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Edwards Lifesciences 2Q net income rose 21 percent

July 21, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Heart device maker Edwards Lifesciences Corp. said Wednesday its second-quarter net income rose 21 percent as it sold more heart valves at better profit margins.Edwards said it had net income of $57.5 million, or 48 cents per share, up from $47.5 million, or 41 cents per share, a year earlier....

Affymetrix reports 2Q loss on revenue dip

July 21, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Affymetrix Inc., which makes genetic testing technology, on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss on as it booked fewer gains and product sales and services revenue both declined.The company posted a loss of $5.5 million, or 8 cents per share, compared with net income of $7.3 million, or 11...

How to Avoid Costly Mistakes in Scaled Manufacturing

July 21, 2010 12:30 pm | by Lianne Coppinger | Articles | Comments

What is scaled manufacturing? Scaled manufacturing takes a medical device idea or concept from prototype to production in quantities required to meet customer demand with absolute consistency and reliability. Because of the competitive advantage scaled manufacturing offers, product designers can expand or retract supply with minimal effort, cost, or infrastructure—creating an efficient response to unpredictable industry and customer demands.

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Electroactive Polymer Based Cardiac Ablation Catheters For Greater Flexibility

July 21, 2010 12:15 pm | by Strategic Polymer Sciences | Articles | Comments

Mapping/ablation catheters are used to treat atrial fibrillation. Current mechanical catheters can be difficult and time consuming to operate and hinder reproducible and consistent ablation. This article describes new electroactive polymer (EAP) technology that provides the basis for the development of electronically controlled steerable actuators. The EAP technology will enable standard catheter platforms to incorporate advanced micro-steerability, reduced procedure times and advanced automation capabilities. The innovative electrically steered catheters will benefit millions of Americans who are suffering from atrial fibrillation.

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RF Technologies® Announces Version 7 Software for Safe Place® Security Solutions

July 21, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BROOKFIELD, Wis. , July 21 /- RF Technologies®, a leading provider of radio frequency identification monitoring systems and healthcare security solutions, is announcing the release of Version 7 software for use with Safe Place® Infant and Pediatric Security Solutions. The...

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SynDevRx stacks Series A round up to $1.2M

July 21, 2010 11:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

SynDevRx Inc., an anti-angiogenesis startup based in Cambridge, has added approximately $725,000 in funding to its previous tranche of what appears to be a Series A round, bringing the total raised to $1.24 million.

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Zargis Awarded U.S. Army Contract

July 21, 2010 11:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

STAMFORD, Conn. , July 21 /- Zargis Medical Corp., a majority-owned subsidiary of Speedus Corp. (Nasdaq: SPDE ), today announced that it received a contract from the U.S. Army to develop an investigational device based on the success of the Signal-X6™ telemedicine systems recently...

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Improving Patient Safety: Automating Specimen Collection and Transfusion Management Reduces Errors

July 21, 2010 10:36 am | by Kelly Feist | Articles | Comments

Diagnostic laboratories have an important role to play in ensuring patient safety. The chance for human errors and omissions is high in specimen collection, testing, and blood transfusions because these processes have so many manual steps. Automating specimen collection and transfusion management can create closed loop systems that virtually eliminate errors in labeling of specimens, incorrect patient draws, and incorrect transfusions.

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SurgiVision slashes price of planned IPO

July 21, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker SurgiVision Inc. slashed the price of its expected initial public offering on Wednesday.The company, which makes devices designed to help physicians see inside a patient's body using MRI technology, plans to offer 2.5 million shares for $9 to $11 apiece for expected...

SemBiosys expands into Cambridge

July 21, 2010 9:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

SemBioSys Genetics Inc., a Calgary, Alberta, based developer of biosimilar drug candidates, proteins and oils, reports that it is opening a Cambridge office, and hiring a president of U.S. and international operations.

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China Yongxin Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces the Expansion of Its Chain of Retail Stores to 110 Stores

July 21, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHANGCHUN, China and LOS ANGELES , July 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Yongxin Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CYXN) ("China Yongxin" or the "Company"), one of the leading health products distribution and retail sales companies in China , today announced the opening of seven new...

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Trinity Orthopedics Receives Patent Allowance for Sagittally Stable Spinal Fixation System

July 21, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO , July 21 /- Trinity Orthopedics LLC, a medical device company that develops and markets products for minimally invasive spine surgery, announced today that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a monoplanar pedicle screw method,...

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ID Experts Announces RADARâ„¢: A HITECH Risk Assessment Tool for Healthcare Security Breach Incidents Affecting Patient Privacy

July 21, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEAVERTON, Ore. , July 21 /- Whenever there is a security breach of any size involving protected health information (PHI), the healthcare industry is now required under the HITECH Act to complete an incident-specific risk assessment.  ID Experts®, the leader in comprehensive...

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Latina Actress and Author Dayanara Torres Launches Online Asthma Education Resource for Hispanic Community in Partnership with Merck and AAFA

July 21, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MIAMI , July 21 /- Understanding and managing asthma is not always easy, especially without adequate patient resources. That's why Puerto Rican actress, author and mother of two children with asthma, Dayanara Torres , has partnered with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)...

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Uses and Advances of Computed Tomography for Medical Device Analysis

July 21, 2010 7:30 am | by Julien Noel | Articles | Comments

Computed tomography (CT) has come a long way since its public inception in 1972. The rapid improvement of computer technology and the increasing capabilities of CT scans have gone hand in hand. CT scans that used to take hours are now being completed in seconds. This increase in capabilities has led to CT scans being used more often and in more ways than ever before. The use of CT in the medical nondestructive testing (NDT) field is one example that has grown tremendously in the past few years, and it is also the focus of the following article.

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