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Boston Scientific moves stents into Indian market

February 18, 2011 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp. has launched its Promus Element Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System and Taxus Element Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System in India, noting that India is one of the world's fastest growing drug-eluding stent markets.

Waters OKs $500M share buyback

February 18, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Waters Corp. said Friday its board approved a plan to repurchase up to $500 million in shares over the next two years.Shares of the company, which makes instruments used to separate compounds used in biochemistry, rose $2.33, or 2.9 percent, to $82.82 in midday trading.The company's previous...

Earnings Preview:Medtronic to report 3Q on Tuesday

February 18, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic Inc., the world's largest medical device maker, announces its fiscal third-quarter earnings on Tuesday morning before markets open.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: In late December, Medtronic announced that CEO Bill Hawkins will step down in April after three years leading the company. During...


HealthSpring 4Q profit jumps on Bravo buyout

February 18, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Insurance provider HealthSpring Inc. said Friday that its fourth-quarter earnings rose 31 percent, as revenue jumped on premium and membership gains from the buyout of Bravo Health Inc.The company completed its $545 million buyout of Bravo, which is a Medicare Advantage plan operator, in...

Micron reveals ?Hyper Memory Cube? 3DIC Technology

February 18, 2011 8:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

A few weeks ago Mark Durcan, COO of Micron, at the IEEE ISS meeting in Half Moon Bay commented that Micron is ''sampling products based on TSVs? and that ?Mass production for TSV-based 3-D chips are slated for the next year or 18 month.

Europe attracts American researchers

February 18, 2011 7:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Karolinska Institutet) One of the goals of the European Research Council, ERC, is to bring the world's leading researchers to work in Europe. American Juleen Zierath is one of those who have received funds from the ERC. She found the best environment for her research at Karolinska...


John Theurer Cancer Center orthopedic oncologist shares new limb sparing surgical techniques

February 18, 2011 7:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(John Theurer Cancer Center) James C. Wittig, M.D., chief of the division of skin and sarcoma cancer at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center will present eleven different educational videos on innovative approaches to orthopedic oncology at the...


Kahane joins athenahealth in group president role

February 18, 2011 7:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Athenahealth Inc. has named Stephen Kahane to the newly created position of president of athenahealth's Enterprise Services Group, where he will be responsible for growing the company's electronic health records business.


In Watson's Wake, IBM World Community Grid Registration Skyrockets 700%

February 18, 2011 7:36 am | by IBM | Comments

ARMONK, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Watson wasn't the only computer system that won this week when it competed successfully against two human champions on the Jeopardy! game show. E-mail this page Save to Digg this

NACDS, NCPA Provide Insights to Governors and State Medicaid Directors Confronting Medicaid Budgetary Challenges

February 18, 2011 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) have sent a joint letter to every Governor and State Medicaid Director, explaining the importance of pharmacies in...


Smith & Nephew Enables Minimally Invasive and Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgeries With Launch of Modular, Mini Hip Stem

February 18, 2011 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 18, 2011 /- At this week's annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN, LSE: SN) Orthopaedic Division introduced its Short Modular Femoral (SMF™) Hip System, a modular total hip replacement stem system that...


LifePoint Hospitals 4Q profit slips 5 percent

February 18, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

LifePoint Hospitals Inc. said Friday its fourth quarter profit fell 5 percent as some expenses climbed, and the rural hospital operator saw drops in admissions and surgeries performed at locations it operated over the past year.Chairman and CEO William F. Carpenter III said in a statement the...

Insurer UnitedHealthcare to expand Va. operations

February 18, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Insurer UnitedHealthcare is planning to expand its operations in Roanoke, Va., creating 125 jobs over the next two years.Gov. Bob McDonnell's office said Friday that the multimillion-dollar investment will expand and upgrade UnitedHealthcare's leased office space. Improvements are expected to...

Penn Doctors Certified in New Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Specialty

February 18, 2011 6:33 am | by University Of Pennsylvania | Comments

Penn Medicine cardiologists are leaders in a new cardiology subspecialty, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. Seven of the nine Heart Failure and Transplant doctors at Penn are now certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in the new Advanced Heart Failure...


TomoTherapy reports larger loss on service costs

February 18, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cancer treatment system maker TomoTherapy Inc. reported a larger fourth-quarter loss on Friday as its service and other costs increased.TomoTherapy makes radiation systems designed to target tumors while reducing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.The company reported a net loss of $6.4...


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