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Michigan Man Among 1st in U.S. to Get 'Bionic Eye'

April 23, 2014 | by Mike Householder, Associated Press | News | Comments

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation...

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Brain Stimulator Offers Hope for Individuals with Uncontrolled Epilepsy

April 23, 2014 11:40 am | by Rush University Medical Center | News | Comments

A recently FDA-approved device has been shown to reduce seizures in patients with medication-resistant epilepsy by as much as 50 percent. When coupled with an innovative electrode placement planning system developed by physicians at Rush...

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Collaboration Developing Hi-Res Camera for Oral Cancer Detection

April 23, 2014 11:19 am | by Roswell Park Cancer Institute | News | Comments

Biomedical, Inc., a leader in biophotonic diagnostics, is working with Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) to further enhance its flagship Zenascope product by adding a high-resolution camera to the system. The new device, designated the...

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New Technique Can Monitor a Protein’s Subcellular Travels

April 23, 2014 11:07 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

In science, “simple and accessible detection methods that can rapidly screen a large cell population with the resolution of a single cell inside that population has been seriously lacking,” said Virginia Tech chemical engineer Chang Lu. In the Royal...

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Photos of the Day: Restoring Sight in Michigan

April 23, 2014 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Roger Pontz wears special glasses that house a small video camera and transmitter. The glasses are part of a system developed by a California company that wirelessly transmits images from the camera, converted into a series of electrical...

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Microbiology and Advanced Tests Rank Highest in U.S.

April 23, 2014 10:11 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Microbiology and advanced tests make up the best markets for IVD companies operating in the United States, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher recently computed opportunity metrics based on its new report...

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Radiopaque Fillers: Making an Informed Decision

April 23, 2014 9:59 am | by Nick Norton, Inside Sales/Customer Service Representative, Compounding Solutions | Articles | Comments

Making the decision on a radiopaque filler to use in medical catheter tubing may not seem like a big deal, but the reality is that the choice you make can change the end result and properties. It is very important to know the differences between...

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Fitness Devices Impacting Employee Health According to Vitality Study

April 23, 2014 9:37 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

People of all ages, weight and gender are embracing wearable fitness devices offering real-time data to track their physical activity according to a three-year analysis from The Vitality Group, part of the world's first and largest incentive...

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Boston Scientific Begins Clinical Trial for Pacing Leads

April 23, 2014 9:24 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has conducted the first implant in the clinical trial of the next generation ACUITY X4 left-ventricular (LV) pacing leads and RELIANCE 4-FRONT defibrillation (ICD) leads. The clinical trial is designed to establish...

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EKF Diagnostics Acquires Selah Genomics and DiaSpect Medical

April 23, 2014 9:10 am | by EKF Diagnostics | News | Comments

EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics business, announces that it has acquired Selah Genomics, Inc. and DiaSpect Medical AB. Sweden based DiaSpect manufactures desktop hemoglobin analyzers, whilst Selah, of South Carolina is a...

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Needlefree Connector Associated with Reduction of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Hemodialysis Patients

April 23, 2014 8:33 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ICU Medical, Inc. today announced that a new peer-reviewed study in the April 2014 issue of the International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease shows that the use of the company's Tego® needlefree connector on hemodialysis... 

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Rulon 1439 Material

April 23, 2014 8:13 am | by MDT Staff | Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics | Product Releases | Comments

Saint-Gobain Seals’ Rulon 1439 material has achieved full USP Class VI certification, complying with stringent disposable and reusable medical device requirements.  USP (United States Pharmacopeia) is an independent public health organization...

Universal Vision Sensor

April 23, 2014 8:12 am | by MDT Staff | Balluff Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Balluff’s new BVS Universal Vision Sensor truly does what others can‘t, including: 360° part position detection, defect finding, contour based counting and matching, bar code reading (linear and 2D DM) and OCV. It also includes a serial port...

Coordinate Measuring Machine

April 23, 2014 8:11 am | by MDT Staff | Mitutoyo America Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Mitutoyo America Corporation is pleased to announce the new STRATO-Apex574 Coordinate Measuring Machine to its STRATO-Apex line of CMMs. This new configuration offers a more compact footprint while still offering...

Benchtop Bottle/Vial Filler

April 23, 2014 8:10 am | by MDT Staff | Dispense Works Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Dispense Works RP Series Robotic system will streamline your manual filling and capping operations with one precise and affordable bench top package. This system requires no PC for operation, and provides all preprogrammed software...

4 Key Features to Look for in a Miniature Coil Supplier

April 22, 2014 3:03 pm | by David J. Anderson, President, Precision Inc. | Articles | Comments

With the increasing popularity of miniature coils made with ultra-fine wire winding, finding a supplier that can suit all of a medical device manufacturer’s needs can be significant to reduce time to market and save costs. This article reviews...

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