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Students Take Clot-Buster for a Spin

April 22, 2014 | by Rice University | News | Comments

In the hands of some Rice University senior engineering students, a fishing rod is more than what it seems. For them, it’s a way to help destroy blood clots that threaten lives. Branding themselves as “Team Evacuator,” five students have...

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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...

New Exposure Recommendations on nPB Will Mandate Change for Most Users

April 22, 2014 2:11 pm | by David Ferguson, Senior Market and Technical Manager, MicroCare Medical | Microcare Medical | Blogs | Comments

Normal propyl bromide (nPB) has become a popular solvent in the last 15 years. It is commonly found in inks, coatings, as a dry cleaning fluid and as a metal cleaning solvent. Its popularity arose due to its high solvency and lack of regulatory...

Gold Nanoparticles Help Target Breast Cancer Gene Segments in Living Cell

April 22, 2014 11:41 am | by Natalie van Hoose, Purdue University | News | Comments

Purdue University researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA. A team led by Joseph Irudayaraj, professor of agricultural and biological...

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Electronic Transdermal Patch Is Winner at French ‘Worldwide Innovation Challenge’

April 22, 2014 10:58 am | by Rhenovia Pharma SAS | News | Comments

Rhenovia Pharma, a biotechnology company specialized in the application of biosimulation to the research and development of new medicinal products, today announces that its SMARTT e-Patch project has won an award at the ‘World Innovation...

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Photos of the Day: Blood Clot Buster

April 22, 2014 10:48 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University engineering students have created a device to break up blood clots in the bladders of patients. Rice senior Lung-Ying Yu demonstrates how the device attached to a fishing rod and reel assembly breaks up clumps of gelatin...

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First U.S. Implant of ICD System that Allows Full-Body MRI Scans

April 22, 2014 10:22 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic has announced the first U.S. implant of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) System, following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application...

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Cloaked DNA Nanodevices Survive Pilot Mission

April 22, 2014 10:04 am | by Wyss Institute | News | Comments

It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. Now scientists at Harvard's Wyss Institute for...   

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Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Sp System Earns FDA Clearance

April 22, 2014 9:55 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the global leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, has announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the da Vinci Sp Surgical System, which is designed to expand the Company's single-incision...

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Study: Optimal Commercial Operations and Analytics Increasingly Important for Medtech Companies

April 22, 2014 9:26 am | by ZS Associates | News | Comments

As medical technology purchasing decisions shift from individuals or hospital departments to ever-larger Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs), key account management in today’s medical technology companies is a top priority – and commercial...

Federal Appeals Court Agrees to Medtronic Request to Postpone Injunction

April 22, 2014 9:18 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals today granted a request from Medtronic, Inc. to postpone the implementation of an injunction that would have prevented the company from selling its CoreValve System in the United States. This means the...

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Luoxis Awarded Health Canada Approval for RedoxSYS™ Diagnostic System

April 22, 2014 8:26 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has announced that its subsidiary Luoxis, an in vitro diagnostics company, has obtained Health Canada Class II Medical Device approval for its RedoxSYS™ Diagnostic System, the company's blood-based platform for...

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Smiths Medical Launches Pneupac paraPAC plus in U.S. and Canada

April 22, 2014 8:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, today announced the launch of its Pneupac paraPAC plus ventilator in the U.S. and Canada. The ventilator, cleared by the FDA and Health Canada, has been used clinically since...

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6 Watt DC-DC Converter

April 22, 2014 8:13 am | by MDT Staff | Murata Power Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Murata announces the NCM6 series of isolated 6 Watt single and dual output DC/DC converters from Murata Power Solutions. Accommodating up to an ultra wide 4:1 input range, these DC-DC converters are available in three nominal...

Board Mount Pressure Sensors

April 22, 2014 8:12 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell announces its new Basic Board Mount Pressure Sensors, Compensated, Unamplified, TBP Series. These new sensors are designed for customers who require a simple, high quality, cost-effective, basic performance, mV output sensor...

2W DC/DC Converters

April 22, 2014 8:11 am | by MDT Staff | Micropower Direct Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Available now from MicroPower Direct, the MG200MHI series is a family of compact, 2W DC/DC converters fully approved to both EN 60950 and EN 60601. They are specifically designed to meet the stringent isolation, reinforced insulation... 

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