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Preliminary Injunction Against Guidezilla Catheter Vacated by Federal Circuit

April 16, 2014 10:09 am | by Vascular Solutions | Comments

Vascular Solutions, Inc. announced that a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today vacated the preliminary injunction that was previously issued by the District Court for the District of Minnesota effective...

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IQuum Deal Gives Roche Turnkey Entry Into Molecular POC Testing Market

April 16, 2014 9:55 am | by Kalorama Information | Comments

Kalorama Information says Roche is saving time and gaining market potential with its recent acquisition of testmaker IQuum. According to the healthcare market research publisher, the $450 million deal comes in the wake of a similarly minded...

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Optimal Commercial Operations and Analytics Increasingly Important for Medical Technology Companies

April 16, 2014 9:45 am | by ZS Associates | Comments

As medical technology purchasing decisions shift from individuals or hospital departments to ever-larger Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs), key account management in today’s medical technology companies is a top priority – and commercial...

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DNA Alternative to Pap Smear Sparks Medical Debate

April 15, 2014 1:53 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | Comments

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear. The new...

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Google Glass Puts the Focus on Parkinson's

April 15, 2014 12:25 pm | by Newcastle University | Comments

The next generation of wearable computing is being trialed for the first time to evaluate its potential to support people with Parkinson’s. Experts at Newcastle University are investigating Google Glass as an assistive aid to help people with...

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Simple Test in the Ambulance Saves Lives After Heart Attack

April 15, 2014 12:04 pm | by University of Surrey | Comments

A new study from the University of Surrey, published today in the journal Heart, has identified a positive link between the survival of heart attack patients and the use of an electrocardiogram (ECG), by ambulance crews. Researchers, funded...

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Researchers Transplant Regenerated Esophagus

April 15, 2014 11:58 am | by Karolinska Institutet | Comments

Tissue engineering has been used to construct natural oesophagi, which in combination with bone marrow stem cells have been safely and effectively transplanted in rats. The study, published in Nature Communications, shows that the transplanted...

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Targeting Cancer with a Triple Threat

April 15, 2014 11:49 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

Delivering chemotherapy drugs in nanoparticle form could help reduce side effects by targeting the drugs directly to the tumors. In recent years, scientists have developed nanoparticles that deliver one or two chemotherapy drugs, but it has...

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COSMED Device Technology in the White House Wellness Center

April 15, 2014 11:37 am | by COSMED | Comments

The White House Medical Unit Wellness Center has been modeled following the successful deployment of the Army Wellness Centers in the US Army bases nationally and internationally. The Army Wellness Centers are part of the Health Promotion...

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Photos of the Day: COSMED Infiltrates the White House

April 15, 2014 11:29 am | by COSMED | Comments

The White House Medical Unit Wellness Center provides the same prevention and health enhancement programs created for the Army Wellness Centers to the First Family and White House executives and staffs. The Wellness Center programs will be...

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Daylight Medical Launches SKY 6Xi Disinfection Technology For Healthcare

April 15, 2014 8:33 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Daylight Medical, manufacturer and provider of innovative medical products, is pleased to announce its rollout of SKY 6Xi, disinfection technology for mobile devices. SKY 6Xi uses high intensity (254 nanometer wavelength) ultraviolet light...

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FDA IDE Approval for the BARREL Vascular Reconstruction Device for Treatment of Aneurysms

April 15, 2014 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Reverse Medical Corporation today announced FDA IDE approval for clinical investigation of their BARREL Vascular Reconstruction Device (VRD). The BARREL Vascular Reconstruction Device is designed for use with occlusive devices in the treatment...

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New Blood-based Biomarker May Predict Recurrence of Breast Cancer and Treatment Response

April 15, 2014 12:32 am | by AACR | Comments

A newly developed, noninvasive blood-based assay, cMethDNA, is highly sensitive and specific in detecting breast cancer recurrence early, and shows promise as a viable tool in predicting treatment outcome, according to data published in...

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Strong Start for Healthcare IT Sector with $858 Million in VC Funding

April 14, 2014 4:52 pm | by Mercom Capital Group | Comments

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, today released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) sector for the first quarter of 2014...

Total Knee Implants Demonstrate Normal Feel, Zero Blood Transfusions

April 14, 2014 4:45 pm | by ConforMIS | Comments

ConforMIS, Inc., a medical device company pioneering patient-specific orthopedic implants, today announced results from several clinical research studies highlighting the benefits of the iTotal customized total knee replacement. Results were...

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