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Misonix BoneScalpel Reported to Save Blood Loss in Spinal Fusions with Similar Diagnosis

July 15, 2014 9:22 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Misonix, Inc., an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic...

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World's First ProMRI Quadripolar CRT-D System Implanted to Treat Heart Failure

July 15, 2014 9:00 am | by PresseBox | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced the first implantations worldwide of its new ICD and CRT-D series (implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators...

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Boston Scientific Receives CE Mark for TAVI System

July 15, 2014 8:51 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received CE Mark and begun the European commercial launch of its new 25 mm Lotus Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) System, complementing the currently available 23 mm and 27 mm valve sizes... 

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Cretex Companies Acquires Wickstrom Manufacturing

July 15, 2014 8:48 am | by Business Wire | JunoPacific, Inc. | Comments

Cretex Companies has announced that is has acquired the assets of S. Wickstrom Manufacturing, Inc., a quick-turn injection molding company focused on serving the medical device and surgical instrument markets. Wickstrom, located in Redwood...

Dual Contrast Agent to Light Up Arterial Health Risks

July 14, 2014 2:10 pm | by Ken Kingery, Duke | Comments

Two degrees plus two scan energies and one heavy metal equals a new way to detect dangerous plaques in the coronary arteries. Potentially. Jeffrey Ashton, a biomedical engineering graduate student in Duke University’s  MD-PhD program, has...

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AdvaMed Statement on H.R. 4718

July 14, 2014 2:05 pm | by AdvaMed | Comments

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today issued the following statement by Ashley Wallin, executive director of AdvaMed’s Emerging Growth Company Council, on upcoming action by the House of Representatives to address section...

Breakthrough MitraClip Procedure Repairs One Heart Structurally, Another Emotionally

July 14, 2014 1:50 pm | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | Comments

Mary York knew the walk from the living room to the bedroom should not have been difficult for her husband, Bill, despite his age, but the 83-year-old could not walk anywhere in his house without stopping to rest for minutes at a time. “He...

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Blood Test Identifies Heart-Transplant Rejection Earlier than Biopsy Can

July 14, 2014 1:27 pm | by Stanford University | Comments

Stanford University researchers have devised a noninvasive way to detect heart-transplant rejection weeks or months earlier than previously possible. The test, which relies on the detection of increasing amounts of the donor’s DNA in the blood...

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Photos of the Day: Squishy Surgical Robots

July 14, 2014 12:12 pm | by MIT | Comments

Working with robotics company Boston Dynamics, the researchers began developing the material as part of the Chemical Robots program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The agency was interested in “squishy” robots...

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Phase-Changing Material to Allow Robots to Switch Between Hard and Soft States

July 14, 2014 12:10 pm | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent | Comments

In the movie “Terminator 2,” the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed. Now a phase-changing material built from wax and foam, and capable of switching between...

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3D Printed Anatomy to Mark New Era for Medical Training

July 14, 2014 11:06 am | by Monash University | Comments

The creators of a unique kit containing anatomical body parts produced by 3D printing say it will revolutionize medical education and training, especially in countries where cadaver use is problematical. The '3D Printed Anatomy Series...  

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Study of Noninvasive Retinal Imaging Device Presented at Alzheimer's Conference

July 14, 2014 10:27 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | Comments

A noninvasive optical imaging device developed at Cedars-Sinai can provide early detection of changes that later occur in the brain and are a classic sign of Alzheimer's disease, according to preliminary results from investigators conducting...

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Smell and Eye Tests Show Potential to Detect Alzheimer's Early

July 14, 2014 10:23 am | by Alzheimer's Association | Comments

A decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, while examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up of beta-amyloid, a protein associated with Alzheimer's, in the brain...

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Researchers Invent Nanotech Microchip to Diagnose Type-1 Diabetes

July 14, 2014 10:17 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | Comments

An inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease, according to the device's inventors at the Stanford University School...

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Scientists Find Genetic Recipe to Turn Stem Cells into Blood

July 14, 2014 10:08 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. Writing today in the journal Nature Communications, a group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison...

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