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ResMed says 2-for-1 stock split is complete

September 8, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Respiratory equipment maker ResMed Inc. confirmed Wednesday it completed a two-for-one stock split on Aug. 30.The split doubled the company's share count to nearly 151.4 million while halving the price of the shares. ResMed stock closed at $31.69 Wednesday, down 36 cents.

Stanford land-use expert brings satellite data down to Earth

September 8, 2010 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Stanford University) By integrating remote satellite imagery with revelations from door-to-door interviews, Stanford University geographer Eric Lambin and his colleagues are exploring the complex conditions that give rise to a broad range of land-use challenges -- from the...

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Manufacturers Take a Step to Reduce Carbon Footprint

September 8, 2010 1:37 pm | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., September 8, 2010 — The demand for sustainability is growing stronger every day, and manufacturers are looking for ways to comply in order to reduce their impact on the environment and increase profitability. More

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Patients Should Expect 'Long Life' from their Joint Replacements!

September 8, 2010 1:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

GLEN COVE, N.Y., Sept. 8 /- In response to the news that DePuy Orthopaedics, the manufacturer of an artificial hip system, issued a recall of its ASR product line after data indicated a higher than expected need for device replacement surgery five years after the initial procedure, Dr....

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Luminex MAGPIX System Shown to be More Cost Effective and Efficient Than Conventional ELISA Method in Initial Study

September 8, 2010 1:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 8 /- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ), today announced that initial results from a study conducted at the NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tubingen in Germany demonstrate that its MAGPIX® system provides more cost effective and...

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Atrium Recognized by Business NH Magazine

September 8, 2010 1:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HUDSON, N.H., Sept. 8 /- Atrium Medical Corporation is proud to announce that it has been recognized by Business NH Magazine's September 2010 publication of Top 100 Private Companies in New Hampshire . The company has been ranked #12 of the fastest growing private firms in NH, and #9...

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Stereotaxis Announces First-Ever, Prospective, Comparative Clinical Trial Outcome for VT Patients

September 8, 2010 1:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 8 /- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS ) highlighted significant new additions to the body of evidence demonstrating exceptional clinical outcomes achieved with its Niobe® Magnetic Navigation System in ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation. At the European Cardiology...

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Masimo to Present at Stifel Nicolaus 2010 Healthcare Conference

September 8, 2010 1:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8 /- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI ) today announced that its management is scheduled to present at the Stifel Nicolaus 2010 Healthcare Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston on Wednesday, September 15, at 8:00 a.m. ET.  A live audiocast of the presentation will...

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The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and AACR to Award Nearly $3 Million in Pancreatic Cancer Research Grants

September 8, 2010 1:34 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Applications are being accepted for a variety of grants totaling nearly $3 million. PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research in partnership with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is now accepting applications for the 2011 research grants program. The program is...

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Medical Devices Technology Innovation Partnership (MD-TIP) Workshop, October 26, 2010

September 8, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Innovation, Technology Transfer and Scientific Interchange: Leveraging Academic and FDA Collaborations to Resolve Unmet Public Health Needs

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Class I Medical Device Recall: AngioScore Inc. - AngioSculpt EX PTCA Scoring Balloon Catheter

September 8, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Reason for Recall: The PTCA catheters may become separated during use in which fragments of the catheter may become lodged in coronary arteries. This may result in serious injuries, including death.

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Federal Register: Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Class II Special Controls Guidance Document for Certain Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angi...

September 8, 2010 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The guidance was developed as a special control to support the reclassification of PTCA catheters, other than cutting/scoring PTCA catheters, from class III (premarket approval) into class II (special controls).

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Federal Register: Cardiovascular Devices; Reclassification of Certain Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Catheters

September 8, 2010 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is reclassifying the device type, standard PTCA catheters, from class III (premarket approval) into class II (special controls). Cutting/scoring PTCA catheters remain in class III and continue to require PMAs.

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AngioSculpt "EX" PTCA Scoring Balloon Catheter by AngioScore, Inc.: Recall - Risk of Catheter Separation

September 8, 2010 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Fragments of the catheter may become lodged in coronary arteries, resulting in serious injury or death.

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Nursing home co. settles $677M lawsuit for $50M

September 8, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A California nursing home company has agreed to pay $50 million to settle a lawsuit that resulted in a $677 million jury award in favor of thousands of current and former patients.Orange County-based Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. announced the settlement late Tuesday. The money will go to the...

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