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Photos: FDA Clears Hologic R2(TM) DigitalNow(TM) HD Software Application

Software processes digitized prior film mammograms to produce DICOM images that more closely resemble digital mammograms BEDFORD, Mass., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX ), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagno...

Olympic Physical Therapy Clears Space and Reduces Clutter with Hosted Document Management Solution from DocuSyst

DocuSyst hosts FileHold document management solution which gives customers the ability to scan, store and retrieve archived files without making extensive investments in software and equipment. Middleton, RI (PRWEB) April 13, 2009 -- Olympic Physical Therapy and Sport...

FDA Clears New Skin and Surface Treatment Applicator for Use With Xoft's Axxent(R) Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) System

Most Recent Indication Expands Treatment Platform to Allow Axxent(R) System to Deliver Surface Brachytherapy, Including Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoft, Inc., today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug A...

FDA Clears Cellectar's IND Application for Lead Drug Candidate

(131)I-CLR1404 to Enter Clinical Trials MADISON, Wis., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellectar, Inc., a privately held radiopharmaceuticals company that designs and develops products to detect, treat and monitor human cancers, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has c...

FDA Clears New Immune Response Claim for the CryoValve(R) SG Pulmonary Human Heart Valve

ATLANTA, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY ), a biomaterials, medical device and tissue processing company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a new claim for the CryoValve(R) SG pulmonary human heart valve. The new labelin...

Abbott Acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics Clears U.S. Antitrust Review

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott ( NYSE: ABT ) today announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR) applicable to Abbott's cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Advanced...

FDA Clears Expanded Labeling for the Invisalign System

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN ) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared new labeling for the Invisalign system, thereby removing the permanent dentition limitation from the indications for use....

FDA Clears the DPL (Deep Penetrating Light) Therapy System for Over-the-Counter - Home Use

LED Technologies, LLC has received FDA Clearance for their DPL™ Therapy System for temporary relief of pain. Elizabeth, CO (PRWEB) November 16, 2008 -- LED Technologies, LLC announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared their DPL™ ...

FDA Clears NeuroStar(R) TMS Therapy for the Treatment of Depression

First and Only Non-systemic and Non-invasive Treatment Cleared for Patients Who Have Not Benefited From Prior Antidepressant Treatment MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuronetics, Inc., a privately-held medical device company and a leader in the field of neuromodulation, announced today...

Dutch Authorize Manufacture of Vaccinogen's New Cancer Vaccine; License Clears Path to European Production, Final FDA Trial

FREDERICK, Md., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaccinogen Inc. said Dutch health authorities licensed it to manufacture its break-through OncoVAX anti-colon cancer vaccine, immediately clearing the path to more than $100 million of potential European sales. The Dutch approval of the company's facilit...

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act clears Senate

The Senate passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) on April 24, approving by unanimous consent an amended version of H.R. 493, which passed the House April 25, 2007 by a vote of 420-3. The House is expected to take up the measure again quickly before sending it to President Bus...

Alzheimer's vaccine clears plaque but has little effect on learning and memory impairment

Irvine, Calif., April 4, 2008 -- A promising vaccine being tested for Alzheimer's disease does what it is designed to do -- clear beta-amyloid plaques from the brain -- but it does not seem to help restore lost learning and memory abilities, according to a University of California, Irvine study. ...

FDA Clears Cellsearch(TM) Circulating Tumor Cell Test for Monitoring Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patients

Advanced technology capable of detecting minute numbers of circulating cancer cells in a blood sample; the CellSearch(TM) test can help guide patient care decisions RARITAN, N.J., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Veridex, LLC today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has gran...

Congress Clears the Way for National CPR and AED Awareness Week

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and the American Heart Association join in thanking Congress for passing a bill designating the first week of June "National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Awareness Week". ...

American Medical Association Clears Path for Adenoviral Conjunctivitis - 'Pink Eye' - Detector

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapid Pathogen Screening Inc., (RPS) -- a leading developer of point-of-care diagnostic devices for ocular diseases -- announced today that the American Medical Association will issue a new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code that will cover the RPS...

