Archive for ◊ October, 2012 ◊

• Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Natick, Mass.-based Boston Scientific is eliminating an unspecified number of jobs in the Twin Cities. A spokesman for the medical device manufacturer confirmed the local job cuts on Wednesday, Oct. 10, saying the workforce reduction is part of a previously announced restructuring program. According to that plan, Boston Scientific will eliminate 1,400 jobs companywide by […]

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• Monday, October 22nd, 2012

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, announced today that Euan S. Thomson has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Board. Accuray’s Board has appointed Joshua H. Levine as his successor as President and CEO and Director of the Board, effective immediately. Thomson is anticipated to continue […]

• Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Generic implants can deliver significant cost savings without any sacrifice of quality or patient outcomes according to research presented at the 28th Annual Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) meeting in Minneapolis. Two independent Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved studies conducted by the Reno Orthopaedic Clinic and the University of Nevada School of Medicine examined the costs, implementation […]

• Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Introducing the Robotic Simulation Platform of the Future November 6th, 2012 will be a very exciting day for Mimic. Not only is Tuesday the 6th the start of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) conference, this is also the day that Mimic will launch a brand new simulation platform. Better yet, we will give […]

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• Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

KALAMAZOO, MI –Stryker Corp. has opened its wallet again. The Kalamazoo-based medical device maker announced Oct. 16 it is purchasing Surpass Medical, Ltd., for $135 million. Stryker will pay $100 million in cash for the privately held company, with up to $35 million in additional milestone payments. Surpass, which was founded in 2005 and based […]

• Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

1. Short-term Sleep Deprivation Significantly Decreases Insulin Sensitivity in Fat Cells Over Time, Regular Sleep Deprivation May Lead to Metabolic Disorders Such as Diabetes and Obesity Short-term sleep deprivation reduces insulin sensitivity in the body’s peripheral tissue, including fat cells. Over time, this can lead to metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, as insulin helps […]

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• Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Researchers of the group High Performance Computing for Efficient Applications and Simulation (HPC4EAS) of the Department of Computer Architecture and Operating Systems of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with the team at the Emergency Services Unit at Hospital de Sabadell (Parc Taulí Healthcare Corporation), have developed an advanced computer simulator to help […]

• Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Stryker Corporation says it’s “revolutionary” and can helping avoid revision hip surgery. On October 4, the company announced the launch of a computer-assisted surgery system called the Stryker Adapt for the Gamma3 Locking Nail System. Jim Bruty, senior director of Marketing, Stryker Navigation, said the system allows surgeons to more accurately position nail and lag […]

• Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX), the biggest U.S. operator of medical labs, said it will eliminate as many as 600 management positions as the company restructures into two business groups. Trimming the workforce will save about $65 million, the Madison, New Jersey-based company said in a statement today. Quest has about 42,000 employees. One group, dubbed […]

• Friday, October 12th, 2012

ALBANY, N.Y. and NORWELL, Mass., Oct. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AngioDynamics (ANGO), a leading provider of innovative minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology, announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the outstanding capital stock of Vortex Medical Inc., a privately-held company focused […]