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Controller provides 5A RMS continuous Drive

July 1, 2010 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

QuickSilver Controls, Inc. adds the SilverSterling controller to its line of controllers/drivers for NEMA 11, 17, and 23 frame brushless servo motors, DC brush motors and Voice coil actuators, providing a 5A RMS continuous drive with 7A peak at 12v to 48v.

High Voltage Isolator Meets Creepage Requirements of Medical Industry

July 1, 2010 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics OPTEK Technology has developed a Photologic optically coupled isolator providing medical electronics design engineers with a high voltage device that meets industry creepage requirements. Designated OPI127-032, the isolator provides more than 16KV isolation and meets IEC requirements for 32mm creepage distance.

Breakaway Connectors Employ Highly Reliable Quick Disconnect System for Portable Medical Equipment

July 1, 2010 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of connectors, interconnects, and cable assemblies, offers a line of breakaway connectors. The Nemesis Series and MKJ Series breakaway connectors incorporate a simple push/pull mating mechanism to engage and disengage the connector systems. The coupling mechanism utilizes a canted spring design, which allows for a quick disconnect and ratings of more than 5000 cycles.

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Medical-grade Copolyester Offers Durability and Sterilization Solutions for Rigid Medical Packaging

July 1, 2010 9:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Eastman Tritan copolyester MP100, an enhanced-performance polymer for rigid medical packaging, provides a balance of design, processing and performance advantages through higher heat resistance, greater inherent toughness and exceptional post-sterilization clarity compared with other polymers.

Chromosomal abnormality found for inherited clubfoot

July 1, 2010 9:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Washington University School of Medicine) Although clubfoot is one of the most common congenital birth defects, few genetic causes have been found. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found what they believe to be the most common cause of...

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Needles improve exercise tolerance in heart patients

July 1, 2010 9:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University Hospital Heidelberg) Acupuncture can improve exercise tolerance in patients suffering from chronic heart failure. This was determined in a clinical pilot study by the team headed by Dr. Johannes Backs, physician and study director at the Department of Internal Medicine...

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Spanish public-sector workers complain most about their work environment

July 1, 2010 9:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Spanish employees from public institutions and companies report higher levels of psychological violence in their place of work than their Finnish counterparts. These are the results of a study headed by the University of...

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $3.1M to 8 top young clinical investigators

July 1, 2010 9:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation) The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation named five new Damon Runyon Clinical Investigators at its April 2010 Clinical Investigator Award Committee review. The recipients of this prestigious three-year award are outstanding early career...

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Sysmex America Announces Executive Leadership Changes

July 1, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MUNDELEIN, Ill. , July 1 /- Sysmex America Inc., a leading medical diagnostic instrument manufacturer and information systems developer, today announces executive changes in the areas of corporate affairs, operations and technical services.  John Kershaw, President & CEO, Sysmex...

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LHC Group signs deal in Alabama

July 1, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Home health provider LHC Group Inc. has started a joint venture to provide service in the Montgomery, Ala., area.Lafayette-based LHC Group says the deal is with an affiliate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Health System and Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery.Financial terms were...

Watson Confirms Columbia Laboratories Shareholder Approval of Proposed Acquisition of Progesterone-related Assets

July 1, 2010 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MORRISTOWN, N.J. , July 1 /- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ) today confirmed that shareholders of Columbia Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRX ) have approved the terms and conditions of the previously announced acquisition by Watson of the U.S. rights to Columbia 's CRINONE®...

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Watson Launches Generic Exelon®

July 1, 2010 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MORRISTOWN, N.J. , July 1 /- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ) announced today that, under a settlement with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Novartis Pharma AG, Novartis AG, Novartis International Pharmaceutical Ltd., and Proterra AG (collectively "Novartis"), Watson has...

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Physicians See New Benefits, Treatment Opportunities for Brain Cancer with Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion

July 1, 2010 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA , July 1 /- The refinements in Elekta's Gamma Knife ® surgery technology that created the fifth generation Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ are radically changing the approach to treating brain metastases and other brain disorders. With Perfexion, physicians are...

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NeoStem Adds Distinguished Researcher to its World-Class Scientific Advisory Board

July 1, 2010 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK , July 1 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NBS ) ("NeoStem" or the "Company"), an international biopharmaceutical company with operations in the U.S. and China , today announced that it has appointed Roberto Bolli , M.D., to its Scientific Advisory Board....

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Sector Snap: Home Health Care stocks tumble

July 1, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of home health providers fell Thursday as the Securities and Exchange Commission formally opened an investigation into potential medicare billing fraud at Amedisys Inc. and Almost Family Inc.Amedisys said it received a subpoena for documents relating to a Senate Finance Committee...

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