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Breast Cancer Risk Related to Changes in Breast Density as Women Age

December 3, 2013 12:01 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Automated breast density measurement is predictive of breast cancer risk in younger women, and that risk may be related to the rate at which breast density changes in some women as they age, according to research being presented today at the...

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PMA Final Decisions for August 2013

December 3, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

These are Premarket Approvals (PMA), Product Development Protocols (PDP), Supplement and Notice Decisions for August 2013. Approval for the Mobi-C Cervical Disc Prosthesis. This device is indicated in skeletally mature patients for reconstruction...

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Voluntary Recall of Philips Automated External Defibrillators

December 3, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

In September 2012, Philips Healthcare initiated a Voluntary Medical Device Recall of HeartStart Frx, HeartStart HS1 Home, and HeartStart HS1 OnSite AEDs after determining that an internal electrical component in the AED could fail, and the...

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Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Perform New Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

December 2, 2013 5:39 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Every time Susan Fischer sees someone lugging around an oxygen container, she wants to pull them aside and tell them, "It can get better." Fischer, 65, has severe emphysema, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is...

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New Generation of Servo Motor Controllers

December 2, 2013 5:24 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Nanotec has introduced their most advanced servo control to date, delivering servo performance with both stepper and BLDC motors. The N5 & NP5 controllers are fully programmable or can be controlled over EtherCAT or CANopen field bus systems.

Fiber Optic Beam Combiner Provides Plug-and-Play Simplicity for up to Eight Lasers

December 2, 2013 5:15 pm | by MDT Staff | Coherent Semiconductor Group | Product Releases | Comments

The new OBIS Galaxy from Coherent is the world’s first product to enable users to combine the output of up to eight separate lasers (spanning the 405 nm to 640 nm wavelength range) into a single-mode fiber with plug-and-play simplicity.

XpressO-Ultra Oscillators Offer Improved Phase Noise and Reduced Jitter

December 2, 2013 4:59 pm | by MDT Staff | Fox Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics has released the next generation of XpressO technology, XpressO-Ultra.

High Performance 6 1/2 Digit DMM

December 2, 2013 4:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Saelig Co. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company has introduced the GDM-8261A - a high precision 6 ½ digit Digital Multimeter with dual measurement displays, 11 measurement functions, and 10 highly accurate math functions (35ppm DC voltage accuracy) to accommodate the most frequently performed parameter measurements in many application fields.

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New breast cancer study results published in The Lancet compare targeted radiotherapy during surgery with ZEISS INTRABEAM to traditional post-surgical radiotherapy treatment

December 2, 2013 3:31 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

A new clinical trial for breast cancer, published in The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, shows that a single fraction of targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TARGIT) delivered with the ZEISS INTRABEAM ® at time of lumpectomy...

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Addressing ‘Priority Confusion’ to Speed New Product Development

December 2, 2013 2:48 pm | by Jeff Elliott, Technical Writer | Articles | Comments

Even the most successful corporations in the world frequently miss new product development launch windows. The primary reason is confused, shifting and unclear priorities, resulting in inefficient multitasking between these priorities. The losses...

Printing New Skin to Improve Burn Treatment

December 2, 2013 2:26 pm | by William Rusnak, Student, Drexel University College of Medicine | Blogs | Comments

One of the most devastating injuries a person can suffer is a burn injury. Aside from the excruciating pain, severe burns disrupt the body’s skin, its outermost layer of protection from temperature changes and, more importantly, infection...

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Diabetes: Abbott recalls blood glucose test strips

December 2, 2013 1:58 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Abbott Diabetes Care said it issued a recall of its FreeStyle blood glucose test strips after reports of falsely low results. The Alameda, Calif.-based medical device company found that the FreeStyle test strips used with Insulet's OmniPod...

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Inogen registers for $86M IPO

December 2, 2013 1:53 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Inogen registered for an initial public offering worth up to $86.3 million IPO, saying it plans to will trade on the NASDAQ exchange under the INGN symbol. The Goleta, Calif.-based medical device company makes oxygen concentrators used to...

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Computer Models of Neuronal Sound Processing in the Brain Lead to Cochlear Implant Improvements

December 2, 2013 1:47 pm | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

Children learning to speak depend on functional hearing. So-called cochlear implants allow deaf people to hear again by stimulating the auditory nerve directly. Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) are working to overcome...

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Ziehm Imaging wins $22M DoD deal

December 2, 2013 1:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The U.S. Defense Dept. extended its deal with Ziehm Imaging for a 3rd year, according to an agency memo. The $22.2 million contract extension for the Orlando, Fla.-based company includes radiology systems, subsystems, and components for...

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