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Cheney Feared Heart Device in Assassination Effort

October 21, 2013 12:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says he once feared that terrorists could use the electrical device that had been implanted near his heart to kill him and had his doctor disable its wireless function. Cheney has a history of heart trouble, suffering the ...

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Osiris and FDA Reach Agreement on Regulatory Pathway for Biosurgery Products

October 21, 2013 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Osiris Therapeutics has announced that it has reached agreement with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the regulatory pathway for its Biosurgery products, Grafix and Ovation. After discussions with the FDA, the regulatory status of Grafix is ...

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Bacteria Found in Breast Milk Sold on Internet

October 21, 2013 12:03 pm | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Human breast milk is sold for babies on several online sites for a few dollars an ounce, but a new study says buyer beware: Testing showed it can contain potentially dangerous bacteria including salmonella. The warning comes from researchers who bought and tested ...

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Medtronic Launches New Device to Remove Coronary Thrombus

October 21, 2013 12:01 pm | by Medtronic | News | Comments

With more than a decade of market leadership in medical devices designed to remove thrombus from coronary arteries, Medtronic has announced the U.S. launch of the Export Advance aspiration catheter, which offers ...    

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Photos of the Day: Revolutionizing the Running Watch

October 21, 2013 11:49 am | by adidas | News | Comments

adidas has introduced the miCoach SMART RUN, an intuitive wrist based running device, available November 1. Runners of all abilities will be able to track their runs using GPS mapping, monitor their heart rate off their wrist, listen to their favorite music, and get real-time coaching in ...

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Restoring Surgeons’ Sense of Touch

October 21, 2013 11:30 am | by David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

A small, wireless capsule has been developed that can restore the sense of touch that surgeons are losing as they shift increasingly from open to minimally invasive surgery. During open surgery, doctors rely on their sense of touch to identify the edges of hidden tumors and to locate hidden blood vessels and other anatomical structures: a procedure they call palpation. But this practice is not ...

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Salmonella Sensing System

October 21, 2013 11:20 am | by Jason Socrates Bardi, American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

As anyone who has ever consumed bacteria-contaminated food and experienced "food poisoning" can tell you, it's a miserable experience. Yet it's an all-too-common one, with foodborne illnesses making 1 in 6 Americans - or 48 million people - sick each year. Of these people sickened, 128,000 end up ...

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Comprehensive Offering for Electronics System Failure Analysis

October 18, 2013 4:04 pm | by MDT Staff | Evans Analytical Group | Product Releases | Comments

Evans Analytical Group (EAG) announced it has launched a comprehensive electronics system failure analysis service. Extending its proven microelectronic test and engineering services portfolio, EAG is now one of the only companies to focus on the entire system, from electronics to materials, all the way down to failure mechanisms occurring at the IC transistor level.

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Polarity Thinking in Medical Device Development

October 18, 2013 3:44 pm | by Annelies Tjebbes, Biomedical Electrical Engineer, StarFish Medical | Blogs | Comments

Polarity thinking is the management of interdependent, usually conflicting values or issues in a way to create a complementary effect. The medical device environment is full of polarities which often come into conflict or tension. Take for example...

Staying On Top

October 18, 2013 3:28 pm | by Stacey Wiebe, DP Technology | Mori Seiki Usa, Inc., Dp Technology Corp. | Articles | Comments

There is magic in machining. After all, job shops turn daydream concepts into those you can actually touch, and with nary an “Abracadabra” to boot. But Single Source, Inc.—no mom-and-pop job shop by any stretch of the imagination—is a place where parts go to be born.

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World's First Concurrent ANT+ and Bluetooth Low Energy Combo Chip

October 18, 2013 3:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra-low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announced the release of the nRF51922 System-on-Chip (SoC), the world's first multiprotocol SoC solution offering concurrent ANT+ and Bluetooth low energy wireless communication natively in a single chip.

Unique Microcontroller Evaluation Tool with Integrated Power Measurement Function

October 18, 2013 3:19 pm | by MDT Staff | Renesas Electronics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics announced the availability of the new RX111 Promotion Board (RPB), a unique and cost-effective evaluation platform designed to facilitate the evaluation of Renesas’ RX111 microcontrollers (MCUs) in a wide variety of applications, including mobile healthcare, smart meters, and industrial and building automation.

First 3D Surgical Microscopes with TrueVision 3D Technology

October 18, 2013 3:13 pm | by Leica Microsystems | News | Comments

The first 3D surgical microscopes from Leica Microsystems with TrueVision® 3D technology inside are available to customers. By incorporating the digital smart 3D system inside select models of Leica Microsystems’ surgical microscopes, the two...

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Software Solution Helps Med Devices Comply with FDA Ruling

October 18, 2013 2:54 pm | by MDT Staff | Sparta Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Sparta Systems announced the release of TrackWise UDI eSubmission Manager. TrackWise is the company’s award winning EQMS that is used by leading medical device companies for complaint handling, adverse event reporting, non-conformance investigation, Corrective Action/Preventive Action (CAPA), registration tracking, and other quality and regulatory processes.

Radical Recoding

October 18, 2013 2:45 pm | by Wyss Institute | News | Comments

In two parallel projects, researchers have created new genomes inside the bacterium E. coli in ways that test the limits of genetic reprogramming and open new possibilities for increasing flexibility, productivity, and safety in biotechnology...

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