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Should Joints Be In The Medicine Cabinet?

June 25, 2010 4:41 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Fourteen states now allow marijuana smoking for medical purposes, and more states are deciding whether or not to do the same. Ira Flatow and guests look at the research on inhaled marijuana as a medication and discuss whether or not doctors should be prescribing pot smoking.

The Next 'Geek?' We Asked. You Answered.

June 25, 2010 4:41 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In what seems like an unlikely turn of events, "geek" has suddenly gone chic. Last week, Science Friday wondered if there should be a new word for geek, one without a hip connotation, and asked listeners to weigh in. After combing through the submissions, we reveal the top terms.

First MEMS gyro packed into smarter iPhone 4

June 25, 2010 4:41 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4, unveiled by the company Monday (June 7), is the world's first smart phone including a MEMS gyroscope.

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Imec's CMORE offering extended with SiGe-MEMS foundry service and MPW service

June 25, 2010 4:41 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Imec extends its CMORE service with a SiGe-MEMS foundry service and a multi-project wafer (MPW) service for universities and research centers via its EUROPRACTICE IC service. Both services are based on a monolithically integrated SiGe MEMS baseline process and come with an extended design kit.

MEMFIS ? an out of plane translatory MEMS actuator with large stroke for optical path length modulation

June 25, 2010 4:41 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy is a widely used method to analyze different materials - organic and inorganic. Current FT-IR spectrometers are large, usually not portable, and often require operation by specially qualified personnel. By using translational MOEMS devices...

Perrigo Company to Present at the Oppenheimer 10th Annual Consumer, Gaming, Lodging and Leisure Conference

June 25, 2010 4:39 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ALLEGAN, Mich. , June 25 /- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) announced today that Perrigo Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa will present at the Oppenheimer 10th Annual Consumer, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure Conference on Tuesday, June 29 , at 3:20 p.m. (ET) at the Four Seasons Hotel...

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PartsSource Bestowed 2010 Richard Shatten Civic Distinction Award

June 25, 2010 4:39 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AURORA, Ohio , June 25 /- PartsSource, the world's #1 ebusiness solution provider for replacement medical repair parts for hospital equipment, has been honored with the 2010 Richard Shatten Civic Distinction award for Northeast Ohio . Each year, the Shatten Civic Distinction award...

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DeviceSpace Showcases Medical Device and Diagnostics Companies

June 25, 2010 4:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DENVER , June 25 /- DeviceSpace is putting the nation's medical device industry on the map. The leading employment Web site for medical device and diagnostics sectors launched the 2010 U.S. Device™ Hotbed Campaign this morning, marking the campaign's third edition and highlighting...

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Harmonized Inspection Standard in CDRH's Future, Official Says

June 25, 2010 4:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

CDRH is looking forward to a day when it can exchange device information with trusted regulatory authorities in other countries using a harmonized inspection standard.

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Increased Collaboration Goal of FDA & #8217;s 10 Foreign Posts

June 25, 2010 4:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA’s foreign posts are working more with regulators and industry to improve the safety of products made overseas.

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Power Integrations names CFO

June 25, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Power Integrations Inc. said Friday that it appointed Sandeep Nayyar as chief financial officer.The appointment is effective immediately.Nayyar replaces Bill Roeschlein, who was fired in May. The company said at the time that the firing wasn't related to financial statements or regulatory...

Down with jet lag

June 25, 2010 7:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) The active agent metyrapone influences corticosterone synthesis and enables faster adaptation to altered circadian rhythms.

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HeartWare names Larkin as board chairman

June 25, 2010 7:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

HeartWare International Inc., a Framingham maker of heart devices, has appointed board member C. Raymond Larkin, Jr. to the role of chairman of the board.

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Federal Register: Termination of Declarations Justifying Emergency Use Authorizations of Certain In Vitro Diagnostic Devices, Antiviral Drugs, and Personal Respiratory Protect...

June 25, 2010 7:34 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is issuing this notice, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act), of the termination of the declarations of emergency justifying Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) of certain in vitro diagnostic devices, personal respiratory...

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Federal Register: Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; In Vitro Diagnostic Studies--Frequently Asked Questions; Availability

June 25, 2010 7:34 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

FDA is issuing this guidance to assist manufacturers in developing and conducting studies for IVD devices, particularly those exempt from most of the Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) regulations. The guidance explains data considerations that...

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