ImageIQ And The Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute Partner To Improve Joint Replacement Implant ResearchSeptember 27, 2011 9:36 am | Comments
(BUSINESS WIRE)--ImageIQ, Inc. announced today that it will partner with the Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute (AORI) to enhance the ongoing joint replacement research taking place at AORI. ImageIQ and AORI will apply state-of-the-art 3-dimensional imaging analytics to improve the assessment of the structural integrity and longitudinal performance of various biomaterials in orthopedic implant wear studies.
/PRNewswire/ -- More than 60 medicaltechnology manufacturers from across the United States and around the globe will present their technologies at AdvaMed 2011: The MedTech Conference today. Innovative device and diagnostic companies and academic tech transfer offices will make 9-minute company presentations to hundreds of industry business leaders, angel, private equity, and venture capital investors, and other strategic partners at the Walter E.
/PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Incorporated (OTCBB: ONCS), which is developing its advanced-stage OMS ElectroOncologyT therapies to treat solid tumor cancers, announced today clinical study results presented at the Fire, Ice and Beyond: The Future of Ablation Therapies conference in Las Vegas, NV, September 23-24.
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bulow BioTech Prosthetics today announced its distinction as an iWalk Certified Bionics Center. With this designation, Bulow BioTech Prosthetics will serve as one of the nation's first prosthetics providers to commercially offer the PowerFoot BiOM, the first robotic lower leg system to normalize metabolic efficiency and increase self selected walking speed for amputees.
/PRNewswire/ -- SI-BONE, Inc. (San Jose, California), a medical device company that is pioneering the use of a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device to treat the sacroiliac (SI) joint today announced that it has closed $16.0 million in financing for expansion of clinical and commercial operations.
(BUSINESS WIRE)--CHI President and Chief Executive Officer David L. Gollaher, Ph.D., today provided testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on the regulatory environment for biomedical products and the impact on innovation and job creation. "Regulatory policies administered by the FDA have a profound influence on the current health and future strength of the biomedical industry," Gollaher said.
In the last 20 years, due to diagnostic and surgical advances, more and more patients have become appropriate candidates for spine surgery, and the number of these procedures performed has risen significantly. While medical experts acknowledge the potential benefits of spine surgery, they also understand that complications can reduce the success in the short and long term.
Healthmark has launched WIKI’s Pouching Paradise! - a new flash-based CEU game that takes you on an adventure of proper pouch packaging. Work with WIKI to learn about the best practices of sterile packaging techniques when using peel pouches. WIKI will show you how to choose the correct type of packaging for different instruments, how to load a sterilizer cart, and more.
Sudhin Thanawala, AP Nurses in red union shirts carried signs and chanted slogans outside dozens of Northern and Central California hospitals into the night Thursday as part of a one-day strike over benefit cuts and other concessions sought by hospital management. The California Nurses Association, the union organizing the strike, expected nearly 23,000 nurses to participate although hospital officials reported that many nurses had crossed the picket line.
Linda A. Johnson, AP A severe shortage of drugs for chemotherapy, infections and other serious ailments is endangering patients and forcing hospitals to buy life-saving medications from secondary suppliers at huge markups. An Associated Press review of industry reports and interviews with nearly two dozen experts found at least 15 deaths in the past 15 months blamed on the shortages, either because the right drug wasn't available or because of dosing errors or other problems in administering or preparing alternative medications.
PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Vincent Obias, MD, Director of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, performed the nation's first single-incision robotic laparoscopic surgery on the left colon at The George Washington University Hospital. Through a small incision in the belly button, Dr. Obias was able to perform a robotic left colectomy — a procedure that had never been performed before in the United States.
PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Swedish Neuroscience Institute today announced that the Ivy Brain Tumor Center has launched two separate clinical trials for treating brain cancer. The first trial (IND No. 10206, Protocol No. 020221, Study Agent: DCVax Brain - Autologous Dendritic cells and GBM tumor lysate) sponsored by Northwest Biotherapeutics, Bothell, Wash.
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CMS has just announced a new provider web portal through which anesthesiologists, pain physicians and others can to enter requests for hardship exemptions from the electronic prescribing (eRx) requirement. ABC reminds physicians who provide at least 100 outpatient visits and ten percent of whose Medicare income is based on such visits that they must be granted an exemption to avoid the eRx penalty if they have not used eRx technology in 10 or more visits during the first six months of 2011.
1/3 of Healthcare Providers Believe Medical Practices are Not in Accordance With Basic Monitoring StandardsSeptember 21, 2011 7:28 am | Comments
PRNewswire/ -- In a survey conducted among healthcare providers, more than a third believe medical practices are not completely in accord with the Standards for Basic Anesthetic Monitoring set by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Most of the respondents (about 60) indicated anesthesiology as their medical practice.
PRNewswire/ -- Bruce I. Jacobs and Kenneth N. Levy, co-founders of Florham Park-based Jacobs Levy Equity Management, have donated $1 million to fund the Jacobs Levy Equity Management Personalized Genomic Medicine Program at Morristown Medical Center in honor of the firm's 25th anniversary, which will be celebrated on Thursday.