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DenMat Announces Signing a Purchase Agreement to Acquire PeriOptix Inc., Leading Provider of Magnification and Illumination Technologies

December 3, 2012 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SANTA MARIA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 /- DenMat, recognized for innovative clinical dental technologies and materials, announced today its signing of a purchase agreement to acquire all outstanding stock of PeriOptix Inc., based in Escondido, California. The parties expect the deal to close in the next few days pending fulfillment of routine closing conditions. PeriOptix is one of the i...

AACR Launches New Journal: Cancer Immunology Research

December 3, 2012 9:00 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Call for Submissions Pertaining to Immunology in Cancer Research Now Open PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research has announced the launch of its newest peer-reviewed journal, Cancer Immunology Research, which will publish groundbreaking original articles on major advances in cancer immunology along with exciting feature articles. Cancer Immunology Research is now receiving manuscripts [...]

NanoString Technologies Completes $15.3 Million Series E Financing

December 3, 2012 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2012--NanoString Technologies, Inc., a privately held provider of life science tools for translational research and developer of molecular diagnostic products, today announced the completion of a $15.3 million Series E Preferred Stock issuance. New investors in the...

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BioControl Medical’s VNS Technology Shown Effective for Treating Epilepsy; Early Clinical Experience Presented at AES 2012

December 3, 2012 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YEHUD, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2012--BioControl Medical has announced that the FitNeS™ implantable vagus nerve stimulation system for treating epilepsy, which employs the same platform technology used in the company’s CardioFit ® system for treating congestive heart failure, has been shown...

FzioMed Files Citizen Petition with Commissioner of FDA for Reconsideration of Denial of Approval of Premarket Approval Application

December 3, 2012 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 3, 2012--FzioMed, a privately held medical device company based in San Luis Obispo, CA, has filed a petition for reconsideration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, under Section 515(g)(2)(a) of the Food Drug Cosmetic Act, Section 562 of the...

Rhenovia files patents for electronic patch

December 3, 2012 12:00 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Rhenovia Pharma SAS, a biotech focused on discovering new medications to treat neurodegenerative, neurological and psychiatric diseases with offices in Cambridge, has filed for two patents for a medicated adhesive patch which it says has wide applications in health management.

Medical marijuana dispenser maker files for international patent

December 3, 2012 12:00 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

After Massachusetts joined 17 other states to make medical marijuana legal, there was a heighentened interest in the industry, so much that it sent medical marijuana dispense maker Medbox Inc.’s stock through the roof. The stock was trading at $6 and jumped to $42 after a recommendation to invest in the company appeared on the Marketwatch website in November. Medbox stock saw a 52-week low of $.03 and 52-week high of $215.

Physicians Interactive snags Reading-based InfoMedics

December 3, 2012 12:00 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Marlborough-based mobile and online health information software company, Physicians Interactive (PI) has acquired InfoMedics, a patient feedback communications company based in Reading, Mass., the company announced today. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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Haemonetics stock up post 2-for-1 split

December 3, 2012 12:00 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Blood management company Haemonetics Corp. (NYSE: HAE) in Braintree said it hopes that a 2-for-1 stock split over the weekend will make its stock more accessible and result in more shareholders.

DRC gets $19M to advance brain injury treatment

December 3, 2012 12:00 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Dynamics Research Corp. (Nasdaq:DRCO) in Andover has been tasked with developing best practices for traumatic brain injury treatment and psychological orders. The Andover-based company was awarded two contracts worth $19.3 million.

US court to decide if human genes can be patented

November 30, 2012 5:19 pm | by JESSE J. HOLLAND - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether companies can patent human genes, a decision that could reshape medical research in the United States and the fight against diseases like breast and ovarian cancer. The justices' decision will likely resolve an ongoing battle between...

Medicare panel meeting highlights concerns about gaps in LVAD research

November 30, 2012 3:27 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A November panel meeting at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services highlights the agency's concerns about gap in evidentiary research supporting ventricular assist devices. At a meeting of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services surveyed members agreed almost universally that there are clinically significant gaps in research regarding ventricular assist devices.

Markey Calls for National Task Force to Help Protect Patients from Bed Rail Injury, Strengthen Safety

November 30, 2012 3:25 pm | News | Comments

In the wake of a recent review conducted by The New York Times that revealed 550 people have died since 1995 as a result of entrapment in bed rails, including 27 people in 2011, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Consumer Product Safety Commission...

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Stents Market Tops $5 Billion, Led By Drug-Eluting Devices

November 30, 2012 3:20 pm | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

A growing acceptance of drug-eluting stents as a more effective treatment for coronary heart disease, along with increasing awareness about coronary stents among patients, is expected to boost procedural volumes. As a result of these factors, the global market for coronary stents is estimated at over $5 billion...

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FDA launches new website for medtech export documents

November 30, 2012 2:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA launches the Export Certification & Tracking System, allowing applicants to submit export document requests electronically. The FDA's Center for Devices & Radiological Health launched its Export Certification & Tracking System, a new website for submitting and processing export document requests electronically, an alternative to paper submissions.

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