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STAAR Surgical Releases Afinity(TM) Collamer(R) Aspheric Single Piece NTIOL

New Aspheric NTIOL Implanted through the Smallest Micro-Incision using nanoPOINT(TM) Pricing of Toric IOL Product Line Lowered to Assist Ophthalmic Practices MONROVIA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA ) a leading developer, manufacturer an...

IP Surveillance - Another Piece of the Converged Network

IP surveillance, has emerged as a new leading security solution that combines networking infrastructure and video equipment to provide a more holistic and efficient approach to security. It is a logical step in the quest for completely converged networks. Most security imperatives from an IT per...

UW Condor project is a piece of CERN's massive grid computer

The University of Wisconsin's Condor software project will provide a component of a cutting-edge grid computing system at European research heavyweight CERN , the IDG news service reports. CERN has a computing network with more than 100 sites in 31 countries, the center said. Among them it is...

Survey company sells Wisconsin GIS piece

Waukesha, Wis. - Analytical Surveys, Inc . of San Antonio has sold the assets of a Wisconsin Geographic Information Systems office to RAMTeCH , a New Delhi-based information technology outsourcing firm. According to Lori Jones, CEO of the Texas company, the transaction will keep intact GIS e...

Bacteria pack their own demise

...meters, while bacteria have to make do with around one millimetre of DNA. A piece of DNA containing the recipe for one characteristic, such as "how to make c...as the cell is producing both, all is well. However, if for some reason the piece of DNA where the T-A gene is located gets damaged or lost, the production o...

UCR scientists manipulate ripples in graphene, enabling strain-based graphene electronics

...n to room temperature, the ripples re-appear, with ridges at right angle to the edges of the trenches. This phenomenon is similar to what happens to a piece of thin plastic wrap that covers a container and heated in a microwave oven." The unusual thermal contraction of graphene had been predicted theor...

Heart disease: Research off the beating patch

... TUCSON, ARIZ. It is an amazing sight: What looks like a tiny beating heart is actually a piece of synthetic, gauze-like mesh, barely the size of a fingernail, floating in a Petri dish. And yet it keeps squeezing away, nice and rhythmically. R...

Laser technology creates new forms of metal and enhances aircraft performance

... Dr. Chunlei Guo and his team of researchers for the project discovered a way to transform a shiny piece of metal into one that is pitch black, not by paint, but by using incredibly intense bursts of laser light. The black metal created, absorbs all radia...

Environmental Tectonics Corporation Announces Promotion of Don R. Webber to VP of Sales for their BioMedical Division

...n-oriented approach have been emulated by others as he consistently produces top results. Tom Loughlin, ETC's COO, commented, "This was the piece of the puzzle that was needed to move our sales team to the next level. Don's leadership ability, strategic approach and market experience will allow ...

New drugs faster from natural compounds: A UC San Diego breakthrough

...pectrometers that break the cyclic peptides into smaller and smaller linear pieces. First, the authors present new algorithms that computers use to piece these peptide fragments back together in order to determine the chemical structure of a cyclic NRP. This is called "De Novo sequencing of NRPs." Se...

A*STAR scientists invent the world's only controllable molecule gear of minuscule size of 1.2nm

... its motions and actions is something else altogether. What we've done at IMRE is to create a truly complete working gear that will be the fundamental piece in creating more complex molecular machines that are no bigger than a grain of sand." Prof Joachim and his team discovered that the way to successf...

Next Stage Solutions Announces Three New Financial Services For Emerging Business

...of financial guidance to sustainable and growing businesses; governance, compliancy and financial reporting are still important, but they are just one piece of the job. 3. Collective Knowledge. When you hire NSS, you get much more than a pro tempore CFO. NSS offers years of experience -- our team poss...

Scientists create metal that pumps liquid uphill

...a computer's processor, or turning almost any simple metal into an anti-bacterial surface. "We're able to change the surface structure of almost any piece of metal so that we can control how liquid responds to it," says Chunlei Guo, associate professor of optics at the University of Rochester. "We can ev...

Regular light bulbs made super-efficient with ultra-fast laser

...d be relatively simple. Guo is also announcing this month in Applied Physics Letters a technique using a similar femtosecond laser process to make a piece of metal automatically move liquid around its surface, even lifting a liquid up against gravity. ...

