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New research aims to shut down viral assembly line

January 11, 2011 4:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Arizona State University) Brenda Hogue and her colleagues at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University are studying the intricate formation of coronaviruses. The research may provide fresh insights leading to antiviral agents against viral pathogens like SARS.

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Stereotaxis Announces CE Mark and First Human Case for Vdriveâ„¢(2)

January 11, 2011 3:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 11, 2011 /- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS ) announces the first successful cardiac ablation procedure with the Vdrive™ robotic navigation system as the company received CE Mark for this latest innovation.     In the first procedure with the Vdrive system,...

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AccessClosure Announces Launch of New Mynx Cadenceâ„¢ Vascular Closure Device

January 11, 2011 3:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 11, 2011 /- AccessClosure, Inc., the U.S. market leader in extravascular closure devices, announced today the launch of its next generation product, the Mynx Cadence Vascular Closure Device (VCD).  With its simpler design and improved ease-of-use, Mynx...

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Stereotaxis Announces CE Mark and First Human Case for Vdriveâ„¢

January 11, 2011 3:35 am | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 11, 2011 /- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS ) announces the first successful cardiac ablation procedure with the Vdrive™ robotic navigation system as the company received CE Mark for this latest innovation.     In the first procedure with the Vdrive system,...

STAAR Surgical Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Revenue Expected to Exceed $14.2 Million

January 11, 2011 2:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2011 /- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced that it expects revenue for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010 to exceed $14.2 million. Revenues for...

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Mithridion, Inc. Announces New Funding and Outlines Strategy for Central Nervous System Drug Development

January 11, 2011 2:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MADISON, Wis. and TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 11, 2011 /- Mithridion, Inc., a privately-owned clinical stage drug development company focusing on serious Central Nervous System disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, announces that it has secured commitments of $1.25 million in new funding....

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AP Enterprise: FDA helps states get execution drug

January 11, 2011 12:45 am | by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS - AP Legal Affairs Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration helped Arizona and California obtain a quick overseas source of a hard-to-find execution drug even as the agency declared it would not regulate or block imports, records show.The shortage of the drug, sodium thiopental, has disrupted executions around the country....

Decades-Long Medical Study Begins With Kickoff

January 10, 2011 10:35 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

The San Diego County component of the nation's largest long-term examination of children's health and development was launched Jan. 10.

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Shellfish safer to eat thanks to breakthrough by Queen's scientists

January 10, 2011 8:40 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Queen's University Belfast) New technology to make shellfish safer to eat has been pioneered by scientists at Queen's University Belfast. The new test, developed at Queen's Institute for Agri-Food and Land Use, not only ensures shellfish are free of toxins before they reach the...

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Nationwide Children's Hospital awarded $11.5 million contract extension for biospecimen banking

January 10, 2011 8:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Nationwide Children's Hospital) Nationwide Children's Hospital was awarded $11.5 million from the National Cancer Institute late last year to continue its role as one of two Biospecimen Core Resources for the Cancer Genome Atlas. Contract awards to Nationwide Children's could total up to...

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ESHRE bridges East and West for its 2012 Congress in Istanbul(3)

January 10, 2011 4:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology announced today that it has chosen Istanbul for its 2012 Annual Meeting. During 1 to 4 July 2012, ESHRE will hold its Annual Meeting at the Istanbul Congress Centre.

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Spanish heart risk study challenges image of healthy Mediterranean diet and lifestyle

January 10, 2011 2:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A Spanish study of 2,270 adults has challenged the long-held belief that people in the Mediterranean all enjoy more healthy diets and lifestyles, after discovering alarmingly high cardiovascular risk factors similar to those found in the UK and USA. The research...

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ESHRE bridges East and West for its 2012 Congress in Istanbul(2)

January 10, 2011 2:36 pm | Comments

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Aetna signs reinsurance agreement with Vitality Re

January 10, 2011 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Insurer Aetna Inc. said Monday that it has entered into a three-year reinsurance agreement with Vitality Re Limited, a newly formed special purpose insurance company based in the Cayman Islands.Aetna said the deal is part of its long-term capital management strategy. It allows Aetna to reduce...

Stryker 4Q sales beat expectations

January 10, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical device maker Stryker Corp. said Monday that its sales rose 9 percent to about $2 billion during the fourth quarter, topping Wall Street expectations.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected $1.94 billion in sales, on average. The company said orthopedic implant sales rose 5 percent...

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