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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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Medtronic CoreValve® System Demonstrates Long-Term Durability

March 31, 2014 8:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the final follow-up results from the CoreValve® CE Pivotal Study, which demonstrated excellent long-term durability at four years in patients with severe aortic stenosis who were treated with the self-expanding...

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ICON to Acquire Aptiv Solutions

March 31, 2014 6:29 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

ICON, a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced that it has agreed, subject to certain closing conditions, to acquire Aptiv Solutions for a cash...

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World's First Transcatheter Valve, Medtronic Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Shows Positive Clinical Outcomes in Real-World Study

March 30, 2014 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the one-year results of the Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) U.S. Post-Approval Study, which found that real-world use of the Melody TPV was associated with high procedural success, excellent valve...

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Medtronic CoreValve System Results Superior to Open-Heart Surgery at One Year in U.S. Pivotal Trial

March 29, 2014 8:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced that the CoreValve System showed results superior to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) at one year in the High Risk Study of its CoreValve U.S. Pivotal Trial, which evaluated patients with severe aortic...

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Stool Samples Provide Marker for Bowel Disease

March 28, 2014 4:50 pm | by Institute of Physics | Comments

A novel method for distinguishing different types of bowel disease using the stool samples of patients has been created by a group of researchers in the UK. It works by analysing the chemical compounds emitted from the samples and could...

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Simple Blood Test May Predict if a Child Will Become Obese

March 28, 2014 4:31 pm | by University of Plymouth | Comments

Researchers at the Universities of Southampton, Plymouth and Exeter used the test to assess the levels of epigenetic switches in the PGC1a gene – a gene that regulates fat storage in the body. Epigenetic switches take place through a chemical...

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FDA Reviews DNA-Based Colon Cancer Screening Kits

March 28, 2014 4:23 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing the benefits and risks of two experimental colon cancer screening tests which use patients' DNA to detect dangerous tumors and growths. FDA scientists have questions about the accuracy and the...

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Demand for Home Medical Equipment to Approach $13 Billion in 2018

March 28, 2014 3:02 pm | by The Freedonia Group | Comments

U.S. demand for home medical equipment will increase 8.2 percent annually to $12.6 billion in 2018. According to analyst Bill Martineau, “Advances in the technological capabilities of products, coupled with ongoing health care cost containment...

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FDA Approval of Abbott’s Supera Stent for Peripheral Artery Disease

March 28, 2014 2:37 pm | by Abbott | Comments

Abbott today announced that its Supera Peripheral Stent System has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to treat people with blocked blood vessels in the upper leg caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD occurs...

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Sober Smartphone App Aids Alcoholics’ Recovery

March 28, 2014 2:21 pm | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Comments

A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found. The sober app studied joins a host of...

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Baxter Splitting into Two Separate Businesses

March 28, 2014 2:09 pm | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | Comments

Following a rival's lead, Baxter International Inc. said it's planning a breakup into two health care companies as it tries to boost innovation and profitability and reward shareholders. Thursday's news could mark a recent trend as Wall...

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Abbott Announces FDA Approval of Its Supera Stent to Treat People with Peripheral Artery Disease

March 28, 2014 12:36 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Abbott has announced that its Supera Peripheral Stent System has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to treat people with blocked blood vessels in the upper leg caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD occurs when...

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Photos of the Day: Watson vs. Brain Cancer (Infographic)

March 28, 2014 11:20 am | by IBM | Comments

IBM and NYGC's computational biology experts are renowned for accelerating life sciences discoveries using deep analytical approaches and next generation information technologies. The system, expected to be deployed as a cloud-based...  

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