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Smoking cigarettes is a predictor of RA and may negatively impact on efficacy of anti-TNFs

June 17, 2010 10:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) Smoking cigarettes is a significant risk factor for developing rheumatoid arthritis and may have a negative impact on the effectiveness of anti-tumour necrosis factor inhibitors in RA patients taking these treatments, according to results of two...


Salient Surgical goes Dutch

June 17, 2010 10:34 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Salient Surgical Technologies opens a new office in Amsterdam as it looks to ramp up its international sales and marketing efforts. Salient Surgical Technologies Inc. is going Dutch, opening an office in Amsterdam to spearhead its international sales and marketing efforts. The...


Novus Scientific Announces the Sales Launch for TIGRâ„¢ Matrix Surgical Mesh - World's 1st Long-Term Resorbable Synthetic Mesh

June 17, 2010 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CANTON, Mass. , June 17 /- Novus Scientific, Inc. today announced the US sales launch of TIGR™ Matrix Surgical Mesh at the Abdominal Wall Reconstruction meeting, Washington DC .  In February 2010 , the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared, TIGR™ Matrix Surgical...


Medtronic launches new ICD line in Europe

June 17, 2010 10:34 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc. launches its Protecta line of implantable cardiac defibrillators in Europe. By Brandon Glenn Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) launched a line of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in Europe. The company’s Protecta ICDs and cardiac resynchronization therapy...


Mylan Receives Approval for Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride Tablets

June 17, 2010 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH , June 17 /- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride Tablets 10 mg, 25 mg and...


Brainlab Collaborates With Toshiba Medical Systems on Integrated Surgical Suite

June 17, 2010 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MUNICH , June 17 /- Brainlab AG today announced that it has signed an agreement with Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Inc., a business unit of the Toshiba Group, to integrate its Aquilion™ LB Computed Tomography (CT) scanner with the Brainlab Brainsuite® iCT digitally...


Copan Redefines Automated Specimen Processing with Groundbreaking New Features

June 17, 2010 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MURRIETA, Calif. , June 17 /- Copan unveiled new groundbreaking features of its Walk-Away Specimen Processor (WASP) while attending the 110th  General Meeting for the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in San Diego, California this past May. Copan's line of automation was...


Omnicell's Automated Medication Dispensing System Honored With 2010 Best in KLAS Award

June 17, 2010 10:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , June 17 /- Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMCL ), a leading provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, today announced that KLAS, a prestigious healthcare research firm, has named Omnicell's OmniRx® automated dispensing system the recipient of its...


Morgan Electro Ceramics Powers the Ultreo Ultrasonic Toothbrush

June 17, 2010 10:08 am | by Morgan Electro Ceramics | Articles | Comments

By taking existing technologies, and reimagining them within a new context, scientists and manufacturers are able to produce innovative solutions to many everyday problems. For example, the efforts of a professor from the University of Washington, the Optiva Corporation, and Morgan Electro Ceramics have yielded a grou

Advanced Materials in Mass Spectrometry Instruments

June 17, 2010 9:41 am | by Morgan Technical Ceramics | Articles | Comments

The global market for mass spectrometry, already surpassing $3 billion, is expected to grow by eight percent per year through the end of the decade, according to Spectroscopy Magazine and Instrument Business Outlook. The growth is fueled by continual advancements in technology, which have positioned mass spectrometry

Monitoring lithium in blood

June 17, 2010 8:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Scientists from the Netherlands have developed a device that uses capillary electrophoresis and conductivity detection to monitor lithium concentration in the blood. The handheld device could be used by patients in their own homes.

Home dialysis plus lands $50 million investment, boosting Oregon medical technology

June 17, 2010 8:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Home Dialysis Plus, a Portland medical technology company, has landed as much as $50 million in private investment to bring its kidney treatment to market.

Six Ways Outsourced Maintenance Saves

June 17, 2010 8:21 am | by Ron Hoffman | Articles | Comments

The following article identifies the benefits of bringing in outside maintenance expertise to perform functions that otherwise consume resources that can be better used in a production mode.   Ron Hoffman With today's limited

Five Tips for Smoothing the Transition from Design to Manufacture

June 17, 2010 7:57 am | by Frank Pawlowski and Bill St. Onge | Articles | Comments

In the fiercely competitive medical device and instrumentation industry, speeding time to market is important to edge out competitors and begin generating revenue for products that often carry long and expensive research and development cycles. Pushing products through the development

St. Jude wins European approval for cardiac ablation system

June 17, 2010 7:38 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc. lands European regulatory approval for a cardiac ablation system used to correct arrhythmias. By Brandon Glenn St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) received European regulatory approval for a cardiac ablation system used in procedures to destroy diseased...



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