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KCI, LifeCell and Systagenix Combine to Form Acelity

September 4, 2014 9:52 am | by Acelity | Comments

Centaur Guernsey L.P. Inc. (Centaur) announced today the launch of Acelity, effectively rebranding itself and its subsidiaries Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI), LifeCell Corporation (LifeCell) and Systagenix Wound Management, Limited (Systagenix)...

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Artificial Retinal Implant Drives Strong Emerging Market

September 4, 2014 9:47 am | by GlobalData | Comments

The strong progress of Argus II, an artificial retinal implant to treat retinitis pigmentosa, could soon encourage large medical device companies to make substantial investments in a market with multibillion dollar potential, says an analyst...

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Innovative Packaging Technology Solutions from New Company

September 4, 2014 9:38 am | by MOCON | Comments

Life Pack Labs, a new packaging testing company has been formed to provide pharmaceutical, medical device and related suppliers with innovative packaging technology solutions that improve time-to-market and reduce costs. Life Pack Labs is...

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Vital Connect HealthPatch MD Biosensor Receives FDA Clearance for Monitoring Patients at Home

September 4, 2014 9:27 am | by Vital Connect | Comments

Vital Connect announced today that it received FDA clearance for use of its HealthPatch MD biosensor for monitoring patients in their homes. As an industry pioneer of wearable biosensor technology, Vital Connect enables medical professionals...

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Fund Makes Grants to Commercialize Promising Technologies

September 3, 2014 11:10 am | by Life Sciences Discovery Fund | Comments

The Life Sciences Discovery Fund has announced nearly $750,000 in Proof of Concept grants to Washington state for-profit and non-profit organizations to promote translation of health-related technologies from the laboratory to the commercial...

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Handheld Scanner Could Make Brain Tumor Removal More Complete

September 3, 2014 11:03 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Cancerous brain tumors are notorious for growing back despite surgical attempts to remove them — and for leading to a dire prognosis for patients. But scientists are developing a new way to try to root out malignant cells during surgery so...

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Pioneering Bioelectronic Interfaces

September 3, 2014 10:14 am | by Denis Paiste, Materials Processing Center, MIT | Comments

Better control of prosthetic limbs and better treatment of diseases like Parkinson's motivates Polina Anikeeva, the AMAX Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, to develop both flexible electronic devices and safe chemical...

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Lab Unveils New Nano-Sized Synthetic Scaffolding Technique

September 3, 2014 9:59 am | by University of Oregon | Comments

Scientists, including University of Oregon chemist Geraldine Richmond, have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets that mimic complex biological mechanisms and processes. The...

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Research Suggests Potential for 'In Body' Muscle Regeneration

September 3, 2014 9:49 am | by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | Comments

What if repairing large segments of damaged muscle tissue was as simple as mobilizing the body's stem cells to the site of the injury? New research in mice and rats, conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative...

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Medtronic Announces CE Mark for Recapturable CoreValve Evolut R System

September 3, 2014 9:31 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced CE Mark for the 23 mm CoreValve Evolut R System for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The novel, self-expanding valve and 14FR equivalent delivery system offers new capabilities that  advance valve...

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Ortho Development Receives FDA Clearance for Alpine Hip Stem

September 3, 2014 9:18 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Ortho Development Corporation has received FDA clearance for the Alpine Hip Stem, the latest addition to its growing hip replacement product line. The Alpine Hip Stem is intended for use in total hip arthroplasty and hemiarthroplasty procedures...

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Wearable Biosensor Patent, the Grandfather of Wearable Biosensor Transmission Patents, Granted to Donald Spector

September 3, 2014 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Donald Spector, a renowned celebrated entrepreneur and inventor, has been granted US Pat.# 8,823,512 for a Wearable Biosensor, which will issue today, September 2, 2014, adding to his large portfolio in this field.  Mr. Spector holds some of...

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FDA Approval of GE's SenoClaire - New Breast Imaging with 3D Tomosynthesis Solution

September 3, 2014 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GE Healthcare has announced the FDA approval of SenoClaire, GE’s new breast tomosynthesis solution designed with a three-dimensional imaging technology. In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, GE developed SenoClaire technology...

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Molecular Probes Permit Doctors to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy Before Vision Fails

September 2, 2014 3:25 pm | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | Comments

A new study published in the September issue of The FASEB Journal identifies a novel strategy to diagnose the leading cause of blindness in adults, diabetic retinopathy, before irreversible structural damage has occurred. This advance involves...

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Salamander Skin Peptide Promotes Quick and Effective Wound Healing in Mice

September 2, 2014 3:21 pm | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | Comments

Move over antibiotic ointment, there might be a new salve to dominate medicine cabinets of the future, and it comes from an unlikely place—the lowly salamander. Salamanders may not be the cuddliest of animals, but they can regenerate lost limbs...

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