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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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It’s Better Being Bionic

April 4, 2014 12:29 pm | by Craig Lazenby, Press Officer, RSLSteeper | Blogs | Comments

A ‘bionic man’ who was suicidal after losing his lower right arm in an industrial accident has declared that he would never go back to his ‘able bodied’ days. Nigel Ackland was one of the first people ever to be fitted with a Terminator-style...

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Light-Guiding Gels Provide New Avenues for Drug Detection and Delivery

April 4, 2014 12:19 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

In medicine, light therapy is currently used to treat seasonal affective disorder, psoriasis, and other medical conditions, while highly targeted lasers may be used for specific skin disorders, eye diseases, or cancers. Advances in imaging...

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Brain Tumor Treated Using Sound Waves

April 4, 2014 12:09 pm | by Focused Ultrasound Foundation | News | Comments

Researchers in Zurich, Switzerland have successfully used focused ultrasound for the first time to non-invasively ablate part of a recurrent glioma tumor through a patient’s intact skull. The procedure was performed to assess the feasibility...

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Transvaginal Mesh Patient Awarded $1.2 Million in Ethicon Mesh Lawsuit, Announces Baron and Budd

April 4, 2014 11:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Dallas jury found transvaginal mesh manufacturer Ethicon and its parent company Johnson & Johnson liable for defects associated with the company’s TVT-O transvaginal mesh sling. The mesh patient, Linda Batiste, was awarded $1.2 million...

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New Study Casts Doubt on Heart Regeneration in Mammals

April 4, 2014 11:43 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

The mammalian heart has generally been considered to lack the ability to repair itself after injury, but a 2011 study in newborn mice challenged this view, providing evidence for complete regeneration after resection of 10% of the apex, the...

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