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Ontario grants Agfa Healthcare $29.6-million to develop radiology software
The award is to help create 100 new jobs and support existing jobs by supporting Agfa in the development of new software that allows radiologists to share digital images across a regional network. 31 January 2009

Public health approach needed to win the war on cancer
Smoke-free laws and other proven methods are an essential component of the public health approach to preventing cancer, according to an article published in The Oncologist. 31 January 2009

Under-skin sensor to monitor blood glucose of Type 1 diabetics
Diabetes experts based at Southampton General Hospital will fit the tiny devices to participants' stomachs and use them in conjunction with watch-like armbands, which will check participants' physical activity. 31 January 2009

University of Nottingham leads European study into lethal 'super' strains of C. difficile
The British Midlands Development Corporation has announced that scientists at The University of Nottingham are leading a major European study to unravel the genetic code of one of the most lethal strains of hospital acquired infections. 31 January 2009

Canada to enforce world's first mandatory reporting on engineered nanomaterials
The Canadian government reportedly is planning to release in February the world's first national regulation requiring companies to detail their use of engineered nanomaterials, according to environmental officials. 31 January 2009

Boston Scientific and Medtronic reach agreement over patent disputes
Boston Scientific Corporation and Medtronic, Inc.have announced the settlement of two lawsuits and an agreement to stand down in three others. 31 January 2009

Medusa Siren ePCR Suite integrates with Philips HeartStart MRx monitor/ defibrillator
Medusa Medical Technologies Inc. has announced that its electronic patient care reporting software, the Siren ePCR Suite, now has an interface with the Philips HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator. 31 January 2009

Sigma-Aldrich launches bioscience web portal
Sigma-Aldrich and Ingenuity Systems have launched Your Favorite Gene powered by Ingenuity, a web-based biological search portal for exploring dynamic gene-based content. 31 January 2009

ICON launches electronic system for clinical trial adjudication
ICON plc  has announced the launch of a new electronic solution that will accelerate the adjudication of cardiovascular events in diabetes studies. 31 January 2009

Genetic markers associated with psoriasis identified
Scientists at the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology, the U-M School of Public Health and their collaborators have found DNA 'hotspots' that may reveal how genetic differences among individuals result in psoriasis, an autoimmune disease of the skin. 31 January 2009

Johnson & Johnson joins Enlight Biosciences in US$52 million in novel drug discovery initiative
As a partner, Johnson & Johnson will have the opportunity to invest in the development of strategic technologies that have the potential to fundamentally transform drug discovery. 31 January 2009

Cell Biosciences introduces kits for oncoprotein analysis
Cell Biosciences, Inc., has launched its first kits for the analysis of specific oncoproteins on the Firefly 3000 Protein Analysis System. The new kits are optimized for characterization of proteins in the MEK and ERK families, which play critical roles in cancer cell survival and proliferation. 31 January 2009

iPhone used to provide therapy for stutterers
Scientists at the US Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI) have completed successful trials using Apple's iPhone as a stuttering therapy tool to enhance the transfer of new fluency skills from the clinical setting into real-life situations. 31 January 2009

Richter-Helm and Athera Biotechnologies in partnership to develop recombinant protein for cardiovascular disease
The partnership will develop and manufacture Athera's novel product for prevention of plaque rupture and athero-thrombosis through binding of the protein, Annexin A5, to endothelium. 31 January 2009

US$630 million drive to eradicate polio by Gates foundation, Rotary, UK and Germany
Rotary International, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the UK and German governments have committed more than US$630 million in new funds to fight polio, a crippling and sometimes fatal disease that still paralyzes children in parts of Africa and Asia and threatens children everywhere. 31 January 2009 Italiano Francais

Bayer builds world's largest production plant for carbon nanotubes in Germany
Bayer MaterialScience has begun work on the construction of a new facility for the production of carbon nanotubes(CNTs) in Chempark Leverkusen, Germany. The new plant will have a capacity of 200 tons/year. 31 January 2009

Graphene on silicon dioxideGraphene-based nanoelectronics a step closer
The mass production of graphene-based nanoelectronics has been brought a step closer with the discovery of a new method for controlling the nature of graphene. 31 January 2009