FDA Clears MDN-CGS(R) Intravenous Insulin Dosing Software

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Decisions Network (MDN) announces Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for the company's MDN-CGS IV Insulin Dosing Software. The MDN-CGS software is used by hospital nurses to quickly and accurately calculate the dosage of intraven...

Global Gene Map Clears New Milestone

Scientists are cataloging DNA patterns around the world WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The second phase of the HapMap Project -- created to identify and catalog genetic similarities and differences among populations around the world -- has been completed by scientists from six countries....

Japanese Expedition Clears Half Ton of Garbage from Mt. Everest

A team of climbers have collected half a tonne of junk littered on the world's highest peak Mt Everest, expedition members said Monday . The garbage was mostly left behind by mountaineers attempting to climb the Everest as hundreds of kilos of essential items are hauled up the mountain in p...

FDA Clears Critical Limb-Saving Vascular Device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today cleared for U.S. marketing a vascular shunt, a medical device that can help save the arms and legs of soldiers critically injured// in combat as well as individuals in other trauma settings and emergency situations. FDA reviewed the Temporary L...

FDA Clears Breast Cancer Specific Molecular Prognostic Test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today cleared for marketing a test that determines the likelihood of breast cancer returning //within five to 10 years after a woman's initial cancer. It is the first cleared molecular test that profiles genetic activity. The MammaPrint test uses the ...

Delhi Government Clears Healthcare Projects Worth Rs.1.13 bn

The Delhi government has cleared five healthcare and development projects worth Rs.1.13 billion.Delhi Planning and Finance Minister A.K. Walia said the projects// - two each in health and public works and one pertaining to environment - have been given a go-ahead by the expenditure finance committe...

European Commission Clears Diabetic Insulin for Pregnant Women

Healthcare major Novo Nordisk Friday said the European Commission (EC) had approved its rapid-acting insulin NovoRapid for use by pregnant women with diabetes.// According to a company statement here, the EC approval follows results of the random trials of modern insulin in pregnant women wit...

Cabinet Clears Purchase Preference Policy for Pharma PSUs

The Government today said the central departments, public sector undertakings and autonomous bodies will give first preference to central pharma PSUs like IDPL// and their subsidiaries for purchasing 102 medicines for a period of five years. As per a decision of the Cabinet, which met here to...

Bangkok's Public Health Ministry Clears The Northern Province Of Bird Flu Epidemic

The Public Health Ministry of Bangkok had as of yesterday cleared the three people who had earlier been suspected of having contracting the deadly H5N1 virus// from the bird flu watch-list, explaining that they were simply suffering from common flu. Confirming that the three patients who were...

SC Clears Deck For Implementation Of Nutrition Scheme

The Supreme Court today cleared the decks for implementation of supplementary nutrition scheme by training the Self Helf Groups (SHGs) //with an aim to take over the anganwadis from the NGOs in the national capital. A Vacation Bench comprising Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice C K Thakker v...

Baby Acne Clears Up On Its Own

Usually baby acne needs no treatment. Infants aging a few days may get baby acne and goes off when they are grown 2 months. It appears as red or white bumps/spots, from the stage of delivery and caused due to hormonal changes inside the growing infant. // Baby acne typically occurs on the fac...

Spray on contraceptive clears Phase I trial

An Australian drug delivery company called Acrux specializes in administering medicines// through the skin. It has recently reported positive results for its Phase I clinical results of a contraceptive for women in the form of a spray. The novel contraceptive spray called Nestorone MDTS is bei...

Five Questions About Eczema

... (3) Eczema is a chronic condition characterized by itchy flares when the inflammation gets worse, and periods when the skin gets better, or entirely clears up, known as remission. (4) Who gets eczema? Eczema is one of the most common skin disorders in children, and its prevalence has incre...

UK Court of Appeal Rules in Smith & Nephew's Favour

... decision was appealed and subsequently won by Smith & Nephew with today's Court ruling. "This favourable ruling for Smith & Nephew clears a major legal hurdle in the UK allowing us to offer our customers the breadth of NPWT products with proven clinical efficacy," said Robin Carlstein, S...

