid buyout

August 27, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical Action Industries Inc., medical and surgical products supplier, said Friday it completed the buyout of Avid Medical Inc. for $62.5 million in cash, plus transaction costs. Avid makes custom procedure trays serving the health care industry. Medical Action said the buyout will increase its...

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Idera to net $3.8M milestone pay from Merck

August 27, 2010 9:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc. is due about $3.8 million from Germany's Merck KGaA, following the Cambridge biotech's milestone achievement under a global licensing agreement.

Misonix Announces New Distribution Agreement for Russia

August 27, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Aug. 27 /- Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON ), a developer of state of the art, ultrasonic medical device technology, which worldwide is used for acute health conditions, has entered into a new, three year, exclusive distribution agreement with Martin-Medtechnika LLC, doing...

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FDA Safety Notification: Mammography Problems at Medisound, Inc. in Kissimmee, Florida

August 27, 2010 7:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA has become aware of problems associated with the quality of mammograms performed at the Medisound, Inc. facility, located at 301 North John Young Parkway, Kissimmee, Florida 34741...

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Diaphragm Valves Developed for Reactive Fluids

August 27, 2010 7:10 am | Tridak | Product Releases | Comments

The Tridak Model 475 Series diaphragm valves are designed to be used with low-to-medium viscosity fluids. The internal design of these dispensing valves prevent fluid contact with the actuating components...

Syringes Designed to Maintain Vacuum or Negative Pressure

August 27, 2010 6:54 am | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina offers VacLok syringes, which are designed to maintain a vacuum or negative pressure with ease by locking the latex-free plunger in multiple positions.

Self-Centering Vises Provide Fast, Accurate Clamping of Odd-Sized Workpieces

August 27, 2010 6:48 am | Kurt Manufacturing Company | Product Releases | Comments

Kurt self-centering vises improve machining center productivity by positioning and clamping workpieces precisely and quickly on a defined symmetrical axis.

Charles River Labs in $300M stock repurchase program

August 27, 2010 6:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Charles River Laboratories International Inc., a Wilmington provider of outsourced laboratory and research services, has begun an accelerated stock repurchase program to buy back $300 million worth of common stock.

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