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TSMC scores strong sales performance in Jan. despite usually weak season

February 14, 2011 7:33 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) saw its revenue for January rise 1.4% month on month, to a better-than-expected level of NT$35.3 billion (US$1.2 billion at US$1:NT$29), with its production running at over 95% capacity in the first quarter

Harvard University researchers fabricate MEMS paper sensors

February 14, 2011 7:32 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

A team of researchers working at Harvard University have fabricated an MEMS force sensor from paper, making it cost- effective and almost disposable

Unilife fiscal 2011 2Q loss widens

February 14, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical safety product maker Unilife Corp. on Monday said its fiscal 2011 second-quarter loss widened on lower revenue from industrialization fees and higher costs.The company lost $10.4 million, or 19 cents per share, compared with a loss of $5.9 million, or 13 cents per share, during the same...


Varian Medical board approves buyback plan

February 14, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Varian Medical Systems Inc., which makes software and X-ray equipment for cancer clinics and cargo screenings, said Monday that its board of directors authorized the repurchase of an additional 12 million common shares through the end of its 2012 fiscal year.The company said the new...

S & P, Moody's raise Thermo Fisher ratings

February 14, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's Ratings Service and Moody's Investors Service both raised their credit ratings on scientific instrument maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. on Monday, as the company's operations continue to recover from recession lows.S&P lifted its corporate credit and senior unsecured ratings...

Kendle names Cutler new CEO in succession plan

February 14, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Clinical research company Kendle International Inc. said Monday it named Stephen Cutler president and CEO to replace Dr. Candace Kendle.Cutler, 51, is currently a senior vice president and chief operating officer. Kendle, 64 and a co-founder of Kendle, will continue to serve as chairman of the...

FDA Finalizes Regulation for Certain Software, Hardware Used With Medical Devices

February 14, 2011 10:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Today, the FDA announced a final rule that provides a less-burdensome path to market for certain hardware and software products used with medical devices. The rule classifies these products, known as Medical Device Data Systems or MDDS, as Class I or...


Health Dialog names Bill Pelzar as new CIO

February 14, 2011 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Boston's Health Dialog Services Corp. has hired Bill Pelzar, former Gartner Inc. executive, as the company's chief information officer.


FDA: Data gatherers won't need same OK as med devices

February 14, 2011 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Saying that is providing a “less-burdensome path to market” for low-risk products used with medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today set new rules for what it calls Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS) or Class I systems that perform tasks such as storing data collected...

New Anti-Clotting Drug Added to Recommendations for Treating Irregular Heartbeat

February 14, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DALLAS, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The newly approved drug dabigatran is an alternative to warfarin to help prevent dangerous blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to updated guidelines from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association...


ICAP Ocean Tomo Announces Patents for a New and Safer Method of Treatment of Osteoporosis and Tumor Metastasis Using a Novel Zoledronic Acid Combination

February 14, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2011 /- Zoledronic acid (sold by Novartis as Zometa, Aclasta, and Reclast) is used to treat Osteoporosis, Tumor Metastasis, and Paget's Disease with sales of $2 billion a year.(1)  It is associated with side effects such as post-dose syndrome and osteonecrosis of...


Military/civilian medical experts turning attention to 'army' of injured civilians supporting wars

February 14, 2011 9:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) After analyzing data on 2,155 private contractors, diplomats and other civilians supporting war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan who were medically evacuated out of combat zones, researchers have found they are more likely to be evacuated for...


Medical Devices and Diagnostics Analyst Joins MLV to Further Expand its Coverage of the Life Sciences Sector

February 14, 2011 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /- McNicoll, Lewis & Vlak LLC (MLV), a boutique investment bank focused on capital intensive industries, announced today that Caroline Corner, Ph. D. has joined the firm as a Managing Director in Research where she will cover the Medical Devices and Diagnostics...


Summary Box: Emergency Medical Services Sale

February 14, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

THE DEAL: Emergency Medical Services Corp., which transports patients to hospitals and runs a physician outsourcing business, agreed Monday to sell itself to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for $64 per share, or about $3.2 billion.ANTICIPATION: The Greenwood Village, Colo., company...

Onex Corp. sells stake in Emergency Medical Services

February 14, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Investment firm Onex Corp. (TSX:OCX) agrees to sell its stake in Emergency Medical Services Corp. (NYSE:EMS) for US$878 million.


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