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Photos of the Day: Robotic Rehab for the Ankle

January 21, 2014 11:22 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Among the innovations in the device are sensors made of a touch-sensitive artificial skin, thin rubber sheets that contain long microchannels filled with a liquid metal alloy. When these rubber sheets are stretched or pressed, the shapes...

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Bio-Inspired Robotic Device Could Aid Ankle-Foot Rehabilitation

January 21, 2014 11:22 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

A soft, wearable device that mimics the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower leg could aid in the rehabilitation of patients with ankle-foot disorders such as drop foot, said Yong-Lae Park, an assistant professor of robotics at Carnegie...

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Covidien to Exit OneShot Renal Denervation Program

January 21, 2014 10:46 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Covidien plc has announced it will exit its OneShot Renal Denervation program. This voluntary action is primarily in response to slower than expected development of the renal denervation market. The OneShot system is an over-the-wire...   

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Infectious Disease Immunoassays Lead Market in IVD

January 21, 2014 10:40 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Immunoassays conducted for the purpose of determining the presence of infectious disease in a patient lead the market for this important IVD test, both in size of market and in the rate of revenue growth, according to The World Market for...

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What’s Behind the CV Risk Calculator Controversy?

January 21, 2014 10:20 am | by AB Newswire | News | Comments

November’s dispute over the accuracy of the cardiovascular risk calculator, unveiled with great fanfare at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, highlights both the power and limitations of “big data” in healthcare, according...

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Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System to Be Featured in Three Live Cases at 26th Annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy

January 21, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hansen Medical, Inc., a global leader in Intravascular Robotics, today announced that Dr. Barry Katzen, founder and Medical Director of Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute (Baptist Hospital of Miami), is scheduled to utilize the Magellan...

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Here Comes the Sun to Lower Your Blood Pressure

January 21, 2014 10:11 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure and thus cut the risk of heart attack and stroke, a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology suggests. Research carried out at the Universities of Southampton...

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Novo Nordisk Announces U.S. Launch of New Insulin Injection Device NovoPen Echo®

January 21, 2014 10:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, today announced the launch of the insulin delivery device NovoPen Echo in the United States. This is the first and only pen device available in the U.S. with half-unit dosing and a memory function...

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BioLineRx Receives Approval to Commence Pivotal Trial for Novel Skin Lesion Treatment

January 21, 2014 7:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioLineRx, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying, in-licensing and developing promising therapeutic candidates, announced today that it has received approval from the German Federal Institute for Drugs and...  

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Teleflex to Launch Family of Implantable Infusion Ports

January 21, 2014 7:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced FDA 510(k) clearance of a full range of Polysite Implantable Ports for exclusive distribution in the U.S. under its ARROW...  

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Air Chuck Offers Easy Access

January 20, 2014 5:26 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Northfield Precision Instrument has introduced their Model 670 air chuck. This chuck has 2 sliding jaws (0.0001” T.I.R.) with special top tooling. Northfield’s customer needed to grip the OD of a molded plastic part and have access on all 4 sides for machining in 2 set-ups – rotary and stationary.

Needle-free Swabbable Valves Designed to Combat Infection

January 20, 2014 5:19 pm | by MDT Staff | Value Plastics, A Nordson Company | Product Releases | Comments

Value Plastics has introduced a cost efficient needle-free swabable valve series featuring higher flow rates, low priming volumes, and a straight through design for unobstructed flow. Designed for the injection and aspiration of fluids, particularly for IV applications, urology, blood processing, cardiology, pharma, and disposable biopharm...

Tandem Diabetes Care Expands Voluntary Recall for Select Lots of Insulin Cartridges Used with t:slim Insulin Pump

January 20, 2014 5:10 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc., has announced that it is expanding a voluntary recall of specific lots of insulin cartridges that are used with the t:slim® Insulin Pump.  The affected cartridges may be at risk for leaking.  This could...

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Custom Metal Enclosures Service

January 20, 2014 5:00 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

METCASE has developed a new ‘Custom Enclosures Service’ based on its extensive range of metal enclosures. Many different types of enclosures can be manufactured to order including desktop, portable, wall mount and 19” rack mount cases.

Portable, Cost Effective Flexible Film Isolator

January 20, 2014 4:52 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Air Science provides containment solutions to meet any analytical need. The NEW Purair Flex provides numerous performance advantages over the competition, including: more volume, versatile tapered sleeve/glove options, easy setup, and safety options.

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