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Milk and Risk of Renal Cell Cancer: Genetic Research Sheds New Light

May 13, 2010 7:41 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA - While previous research had suggested that drinking milk was related to factors that may increase the risk of renal cell cancer, results of a recent study exploiting the genetic contribution to variation in milk consumption suggest that this may not be the case. “The data...

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Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Guidance on Informed Consent for In Vitro Diagnostic Devi...

May 13, 2010 7:41 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is announcing that a collection of information entitled Guidance on Informed Consent For In Vitro Diagnostic Device Studies Using Leftover Human Specimens That Are Not Individually Identifiable has been approved by the Office of Management and...

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$3 Microscope Plugs into Cell Phones

May 13, 2010 7:41 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Inexpensive, lightweight device provides basic medical diagnostics and images.

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Unmet expectations and smoking prove key factors in quitting bladder medication

May 13, 2010 7:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A study of 5,392 adults found that a quarter had quit their overactive bladder medication, with nine out of ten saying it didn't work as expected or they couldn't tolerate it. A follow-up study six months later found that being a current smoker raised the risk of...

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Patent Awarded to the Design of TechniScan's Unique 3-D Breast Imaging System

May 13, 2010 7:41 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY , May 13 /- A newly awarded U.S. Patent will protect TechniScan, Inc's., (OTC Bulletin Board: TSNI) novel way to image, biopsy and treat breast cancer. U.S. Patent 7,699,783 B2 titled "Method for Imaging and Treating a Breast" covers the company's design of a 3-D, Warm Bath...

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China Sky One Medical to Attend Investment Conferences in May

May 13, 2010 7:41 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HARBIN, China , May 13 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that...

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Biosense Webster Introduces the THERMOCOOL(R) SF Irrigated Catheter in the European Union

May 13, 2010 7:41 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WATERLOO, Belgium , May 13, 2010 /- - State-of-the-Art Irrigated Ablation Catheter Offers a Unique Design and Industry Leading Cooling Efficiency Biosense Webster, Inc., a worldwide leader in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, announced today the completion of the first...

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St. Jude Medical and iRhythm Technologies Enter into Partnership to Co-Market Novel Cardiac Rhythm Monitor

May 13, 2010 7:41 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

DENVER , May 13 /- St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ ) and iRhythm Technologies, Inc., a privately-held company, announced today they have entered into partnership with a focus on iRhythm's Zio™ Patch. iRhythm also announced closure of a $10 million private equity round of...

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Product Development: Outlook Optimistic for Venture Capital Funding

May 13, 2010 6:56 am | Blogs | Comments

"Cautiously optimistic" is what one person is calling the outlook for venture capital funding.  It's not news to anyone that this industry has fallen on hard times, and it will likely remain troubled for a few years.

Making the Most of Networking in the Medical Device Industry

May 13, 2010 6:18 am | Blogs | Comments

The New England region has a number of valuable medical device specialty interest groups that are great venues for networking with industry professionals and promoting your services to prospects.

Building a Medical Products Business: A 10-Year Journey in Five Acts

May 13, 2010 5:58 am | by Patrick Yi, CEO | Blogs | Comments

After launching the SurgiLance One-Step Safety Lancet in the United States in 2000, SurgiLance quickly achieved sales of $1 million (2001) and then $3 million (2002) and then $6.3 million in 2003.

The Reluctant Medical Product Sales Blogger

May 13, 2010 5:28 am | by Randy Prather | Blogs | Comments

Although I'm passionate about what I do at MediPurpose and have admittedly been quite successful with our medical product marketing and distribution, it's not my style to pontificate, to offer unsolicited advice or to act like I'm an expert. This might seem a bit contradictory for somebody whose job primarily involves promoting and selling medical products! 

‘How’ Do You Do? A Medical Device Entrepreneur’s Perspective

May 13, 2010 5:08 am | by Patrick Yi | Blogs | Comments

This blog—or at least my contributions to it—will attempt to answer these and many other questions...but not through "here's how you should do it" checklists, but through my personal "here's how I did it" perspectives.

Powering Ahead to a Successful Design

May 7, 2010 11:39 am | by Benjamin Du | Renata/Sy Kessler Sales | Articles | Comments

Power sources for medical devices must accommodate numerous requirements, from duration to size to durability. The market offers a plethora of choices of both primary (non-rechargeable) and secondary (rechargeable) batteries in a great variety of shapes, sizes, and chemistries. This article focuses on design considerations for primary cells, with a brief look at secondary cells.

Applying Tech: Orthopedics

May 7, 2010 11:29 am | Tecomet | Articles | Comments

How Are You Influencing Orthopedic Technology? Dr. Greg Hetland President, International

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