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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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MIT Bioengineer Wins $1 million Queen Elizabeth Prize

February 6, 2015 8:51 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

MIT bioengineer Dr. Robert Langer has been awarded the $1 million Queen Elizabeth Engineering Prize for his pioneering work on drug-release systems. Although he was announced as the winner on Feb. 3, Langer will not receive the award...

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Maintaining a Laser Focus on the Medical Device Industry

February 6, 2015 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

New processes for conceptualization, design, production, and even collaboration, will yield all new medical devices. It will continue to be that each progressing year, and certainly each half century, reveals new innovations. As our exposure in medical R&D...

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4 Important Security Concerns for Medical Devices

February 6, 2015 8:30 am | by Alan Grau, President, Icon Labs | Blogs | Comments

To meet FDA Guidelines for cyber security, medical device manufacturers need to design security into the device itself. Leveraging ecosystem partners with security expertise allows medical device OEMs to focus on their strengths while building...

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Flex Embolization Device Receives FDA Approval

February 5, 2015 3:38 pm | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic plc, a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Pipeline Flex embolization device.  Available through a limited U.S. launch...

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The Next Wearable Fitness Monitor, Actual Clothing

February 5, 2015 3:08 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Wearable fitness trackers are proliferating like crazy – it seems like every big name tech company is jumping on the bandwagon to develop their own fitness tracking device. I’ve already offered my insight into the fitness tracking fad... 

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Nano-Hydrogels that Attack Cancer Cells

February 5, 2015 1:41 pm | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

Hydrogels are materials that are commonly used in everyday objects such as contact lenses or diapers, in order to control humidity. However, chemical engineers at the University of Guadalajara (UdeG), in Mexico, developed a new technology...

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MRI Technique Developed for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children

February 5, 2015 1:34 pm | by University of California, San Diego Health Sciences | News | Comments

Between 5 and 8 million children in the United States have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), yet most cases go undiagnosed. To help address this issue, researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new magnetic... 

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Landmark Neurotechnology Alliance to Monitor the Aging Brain

February 5, 2015 11:19 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The American Senior Housing Association (“ASHA”) announced that NeuroVigil will deploy its award-winning neurotechnology to senior living communities around the country to monitor the aging brain. The official announcement was made by David...

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App Is Capable of Halving Medication Errors

February 5, 2015 11:08 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

The Calité Research group at the Miguel Hernández University (UMH) of Elche together with the Department of Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science, have designed the app ‘Alicia’. The team collaborated with different Spanish medical...

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Simple Ultrasound Measure Can Diagnose Postoperative Urinary Retention

February 5, 2015 11:04 am | by International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) | News | Comments

In patients who don't resume normal urination after surgery, a simple ultrasound test can accurately diagnose the common problem of postoperative urinary retention (POUR), reports a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia. Using ultrasound to...

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