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    1. Opko Health’s New Acquisition (AMEX:OPK)

      Formerly known as Ophthalmic Technologies Inc. Opko Health has recently agreed to acquire Chilean pharmaceutical company named Pharma Genexx for around US$ 16 million in cash. One of the reasons why this Florida-based pharma giant is taking up Chilean pharmaceutical is to enter the emerging markets in the future. The Miami-based Opko Health is a specialty healthcare company that is currently involved in the discovery, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products, vaccines and diagnostic technologies. However, with this acquisition Opko Health is looking to expand into new areas like oncology and neurological disorders. Opko Health CEO and Chairman Philip Frost ...
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    2. Topcon receives FDA approval for imaging platform

      Topcon receives FDA approval for imaging platform
      PARAMUS, N.J. - Topcon Medical Systems announced it received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its new 3D OCT-2000 macula and optic nerve imaging system, the company announced in a press release. "The 3D OCT-2000 was designed to provide the benefits needed in a real-world clinical practice," Katrin Teigeler, Topcon vice president of marketing, said in the release. "It unites superb image quality and high performance with unique practical features to improve workflow while providing deep diagnostic insights." The 3D OCT-2000, a successor to the 3D OCT-1000 platform, can be integrated within a clinical or academic ...
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    3. Inside R&D Alert. Enterprise-Grade Solution for Unified Communications in Enterprises; Increasing Efficiency of Organic Photovoltaic Cells; Optical Coherence Tomography Can Enable Early Stage Cancer Detection

      This issue profiles An enterprise-grade solution for unified communications in enterprises, increasing efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells, and optical coherence tomography that can enable early stage cancer detection.
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    4. Results From Landmark PROSPECT Trial Demonstrate the Ability of Volcano's VH(R) IVUS Imaging to Identify Plaques Most Likely to Cause Heart Attacks

      SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC ), a leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of products for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral artery disease, announced today imaging results fr... Devices, Interventional CardiologyVolcano, vulnerable plaque, PROSPECT study, atherosclerosis, IVUS
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    5. Volcano Corporation Praises FAME Study Results

      FAME two-year results show FFR-Guided PCI reduces death and heart attacks by 34% and may reduce heart procedure costs by billions. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of products for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral artery disease, said today that the two-year results of the Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) vs. Angiography for Multivessel Evaluation (FAME) study confirm the importance of FFR in improving patient outcomes and reducing hospital costs. The findings were released today during the 2009 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in San Francisco. The ...
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    6. Senators Say Cardiologist May Not Have Reported All Medical Device Payments

      Senators Say Cardiologist May Not Have Reported All Medical Device ...Newsinferno.com... not have reported all payments he received from companies like Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic and the Volcano Corporation to Columbia. ...and more »
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    7. Heidelberg adds two new OCT models to Spectralis line

      VISTA, Calif. — Two new spectral domain optical coherence tomography models with laser autofluorescence technology have been added to Heidelberg Engineering's Spectralis ophthalmic imaging device family, a press release from the company announced. The new devices increase the offering of the BluePeak laser autofluorescence technology to five of the Spectralis models, including the "company's more economical spectral domain OCT devices," the release said. According to Karl Csaky, MD, PhD, BluePeak laser autofluorescence measures the metabolic activity of the retinal pigment epithelium, a component of retinal function. "Recent results from the Geographic Atrophy Progression study clearly demonstrate the need to ...
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    8. Doctor Is Pressed Again on Ties to Device Makers

      Doctor Is Pressed Again on Ties to Device Makers
      Two leading senators have charged that a well-known heart doctor affiliated with Columbia University may have failed to tell the university about millions of dollars in payments and other income he received from medical device makers.... not reported all the payments he had received from companies that included Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic and the Volcano Corporation....
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    9. LightLab(R) Imaging Showcases Advanced OCT System Technology at TCT 2009

