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Hip and Knee Markets in the U.S. Soar to New Heights

February 7, 2015 9:30 am | by iData Research | News | Comments

According to a report published by iData Research (www.idataresearch.com), the U.S. large joint restoration market, which includes hip and knee restorations as well as bone cement sales, is projected to pass the USD $9 billion mark this year...

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7 Lifesaving Facts About Artificial Hearts

February 7, 2015 8:30 am | by SynCardia Systems, Inc. | News | Comments

For patients suffering from end-stage biventricular (both sides) heart failure, a donor heart transplant is the standard of care. However, not all patients waiting for a donor heart will have one available to them when they need it to save their...

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Save Money by Avoiding Multiple Failures During Evaluation

February 7, 2015 8:30 am | by Ajay Sankhla, Senior Engineering Consultant, Intertek | Blogs | Comments

The adoption of new and expanded payment and delivery models is spurring demand for home healthcare growth. But navigating the required patient and user safety standards that these technologies require is different than traditional clinical...

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Using Smartphone Technology to Improve Hearing Devices

February 6, 2015 3:32 pm | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

Many scientists agree: The smartphone offers many applications and has become one of the most sophisticated technologies out there. With the support of a $522,000, two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, a UT Dallas team wants to...

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Disposable Devices to Identify Allergies

February 6, 2015 2:39 pm | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

Gabriel Caballero Robledo from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV) at Monterrey, Mexico, is working on the design of a small medical device capable of detecting allergies or diseases quickly and at a low cost. During his stay...

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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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