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CytoPherx drums up $11.7 million for dialysis development

June 18, 2010 4:35 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

CytoPherx Inc. raises $11.7 million in equity, debt and options to develop a device that filters the blood of kidney-disease patients. By Brandon Glenn CytoPherx Inc. raised $11.7 million for the development of a device that filters the blood of kidney-disease patients. The Ann...

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Coffee May Protect Against Head and Neck Cancers

June 18, 2010 4:34 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

The embargo has been lifted on the AACR press release: “Coffee May Protect Against Head and Neck Cancers,” due to a violation by Drug Discovery and Development and the Sci-Tech Heretic blog. Reporters may post their stories effective immediately. • Caffeinated coffee protected against...

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Leaking Packaging, GMP Issues Result in Artegraft Warning

June 18, 2010 4:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Recurring complaints of leaking packages of natural collagen vascular grafts have resulted in a warning letter to Artegraft that cites a number of good manufacturing (GMP) problems related to the leaks.

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FDA Acknowledges Corrections, Sends Optovue Warning Letter

June 18, 2010 4:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Although Optovue is taking corrective action to bring a normative database used with its RTVue optical coherence tomography into compliance, it received a warning letter that notes the effectiveness of the corrections can’t be fully reviewed and evaluated because they are ongoing.

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Boston Scientific: Heart device helps women more

June 18, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp. said Friday women received a greater benefit than men from its cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators, according to an analysis of clinical trial data.Cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators shock the heart to correct irregular...

Medtronic says study shows faster catheter work

June 18, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Friday late-stage study data shows two catheters it is seeking approval for in the United States work faster than a traditional approach in helping doctors treat forms of atrial fibrillation, a condition that could trigger a stroke.The Minneapolis...

Sinovac Schedules 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

June 18, 2010 8:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING , June 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading developer and provider of vaccines in China , announced today that it will hold its 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Beijing Time. The meeting will be held...

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Naviscan Positron Emission Mammography Technology Highlighted at the Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting

June 18, 2010 8:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO , June 18 /- Naviscan's Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) technology was the focus of several presentations and discussions at the Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City .  The focus represents a growing interest and validation of how PEM can play an...

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St. Jude Medical wins another CE Mark for cardiac ablation device

June 18, 2010 8:35 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc. won another CE Mark from the European Union for a cardiac ablation device, this time for its cryogenic Therapy Cool Flex catheter. By Brandon Glenn St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) won CE Mark approval in the European Union for a cryogenic cardiac ablation...

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Zoll wins three-year AED contract in U.K.

June 18, 2010 8:35 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Zoll Medical Corp. wins a three-year contract with Britain's national heart charity, the British Heart Foundation, to be its exclusive supplier of automated external defibrillators. Zoll Medical Corp. (NSDQ:ZOLL) landed a lucrative deal as the British Heart Foundation's...

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Mylan Receives Approval for Generic Version of Zocor® Tablets

June 18, 2010 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH , June 18 /- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Matrix Laboratories Limited has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Simvastatin Tablets USP, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg,...

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Novavax CEO to Present at Phacilitate Vaccine Forum Barcelona 2010

June 18, 2010 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ROCKVILLE, Md. , June 18 /- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX ) a clinical-stage vaccine company, announced today that Dr. Rahul Singhvi , President and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the Phacilitate Vaccine Forum Barcelona 2010 conference on June 21 and June 22, 2010 at The...

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St. Jude gets European approval for heart device

June 18, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. said Friday it received European regulatory approval for its Therapy Cool Flex Ablation Catheter, aimed treating irregular heartbeats.St. Jude's Therapy Cool is currently not approved in the U.S.Shares of St. Jude fell 3 cents to $37.77 in morning...

LED Driver Has Dimming Control

June 18, 2010 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited announces the CC3512H Series DC-DC constant current LED driver power supply. Its waterproof design meets IP66 and NEMA4.

Pushbuttons Conserve Behind-Panel Space

June 18, 2010 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, offers the LP01 Series of short body, illuminated and non-illuminated, tamper-resistant pushbuttons.

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