Archive for ◊ November, 2010 ◊

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• Monday, November 15th, 2010

BOHEMIA, NY–(Marketwire – November 12, 2010) – Highlighted Links http://www.Vycormedical.com NovaVision Vycor Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: VYCO) (www.vycormedical.com), a medical device company that designs, develops and markets next generation neurosurgery retraction devices, today announced the entry into a purchase agreement to acquire the assets of NovaVision, Inc., including its German subsidiary, NovaVision AG (together “NovaVision”) for an […]

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• Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

NEW BEDFORD — The City Council on Tuesday approved a two-year extension to a special tax assessment for Symmetry Medical, which will allow the company to expand its presence in the New Bedford Business Park. The company, a medical device company, will create at least 100 new jobs at its New Bedford facility over the […]

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• Tuesday, November 09th, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS and PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY – News) today announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held company developing novel molecular imaging compounds intended for the detection and monitoring of chronic human diseases. Avid’s lead program in development is […]

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• Tuesday, November 09th, 2010

ISSUE: WalkMed Infusion LLC notified healthcare professionals of a nationwide recall of the Triton Pole Mount Infusion Pump, serial numbers 001 through 500 and serial numbers TR1401 through TR 2559, manufactured and sold before June 2010. If the pump door is not closed and latched per the instructions for use located on the side of […]

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• Tuesday, November 09th, 2010

Males who use laptops on their laps are likely to experience scrotal hyperthermia – elevated temperatures in their testicles – which can significantly affect the quality of their sperm, and consequently their fertility, US scientists report in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility. The authors add that even if they protect their laps with a lap […]

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• Monday, November 08th, 2010

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement on the announcement by U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner and Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius of the recipients of the $1 billion Therapeutic Discovery Project: “Today’s announcement of Therapeutic Discovery Project (TDP) awards is an important first step toward the critical goals […]

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• Monday, November 08th, 2010

The appeal, or petition for reconsideration, is a rarely used part of the PMA process that companies can pursue when their device application is denied by one of the centers within FDA. As part of the appeals process, CDRH issued a denial letter, which EES received on October 26, 2010. The next step is for […]

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• Monday, November 08th, 2010

Hospira Symbiq One and Two Channel Infuser Recall Class: I Date Recall Initiated: February 22, 2010 Products: Symbiq Infusion System Brand Name: Symbiq One-Channel Infuser Symbiq Two-Channel Infuser Model Numbers: 16026 Symbiq One-Channel Infuser 16027 Symbiq Two-Channel Infuser The affected units were distributed from December 23, 2006 to January 22, 2010. All lots are affected […]

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• Monday, November 08th, 2010

South Florida Business Journal — Karl Groth resigned as chairman and director of Bioheart, and has been replaced by William P. Murphy Jr, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It gave no reason for his departure. Groth heads the Ascent Medical Technology Funds, a major investor in the Sunrise-based biotechnology company […]

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• Friday, November 05th, 2010

The Associated Press: “AT&T Inc., the country’s largest telecommunications company, on Thursday said it is setting up a division to target the health care industry,” in hopes of being part of the action when the industry “adopts electronic medical records, doctor’s visits by video-conferencing and wireless gadgets like remote glucose monitors.” The company’s new “ForHealth” […]