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Past President of Myriad Genetic Laboratories Joins Preeminent Team at Dr. Lee Hood-Founded Molecular Diagnostics Company

October 5, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Integrated Diagnostics, an emerging leader in molecular diagnostics founded by Lee Hood, M.D., Ph.D., today announced that Gregory Critchfield, M.D., M.S., has joined the company's Board as an independent director. Dr. Critchfield is the past...

Encoders Allow Flexibility in Speed and Position Monitoring

October 5, 2010 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

To help minimize encoder inventories and their associated costs, Baumer has introduced four new families of programmable incremental encoders that can be quickly and easily programmed using either user-friendly PC software or mechanical DIP switches.

Heart, kidney, diabetes and cancer MEP groups league against chronic disease to seek European commitment

October 5, 2010 5:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society of Cardiology) In an unprecedented effort to bring prevention of chronic diseases to the top of the EU agenda, the MEP Heart Group, the MEP Group for Kidney Health, the EU Diabetes Working Group and MEPs Against Cancer organize a joint meeting today in the...


Federal Register: General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Amendment of Notice

October 5, 2010 5:33 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

On November 18, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for MelaFind, sponsored by MELA Sciences. MelaFind(R) is a non-invasive and objective multi-spectral computer...

Federal Register: Cooperative Agreement With the Pan American Health Organization for the Development of an Information Hub for Medical Products and Related Regulatory Process...

October 5, 2010 5:33 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA announces its intention to accept and consider a single source application to award a cooperative agreement to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for the development of an information hub in the areas of medical products and related...

Axial Biotech Wins 2010 Best New Spinal Technology Award

October 5, 2010 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 5 /- Axial Biotech, Inc., a company revolutionizing spine care through the development of molecular diagnostic technologies, was selected as a winner at the 2010 Spine Technology Awards. Sponsored by Orthopedics This Week , the largest weekly publication in the spine...


Coach teams with Luxottica on eyewear deal

October 5, 2010 2:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Handbag and accessories company Coach Inc. is teaming with Luxottica Group SpA to release prescription eyewear beginning in 2012.The multiyear deal includes renewal options, the companies said Tuesday. Further terms were not disclosed.The licensing agreement with Luxottica, an Italian eyewear...

Chest news briefs: CPAP may cause facial changes

October 4, 2010 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American College of Chest Physicians) News briefs from the October 2010 issue of the journal Chest feature studies related to CPAP and craniofacial changes, risk of DVT and catheter size, and CPAP adherence.


New Chip Captures Hard-to-Find Tumor Cells

October 4, 2010 9:30 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The devices may one day help patients skip invasive and painful biopsies.


Documents the Center for Devices and Radiological Health is Considering for Development (FY11)

October 4, 2010 8:33 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This is the list of guidance documents CDRH is considering for development this year (2011). CDRH plans to update this list every year. CDRH invites interested persons to submit comments on any or all of the guidance documents on the list to docket...


NIH Awards $14.6M Translational Cardiovascular Nanomedicine Center

October 4, 2010 8:33 pm | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Tech and Emory University have received a five-year $14.6 million contract from NIH to continue the development of nanotechnology and biomolecular engineering tools and methodologies for detecting and treating atherosclerosis.

Genzyme’s suitor Sanofi goes hostile with $18.5B offer

October 4, 2010 8:33 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Genzyme Corp. has become the target of a hostile takeover bid by suitor Sanofi-aventis, the French pharmaceutical giant that so far has been rejected in its attempts purchase Genzyme for approximately $18.5 billion.

UNL gains grant to expand laser research

October 4, 2010 8:33 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has received nearly $2 million in federal stimulus funds from the National Science Foundation for renovations to expand its high-power laser research capabilities. The grant from NSF's Academic Research Infrastructure Program is funded through the...

GeneSiC wins receives funds to develop of silicon carbide thyristor-based devices

October 4, 2010 8:33 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Advanced Research Projects Agency ? Energy (ARPA-E) has entered into a Cooperative Agreement with the GeneSiC Semiconductor-led team towards the development of the novel ultra high-voltage silicon carbide (SiC) Thyristor based devices.

Satcon partners with GCL Solar for strategic manufacturing agreement

October 4, 2010 8:32 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Satcon Technology Corp. just announced a strategic manufacturing agreement with GCL Solar Systems Ltd to boost production of their 500kW PowerGate Plus line of solar PV inverters for the Asia Pacific market.


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