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Unilife Signs Agreement with Global Pharmaceutical Company Seeking to Use Ocu-Ject™ to Deliver a Drug into the Eye

December 16, 2013 9:30 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Unilife Corporation today announced the signing of an agreement with a global pharmaceutical company seeking to use the Unilife Ocu-ject ocular drug delivery system to deliver a target injectable therapy into the eye. The identity of the global...

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Siemens Enters Into Master Agreement With Pfizer for Companion Diagnostics

December 16, 2013 9:18 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Today, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. announces that it has entered into a master collaboration agreement with Pfizer Inc. to design, develop and commercialize diagnostic tests for therapeutic products across Pfizer’s pipeline. Under...

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DePuy Synthes Trauma Launches Radial Head Prosthesis System in the U.S.

December 13, 2013 7:15 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

DePuy Synthes Trauma announces that it is launching the new Radial Head Prosthesis System for primary and revision joint replacement of the radial head to restore joint function. The System offers several benefits over current technologies...

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MAKO Surgical to Merge with Stryker Corporation

December 13, 2013 2:45 pm | by Globe Newswire | Comments

MAKO Surgical Corp. announced that MAKO stockholders voted at a special meeting of stockholders held today to approve the adoption of the Agreement and Plan of Merger providing for the merger of MAKO with and into a wholly owned subsidiary of...

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Graphene-Based Nano-Antennas May Enable Networks of Tiny Machines

December 13, 2013 2:25 pm | by Georgia Tech | Comments

Networks of nanometer-scale machines offer exciting potential applications in medicine, industry, environmental protection and defense, but until now there’s been one very small problem: the limited capability of nanoscale antennas fabricated...

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Aligning Quality Resources, Activities and Performance Measures to Efficiently Deliver New Medical Device Products

December 13, 2013 1:51 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

In the medical device sector, the Quality function remains a critical component of success at every stage of a product's lifecycle, from development to post-market. While its importance has remained constant through the decades, the role...

AtheroMed closes in on $4.5M for PAD treatment

December 13, 2013 1:29 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

AtheroMed is closing in on a $4.5 million fundraising round, offering debt and options offering, SEC documents show. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based medical device company has so far raised $4.3 million for its operations, according to a regulatory...

Diabetes: Socrates Health Solutions raises $1M for glucose monitor

December 13, 2013 1:06 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

Socrates Health Solutions raises $1.3 million for its Companion non-invasive glucose monitor. Socrates Health Solutions raised $1.3 million in an equity, debt, and options round for its Companion glucose monitor. The Companion is a non-invasive...

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Programming Smart Molecules

December 13, 2013 12:49 pm | by Harvard | Comments

Computer scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have joined forces to put powerful probabilistic reasoning algorithms in the hands...

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AdvaMed Applauds FDA User Fee Sequester Relief, Device Tax Repeal Language in Budget Deal

December 13, 2013 12:44 pm | by AdvaMed | Comments

Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), issued the following statement today on the bipartisan federal budget agreement for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. “AdvaMed commends Chairmen Patty...

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Studies: Some Cancer Treatments Can Be Skipped

December 13, 2013 12:41 pm | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer — which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation — without greatly harming their odds of survival, new research... 

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New Discovery on How Skin Cells Form 'Bridges' Paves the Way for Advances in Wound Healing

December 13, 2013 12:38 pm | by National University of Singapore | Comments

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered that outer skin cells are able to unite to form suspended "bridges" during wound healing. The new findings will pave the way for tissue engineering, such...

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Revolutionary Method for Gluing Gels and Biological Tissues

December 13, 2013 12:34 pm | by CNRS | Comments

Researchers have discovered an efficient and easy-to-use method for bonding together gels and biological tissues. A team headed by Ludwik Leibler, involving researchers from the Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie (CNRS/ESPCI ParisTech) and...

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New Screening Strategy to Prevent Cardiovascular Complications in Sports

December 13, 2013 12:09 pm | by European Society of Cardiology | Comments

Echocardiography with conventional M-mode and 2D modalities is a simple and cost effective way to increases the accuracy of pre-participation sports screening, according to research presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2013 by Dr Alexander Kisko...

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U.S. Ranks Near Bottom Among Industrialized Nations in Efficiency of Healthcare Spending

December 13, 2013 12:05 pm | by Carla Denly, UCLA | Comments

A new study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montreal reveals that the United States healthcare system ranks 22nd out of 27 high-income nations when analyzed for its efficiency of turning dollars...

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