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Vigil Health Q4 loss balloons as revenue drops

June 21, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vigil Health Solutions Inc. saw its fourth-quarter and year-end losses balloon, hit by a drop in revenues for both periods.The company (TSXV:VGN), which provides emergency call and nurse call systems for seniors, said Monday its loss for the quarter ended March 31 increased to $235,782 from a...

Public Hearing: Development of Articles for Rare Diseases, June 29-30, 2010

June 21, 2010 9:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This public hearing is intended to gain from health care providers, academia, industry, patients, and other interested persons their perspectives on various aspects of the development of medical products for the diagnosis, treatment, or management of...

How to become a salesperson of influence

June 21, 2010 9:35 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Ten tips to help medical device salespeople become influential advisors to their hospital and physician customers. The other day I spoke to a sales trainer, who was a reference for a candidate. He talked about the difference between being a "pleaser" and an "adviser" to customers. The...

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MedGadget's MedTech Monday: Custom-fit degradable cranial implant

June 21, 2010 8:35 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A custom-fit degradable implant for filling bone defects after craniofacial surgery; a study shows Bard's LifeStent as superior to stentless angioplasty; Micrus' DeltaPAQ and DeltaPlush microcoils cleared in Japan; and CorMatrix's cardiac tissue repair wins CE Mark. ...

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EarlySense wins FDA clearance for patient monitoring system

June 21, 2010 8:35 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Israeli-based medical device company EarlySense Ltd. receives U.S. Food & Drug Administration approval to sell its EverOn Touch patient monitoring system in the United States. By Mary Vanac Ramat Gan, Israel-based medical device company EarlySense Ltd., which recently...

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Docs increasingly abandon Medicare

June 21, 2010 7:36 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

More and more physicians are cutting Medicare patients from their rosters after Congress fails to stay a 21 percent reimbursement rate cut. As Congress allowed a 21 percent reduction in reimbursement rates for doctors to come into effect, the number of physicians pulling out of...

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Step Motor Drives Offer CANopen Functionality

June 21, 2010 7:34 am | Applied Motion Products | Product Releases | Comments

Servo2Go has just added new CANopen models to its broad range of programmable stepper motor drive systems from Applied Motion Products.

Oscillators Optimized for Gigabit Ethernet Configurations

June 21, 2010 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions, recently announced a line of XpressO oscillators explicitly designed to meet the needs of Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10 GbE applications.

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Versatile Cutter Solution for Multiple Materials

June 21, 2010 7:19 am | Applimotion, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Eraser’s Model MMC71 Multi-Material Cutter is an all-electric, fully programmable, bench-top cutter capable of processing a wide variety of material types and compositions...

Direct Drive Frameless Motors Kits up to One Meter Diameter

June 21, 2010 7:11 am | Applimotion, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Applimotion’s LARC Series are available up to one meter in diameter. Driven by customer demand and new applications in large size with large scale through hole, Applimotion has expanded its offering to cover the need.

Encouraging results from the largest clinical study ever conducted on treating depression with Omega-3

June 21, 2010 6:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal) The use of Omega-3 supplements is effective among patients with major depression who do not have anxiety disorders, according to a study directed by Dr. Francois Lesperance of the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier at the...

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FDA to expedite ev3's Pipeline

June 21, 2010 6:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The Food & Drug Administration grants ev3 Inc. an expedited review of the pre-market approval application the company filed in May for its Pipeline cerebral aneurysm treatment. One of Covidien plc's (NYSE:COV) pending acquisitions won some good news from the Food & Drug...

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Covidien registers for debt sale to cover $2.3 billion ev3 buyout

June 21, 2010 6:36 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Covidien plc registers for an offering of an undisclosed amount of debt, aimed at raising cash to help pay for its $2.3 billion buyout of ev3 Inc. Covidien plc (NYSE:COV) registered for a debt offering with the Securities & Exchange Commission, aiming to drum up some cash...

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Sinapis Pharma Commences Phase I Trial

June 21, 2010 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. , June 21 /- Sinapis Pharma, Inc. announces that its first patients were dosed in a Phase I clinical trial study on June 14, 2010 . This study, in human volunteers, is designed to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, and absolute bioavailability of an intravenous...

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Al Amal Hospital in Qatar Commences Treatments Using Fast and Efficient RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems

June 21, 2010 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DOHA, Qatar , June 21 /- One of the leading cancer centers in the Middle East has become among the first in the region to introduce fast and efficient RapidArc® radiotherapy treatments from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Al Amal Hospital in Doha, Qatar , has treated nine brain...

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