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Epistar and Toyoda Gosei enter cross-licensing agreement

September 17, 2010 1:40 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Epistar of Hsinchu, Taiwan and Toyoda Gosei of Japan have entered into a cross licensing agreement concerning LED-related patents. Under the terms of the license agreement, the companies (including subsidiaries) will be allowed to use each other?s patents for specific technologies in...

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Devicemakers: FDA & #8217;s Performance Not Meeting MDUFMA Commitment

September 17, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Even though devicemakers are picking up a growing portion of the tab, the FDA is not holding up its end of the bargain — to be interactive, predictable and timely — that it made under the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act (MDUFMA).

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FDA, CMS Move Closer to Creating Device Parallel Review Program

September 17, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The FDA and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are a step closer to establishing a parallel review process for new medical devices.

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Actos (pioglitazone): Ongoing Safety Review - Potential Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer

September 17, 2010 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

FDA reviewing preliminary results on five-year data from an ongoing, 10-year observational epidemiological study.

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Fitch says more prescriptions filled in 2Q

September 17, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Prescriptions increased in the second quarter for some of the largest U.S. drugstores and pharmacy benefits managers despite the weak economy, an analyst for Fitch Ratings said Friday.Analyst Bob Kirby said prescriptions for Medco Health Solutions Inc. and Express Scripts Inc. and for the...

Metamark Genetics appoints Blume-Jensen as CSO

September 17, 2010 9:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Molecular diagnostics firm Metamark Genetics Inc. has named Peter Blume-Jensen as chief scientific officer of the company. The appointment follows a $22 million Series B financing that came in July.

Study Finds Successful Supply Chain Disruption Strategies Include Integration With Suppliers, Customers And Other Supply Chain Entities

September 17, 2010 9:38 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

Businesses have been taking even greater strides to protect their supply chains since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to three Iowa State University (ISU) College of Business professors who have studied supply chain security and its effectiveness

PositiveID Corporation Comments on Digital Angel Corporation's Response to Acquisition Proposal

September 17, 2010 9:34 am | by PositiveID | Comments

PositiveID Corporation Comments on Digital Angel Corporation's Response to Acquisition Proposal

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Practical Diabetology Highlights Advanced Lipid Testing for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

September 17, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 17 /- Detailed cholesterol testing for Type 2 diabetes patients is the focus of a newly published article by Atherotech Diagnostics Lab Chief Medical Officer Michael E. Cobble, M.D. "Advanced Lipid Testing" appears in the September/October 2010 quarterly issue of...

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New Tech to Drive Hernia Repair Market Over $4 Billion by 2012

September 17, 2010 8:06 am | Comments

New York, September 16, 2010—Medical device market research publisher Kalorama Information believes rapid adoption of biosynthetic mesh and other minimally invasive methods of hernia repair will increase revenues for manufacturers of hernia repair specialty equipment.

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Lantos Technologies Closes on $1.6 Million Series A Financing to Support Development of World’s First Real-time 3D Ear Canal Scanning Technology

September 17, 2010 7:55 am | Comments

Cambridge, MA, September 16, 2010 — Lantos Technologies, Inc. today announced it has closed on $1.6 million in a Series A financing.  Catalyst Health Ventures led the round, which was joined by additional investors Excel Venture Management and Mass Medical Angels.

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Increasing Prevalence of Respiratory Diseases Drives Growth for Ventilators Market

September 17, 2010 7:47 am | Comments

Wellingborough (September 2010) – A new report from InMedica (www.in-medica.com) on the world market for ventilators and accessories, estimated that the total market was worth $2.3 billion in 2009.

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InfraReDx's New LipiScan™ IVUS Coronary Imaging System to be Highlighted at TCT 2010

September 17, 2010 7:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 17 /- InfraReDx, Inc. , a medical device company developing intelligent cardiovascular diagnostic imaging technologies, today announced that its new LipiScan™ IVUS Coronary Imaging System will be highlighted during the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

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S.T.A.R.® Total Ankle Arthroplasty Procedures Recorded Strong Growth as Hip, Knee and Spine Surgeries Face First Decline in Decades

September 17, 2010 7:28 am | Comments

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi), a leading, privately held orthopedics company focused primarily on arthroplasty and trauma reconstruction technology and treatments for the small bones & joints, reported continuing growth...

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Teenagers are more sedentary on weekends

September 17, 2010 6:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) The new school year has started and the school routine is back. A European study led by Spanish researchers has shown how the proportion of young people who watch television and play on the computer for more than two hours per...

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