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BCM pediatric cancer researchers get funding from St. Baldrick's Foundation

August 26, 2010 1:32 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Three Baylor College of Medicine physician-scientists have received support totaling more than $500,000 from St. Baldrick's Foundation to advance their research in pediatric cancer. Dr. Karen Rabin, assistant professor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology, was named a St. Baldrick's...

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Shire's Gaucher disease drug approved in Europe

August 26, 2010 12:36 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Shire plc has won approval from the European Commission to market its Gaucher disease treatment, called VPRIV, to 30 countries in Europe.

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Southampton to conduct UK's first cochlear implant operation to give sound in both ears

August 26, 2010 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Southampton) The UK's first operation to fit a single cochlear implant capable of giving sound in both ears takes place this Friday, thanks to the work of the South of England Cochlear Implant Centre, based at the University of Southampton.

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Supply Chain Professionals Seeking Even Greater Product Visibility

August 26, 2010 12:36 pm | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

Dynamic supply chain optimization capabilities and near real-time visibility to detailed supply chain events are key requirements to thriving within the complex and shifting international transportation and global trade environment, according to the Aberdeen

Renowned Manufacturing Professionals Elected to SME 2010 College of Fellows

August 26, 2010 12:36 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., August 26, 2010 — Five outstanding manufacturing professionals have been elected to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' (SME) prestigious College of Fellows. More

Huber Needles: Recall - Risk of Coring

August 26, 2010 12:35 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Risk of infection, damage or death of tissue, swelling, or other serious adverse health consequences occurring as a result of the core travelling through blood vessels into the patient's lungs.

ThermoGenesis Announces Reverse Stock Split Effective on NASDAQ Capital Market August 27, 2010

August 26, 2010 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Aug. 26 /- ThermoGenesis Corp. (Nasdaq: KOOL ), a leading supplier of innovative products and services that process and store adult stem cells, said it has filed a Certificate of Amendment to its Amended and Restated Certification of Incorporation to effect its...

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meridianEMR, Inc. Honored by Inc. 5000 for Second Year in a Row as One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies

August 26, 2010 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LIVINGSTON, N.J., Aug. 26 /- meridianEMR, Inc., a leading provider of electronic medical records systems, electronic prescribing and advanced healthcare analytics, announced today that Inc. Magazine ranked the company No. 1717 in its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing...

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Deloitte Issue Brief: Mobile Personal Health Records May Offer Consumers Key to Technology-Enabled Self-Care

August 26, 2010 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /- The convergence of personal health records and mobile communication devices may provide the mechanism to engage consumers to use technology to enhance self-care, taking cost out of the health care system, according to a new Deloitte Issue Brief released today by the...

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Microflex Acquires Black Dragon®, Examination Gloves From MedTexx

August 26, 2010 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Aug. 26 /- Microflex Corporation (Lake Forest, IL), a division of BarrierSafe Solutions International® (BSSI), a leading provider of latex and synthetic barrier protection, announced the acquisition of Black Dragon® examination gloves from MedTexx in...

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NMT Medical appoints new CEO, reduces board

August 26, 2010 12:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Medical implant technology developer NMT Medical Inc. has appointed chief operating officer Richard Davis as chairman, president and CEO of the company, following disappointing results from a clinical trial earlier this year.

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Luminex Announces Commercial Launch of New Cystic Fibrosis Test

August 26, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 26 /- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ), the worldwide leader in multiplexed solutions, today announced the full commercial launch of its xTAG® Cystic Fibrosis 60 Kit v2, a new diagnostic test that can simultaneously screen a single blood sample for up to 60...

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Fingerstick Devices to Obtain Blood Specimens: Initial Communication - Risk of Transmitting Bloodborne Pathogens

August 26, 2010 12:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Increase in reports of bloodborne infection transmission resulting from the shared use of fingerstick and point-of-care blood testing devices.

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Use of Fingerstick Devices on More Than One Person Poses Risk for Transmitting Bloodborne Pathogens: Initial Communication

August 26, 2010 10:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

CDC and FDA have noted a progressive increase in the reports of bloodborne infection transmission over the past 10 to 15 years (primarily hepatitis B virus), resulting from the shared use of fingerstick and POC blood testing devices...

Stryker Biotech to pay $1.35M settlement to Mass.

August 26, 2010 8:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The Massachusetts state attorney general's office has settled with Stryker Biotech LLC over allegations the company improperly marketed orthopedic products for indications that were not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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