Vaxart Begins Animal Testing of H1N1 Flu Vaccine Candidate

...advantage of Vaxart's approach is that it does not require culturing the flu virus in eggs; company scientists make a new vaccine by inserting a small piece of DNA matching the pandemic strain into Vaxart's pre-constructed vector. Vaxart's vector grows quickly and reproducibly in cell culture using a stand...

The MedZilla Report: April 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

...help, but if they're not getting reimbursed, they lose money and have to make it up in other ways. Sometimes that means layoffs." One interesting piece of mixed news on healthcare layoffs came from the Associated Press (April 18, 2009) -- a hospital in Paducah, Ky., cited a weaker flu season as a prim...

Sandia researchers construct carbon nanotube device that can detect colors of the rainbow

...otube. They deposited carbon nanotubes on a silicon wafer and then used photolithography to define electrical patterns to make contacts. The final piece came from Vance and Zifer, who synthesized molecules to create three types of chromophores that respond to either the red, green, or orange bands of t...

DecisionQ Partners With Thomas Jefferson University to Reveal Insights for Cancer Therapy

... Partnership integral piece of consortium recently awarded five-year, $6.7 million Susan G. Komen for the Cure Promise Grant WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Jeff...

Mylan's Matrix Selected by the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative and UNITAID as the Primary Supplier of Five Second-Line and Seven Pediatric HIV/AIDS Treatments

...ed transform AIDS from a fatal illness into a manageable chronic condition. Ensuring that access to these treatments continues to expand is a critical piece of solving this crisis. Mylan and Matrix are proud to play an important role in these efforts by supplying a broad portfolio of low cost, high quality...

Hovione's TwinCaps(R) Inhaler in Phase III Clinical Trials for Influenza

...o pre-filled dose chambers, left and right. In use, the shuttle is moved to one side by the patient to align one chamber of the shuttle with the mouth piece to allow the first inhalation, creating turbulence within the dose chamber and drawing the dry powder into the lung of the patient. The process is the...

General Patent Corporation Calls New Patent Reform Bill Harmful to Inventors and Entrepreneurs

...icized the proposed Patent Reform Act of 2009 saying that "recycling a piece of failed legislation is not the best way to protect American inventors and...zed the proposed Patent Reform Act of 2009, and said that "recycling a piece of failed legislation is not the best way to protect American inventors and...

MIT: New material could lead to faster chips

...fied, and most of the early work was based on, using "sticky tape technology," Palacios explains. That involves taking a block of graphite, pressing a piece of sticky tape against it, peeling it off and then applying the tape to a wafer of silicon or other material. But Kong has been developing a method...

DNA 11 Unveils Modern-Day Family Portraits at The Museum of Science and Industry's Smart Home: Green + WIRED Exhibit

...nes design, technology, science and pop culture. They create contemporary custom portraits from your DNA, fingerprints and lip prints. Each modern art piece is as unique as the person purchasing it. The one-of-a-kind art pieces can be found in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) stores, has been featured in an...

Trusted LASIK Surgeons Welcomes Leading Laser Expert and Inventor Jon Dishler, M.D., to Its Unique LASIK Eye Surgeon Directory for Consumers

...e procedure currently being performed in Europe. In this procedure a single laser (VisuMax) cuts and enables extraction of a tiny contact lens shaped piece of tissue similar to removing a contact lens. The FLEX procedure has many potential advantages as compared to LASIK. Dr. Dishler is the only America...

DNA 11, Creators of DNA Art, Opens First Pop-up Gallery

...es design, technology, science and pop culture. They create contemporary custom portraits from your DNA, fingerprints and lip prints. Each modern art piece is as unique as the person purchasing it. The one-of-a-kind art pieces can be found in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) stores, has been featured in an...

Scientists prove graphene's edge structure affects electronic properties

... required for obtaining uniform performance among graphene-based nanoelectronic devices. "Even a tiny section of zigzag orientation on a 5-nanometer piece of graphene will change the material from a semiconductor into a metal," Lyding said. "And a transistor based on that, will not work. Period." ...

Semiconducting nanotubes produced in quantity at Duke

...Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Chemistry, who headed the effort. "I think it's the holy grail for the field," Liu said. "Every piece is now there, including the control of location, orientation and electronic properties all together. We are positioned to make large numbers of electr...

