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Medtronic says EU clears implantable heart devices

June 17, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc. said Thursday it launched a series of new implantable heart devices in Europe under the name Protecta.The company said the new devices include technology called SmartShock that can significantly reduce inappropriate shocks, which it said are a significant problem with people with...

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New link identified for bipolar disorder

June 17, 2010 6:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Cardiff University) Scientists at Cardiff University have identified a mechanism which could explain how lithium helps stabilize bipolar disorder.

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Low calcium intake linked with increased risk of osteoporosis and hypertension in postmenopausal women

June 17, 2010 6:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) Italian postmenopausal women who have a low calcium intake show a higher risk of developing both osteoporosis and hypertension (a chronic medical condition in which arterial blood pressure is elevated) than those who consume higher levels of...

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More action needed to prevent stomach problems in NSAID users, despite recent progress

June 17, 2010 6:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Four out of ten high-risk patients prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs also received appropriate measures to prevent upper-gastrointestinal problems, but the remainder did not receive adequate protection. The study covered more than 50,000 patients...

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ProUroCare Medical Secures $885,000 in Financing

June 17, 2010 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS , June 17 /- ProUroCare Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PUMD), a provider of proprietary imaging products, today announced that it has closed on a $885,000 private placement of debt financing.  The funding was provided by a small group of existing investors closely...

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Renhuang Wins Bid to Supply All-Natural Products to Guangzhou Military District

June 17, 2010 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HARBIN, China , June 17 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Renhuang Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Pink Sheets: RHGP) ("Renhuang" or the "Company"), a developer, manufacturer and distributor of botanical products, bio-pharmaceuticals and traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM"), today announced that on...

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Regado Biosciences to Present at the 2010 Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference on June 24, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts

June 17, 2010 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. , June 17 /- Regado Biosciences, a privately held company leading the development of antithrombotic aptamers with active control agents, announced that David J. Mazzo , PhD, President and CEO, will be presenting at the 2010 Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference at the...

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LifeNet Health and Salvin Dental Specialties Announce Partnership

June 17, 2010 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. , June 17 /- Salvin Dental Specialties, Inc. and LifeNet Health are pleased to announce they have signed an exclusive agreement  to advance LifeNet Health's OraGraft™ allograft products in the dental market. The two companies have been in partnership since...

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Abbott lays off 120 from California stents operation

June 17, 2010 6:33 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Abbott Laboratories lays off 120 workers in California, the majority of whom worked in the company's stent manufacturing operation there. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) laid off 120 workers from its California stent-making operation. The Abbott Park, Ill.-based company...

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Minus K Technology: Measuring the Electron Transport Properties of DNA Molecules

June 17, 2010 6:25 am | by Jim McMahon | Articles | Comments

DNA has begun to be considered as a possibility for molecular electronics. At Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, scanning probe microscopy and negative stiffness vibration isolation enables nano level DNA research. by Jim McMahon Because DNA is able to recognize

BGA Socket Intended for High Speed Probing

June 17, 2010 6:17 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for high speed probing of the memory chip and debugging of the system during the design phase.

McKesson reaffirms fiscal 2011 earnings outlook

June 17, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drug distributor McKesson Corp. reaffirmed its earnings guidance of between $4.72 and $4.92 per share for the 2011 fiscal year Thursday.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect, on average, are looking for earnings of $4.81 for the fiscal year, which ends March 31.In 2010, the San Francisco...

Ethnicity Key Factor in Determining Cardiovascular Risk Profile

June 17, 2010 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING , June 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Racial-ethnic groups living in a similar environment and with access to universal healthcare differed strikingly in their cardiovascular risk profiles according to new data presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) Scientific Sessions...

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MedCity News Q & A: Case Western's Dr. Pablo Ros

June 17, 2010 5:34 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A chat with Dr. Pablo Ros, head of the new Philips Healthcare Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center in Cleveland. By Mary Vanac The recently announced Philips Healthcare Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center could bolster Northeast Ohio’s reputation as a hub for...

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Diagnostic Imaging Markets in Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC) 2010 - 2015: MarketsandMarkets

June 17, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DALLAS , June 17, 2010 /- The Medical Device practice at MarketsandMarkets is pleased to announce a new report titled Diagnostic Imaging Markets in Brazil , Russia , India , China (BRIC) 2010 - 2015. Browse in-depth TOC on Diagnostic Imaging Markets in Brazil , Russia , India , China...

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