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Express Scripts spent $380,000 on lobbying in 1Q

May 25, 2010 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. said it spent $380,000 in the first quarter as it lobbied Congress and federal agencies on issues related to health care reform, drug reimbursement and other issues.That's up from the $250,000 it spent on lobbying in the year-ago period and the...

T2 Biosystems raises $15 million Series C round

May 25, 2010 8:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

T2 Biosystems Inc. raises $15 million in a Series C funding round to bring its benchtop MRI-based diagnostic device to market. T2 Biosystems Inc. raised about $15 million in a Series C funding round it plans to use to bring its benchtop MRI-based diagnostic device to...

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Summary Box: Medtronic 4th-quarter earnings

May 25, 2010 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GAIN ON RIVAL'S PAIN: Medtronic said its fourth-quarter profit growth was helped by higher sales of implantable defibrillators after rival Boston Scientific suspended U.S. sales of those devices for a month.NET INCOME BOOST: Medtronic earned $954 million, or 86 cents per share, in the last quarter...

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European Urology: Editorial about REDUCE trial underlines value of dutasteride

May 25, 2010 7:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Association of Urology) On May 8, an editorial about the Reduction by Dutasteride of Prostate Cancer Events (REDUCE) trial by Fritz H. Schröder and Monique J. Roobol was published in the online version of European Urology, the scientific journal of the European...

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Abandoned hospital to be put back into service

May 25, 2010 7:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A hospital abandoned after Hurricane Katrina has been purchased by a Catholic church-affiliated nonprofit that plans to put it back into service offering a number of medical services.St. Margaret's Daughters will open the former Lindy Boggs Medical Center will open in late 2011 or early 2012...

High-Efficiency Motor Design Reduces Motor Temperature Rise

May 25, 2010 7:08 am | Oriental Motors Usa Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The PKE high torque, high efficiency stepping motors can be driven at continuous duty cycles. They are designed to provide maximum torque while creating efficiencies currently not available in the stepper motor market.

Brushless Flat DC-Micromotors Available in Two Diameters

May 25, 2010 7:02 am | Micromo | Product Releases | Comments

The Faulhaber line of flat DC micromotors has two new offerings that provide diameters of 15 and 26 mm. The precious metal commutated DC micromotors provide robustness and electronic commutation.

80 Watt Open Frame Power Supplies Offer Reliable Operation

May 25, 2010 6:59 am | International Components Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Two series of Elpac 80 watt open frame power supplies are designed for both medical (MTB080) and industrial (FTB080) applications, providing a power density of 12.5 watts per cubic inch and converter efficiencies up to 91%.

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Lever Valves Offer Versatility

May 25, 2010 6:56 am | Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

These manually-operated 3- and 4-way spool valves have 1/4 in. NPT ports for easy access. The operation is either detented or momentary.

Hand-Held Bar Code Scanner Specifically Designed for Healthcare Applications

May 25, 2010 6:53 am | Jadak Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The Flexpoint HS-1M handheld bar code scanner for healthcare applications optimizes ergonomic design, operation, and functionality.

Abbott's Groundbreaking Bioresorbable Technology Continues to Demonstrate Exceptional Clinical Results

May 25, 2010 6:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PARIS , May 25 /- Abbott (NYSE: ABT ) today announced positive six-month results from the first 45 patients enrolled in the second stage of the ABSORB trial, which was presented during the Late-Breaking Clinical Trials session at the EuroPCR 2010 conference. At six months, Abbott's...

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First Coronary Stent on Drug Eluting Balloon Implanted

May 25, 2010 6:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HELMOND, The Netherlands , May 25, 2010 /- Blue Medical today announced a major step forward in its quest to improve the quality of life of patients with cardiovascular disease, with the start of the PIONEER trial, in which a new safe concept of stent-drug combination is evaluated....

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Ultram (tramadol hydrochloride), Ultracet (tramadol hydrochloride/acetaminophen): Label Change

May 25, 2010 6:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Risk of overdosage or suicide for patients who are addiction-prone, taking tranquilizers or antidepressant drugs.

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Continuous Vulcanization Extrusion Tooling Adapts Latest Medical Advancements

May 25, 2010 6:08 am | Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Series CV 500 tooling from Guill Tool & Engineering Inc. combines elements of its modular design from Guill’s 800 medical series as well as its highly successful polymer/rubber extrusion heads.

Microscopes Create New Comfort and Performance Standards

May 25, 2010 6:01 am | Olympus America Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Newly introduced are the BX43 System microscope for clinical laboratory applications, the BX46 Clinical Microscope with exceptionally ergonomic design and fast observation, and the BX53 System Microscope for research/clinical applications.

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