Archive for ◊ April, 2010 ◊

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• Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Sotera Wireless (fka Triage Wireless), a San Diego-based developer of “cuff-less” patient monitoring technology, has raised $10.75 million in Series C funding. West Family Holdings led the round, and was joined by return backers Sanderling Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and Intel Capital. PRESS RELEASE Sotera Wireless, Inc. a developer of patient monitoring technology, announced completion of […]

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• Friday, April 23rd, 2010

ConforMIS, Inc. announced today that the iUni® G2 has received CE Mark certification, providing regulatory approval for ConforMIS to begin the sale of this products throughout the European Union. The iUni G2 is the next generation of ConforMIS’ revolutionary patient-specific knee replacement system, and remains the only patient-specific unicompartmental knee resurfacing implant on the market. […]

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• Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ: 65.915, -0.155, -0.23%) weighed in Tuesday by saying its first-quarter profits jumped 29%, ahead of consensus calls, even as the health-care giant’s U.S. drug sales slumped and it trimmed its 2010 outlook. The New Brunswick, NJ-based company said it earned $4.53 billion, or $1.62 a share, last quarter, compared to a […]

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• Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

By Brandon C. Baker BBaker@News-Herald.com City and state support could soon help an area manufacturer add plenty of jobs to the community. Ohio Department of Development spokeswoman Bethany Close has confirmed that the state is in talks with U.S. Endoscopy regarding a sizeable Job Creation Tax Credit. The tax credit would help the endoscopy procedure […]

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• Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

iomet, the “canary in the coal mine” of orthopedics because they are the first company to announce their quarterly revenues, gave the orthopedic community reason to smile with their 2010 3rd quarter results. The privately-held company announced on April 14 that reported net sales increased by 9% for the quarter. Sales growth was led by […]

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• Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

tryker is taking on Medtronic in the kyphoplasty business. On April 13, Stryker’s Interventional Spine unit announced the release of the iVAS inflatable vertebral augmentation system. The device is cleared for use in treating vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). A company announcement stated that with the introduction of iVAS, “physicians now have a single source for […]

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• Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Carnegie Mellon University’s Anupam Datta is part of a multi-institutional research team that received a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to reduce security and privacy barriers to the meaningful use of health information technology. Datta, an assistant research professor with Carnegie Mellon CyLab, is one of 20 senior […]

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• Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

April 5, 2010 The Conference Board Employment Trends Index rose for the seventh month in a row in March, showing the job market is growing, albeit slowly. The index is up to 94.4, a rise from February’s revised figure of 93.7 and 5.5 percent higher than a year ago. All eight components of the index […]

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• Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

A study of 1,000 consecutive Computer-Assisted Robotic Total Knee Replacements performed over a five year period at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, NY demonstrates that the computer-assisted procedures result in far better leg alignment, much less likelihood of complicating infection, and a far lower early failure rate than surgeries performed using conventional techniques. The […]

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• Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

* FDA cites two North Carolina facilities * Hospira holding back some shipments LOS ANGELES, April 16 (Reuters) – Hospira Inc (HSP.N), a maker of hospital products, medical devices and injectable drugs, said on Friday it had received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after an inspection of two manufacturing plants […]