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9:04:48 PM Stem cell procedure could make hip replacements redundant

By Maren Urner A stem cell technique to treat the common bone disease osteonecrosis is being pioneered at Southampton General Hospital in the UK. The procedure, developed by orthopaedic surgeon Dr Doug Dunlop and Professor Richard Oreffo, a researche [more]

9:04:20 PM Hansen Medical to Exhibit Recently FDA Cleared Magellan(TM) Robotic System
With ...

SYS-CON Media (press release) MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/06/12 -- Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), a global leader in intravascular robotics and the developer of robotic technology for accurate 3D control of catheter movement, today  [more]

9:04:20 PM Hospitals get safety report cards - States have a lot more health worries
Politico - Washington,DC,USA

Politico OIG: FDA NEEDS TRAINING ON 'SCIENTIFIC DISAGREEMENTS' – The FDA had at least 36 internal scientific disputes over medical device reviews from 2008 to 2010, according to the HHS Office of Inspector General, and the resolution of about one thi [more]

9:04:20 PM What the Latest News About Actos Bladder Cancer Means for Diabetes Patients
During ...

Last year, you may have been concerned about the FDA's Actos safety alert and about the subsequent label change for Actos. This year, additional research has been released and that research also found an increased risk of bladder cancer among patient [more]

8:59:03 PM Alzheimer's Disease Research Needs Facebook, Volunteers
Huffington Post - New York,NY,USA

If we could also get those same people and their friends and families to participate in a potentially disease-curing clinical trial, it would certainly provide a much-needed boost to scientists across the world. And they don't even have to lose a ... [more]

8:53:43 PM MichBio, as Part of State Medical Technology Alliance, Urges Repeal of
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 06, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- In light of the growing challenges facing the industry, the State Medical Technology Alliance (SMTA), a network of state and regional associations of medical device m [more]

8:21:21 PM Major Advances in Individualized Cancer Therapy by Breakthrough
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) ... thought leaders and high-ranking officers from pharma, biotech and information technology companies will gather in Paris at the 4th WIN Symposium to present and discuss breakthroughs that will bring personalized cancer [more]

8:21:21 PM Suneva Medical Introduces ReGenica™, the Next Generation of Growth
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA

Sacramento Bee By Suneva Medical SAN DIEGO, June 6, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Suneva Medical, a privately-held aesthetics company, has launched ReGenica Skincare, a three-product breakthrough anti-aging rejuvenation system, developed by the inventor of [more]

8:21:21 PM Baby Genome Mapped in Womb
ABC News - United States

“This is an incredible breakthrough with huge ethical implications,” said Art Caplan, a professor of medical ethics at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Caplan said today's amniocentesis testing was relatively “crude,” and new advances would [more]

8:21:21 PM DMC Gets Perfect Score in Leapfrog Group's Safety Score Rankings
MarketWatch - USA

Four Detroit Medical Center hospitals - DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University/Hutzel Women's Hospital, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital - were honored with an "A" Hospital Safety Score(SM) by The Leapfrog . [more]

8:19:27 PM The Future of Hospital Medicine
The Hospitalist Online

With more than 34000 hospitalists at more than 4000 hospitals, hospitalists are now an accepted part of the medical community. But clearly HM is still a work in progress, with our best days still ahead of us. So what's in store for us as we look to t [more]

8:19:27 PM Brain Tumor Biotech Summit 2012 at Weill Cornell Medical College
Newswise (press release) - USA

For the first time, the academic medical community, biotech industry and investors are teaming up to encourage innovative collaborations, accelerate science and put brain tumor patients first," says Dr. John Boockvar, chair of the Summit, ... [more]

8:19:27 PM The Medical-Device Tax, Up for a Vote
National Review Online - USA

“This is a tax that is unpopular with seniors, with the medical community, with the business community.” It's also a tax that has drawn the opposition of many Democrats from states with an industry presence. Democratic senators Al Franken and Amy ... [more]

7:48:03 PM Researchers claim new therapy targets breast cancer cells
Taipei Times - Taipei,Taiwan

