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Nanotechnology: nanomaterials are widely used in commerce, but EPA faces challenges in regulating risk

July 8, 2010 10:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Nanotechnology involves the ability to control matter at the scale of a nanometer--one billionth of a meter. The world market for products that contain nanomaterials is expected to reach $2.6 trillion by 2015.

The thinnest, smoothest metallic lines in the world helps speed up miniaturisation of electronic devices

July 8, 2010 10:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

New method creates super-thin, high integrity, continuous metal lines that surpass today?s semiconductor industry requirements.

Nichia to start sample shipment of green diode laser

July 8, 2010 10:39 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Nichia Corp will finally commercialize its green diode laser for use mainly in pico projectors.

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Genzyme to transfer more manufacturing to Hospira

July 8, 2010 10:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Genzyme Corp. is expanding a deal designed to transfer more so-called fill-finish manufacturing work to Hospira Worldwide Inc. – part of an agreement with the U.S. FDA to comply with an enforcement action against the Cambridge-based biotechnology company.

PEAK Surgical Introduces PEAK PlasmaBlade(R) 3.0S

July 8, 2010 10:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif. , July 8 /- PEAK Surgical, Inc. today announced the launch of the PEAK PlasmaBlade® 3.0S dissection device following 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This revolutionary product features a 3.0mm wide blade for even greater cutting...

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Unprecedented Donation Made by Mrs. Lily Safra to the Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord Disorders in Paris

July 8, 2010 10:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PARIS , July 8, 2010 /- Professor Gerard Saillant , President of the Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord Disorders (ICM), announced today an unprecedented donation of EUR8,000,000 from Mrs. Lily Safra . It is the largest single donation made by a private individual to the ICM. Professor Saillant...

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ECRI Institute Adds 4,000 New Terms to Universal Medical Device Nomenclature Systemâ„¢

July 8, 2010 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Free license gives access to 24,544 terms, including genetic testing and device software PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. , July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute's Universal Medical Device Nomenclature System™,  the most comprehensive medical device taxonomy, announces the...

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Exagen Diagnostics Receives Lab Accreditation From College of American Pathologists

July 8, 2010 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. , July 8 /- Exagen Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics laboratory that discovers, develops and markets proprietary genomic tests, has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The CAP is a leading...

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Qualaquin (quinine sulfate): New Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy - Risk of serious hematological reactions

July 8, 2010 10:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

New Risk Management Plan. Reports of serious side effects in patients using Qualaquin "off-label" for night time leg cramps.

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MDT Forum

July 8, 2010 7:38 am | News | Comments

The MDT community forum is a great location to discuss new trends, share tips, give opinions, and exchange ideas.

PMA Final Decisions for May 2010

July 8, 2010 7:37 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

These are Premarket Approvals (PMA), Product Development Protocols (PDP), Supplement and Notice Decisions for January 2010

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Federal Register: Guidance for Humanitarian Device Exemption Holders, Institutional Review Boards, Clinical Investigators, and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Humanitarian...

July 8, 2010 7:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This guidance answers commonly asked questions about Humanitarian Use Devices (HUDs) and applications for HDEs.

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Servo Drive Features Compact Space-Saving Design

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

The Rexroth IndraDrive Cs Economy low-power servo drive features an extremely compact space-saving design, and open support of SERCOS III communication bus, providing a cost-effective drive platform delivering just the right amount of functionality.

Community Health Systems buys hospital in SC

July 8, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc. has acquired Marion Regional Healthcare System, expanding its presence in South Carolina.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Community, which is based in Franklin, Tenn., said the system includes Marion Regional Hospital, a 124-bed, full service...

ESMO publishes updated guidelines on cancer care

July 8, 2010 6:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) The European Society for Medical Oncology just released an enhanced and revised set of clinical recommendations designed to help oncologists deliver the best quality care to their patients.The ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines offer vital,...

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