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Boston Scientific to buy privately held Asthmatx

September 20, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boston Scientific will buy privately held Asthmatx Inc. in a deal that could be worth more than $440 million, the medical device maker said Monday. Boston Scientific, which is based in Natick, Mass., said it will pay $193.5 million upfront in cash. It will then make additional payments of up to...

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Aromatase Inhibitors in Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements: Recall

September 20, 2010 6:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Serious adverse events, especially for consumers with liver, kidney, adrenal, or prostate abnormalities, associated with the use of aromatase inhibitors.

Federal Register: Risk Communication Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

September 20, 2010 6:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

On November 8 and 9, 2010, the Committee will hear and discuss developments in FDA's ongoing communications programs, such as FDA's Strategic Plan for Risk Communication, FDA's Transparency Initiative, and the challenges of effectively communicating...

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South Carolina Optometrists Partner with State Legislators and Local Mayors in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care

September 20, 2010 6:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 20 /- Due to the overwhelming number of children with eye and vision problems across the United States, South Carolina optometrists are devoting appointments to no-cost, comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants between six to 12 months of age through...

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Low Current Drive for Can Stack Linear Actuators

September 20, 2010 6:31 am | Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inc. offers the Haydon RoHS compliant PCM4806 IDEA programmable linear actuator drive. The PCM4806 is the most recent addition to the IDEA Drive family of products.

End Mills Designed for Cutting Hard Metals

September 20, 2010 6:15 am | Emuge Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Emuge Corp., a leading manufacturer of an extensive line of taps, thread mills, end mills, holders, and attachments, offers TiNox-Cut, a new series of end mills specifically developed to provide exceptional tool life when machining challenging materials.

LifePoint Hospitals to offer $400M in senior notes

September 20, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LifePoint Hospitals Inc. said Monday it will sell through a private offering $400 million in senior notes due in 2020.The company will use proceeds to repay $249.2 million in outstanding loans under its senior secured credit facilities. It also may use some proceeds to buy back stock pursuant...

Boston Scientific buys asthma treatment firm

September 20, 2010 5:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Natick medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp. has signed a deal, potentially worth up to $443.5 million, to acquire Asthmatx Inc., a Calif. company that manufactures a catheter-based bronchial thermoplasty procedure for treatment of asthma.

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AQT90 FLEX Opens Up for a New and Better Way of Measuring Troponin T at the Point of Care

September 20, 2010 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AQT90 FLEX Opens Up for a New and Better Way of Measuring Troponin... -- COPENHAGEN, September 20, 2010 /-

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Boston Scientific to Acquire Asthmatx

September 20, 2010 4:33 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Asthmatx offers first FDA-approved non-drug procedure for the treatment of severe asthma

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Questcor to Present at UBS Global Life Sciences Conference

September 20, 2010 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

UNION CITY, Calif., Sept. 20 /- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR ) announced today that it will present at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York. Don M. Bailey, President and Chief Executive Officer, will...

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Stereotaxis Achieves Intellectual Property Milestone With 100th U.S. Patent

September 20, 2010 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 20 /- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS ) today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the Company its 100th patent, a major intellectual property milestone. The 100th patent, U.S. patent No. 7,772,950, covers the "Method and Apparatus for Dynamic...

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Cellectis bioresearch and Helix Biocon Join Forces for the Promotion of cGPS® and cGPS® Custom Kits and Cell Line Engineering Services in India

September 20, 2010 1:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PARIS and NEW DELHI, India, Sept. 20 /- Cellectis bioresearch, the specialist in genome customization and subsidiary of Cellectis (Alternext: ALCLS), and Helix BioService & Consultants Pvt Ltd (Helix Biocon), today announced that they will join forces for the promotion of Cellectis...

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Manganese in drinking water: Study suggests adverse effects on children's intellectual abilities

September 19, 2010 10:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Université du Québec à Montréal) A team of researchers recently completed a study showing that children exposed to high concentrations of manganese in drinking water performed worse on tests of intellectual functioning than children with lower exposures.

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Higher incidence of seizures seen in children with H1N1 virus compared to seasonal flu

September 19, 2010 10:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A recent study by researchers at the University of Utah determined that the 2009 pandemic influenza A caused a higher rate of neurological complications in children than the seasonal flu. The most common complications observed were seizures and encephalopathy....

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