By Lee I-chia / Staff reporter A collaborative medical research team has developed a targeted gene therapy that kills breast cancer stem cells, reducing the chances of recurrence and also increasing the effectiveness of some types of chemotherapy, .. [more]

7:48:03 PM Teaneck resident is finalist in Google Science Fair

Meier was recently named one of 90 regional finalists in the 2012 Google Science Fair and also won second place in the Intel International Science Fair for his project on stem cells. By the time he entered the fifth grade at Yavneh Academy, ... [more]

6:25:19 PM Medical imaging OEM lobby receives FDA award
DOTmed.com (press release) - New York,New York,USA

MITA said Tuesday it received the FDA's Leveraging/Collaboration Award for setting up a collaborative network to reduce pediatric radiation exposure, and will be formally recognized by the agency's medical device division on June 18. [more]

6:06:09 PM Dr. Charles J. Wolff to Serve on Alliqua Scientific Advisory Board
MarketWatch - USA

NEW YORK, Jun 6, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Alliqua, Inc. (OBB:ALQA) ("Alliqua" or the "Company"), an advanced biomedical products company focused on the development and manufacturing of proprietary drug delivery and liver health technologies [more]

5:59:33 PM Medical Device Maker Attacks Depression; Epilepsy (NASDAQ:CYBX)
Small Cap Network

By Dennis Askew The FDA-approved Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy System (VNS) that is the primary product of Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYBX) looks more like a medical device from Star Trek than what you'd expect from a “Neuromodulation” surgically ... [more]

5:59:33 PM BSI Healthcare Releases White Paper Describing How Recent EU Guidance ...
MarketWatch - USA

2) will affect post-market clinical planning and the working relationship between medical device manufacturers and Notified Bodies. The paper, authored by Dr. Hamish Forster, BSI Healthcare Solution's Orthopedic & Dental Product Expert, ... [more]

5:51:28 PM WEDNESDAY, June
NewsChannel5.com - Nashville,TN,USA

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5:51:28 PM New technique to diagnose infants at malaria risk
Times of India - India

A research team has developed a new molecular technology, which will improve evaluation of malaria control methods and vaccine development. The technique that accurately determines the risk of infants in endemic countries developing clinical malaria  [more]

4:58:13 PM Stem Cells Behind Clogged Arteries, Mouse Study Reveals
MSN Health & Fitness - Redmond,WA,USA

WEDNESDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- A previously unknown type of stem cell is the culprit behind blocked blood vessels that can lead to heart attack and stroke, new research in mice suggests. It's long been believed that smooth muscle cells within  [more]

4:18:39 PM New tax will hurt medical device innovation
Lobbying World

We have an opportunity to vote for innovation and jobs — and ensure that the next great medical breakthrough is developed here in the US, not imported from abroad. Rep. Paulsen (R-Minn.) serves on the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. [more]

4:18:39 PM Medline Introduces US Health Care Industry's First Antiviral Face Mask
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) MUNDELEIN,Ill., Jun 6, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- With the latest flu season currently underway, health care workers can now benefit from a major breakthrough. Medline's BioMask(TM), the first-ever FDA cleared anti [more]

4:18:39 PM Unique fluoropolymer capabilities fuel Performance Plastics' growth
Plastics Today

By Doug Smock An Ohio processor is growing 15-20% per year in part due to proprietary technology to injection mold tight-tolerance medical components from tough-to-process fluoropolymers. One of its biggest breakthroughs has been development of a ... [more]

4:15:38 PM SA Health and Medical Research Institute lures our best and brightest

Picture: Dean Martin Source: The Advertiser YOUNG researchers are being lured back from overseas and others are choosing to stay in Adelaide for job prospects at the new SA Health and Medical Research Institute. The building is still under constructi [more]

4:15:38 PM Food meets pharma as Nestle fights for health claims
Reuters - NY,USA

RESEARCH INTO HEALTH, TASTE Crabbe's unit is coordinating more than 100 clinical studies worldwide involving more than 20000 people, examining health problems such as obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis as well as the impact of sports nutrition on ... [more]

4:15:38 PM Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Don't Boost Local Crime: Study
U.S. News & World Report - Washington,DC,USA