Allium Group receives CE Mark for next-generation prostatic stent
Allium Group has announced that it has been awarded CE mark for its prostatic stent, enabling commercialization of the system in the European Union and the countries that recognize the CE Mark. 31 January 2009

Michelson Diagnostics issues preliminary specification for OCT probe
Michelson Diagnostics has issued a preliminary specification for its clinical Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) probe and processing system, which is planned for launch in late spring 2009. 31 January 2009

Philips collaborates with Bard Electrophysiology to advance cardiac arrhythmia treatment
Royal Philips Electronics has announced an agreement with Bard Electrophysiology to co-develop new clinical tools to help electrophysiologists treat patients suffering from arrhythmias. 31 January 2009

Telehealth users forecast to exceed 55m worldwide by 2016
A new report from InMedica forecasts exceptional growth in the number of telehealth subscribers over the next decade due to the increased use of telehealth services for chronic disease management. 31 January 2009

Vivacta achieves ISO13485 for quality management
Vivacta has announced that it has achieved compliance with ISO13485, an important step towards the successful commercialisation of its ultrasensitive point-of-care immunochemistry system. 31 January 2009

MATERIALICA design and technology awards programme for 2009
MunichExpo Veranstaltungs GmbH has announced the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Awards 2009. The award will be presented at MATERIALICA the 12th international trade fair for material applications, surfaces, and product engineering in Munich from October 13-15, 2009. 31 January 2009

Crospon receives CE Mark for EndoFLIP System
Irish medical device developer Crospon has announced that its EndoFLIP system has received CE Mark certification from the NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland), the Irish Notified Body, in accordance with the European Medical Device Directive. 31 January 2009

Philips launches new ultrasound system for women's health needs
Philips Electronics HD9 system combines advanced imaging technology, including 3D and 4D capabilities, in an easy-to-use and reliable system for obstetrics, gynaecology and breast imaging. 31 January 2009

First cancer centre in Germany to use Varian RapidArc treatment
Three prostate cancer patients have become the first people in Germany to be treated using Varian's new, faster form of radiotherapy that potentially enables doctors to improve outcomes while extending more advanced care to more patients. 31 January 2009

New website shows benefits of piezofilm technology in diagnostics
The benefits of using piezofilm detection technology at the Point of Care are described on a new website launched by Vivacta, a developer of the technology. 31 January 2009

St Jude's Libra deep brain stimulation systems for Parkinson’s disease gains EU approval
St Jude Medical has received the European CE Mark approval for its Libra and LibraXP deep brain stimulation (DBS) systems, the company's first products in the DBS market. 31 January 2009

European project to unravel C difficile genome
Scientists in Germany, France, Italy, Slovenia and the UK have joined the EU-funded HYPERDIFF project as part of an effort to control the spread of the highly virulent, multi-drug-resistant bacteria. 31 January 2009

Philips leads €15.9m project to develop image-guided drug-delivery technology
By delivering drugs directly to disease sites via the patient’s bloodstream that are then activated by focused ultrasound pulses, the SonoDrugs project aims to maximize the therapeutic efficiency and minimize the side effects of drug treatments for cancer and cardiovascular disease. 31 January 2009

Johnson Medtech’s non-magnetic motors power world’s first MRI-guided prostate cancer treatment device
Johnson Medtech has announced its participation in creating the world’s first MRI-compatible image-guided tumour treatment device with Profound Medical Inc.(PMI). This revolutionary tissue coagulation device is expected to treat prostate cancer in a fraction of the time and cost of existing methods. 28 January 2009

Iris BioTechnologies launches Health Passport for personalized and targeted medicine
BioWindows is a HIPAA compliant, web based, medical information storage system that allows participants to grant selective or full sharing capabilities of their confidential medical and lifestyle information to physicians or family members anywhere in the world. 28 January 2009

Welch Allyn introduces fibre-optic illuminators for medical applications
Welch Allyn Lighting Products has introduced the LB24 suite of Sōlarc metal halide fibre-optic illuminators for medical and industrial applications. They produce high-quality, daylight-appearing light for delivery via small-diameter fibre bundles. 28 January 2009

