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Medtronic Renal Denervation Device Offers Significant Drops in Blood Pressure After Treatment

October 31, 2013 2:39 pm | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. presented three-year data from SYMPLICITY HTN-2, the first and longest-running randomized, controlled clinical trial of renal denervation, which continue to demonstrate results consistent with data reported previously at six, 12...

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Gore begins $857M Bard payback with $36M royalty payment

October 31, 2013 1:58 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

W.L. Gore & Associates began paying out the $857.4 million it owes C.R. Bard for infringing a stent graft patent with a $35.7 million royalty check, according to court documents. Gore could still be on the hook for another $206.5 million, according...

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Abiomed surges on Medicare move not to change reimbursement rate

October 31, 2013 1:20 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Shares of Abiomed surged nearly 10% today after news broke that Medicare will maintain the reimbursement rate for its flagship Impella heart pump. The Danvers, Mass.-based medical device company's stock took a roller-coaster ride last month...

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p-BNC, The Programmable Bio-Nano-Chip: Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE Finalist

October 31, 2013 12:51 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The McDevitt Research Group, a medical micro device group committed to improving the speed, accuracy and affordability of global disease diagnosis, announces the p-BNC, the Programmable Bio-Nano-Chip system. Currently under development...  

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Technology Helps Surgeons See Cancer Tissue

October 31, 2013 11:30 am | by Purdue Research Park | News | Comments

OnTarget Laboratories LLC has teamed with partners in academia to test a novel optical imaging technology developed at Purdue University that could help surgeons see cancer tissue during surgery. The technology, developed by Philip Low...  

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Imaging Breast Cancer with Light

October 31, 2013 11:25 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and cancer deaths among women worldwide. Routine screening can increase breast cancer survival by detecting the disease early and allowing doctors to address it at this critical stage...

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A Metamaterial Lens Has Ten Times More Power

October 31, 2013 11:02 am | by University of Sydney | News | Comments

A lens with ten times the resolution of any current lens, making it a powerful new tool for the biological sciences has been developed by researchers at the University of Sydney. "This advance means we can unlock previously inaccessible information...

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Photos of the Day: New Material for Depression

October 31, 2013 10:47 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

In transcranial magnetic stimulation, special coils create a fluctuating magnetic field that then generates a weak electrical field that can travel through the scalp and skull noninvasively. The electrical signal activates neurons in targeted parts...

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How a Metamaterial Might Improve a Depression Treatment

October 31, 2013 10:38 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A brain stimulation technique that is used to treat tough cases of depression could be considerably improved with a new headpiece designed by University of Michigan engineers. Computer simulations showed that the headpiece—a square array...

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PENTAX Medical Company Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of OF-B194 Gas/ Water Valve

October 31, 2013 10:16 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

On September 16, 2013, PENTAX Medical Company initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of 76 PENTAX Gas/ Water Valves, model OF-B194. The valves were offered as a separate purchase for use with PENTAX GI Video Endoscopes (90i/90k series...

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Study Compares Provisional and Two-Stent Strategies for Coronary Bifurcation Lesions

October 31, 2013 10:15 am | by Cardiovascular Research Foundation | News | Comments

A new clinical trial shows that a two-stent technique for treatment of bifurcation lesions with a large stenotic side branch was not associated with significant improved outcomes compared to a provisional stenting approach. The findings from the...

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A Mimic of 'Good Cholesterol' Could Someday Treat Cardiovascular Disease

October 31, 2013 10:12 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

A new type of "good cholesterol," made in the lab, could one day deliver drugs to where they are needed in the body to treat disease or be used in medical imaging, according to scientists. Their report on the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) mimic...

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MedStar Heart Institute and Infraredx, Inc Initiate the Lipid Rich Plaque (LRP) Study to Evaluate Prediction of Heart Attacks

October 31, 2013 9:57 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

MedStar Heart Institute of Washington, D.C. and Infraredx, Inc., a medical device company committed to advancing the diagnosis and management of coronary artery disease, today announced the initiation of the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study...

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Microcurrent Generating Wound Dressing for Acute Wounds

October 31, 2013 9:35 am | by Procellera | Videos | Comments

Procellera is a unique wound dressing with wireless microcurrent technology that provides an advanced wound healing solution for the management of wounds. Silver and zinc are applied on the device surface in a dot matrix pattern, creating...

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First Aid Teams Set to Improve Heart Attack Survival with Pocket Manual

October 31, 2013 9:30 am | by European Society of Cardiology (ESC) | News | Comments

First aid teams are set to improve the survival of heart attack patients with the first pocket-sized manual on acute cardiac conditions. The toolkit was created by expert members of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) to help ...

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