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CryoSat-2 exceeding expectations

July 1, 2010 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Space Agency) Today, participants at the Living Planet Symposium have been hearing about ESA's most recently launched mission, CryoSat-2. In orbit for almost three months, the satellite is in excellent health with scientists very encouraged by the first ice-thickness data...


Parkinson's Disease Foundation announces research awards totaling $1.2 million

July 1, 2010 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Parkinson's Disease Foundation) The Parkinson's Disease Foundation is pleased to announce awards totaling $1.2 million for research projects designed to understand the cause(s) of and find a cure for Parkinson's disease.


Genes for Extreme Longevity

July 1, 2010 1:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Scientists can predict who will live past 100 using a subset of 150 genetic variations.


Health Hazard Evaluations (HHEs) and Health Risk Assessments (HRAs)

July 1, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

FDA learns of problems with medical devices in different ways. Most often, a firm will notify its customers and FDA that it is issuing a recall. At other times, FDA's analysis of medical device reports will indicate a greater than expected failure rate...


Health insurance stocks drop deeper than market

July 1, 2010 12:45 pm | by TOM MURPHY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Cigna Corp. and other major health insurers slid deeper than the broader market Thursday, as investors remain nervous about health care reform's impact on the sector.Managed care stocks have gone through spurts of volatility for more than a year now, as Congress debated and then...

Polyimide Flexible Heaters are Enhanced for Medical Device Applications

July 1, 2010 11:41 am | Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company | Product Releases | Comments

Watlow’s enhanced precision registration cutting provides tight tolerance to fit customers’ application needs. New product features allows Watlow to custom design a heater to meet power supply needs. Watlow can assist in development of polyimide heaters to meet the exact application requirements through precise temperature distribution.

Sangamo BioSciences Receives Michael J. Fox Foundation Funding to Develop Novel Drug for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

July 1, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Calif. , July 1 /- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO ) announced today that it has been awarded a second round of funding by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) to support studies in non-human primates for the development of a ZFP...


Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation Announces Appointment of Accomplished Pharmaceutical Executive as President and CEO

July 1, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

James E. Connolly Committed to Accelerating the Development of New Vaccines to Prevent Tuberculosis ROCKVILLE, Md. , July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation today announced that James E. Connolly has been named President and Chief Executive Officer....


Dehaier Medical Systems to Present to Investors at Global Hunter Securities 2010 China Investor Conference in San Francisco

July 1, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING , July 1 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: DHRM ), an emerging leader in the development, assembly, marketing and sale of medical devices and homecare medical products in China , said today that Rita Zheng Liu , Chief Financial Officer, and Sam...


PartsSource Wins 2010 Venture of the Year Award

July 1, 2010 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AURORA, Ohio , July 1 /- PartsSource, the world's #1 eBusiness Solution provider for replacement medical repair parts for hospital equipment, has been honored with the 2010 Venture of the Year Award for Northern Ohio .  The Ohio Venture Association is a group of northeast Ohio...


China PharmaHub Corp. Enters Into Definitive Agreement for Humanized Antibody

July 1, 2010 11:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BOSTON , July 1 /- China PharmaHub Corp. ("PharmaHub"), announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Dr. David Weaver and Dr. Michael Rynkiewicz .  In addition, PharmaHub contemplates merging with World Wide Relics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WRLC) of which it...


Targegen Acquisition Could Be Worth as Much as $560M

July 1, 2010 11:32 am | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

Targegen Inc., a San Diego biotech developing a drug to treat blood diseases, agreed to be acquired by Sanofi-Aventis, a French public company for what could be $560 million if the company reaches certain milestones.


Controller provides 5A RMS continuous Drive

July 1, 2010 11:00 am | Quicksilver Controls, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

QuickSilver Controls, Inc. adds the SilverSterling controller to its line of controllers/drivers for NEMA 11, 17, and 23 frame brushless servo motors, DC brush motors and Voice coil actuators, providing a 5A RMS continuous drive with 7A peak at 12v to 48v.

High Voltage Isolator Meets Creepage Requirements of Medical Industry

July 1, 2010 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a Photologic optically coupled isolator providing medical electronics design engineers with a high voltage device that meets industry creepage requirements. Designated OPI127-032, the isolator provides more than 16KV isolation and meets IEC requirements for 32mm creepage distance.

Breakaway Connectors Employ Highly Reliable Quick Disconnect System for Portable Medical Equipment

July 1, 2010 10:11 am | Itt Interconnect Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects, and cable assemblies, offers a line of breakaway connectors. The Nemesis Series and MKJ Series breakaway connectors incorporate a simple push/pull mating mechanism to engage and disengage the connector systems. The coupling mechanism utilizes a canted spring design, which allows for a quick disconnect and ratings of more than 5000 cycles.


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