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Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff - Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 Serological Assays

August 10, 2011 7:25 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments

This special controls guidance document was developed to support the reclassification of the herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (HSV 1 and 2) serological assays into class II. HSV serological assays are devices that consist of antigens and antisera...

Important Information on the Medical Device User Fee Rates for FY2012 (Updated)

August 10, 2011 7:24 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments

This letter is to notify you of the fiscal year 2012, (October 1, 2011-September 30, 2012), fee rates and payment procedures for medical device user fees payable to the United States Food and Drug Administration, (US FDA).

Public Meeting - Advancing Regulatory Science for Highly Multiplexed Microbiology/MCM Devices, October 13, 2011

August 10, 2011 7:24 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments

These diagnostic devices present several advantages, such as identifying potential disease etiology in situations where many different pathogens share a common clinical manifestation and the simultaneous detection of co-infections...


Boston Scientific Second Quarter Results Exceed Consensus Sales and EPS; Full-Year Guidance Raised

August 10, 2011 7:24 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Company also announces new share repurchase, China investment and restructuring program

Boston Scientific's WallFlex® Biliary RX Stent Receives Canadian Approval for Expanded Indication

August 10, 2011 7:24 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Company's fully covered metal stent now approved in Canada for use in treating benign biliary strictures

Boston Scientific Launches Neuromodulation Learning Institute To Enhance Clinical Education For Spinal Cord Stimulation

August 10, 2011 7:23 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Company also introduces industry's first iPhone®/iPad® app for healthcare professionals using SCS

IEEE WCET Certification Exam Applications

August 10, 2011 6:39 am | News | Comments

The IEEE Communications Society will hold the next IEEE Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (IEEE WCET) Certification Exam from 2 – 29 October 2011.

LED professional Symposium and Exhibition 2011 ? Europe's foremost technology LED-event

August 10, 2011 4:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

LpS 2011 is the first symposium that focuses exclusively on LED lighting technologies.


Nuance posts 3Q profit, shares tick up

August 9, 2011 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nuance Communications Inc. posted a profit Tuesday for its fiscal third quarter, edging past Wall Street's expectations. The stock rose.The Burlington, Mass.-based company reported higher sales to medical facilities, which use Nuance's speech recognition software for transcription, and to...

What Happens If the Overuse of Antibiotics Leads to Them No Longer Working?

August 9, 2011 5:26 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Antibiotics have been a miraculous tool to keep up healthy. Like vaccines this tool is useful unless it is used improperly. Vaccines value is wasted when they are not used enough. Antibiotics lose potency when they are overused. The overuse … Continue reading →

SunPower Announces New Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility

August 9, 2011 2:20 pm | by | News | Comments

SunPower Corp. announced plans to own and operate a solar panel manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico to meet the demand of a growing North American solar market. SunPower plans to lease an existing building, which...

Mouser and Cree Ink Global Distribution Agreement

August 9, 2011 2:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with Cree, a specialist in LED lighting and silicon carbide (SiC) power products. The global agreement enables lighting designers worldwide to quickly find,...

New Efficiency Standards Expected to Accelerate Adoption of Vehicle Electrification

August 9, 2011 2:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Today, President Obama announced the "first of their kind" fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas pollution standards for work trucks, buses, and other heavy duty vehicles. According to the White House statement, the U.S. Department...


TTI Develops Vishay Dale Resistor Classics Program

August 9, 2011 12:33 pm | News | Comments

TTI announced the company has partnered with Vishay Intertechnology to create the Vishay Dale Resistors Classics Program.

Four-Channel Strain Gage Input Boards Tout Speed, Accuracy and Connection Flexibility

August 9, 2011 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

United Electronic Industries (UEI) announced the release of the DNA/DNR-AI-224, high speed, four channel strain gage input boards for UEI’s data acquisition and control Cubes and RACKtangle I/O racks respectively. The boards provide

The Tinker's Toolbox - Mark Cejer of Keithley on Solid-State Lighting Test

August 9, 2011 11:13 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Mark Cejer of Keithley about high-power semiconductor testing, with an emphasis on solid state lighting.

Medically Approved Power Adapters Deliver High Power of 250 W

August 9, 2011 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

TRUMPower’s TMA250 Series of 250W AC/DC power adapters provides DC output voltages ranging from 12 V to 48 V. The series features a 90 V to 264 VAC universal input and 0.9 active power factor. With efficiency being

Study of Tricuspid Valve Mechanics Uncovers Causes for Leakage

August 9, 2011 8:28 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Millions experience leakage from their heart's tricuspid valve, but what causes it is not well understood. A new study found that either dilating the valve opening or displacing the papillary muscles that control its operation can cause the valve to leak.

Brainstorm: Solid State Lighting

August 9, 2011 8:23 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg | Articles | Comments

What application area will benefit most from the integration of solid state lighting?

Miniature 0402 Schottky Diodes for Detector Applications

August 9, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions has introduced two miniature 0402 Schottky diodes for detector applications in handsets, WLAN, CATV Satcom, land mobile radios and infrastructure platforms.

Series 60 GHz Power Amplifiers HHPAV-433

August 9, 2011 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HHPAV-433 Power Amplifier covers the frequency range from 59.5 to 60.5 GHz and is usable over the range of 58 to 64 GHz.

Monitoring Transformers is a Key to Predictive Maintenance

August 9, 2011 8:08 am | by Mike Dickinson, Director New business Development, Pacific Crest Transformers ( | Blogs | Comments

Recently monitoring transformers has taken a great leap forward, as energy-production sites seek solutions to lower maintenance costs.

u-blox GPS Chip Selected for Samsung 3D Navigator Family

August 9, 2011 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox’ latest-generation GPS chip UBX-G6010-ST has been chosen for the entire line of the award-winning Samsung SEN car navigation devices.

Price Collapse Stimulates US PV Market Growth in 2H’11, says Solarbuzz

August 9, 2011 7:55 am | News | Comments

Despite a struggling domestic economy, the US solar photovoltaic (PV) market will double in 2011, according to the latest Solarbuzz United States PV Market Report. 2011 growth rates vary significantly by market segment, an outcome of the vast movements in incentives and policies at the federal, state and local government level over the past 12 months.

Sierra Wireless Offers Certified 4G Modules on Both Major U.S. LTE Networks

August 9, 2011 7:51 am | News | Comments

Sierra Wireless announced that the company has achieved an important milestone in its 4G LTE product development programs.

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