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Radiation Belt a New Line of Defense in Nuclear Emergency

April 7, 2014 11:05 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Three Nobel prize winners are throwing their weight behind an anti-radiation belt developed by an Israeli company that protects first-responders from exposure to radiation after nuclear accidents. The "StemRad 360 Gamma" belt is designed to be...

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New Method for Prostate Cancer Detection can Save Millions of Men Painful Examination

April 7, 2014 10:58 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

Each year prostate tissue samples are taken from over a million men around the world – in most cases using 12 large biopsy needles – to check whether they have prostate cancer. This medical procedure, which was recently described by an American urology...

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Innovative Luneray Catheters and Organ-Preserving Approach Result in Radically Less Invasive Bladder Cancer Treatment

April 7, 2014 10:43 am | by Elekta | News | Comments

Physicians at Arnhem Radiotherapy Institute (ARTI) and Rijnstate Hospital have dramatically transformed brachytherapy to treat bladder cancer. By employing new sophisticated Luneray™ brachytherapy catheters by Nucletron, an Elekta company...

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Personal Touch Signature Makes Mobile Devices More Secure

April 7, 2014 10:38 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Passwords, gestures and fingerprint scans are all helpful ways to keep a thief from unlocking and using a cell phone or tablet. Cybersecurity researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have gone a step further. They’ve developed...

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'IN.PACT Admiral' Drug-Coated Balloon from Medtronic Outperforms Standard Angioplasty

April 7, 2014 10:34 am | by Medtronic Inc. | News | Comments

Patients with peripheral artery disease in the upper leg experienced significantly better outcomes at 12 months after treatment with the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon from Medtronic, Inc. than with standard balloon angioplasty, according to a landmark...

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Installation of World's First High-Field MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System

April 7, 2014 10:27 am | by Elekta | News | Comments

Elekta, Royal Philips and University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht (the Netherlands) announced today that the initial components of the world's first high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system are being installed...

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New Standard for Precision and Accuracy in Blood Glucose Measurement Technologies

April 7, 2014 10:01 am | by TecMed Inc. | News | Comments

TecMed, Inc. has announced that its optical measurement IP has set a new standard in blood glucose measurement technologies. TecMed’s IP is reported to have the greatest precision in the measurement of blood glucose, and other chiral molecules...

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Auxogyn Announces Exclusive License Agreement for Eeva Test

April 7, 2014 9:56 am | by Auxogyn | News | Comments

Auxogyn, Inc., a company dedicated to advancing women’s reproductive health, today announced an exclusive license agreement with Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany which operates as EMD Serono...

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Voltage Controlled Oscillator

April 7, 2014 9:41 am | by MDT Staff | Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-2950-2950 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 2950 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V This VCO features a typical phase noise of -115 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset...

Coordinate Measuring Machines

April 7, 2014 9:32 am | by MDT Staff | Mitutoyo America Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Mitutoyo America Corporation is pleased to announce sales and support of the Renishaw PH20 probe system with the Crysta-Apex S500/700/900 series Coordinate Measuring Machines by Mitutoyo. The Crysta-Apex CMM line offers durability...

Laser Cutting Services

April 7, 2014 9:26 am | by MDT Staff | Fabrico, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Fabrico Medical, the premier provider of converted materials and advanced assembly for the design-to-manufacture of medical devices and disposables, offers laser cutting for precision medical applications.

Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator

April 7, 2014 9:18 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Raltron has just released its very small size OCXO Series OX1000, which provides ideal miniature dimensions of 9mm x 14mm and excellent temperature stability making it suitable for many applications...

Medicare Reimbursement for IVDs Gets an Upgrade

April 7, 2014 9:12 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last Tuesday, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (H.R. 4302) that averted cuts to Medicare physician payments. (The Senate approved the bill the day before by a 64-35 vote, and the House of...   

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Calgary Scientific Receives FDA Clearance for Mobile Diagnosis on all Modalities

April 7, 2014 8:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Calgary Scientific Inc., a company known for creating transformative technology for the medical industry and beyond, announced today their latest Class II clearance from the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The leading...

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5 Takeaways from Conversations with Leading Providers at HIMSS

April 4, 2014 12:36 pm | by Lindsay Sanchez, Citrix | Blogs | Comments

The HIMSS conference attracted 38,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors this year; an indication of the role HIT is predicted to play in healthcare transformation. However, the breadth of technologies displayed made you wonder how providers...

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