The researchers found no evidence that neighborhoods with a higher density of medical marijuana dispensaries had higher rates of violent crime or property crime than other neighborhoods. The study authors added, however, that further research is need [more]

3:56:14 PM FCC to Look into Possible Problems Using Wireless Medical Devices

That's why Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officials will meet with leaders in the medical community on Wednesday to discuss challenges that come with implementing wireless medical devices. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and senior executive [more]

3:56:14 PM The Role of Hospitals in Communities
Care2.com (blog)

What is more, we have been conditioned in the United States – in part by the medical community – to want quick fixes. We are less eager than we should be to alter our lifestyles in ways that will improve our health. Therefore, if we are truly going t [more]

3:53:31 PM A new way for emerging biomedical innovators and entrepreneurs to turn

Phys.Org (press release) Experts from the United States and Europe meet these days during the Biomedical Innovation Conference "Building High Performance Innovation Ecosystems" to share their experiences in the establishment of high performance innov [more]

3:53:31 PM Biomedical Scientist Job Bedford

Experienced Biomedical Scientists required for locum job opportunities in the Bedford area, paying up to £35 per hour. . As the UK's leading Biomedical Science recruitment providers, Mediplacements are currently recruiting for experienced locum ... [more]

3:53:31 PM Lechleiter: Policies Could Lead to 'Biomedical Century'
Inside INdiana Business (press release) - Indianapolis,IN,USA

"Indeed, I believe we are only at the beginning of what will be known as the biomedical century." Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its ow [more]

3:53:31 PM New technique gives better understanding of human tissues
R & D Magazine - Rockaway,NJ,USA

Research from North Carolina State University demonstrates that a relatively new microscopy technique can be used to improve our understanding of human tissues and other biomedical materials. The study focused specifically on eye tissues, ... [more]

3:46:22 PM The real culprit behind hardened arteries? Stem cells, says landmark study
UC Berkeley

Zhenyu Tang (seated at microscope) examines vascular stem cells in culture along with Aijun Wang (left) and Song Li. The UC Berkeley researchers say that these newly discovered stem cells contribute to artery-hardening vascular diseases that can lead [more]

3:46:22 PM Stem Cell Mobilization Could Hold Key to Treating Age-Related Diseases
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

How a certain type of stem cell mobilizes in the circulation system of older people to repair damage from a heart attack or even to fight the aging process itself could hold the key to treating cardiac and other age-related diseases, according to a n [more]

3:46:22 PM Neuralstem Updates ALS Stem Cell Trial Progress; Emory University ...
MarketWatch - USA

The ongoing Phase I study is designed to assess the safety of Neuralstem's spinal cord stem cells (HSSC's) and transplantation technique in up to 18 patients with ALS. The first twelve patients were all transplanted in the lumbar (lower back) region  [more]

3:20:00 PM NinePoint Medical Receives European CE Mark Approval and ISO Certification
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) "The ISO certification and CE mark approval are important milestones for NinePoint Medical and, along with our recently announced 510(k) clearance from the FDA, strongly position the NvisionVLE Imaging System for a commerc [more]

3:20:00 PM Medical Gas Training helps prevent medical gas mix-ups.
Industrial News Room - New York,NY,USA

June 6, 2012 - In his "Medical Gas Training For Drivers" article for Welding and Gases Today, GAWDA's FDA and Medical Gases Consultant Thomas L. Badstubner details appropriate driver training for medical gases. Recommendations include that drivers .. [more]

3:20:00 PM Entia Biosciences Begins Multi-site Clinical Trial of Medical Food for ...
MarketWatch - USA

As regulated by the FDA, medical foods are specially formulated to manage a specific disease or condition for which medical evaluation, based on recognized scientific principles, has established distinct nutritional requirements. [more]

2:53:18 PM Elsevier Business Intelligence (EBI) to Host 'Investment in Innovation
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) The opening presentation -- "The 2012 Elections: Impact on FDA, Healthcare Reform and the Future of Medical Technology Innovation" -- will be given by Mark Leahey, President and CEO, Medical Device Manufacturers Associatio [more]

