Night Read (Ohio): US Endoscopy releases colonoscopy product

US Endoscopy, the endoscopy device design and manufacturing company in Mentor, has released the Entrada colonic overtube, which offers more control during colonoscopy in patients with tortuous sigmoid looping.

News and notes from the day in MedCity, Ohio:

US Endoscopy, the endoscopy device design and manufacturing company in Mentor, has released the Entrada colonic overtube, which offers more control during colonoscopy in patients with tortuous sigmoid looping, according to the company’s release (pdf).

The Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 96-0 for House Bill 198 authorizing a medical homes pilot program meant to revolutionize how primary health care is delivered in the state, the Dayton Daily News reported.

Ohio State UniversityPresident E. Gordon Gee and Battelle President and CEO Jeffrey Wadsworth testify this morning in support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education reform before the House Committee on Science and Technology, according to an OSU release.

The University of Cincinnati has again been recognized and awarded as a state leader in science, technology, engineering and math education as one of four institutions selected for the state’s new Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program, according to a university release.

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found that it is cost-effective to do CT scan screening of non-smoking women, ages 25-54, who come to the emergency room for the first time with a collapsed lung in order to diagnose and treat those with lymphangioleiomyomatosis, according to a university release.

Twice a week, volunteers from Haven of Rest Ministries pick up unused food from Summa Health System locations in Akron, the Beacon Journal reported.

Carotid stents shine as stroke-busters, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

Lake Health System was one of 22 Ohio businesses awarded with the Bronze Healthy Ohioans-Healthy Worksite Award by Healthy Ohio, according to a hospital release. The award recognizes Ohio employers that demonstrate a commitment to employee health through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs.

SLACK Inc. recently published the fourth edition of Psychopathology and Function, a textbook by Bette Bonder, dean and professor at the Cleveland State University College of Science, according to the publisher.

AtriCure Inc., the West Chester medical device company that makes cardiac surgical ablation systems, will participate in the Roth Capital Partners 22nd Annual OC Growth Stock Conferenceat the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, Calif., on Monday, March 15, according to a company release.

Don Brown, chief executive of Cleveland stem cell research and development company Arteriocyte, talked to the Ohio Business Development Coalition about what the Ohio Third Frontier project means to him and about his experience working in the biotechnology industry in Ohio.

Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement, according to a university release.

“Facing Our Mental Health Crisis: A Community Conversation” will take center stage at the Mount Union Theatre March 17 at Mount Union College, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, according to the Canton Repository.

Here’s a belated link to an IndustryWeek story on how Astro Manufacturing & Designin Eastlake has retooled for the biomedical industry.

Another belated link to a Site Selection magazine story (pdf) on Cleveland’s biomedical hub.