Advice to the new administration: UM foreign and domestic policy guide

...aryland economist, an expert in financial crises and co-author of a forthcoming book on the history of financial crises. "The most important single piece of advice for anyone who might be tapped to be the next secretary of the treasury is simple: Do not take the job unless the authority and influence as...

Enhancing solar cells with nanoparticles

...remedy these problems. The key to this new research is the creation of a tiny electrical disturbance called a "surface plasmon." When light strikes a piece of metal it can set up waves in the surface of the metal. These waves of electrons then move about like ripples on the surface of a pond. If the met...

Governor Rendell Says Life Science Industry Will Fuel New Breakthroughs, Generate Jobs for Decades to Come

...nt," Governor Rendell said today during a Best and Brightest forum here. "We purposefully pinpointed the life sciences industry to be a key piece in Pennsylvania's strategic and economic growth. Our programs are directing support and funding for companies to expand, create jobs, and retain talen...

Gift Aids Professor's Research into Vein Treatment

...pment was first used this spring by a group of Hyun's students for their senior design project. As part of the project, the three students developed a piece of equipment to mechanically withdraw the catheter that performs endovenous ablation of the varicose veins . The senior design project team of Co...

DNA 11, Creators of DNA Art, Introduces a More Affordable Line of Custom Portraits for this Year's Gift Giving Season

...ustom portraits from your DNA, fingerprints and lip print. Each modern art piece is as unique as the person purchasing the piece of art; they are masterpieces that combine design, technology, science and ...

Portola Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase II Trial of Betrixaban, its Novel Oral Factor Xa Inhibitor for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

...a growing public health concern due to an aging population. In atrial fibrillation, some blood inside the atria may stagnate, and clots may form. If a piece of the clot breaks off and subsequently blocks an artery in the brain, a stroke results. According to the joint ACC/AHA/ESC guidelines for the managem...

DNA 11, Creators of DNA Art Goes Global

...custom portraits from your DNA, fingerprints and lip print. Each modern art piece is as unique as the person purchasing the piece of art; they are masterpieces that combine design, technology, science and ...

DermTech and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, Initiate Study to Understand Effects of Vitamin D as a Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis in Children and Young Adults

...onsiveness to current or pipeline therapeutics at the genetic level. Specifically, DermTech's patented EGIR technology will allow researchers to use a piece of custom tape, about the size of a small round band-aid, to painlessly obtain RNA from the upper layer of skin. The RNA will be extracted from the ta...

Ferring Celebrates Winner of 2008 My Little Miracle Essay Contest During National Infertility Awareness Week

... be confident in yourself; live your life mentally, physically and spiritually balanced; and seek joy. The later message, seek joy, was the resounding piece of advice that has stayed with Sara during the past 17 years. After graduating college and spending years climbing up the corporate ladder and earning...

Memoirs of a qubit: Hybrid memory solves key problem for quantum computing

...or possess a number of other seemingly mutually exclusive properties. Quantum computing is seen as the holy grail of computing because each individual piece of information, or bit, can have more than one value at once, as opposed to current technology which is limited to either 1s or 0s. This yields unprec...

Contour Products Introduces Groundbreaking Sleep Apnea, Respiratory and Ergonomic Body Comfort Pillows at Medtrade; Self-Explanatory Products Serve Customer Needs, Expand Retailers DME Offerings

...s; the Contour Cool Mesh Memory Foam Pillow a "breathable" pillow offering unprecedented cool, dry comfort; and the updated BackMax, a portable three- piece wedge system that can be configured into eight positions for complete body support and relaxation. These products are affordable, effective, easy- to-...

"Put Down the BBQ Ribs, We've Found You a Donor Heart," Nurse Tells Patient : Ohio Father near Death Gets Second Chance at Life with CardioWest™ temporary Total Artificial Heart

...quot;Before I got transplanted, I was pushing 450-lb 'Big Blue' for one or two laps around the hospital each day," said Jim. "It was easy, a piece of cake. I wasn't even out of breath." After his heart transplant, Jim couldn't wait to get back on his motorcycle. On Sept. 3, Jim was cle...

New Bill to Expand Promotion of Biofuels Is a Welcome Boost for U.S.-Brazil Relations According to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry

...ct" indicating a growing interest in deepening and broadening the regional cooperation in energy issues. Senator Lugar describes it as a significant piece of legislation, that directs the Secretary of the State Department to work with Brazil and other governments to develop partnerships in the region, es...
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