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Noveko International Q3 loss drops to $5.2M from $5.7M; revenue up 15 per cent

May 13, 2010 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Noveko International Inc., a maker of antimicrobial surgical masks and hand sanitizer products, says its third-quarter loss fell to $5.2 million from a year-earlier loss of $5.7 million as revenue advanced 15 per cent.The Montreal-based company said Thursday the loss for the quarter ended March...

System Design for Auditory Perception

May 13, 2010 9:21 am | Blogs | Comments

To summarize, the Boston Globe reported that "alarm fatigue'' was found to be a contributing factor in the death of a heart patient at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Managing Sales Reps That Don’t Play Well With Others

May 13, 2010 9:16 am | by Randy Prather | Blogs | Comments

Say that you manage a sales representative that is a consistent top performer…but unfortunately is also disrespectful to others in your office and disliked by virtually everybody at the company.


Attend an (AAMI) Human Factors Committee Meeting

May 13, 2010 9:14 am | Blogs | Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Human Factors Committee meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) in Nashville, TN.

The First 10 Years After the Medical Product Startup: The Hardest?

May 13, 2010 8:56 am | by Patrick Yi, CEO | Blogs | Comments

There’s an old saying that “the first million is the hardest.” Presumably, that “million” refers to money and wealth, accumulated by individuals, businesses, or both.

Dreading Certification – Becoming ISO 13485 Certified

May 13, 2010 8:51 am | Blogs | Comments

Achieving ISO certification is a tedious, time consuming, often difficult and complex process BUT there are a multitude of reasons why you're doing it.

Dr. Bryan Norton - Ethics and Sustainable Development - an Adaptive Approach to Environmental Choice - 03.03.10

May 13, 2010 7:50 am | Podcasts | Comments

Dr. Bryan Norton DIstinguished Professor of Philosophy at Georgia Institute of Technology Ethics and Sustainable Development - an Adaptive Approach to Environmental Choice March 3, 2010

Futures in Biotech 56: New Antiviral Strategies With Karla Kirkegaard

May 13, 2010 7:50 am | Podcasts | Comments

Hosts: Marc Pelletier and Vincent Racaniello A look into RNA viruses and more. Guest: Dr. Karla Kirkegaard, professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine Show notes Comments and suggestions on Futures in Biotech. For a...


Futures in Biotech 57: Mechanisms Of Non-Mendelian Inheritance In Evolution

May 13, 2010 7:50 am | Podcasts | Comments

Hosts: Marc Pelletier and George W. Farr, Ph.D., vice president of biochemistry and biophysics at Aeromics and adjunct professor of physiology and biophysics at Case Western Reserve University How prion proteins can act in non-mendelian inheritance, or evolution without DNA. Guests:...

Futures in Biotech 58: Vertical Farms and much more with Dick Despommier

May 13, 2010 7:50 am | Podcasts | Comments

Hosts: Marc Pelletier and Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology & Host of This Week in Virology, Host of This Week in Parasitism, Columbia University, New York, NY. Feeding the world with indoor vertical farming. Guest: Dickson D. Despommier, Ph.D., Professor of...

Podcast 13- Cranial Nerves part 4

May 13, 2010 7:50 am | Podcasts | Comments

Podcast 13 is the fourth in our series about the cranial nerves - see for more details

Offshore Wind Farm Gets Government Go-Ahead

May 13, 2010 7:50 am | Podcasts | Comments

After years of delay, the Interior Department has given Cape Wind Associates the go-ahead to develop a 130-turbine wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the project and what it might mean for wind farm development in other parts of the country.

Why Laughter May Be Medicinal

May 13, 2010 7:50 am | Podcasts | Comments

A new study of 14 people finds that the body's response to laughter is similar in some ways to its response to repetitive exercise. For example, watching humorous videos lowered blood pressures, the researchers report. Preventive care expert Lee Berk explains the findings.

Finding The Notes Among Us

May 13, 2010 7:50 am | Podcasts | Comments

The honk of a horn and the rumble of a truck sound like noise to most people. But to Lucy Fitz Gibbon, and others with absolute pitch, there are notes embedded in the noise. Exactly why some people have this mysterious ability to recognize pitch isn't well understood.

Meeting The Nation's Bioenergy Goals

May 13, 2010 7:50 am | Podcasts | Comments

A federal renewable fuel standard calls for mixing 36 billion gallons of biofuels into transportation fuel by 2022. But the U.S. produces only one-third of that amount today. Ira Flatow and guests talk about meeting that goal with products like cellulosic ethanol or oil squeezed from algae.


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