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Cantel Medical fiscal 3Q profit edges higher

June 8, 2010 8:10 am | News | Comments

Cantel Medical Corp., which makes products used to prevent infections, said Tuesday its fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2.2 percent as sales grew in the company's largest divisions.Cantel said its profit grew to $4.3 million from $4.2 million. On a per-share basis, net income was unchanged...

RWJF and Pew award 6 grants to examine the impact of policy on people's health

June 8, 2010 7:42 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Burness Communications) The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, today announced more than $1 million in grants to six projects that will conduct health impact assessments at the state and local levels.

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Biogen Idec and Elan initiate first-of-its-kind patient-reported outcomes research program in MS

June 8, 2010 7:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(GCI Health) Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN), in collaboration with EPI-Q, Inc. and Avatar International, LLC, today announced the launch of My MS Health, a first-of-its-kind, web-based, patient-reported outcomes (PRO) research program. My MS Health...

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Tennessee judge rules no preemption in Stryker hip implant suit

June 8, 2010 5:41 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A federal judge in Tennessee rules that preemption does not apply in a product liability lawsuit over a Stryker Corp. hip implant. A federal judge in Tennessee ruled that preemption does not apply in the case of a product liability lawsuit over an allegedly defective Stryker...

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Public Meeting - Array-Based Cytogenetic Tests: Questions on Performance Evaluation, Result Reporting and Interpretation, June 30, 2010

June 8, 2010 5:36 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The purpose of this public meeting is to seek input on challenges related to performance evaluation, determination of clinical significance, result reporting, and interpretation for array-based cytogenetic tests.

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Federal Register: Array-Based Cytogenetic Tests: Questions on Performance Evaluation, Result Reporting and Interpretation; Public Meeting; Request for Comments

June 8, 2010 5:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The purpose of this public meeting is to seek input on challenges related to performance evaluation, determination of clinical significance, result reporting, and interpretation for array-based cytogenetic tests.

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Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Premarket Approval of Medical Devices

June 8, 2010 5:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

FDA is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency.

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Quebec's TSO3 told to resubmit data for sterilization device to regulator

June 8, 2010 4:10 am | News | Comments

A U.S. regulator has instructed Quebec-based TSO3 Inc. (TSX:TOS) to resubmit additional data and documentation for its Sterizone 125L sterilizer.The Canadian medical equipment maker says it's confident it will obtain U.S. approval for the device but unsure of how long it will take.Based in Quebec...

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tok & IBM Developed a High Temperature Tolerant Temporary Adhesive for Use in the TSV Process for 3D LSIs

June 8, 2010 3:41 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd. announces the company has sucessfully developed a high temperature tolerant temporary adhesive for use in the Zero NewtonⓇ wafer handling system. The new adhesive enhances the Through Silicon Via (TSV) formation process by offering a higher temperature...

Study links long sleep duration to an increased risk of metabolic syndrome in older adults

June 7, 2010 8:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Participants reporting a daily sleep duration of eight hours or more including naps were 15 percent more likely to have metabolic syndrome. This relationship remained unchanged after full adjustment for potential confounders. Participants who...

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More adults report excessive sleepiness in the US than in Europe

June 7, 2010 8:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Results indicate that 19.5 percent of US adults reported having moderate to excessive sleepiness, which was comparable between men and women. Furthermore, 11 percent of participants reported severe sleepiness, which was more prevalent in women...

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Study links sleep apnea in children and teens to lower academic grades

June 7, 2010 8:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea was linked to lower academic grades and behavioral concerns expressed by parents and teachers. Students with moderate to severe OSA averaged a half-letter grade lower than those without sleep-disordered...

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Precision Tube and Finishing

June 7, 2010 8:33 pm | Laserage Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Laserage Technology Corp. (MD&M East Booth 2372) partners with medical OEMs by providing extensive laser processing capabilities and custom cable assembly services.

Balloon Inspection System Provides Both Visual Inspection and Dimensional Measurements

June 7, 2010 8:26 pm | Interface Catheter Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

The BVIS-2000 operates with a sophisticated vision system and analysis program with an intuitive user interface.

Minimally Invasive Device Solutions for Vascular Applications

June 7, 2010 8:15 pm | Creganna-Tactx Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Creganna-Tactx Medical (MD&M East Booth 2311) are experts in minimally invasive device solutions for vascular applications.

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