2:53:18 PM How Republicans plan to pay for Paulsen's medical device tax bill
MinnPost.com - Minneapolis,MN,USA

Erik Paulsen's bill repealing a medical device tax makes its final stop before a potential floor vote on Wednesday, when the House Rules Committee will look at a beefed-up version of the bill. The bill's foundation is Paulsen's chief legislative ... [more]

2:53:18 PM Medtronic Launches EndurantR II AAA Stent Graft System in US
Reuters - NY,USA

Enhanced Medical Device to Repair Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Expands Physicians' Options for Treating 'Silent Killer' Without Major Surgery MINNEAPOLIS -- June 6, 2012 -- Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced today the US launch of the Endurant R II  [more]

1:17:29 PM Suneva Medical Introduces ReGenica(TM), the Next Generation of Growth
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) SAN DIEGO, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Suneva Medical, a privately-held aesthetics company, has launched ReGenica Skincare, a three-product breakthrough anti-aging rejuvenation system, developed by the inventor [more]

1:17:29 PM Atrium Medical Corporation showcases ClearWay(TM) local therapeutic
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) Selection criteria included the uniqueness of the product, its ability to have an impact on an unmet medical need and its potential to positively impact patient care. Innovations were shared during Premier's 2012 Breakthro [more]

1:17:29 PM HemCon Adds Barry Starkman as CEO
MarketWatch - USA

"I am thrilled to become part of the HemCon team and bring my leadership skills to a company with breakthrough innovation in the plasma world and a proven track record of efficacious and safe medical devices which give HemCon immense potential," said [more]

1:17:29 PM 41% of California hospitals graded C or lower on patient safety
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA

"I think this is a huge breakthrough for consumers," he said. Leapfrog's Binder said consumers should look beyond hospital advertising that touts the latest accolades or new medical wing. "There are some hospitals with a reputation for having excelle [more]

1:07:13 PM Covidien Funds Educational Grant to Support Brazilian Stroke Network
MarketWatch - USA

Covidien's funding of this educational grant will bring a valuable educational resource to our medical community, which is committed to reducing stroke in Brazil." Dr. Martins and her BSN team, together with Brazilian Stroke Society and Brazilian ... [more]

1:07:13 PM Get Your Rear in Gear Helps Educate Physicians About Gastrointestinal
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) Two of the four lectures will be provided to the medical community, while the other two will be offered to young adults in the corporate setting. While many serious digestive diseases, such as colorectal cancer, occur larg [more]

1:07:13 PM 'Brilliant surgeon' Dr. Luis Tomatis receives heart association award
MLive.com - MI,USA

By Sue Thoms | sthoms1@mlive.com GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Dr. Luis Tomatis was honored Tuesday for more than 45 years of service as a heart surgeon and force behind Grand Rapids' burgeoning medical community. A touching tribute by Amway co-founder Richard [more]

1:07:13 PM Aamir Khan won't apologise to doctors
India Today

The actor had spoken about the malpractices in the medical community in the country in the recent episode of Satyamev Jayate. An umbrella body of 21 medical institutions had asked Bollywood star Aamir Khan to apologise for accusing doctors of ... [more]

12:53:13 PM The Light Study, a Long-Term Research Study of Investigational Weight
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) Medical research suggests that losing just five percent of your body weight can significantly improve your health and reduce the risk of complications from type 2 diabetes and heart disease.[iii],[iv] "We need new alternat [more]

12:53:13 PM Bio-Matrix' Regen BioPharma Unit Establishes Scientific Advisory Board
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) He earned graduate and medical degrees from Nanchang University Medical School and the PhD degree from Kyushu University. Dr. Bogin is the President and CEO of Cromos Pharma, a contract research organization that specializ [more]

12:53:13 PM Affymetrix Announces Research Collaboration with Massachusetts General ...
MarketWatch - USA

MGH is a world leader in cancer research and education, translational medicine, and a major center for patient care. MGH has some of the world's largest annotated tissue banks for retrospective biomarker studies as well as large and diverse patient . [more]

12:15:13 PM US Medical Device Backers Face Tough Health Care Vote
BusinessWeek - USA

