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FDA-Approved 3D Breast CT Doesn't Require Tissue Compression

February 6, 2015 2:32 pm | by Koning Corporation | News | Comments

Koning Corporation, a leading developer of advanced medical imaging systems announced today that the FDA has approved their Koning Breast CT (KBCT) system and KBCT-guided biopsy bracket. This approval signals that KBCT has undergone and... 

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Miniature Solenoid Actuated Poppet Valve

February 6, 2015 2:32 pm | by Parker Precision Fluidics Division | Product Releases | Comments

The Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, announces the release of its newest miniature solenoid actuated poppet valve, the Series MX – Model 7, a miniature solenoid valve that provides portable medical device

New Generation MRI Compatible Pacing System

February 6, 2015 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sorin Group, a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced today that it has received approval from Japan’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) for its new KORA...

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Nanovectors Combine Cancer Imaging and Therapy

February 6, 2015 2:18 pm | by CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) | News | Comments

Researchers at Imperial College London and the Laboratoire de chimie de la matière condensée de Paris (CNRS/Collège de France/UPMC)1 have designed and developed hybrid gold-silica nanoparticles, which are turning out to be genuine...  

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Photos of the Day: Using 3-D Printers to Give Kids a Hand

February 6, 2015 12:28 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University bioengineering students, staff and faculty teamed up with Marvel Universe LIVE! and Houston’s Shriners Hospitals for Children this week to offer both a free mechanical hand and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to the families of...

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Small Bore Quick Connects

February 6, 2015 12:22 pm | by Value Plastics, A Nordson Company | Value Plastics, A Nordson Company | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson MEDICAL has expanded its extensive range of luers, tube-to-tube fittings, check valves and related fluid management components and services to include a new line of PQC Series quick connects. PQC Series small bore quick connects are offered in multiple port configurations including threaded...

Stopcocks

February 6, 2015 12:17 pm | by Value Plastics, A Nordson Company | Value Plastics, A Nordson Company | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson MEDICAL is now a complete fluid management component supplier to the medical market with the addition of FC Series stopcocks. Nordson MEDICAL’s stopcocks are designed to easily control the flow of a liquid or gas through...

Device Delivers Chemotherapy Drugs Directly to Tumors

February 6, 2015 12:09 pm | by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | News | Comments

Pancreatic cancer cells are notorious for being protected by a fortress of tissue, making it difficult to deliver drugs to either shrink the tumor or stop its growth. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have...

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Heat Tray Sealer

February 6, 2015 11:20 am | by Nelipak Healthcare Packaging | Product Releases | Comments

Nelipak release the NX-T1 table top heat sealer during this year’s MD&M Anaheim 2015 show on booth 2086. Fashioned in stainless steel for ease of cleaning, the NX-T1 machine is easy to use, requires little maintenance and is class 7 & 8 cleanroom compatible. Several new features have been incorporated into the machine including: Automated sealing drawer: Touch button control activates th...

Handheld Wand Reduces Headaches and Stress

February 6, 2015 10:22 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

This crowdfunded, handheld wand purports to reduce headaches and stress. The Headdoc, developed by Kencap Medical Solutions, has raised $3,223 out of its $10,000 goal on Indiegogo as of Feb. 5. The device, designed over two years by Kencap...

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Rigid PVC Compound

February 6, 2015 10:22 am | by Teknor Apex Company | Product Releases | Comments

A breakthrough in PVC technology now makes it possible for rigid PVC to replace polycarbonate (PC) in clear medical components such as connectors and check valves, obtaining comparable strength and excellentclarity while reducing or eliminating the stress cracking that often occurs in PC at the interface with flexible PVC components such as tubing. Teknor Apex Company will introduce new Ap...

Hospital Equipment ‘Talks’ Among Itself at Connectathon

February 6, 2015 10:09 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Medical device companies are teaming up to provide hospital equipment that lets doctors know when devices are alarmed, or where to find them if they’re lost. One of those companies is EQ2 LLC, creator of a computerized workflow system that...

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FDA Head To Step Down, Chief Scientist Taking Over

February 6, 2015 9:41 am | by Matthew Perrone, Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

From food safety to tobacco and politically charged drug approvals, Margaret Hamburg reset the course of the embattled Food and Drug Administration, an agency that had often been seen as ineffective. After nearly six years on the job, Hamburg...

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Ensuring Data Security and Best Practices for Home Healthcare

February 6, 2015 9:30 am | by Delmar Howard, mHealth Program Manager, Intertek | Blogs | Comments

Data security and patient privacy are top issues facing every medical device company operating in the mHealth landscape. Even with FDA’s recent Guidance on Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices, OEMS struggle with the necessary...  

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Contraceptive Implants and IUDs Effective One Year Beyond FDA-Approved Use

February 6, 2015 9:01 am | by Washington University School of Medicine | News | Comments

New research indicates that hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants remain highly effective one year beyond their approved duration of use, according to a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...

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