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New Long-term Data Demonstrate Patients with Mild Heart Failure Sustained Lower Mortality Rates after Receiving Boston Scientific CRT Defibrillators

March 31, 2014 12:27 pm | by Boston Scientific | Comments

In the longest follow-up to date of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for mild heart failure patients, Boston Scientific Corporation's (NYSE: BSX) exclusively sponsored and landmark Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial...

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Genetic Markers May Predict When People with Heart Disease Are Likely to Have a Heart Attack

March 31, 2014 12:25 pm | by Intermountain Medical Center | Comments

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified a biological process that may help physicians predict when someone with heart disease is likely to have a heart attack in the near future. A new...

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Sterigenics Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Nordion Inc.

March 31, 2014 12:15 pm | by GTCR | Comments

Sterigenics, a leader in outsourced contract sterilization services and a portfolio company of GTCR LLC, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nordion Inc. (TSX:NDN) (NYSE:NDZ).  Nordion is a leading provider...

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Major Breakthrough in Stem Cell Manufacturing Technology

March 31, 2014 12:10 pm | by University of Nottingham | Comments

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have developed a new substance which could simplify the manufacture of cell therapy in the pioneering world of regenerative medicine. Cell therapy is an exciting and rapidly developing area of medicine...

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New Gel to Promote Bone Growth on Implants

March 31, 2014 12:04 pm | by Uppsala University | Comments

A research group at Uppsala University, Sweden has developed a new responsive coating for implants used in surgery to improve their integration into bone and to prevent rejection. Neutron scattering experiments at the Institut Laue-Langevin...

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GE Healthcare Debuts Connected Cardiovascular Care at ACC 2014

March 31, 2014 12:04 pm | by GE Healthcare | Comments

GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), today showcased a suite of connected cardiovascular innovations – including several new and advanced imaging technologies and software capabilities – at the 63rd annual American College...

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Test Accurately Rules Out Heart Attacks in the ER

March 31, 2014 11:56 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients. A large study in Sweden found that the blood test plus the usual... 

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Study Backs Nonsurgical Way to Fix Heart Valves

March 31, 2014 11:52 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead. The results...

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Photos of the Day: Repairing the Heart Without Surgery

March 31, 2014 11:51 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead...   

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Hematology Testing Company Complements EKF’s POCT Product Portfolio

March 31, 2014 11:50 am | by Alto Marketing Limited | Comments

EKF Diagnostics (www.ekfdiagnostics.com), the global in vitro diagnostics business, announces that it has acquired Separation Technology, Inc. (STI), the Florida based manufacturer of in vitro diagnostics devices for hematology testing...

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Noninvasive Genetic Test for Pregnant Mothers to Check for Baby’s Health

March 31, 2014 11:41 am | by AB Newswire | Comments

Synapse Diagnostics, a Hyderabad based laboratory launched a new genetic blood test for pregnant mothers called Materni T21. Materni T21 PLUS is a highly accurate test for specific chromosome (Genetic) conditions in the baby associated...

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Singulex, in Partnership with Tecan, Commences Commercial Development of Ultrasensitive Sgx Clarity System for In Vitro Diagnostics Market

March 31, 2014 11:31 am | by Singulex | Comments

Singulex, Inc., the developer and leading provider of Single Molecule Counting (SMC) technology for clinical diagnostics and scientific discovery, today announced an agreement to co-develop the Sgx Clarity system with Tecan, a leading global...

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Stryker Sustainability Solutions Brings Record-Setting $255 Million In Reprocessing Savings To U.S. Hospitals

March 31, 2014 8:24 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Growth of Stryker Sustainability Solutions' single-use medical device reprocessing and remanufacturing services produced a record-setting $255 million in supply cost savings for its more than 2,500 hospital and health system customers in...

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Frost & Sullivan Applauds Image Stream's Vendor-Neutral Imaging Integration Solutions for the OR

March 31, 2014 8:23 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Based on its recent analysis of the surgical imaging integration market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Image Stream Medical with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement. By providing comprehensive...

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Soterix Medical Awarded Another Patent for High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Platform

March 31, 2014 8:23 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Soterix Medical Inc. announces receipt of allowance of claims from the U.S. Patent Office for an application covering their system and method of non-invasive neuromodulation using the proprietary High-Definition transcranial Direct Current...

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