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Medical Devices Technology Innovation Partnership (MD-TIP) Workshop, October 26, 2010

September 8, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Innovation, Technology Transfer and Scientific Interchange: Leveraging Academic and FDA Collaborations to Resolve Unmet Public Health Needs


Class I Medical Device Recall: AngioScore Inc. - AngioSculpt EX PTCA Scoring Balloon Catheter

September 8, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Reason for Recall: The PTCA catheters may become separated during use in which fragments of the catheter may become lodged in coronary arteries. This may result in serious injuries, including death.


Federal Register: Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Class II Special Controls Guidance Document for Certain Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angi...

September 8, 2010 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The guidance was developed as a special control to support the reclassification of PTCA catheters, other than cutting/scoring PTCA catheters, from class III (premarket approval) into class II (special controls).


Federal Register: Cardiovascular Devices; Reclassification of Certain Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Catheters

September 8, 2010 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is reclassifying the device type, standard PTCA catheters, from class III (premarket approval) into class II (special controls). Cutting/scoring PTCA catheters remain in class III and continue to require PMAs.


AngioSculpt "EX" PTCA Scoring Balloon Catheter by AngioScore, Inc.: Recall - Risk of Catheter Separation

September 8, 2010 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Fragments of the catheter may become lodged in coronary arteries, resulting in serious injury or death.


Nursing home co. settles $677M lawsuit for $50M

September 8, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A California nursing home company has agreed to pay $50 million to settle a lawsuit that resulted in a $677 million jury award in favor of thousands of current and former patients.Orange County-based Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. announced the settlement late Tuesday. The money will go to the...

NVCA launches MedIC life sciences coalition

September 8, 2010 7:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The National Venture Capital Association, its member venture capital firms and life sciences companies are teaming up to form the Medical Innovation and Competitiveness (MedIC) Coalition, which will advocate for policies and regulations that advance medical innovation in the U.S.

Elekta Among Major Sponsors of Rocks Against Cancer Fundraiser

September 8, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, Sept. 8 /- Elekta is one of the leading supporters of the Rocks Against Cancer benefit to take place September 16 at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts in New York City. Proceeds from the event will support EIF cancer programs, including Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C), an...


NEXUS Biosystems Completes Acquisition of REMP Sample Management Business From Tecan Group

September 8, 2010 7:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

POWAY, Calif., Sept. 8 /- NEXUS Biosystems, Inc., a leading innovator and worldwide provider of automated sample management systems, today announced the completion of the acquisition of REMP AG of Switzerland, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Tecan Group.   NEXUS announced on July...


Shafting Is Ultra Light

September 8, 2010 7:05 am | Thomson Industries | Product Releases | Comments

At 65% lighter than typical linear shafting, it delivers smoother and easier linear motion positioning, making it an attractive and cost effective shafting option in any number of plain bearing applications.

Logger Monitors Illuminance, Ultra-Violet, Temperature, Humidity

September 8, 2010 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

In addition to these parameters, the RTR-574 is capable of displaying cumulative illuminance and cumulative amount of ultraviolet light in the LCD display.

Epoxy Combines High Strength and Toughness With Chemical and Abrasion Resistance

September 8, 2010 6:33 am | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Combining the benefits of epoxy resins and polyurethanes, Master Bond Polymer System EP30D-7 offers superior strength, flexibility, abrasion resistance, and toughness.

Misonix Announces New Distribution Agreement for France

September 8, 2010 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Sept. 8 /- Misonix, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSON ), a developer of state of the art, ultrasonic medical device technology, which worldwide is used for acute health conditions, has entered into a new, three year, exclusive distribution agreement with Cormedica s.a.s.  Based...


Updated Phase 2 Data With Flutemetamol Published in Annals of Neurology

September 8, 2010 6:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 7 /- GE Healthcare announced today that results from its multicenter phase 2 study of flutemetamol were published in the September issue of Annals of Neurology . Flutemetamol is an investigational positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent being developed by...


Circuit Protection Features Broad Range of Trigger Currents

September 8, 2010 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, offers the company’s next-generation transient blocking unit (TBU) series of circuit protection devices...


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