Haptic devices deliver more realistic, and safer medical training
SensAble Technologies, Inc highlighted novel touch-enabled applications for medical training and simulation using the company’s haptic devices and software at the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) conference in Long Beach California last week. 28 January 2009

e-Therapeutics enters drug discovery partnership with Cresset BioMolecular Discovery
e-Therapeutics plc (AIM: ETX) has entered into an agreement with UK-based Cresset BioMolecular Discovery Ltd, a specialist in molecular field technology. The initial focus of the collaboration will combine e-Therapeutics’ computational platform with Cresset’s advanced technology in chemical comparison. 27 January 2009

The malaria test cardMalaria diagnostic test on a card gives hope for developing countries
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a prototype malaria test printed on a disposable Mylar card the size of a credit card. The key to the test is not only miniaturised lab-on-a-chip technology, but also the use of sugar to keep the dried reagent viable for months without refrigeration. 26 January 2009

PerkinElmer launches new MicroBeta2 microplate counter platform
The platform enables improved radiometric and luminescent detection in drug discovery and basic life science research. 25 January 2009

Morphotek in evaluation agreement with University Hospital Heidelberg
The evaluation will advance the company's efforts in the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies in oncology. 25 January 2009

Michelson Diagnostics singled out as high-growth company
Uk-based Michelson Diagnostics has been singled out as a company with high growth potential by two leading investor organisations. 25 January 2009

New Venture Partners and Unilever Ventures invest in personalised weight management system
New Venture Partners LLC, the global venture capital firm dedicated to corporate technology spinouts, and Unilever Ventures, the early stage venture arm of Unilever, have jointly invested in MiLife, a company focused on providing technology solutions for personalised weight management. 25 January 2009

Elsevier launches SciTopics, expert-generated web resource for researchers
Elsevier has launched SciTopics, a free online expert-generated knowledge sharing service for the research community to quickly offer scientific, technical and medical knowledge on a variety of subjects. 25 January 2009

Nerves growing towards magnetic nanotubesNanotubes for treating neurodegenerative disorders
Magnetic nanotubes combined with nerve growth factor can enable specific cells to differentiate into neurons, according to electrical engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas. 25 January 2009

Nerve regenerating towards a devered nerveWorm gene gives hope for restoring injured nerves
University of Utah scientists have identified a worm gene that is essential for damaged nerve cells to regenerate, and have shown that they could speed nerve regeneration by over-activating the gene. This could be a step toward new treatments for nerves injured by trauma or disease. 25 January 2009

Micromotors small enough to swim in human arteries
Researchers at Monash University in Australia have developed a micro motor small enough to be injected into human arteries. It could be used for the safer treatment of stroke victims, hardened arteries or blockages in the bloodstream. 24 January 2009

UK healthcare technology companies urged to tap into growing Middle East markets
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) are urging UK healthcare technology businesses to capitalise on demand in the fast growing Middle East market. 23 January 2009

Tyrian Diagnostics and Becton, Dickinson and Company complete feasibility study for tuberculosis diagnostic
Tyrian Diagnostics Limited has completed Milestone 4 of a feasibility study in collaboration with Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) to determine the suitability of Tyrian’s proprietary tuberculosis (TB) protein markers for the development of rapid diagnostic tests to detect active TB disease. 22 January 2009

Covidien receives FDA clearance for SILS Port Multiple Instrument Access Port
Covidien's Surgical Devices business unit has received US FDA c;earance to market the its SILS Port Multiple Instrument Access Port for laparoscopic surgery through a single incision. 22 January 2009

Genetic analysis reveals diversity of America's first waves of humans
America’s earliest ice age people included diverse genetic groups traveling widely separated migratory paths during the same time period, according to an international team of scientists. 22 January 2009

ICON completes takeover of Beacon Bioscience
Dublin-based ICON plc has completed the acquisition of the remaining 30% shareholding of Beacon Bioscience Inc. 22 January 2009

WHO safe surgery checklist reduces deaths and complications
Hospitals in eight cities around the globe have successfully demonstrated that the use of a simple surgical checklist, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), during major operations can lower the incidence of surgery-related deaths and complications by one third. 21 January 2009