By Richard Rubin and Kathleen Hunter on June 06, 2012 Senate Democrats from states including Minnesota and Pennsylvania are caught between their support for medical-device industries and their party's reluctance to make major changes to the 2010 ... [more]

12:15:13 PM Hatch Medical to Broker Next Generation AAA Technology Platform
MarketWatch - USA

DULUTH, Ga., Jun 06, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hatch Medical, LLC, a medical device incubator and technology brokerage firm, announced today that it has recently entered into an agreement with Novotek Innovation Ltd. to broker the sale of its UK based  [more]

12:15:13 PM Step Study Results Demonstrate Sustained Therapeutic Effects of
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) MINNEAPOLIS, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- - Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPI) , a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products for the treatment of voiding dysfunctio [more]

11:50:25 AM AuxoCell Laboratories Licenses Umbilical Cord Tissue Stem Cell Service
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jun 06, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Leading stem cell therapeutic and regenerative medicine company, AuxoCell Laboratories, Inc., today announced an agreement with CordVida, a Brazilian stem cell cryopreserva [more]

11:21:29 AM Studies indicate morning-after pill has no abortion role
Pioneer Press - St. Paul,MN,USA

The medical editor-in-chief of the website for the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Roger Harms, said "we are champing at the bit" to revise the entry if the FDA changes labels or other agencies make official pronouncements. "These medications are there to prevent o [more]

9:41:09 AM The potential impact of olfactory stem cells as therapy reported
Medical Xpress

A study characterizing the multipotency and transplantation value of olfactory stem cells, as well as the ease in obtaining them, has been published in a recent issue of Cell Transplantation (20:11/12), now freely available on-line. [more]

9:33:24 AM Home Health Services of Dallas Awarded Meadows Foundation Grant for
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA

PR Web (press release) “We're proud of this recognition, especially since our agency is often a resource to the medical community for homebound patients with more complex needs,” said Patricia Driscoll, CEO of Home Health Services of Dallas. In addit [more]

9:26:19 AM Stem cell therapy: Hope for the hopeless?
Tempo - Manila,Philippines

Manila, Philippines – LAST week, in our Kasangga Mo ang Langit TV program on IBC 13, we featured a topic that may have been interesting to those who are struggling with a disease or injuries – stem cell therapy. This kind of treatment procedure is .. [more]

9:19:53 AM FDA 510(k) Clearance Received for Magellan System
Today's Medical Developments

.... Medical Inc., a global leader in intravascular robotics and the developer of robotic technology for accurate 3D control of catheter movement, announce that the company has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  [more]

7:21:03 AM First candidate for UI Medicine dean stresses integration
UI The Daily Iowan - Iowa City,IA,USA

BY KELLY OLIN | JUNE 06, 2012 6:30 AM Stephen Strakowski said integrating research and education will ultimately lead to a better medical institution for the University of Iowa. "… My next step would be to integrate everything — align research with . [more]

7:19:40 AM NIH Director Discusses Accelerating Translation of Biomedical Research to
Highlight HEALTH

Highlight HEALTH by Walter Jessen TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, is a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” The annual TED conference brings together some of the world's most fascinating people to talk briefly about  [more]

6:17:46 AM Obamacare's Medical-Device Tax Kills Patients, Not Just Jobs
Forbes - USA

My colleague Robert Book has written a compelling analysis of Obamacare's medical-device tax, which concludes that it will destroy about 14000 and perhaps up to 47100 jobs. The 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices is a savage blow to innovation. [more]

6:09:45 AM Catheter Connections(R) Sues Ivera Medical Corporation for Patent
MarketWatch - USA

MarketWatch (press release) SALT LAKE CITY, Jun 05, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Catheter Connections, Inc. filed two lawsuits today against Ivera Medical Corporation ("Ivera"), in the US District Court of Utah, Central Division, Case Nos. 2:12-cv-00531-P [more]

6:09:45 AM Soon, a blood test for breast cancer
Times of India - India

In a major breakthrough, published in the British medical journal Lancet, scientists from Texas have announced that they discovered a test that detects circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in the blood. Currently, diagnosis of earlystage breast cancer oft [more]

