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Credit-Card-Sized Anthrax Detector

April 18, 2014 | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper. Bacillus anthracis, the bacteria that causes anthrax, is commonly ...

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ResMed Adds To AirFit Line Of Masks With Compact Full Face And Nasal Options

April 21, 2014 10:55 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ResMed expands its ultra-light, comfortable, and award-winning AirFit™ line of masks today with new nasal and full face options. The AirFit F10 compact full face mask and AirFit N10 compact nasal mask continue the company's 25-year history...

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Plates Give Surgeon Customized Design

April 21, 2014 10:53 am | by DePuy Synthes CMF | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes CMF (Craniomaxillofacial), a leader in skeletal and soft tissue repair and reconstruction and part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced the launch of Patient Specific Plates for Mandible (PSPM)...

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FDA Approval of Waterproof Cochlear Implant System

April 21, 2014 10:53 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Aqua+ accessory, the only waterproof behind-the-ear solution for cochlear implant recipients on...

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MGS Purchases Hospira Molding Facility

April 21, 2014 10:27 am | by MGS Mfg. Group | News | Comments

MGS Mfg. Group, headquartered in Germantown, Wisconsin, announced it has purchased Hospira’s Buffalo, New York injection molding facility. The formal declaration was made to facility employees on Monday, April 14, 2014 by members of Hospira...

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Endurant AAA Stent Graft Continues Exceptional Long-Term Performance

April 21, 2014 10:18 am | by Medtronic Inc. | News | Comments

The Endurant AAA stent graft system from Medtronic, Inc. continues to demonstrate exceptional long-term performance in the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, according to new clinical data presented for the first time...

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Sanovas Awarded Patent for ‘Smart Catheter’ Portfolio

April 21, 2014 10:06 am | by Sanovas Inc. | News | Comments

Sanovas Inc., a Life Sciences Accelerator developing and commercializing next-generation micro-invasive diagnostics, devices and drug delivery technologies, announced today that it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,696,621 for its Resector...

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Roche Ups Its Ante in Molecular POC Testing

April 21, 2014 9:59 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last week, Roche Diagnostics (Indianapolis) announced its acquisition of IQuum Inc. (Marlborough, MA), a privately held company that develops point-of-care (POC) test systems for the molecular diagnostics market. Under the terms of the deal...

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Heat Sinks

April 21, 2014 9:48 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crydom, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), announces the availability of 4 new Heat Sinks designed specifically for use with single, dual and 3-phase Solid State Relays. The new models, rated at 0.25, 0.36. 0.7, and 1.0 degrees C...

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Thermal Interface Material

April 21, 2014 9:38 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AI Technology, Inc. (AIT) introduces COOL-PAD CPR7154, a new class of thermal interface material that dispenses like a thermal pad, but performs with characteristics like that of a grease or gel when device temperatures increase to above 45°C...

Axial Lead Wirewound Resistors

April 21, 2014 9:21 am | by MDT Staff | Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today introduced a new series of non-magnetic, non-inductive axial lead wirewound resistors with high power ratings to 12 W and high-temperature operation to +350 °C, which is ideal for high-end...

90-Degree PCB Connector System

April 21, 2014 9:14 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI has expanded its M12 wire-to-board connector product offering to include a center axis, PCB edge mounting connector that saves significant board space when compared to top mount right angle connectors. The M12 90-Degree PCB...

Commercial Instrument to Isolate and Treat Circulating Tumor Cells

April 21, 2014 9:00 am | by DeNovo Sciences | News | Comments

This newly developed technology is the first of its kind where Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) are isolated and treated with Immunochemistry, DNA FISH, mRNA FISH, and PCR chemistries on the manual JETTA100 instrument. The JETTA100 is the precursor...

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SEMDA Annual Medical Device Conference

April 21, 2014 8:33 am | by MDT Staff | Events

The 8th Annual SEMDA Conference, entitled "Thriving During Healthcare Reform," will feature an industry update by Jeffrey Shuren MD, JD, Director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).  During his presentation, Dr. Shuren...

Biomarker Test Kit Predicts Patients' Response to Drugs

April 21, 2014 7:32 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd., a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, announced today it has signed an agreement with Smart Assays to develop a commercial biomarker...

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Heart Device Lawsuits Continue Against St. Jude Over Defective Riata Lead Wires

April 18, 2014 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Torkzadeh Law Firm (TorkLaw) is now representing over 100 clients against St. Jude Medical, Inc. related to the recalled St. Jude Medical, Inc. Riata leads. In November 2011, the FDA issued a Class 1 recall of the St. Jude Medical Riata...

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