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> A study of orthopedic specialists earning $1 million or more from medical device companies found that doctors often fail to disclose lucrative company ties in medical journal articles, researchers reported Monday. Report

> American Medical Systems Holdings said a U.S. appeals court reversed a summary judgment, which found that Biolitec did not infringe the U.S. urological medical devices supplier's patent. Decision | Story

> Dell wants to put its new tablet into the lab coats of doctors, as it aims to broaden the appeal of the device beyond consumers and tie it more closely to the company's software. Article

> Ahmedabad-based Intas Pharmaceutical has entered into a marketing tie-up with California based Insightra Medical to market medical devices in India and Nepal. Story

> BeamOne of San Diego will open its new Pittsburgh medical device ebeam sterilization center this October with 30 new hires and more jobs in the future. Report

> The world's helium supply is in danger of floating away. Used in medical devices, manufacturing and party balloons, this lightweight gas could be scarce in a matter of decades, scientists say. News

> Misonix has entered into a new, three-year, exclusive distribution agreement with Dismeval, based in Valencia, Spain. Dismeval will sell and distribute the SonaStar Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator and the BoneScalpel Ultrasonic Bone Cutter throughout Spain, Morocco and Andorra. The agreement includes annual minimum purchase requirements. Misonix release

> Health experts from more than 100 countries gathered in Bangkok today under the auspices of the United Nations World Health Organization to discuss ways to make life-saving medical equipment more accessible to people in developing countries. Story

> Football players at the University of Oklahoma were equipped with the latest in medical technology for their game against Florida State. Sooner players have been wearing small discs containing their health information in practice, but the Florida State game is the first time that technology will be tested in a game. Invisible Bracelet, a subsidiary of Tulsa-based Docvia, and the university's athletic department worked together to develop ICEDOT. News

And Finally...  Attention, Kmart shoppers: Aneurysm screenings in aisle 10! That's probably not what you'd expect to find in the original home of the Blue Light Special. But the chain's pharmacies will be offering these free ultrasound screenings to customers and the public. Appointments are necessary. And to participate, people need to be at high risk for having an abdominal aortic aneurysm, or AAA. Article