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T2 Biosystems plans to seek FDA OK for diagnostic device

April 7, 2011 9:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

T2 Biosystems Inc. today released data showing that its NanoDx diagnostic device speeds the detection of the fungal infection Candida, often identified as a hospital-acquired bloodstream infection, from five days to only hours.

UMC buys equipment for 3D IC manufacturing

April 7, 2011 9:39 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

According to Digitimes, United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has acquired NT$561 million (US$19 million) worth of production equipment for through silicon via (TSV) and other 3D IC technologies for image sensor components and memory chips, according to a company filing with the...

Hospira Reinforces Importance of Clinical Surveillance Technology in Line With World Health Day Focus on Antimicrobial Resistance

April 7, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LAKE FOREST, Ill., April 7, 2011 /- As part of World Health Day 2011 , the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on policy makers, providers, the public and the healthcare industry to take action to combat the serious health threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).  Aligned...

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Rochester Medical Completes Acquisition of Laprolan

April 7, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

STEWARTVILLE, Minn., April 7, 2011 /- Rochester Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ROCM ) today announced that it has now completed the previously announced purchase of Laprolan B.V., the former Medical Supplies Division and wholly owned subsidiary of Fornix BioSciences N.V. Under the terms of...

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Hearing Professional of the Year Awards Announced

April 7, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MADISON, Wis., April 7, 2011 /- Five of the nation's top hearing professionals were honored today by Rayovac for their unparalleled commitment to their patients and hearing health.   Dr. Indira Alvarez of Tampa, Fla. was named the 2010 National Hearing Professional of the Year....

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Hidden camera showed elder abuse at Pa. facility

April 7, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two aides at a suburban Philadelphia assisted living facility are facing assault charges over the abuse of a dementia patient after family members installed a hidden camera.Authorities say 22-year-old Samirah Traynham and 21-year-old Tyrina Griffin physically or verbally abused the 78-year-old...

Ascension Orthopedics Announces TITANâ„¢ Modular Shoulder Implantations at Union Memorial Hospital

April 7, 2011 8:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2011 /- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., a world leader in PyroCarbon orthopedic devices, announces additional implantations of the TITAN Modular Total Shoulder.  The surgeries were performed by Anand Murthi, M.D. at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD....

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New Affiliation Between MinuteClinic and Advocate Health Care Increases Access to Medical Services in Chicagoland

April 7, 2011 8:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and Oak Brook, Ill., April 7, 2011 /- MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS ), has entered into a clinical affiliation with Advocate Health Care and Advocate Physician Partners to enhance the high quality, affordable health care services...

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Study Highlights Successes of Ascension Health Quality Initiative

April 7, 2011 8:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. LOUIS, April 7, 2011 /- A study published in the journal Health Affairs documents Ascension Health, the nation's third-largest health system, has achieved remarkable results in eliminating preventable mortality, lowering birth trauma rates, reducing bed sores and keeping patients...

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High Quality Above All Else in Your Practice, Part 2 of 2

April 7, 2011 8:36 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Quality is in the eye of the beholder. Clinical image interpretation is paramount as we've talked about before. But there are other aspects to demonstrating quality for your partners.

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MRI Exams May Help Predict Which Adults Develop Alzheimer's

April 7, 2011 8:36 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Using MRI may help researchers predict which adults are likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published online and in the June issue of Radiology.

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Luminex Corporation Wins Prestigious Medical Design Excellence Award

April 7, 2011 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2011 /- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ) has won a 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award in the category of In Vitro Diagnostics for its innovative MAGPIX® system. Introduced in 2010, MAGPIX is a compact, versatile laboratory analysis platform designed to...

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Alcoa to explore turning pollution into product

April 7, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Alcoa Inc. said Thursday it has joined with two other companies to work on technology that captures carbon emissions, neutralizes them and turns them into a commercially viable product.Alcoa will fund the project along with $13.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy. It will join with...

More smoke water pipes -- family habits significant

April 7, 2011 7:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Uppsala University) The number of people smoking water pipes is rising dramatically throughout the world. A large proportion of new users are young, and many believe -- contrary to facts -- that water pipe smoking is less dangerous than cigarettes. Research into why people start...

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Two New U.S. Patents Issued to Dyadic International

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

JUPITER, Fla., April 7, 2011 /- Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTC Pink: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzyme and protein products for the bioenergy, industrial enzyme and biopharmaceutical industries,...

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