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Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Medical Devices: Recommended Glossary and Educational Outreach To Suppo...

January 7, 2011 4:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The guidance document provides guidance for the voluntary use of selected symbols in place of text in labeling. It provides the labeling guidance required for: (1) In vitro diagnostic devices (IVDs), intended for professional use under 21 CFR 809.10...


Hologic buys Interlace for $125 million

January 7, 2011 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hologic Inc., which makes mammogram systems and other women's health diagnostic tools, said Friday it bought Interlace Medical Inc. for $125 million in cash, in a move to boost its position in the women's health care market.Interlace, based in Framingham, Mass., makes the MyoSure hysteroscopic...

Chiasma kicks up summer debt round to $5M

January 7, 2011 3:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Chiasma Inc., a Newton Center-based biotech, has added to its debt financing round announced last summer, bumping it up from $2 million to $5 million of a planned $6 million, according to federal documents.


Hologic Acquires Interlace Medical

January 7, 2011 2:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 7, 2011 /- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX ), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today it has acquired...


LumaSense expands with infrared acquisition

January 7, 2011 1:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Camera and sensor company buys L-3 Communications subsidiary InfraredVision Technology Corp.

Carbon nanotubes as optical antennae

January 7, 2011 1:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Just as walkie-talkies transmit and receive radio waves, carbon nanotubes can transmit and receive light at the nanoscale, Cornell University researchers have discovered.

Fujifilm unveils BSI "EXR-CMOS" sensor

January 7, 2011 1:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Fujifilm announces its new EXR-CMOS BSI sensor technology, embedded inside few of the new cameras to be presented at CES 2011.

MiNaPAD 2011 - Call for paper opened

January 6, 2011 10:40 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

The call for paper is now open for MiNaPAD, the ?Micro/Nano-Electronics Packaging & Assembly, Design and Manufacturing Forum? which will be held in Grenoble, France, on the new Minatec campus, on May 11 and 12, 2011.


Study finds energy limits global economic growth

January 6, 2011 8:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Institute of Biological Sciences) A study published in the January 2011 BioScience establishes macroecological correlations across countries and over time between per capita gross domestic product and per capita energy use. The authors infer a causal linkage. Correlations...


Patients Facing Blindness to Test Therapy with Stem Cells

January 6, 2011 7:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Replacing certain cells in the retina could slow visual impairment for people with macular degeneration.

Conceptus says 4Q sales fell short of estimates

January 6, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Conceptus Inc. said Thursday that its fourth-quarter revenue was less than expected because of weaker demand for its Essure birth control procedure.The company said its fourth quarter sales will be between $36.3 million and $36.6 million. That's a decrease of 1 to 2 percent from a year ago....

ImmuCor 2Q profit rises as expenses decrease

January 6, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blood-testing equipment maker ImmuCor Inc. said Thursday its profit grew 7 percent in the fiscal second quarter as it reduced its expenses to make up for a decrease in revenue.ImmuCor said its earned $21.1 million, or 30 cents per share, in the three months ended Nov. 30. That was up from $19.7...

ThermoGenesis registers to sell $20M in securities

January 6, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Biotechnology company ThermoGenesis Corp. said Thursday that it filed a shelf registration statement to sell up to $20 million in common stock and warrants.The registration statement has not yet been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission.The company, based in Rancho...

Use Your Web Site to Connect with Patients, Referring Docs

January 6, 2011 11:35 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

Physicians are not always the first adopters of new technology, and the use of Web content is no exception. Of course, most of our business has no direct correlation with information from the Web, but that does not mean that having a Web site is not a great addition to the practice.


Metronidazole Tablets, 250mg: Recall - Underweight Tablets

January 6, 2011 11:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Underweight tablets may not contain the full amount of active ingredient within a single tablet. A consumer may not receive the prescribed dose, which may cause the infection the drug was intended to treat to worsen or recur, which could be life-threatening when treating severe infections.



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