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Americans' life expectancy continues to fall behind other countries'

October 7, 2010 10:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Commonwealth Fund) The United States continues to lag behind other nations when it comes to gains in life expectancy, and commonly cited causes for our poor performance -- obesity, smoking, traffic fatalities, and homicide -- are not to blame, according to a Commonwealth...

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MassMedic brings med device event Friday

October 7, 2010 10:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The medical device association, MassMedic, will host its annual investors conference Friday, showcasing 16 New England-based medical device companies, highlighted by an address from U.S. Senator Scott Brown.

Molecular Insight waiver deal extended again

October 7, 2010 10:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals Inc. has again had a waiver agreement extended with its bond holders, enabling company discussions associated with debt restructuring to continue.

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MIT, B & W researchers advance nanoparticle drug delivery

October 7, 2010 10:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital – including Omid Farokhzad and Robert Langer – have found a way to bring precision measurements to combination drug therapy in treating prostate cancer.

Three-Way Control of Fetal Heart-Cell Proliferation Could Help Regenerate Cardiac Cells

October 7, 2010 10:33 am | by University Of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine describe the interconnections between three-molecules that control fetal, heart-muscle-cell proliferation in a mouse model that will help cardiologists better understand the natural repair process after heart...

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Bacteria to blame in asthma attacks in children

October 7, 2010 10:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Copenhagen) Doctors have long known that viral infections can bring about asthma attacks and the shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing associated with them. But while viral infections cannot be treated, scientists at the Danish Paediatric Asthma Centre at the...

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Nonin Medical Announces Its Second-Generation Wrist-Worn Device for European Distribution: Delivering Reliability in the Widest Range of Patient Populations and Clinical Setti...

October 7, 2010 9:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 7 /- Nonin Medical, Inc., a leading innovator of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions, announced today the release of its second-generation wrist-worn pulse oximeter, the WristOx2™, Model 3150. Engineered with Nonin's PureSAT® SpO2 technology, the...

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UBM Medica Presents Diagnostic Imaging LIVE, a Virtual Conference for Radiologists and Imaging Professionals - Now Available On Demand

October 7, 2010 9:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHICAGO, Oct. 7 /- UBM Medica presented " Diagnostic Imaging LIVE ," a virtual conference for radiologists and imaging professionals, on September 29, 2010.   UBM Studios , a leader in virtual events and virtual business solutions , provided the 3D platform for the event.  The...

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Nuance, IBM work on voice-recognized electronic health records

October 7, 2010 8:33 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Nuance Communications Inc. is working with IBM to join their respective technologies in translating dictated notes in healthcare organizations into electronic health records.

Boston Scientific to Webcast Conference Call Discussing Third Quarter Financial Results

October 7, 2010 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass., Oct. 7 /- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) will webcast its conference call discussing financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010 on Tuesday, October 19, at 5:30 p.m. ET.  The timing of the call was set to avoid conflicts with previously...

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West Wireless Health Institute Awards $10K Developer Challenge at Health 2.0

October 7, 2010 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) today awarded its $10,000 developer challenge to Alan Viars, of Videntity, at the Health 2.0 Conference.  Viars' winning submission integrates consumer devices and open source platforms to enable...

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CryoLife Receives Japanese Regulatory Approval for BioGlue Surgical Adhesive

October 7, 2010 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, Oct. 7 /- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY ), an implantable biological medical device and cardiovascular tissue processing company, today announced that its BioGlue Surgical Adhesive has received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) for use in...

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AT & T and eCardio Diagnostics Team Up to Advance Cardiac Care Through Innovative Mobile Technology

October 7, 2010 8:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HOUSTON, Oct. 7 /- AT&T* and eCardio Diagnostics, one of the leading providers of arrhythmia monitoring solutions, today announced the combination of mobile technology with cardiac care to provide leading edge monitoring solutions for heart patients. AT&T is providing eCardio with...

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Gauges Designed for Tension and Compression Force Testing

October 7, 2010 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

A range of capacities from 0.12 to 500 lb is available to address numerous applications in virtually every industry, including medical device. Accuracy is better than +/-0.2% of full scale.

Coverage for Sterile Laboratory and Cleanroom Workers From Head to Toe

October 7, 2010 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kimberly-Clark Professional now meets the needs of sterile cleanroom and laboratory operators worldwide with a comprehensive suite of innovative and comfortable sterile protection products.

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