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Fingerprints Go the Distance

January 13, 2011 8:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Scanning prints at two meters could mean safer security checks.

A Test for 400 Inherited Diseases

January 13, 2011 8:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

New technology will allow broad screening for prospective parents.

Syneron Receives FDA Clearance for New Tanda(TM) System

January 13, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ: ELOS), the leading global aesthetic device company, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a new Tanda Light Emitting Diode (LED) system for skin rejuvenation. The product is...

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Dendreon offering $500 million in notes

January 13, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Drug developer Dendreon Corp. said Thursday it will offer $500 million in convertible senior notes due Jan. 15, 2016.The company said the notes will be into cash, shares of common stock, or a combination of both.Dendreon also expects to grant the underwriter of the offering an option to buy up...

Software Quantifies Leaf Vein Networks, Enables Plant Biology Advances

January 13, 2011 10:38 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | Comments

By studying a plant's vein network pattern, biologists can investigate the plant's response to changing environments. To quickly examine leaves, researchers developed software that extracts information about macroscopic vein structures directly from leaf images.

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Yale nutraceutical spinout Prevention Pharmaceuticals lands financing

January 13, 2011 10:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Prevention Pharmaceuticals Inc. of New Haven, Conn., has sold $650,000 of a $2 million securities offering, which will be used to build the company and expand the marketing of its first product, an over-the-counter (OTC) Omega-3 fatty acid nutraceutical called Omax.

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Puritan Medical Products Introduces New Patent Pending Flocked Swab Technology

January 13, 2011 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

GUILFORD, Maine, Jan. 13, 2011 /- Puritan Medical Products Company, the leading manufacturer of specialty tip medical/diagnostic swabs and applicators in North America, has announced the introduction of a new line of high performance flocked products. The new HydraFlock ™ and...

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Rochester Medical to buy medical supply company(3)

January 13, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Rochester Medical Corp. said Thursday it agreed to pay 10.4 million euros ($13.7 million) to buy a medical supply distributor based in the Netherlands.Rochester said it is buying the Laprolan BV business from Fornix NV. It said Laprolan has about $10.5 million in annual revenue. The deal is...

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Globalfoundries to ride on mobile wave

January 13, 2011 9:40 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

SINGAPORE--Tapping on the growth of consumer electronic devices, Globalfoundries is ramping up its microelectromechanical systems (Mems) production and has set its sight on becoming worldwide leader in this area within the next four years, says a company executive.

Yale nutraceutical spinout Prevention Pharma lands financing

January 13, 2011 9:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Prevention Pharmaceuticals Inc. of New Haven, Conn., has sold $650,000 of a $2 million securities offering, which will be used to build the company and expand the marketing of its first product, an over-the-counter (OTC) Omega-3 fatty acid nutraceutical called Omax.

UT Southwestern to Accelerate its Early Leadership in Using Electronic Health Records to Improve Patient Care

January 13, 2011 9:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DALLAS, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the first major medical center in North Texas to implement electronic medical records in all its clinical practice groups, UT Southwestern Medical Center today applauded the government's initiative to get hospitals and health care...

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U.S. Marshals Seize Dental Devices From Florida Manufacturer

January 13, 2011 9:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Marshals, acting under a court order sought by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, on Jan. 5 and 6, seized all dental devices from Rite-Dent Manufacturing Corporation, located in Hialeah, Fla.   (Logo:  ...

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Acetaminophen Prescription Products Limited to 325 mg Per Dosage Unit: Drug Safety Communication

January 13, 2011 9:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

New labeling changes to emphasize the potential for severe liver failure and serious allergic reactions

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Rochester Medical to buy medical supply company(2)

January 13, 2011 8:46 am | Comments

Rochester Medical Corp. said Thursday it agreed to pay 10.4 million euros ($13.7 million) to buy a medical supply distributor based in the Netherlands.Rochester said it is buying the Laprolan BV business from Fornix NV. It said Laprolan has about $10.5 million in annual revenue. The deal is...

Kensey Nash Corporation Announces Its Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2011 Earnings Release Date and Teleconference

January 13, 2011 7:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

EXTON, Pa., Jan. 13, 2011 /- Kensey Nash Corporation (Nasdaq: KNSY ) today announced that it will release its earnings results for its second quarter ended December 31, 2010 at 7:30 A.M. Eastern Time on Tuesday, February 1, 2011.   Joe Kaufmann, President and CEO, will be hosting a...

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