MicroPhage successfully completes beta trial for rapid MRSA test
MicroPhage has announced that its new bacterial identification test that rapidly identifies MRSA infections has concluded its first multicenter clinical trial. The company also reported the trial results have surpassed its early-stage performance expectations. 21 January 2009

Implantable defibrillators lower risk of death in older heart patients
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) can improve survival in patients with heart damage — even those in their 70s — according to research reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 21 January 2009

US Congress highlights need for nanotechnology safety
The US House Science and Technology Committee has introduced legislation that highlights the growing attention on Capitol Hill for the need to strengthen federal efforts to learn more about the potential environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks posed by engineered nanomaterials. 21 January 2009

Genetic snapshot of Icelandic population 1000 years ago published
deCODE genetics has presented the results of the largest study of ancient DNA from a single population ever undertaken. The study provides the most detailed look to date at how a contemporary population differs from that of its ancestors. 21 January 2009

UK must maintain leadership in stem cell technology
Excalibur, an international investment house specialising in medical sciences, says that the UK must 'maintain its momentum' to deliver pioneering stem cell treatments if it is to remain at the forefront of medical technology. 21 January 2009

Boston Scientific acquires Labcoat's stent technology
Boston Scientific Corporation has acquired Labcoat Limited, a privately held, development-stage drug-eluting stent technology company located in Galway, Ireland. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. 16 January 2009

Sigma-Aldrich acquires Seppro depletion technology from GenWay Biotech
Sigma-Aldrich has expanded its proteomics offerings with the acquisition of Seppro affinity depletion technology and a library of 700 avian-derived antibodies from GenWay Biotech, Inc. Seppro depletion products enable scientists to measure more precisely the expression of protein biomarkers from a range of mammalian and plant biological samples. 16 January 2009

ExonHit Therapeutics expands strategic collaboration with Allergan
ExonHit Therapeutics has announced a reinforcement of its existing drug discovery collaboration with Allergan Sales. The collaboration includes antibody discovery within the scope of the research activities and encompasses revised commercial terms. 16 January 2009

Michelson Diagnostics releases preliminary specification for handheld OCT probe
UK company Michelson Diagnostics has issued a preliminary specification for its clinical optical coherence tomography (OCT) probe and processing system, which is planned for launch in late spring. 16 January 2009

Milan Cancer Centre treats first patient in Italy with RapidArc radiotherapy
A pancreatic cancer patient has become the first person in Italy to be treated using a new, faster form of radiotherapy, the RapidArc system from Varian Medical Systems. 15 January 2009

Clarient launches gene expression test for prostate cancer
Clarient, Inc. has announced the commercial launch of its new gene expression test for prostate cancer. This new test will be available through Clarient’s virtual reporting tool and accessible to the company’s entire pathology network. 15 January 2009

Two common biomarkers improve prediction of stroke risk
Two common biomarkers associated with inflammation, lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) have been shown to improve the ability to predict who will suffer from a stroke. 15 January 2009

Genes that made 1918 flu lethal isolated
Researchers have identified a set of three genes that helped underpin the extraordinary virulence of the 1918 virus. The genes gave the virus the capacity to reproduce in lung tissue. 15 January 2009

Deep brain stimulation treatment improves movement skills in Parkinson's sufferers
Patients with advanced Parkinson disease (PD) who received deep brain stimulation treatment had more improvement in movement skills and quality of life after six months than patients who received other medical therapy. 15 January 2009

Interactive report maps out useful technology for the aging
The US Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has released an interactive version of its State of Technology in Aging Services Report that lays out the categories of technologies that exist and are under development to meet the needs of aging consumers and highlights what companies are doing to serve this growing market segment. 13 January 2009

High power pocket ultrasound device opens way for new therapeutic uses
A prototype of a therapeutic ultrasound device, developed by a Cornell University graduate student, fits in the palm of a hand, is battery-powered and packs enough power to stabilize a gunshot wound or deliver drugs to brain cancer patients. 13 January 2009

MRI is vital resource in treatment of back pain
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a growing technology providing an increasing number of clinical benefits when used in the evaluation of back pain, according to an article in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 13 January 2009

