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Glass electrode powers smallest pump

May 17, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Nanodevice could be used to sample or treat single cells. A team of engineers has created the world's smallest pump. The minute device, similar in size to a human red blood cell, is powered by an electrode made from something that doesn't usually conduct electricity ? glass.

3M joins the Desertec Industrial Initiative

May 17, 2010 10:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

3M Germany has joined the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) as an associated partner. The diversified technology company, which has been constantly developing its business with renewable energies over recent years, will contribute its know-how in the area of film, adhesive and coating...

REVEAL(R) RegistryData May Advance Patient Care in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

May 17, 2010 10:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS , May 17 /- Actelion Ltd (SIX: ATLN) announced today that findings from the REVEAL® (Registry to EValuate Early And Long-term PAH Disease Management) Registry have confirmed the clinical utility of the REVEAL risk score calculator, a new tool designed to predict 1-year...

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Neovasc Q1 loss drops to $471,129 from $1.7M; revenue tripled to $1.1M

May 17, 2010 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device company Neovasc Inc. (TSXV:NVC) says its first-quarter loss narrowed to $471,129 or two cents a share from a year-earlier loss of $1.7 million or 10 cents a share. Revenue tripled to $1.1 million.

Sinuses can be a pain in the head, not neck

May 17, 2010 9:36 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

All headaches are not brought on by tension. They can be caused by sinus trouble.

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Universal Health reaches agreement with CMS

May 17, 2010 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc. said Monday it has reached an agreement with federal regulators to abate a termination of the Medicare provider agreement for its Southwest Healthcare System subsidiary that was scheduled for June 1.Universal Health, which is based in King of...

Industrial Manufacturers Show Confidence in a Sustained Recovery in 2010

May 17, 2010 8:36 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | News | Comments

A leading buying consortium for mid-sized industrial manufacturers, announced the findings of its fifth Prime Advantage Group Outlook (GO) Survey, revealing the top economic concerns of mid-sized industrial manufacturers for 2010. The study results are

JCR and Hill-Rom Name Nurse Safety Scholar-in-Residence

May 17, 2010 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

OAK BROOK, Ill. and BATESVILLE, Ind. , May 17 /- Diane Whitworth has been named the Nurse Safety Scholar-in-Residence by Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and Hill-Rom ( HRC).  JCR is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission. Hill-Rom is a global medical technology company....

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PLL With Synthesizer Saves Board Space

May 17, 2010 7:50 am | Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CPLL66-1600-2200 PLL/Synthesizer operates from 1600 to 2200 MHz with a typical Step Size of 1000 KHz. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the model CPLL66-1600-2200 is housed in a compact 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.15-in. SMD package, which saves board space.

Force Sensor Helps Reduce Assembly Costs

May 17, 2010 7:46 am | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell’s smallest force sensor, the FSS-SMT Series, is a low profile surface mount device that allows for automated assembly on a printed circuit board (PCB), often eliminating hand soldering and helping to reduce assembly costs.

Processor Board for High Storage Demands

May 17, 2010 7:44 am | Kontron America Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new CompactPCI processor board Kontron CP307-RS features enhanced Serial ATA capabilities on the Rear IO for larger storage capacity, faster transmission rates, and high data safety.

Pump Combines Long Life With High Efficiency

May 17, 2010 7:16 am | Thomas Division | Product Releases | Comments

The Thomas Model 2250 pressure/vacuum pump provides unprecedented levels of mobility and efficiency, combined with long life, in applications such as medical, analytical, and air sampling equipment and office machines.

Equity firm offers $294M for Virtual Radiologic

May 17, 2010 7:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Private equity firm Providence Equity Partners plans to buy Virtual Radiologic Corp. in a $294 million deal, the companies announced Monday.Providence will acquire outstanding common shares of Virtual Radiologic, which is based in Eden Prairie, Minn., for $17.25 each in cash. That represents a...

Varicose vein study shows radiofrequency ablation causes less post-operative pain

May 17, 2010 6:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Patients who received radiofrequency ablation for varicose veins reported less post-procedural pain than those treated with endovenous laser ablation. Vascular surgery experts from Imperial College, London, randomized 131 patients into two groups, with 64...

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Mpex Pharmaceuticals Presents Positive Phase 2 Clinical Trial Results of Aeroquin(TM) (MP-376) Treatment in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

May 17, 2010 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO , May 17 /- Mpex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the presentation of data from its Phase 2b clinical trial with Aeroquin™ (a proprietary aerosol formulation of levofloxacin, MP-376) in cystic fibrosis (CF) at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Annual Meeting in New...

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