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Moody's lifts several ratings for McKesson

June 21, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Moody's Investors Services on Monday raised several ratings for McKesson Corp., citing the drug distributor's improved operating margins and the company's conservative stance toward its finances and acquisitions.The ratings agency upgraded McKesson's senior unsecured notes and its backed...

Canadian earnings declared Monday: Vigil Health Solutions widens year-end loss

June 21, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian earnings declared Monday as of 3 p.m. ET:Vigil Health Solutions Inc. (TSXV:VGL): Year end March 31, 2010, net loss $531,631, net loss $0.005 a share; 2009, net loss $388,940, net loss $0.004 a share. Revenue: 2010, $4,100,000; 2009, $4,500,000.

Medical device lobby spent $385K on lobbying in 1Q

June 21, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The medical device industry's chief advocacy group spent more than $385,000 lobbying Congress in the first three months of 2010, as lawmakers finalized the health care overhaul.The group lobbied on the health care bill passed into law in March, which calls on medical device makers to pay...


NTU ramps up collaboration with Israel's top university

June 21, 2010 10:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Nanyang Technological University) Singapore's leading science and technology university, NTU and Israel's number one university, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, announced a new collaboration to jointly offer a Doctor of Philosophy program and to increase the level of...


Stryker Declares a $0.15 Per Share Quarterly Dividend

June 21, 2010 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

KALAMAZOO, Mich. , June 21 /- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK ) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share payable on July 30, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2010 .     Stryker is one of...


Former Medtronic executive gets top spot at Colorado spine firm

June 21, 2010 10:36 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc.'s former chief operating officer Michael DeMane joins spinal surgery device company Lanx Inc. as chairman and CEO. By Thomas Lee Michael DeMane joined Lanx Inc. as chairman and CEO. The former chief operating officer at Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) was once...


HeartSine Technologies Recognized as an Index 30 Company at New York-New Belfast Conference

June 21, 2010 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS , June 21 /- HeartSine Technologies Ltd. recently joined 29 other companies on the 2010 Index 30, an annually compiled list of the most exciting companies with operations in the U.S. and Ireland . Other companies on this year's Index 30 list, compiled by The Irish Echo , the...


Vigil Health Q4 loss balloons as revenue drops

June 21, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vigil Health Solutions Inc. saw its fourth-quarter and year-end losses balloon, hit by a drop in revenues for both periods.The company (TSXV:VGN), which provides emergency call and nurse call systems for seniors, said Monday its loss for the quarter ended March 31 increased to $235,782 from a...


Public Hearing: Development of Articles for Rare Diseases, June 29-30, 2010

June 21, 2010 9:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This public hearing is intended to gain from health care providers, academia, industry, patients, and other interested persons their perspectives on various aspects of the development of medical products for the diagnosis, treatment, or management of...

How to become a salesperson of influence

June 21, 2010 9:35 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Ten tips to help medical device salespeople become influential advisors to their hospital and physician customers. The other day I spoke to a sales trainer, who was a reference for a candidate. He talked about the difference between being a "pleaser" and an "adviser" to customers. The...


MedGadget's MedTech Monday: Custom-fit degradable cranial implant

June 21, 2010 8:35 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A custom-fit degradable implant for filling bone defects after craniofacial surgery; a study shows Bard's LifeStent as superior to stentless angioplasty; Micrus' DeltaPAQ and DeltaPlush microcoils cleared in Japan; and CorMatrix's cardiac tissue repair wins CE Mark. ...


EarlySense wins FDA clearance for patient monitoring system

June 21, 2010 8:35 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Israeli-based medical device company EarlySense Ltd. receives U.S. Food & Drug Administration approval to sell its EverOn Touch patient monitoring system in the United States. By Mary Vanac Ramat Gan, Israel-based medical device company EarlySense Ltd., which recently...


Docs increasingly abandon Medicare

June 21, 2010 7:36 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

More and more physicians are cutting Medicare patients from their rosters after Congress fails to stay a 21 percent reimbursement rate cut. As Congress allowed a 21 percent reduction in reimbursement rates for doctors to come into effect, the number of physicians pulling out of...


Step Motor Drives Offer CANopen Functionality

June 21, 2010 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Servo2Go has just added new CANopen models to its broad range of programmable stepper motor drive systems from Applied Motion Products.

Oscillators Optimized for Gigabit Ethernet Configurations

June 21, 2010 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions, recently announced a line of XpressO oscillators explicitly designed to meet the needs of Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10 GbE applications.


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