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Checkpoint Surgical launches nerves detector

June 10, 2010 12:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Checkpoint Surgical commences national roll-out of its hand-held medical device used to identify nerves during surgical procedures. By Mary Vanac Checkpoint Surgical has begun a national launch of its hand-held device used to identify nerves during surgery. The Checkpoint...


Healthrageous fetches $6 million Series A round

June 10, 2010 11:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Healthrageous Inc., a Boston-based maker of personalized health improvement technology, nets $6 million in a Series A equity sale. Healthrageous, the creator of a multi-tiered personalized health management tool, raised $6 million in a Series A equity sale. North Bridge Venture...


SEC puts in new 'circuit breaker' rules

June 10, 2010 11:12 am | by MARCY GORDON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators on Thursday put in place new rules aimed at preventing a repeat of last month's harrowing "flash crash" in the stock market.Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the rules, which call for U.S. stock exchanges to briefly halt trading of some stocks that...


Boston Scientific launches new Taxus stent in EU(2)

June 10, 2010 11:11 am | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. said Thursday that it launched its Taxus Element drug-coated coronary stent in Europe, and that physicians there have started using the device in surgical procedures. Stents are mesh-metal devices that are used to prop open arteries after they have been surgically cleared...


MassDevice Q & A: John Abele, Part II

June 10, 2010 10:38 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. co-founder John Abele, in the second installment of a lengthy interview, on the early days with Peter Nicholas, his take on demands for increased...


National Eye Institute hosts Translational Research and Vision Symposium

June 10, 2010 10:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Eye Institute) The National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, is bringing together premier researchers who translate molecular and genetic approaches from the laboratory to visual system diseases in the clinic.


Study shows Hodgkin lymphoma survivors lack post-treatment screening for other cancers

June 10, 2010 10:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University Health Network) A population-based study of 2,071 Hodgkin lymphoma survivors over 15 years has discovered that while many survivors had multiple x-rays and CT scans years after treatment was finished, they often did not receive recommended cancer screening tests.


Endologix gets FDA OK for stent line extension

June 10, 2010 10:10 am | News | Comments

Endologix Inc. said Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its expanded collection of stent graft products. The medical device company said the approval covers 31 new sizes of its "Powerlink" stent graft products, which should expand the number of patients they can be used...


Researchers closer to untying autism's genetic knot

June 10, 2010 9:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Yale University) Deciphering the functions of multiple rare genes may be at the core of understanding the genetic factors that cause autism spectrum disorders, according to a new study published today in the journal Nature by dozens of top autism researchers around the world,...


First two-dimensional organic metal made of fullerenes

June 10, 2010 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Since their discovery in the mid 1980s, fullerenes have caused a sensation. The tiny hollow spheres made of 60 carbon atoms, constructed out of pentagons and hexagons like miniature soccer balls, have unusual physical properties.

Thomas Swan scales up nanotube production

June 10, 2010 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. has announced a major step forward in its nanomaterials manufacturing capability with the commissioning of a new, state-of-the-art single-wall carbon nanotube plant at its Consett facility in the UK.

Sematech achieves submicron 3D IC bond alignment results in integrated bonding tool platform at UAlbany nanoCollege

June 10, 2010 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Key processes critical for building a strong infrastructure for volume production of TSVs

Hospira Brand Liposyn and Propofol: Recall

June 10, 2010 9:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Injectable products may contain particulate matter.


Non-surgical procedure provides relief for small disc herniations

June 10, 2010 8:39 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

For patients suffering from small lumbar disc herniations, a new treatment option can provide relief, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine . The procedure, called a percutaneous discectomy, enables physicians to go through the skin with a needle, guided by fluoroscopy or...


LSTM named World Health Organization Collaborating Centre

June 10, 2010 6:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) The World Health Organization, in consultation with the government of the United Kingdom, has designated the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence Synthesis for Infectious and Tropical Diseases.



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