      LightLab to Host Symposium at TCT Featuring World's Highest Resolution OCT System for Intracoronary Imaging WESTFORD, Mass., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- LightLab Imaging Inc., the pioneer and leader in the development of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for intravascular and other applications, announced today that it will showcase its advanced FD-OCT(TM) technology, the C7-XR(TM) imaging system, at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in San Francisco, CA starting Monday, September 21 through Friday, September 25, 2009. During TCT, LightLab will host a breakfast symposium at which leading interventional cardiologists will present the emerging "gold standard" for Frequency Domain OCT ...
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    10. Optics made to measure: Joint spin-off of LMU Munich and MPG established

      If you are in the business of developing high-speed electronic components, it pays not to lose sight of the electrons. To keep track of them you will need to use dedicated optical elements, such as those now on offer from UltraFast Innovations GmbH. The new company, which has just been founded by researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich and the Max Planck Society (MPG), manufactures specialized mirrors and other optical elements for use with pulsed laser light and x-rays. These components allow to generate and manipulate ultrashort light pulses. Pulses of extremely short duration, in turn, make it possible to ...
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    11. Michelson Diagnostics Awarded CE-Mark for Clinical Use of Its VivoSight OCT Scanner in Europe and for Non-Clinical Applications Worldwide

      Michelson's Proprietary Multi-Beam OCT Scanner Provides Detailed Images of Sub-Surface Skin Microstructure At Resolutions Currently Out of Reach of Ultrasound and MRI. Michelson Diagnostics has announced the award of a CE-mark for its new VivoSight Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanner, confirming its compliance with the European Medical Device Directive. The CE-Mark approval enables clinical use of the product in Europe and non-clinical use of the product worldwide. In addition, the company has been awarded IS0-13485 status, which enables Michelson to manufacture and sell medical products in Europe. Martin Johns, Operations Director and Quality Representative for Michelson Diagnostics Ltd., said ...
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    12. Two new imaging device models are available from Heidelberg Engineering

      Heidelberg Engineering has two new models in its family of multimodality ophthalmic imaging devices (Spectralis). The latest models add laser autofluorescence technology (BluePeak) to the company’s spectral-domain optical coherence tomography devices. The technology measures the metabolic activity of the retinal pigment epithelium, which would allow for the tracking of the progression of geographic atrophy in patients with dry age-related macular degeneration, according to a prepared statement. “The [proprietary] imaging platform was designed to be modular,” said Carole McCallum, marketing manager for Heidelberg Engineering. “These new models demonstrate our ability to incorporate new imaging technology into our existing platform and ...
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    13. Thomas Weisel Partners Hosts Annual Healthcare Conference

      Thomas Weisel Partners (NASDAQ: TWPG), a global growth-focused investment bank, will host its Annual Healthcare Conference, September 9-11 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. Institutional investors and company management will gather for this three-day conference, which will focus on opportunities and challenges in the healthcare industry for the remainder of 2009 and beyond. The conference will showcase presentations from 200 established and emerging public and private companies, including those engaged in biotechnology, diagnostics, healthcare information technology, healthcare services, pharmaceutical services, life science tools, medical devices and specialty pharmaceuticals. "We remain committed to focused coverage of Healthcare, one of the ...
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    14. Volcano Corp. Announces Events at TCT Meeting

      Volcano Corp. Announces Events at TCT Meeting
      September 10, 2009 -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leader in the fields of Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Functional Measurement (FM) today announced a wide variety of events taking place at this year's Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting in San Francisco. A spectrum of activities will demonstrate how these technologies can improve the results obtained from angioplasty and stenting, and includes late-breaking clinical trials, symposia with panels of experts, live case demonstrations and an investor event. The main events are listed below. In addition, live case demonstrations utilizing IVUS and FM technology will be ongoing throughout the conference.
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    15. Thomas Weisel Partners Hosts Annual Healthcare Conference

      BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2009) - Thomas Weisel Partners (NASDAQ: TWPG), a global growth-focused investment bank, will host its Annual Healthcare Conference, September 9-11 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. Institutional investors and company management will gather for this three-day conference, which will focus on opportunities and challenges in the healthcare industry for the remainder of 2009 and beyond. The conference will showcase presentations from 200 established and emerging public and private companies, including those engaged in biotechnology, diagnostics, healthcare information technology, healthcare services, pharmaceutical services, life science tools, medical devices and specialty pharmaceuticals.
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    16. CED’s September STREAK Seminar To Feature Research Triangle Park-Based Bioptigen

      RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Joan Siefert Rose, president of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) (www.cednc.org), a private, nonprofit organization that promotes entrepreneurial efforts in the Triangle region of North Carolina, has announced the next installment of its popular STREAK program, to be held Thursday, Sept. 10. STREAK is designed to assist early-stage, high-growth life sciences and technology companies in preparing for and reaching fundraising goals through the critique of pitch presentations by a seasoned panel of investors, entrepreneurs and marketing experts. Presenting will be Dr. Eric L. Buckland, director, president and CEO of Bioptigen (www.bcentral ...
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    17. The Macula Center Adds State-Of-The-Art Technologies To Its Diagnostic, Treatment Arsenals

      The Macula Center, a state-of-the-art vitreo-retinal practice dedicated to delivering high-quality care to patients in the greater Tampa Bay region, has expanded its diagnostic and treatment arsenal to include two revolutionary technologies: the Zeiss Cirrus™ High-Definition Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanner and the PASCAL® Photocoagulator. The Macula Center, a state-of-the-art vitreo-retinal practice dedicated to delivering high-quality care to patients in the greater Tampa Bay region, has expanded its diagnostic and treatment arsenal to include two revolutionary technologies: the Zeiss Cirrus™ High-Definition Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanner and the PASCAL® Photocoagulator. “At The Macula Center, we strive on a daily basis ...
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    18. Volcano Corporation Presentation at Weisel Conference to be Webcast

      SAN DIEGO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of products for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral artery disease, said today that it will be participating in the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2009 on Wednesday, September 9. The presentation by John Dahldorf, chief financial officer, will begin at 8 a.m., East
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    19. 30% y-o-y increase in Optopol’s sales in July

      In July Optopol Technology, a listed producer of diagnostic equipment in the field of ophthalmology, reported a 30% year-on-year increase in its monthly sales, to PLN 4.6m (€1.1m), according to a monthly sales update published earlier this week. The company has, therefore, returned to its previous pattern of growth, after a 27% year-on-year reduction in sales in June. Cumulative sales revenues, from the beginning of 2009, reached PLN 46.7m (€11.4m) at the end of July, representing a 21% increase in comparison with the first seven months of 2008
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    20. Volcano Corporation and Siemens Healthcare Announce Global Resale Agreement for Volcano IVUS/FFR Systems

      SAN DIEGO and ERLANGEN, GERMANY, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of products for the diagnosis of coronary and peripheral artery disease, announced today that it has entered into a non-exclusive, global resale agreement with Siemens Healthcare, a sector of Siemens AG (NYSE: SI). Under this agreement, Siemens will resell Volcano-branded s5i IVUS/FFR systems and accessories alongside Siemens' Artis family of X-ray systems. The Volcano s5i intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) system is compatible with Artis X-ray offerings. Volcano's s5i is a component-based system that is ...
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    21. On The Upswing: Optical Coherence Tomography

      On The Upswing: Optical Coherence Tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a rapidly emerging, non-invasive, imaging modality enabling in vivo cross-sectional tomographic visualization of internal microstructure in biological systems at resolution levels of a few micrometers. Novel techniques and developments have recently revolutionized its imaging performance and clinical feasibility, turning OCT into a kind of optical analogue to computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, not enabling full body imaging, but non-invasive optical biopsy. The global market for OCT systems is currently around $ 200 million and growing at an annual rate of 34%. A special topical issue of the Journal of Biophotonics will provide an overview of ...
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