'TUG' Procedure by Texas Health Dallas Cardiologist Offers Hope to Millions of Patients

...ese patients, Dr. Tony Das, an interventional cardiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, recently demonstrated a unique procedure that clears femoral artery blockages without the use of contrast dye or X-ray radiation. "We're always looking for new and innovative ways to better care for pa...

FDA Approves Lamictal(R)XR(TM); An Extended-Release Once-Daily, New Generation Treatment for Epilepsy

...n the study were divided into three treatment groups based on the type of adjunctive antiepileptic drug they were taking. The rate at which Lamictal clears the bloodstream varies depending upon the other antiepileptic drugs a patient may be taking at the same time. The study results from COMPASS showed th...

Center for Reproductive Rights Deeply Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

...an, as required by Kansas law. He faces 19 misdemeanor charges carrying penalties of a prison sentence and loss of his medical license. Even if a jury clears Dr. Tiller of all wrongdoing, the process has burdened him with the considerable time and expense required to defend himself against such charges, in ...

Clarisonic Pounds the Pavement 'Pink' Offering Generous Donation at 2009 Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk for Women

...are ritual, Clarisonic is professional-caliber brush skin cleansing that uses a gentle sonic micro-massage action to cleanse deeply. Clarisonic gently clears pores without harsh abrasion or chemicals, cleansing so effectively that skin care products absorb better. It is waterproof for use in the shower or...

UB-designed ventilator can safely sedate ICU patients for less

... A key advantage of inhaled anesthetics over intravenous sedation, which is the current approach in the ICU, is that inhaled anesthesia delivers and clears sedatives by way of the lungs, bypassing the metabolic and excretory systems. That's a critical factor, Fuhrman said, for patients who have sustained ...

St. Mary Medical Center Opens New Cardiovascular Catheterization Labs Reaffirming Role as a Regional Leader in Cardiovascular Medicine

... balloon angioplasty performed during a heart attack provides patients the immediate intervention needed to minimize damage to the heart. Angioplasty clears blockages in arteries to restore blood flow to the heart. In many cases, coronary stents are then inserted to support the structure of the blood vess...

UCSB scientists make headway in understanding Alzheimer's disease

...arted to work on BAG2 to find out how it may be involved in the removal of tangled tau. "It turns out that when you put this protein into the cell, it clears away the damaged tau very nicely," said Kosik. It doesn't clear away all the tau; it goes for the damaged tau protein and removes it. For unknown ...

A better mesh: Researchers 'tighten' body's protective coating

...ne workers or builders, could use a product with these fiber debundling detergents to prevent dangerous exposure." Since the mucus layer constantly clears from the body, any enhancement to its protective ability would be short-lived, adds Lai. For example, coatings clear from the lungs in as little as 30...

Controversial Chemical Lingers Longer in the Body: Study

...e the participants had been fasting before the urine sample was taken. Conventional wisdom says food is the most common source of BPA, and the body clears the chemical fairly quickly. The researchers expected to see less BPA in those who fasted the longest, compared to those who had eaten recently. Bu...

American Association for Homecare Criticizes Release of Controversial Medicare Bidding Rule in Final Hours of Bush Administration

...s fundamentally flawed. Not only does the program sacrifice the quality of, and access to, care for patients, it has the opposite affect intended: It clears the marketplace of competition by reducing the number of eligible providers. During a trial period of enactment in 2008, of the more than 4,000 provi...

George Will Column Misguided in Touting 'Competitive Bidding' as a Medicare Solution; Controversial Bidding Program is Actually Anti-Competitive and Lowers Quality of Care and Access to Care for Seniors and Disabled

...ce is fundamentally flawed. Not only does the program sacrifice quality of, and access to, care for patients, it has the opposite affect intended: it clears the marketplace of competition by reducing the number of eligible providers. During a trial period of enactment in 2008, of the more than 4,000 provi...
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