A global scarcity of scientific research on using nanotechnology in foods means food safety authorities are unable to properly regulate products that may be beneficial or harmful, a British science panel said on Friday. The science and technology committee of Britain's upper house of parliament said in a report that use of nanoparticles in food and food packaging is likely to grow dramatically in the next decade, but too little is known about their safety.
Switching between assays for the same patient can produce differing results that may be clinically significant.
Protek Power North America’s PM42 Series of AC/DC power supplies offers 30 W to 48 W of performance and compliance to both EN60101-1 medical safety standards and EN60950-1 ITE safety standards. They are suitable for a variety of applications, including
Pittman brand Series N2300 slotted brushless DC servo motors incorporate internal Hall sensor feedback for linear speed-torque characteristics, high starting torque, and variable speed control with appropriate control electronics. Their six-slot lamination design contributes
Ophthalmic surgeons here are the first in the Defense Department to employ a state-of-the-art laser that will shorten recovery times for corneal transplantation.
Stackpole Electronics expanded its RNCS Series of resistors with TCR options down to 15 ppm. The RNCS Series is a reliable moisture-withstanding thin film chip resistor series designed for applications requiring
Device may crack near the radiopaque marker band, potentially resulting in serious patient injury.
In 1949, Jo Ann Lewis began losing her sight to retinis pigmentosa, a degenerative disease that destroys light-detecting cells in the eye. Today, microelectronic implants have allowed her to recapture a vestige of vision.
(Arizona State University) In the current issue of Science, Stuart Lindsay, director of Arizona State University's Center for Single Molecule Biophysics at the Biodesign Institute, along with his colleagues, demonstrates the potential of a new DNA sequencing method in which a...
Consumers, especially pregnant or breastfeeding women, advised to avoid product because of the potential health risks from high levels of lead and arsenic
Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduced its G4 37000 Series Can-stack Stepper Motor Linear Actuator, built for extended reliability and high performance. The 37000 Series is a 36 mm linear actuator in the G4 line of products and includes an
Baxter Completes Production of First Commercial Batches of A/H1N1 Pandemic Vaccine
Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the completion of a public offering of $2 billion aggregate principal amount of its senior notes under the Company's shelf registration statement. The public offering consists of $850 million of 4.50 percent notes due January 2015, $850 mill
Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has elected Nelda Connors as a Director. Ms. Connors, 44, is President of the Electrical and Metal Products division of Tyco International. Previously, she served as Vice President at Eaton Corporat
Boston Scientific Announces Settlement of DOJ Investigation Relating to Post-Market Surveys Conducted By GuidantDecember 29, 2009 9:02 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments
Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has entered into a civil settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the Department's investigation relating to certain post-market surveys conducted by Guidant Corporation before Boston Scientific acquired Guidant in 200
FDA has an impossible task, given the breadth of its scope and its limited resources. And given the accelerating emergence of promising new diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities, the challenge isn’t shrinking. For example, the stimulus legislation provides NIH with $10 billion for new...
Comparative effectiveness on the face of it is both needed and valuable. Why waste breath (or bandwidth) discussing whether we should know which diagnostic tool or therapy will work best for us? But performing CE is easier said than done and it’s not going to be a panacea. For example,...
The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) held a public meeting on April 3, and with 150 people in attendance there was no shortage of opinion about how government agencies should execute comparative effectiveness research. Some $1.1 billion of the approved...
Acquisition expands GE Healthcare’s Home Health business, will accelerate development of technologies for care of seniors
IFEZ, GE Healthcare, BRC Join Hands to Establish ‘GE Global Ubiquitous Health Research and Development Center’December 29, 2009 8:57 am | by General Electric | News | Comments
Global Public-private Technology Collaboration Aligns with GE healthymagination Initiative
Stimulus Simplicity Program Adds Interest-free Purchasing Option for Centricity Business Revenue Cycle Management Solutions
Federal Register: Guidance for Industry on Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Use in Medical Product Development To Support Labeling ClaimsDecember 29, 2009 8:54 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments
This document describes how FDA reviews and evaluates patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments used to measure treatment benefit in medical product clinical trials.
Federal Register: Meeting: Incorporation of New Science Into Regulatory Decisionmaking Within the Center for Devices and Radiological HealthDecember 29, 2009 8:53 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments
The purpose of the public meeting is to identify strategies and means for incorporating new science into the regulatory decisionmaking process within the agency's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).
[UPDATED 12/23/2009] Recall classified as Class I. Nationwide recall due to stretching or fracture of the sheath during use.