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Class I Medical Device Recall: Arstasis One Access System

February 9, 2011 8:39 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The Arstasis One Access System is used in patients undergoing diagnostic femoral artery (upper leg) catheterization procedures. It provides device access into the vascular system. This product also helps to stop the artery from bleeding when used in...

AMAG iron replacement drug's Canadian approval stalled

February 9, 2011 8:38 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Health Canada has stalled a new drug submission from AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. with a notice of non-compliance for its Feraheme injection, intended to treat iron deficiency anemia in adult chronic kidney disease patients.

Sand 9 appoints Greg Waters to Board of Directors

February 9, 2011 8:38 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Senior Skyworks Executive Joins Board to Help Guide the Company in its Transition from Development to Commercial Production

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SemiSouth orders largest commercial capacity SiC Planetary Reactor from Aixtron

February 9, 2011 8:38 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Deposition equipment maker Aixtron SE of Herzogenrath, Germany says that in fourth-quarter 2010 it received a new order from existing customer SemiSouth Laboratories of Starkville, MS, USA for an AIX 2800G4 WW chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor in 10x100mm- and 6x150mm-wafer configuration.

SPTS wins new 300mm PVD order from CEA-Leti

February 9, 2011 8:38 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

French Research Institute To Deploy Sigma® fxPTM Physical Vapor Deposition System In Newly-Inaugurated 3D-IC Facility

Study finds magnesium sulfate may offer protection from cerebral palsy

February 9, 2011 8:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that showed that in rats, the use of magnesium sulfate (Mg) significantly reduced...

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Dentsply International 4Q profit falls 9 percent(2)

February 9, 2011 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dentsply International Inc. said Wednesday its fourth-quarter net income slid 9 percent as the dental products maker took charges tied to restructuring and other costs.The York, Pa., company earned $67.8 million, or 47 cents per share, in the three months that ended Dec. 31. That compares to...

Dentsply International 4Q profit falls 9 percent

February 9, 2011 3:45 pm | Comments

Dentsply International Inc. said Wednesday its fourth-quarter net income slid 9 percent as the dental products maker took charges tied to restructuring and other costs.The York, Pa., company earned $67.8 million, or 47 cents per share, in the three months that ended Dec. 31. That compares to...

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Hanger 4Q profit plunges on charges

February 9, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc. said Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit plunged on a series of relocation, acquisition, and debt charges. Adjusted for one-time items, its net income topped analysts' expectations.Hanger, which operates rehabilitation centers for people with braces or prosthetics,...

OraSure 4th-quarter loss narrows on lower costs

February 9, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

OraSure Technologies Inc., which makes diagnostic kits to detect HIV and drug use, said Wednesday its fourth-quarter loss narrowed on lower costs.OraSure lost $1 million, or 2 cents per share, compared with a loss of $2.8 million, or 6 cents per share, during the same period a year prior....

Springer book awarded prestigious prize in Iran

February 9, 2011 12:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Springer) The Fertility Transition in Iran: Revolution and Reproduction has been selected as this year's winner of the World Prize for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Edited by Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Peter McDonald and Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi, the...

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ESA's sharp eyes on coastal waters

February 9, 2011 11:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Space Agency) Our growing reliance on coastal waters for food, trade and tourism means that these delicate ecosystems need to be more closely monitored to guarantee their future sustainability.

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers Annual Conference: A "Cool Geek" Candy Store

February 9, 2011 11:35 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., February 9, 2011 — Manufacturing professionals who attend the 2011 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Annual Conference will have a tough time selecting which manufacturing “candy” most appeals to them. The conference, Manufacturing Velocity, to be held in the...

Fitch raises rating on Life Technologies

February 9, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Fitch Ratings raised its opinion of Life Technologies Corp. Wednesday, saying the company's has improved its credit by paying down its debt and reporting stable results.Fitch raised its issuer debt rating on the life sciences and medical research tools company to "BBB" from "BBB-" — Fitch's...

Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction and Painkiller Abuse has Risen Sharply Since Onset of Financial Crisis, Reflecting Uncertainty About Economy

February 9, 2011 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MALIBU, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /- The 2007 onset of the financial crisis that upended the U.S. economy and impacted global markets correlated closely with unprecedented numbers of patients seeking treatment for prescription drug addiction and painkiller abuse, according to leading...

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