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Align Technology buying Cadent for $190 million

March 29, 2011 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Align Technology Inc., which makes the Invisalign tooth-straightening system that is an alternative to traditional braces, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy dentistry services provider Cadent Holdings Inc. for $190 million in cash.Cadent, based in Carlstadt, N.J., provides...

Covidien Announces New Data on Minimally Invasive Surgical Tools to be Presented at SAGES 2011

March 29, 2011 4:38 pm | by Covidien | Comments

Highlights include interim results of studies of SILS(TM) and bariatric surgery NORTH HAVEN, Conn., Mar 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, announced that new data on its laparoscopic surgical products will be presented at...

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MicroCHIPS Announces 35th U.S. Patent for Microreservoir-Based Drug Delivery Systems

March 29, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass., March 29, 2011 /- MicroCHIPS, Inc., a developer of innovative drug delivery devices and biosensors, today announced that the U.S. Patent Office and Trademark Office has granted U.S. Patent No. 7,892,221, Method of Controlled Drug Delivery from Implant Device. This patent...

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Announcement of 2011 awards from the Human Frontier Science Program

March 29, 2011 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Human Frontier Science Program) The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) is pleased to announce the names of the recipients of HFSP international postdoctoral fellowships, Career Development Awards and research grants. HFSP awards are made in each...

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SME Announces 2011 International Honor Award Recipients

March 29, 2011 10:39 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., March 24, 2011 — The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) announced today the recipients of the 2011 SME International Honor Awards recipients. These awards recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of manufacturing...

SME To Honor 12 Outstanding Young Engineers

March 29, 2011 10:39 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., March 29, 2011 — The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is pleased to recognize 12 individuals with Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer (OYME) awards. This award recognizes young manufacturing practitioners who have made exemplary contributions and...

GI Dynamics diabetic device shows positive study results

March 29, 2011 10:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

GI Dynamics Inc., a Lexington medical device firm, has announced results of three studies of its EndoBarrier Gastrointestinal Liner in treating type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Smoking in combination with immunosuppression poses greater risk for transplant-related carcinoma

March 29, 2011 9:40 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Spanish researchers have found that liver transplant recipients who quit smoking have a lower incidence of smoking-related malignancies (SRM) than patients who keep smoking. In fact, SRMs were identified in 13.5 percent of deceased patients and smoking was...

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GSK and Valeant Receive European Authorisation for Trobalt (retigabine)

March 29, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LONDON and MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, March 29, 2011 /- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ) (TSX: VRX) announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for Trobalt™ (retigabine) as an adjunctive (add-on)...

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Promidian Survey Finds Growing Support for Patient-Centered Medical Home

March 29, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., March 29, 2011 /- Promidian, a management consulting firm focused on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, today announced top-line survey findings about the increasing interest in the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), a patient-centric...

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Newborn Possibilities Fund Awards Grant to Georgia Health Sciences University Foundation to Support Groundbreaking Pediatric Research

March 29, 2011 8:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2011 /- The Newborn Possibilities Fund , a grantmaking program established by Cord Blood Registry (CBR), today announced it will provide its first-ever grant to the Georgia Health Sciences University Foundation.  The university's medical center is conducting...

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Important Drug Information Notice Regarding Potassium Phosphates Injection, USP, 3 mM/mL Phosphorous; 4. 4 mEq/mL Potassium: 5 mL, 15 mL and 50 mL Single Dose Vials

March 29, 2011 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHIRLEY, N.Y., March 29, 2011 /- Yesterday American Regent, Inc. issued a letter regarding a product recall from February 2011. The text of the letter follows: Dear Healthcare Professional, Recently, American Regent, Inc. recalled Potassium Phosphates Injection, USP, 5mL Single Dose Vial,...

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Important Drug Information Notice Regarding Sodium Thiosulfate Injection, USP, 10% (100mg/mL), 10mL Single Dose Vials and 25% (250mg/mL), 50mL Single Dose Vials

March 29, 2011 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHIRLEY, N.Y., March 29, 2011 /- Yesterday American Regent, Inc. issued a letter regarding a product recall from February 2011. The text of the letter follows: Dear Healthcare Professional, Recently, American Regent, Inc. recalled Sodium Thiosulfate Injection, USP, 10%, 10mL Single Dose...

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New Analysis Finds Airport Scanner Risk Extremely Low

March 29, 2011 8:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Are airport scanners safe? In another recent analysis on the topic, researchers at the University of California have estimated the cancer risk from one kind of scanners is extremely low.

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Interventional Radiologists: Y-90 Liver Cancer Treatment Effective

March 29, 2011 8:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Interventional radiologists have confirmed the effectiveness of a liver cancer treatment that has shown results were chemotherapy has failed. Treating liver tumors with higher doses of intra-arterial yttrium-90 radioembolization, which can be done on an outpatient basis, was shown to be...

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