Call for nanoscale food-additives to undergo new testing for safety
Nanotechnology policy experts in the US are urging that food additives that contain nanoscale materials be subject to new safety testing to ensure that their use does not pose unintended risks. 13 January 2009

Alfred P Sloan Foundation funds studies on societal issues of synthetic biology
The Alfred P Sloan Foundation has launched a new initiative to study the societal issues associated with synthetic biology — a rapidly developing scientific field where researchers are constructing novel organisms from the building blocks of DNA. 13 January 2009

Medtronic launches integrated power console platform for spinal, cranial, and ENT surgery
The integrated power console (IPC) platform is Medtronic's first multispecialty surgical power console for use in spinal, cranial, and ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeries. It powers Medtronic’s Midas Rex Legend EHS, Legend EHS Stylus, Straightshot M4 Microdebrider, Visao, and Skeeter drills. 12 January 2009

PerkinElmer launches Operetta high content screening system
PerkinElmer, Inc., has launched its Operetta system, a benchtop instrument that provides high content screening (HCS) and high content analysis (HCA) capabilities to drug discovery and cellular science research laboratories. 12 January 2009

Abbott acquires Ibis Biosciences
Abbott has exercised its option to purchase the remaining equity ownership in Ibis Biosciences, Inc., an Isis subsidiary, for a closing purchase price of $175 million. 12 January 2009

Discovery of new link between inflammation and Alzheimer's disease opens way for new treatments
Researchers at the Roskamp Institute in the US have uncovered a new link between inflammation and Alzheimer's disease and have identified a potential target for developing novel therapeutics for intervention in this disease. 12 January 2009

World hunger crisis spiralling out of control
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has urged countries to step up and urgently allocate funds for the world's poor. Warehouses will run out of food by March —  for school children alone it needs to feed 59 million children. 9 January 2009

Hospitals pump $18bn into New Jersey economy
Hospitals in New Jersey hospitals are a key economic engine for the US state, providing more than 113,000 full-time jobs, $7 billion in employee salaries and more than $18 billion in total spending, according to the New Jersey Hospitals 2008 Economic Impact Report. 9 January 2009

Roche licenses Fujirebio's ovarian cancer test
Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. has granted Roche Diagnostics a worldwide license and supply agreement for its HE4 ovarian cancer test. Roche will develop an assay kit using the test on its automated immunoassay analyzers. 9 January 2009

UK NanoKTN supports EC's €1.8bn investment in ICT research
The UK Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) has announced its support for the €1.8bn that has been made available for research projects by the European Commission, through their Information Communications Technology (ICT) fund. 9 January 2009

EU agency issues position paper on security for Web 2.0
The European Network & Information Security Agency (ENISA) has issued a new report that explains the risk of Web 2.0 — photo sharing, wikis, social bookmarking and social networking — and 'malware 2.0', a new breed of web-borne infections. 9 January 2008

CMPMedica signs global contract with iSOFT for drug information decision support tools
CMPMedica's information solution will power iSOFT's suite of decision-support tools. These tools enable healthcare professionals to make better informed decisions at the point of care and thus improve patient outcomes. 9 January 2008

AorTech signs licensing agreement for medical device components
AorTech International plc has announced a technology license and material supply agreement with a leading manufacturer of a life-sustaining circulatory support system. 9 January 2009

GE releases non-invasive radiation-free lung imaging system
GE Healthcare in partnership with Deep Breeze Ltd have been granted US FDA clearance for the VRIxv, a non-invasive, radiation-free lung imaging system. The VRIxv uses acoustic sensors brought in contact with the patients’ back while lying in bed. Software converts signals into dynamic images of the lungs. 8 January 2009

ZOLL gains US clearance for R series code-ready defibrillator with WiFi option
ZOLL Medical Corporation has received US FDA clearance for its ZOLL R series code-ready clinical defibrillator with a WiFi option that allows wireless communication between the defibrillator and standard hospital networks to help ensure code-readiness and download patient data. 8 January 2009

Cambridge team discovers novel pathway involved in therapy-resistant cancers
Scientists at The Babraham Institute at Cambridge University have identified a novel target that may help to combat the growing problem of therapy-resistant cancers and pave the way for innovative therapeutic approaches. 8 January 2009

