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Integra gets FDA clearance for back pain device

October 6, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. said Wednesday it received Food and Drug Administration clearance to sell its Vu aPOD Prime anterior lumbar interbody fusion device.The device is used for a procedure to treat back pain by fusing vertebrae.Integra said the market for such procedures is...

Realizing Healthcare Savings Using Real-Time Technology

October 6, 2010 5:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHICAGO, Oct. 6 /- Experiencing speed and efficiency in the healthcare process remains a rarity. Now two companies are adding those essential variables to ensure healthy, accurate outcomes. Rising Medical Solutions, a medical cost containment company, and Align Networks, a physical...


100,000th Patient Treated With Accuray's CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System

October 6, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 6 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the 100,000th patient has been treated with the CyberKnife ® Robotic Radiosurgery System, a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of...


MRI safety: Patients with insulin pumps require special cautions

October 6, 2010 5:34 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | News | Comments

An insulin pump allows the replacement of slow-acting insulin for basal needs with a continuous infusion of rapid-acting insulin. By using an insulin pump, a patient can typically match the dosage of insulin to lifestyle and activities, rather than adjusting those to the body’s response...


Reproductive health: Checkerboard of infertility treatment in Europe

October 6, 2010 5:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) During the European Health Forum Gastein, the most important conference on health care policy in the EU, ESHRE highlighted the problems in medically assisted reproduction (MAR) regulation in Europe. The regulatory diversity in MAR is...


CardioGenics Featured on Cover of Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry Magazine

October 6, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Oct. 6 /- Dr. Yahia Gawad, CEO of CardioGenics Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CGNH ), has authored a cover story for this month's Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry Magazine (MD+DI) which addresses improvements in diagnostic times using point-of-care technology. In...


Anti-Tumor drugs tested by Microfluidic device

October 6, 2010 3:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

A prototype device developed in Hong Kong will allow laboratory researchers to non-invasively test drugs for their ability to kill tumors by subjecting cancerous cells with different concentration gradients

Pacific Biosciences to raise up to $230 mln in IPO

October 6, 2010 3:32 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Pacific Biosciences of California Inc said it expects to raise up to $230 million in an initial public offering of its common stock


Optical comms: a new investment cycle?

October 6, 2010 1:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Analysts at Lightcounting believe that strong demand for optical components signals a new cycle of infrastructure upgrades

Martifer finishes installation of 2.5 MW PV park in Ilha do Sal

October 6, 2010 1:33 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

This is the first of two parks contracted with the government of Cape Verde

Swedish nanowire-based LED developer completes SEK 170 million financing round

October 6, 2010 1:32 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Lund (Sweden) based nanowire semiconductor LED developer GLO AB announced the closing of an SEK 170 million investment round (approximately USD 25 million) and establishment of a California-based engineering center to supplement its current efforts in Sweden and Denmark

DaVita prices notes offering

October 5, 2010 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DaVita Inc. said Tuesday it priced an offering of two sets of senior notes totaling around $1.6 billion.The company priced $775 million principal amount of 6.375 percent senior notes due 2018 and $775 million principal amount of 6.625 percent senior notes due 2020.The offering is expected to...

Express Scripts completes spinoff of Rx Outreach

October 5, 2010 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. said Tuesday it completed the spinoff of its Rx Outreach business.Express Scripts said Rx Outreach aims to improve access to prescription drugs for low income, uninsured people and working families.Rx Outreach has applied for federal recognition as...

Mice with human body's defenses

October 5, 2010 3:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres) Therapeutic antibodies can be an efficient alternative when common drugs do not work anymore. However, antibodies obtained from blood of animals such as mice could not be used: The human immune system recognizes them as foreign and...


Powerful free radical causes lung damage from oxygen therapy

October 5, 2010 3:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Medical College of Georgia) The most toxic free radical appears responsible for much of the lung damage that can result from oxygen therapy in the critically ill or injured, MCG researchers report. Within just a few days, ventilators and oxygen chambers used to significantly increase...



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