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ALLVIA to present latest data for silicon interposers and embedded capacitors at packaging forum

March 3, 2011 9:34 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

ALLVIA, the first through-silicon via (TSV) foundry, will present its latest analysis on silicon interposers and embedded capacitors during the IMAPS Conference on Device Packaging in Scottsdale, AZ, March 9.

Cooper Cos. doubles 1Q profit, raises 2011 outlook

March 3, 2011 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cooper Cos. said Thursday its profit more than doubled in the fiscal first quarter as sales of contact lenses improved.The company also raised its annual profit and revenue forecasts, saying it expects better results from its CooperVision unit.In the three months ended Jan. 31, Cooper said its...

IBM Helps Cities Take the Guesswork Out of City Services

March 3, 2011 1:36 pm | by IBM | Comments

IBM today inaugurated a free Web site called City Forward (http://www.cityforward.org). It's designed to improve the quality of life in cities of all sizes around the world by helping officials make sounder and more scientific decisions on city services. E-mail this page Save to...

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Made in IBM Labs: IBM Reinvents the Patient Portal

March 3, 2011 12:36 pm | by IBM | Comments

Today IBM announced the next evolution of the patient portal, significantly expanding the types of information, alerts, recommendations and interactive coaching healthcare providers can offer to their patients online. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

Cook Inc., Single, Double, Triple and Five-Lumen Central Venous Catheter Trays AND Single and Double Lumen PICC Peripheral Inserted Central Venous Catheter Trays: Class I Reca...

March 3, 2011 12:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Leakage and possible loss of sterility, which may lead to serious adverse health consequences and/or death.

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Analyst raises insurer stocks to 'buy' from 'hold'

March 3, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurers should beat their own conservative earnings forecasts this year, according to a Stifel Nicolaus analyst, who said a number of issues that would be favorable for the companies are becoming more certain.Analyst Tom Carroll upgraded shares of WellPoint Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc....

CONMED Corporation Sets Annual Meeting Date

March 3, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD) announced today that its Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held at the Company's corporate offices, 525 French Road, Utica, NY 13502 on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 3:30 P.M. Eastern Time. Shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31,...

Scientists identify susceptibility factor for bipolar disorder

March 3, 2011 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cell Press) A new study provides fascinating insight into the genetic basis of bipolar disorder, a highly heritable mood disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of mania and depression. The research, published by Cell Press online Feb. 24 in the American Journal of Human...

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Valitas Health to acquire America Service Group

March 3, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Valitas Health Services Inc., a privately held company, said Thursday it plans to acquire the publicly traded America Service Group Inc. for $250 million, or $26 per share.Shares surged $8.21, or 47 percent, to $25.70 in afternoon trading.The companies provide health care services to prisons...

Boston Scientific completes Atritech acquisition

March 3, 2011 10:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. has completed its buyout, worth up to $375 million, of Atritech Inc., a Minnesota maker of medical devices.

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Australia Fellowship gives $4 million boost to cancer origin research

March 3, 2011 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Walter and Eliza Hall Institute cancer researcher professor Jane Visvader has received a $4 million fellowship from the Australian Government to continue her work into the origin of breast, ovarian and lung cancers.Professor Visvader is one of six...

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How sunlight may reduce the severity of multiple sclerosis

March 3, 2011 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) New research into the neurodegenerative disease, multiple sclerosis offers new insight into the link between sunlight, vitamin D3, and MS risk and severity. The research, published in the European Journal of Immunology, studies the relationship between the...

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Cantel Medical Corp. to Hold Conference Call to Discuss Results for Its Second Quarter Ended January 31, 2011

March 3, 2011 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., March 3, 2011 /- Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN ) will release the results for its second quarter ended January 31, 2011 on Wednesday, March 9 before the market opens, and hold a conference call to discuss the results at 11:00 AM ET. Participating in the call will be...

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Cook Inc., Single, Double, Triple and Five-Lumen Central Venous Catheter Trays AND Single and Double Lumen PICC Peripheral Inserted Central Veno...

March 3, 2011 10:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

These kits and trays contain 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP 5 mL fill in 6 mL flush syringes that have been recalled by Excelsior Medical. Leaks in the plunger luer were detected during a routine syringe leak test. The potential exists for leakage...

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Ex-WellCare executives charged with Medicaid fraud

March 3, 2011 9:45 am | by KELLI KENNEDY - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Five former executives of WellCare Health Plans Inc., have been charged in an elaborate scheme to divert millions of dollars designated for Medicaid patients to company profits, federal prosecutors said Thursday.The indictment comes nearly four years after the FBI, Florida regulators and...

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