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Weekly Wireless Roundup: Nanotattoo monitors blood glucose

June 1, 2010 11:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A nanoparticle "tattoo" as a glucose sensor that can be continuously monitored; a nose for your cellphone to sniff out airborne toxins; Biomagnetics Diagnostics Corp. introduces optical biosensor; and two years of competitively folding proteins with "foldit" at Games for Health 2010. ...


Summary Box: Covidien continues to deal, buys ev3

June 1, 2010 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LET'S MAKE A DEAL: Covidien PLC is buying ev3 Inc. for $2.6 billion. Covidien was spun off from Tyco International three years ago and has remade itself in the last year to focus on more lucrative businesses.SHOPPING SPREE: In 2009 it bought VNUS Medical Technologies for $440 million, Aspect...

CryoLife board approves $15 million stock buyback

June 1, 2010 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker CryoLife Inc. said Tuesday its board of directors approved a $15 million stock buyback program.The company said the program is authorized for two years.CryoLife has about 28.7 million shares of common stock outstanding.Shares fell a penny to $5.17 in afternoon trading.


ERT Closes the Acquisition of the Research Services Division of CareFusion Corporation

June 1, 2010 7:39 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, PA, 01 June 2010. ERT (eResearchTechnology, Inc.), a global provider of technology and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, announced the successful closing of the acquisition of the Research Services Division of CareFusion Corporation...


SynapDx Corporation Raises $9 Million in Series A Funding

June 1, 2010 7:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass. , June 1 /- SynapDx Corp., a new company focused on developing and commercializing diagnostic testing for the early detection of autism, announced the completion of a $9 million Series A financing by Bain Capital Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, and North Bridge Venture...


Reportlinker Adds China Patient Monitoring Market Outlook to 2016

June 1, 2010 6:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK , June 1 /- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: China Patient Monitoring Market Outlook to 2016 China Patient Moni...


CardioMEMS Completes CHAMPION Clinical Trial Study

June 1, 2010 6:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA , June 1 /- The CHAMPION ( C ardioMEMS H eart Sensor A llows M onitoring of P ressure to I mprove O utcomes in N YHA Class III Patients) trial met its primary efficacy endpoint with a 30% reduction in heart failure hospitalization rates at 6 months (p<0.001) in heart failure...


TU Delft and MI Labs merge PET and SPECT biomedical imaging techniques and increase resolution

June 1, 2010 6:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Delft University of Technology) TU Delft and Molecular Imaging Labs (MI Labs) have succeeded in combining two forms of medical imaging techniques (microPET and microSPECT) into one piece of equipment. These techniques can be performed simultaneously and give a higher resolution...


BD Announces U.S. Launch of BD Vacutainer® Push Button Blood Collection Set with Pre-Attached Holder

June 1, 2010 6:37 am | by Becton, Dickinson and Company | News | Comments

(June 01, 2010) -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), announced today the U.S. launch of the BD Vacutainer® Push Button Blood Collection Set with Pre-Attached Holder. The ready-to-use product has been designed to help protect healt


American Association for Cancer Research has Record-breaking Registration at 101st Annual Meeting

June 1, 2010 6:37 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA - The American Association for Cancer Research registered more than 18,000 people from all over the world for its 101st Annual Meeting 2010 in Washington, D.C., which was held April 17-21. Registration increased by 19 percent from the 2009 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo. “The...


Enhanced Enclosures Act as Shielding and Mounting Kit in One

June 1, 2010 6:00 am | Elma Electronic | Product Releases | Comments

The Type 32 Enhanced has gasket “spoons” stamped into the aluminum along the frame to provide EMC shielding. The covers are folded in an attractive, rounded design that also helps contain EMI.

Benchtop Vibration Isolation Is Lightweight

June 1, 2010 5:55 am | Kinetic Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for portability, the Ergonomic Low-Profile-Format (ELpF) benchtop platform can be easily repositioned, even with a load and in float.

Only 5 percent of cancer research funds are spent on metastases, yet it kills 90 percent of all cancer patients

June 1, 2010 5:43 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) On average, about 5 percent of total cancer research funding is spent on investigating metastases (the spread of cancer cells around the body) in Europe, yet metastatic disease is the direct or indirect cause of 90 percent of all cancer...


Making enough red blood cells

June 1, 2010 5:43 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Two small molecules ensure enough red blood cells are produced, scientists at EMBL Monterotondo and EMBL-EBI found in a study published today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.


Isolation Valves Reduce Cost of Fluid Handling

June 1, 2010 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

All wetted parts in BCF’s isolation valves are constructed from non-metallic, inert materials to eliminate contamination of the fluid stream through the valve.


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