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Carnegie Mellon Launches Global Brain Research Initiative, Leveraging Strengths in Computation and the Brain Sciences

| 08/26/2014

Coalescing its strengths in computer science, neuroscience, psychology and engineering, Carnegie Mellon University today announced the launch of CMU BrainHub(SM), a new initiative focusing on understanding how the structure and activity of the brain give rise to complex behaviors. CMU scientists and their global partners including Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China; the Indian Institute […]

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Pfizer And Merck To Collaborate On Study Evaluating Novel Anti-Cancer Combination Regimen

| 08/26/2014

Pfizer Inc.  and Merck & Co. Inc., known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, through a subsidiary, announced today that they have entered into an agreement to explore the therapeutic potential of the combination of Pfizer’s crizotinib (XALKORI®) with Merck’s investigational anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab, in a Phase 1b clinical study evaluating the safety […]

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Intra-Lock Files Suit to Protect Consumers from Unapproved Dental Device

| 08/26/2014

On July 14, 2014, Intra-Lock International, Inc. filed a lawsuit against Joseph Choukroun, his company Process for PRF, SARL (France), and a series of U.S.-based distributors that sell Choukroun’s medical device kit for the production of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF). The lawsuit alleges that the Choukroun kit that is marketed as A-PRF is a Class II […]

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On-X Life Technologies Produces Heart Valve Components For SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

| 08/25/2014

On-X Life Technologies  announced today that under an agreement with SynCardia Systems, Inc. (SynCardia) and as part of the On-X Contract Manufacturing Business Unit, On-X LTI is producing SynHall valve components for the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart.   “SynCardia is fortunate to have a manufacturing partner of On-X LTI’s level of valve expertise and product […]

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CorMatrix Reports FDA Clearance of CorMatrix CanGaroo ECM Envelope

| 08/25/2014

CorMatrix Cardiovascular announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market the CorMatrix CanGaroo ECM Envelope for use with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED’s) including pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD’s). “The CorMatrix CanGaroo was designed to address the needs described to us by physicians implanting CIED’s in their […]

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InHealth Technologies Announces Sale of the Blom-Singer Voice Prosthesis Placement Surgical Kit

| 08/25/2014

InHealth Technologies, marketer of Blom-Singer voice restoration and Ear, Nose & Throat products, has announced the release for sale of the Blom-Singer Voice Prosthesis Placement Surgical Kit for the U.S. market. The Blom-Singer Voice Prosthesis Placement Surgical Kit, designed by Eric D. Blom, Ph.D., is a sterile kit which can be used during surgery for […]

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Lincor Unveils Next Generation TV-based Patient Engagement Solution

| 08/23/2014

Today Lincor announced general availability of MediaLINC – its innovative Android-based Patient Engagement solution that delivers a range of education, entertainment and clinical content direct to standard HD TV sets. “Lincor has already been phenomenally successful in defining point of care patient engagement to bedside smart devices,” comments Dan Byrne, Chairman and CEO, Lincor Solutions. […]

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Arthrosurface Receives FDA Clearance for the KISSloc Hallux Valgus Correction System

| 08/23/2014

Arthrosurface, Inc., a developer of novel joint technologies, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the KISSloc Suture System, a mini plate and suture implant intended for the correction of a Hallux Valgus deformity. The KISSloc Suture System consists of two low profile plates and a self-cinching suture construct that corrects Hallux Valgus by reducing the […]

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