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Compliance Corner: As Good as Your Suppliers—Watch Out!

July 12, 2010 11:08 am | by Ken Appel | Blogs | Comments

To maintain the modicum of quality standards, many are re-discovering the reasons why the Japanese auto industry pioneered poka-yoke assembly techniques years ago—where extra steps are built into manufacturing processes to take the potential for errors by less-trained workers out of the equation.

Supreme Court Decision Could Help Protect Patents for Diagnostics

July 12, 2010 8:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Diagnostic companies seeking to patent a process or method used in product development may have an easier time doing so following a recent Supreme Court decision.

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Industry: The FDA Can Do More to Speed Development of HDEs

July 12, 2010 8:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Devicemakers are asking for more incentives and flexible standards as the FDA explores ways to encourage the development of devices to treat rare diseases.

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Accumetrics, Inc., Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company Launch Strategic U.S. Collaboration

July 12, 2010 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO , PARSIPPANY, N.J. and INDIANAPOLIS , July 12 /- Accumetrics, Inc., Daiichi Sankyo, Inc, and Eli Lilly and Company announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic collaboration in the United States to raise awareness about antiplatelet therapy and the role of...

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Visterra takes in $6M VC funds, launches Singapore arm

July 12, 2010 7:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Cambridge biotech startup Visterra Inc., formerly known as Parasol Therapeutics, has landed $6 million in its first round of funding, which accompanied the launch of Visterra Singapore Pte. Ltd. from Visterra, the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Center and the...

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MedPro Imaging to Supply Mobile Ultrasound Diagnostics to Chicago Bears Players

July 12, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WAUKESHA, Wis. , July 12 /- MedPro Imaging, a leading supplier of new and refurbished ultrasound solutions, announced the company has been chosen by the Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc. to supply mobile ultrasound services for helping to diagnose injuries and other health issues for the...

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Ethicon Endo-Surgery Completes Divestiture of Breast Care Business to Devicor Medical Products

July 12, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CINCINNATI , July 12 /- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (EES), a Johnson & Johnson company, today announced it has completed the divestiture of its Breast Care business to Devicor Medical Products, Inc., a portfolio company of GTCR. Financial terms of the transaction are not being...

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High Density Interconnect Flex Circuits Have Microvias

July 12, 2010 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Minco, a designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical applications, has become fully HDI (High Density Interconnect) capable for flexible circuits.

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Alphanumeric LCD Displays Offer Color Alternative for Monochromatic Devices

July 12, 2010 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lumex announces the global launch of their InfoVue FSC (Field Sequential Color) family of color alphanumeric LCD displays, a cost-effective alternative for monochromatic devices looking to transition to color.

Measuring Software Capabilities Enhanced With New Features

July 12, 2010 7:07 am | Hexagon Metrology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The core product of the EMS suite is PC-DMIS CMM, which is used primarily on automated Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs). It offers many new functional and productivity improvements across the board.

D-Sub High Density Connector Series Expanded

July 12, 2010 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, expanded its D-sub high density series to address a growing number of applications where higher density packaging is required.

Concord buys stake in Chinese cancer facilities

July 12, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Concord Medical Services Holdings Ltd., which operates radiation therapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, said Monday it bought a 52 percent stake in Xi'an Wan Jie Hua Xiang Medical Technology Development Ltd. The 103 million renminbi ($15.2 million) deal, effective July 1, is part of a...

Covidien completes tender offer for ev3 shares

July 12, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drug and medical device maker Covidien said Monday it completed a tender offer for ev3 Inc. and moved closer to closing its $2.6 billion buyout of the company. Covidien announced plans to buy the company for $22.50 per share on June 1. At the time, the deal marked a 19 percent premium.In a...

S.D. Firm Brings 1st Two Open, Faster MRI Scanners to County

July 11, 2010 11:34 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

Medical patients who need magnetic resonance imaging may find an oasis in the county's first two open, faster MRI scanners.

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Health, Tech Sectors Hasten to Untangle Wireless Issues

July 11, 2010 11:33 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | News | Comments

An urgent market need to drive down the bloated cost of health care delivery worldwide has spawned a new cooperative spirit among telecommunications, technology and investment companies wanting to develop wireless technology as a way to make health care less expensive and more efficient.

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