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CE Mark and European Launch of the Semicompliant Coronary Balloon Catheter

February 22, 2015 8:30 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic plc announced the launch of the Euphora Semicompliant Balloon Dilatation Catheter in countries that recognize the CE (Conformité Européene) mark. The first patient case with the Euphora Semicompliant Balloon Catheter was recently...

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European Market Could Facilitate Prosthetic Heart Valve Advancements

February 21, 2015 12:00 pm | by GlobalData | News | Comments

In light of a recent American Heart Association report stating that US mitral valve regurgitation prevalence was 1.7% in 2014, a significant opportunity exists for prosthetic heart valve manufacturers to develop an effective transcatheter...

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Mayo Clinic App Update Now Available On Android Platforms

February 21, 2015 10:30 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

Mayo Clinic announced today the update of the Mayo Clinic app is now available on Android platforms. With enhanced navigation and functionality, the newest version of the app provides patients with an improved user experience managing and...

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Medtronic Receives Expanded Indications of the VERTEX Reconstruction System

February 21, 2015 9:30 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic plc announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for expanded indications of the VERTEX Reconstruction System. The new clearance for the VERTEX family of products allows for lateral mass...

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Making Things Smaller Is Wonderful for the Patient

February 21, 2015 8:30 am | by Kate Pereira, Senior Project Manager, Ximedica | Ximedica | Blogs | Comments

Much of the focus of implants to date has been in vascular and circulatory. I think more time will start to be placed in the other systems – neural, musculature, and lymphatic. It all comes back to the driver of making the patient feel as...

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Clamshell BGA Socket with Heat Sink Lid

February 20, 2015 5:04 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new BGA socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 75GHz, very low inductance and wide temperature applications. The GT-BGA-2019 socket is designed for 25x25 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 75GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss...

Stem Cell 'Tool' Grants Given to Five Researchers

February 20, 2015 3:35 pm | by Stanford Medicine | News | Comments

The awards are the third in the agency’s “tools and technology” grants, which encourage researchers to develop new methods and techniques to overcome stumbling blocks in the field. Five Stanford researchers were awarded grants of between...

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5 Challenges for Doctors Using Fitness Trackers and Apps

February 20, 2015 2:26 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiously. The technology has a lot of potential, but there are key challenges to work out: What if a...

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Monitoring Fitness...in the Bedroom

February 20, 2015 2:02 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Spanish smartphone maker Geeksphone is introducing a functionality that will really get your heart racing into its soon-to-be released wearable fitness tracker, GeeksMe. It’s basically a traditional fitness monitor, including a step counter...

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Cortical Modem Implant Promises Cyborg Vision

February 20, 2015 1:52 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, WDD, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

DARPA is taking wearable technology to the next level with its recent cortical modem concept. This tiny implant plugs into users’ DNA and visual cortex to help cure vision loss by exhibiting a heads-up display in front of their eyes. What makes...

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Developing MedTech Down Under

February 20, 2015 1:44 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

An Australian business accelerator is seeking medical innovators to work with professional mentors in a nine-month incubation program. Innovyz, based in Adelaide, is going through some changes of its own: previous programs were three months...

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Vortex Flowmeter

February 20, 2015 12:06 pm | by Krohne, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KROHNE, Inc. announces the availability of the new OPTISWIRL 4200 vortex flowmeter, ideal for advanced energy management systems. Used to measure both conducting and non-conducting liquids, gases and steam, the new OPTISWIRL 4200 vortex flowmeter can be used for internal monitoring of energy flows for saturated and superheated steam or hot water, and heat metering applications. It...

NIR Spectrometer System

February 20, 2015 12:03 pm | by Krohne, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KROHNE, Inc. announces its new SpectroBAY process near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer system for efficient process control in the chemical industry. Improving chemical plant reliability and profitability through automated control, the SpectroBAY system is ideal for a range of applications, including fluids, gases, and suspensions in conjunction with optical sensors. Chemical plants...

Sanitary Flanges with Barbs

February 20, 2015 10:10 am | by Qosina | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina is pleased to announce the addition of seven new sanitary flanges with barbs, in stock and ready for immediate delivery. Available in two sizes, 0.5 inch/0.75 mini (#51617 - #51619) and 1 inch/1.5 inch standard (#51620 - #51623). Sanitary flanges have an oversized hose barb design that facilitates a strong adhesion to a biopharmaceutical tubing line...

FDA Eases Access to 23andMe's DNA Screening for Inherited Diseases

February 20, 2015 9:58 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health officials are easing access to DNA tests used to screen parents for devastating genetic disorders that can be passed on to their children. The surprise announcement offers a path forward for Google-backed genetic testing...

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