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Changing Times, Convergence Opportunities

June 16, 2010 10:57 am | by Carl Marin | Articles | Comments

The healthcare and life science industries are going through a change in methodology of treatment and cost containment pressures under a focused government controlled or nationally administered health insurance program. These new pressure points are making the pharmaceutical and medical device industry re-evaluate target therapy, point of administration, method of administration, portability of the product, country of origin, associated costs, and convenience for use.

Bacterin International Secures Three-Year Agreement to Distribute Biologic Products to Broadlane's Network of Over 6,000 Medical Facilities

June 16, 2010 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BELGRADE, Mont. , June 16 /- Bacterin International, Inc., a developer of revolutionary bone graft material, today announced a three-year agreement to provide its biologic line of products, OsteoSponge®, OsteoSelect®, OsteoSponge SC®, OsteoWrap®, BacFast®, and...


Additional Research and Findings Strengthen 510(k) Applications and Add Three New Products(2)

June 16, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioElectronics Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BIEL), developers of innovative topical pain-relieving medical devices, announced today it is strengthening its U.S. FDA clearance applications with additional research and findings to better articulate its product classification, claims and improve its...


Leisureworld Announces June Dividend

June 16, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation (TSX: LW) today announced that the Company's dividend for June, 2010 will be $0.0708 per share, representing $0.85 per share on an annualized basis. Payment will be made on July 15, 2010 to shareholders of record June 30, 2010.About LeisureworldLeisureworld is...

Switchable superhydrophobic surfaces

June 16, 2010 9:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

A surface that can switch between superhydrophobic and superhydrophillic could have important medical implications, claim scientists in Greece.

Elemental bones

June 16, 2010 8:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) Exposure to chemical pollutants is of growing concern to regulators, health workers, and environmentalist groups alike. Now, researchers in the US and Russia have demonstrated that samples of human bone can act as a biological marker for dozens of metals...


New world Helicobacter pylori genome sequenced, dynamics of inflammation-related genes revealed

June 16, 2010 8:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Virginia Tech) An international team of researchers led by scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have sequenced the genome of an Amerindian strain of the gastric bug Helicobacter pylori, confirming the out-of-Africa migration of this bacterial...


AtriCure stock rises 20 percent on approval news

June 16, 2010 8:40 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The Food & Drug Administration's approval of AtriCure Inc.'s AtriClip system could be a boon not only for heart patients, but investors, too. By Mary Vanac Shares of West Chester, Ohio-based AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) rose more than 20 percent Tuesday, a day...


Filler Simplifies Validation for High Purity Aseptic Filling

June 16, 2010 7:15 am | Watson Marlow Pumps Group | Product Releases | Comments

Watson-Marlow, a leading manufacturer of aseptic peristaltic filling systems, combines its high precision Flexicon peristaltic filling technology with DAFPA, a ready-to-use fully disposable aseptic fluid path.

Microgage Receiver Provides Useful Alignment Information

June 16, 2010 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pinpoint Laser Systems is introducing a new four-axis Microgage Receiver that provides useful alignment information for evaluating and correcting machinery alignment problems.

Fluorosilicone Material Offered for Coatings

June 16, 2010 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

NuSil Technology LLC, a leader in silicone materials for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, has added MED-6655, a fluorosilicone dispersion, to its line of dispersions for healthcare applications.

Plastic Hybrid Aspheric Lenses Eliminate Chromatic Aberration

June 16, 2010 6:54 am | Edmund Optics | Product Releases | Comments

These color-corrected plastic aspheres are molded aspheric-diffractive lenses, designed to eliminate chromatic aberrations caused by broadband light sources.


Alcohol consumption lowers risk of developing several arthritic conditions

June 16, 2010 6:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) Alcohol consumption is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing several arthritic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and spondylarthropathy, according to results...


Almost three quarters of women with rheumatoid arthritis worldwide suffer pain daily

June 16, 2010 6:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) Almost three quarters (72 percent) of women with rheumatoid arthritis suffer pain daily, despite the fact that three quarters (75 percent) receive pain relief medication, according to a new study presented today at EULAR 2010, the Annual...


Riverside Health System Benefits from New Model of Care Facilitation Powered by Curaspan Health Group

June 16, 2010 6:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEWTON, Mass. , June 16 /- Curaspan Health Group , the industry leader in building secure electronic patient-transition networks for hospitals, post-acute providers and suppliers, has helped Riverside Health System (RHS) dramatically increase referrals within its network. In one year,...



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