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Seventh Grade Hearing Patient Raises $18,000 to Buy Hearing Aids for Other Young People

April 8, 2014 3:23 pm | by Loyola University Health System | Comments

Thirteen-year-old Eliza Peters owes her hearing to ear surgeries and hearing aids she received at Loyola University Medical Center. Now, Eliza is paying back by raising money for other children who need hearing aids, but cannot afford them...

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Cardiac Device Keeps Heart Going

April 8, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jennifer R. Lloyd, San Antonio Express-News | Comments

With a weak heart muscle and heart valve problems, Ruben Rivera said he was apprehensive about having a new type of battery-powered defibrillator implanted under his skin that could shock his heart if it sensed an irregular rhythm. But the...

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Electrical Device Helps Paralyzed Men Move Legs

April 8, 2014 12:16 pm | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man's spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they've done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke. Experts...

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Photos of the Day: Growing Body Parts

April 8, 2014 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

In the north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears, and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working...

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UK Scientists Make Body Parts in Lab

April 8, 2014 11:45 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | Comments

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working...

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Roche Acquires IQuum to Strengthen Offerings in Molecular Diagnostics

April 8, 2014 11:32 am | by Roche | Comments

Roche has announced the acquisition of IQuum, Inc. based in Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. IQuum is a privately held company focused on developing point of care offerings for the molecular diagnostics market. Under the terms of the agreement...

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Groundbreaking AtomoRapid HIV selected as Finalist in 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards

April 8, 2014 9:34 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

For the second year in a row, ide's innovative and world-class product design has been recognised at the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). The AtomoRapid HIV is one of three finalists in the In Vitro Diagnostic Products and...

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GE Healthcare Receives FDA Clearance For Q.Clear Technology

April 8, 2014 9:34 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, has announced that it received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance of its Q.Clear technology – technology that can provide up to two times improvement in both quantitative accuracy and image quality...

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Corindus Vascular Robotics to Present at Design of Medical Device Conference

April 8, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Corindus Vascular Robotics, a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, today announced that Tal Wenderow, Co-founder and EVP of Product & Business Development of Corindus, will present at the upcoming Design of Medical Device...

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CAREGIVER Thermometer with TouchFreeT Technology Inks Pact with Memorial Hermann Hospital System

April 8, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sanomedics International Holdings, Inc. has announced that their subsidiary, Thermomedics, Inc, has recently strengthened their penetration of the Professional Healthcare vital signs business with the signing of an agreement with this world...

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CardiacAssist Receives Health Canada Approval for Its TandemHeart Circulatory Support Platform

April 8, 2014 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CardiacAssist, Inc., a privately-held medical device company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, today announced that it has received a Class 4 medical device license for its TandemHeart System from Health Canada. The TandemHeart...

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Mitralign Completes Enrollment in EU Study for its Novel Catheter-based Valve Repair Device

April 8, 2014 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mitralign Inc., a cardiac device company, announced today it has completed enrollment in a study in Europe investigating its lead device, the Mitralign System, in patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). Pending successful outcomes...

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First MAGEC Surgery in the United States Completed

April 8, 2014 7:29 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ellipse Technologies, Inc., a global medical device company, announced today that for the first time since gaining FDA 510(k) Clearance, the MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) Spinal Bracing and Distraction System was successfully implanted...

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Boston Scientific's Endoscopic Ultrasound Needle Is for Use During Fine Needle Aspiration Procedures

April 7, 2014 6:31 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE Mark approval in Europe for the Expect™ Slimline (SL) Needle, which is now globally available for Endoscopic Ultrasound-Fine Needle...

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Military Vets Can Heal Wounds Faster with New Dressing Technology

April 7, 2014 1:29 pm | by Enluxtra | Comments

Military veterans may well get more wounds, than the average population due to that fact that, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, around 25 percent of military veteran patients have diabetes. This is compared to around 8...

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