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Quebec-Area Manufacturing Is Taking Off

May 13, 2010 10:39 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

MONTREAL, Quebec, May 7, 2010 — Manufacturing in Quebec has done an about face. In the depths of the recent recession, pundits were claiming that recovery would be a long and slow road for the manufacturing sector in Quebec. But on the heels of one blockbuster announcement after...

SME Education Foundation and Siemens PLM Software Prepare Students for Global Manufacturing Arena

May 13, 2010 10:39 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich. and PLANO, Texas, May 11, 2010 — The SME Education Foundation and Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, offer SME Education...

Coviden Initiates Voluntary Recall of Certain Shileyâ„¢ Tracheostomy Tubes

May 13, 2010 10:39 am | News | Comments

Recall due to the product's cuff not holding air as a result of leaks in the pilot balloon inflation assembly.

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Epidemic This Year? Check the Lake's Shape

May 13, 2010 10:39 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Of all the things that might control the onset of disease epidemics in Michigan lakes, the shape of the lakes' bottoms might seem unlikely. But that is precisely the case, and a new report explains why.

Federal Register: Device Improvements to Reduce the Number of Under-Doses, Over-Doses, and Misaligned Exposures From Therapeutic Radiation; Public Meeting; Request for Comment...

May 13, 2010 10:38 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss steps that could be taken by manufacturers of linear accelerators, radiation therapy treatment planning systems, and radiation therapy simulators to help reduce misadministration and misaligned exposures.

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CVS Caremark to Participate in the Citi Investment Research 2010 Food & Drug Retail Conference

May 13, 2010 10:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WOONSOCKET, R.I. , May 13 /- CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) today announced that members of its senior management team will be speaking to investors at the Citi Investment Research 2010 Food & Drug Retail Conference on May 25, 2010 . Tom Ryan , Chairman and Chief Executive...

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DUSA Pharmaceuticals Announces Slate of Nominees for Election to the Board of Directors

May 13, 2010 10:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, Mass. , May 13 /- DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ® (Nasdaq: DUSA ), a dermatology company that is developing and marketing Levulan ® Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and other products focused on patients with common skin conditions, today announced that its Annual Meeting of...

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The Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association and the MedicAlert Foundation Partner to Offer Emergency Medical Information and Identification Services for Arkansans

May 13, 2010 10:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TURLOCK, Calif. , May 13 /- The Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association (AHAA), an advocacy organization that assists its member hospitals through volunteering and collective initiatives, and the MedicAlert Foundation, the leading nonprofit provider of emergency medical information and...

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Increase in Cancer Imaging Illustrates Need for Evidence-Based Care

May 13, 2010 10:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FRANKLIN, Tenn. , May 13 /- New research showing a more than 30 percent annual increase in the use of high-tech imaging scans in older cancer patients underscores the need for evidence-based protocols in cancer care, said MedSolutions ( www.medsolutions.com ), a leading provider of...

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Noveko International Q3 loss drops to $5.2M from $5.7M; revenue up 15 per cent

May 13, 2010 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Noveko International Inc., a maker of antimicrobial surgical masks and hand sanitizer products, says its third-quarter loss fell to $5.2 million from a year-earlier loss of $5.7 million as revenue advanced 15 per cent.The Montreal-based company said Thursday the loss for the quarter ended March...

System Design for Auditory Perception

May 13, 2010 9:21 am | Blogs | Comments

To summarize, the Boston Globe reported that "alarm fatigue'' was found to be a contributing factor in the death of a heart patient at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Managing Sales Reps That Don’t Play Well With Others

May 13, 2010 9:16 am | by Randy Prather | Blogs | Comments

Say that you manage a sales representative that is a consistent top performer…but unfortunately is also disrespectful to others in your office and disliked by virtually everybody at the company.

Attend an (AAMI) Human Factors Committee Meeting

May 13, 2010 9:14 am | Blogs | Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Human Factors Committee meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) in Nashville, TN.

The First 10 Years After the Medical Product Startup: The Hardest?

May 13, 2010 8:56 am | by Patrick Yi, CEO | Blogs | Comments

There’s an old saying that “the first million is the hardest.” Presumably, that “million” refers to money and wealth, accumulated by individuals, businesses, or both.

Dreading Certification – Becoming ISO 13485 Certified

May 13, 2010 8:51 am | Blogs | Comments

Achieving ISO certification is a tedious, time consuming, often difficult and complex process BUT there are a multitude of reasons why you're doing it.

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