Immune-related diseases have a strong genetic overlap
A limited number of genes appear to be involved in the development of eleven immune-related diseases such as type 1 diabetes, coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. 8 January 2009

Cheap reliable diagnosis for tuberculosis urgently needed
TB kills 2 million a year in developing countries and the threat of TB outbreaks even in Europe and North America costs these countries hundreds of millions of Euros to control every year. Yet the immediate, solvable challenge in TB is simply to diagnose the disease quickly and simply with robust, fully-tested kits. 8 January 2008

Belfast and Dublin join in £1.5m cancer research project
New treatment options for cancers with low survival rates are to be developed as the result of a new £1.5 million project between Queen’s University Belfast and Trinity College Dublin. 8 January 2009

Pigs and dogs can bridge gap in research into drugs and regenerative medicine
Human and veterinary medicine could receive a big boost through the use of larger animals, especially pigs and dogs, in research, says the European Science Foundation. 8 January 2009

Autism and schizophrenia show common disorders in pregnancy
Dutch developmental psychologist Annemie Ploeger has demonstrated that both mental diseases have similar physical abnormalities that are formed during the first month of pregnancy. 8 January 2009

Covidien’s microwave ablation system for liver tumours gains FDA clearance
Covidien's Evident microwave ablation system is intended for use in the ablation of nonresectable liver tumours. It offers a procedural option for patients who are not candidates for surgical resection and have few remaining treatment options. 8 January 2009

Bruker Daltonics introduces five minute melamine food safety testing solution
Bruker Daltonics has released a robust, fast and highly sensitive high-capacity ion trap HCT solution for the detection and quantification of melamine and cyanuric acid (CA) by food safety laboratories. 8 January 2009

Invitrogen launches solutions to simplify DNA and RNA sequencing workflows
The solutions provide basic and clinical researchers with an innovative workflow that greatly reduces the time, cost, and experimental variability associated with next-generation sequencing library preparation. 8 January 2009

Neuromonics awarded $1m to study tinnitus treatment for soldiers
Neuromonics, Inc. has been awarded $1 million from the US Department of Defense to study the treatment of tinnitus among military service members. Tinnitus is one of the top medical complaints for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, primarily due to excessive noise exposure during combat. 7 January 2009

Cold-induced blood vessels could help obese burn more fat
Mice exposed to low temperatures develop more blood vessels in their adipose tissue and metabolise body fat more quickly. It could lead to ways to control blood vessel development in humans to combat obesity and diabetes. 7 January 2009

Amputees taught to experience prosthetic hand as their own
Scientists at the Karolinska Institutet and Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in inducing people with an amputated arm to experience a prosthetic rubber hand as belonging to their own body. 7 January 2009

Acculis microwave tissue ablation system launched worldwide
UK company Acculis Limited has announced the worldwide launch of its pioneering microwave tissue ablation (MTA) system for the coagulation of soft tissue in open surgery. 7 January 2009

Economic stress and healthcare costs causing ill health in US
A survey by AARP, the US membership organisation for the over 50s, has found that the economic recession is affecting people's health and that difficulties in paying for healthcare are adding to the problem. 6 January 2009

Kingston Hospital installs Siemens interventional imaging system
The radiology department at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust in southern England has installed a Siemens Artis zee MP interventional imaging system. The new equipment was selected primarily for peripheral angiography and angioplasty procedures. 6 January 2009

Agfa wins contract from Antwerp University Hospital for cardiovascular system
Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium, has awarded Agfa HealthCare a contract for its IMPAX Cardiovascular solution. The contract will provide enterprise-wide access to cardiology patient records to meet the high volume diagnostic needs. 6 January 2009

Leica Microsystems to become founding partner of European molecular biology training centre
Leica Microsystems and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have signed a partnership agreement whereby Leica Microsystems becomes a founding partner of the EMBL Advanced Training Centre. 6 January 2009

Visage Imaging receives US clearance for medical imaging software
Visage Imaging has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its latest thin-client product release, Visage CS 3.1, which has cardiac neuroradiology and oncology applications. 6 January 2009

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