Royal Society of Chemistry Identifies Quick-Med's NIMBUS as a Next-Generation Biomaterial  
Gainesville, FL - Chemistry World, a publication of Great Britain's distinguished Royal Society of Chemistry, has cited Quick-Med's novel NIMBUS® antimicrobial materials technology as "next generation" in advanced wound care. The article, which appears in the March 2009 edition of this prestigious publication, is entitled "Molecular Healing" and profiles how biomaterials engineers are leveraging the chemistry behind the healing process to create a new generation of "smarter wound treatments." The Chemistry World article features NIMBUS, which coincidentally received clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the article was going to press, as the first bound antimicrobial material available in a wound dressing.
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Lawson Software Offers New Application to Help Automate Hospital Supply Replenishment and Capture Patient Charges   AeroScout Announces World's First Wi-Fi Asset Tracking Solution with Embedded Ultrasound Capabilities
ST. PAUL, Minn., (BUSINESS WIRE) - Lawson Software announced the general availability of Lawson S3 Point of Use, a software application that helps keep healthcare supplies in stock while providing tools to more accurately capture patient charges. The new application records when employees pull items from supply shelves and then synchronizes with Lawson Procurement to reorder supplies before they are out of stock. By automating the supply replenishment process, Lawson S3 Point of Use can help save time and reduce manual and redundant work for hospital staff. In addition, the application more accurately captures usage of patient chargeable supplies - syncing with patient billing systems, which can help increase patient billing revenue by reporting charges that previously may have gone unrecorded.   REDWOOD CITY, Calif, - AeroScout, Inc., the leading provider of Unified Asset Visibility for the healthcare industry, announced the first Wi-Fi-based visibility solution with built-in ultrasound capabilities for tracking assets, patients and staff in healthcare environments. With this new combination of Wi-Fi and ultrasound, AeroScout continues to extend the most comprehensive and cost efficient asset visibility solution for enterprise-wide indoor and outdoor asset tracking, room-level separation, bay-level resolution, chokepoint detection and condition monitoring. AeroScout offers the only solution that enables flexible deployments with combinations of technologies, such as Wi-Fi and ultrasound, suitable for a variety of applications throughout hospitals and healthcare organizations.
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WACKER's New Process-Development Unit Focuses on ESETEC and Supplies First Customers with Double-Digit Gram Quantities of Biologics for Preclinical Development   Veridiam Medical Introduces Advanced Spin Welding Capabilities for Specialized Joining of Plastics to Metals
Munich/Jena - As part of its ongoing investment in biotech, WACKER recently opened a new process-development building for the production of pharmaceutical proteins, or biologics, in Jena (Germany). The new unit has already started shipping to customers. WACKER is thereby optimizing the entire process-development chain, from gene to purified protein. The new unit can now ship double-digit gram quantities of highly pure proteins for pre-clinical development, prior to scale-up in the GMP plant. The infrastructure of the new building has been specifically designed to cater for the sophisticated process and analytics development necessitated by modern biologics based on microbial systems.   San Diego CA - VERIDIAM MEDICAL, a leading provider of assemblies, machined parts and metal tubular components specifically engineered to meet the demanding requirements of medical device manufacturers, introduces new Spin Welding capabilities to its array of specialized manufacturing operations. The new Spin Welder allows plastic components to be quickly, cleanly, and permanently attached to metal assemblies. The addition of this machine allows Veridiam Medical to manage complex projects that require both metal manufacturing and plastic attachment, saving both time and money for their customers.
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Wright Medical Group, Inc. Announces the Launch of PROPHECY Pre-Operative Navigation   Qosina Swabbable Vial Adapters
ARLINGTON, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE) - Wright Medical Group, Inc., a global orthopaedic medical device company, announced today the full launch of its new PROPHECY™ Pre-Operative Navigation Guides for knee arthroplasty, recently previewed by the Company at the annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting. The PROPHECY™ program will enable surgeons to utilize basic CT or MRI scan technology to plan precise implant placement and alignment, before they enter the O.R. Therefore, surgeons will envision the results of surgery before it actually occurs. In contrast to utilizing traditional instruments to align the knee during surgery, the PROPHECY™ program utilizes computer imaging to develop patient-specific guides that follow the unique curvature of the patient's bone anatomy.   Edgewood, NY - Qosina presents swabbable needleless vial adapters for convenient, safe transfer and mixing of vial contents to syringes, bags, and other vials. Our polycarbonate vial adapters have 20 mm or 13 mm openings. Another 20 mm adapter has a polyacrylate 15 micron filter which removes particulates within the transfer medium, and a female luer lock. Our blue polycarbonate male luer lock 13 mm adapter mates with Part #12579 for fluid transfer within vials with different dimensions. Qosina stocks a large assortment of vial adapters suitable for fluid transfer applications.
