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Drug-Coated Angioplasty Balloon Approved for Peripheral Arterial Disease Patients

January 9, 2015 9:27 am | News | Comments

Covidien plc today announced it has received CE Mark approval for its Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon (DCB). The Stellarex DCB is used to restore and maintain blood flow to the arteries of the leg in patients with peripheral arterial...

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Critical-Care Transport Helicopter Simulator Trains Flight Nurses

January 9, 2015 9:17 am | News | Comments

Acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) students, specializing in flight nursing at Case Western Reserve University, will soon be training in the nation’s first state-of-the-art simulator built in an actual helicopter. The simulator creates the...

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Inhalable Insulin Devices Offer Diabetics Alternative to Injections

January 9, 2015 8:59 am | Trelleborg Sealing Solutions | Articles | Comments

Diabetes is a condition that is on the rise. Currently there are 29 million sufferers in the US alone, up from 26 million last year according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics show that one in four people...

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Bureaucracy and Regulation Could Have a Negative Impact on Innovation

January 9, 2015 8:20 am | Blogs | Comments

I have great concern that as the federal government becomes more involved in healthcare, the stimulus to innovate will be extinguished. For decades, America has led the world in the development of new medical technologies and the profit motive cannot...

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Brush Motor Specifications Guide

January 8, 2015 4:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new 24 page specifications guide focuses on the award-winning DCmind Brush Motor Series. The full color guide provides comprehensive information on this innovative motor series as well as the brand as a whole. The motor’s exceptionally quiet operation of only 35 dBA (about the sound of a whispered conversation) is especially well-suited for medical applications as well as laboratory and...

Photos of the Day: 5 Innovative Healthcare Devices Featured at CES 2015

January 8, 2015 4:06 pm | News | Comments

While the Internet of Things seems to be all the rage (and dominating almost all of the news) at CES 2015, there are still plenty of other areas that warrant attention. Of course, my interest is on the medtech and health-related devices that are being...

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Sleep Your Way into Improved Restfulness

January 8, 2015 3:52 pm | Blogs | Comments

It’s no secret that having trouble sleeping causes a multitude of health problems. Apart from the obvious issues such as fatigue and altered mood, pulling undesired all-nighters can adversely affect weight, bring about cardiovascular problems, and make...

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Agency Aims to Guard Infusion Pumps against Cyberthreats

January 8, 2015 11:28 am | News | Comments

Citing new risks and vulnerabilities involving medical devices, a center within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public feedback on a draft document that examines how to address cybersecurity challenges related...

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A Smartphone App that Measures Ebola Risk

January 8, 2015 11:19 am | News | Comments

Within six months, your iPhone or Android mobile device could supply a real-time estimate of your likelihood of contact with the deadly Ebola virus. To create the digital tool, researchers at the University of Kansas recently won a rapid-response...

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Backpacking Cells to Target Inflammation

January 8, 2015 11:00 am | News | Comments

Inflammation is a normal and often beneficial response to injury or infection. The swelling, heat and even pain are the body's attempts to protect its soft tissue, remove offending objects, substances or microbes and initiate healing. However...

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Can the Liver Help Cure Diabetes?

January 8, 2015 10:53 am | News | Comments

Diabetes researcher Dr. Francesca Spagnoli of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch has been awarded an extra research grant from the European Research Council (ERC). This Proof-of-Concept (PoC) grant is endowed...

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Photos of the Day: 100 Years of Welch Allyn

January 8, 2015 10:32 am | News | Comments

Dr. Francis Welch and William Noah Allyn developed the world's first handheld, direct-illuminating ophthmaloscope in 1915. Allyn first marketed the ophthmaloscope at an American Medical Association convention in New York City in 1920. At the...

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'Diagnostics-in-a-Suitcase' Allows Rapid Ebola Testing

January 8, 2015 9:33 am | News | Comments

No electricity, no reliable cold chain, no diagnostic equipment available – scientists in field laboratories who diagnose and deal with Ebola infections often work under challenging conditions. Researchers at the DPZ have developed Diagnostics...

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Industry Associations Support Efforts to Repeal Device Tax

January 8, 2015 9:12 am | News | Comments

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) today applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation to repeal the 2.3 percent...

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Making Small Quantity/High Mix Tubing a Profitable Business Model

January 8, 2015 8:59 am | A.T. Wall Company | Articles | Comments

In the US, many high volume tubing suppliers have moved production facilities overseas to low cost producers like China or Mexico. Minimum buys are now the rule, leaving many US manufacturers with a quandary – How to get small quantities of...

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