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2009-10-13 14:49:00

NASA has signed a patent license agreement with a California company to improve the medical community's access to hyperbaric chambers used to treat many medical conditions and emergencies. OxyHeal Medical Systems Inc. of National City, Calif., will develop new products based on technologies NASA originally developed for space. Hyperbaric chambers create an environment in which the atmospheric pressure of oxygen is increased above normal levels. The high concentrations of oxygen can reduce the...

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2009-09-14 07:05:00

Space is not a fun place to get a stomach bug. To ensure drinking water is adequately disinfected, University of Utah chemists developed a two-minute water quality monitoring method that just started six months of tests aboard the International Space Station. "Now they bring water back on the space shuttle and analyze it on the ground. The problem is there is a big delay. You'd like to be able to maintain iodine or silver [disinfectant] levels in real time with an onboard monitor," says Marc...

2009-07-14 18:28:00

SAN DIEGO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion Corporation, the company that will become public from the planned spinoff of Cardinal Health's clinical and medical products businesses, today announced the pricing of its offering of $1.4 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes. The notes consist of the following tranches: $250 million aggregate principal amount of 4.125% senior notes due 2012 $450 million aggregate principal amount of 5.125% senior notes due 2014...

2009-07-10 07:56:00

SAN DIEGO, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion Corporation, the company that will become public from the planned spinoff of Cardinal Health's clinical and medical products businesses, today announced it will immediately resume customer implementations of its Alaris(R) PC units and PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia) modules following a shipping hold announced in March. The company is ready to resume shipments following 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a software...

2009-07-07 07:33:00

SAN DIEGO, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion Corporation, the company that will become public from the planned spinoff of Cardinal Health's clinical and medical products businesses, today filed a fourth amendment to its Form 10 Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where it announced the receipt of the private letter ruling from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and an adjusted distribution ratio for the planned spinoff. Cardinal Health has...

2009-07-01 08:00:00

Remains on track for planned spinoff later this summer SAN DIEGO, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion Corporation, the company that will become public following the planned spinoff of Cardinal Health's clinical and medical products businesses, today launched its new brand and marked the occasion by providing opportunities for its global employees to volunteer for non-profit organizations in their communities. "This is an exciting day for our company and employees because we believe...

2009-06-09 06:37:00

SAN DIEGO, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion Corporation, the company that will become public from the planned spinoff of Cardinal Health's clinical and medical products businesses, today filed a second amendment to its Form 10 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that includes information about its post-spin board of directors and outlines progress being made to fulfill its obligations under a consent decree for its Alaris(R) infusion products....

2009-05-13 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion Corporation, the company that will become public from the planned spinoff of Cardinal Health's clinical and medical products businesses, today announced that Edward J. Borkowski has been named chief financial officer (CFO). Borkowski, 49, has been CFO of Mylan, Inc. since 2002 where he helped transform the company from a U.S.-based generic business to one of the largest generic pharmaceutical companies in the world, operating in more...

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2009-05-07 08:24:23

A NASA technology that was developed for an aerospace high-speed research program is now part of an implantable device for heart failure patients. NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., created an advanced aerospace resin, named Langley Research Center's Soluble Imide, or LaRC-SI. It is highly flexible, resistant to chemicals, and withstands extreme hot and cold temperatures. The "super plastic" was determined to be biologically inert, making it suitable for medical use, including...

2009-04-22 10:12:00

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has launched an expanded version of an interactive online program that allows users to discover some of the many NASA technologies that positively impact everyday life. The interactive "NASA at Home" and "NASA City" sites are enhanced with many new features, including green-related information to coincide with Earth Day 2009. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA at Home and NASA City take users on an...