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Evonik Cyro Introduces ACRYLITE MD Acrylic Polymers That Deliver Excellent Ultra-Violet Transmittance and Optical Clarity   Data Presented at AAAAI Reinforce Baxter's Commitment to Making GAMMAGARD LIQUID Therapy More Convenient
Parsippany, NJ - Evonik Cyro LLC, an Evonik Degussa Corporation group company, introduces ACRYLITE MD acrylic polymers that deliver exceptional ultra-violet transmittance (UVT) and optical clarity, while also providing maximum flow characteristics and high dimensional stability. Meeting the stringent performance and regulatory compliance requirements of medical designs, ACRYLITE MD polymers are well suited for diagnostic applications, including cuvettes, test packs and rotors, and crystallography trays.   DEERFIELD, Ill., - Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) announced data supporting further progress in efforts to make antibody therapy more convenient for patients with primary immunodeficiency (PID), including ways to give patients more options of where, how often and when they receive treatment. The data were presented in three posters at the 2009 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., in March. Current intravenous (IV) administration of immune globulins requires a healthcare professional to monitor infusions, taking up three to four hours, and current subcutaneous administration may require multiple injections and higher doses of immune globulins than IV.
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NuSil Technology Launches Specialized Drug Delivery Silicone Product Line   Quality Associates Digitizes Records at Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
Carpinteria, CA - NuSil Technology, a cutting-edge manufacturer of silicone materials for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, has launched a comprehensive Drug Delivery Silicone (DDS) line of materials and services intended specifically for drug delivery and combination medical device products. For decades, NuSil Technology's extensive line of silicone fluids, elastomers and gels have been materials of choice for drug delivery and medical devices - including matrix and reservoir-type delivery devices for transdermal, transmucousal, and long- and short-term implanted medical devices.   Fulton, Md. - Quality Associates, Inc., an established provider of services and solutions for document management, imaging, and archiving, recently created a digital document archive for the Baltimore-based Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, the office that helps raise charitable gifts in support of Hopkins' mission. The cost of the project was not disclosed. Building the digital archive required scanning and indexing of more than 582,750 pages within approximately 11,000 donor and alumni background files. Previously, these files were only available in printed form and occupied 37 five-drawer file cabinets. The new archive contains high-resolution images of the original paperwork, and authorized staff can now easily search for specific files using a straightforward keyword search.
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Nearly 80 Hospitals, Healthcare Systems Part of Premier Healthcare Alliance ASCEND Program to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency   New Level of Patient Safety Achieved Through Integration of RFID and Recall Management Service for Hospitals
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BUSINESS WIRE) - Seventy-seven hospitals and health systems nationwide representing more than $2 billion in supply chain purchasing volume have to date joined the Premier healthcare alliance ASCEND™ program. ASCEND (Accelerated Supply Chain Endeavor) is designed to help participants achieve and sustain rapid improvements in supply chain performance. It also will assist Premier alliance member hospitals in ongoing efforts to control and reduce costs through simplified purchasing processes, appropriate clinical utilization and specially negotiated contract benefits.   Littleton, MA AND Falls Church, VA - WaveMark, a leading provider of realtime inventory management solutions for high value medical products, and Noblis, provider of the RASMAS recall management solution, announce an agreement to offer supply-chain and patient safety service interoperability that provides the most immediate, automated, and documented recall capability for medical devices on the market today. The integrated solution of RFID enabled supply chain and recall management enables healthcare providers to reach a new standard in patient safety.
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Beswick Engineering's Ultra-miniature Single-stage Diaphragm Pressure Regulators   LaserBand and Herbert Healthcare Partnership Targets Wristband Deadline in UK Hospitals
Beswick Engineering announced the release of an ultra-miniature single-stage diaphragm pressure regulator designed to provide greater flow than the Beswick "PRD" series regulators. The high flow regulator is offered in a 10-32 ported version "PRDHF" and a manifold mount version "PRDHF8". The "PRDHF" high flow regulator sets an industry standard for miniaturization and is also exceptionally lightweight. It is an excellent choice for gas and pneumatic pressure regulation applications and is particularly useful when space and weight are critical. The "PRDHF" weighs approximately 35 grams in brass & stainless steel and about 18.2 grams in aluminum. This non-relieving high flow regulator controls output pressures from 0 to 30 psig and is especially suited to low pressure regulation such as 1/2 psig. Maximum inlet supply pressure is 500 psig. Both the inlet and outlet ports are tapped 10-32 UNF.   HAVERHILL, Suffolk (BUSINESS WIRE) - A new partnership between Herbert Healthcare and LaserBand LLC is helping NHS Trusts across the United Kingdom to exceed a patient safety directive issued by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA). All NHS organisations in England and Wales must follow NPSA's design requirements for patient identification wristbands from 18th July 2009. By working together Herbert Healthcare and LaserBand offer NHS Trusts a one-stop solution to print accurate patient information in a compliant format on the only self-laminating wristband on the market. A roll of LaserBand wristbands simply drops into the thermal printer supplied by Herbert Healthcare and, after system set-up, is ready to print patient information direct from the hospital's computer-based administration system.
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STRYKER: Offering Surgeons the Power to Make a Difference with Their Patients  
Stryker is a broadly based, global leader in medical technology that consistently delivers exceptional results. They are one of the largest players in the $28.6 billion worldwide orthopaedic market and their products improve medical professionals' and patients' lives in over 120 countries. They are a company that sets high standards. Their growth has come from offering an unparalleled variety of innovative, high-quality products and services resulting from the dedication of our employees. Through better products, simplified surgical techniques and improved hospital efficiencies, they are reducing health-care costs in systems throughout the world and helping patients regain their active lives.
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