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Qualcomm Now Demonstrating Products Based on LTE TDD Technology

September 8, 2010 3:45 am | by Qualcomm | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO – September 08, 2010 – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that the Company is on track with its commercialization of products based on LTE TDD and has been demonstrating products utilizing the technology at Expo 2010 Shanghai China. The demonstration uses the...

FDA cautions consumers about Estrella Family Creamery cheeses

September 4, 2010 3:45 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to discard cheeses from Estrella Family Creamery of Montesano, Wash., because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Environmental samples and one product sample collected by the FDA during an August 2010 inspection...

Medline Launches New "Pink Pearl(TM)" Nitrile Exam Gloves Featuring Aloe Vera to Soothe and Moisturize Hands

September 2, 2010 3:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

As part of its ongoing campaign to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, today announced the launch of its new "Pink Pearl" powder-free nitrile exam glove. To aid the...

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Epistem Announce Agency Agreement With Veritas Japan

September 1, 2010 9:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Epistem plc (LSE: EHP), the UK biotechnology company, announced today that its Contract Research Services division has entered into an agreement with the Veritas Corporation to exclusively market and distribute Epistem's scientific research services in Japan.Located in Manchester England,...

FDA seeks court order against Michigan dairy

August 31, 2010 12:45 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has filed a complaint for permanent injunction against Scenic View Dairy of Hamilton, Mich., its president, and three of its managers alleging that they sold dairy cows for human consumption that contained...

DexCom director Lucas resigns from board

August 30, 2010 4:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DexCom Inc. said Monday Donald A. Lucas has resigned his seat on the medical device manufacturer's board of directors and audit and compensation committees.Lucas had held a seat on the board for eight years, the company said.DexCom did not say why Lucas resigned.Shares fell 12 cents to $12.62...

CEO: J & J Must Work To Rebuild Trust

August 30, 2010 5:07 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

With Johnson & Johnson's once-golden reputation tarnished by 11 recalls in as many months, its chief executive says he knows the company let consumers down.

Chindex sells $14 million in stock to Fosun

August 27, 2010 6:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chindex International sold $14 million of its shares to another Chinese medical concern as part of its plans to form a new joint venture, the company said Friday.The medical device maker said in June that it was teaming up with Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. to manufacture and...

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Massachusetts Settles With Stryker For $1.35M

August 26, 2010 10:00 am | News | Comments

Officials say biotech company has agreed to pay $1.35 million to resolve allegations it marketed medical products for purposes that hadn't been approved by regulators.

Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center Enters Into New Supply Agreement With Medline Industries, Inc.

August 26, 2010 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies, announced today the signing of a cost management prime vendor agreement with Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center based in Anniston, Alabama. The five-year agreement is...

J & J Recalls Hip Replacement Systems

August 26, 2010 6:01 am | News | Comments

More trouble surfaces at Johnson & Johnson's joint replacement business as DePuy Orthopaedics says it's recalling two of its hip replacement products.

FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid TimeOut Capsules

August 25, 2010 11:45 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to take TimeOut Capsules because it contains an active drug ingredient that can dangerously lower blood pressure. The product is marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement.

Stryker Buys Gaymar For $150M

August 25, 2010 10:23 am | News | Comments

Medical device maker Stryker Corp. said Wednesday it agreed to buy privately held Gaymar Industries for $150 million in cash.

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Boston Scientific spent $480K on lobbying in 2Q

August 24, 2010 3:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp. spent $480,000 in the second quarter to lobby the federal government on the health reform overhaul as well as other health care-related matters.That's even with the company's lobbying budget in the first quarter of 2010 and the prior-year period.The...

FDA Warns Johnson & Johnson

August 24, 2010 10:24 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A Johnson & Johnson business that makes joint replacements has been warned by the Food and Drug Administration that it is illegally marketing two products.

FDA Warns of Possible Dangers from Portable Foot-Tanning Device

August 24, 2010 9:45 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about the risk of ultraviolet radiation overdose with the Tootsie Tanner portable foot tanning device.

Medical device group spent $380,000 on 2Q lobbying

August 23, 2010 12:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The medical device industry's chief advocacy group spent nearly $380,000 lobbying the federal government in the second quarter of 2010, according to a recent disclosure form.AdvaMed, or the Advanced Medical Technology Association, lobbied on efforts in Congress to make it easier for patients to...

Harvard Bioscience Buys Coulbourn

August 23, 2010 10:52 am | News | Comments

Medical instruments maker said it has acquired Coulbourn Instruments, a private company that makes lab equipment for assessing learning and memory.

Qualcomm Announces the Mobile Computing Platform 110

August 23, 2010 3:45 am | by Qualcomm | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO – August 23, 2010 – Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of integrated wireless systems and services to transportation, logistics and service fleet companies, today announced the Mobile Computing Platform 110 (MCP110), the next generation on-board fleet...

Tyco will join S & P 500, Allscripts joining S & P 400

August 20, 2010 5:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Diversified manufacturer Tyco International Ltd. will be added to Standard & Poor's 500 index next week.Standard & Poor's said Tyco, a Swiss company, will be listed on the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Aug. 26. Its shares will replace those of oilfield services firm Smith International...

MTN South Africa Allies with Qualcomm in Successfully Bolstering Network Performance for Recent Soccer Tournament

August 17, 2010 4:45 am | by Qualcomm | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO and JOHANNESBURG – August 17, 2010 – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and MTN South Africa announced their successful collaboration in providing fans attending the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ with a quality 3G user experience. Working with Qualcomm’s Engineering Services Group,...

Medtronic Completes ATS Medical Acquisition

August 12, 2010 10:57 am | News | Comments

World's biggest medical device maker said Thursday its $350 million acquisition of heart device maker ATS Medical is complete.

CareFusion Posts Strong Profit, Plans To Cut Jobs

August 11, 2010 5:25 am | News | Comments

Medical device maker plans to eliminate 700 jobs in restructuring aimed at saving over $100 million a year, while it posted better-than-expected fiscal fourth quarter results.

Audiovox Launches First Portable DVD Player with Built-in FLO TV

August 10, 2010 10:46 am | by Qualcomm | News | Comments

HAUPPAUGE, NY & SAN DIEGO – August 10, 2010 – Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) and FLO TV Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today introduced the new Audiovox 7” Portable DVD Player with FLO TV™, offering television, sports and movie...

FDA: Salmonella risk from frozen rodents fed to reptiles

August 9, 2010 12:45 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning U.S. and international customers who may have purchased frozen mice, rats and chicks from Biggers and Callaham LLC, dba/MiceDirect.com, that these products, which are used as food for reptiles, have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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