5:27:17 AM Shilpa Shetty Opts for Stem Cell Banking for Her Baby Boy
SBWire (press release) - Green Bay,WI,USA

Being responsible and well informed parents, they decided to store their baby's stem cells with Cordlife India, Asia's largest stem cell banking company and have decided to opt for best available plan where stem cells are expanded up to 1000 million  [more]

4:16:14 AM World-traveling ER doc Keith Hooker dies of cancer at 73
Daily Herald - Provo,UT,USA

"Keith Hooker was a pillar of the medical community in Utah County," Steve Smoot, region vice president/CEO for Intermountain Healthcare in Utah County said in a statement. "It was easy to see his dedication to improving emergency medicine services. [more]

4:16:14 AM Sadler doctors took care of the community
Your Houston News

Now all of us are scattered, and trying to find our place in the medical community once again. The doctors have weathered through an undeserving storm. Over the past couple of weeks, we all were under a great amount of stress, as decisions were being [more]

4:16:14 AM Marshall University medical student selected for position with national ...
Huntington News Net - Huntington,WV,USA

The AMA Foundation works to maximize the philanthropic impact of the medical community by uniting and organizing physicians across the country for various projects. Norcott will attend her first national meeting as an ambassador later this summer. [more]

4:16:14 AM FOX5 Vegas - KVVUClark County Medical Society to swear in new president
Fox5 KVVU - Las Vegas,NV,USA

"I've experienced how quality-focused our medical care is as both a provider and recipient of healthcare, so I know what we are capable of as a medical community," Dr. Alexander added. "Our goal is to raise the bar for healthcare in Clark County and  [more]

4:16:14 AM Health officials wage war on obesity as part of new program
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin - Tooele,UT,USA

“We need the school district and the medical community as partners, along with many other groups. If everybody doesn't buy into it, then our plan isn't going to help people.” Jeff Coombs, deputy director of the Tooele County Health Department, ... [more]

2:13:22 AM Global Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles Industry
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento,CA,USA

The US market in this report is analyzed by the following Application Segments: Consumer Products, Military & Homeland Defense/Public Safety Applications, Computing, Biomedical, Vehicle Safety & Comfort, and Others (include Logistics & Supply Chain . [more]

1:57:51 AM University Hospitals: Cost-Efficient Leaders in Care and Research
Atlantic Online - USA

By Herbert Pardes Some have criticized Academic Medical Centers (AMCs)--partnerships largely between medical schools and teaching hospitals where the focus is on research, education, and patient care--for being costly in relation to the product they  [more]

12:45:04 AM FDA Clears Hansen's Robotic System
Zacks.com - Chicago,IL,USA

On June 4, 2012, global developer and manufacturer of robotics Hansen Medical, Inc. (HNSN - Snapshot Report) announced the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Magellan Robotic Systems, inclusive of the catheter and related ... [more]

12:45:04 AM Court tells FDA to look at science on antibiotics in animal feed, then
Seattle Post Intelligencer

Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog) Last night, for a second time in three months, a federal court ordered the US Food and Drug Administration to take action to protect public health from the overuse of antibiotics in animal feed by requiring the FDA t [more]

12:45:04 AM Illegal sale of abortion pills: Drug inspectors raid seven medical stores
Times of India - India

Times of India Twelve Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug inspectors, who have been raiding medical stores since Sunday, nailed seven stores for illegally selling, purchasing and stocking injections and pills that can induce abortion. Activists s [more]

12:45:04 AM An FDA conundrum: speedier approval but slower – if not nonexistent –
mesh ...

Legal Examiner Under the new policy, brand name drug manufacturers will pay a 6 percent increase in fees, or $4.1 billion, to fund the FDA's review program. Additionally, generic drug makers will pay $1.56 billion, medical device makers will pay $609 [more]

12:25:45 AM The potential impact of olfactory stem cells as therapy reported in Cell ...
EurekAlert - Washington,DC,USA

(June 5 , 2012) – A study characterizing the multipotency and transplantation value of olfactory stem cells, as well as the ease in obtaining them, has been published in a recent issue of Cell Transplantation (20:11/12), now freely available on-line  [more]

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