Archive for ◊ August, 2010 ◊

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• Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

HONOLULU, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ — Eyegenix , the ophthalmic division of Cellular Bioengineering, Inc. (CBI), announced today that the results of a pilot clinical trial using a synthetic cornea for which Eyegenix holds the exclusive global license for transplantation were published in the peer-reviewed journal, Science Translational Medicine (Volume 2, Issue 46, August, 25, 2010). The publication […]

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• Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Welch Allyn, a leading global manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, today announced it has found a way to significantly reduce vital signs documentation errors from acute care settings. By converging all aspects of vital signs documentation into one system, including patient data capture and wireless transfer to an EMR, medical charting and documentation […]

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• Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Diagnostic imaging leader Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has installed its 1,000th MR system worldwide. Kosair Children’s Medical Center – Brownsboro, the only pediatric outpatient facility of its type in Kentucky, is the site of Toshiba’s milestone installation. The new facility, dedicated to the care of children, is located in the eastern suburbs of Louisville, […]

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• Monday, August 30th, 2010

The UK’s first operation to fit a single cochlear implant capable of giving sound in both ears has taken place, thanks to the work of the South of England Cochlear Implant Centre (SOECIC), based at the University of Southampton. A cochlear implant is an electronic device that can help both adults and children who have […]

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• Monday, August 30th, 2010

It’s confirmed. Stryker bought it. No, not Boston Scientific’s pain management business, but the ulcer management business owned by privately held Gaymar Industries. Stryker announced on August 25 that the company had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Gaymar Industries for approximately $150 million in an all-cash transaction. Support and Pressure Ulcer Management Gaymar, founded […]

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• Monday, August 30th, 2010

CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, announced the national commercial launch of the AVAmax Vertebral Balloon, a minimally invasive device for use during kyphoplasty, a procedure for treating spinal compression fractures. The AVAmax Vertebral Balloon represents a competitive breakthrough and is expected to enhance the affordability of spinal fracture procedures. CareFusion’s vertebral balloon product […]

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• Monday, August 30th, 2010

“Abbott Laboratories will soon acquire the biggest share of India’s pharmaceuticals market, about 7%, when the company closes as early as next month on a $3.7 billion takeover of the drugs business of Piramal Healthcare Ltd.,” the Wall Street Journal reports in an article that examines how pharmaceutical companies are tapping into emerging markets as a […]

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• Monday, August 30th, 2010

The EUREKA E! 3931 ASARP project has developed a small and cheap-to-build unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) intended to cut the cost of maritime search-and-rescue missions and reduce risks to material and human lives. The seaplane uses shape-changing technology to improve flight stability, enabling the plane to fly in severe weather conditions. The resulting craft has […]

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• Monday, August 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Exactech, Inc. /quotes/comstock/15*!exac/quotes/nls/exac (EXAC 14.79, +0.30, +2.07%) , a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products for hip, knee, shoulder, spine and biologic materials, announced today the acquisition of several innovative spine product lines and all related technology from VertiFlex, Inc. a leading developer of […]

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• Monday, August 30th, 2010

BOTHELL, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO – News), the world leader and specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, announced today that it received FDA clearance for its innovative LumenVu® Catheter Guidance System. Designed to aid in the placement of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), the proprietary LumenVu System combines near-infrared technology with a revolutionary fiber optic […]