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Fitting Devices to the Patient with Machining

November 22, 2013 3:00 pm | by Ted Driggs, Program Management Principal Engineer, Okuma | Okuma America Corporation | Blogs | Comments

I predict that by using the cloud combined with MRI and CT scan technologies, there may be a time when medical devices will be partially created to fit the human patient prior to surgery and the final fitting will come next door to the Hospital...

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Optimize System Power Consumption with Nanopower Op-Amps

November 22, 2013 2:52 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics’ TSU10X nanopower op-amps, which are part of the ST micropower op-amp family, provide ultra-low power consumption over the full operating temperature range, allowing engineers to optimize power budget and battery lifetime wherever quiescent current is the major concern.

Total Chemical Resistant Se Aire-stream Fume Hood

November 22, 2013 2:43 pm | by MDT Staff | HEMCO Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Aire-Stream Fume Hood is constructed entirely of chemical resistant, flame retardant, non-metallic composite resin materials and features an exclusive “Unitized” construction that does not require screws, bolts, rivets, or metallic hardware to assemble.

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NxStage debuts 3 new home-dialysis products

November 22, 2013 2:39 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

NxStage Medical debuted 3 new products this week during the American Society of Nephrology's Annual Kidney Week 2013. The Lawrence, Mass-based medical device company trotted out its System One S, the next generation of NxStage's System...

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Sliding Jaw Air Chuck

November 22, 2013 2:35 pm | by MDT Staff | Northfield Precision Instrument Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Northfield Precision Instrument Corporation, a leader in the design and manufacture of precision workholding chucks, introduces their Model 650 Sliding Jaw air chuck. This air chuck, with 0.0001” TIR, has special quick-change jaws and a hard stop.

Vital Therapies delays IPO on 'poor market conditions'

November 22, 2013 2:20 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

San Diego, Calif.-based Vital Therapies Inc. decided to put off its initial public offering for an undisclosed period of time, hoping market conditions will improve for its liver failure cell-based therapy. The IPO was supposed to launch this week...

NFC-Enabled Sensors Provide Promise for Diabetics and Others

November 22, 2013 2:15 pm | by Oluf Alminde, Senior Marketing Manager (Power & Wireless), ams AG | Articles | Comments

With more than 350 million children and adults afflicted with diabetes globally, both healthcare professionals and patients welcome ways to make the treatment process easier and less painful. Today, patients typically self-administer blood glucose...

CMS proposes cardiac rehab for patients with chronic heart disease

November 22, 2013 1:13 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medicare regulators issued a new Proposed Decision Memo, offering expanded coverage for cardiac rehabilitation services for certain patients with heart failure. The federal agency opened up its traditional public commenting period, soliciting...

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Surgical Marker Provides New Tool for Breast Cancer Patients

November 22, 2013 12:29 pm | by Focal Therapeutics | News | Comments

Focal Therapeutics announced that its BioZorb three-dimensional tissue marker has now been successfully used in over 100 patients - marking a significant milestone for the company and the field of post-surgical radiation treatment for breast...

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Kinetic Concepts wins FDA OK for new wound therapy device

November 22, 2013 12:08 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Kinetic Concepts Inc. said it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a new negative-pressure wound therapy device, the V.A.C.Via, saying it plans to have it on the market in early December. The V.A.C.Via is a portable wound care system featuring...

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New Materials with Potential Biomedical Applications

November 22, 2013 11:40 am | by Suomen Akatemia (Academy of Finland) | News | Comments

Bisphosphonates are a group of compounds that have become well-known and are extensively used as drugs for treating bone-related diseases, such as osteoporosis. New uses for bisphosphonates were discovered, as their ability to form physical gels...

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New Patent for Orthotic and Orthopedic Inserts

November 22, 2013 11:40 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Lisa Pamintuan, President of New York College of Health Professions announces the issuance of US Patent #8,583,272 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This new patent will not only change the cost curve for customized orthotic...

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Scientists Grow Artificial Skin Using Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

November 22, 2013 11:37 am | by University of Granada | News | Comments

This important scientific breakthrough, developed by the University of Granada, will aid the immediate use of artificially-grown skin for major burn patients, since the skin could be stored in tissue banks and made available when needed. One of...

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Abiomed loses IR exec to Boston Scientific | Personnel Moves

November 22, 2013 11:36 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Susan Vissers Lisa, the former director of investor relations at Abiomed, was named vice president of IR at Boston Scientific. Apart from her most recent role at Abiomed, Lisa's résumé includes stints at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Cowen & Co...

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Researchers Find Chemical Signature for 'Fast' Form of Parkinson's

November 22, 2013 11:32 am | by Mark Wheeler, UCLA | News | Comments

The physical decline experienced by Parkinson's disease patients eventually leads to disability and a lower quality of life. Depending on the individual, the disorder can progress rapidly or slowly. Scientists at UCLA and colleagues have now...

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