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Boston Scientific Begins International Clinical Trial Enrollment for INNOVAâ„¢ Self-Expanding Bare-Metal Stent System

April 5, 2011 4:34 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Innovative stent designed to treat peripheral vascular lesions for stenoses in arteries above the knee


Best Enhancer: Recall – Undeclared Drug Ingredient

April 5, 2011 4:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Products marketed as dietary supplements contain undeclared analogue of sildenafil, a drug which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

Covidien Announces Interim Data Showing Single Incision Gall Bladder Surgery with SILS(TM) Port Associated with Improved Cosmetic Outcome Compared to Four-Port Laparoscopic Ap...

April 5, 2011 3:34 am | by Covidien | Comments

Interim results of a 10-site prospective clinical study presented at SAGES 2011 NORTH HAVEN, Conn., Apr 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced interim results of its multicenter, international, prospective...


New Littmann Stethoscope Designed Especially for Nurses

April 5, 2011 3:34 am | by RealWire | Comments

A new stethoscope designed especially for nursing professionals has been launched by global technology company 3M. The Littmann Lightweight II S.E. stethoscope has a unique ovoid double-sided chestpiece for better movement around blood pressure cuffs and body contours, making it ideal for...

BridgeHead Software Wins Storage Management Contract with The London Clinic

April 5, 2011 2:33 am | by RealWire | Comments

First Step to The London Clinic's New IT Infrastructure: Improve Data Availability and Speed up Disaster Recovery TimesHC2011, The ICC Birmingham, 5th April 2011 - BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data and storage management, has won a contract to provide data backup and...


FDA to Address Industry Questions About Biosimilar Regulations at the Pharma's IQ Immunogenicity Event

April 5, 2011 12:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LONDON, April 5, 2011 /- This May, Joao Pedras-Vasconcelos, Visiting Associate, Therapeutic Proteins CBER from FDA will meet with European industry experts at Pharma IQ's to discuss FDA directives on immunogenicity introduced in 2008.   Over the last two years, the regulations have...


Volcano Announces the Introduction of the PrimeWire PRESTIGE® Pressure Guide Wire in Japan

April 5, 2011 12:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2011 /- Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC ) today announced it has received clearance to market the PrimeWire PRESTIGE® pressure guide wire in Japan. In addition to accurately measuring intravascular pressure via Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), the PrimeWire...


Notice of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

April 4, 2011 10:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Board of Directors of Active Biotech AB (publ) has issued a notice to the Annual General Meeting, which is to take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the Scandic Star Hotel Lund, Glimmervagen 5 in Lund, Sweden.Please see the attached notification, which is being published...


SolFocus partners with Bechtel to deliver renewable power for California agribusiness

April 4, 2011 10:35 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

California pistachio farm is the home of the first concentrating photovoltaic plant in California's Central Valley.

Infineon invests 160 million US dollars to further expand manufacturing capacity in Malaysia

April 4, 2011 10:35 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Infineon Technologies (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today announced it will invest 160 million US dollars this year to expand its production capacity, research & development and to upgrade its manufacturing facilities in Malacca, Malaysia.

Newsbriefs from the April issue of the journal Chest

April 4, 2011 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American College of Chest Physicians) New research published in the journal Chest highlights the dangers of water pipe (hookah) smoking and how COPD is not just a smoker's disease.

Emergency department CT exams of children have increased substantially

April 4, 2011 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Radiological Society of North America) Computed tomography examinations of children in hospital emergency departments increased substantially from 1995 to 2008, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings underscore the need for collaboration among medical professionals to...


New Type of Drug Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

April 4, 2011 8:37 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Scientists hope bacteria won't develop resistance to nanoparticles that poke them open.

Quantifying Your Sleep

April 4, 2011 8:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A group of experimentalists who track various patterns about themselves investigate slumber.

HealthSouth plans to open facility in Fla.

April 4, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

HealthSouth Corp. officials say the company will build a comprehensive physical rehabilitation hospital in Ocala, Fla. The Birmingham-based inpatient rehabilitation provider announced plans for the hospital late last year.The 40-bed, $21 million hospital will provide comprehensive physical...


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