Archive for ◊ March, 2011 ◊

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• Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Playing two Wii Fit video games-Step and Hula-can provide adequate exercise to improve health and physical fitness, reports a study in the March issue of The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, official research journal of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer […]

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• Thursday, March 10th, 2011

TOKYO (Reuters) – Terumo Corp (Tokyo:4543.T – News) said it would buy U.S. medical device company CaridianBCT from a Swedish firm for about $2.6 billion, marking the largest acquisition by a Japanese medical equipment maker. The deal underscores an aggressive push by Japanese firms to take advantage of a strong yen to snap up overseas assets […]

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• Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Want to review a specific surgical technique or check up on a product demonstration animation? Go to either of two Aesculap websites to access the company’s new video library featuring surgical technique videos, product demonstrations and patient testimonials in the categories of general surgery, neurosurgery, spine and orthopaedics. The web site locations are: www.AesculapUSA.com/Video_Library and www.AesculapImplantSystems.com/Video_Library. According […]

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• Thursday, March 10th, 2011

YOQNEAM, ISRAEL–(Marketwire – 03/10/11) – Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ:GIVN – News), a world leader in specialty GI products and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced updated clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the PillCam SB video capsule, including clearance to promote its use in monitoring lesions that may indicate Crohn’s disease. […]

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• Thursday, March 10th, 2011

A hip replacement made by Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s DePuy unit fails in the U.K. as often as 49 percent of the time, or four times what the company cited in recalling the device last year, a British orthopedists’ group said. The British Orthopaedic Association and the British Hip Society said in a statement this week […]

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• Wednesday, March 09th, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT – News) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has informed the company that issues noted in two warning letters — one from November 2009 regarding the company’s Mounds View, Minnesota facility and another from June 2009 regarding the company’s manufacturing facility in Juncos, Puerto Rico — […]

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• Wednesday, March 09th, 2011

By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson, which has been beset by a seemingly endless stream of product recalls, has recalled hundreds of thousands of potentially leaky insulin pump cartridges that could lead to serious health problems and death. It also has been warned by the Food and Drug Administration over manufacturing […]

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• Wednesday, March 09th, 2011

A group of St. Louis, Missouri’s Washington University (WUSTL) scientists have received a grant of more than $2 million to solve one of the more difficult problems in orthopedic surgery — reattaching tendons to bones.  Their hope is to improve the success rate of rotator cuff repairs by improving how tendons and muscles that surround […]

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• Tuesday, March 08th, 2011

LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The board of directors of Hospira, Inc. (NYSE:HSP – News), a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, today announced the election of F. Michael (Mike) Ball as the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO) and a member of the board, effective March 28, 2011. Mr. Ball, […]

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• Tuesday, March 08th, 2011

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA), a supplier of complex and reliable electronic and electro-mechanical products, sub-assemblies and related services to the highly regulated Medical, Defense & Security, and Aerospace markets announces that on March 4, 2011 its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton BP Medical Denver, LLC completed its previously announced acquisition of certain assets and […]