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Device makers release a flurry of studies at European conference

May 26, 2010 11:38 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Most of the major players in the medical device arena are rolling out new products and data from clinical trials at the EuroPCR conference in Paris this week. Most of the major players in the medical device arena - and a few from off the bench - are busy touting new...

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Wireless patients

May 26, 2010 10:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) A wireless monitoring system for people with debilitating conditions such as Parkinson's disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder could allow health-care workers to assess a patient's health and the development of their disease without hindering...

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Hey Jude: Get that song out my head!

May 26, 2010 10:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Montreal) Some 98-99 percent of the population has, at some point, been "infected" with a song they just can't seem to shake off. This common phenomenon has rarely been researched, until Andreane McNally-Gagnon, a Ph.D. student at the University of Montreal...

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Births to older mothers 'trebled'

May 26, 2010 10:40 am | by BBC | News | Comments

The number of births to older mothers in England and Wales almost trebled in 20 years and is continuing to rise, figures show.

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You May Be Closer to a College Degree Than You Thought

May 26, 2010 10:40 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich. May 26, 2010 — The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and The University of Phoenix have reached an agreement that will provide holders of SME certifications with articulation credits toward their college degree. This will enable them to expedite their time...

Drexel Biomedical Researchers Develop Device to Predict Diabetic Wound Healing

May 26, 2010 10:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA , May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Complex wounds affect more patients in the United States than heart attack and stroke combined. About 150,000 amputations a year result from complex wounds, while about 80,000 are attributed to diabetes and peripheral arterial disease....

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Covidien jettisons specialty chemicals unit

May 26, 2010 10:36 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Covidien plc sells its specialty chemicals business to New Mountain Capital L.L.C. for $280 million in cash. Covidien plc (NYSE:COV) sold its specialty chemical unit to New York-based private equity firm New Mountain Capital LLC for $280 million in cash. The sale involves the...

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Toyota invests in Tesla for electric vehicles

May 26, 2010 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC) has agreed to purchase Rs.230.89 crore ($50 million) of Tesla Motor Inc.'s common stock as a part of an agreement to develop electric vehicles, parts, and production system and engineering support.

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NIST scientists gain new ?core? understanding of nanoparticles

May 26, 2010 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

While attempting to solve one mystery about iron oxide-based nanoparticles, a research team working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) stumbled upon another one. But once its implications are understood, their discovery* may give nanotechnologists a new and useful tool.

Fitch Ratings says 1Q prescription volume rose

May 26, 2010 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Prescription drug volume increased 5.7 percent during the first quarter, according to Fitch Ratings which noted more active pharmacy benefit managers the people who make a lot of the calls for health plan sponsors and members.The ratings agency said a large portion of the increase came from...

Media arrangements for the International Congress on Obesity

May 26, 2010 8:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Association for the Study of Obesity) Media arrangements for the 11th International Congress on Obesity are now available.

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Solos posts 10 percent Q1 sales hike, but losses widen

May 26, 2010 8:40 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

First-quarter sales rise 10 percent for Solos Endoscopy Inc., but Q1 losses widen by more than 68 percent. Solos Endoscopy Inc. (OTC:SNDY) posted a 10 percent sales increase for the first quarter, but saw its Q1 losses widen by 68.4 percent. The Boston-based endoscopic...

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Amira Announces Second DP2 Antagonist Patent Grant in the United Kingdom

May 26, 2010 8:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO , May 26 /- Amira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.K. Intellectual Property Office has granted patent number GB2461629, titled, "HETEROALKYL ANTAGONISTS OF PROSTAGLANDIN D2 RECEPTORS," which includes coverage of Amira's AM461 DP2 receptor antagonist. This is the...

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Dental services provider Smile Brands cancels IPO

May 26, 2010 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dental services provider Smile Brands Group Inc. withdrew its plan for an initial public offering, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing late on Tuesday.The company said it was canceling its IPO because of market conditions. It had hoped to raise about $125 million in early...

Medical Device Industry: FDA and 510(k)—The Times They Are A-Changin’

May 26, 2010 8:10 am | Blogs | Comments

Speculation in the medical device industry continues to build as the industry waits for the FDA to unveil changes to its premarket notification submission process, also referred to as the 510(k) process.

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