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Crospon Receives FDA Clearance for EsoFLIP® Dilation Catheter

October 11, 2013 5:20 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Crospon has today announced that it has received FDA clearance for its EsoFLIP ® balloon dilation catheter. This is the first product the in what will be a suite of dilation catheter products to be used for dilation procedures in the esophagus...

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UNC Health Care Uses IBM Analytics to Manage Medical Data and Improve Patient Care

October 10, 2013 9:31 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM today announced that UNC Health Care is using IBM big data analytics to help hospital workers reduce costly and preventable readmissions, decrease mortality rates, and ultimately improve the quality of life for patients. Most healthcare organizations today are drowning in data...

DePuy Synthes Spine And Brainlab To Advance Image-Guided Spine Surgery

October 10, 2013 8:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Spine announced it is expanding its collaboration with Brainlab through the worldwide launch of navigation-ready instrumentation for its leading spine systems, and an exclusive global agreement to co-market Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT...

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Rochester Medical To Hold Special Meeting Of Shareholders November 13, 2013 To Approve Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By C.R. Bard

October 10, 2013 6:14 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Rochester Medical Corporation has established a record date and a special meeting date for the Company's shareholders to consider and vote on the proposal to adopt the previously announced agreement to be acquired by a subsidiary of C.R. Bard...

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Chemical Etching the Next Generation of Resonating Biosensors

October 10, 2013 5:11 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Highland Biosciences Limited has partnered with Precision Micro in the development and manufacture of a miniaturized ‘tuning fork’ biosensor.

HelpMeSee Celebrates World Sight Day By Successfully Testing Leading Edge Virtual Cataract Eye Surgery Simulator

October 10, 2013 5:11 pm | by PR Newswire | Moog Components Group | News | Comments

In recognition of World Sight Day, HelpMeSee – global campaign to eliminate cataract blindness  – and Moog – a worldwide designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision control components and systems – have achieved a significant milestone...

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One of the Few 1000:1 Ratios in the Industry

October 10, 2013 5:05 pm | by MDT Staff | Groschopp, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Groschopp has announced the release of an additional five ratios to their standard PL7300 planetary gearbox product line. In addition to our current robust design, we have nearly doubled our yield torque creating a longer life and use in a wider range of applications.

IVD Japan 2014

October 10, 2013 4:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Events

Launched in response to huge demands from the industry! Asia’s ONLY Exhibition & Conference specialized in Diagnostics and Testing for Personalized Medicine, concurrently held with BIOtech 2014 Japan, Asia’s largest bio event.

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FABTECH 2014

October 10, 2013 4:37 pm | by MDT Staff | Events

With the success of the inaugural event in 2012, FABTECH Canada will be back in Toronto in 2014, more expansive than before. The only event of its kind in this country, FABTECH Canada brings the most relevant and important information on industry standards, new products and latest technologies to the Canadian market.

Medical Electronics Symposium

October 10, 2013 4:31 pm | by SMTA/iNEMI | Events

SMTA and iNEMI announce the program for the two-day Medical Electronics Symposium. The event will be held November 12-13, 2013 at the Embassy Suites in Milpitas, CA. The symposium will focus on medical electronic devices, carriers and components, advanced assembly techniques, reliability and the complex global regulatory requirements (including RoHS) required for medical applications.

INNO-VENTION 2013

October 10, 2013 4:16 pm | by MDT Staff | Events

Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION Conference showcases to the world the merging and innovative products, technologies, and leaders from the life science and health care industries in Southeast Michigan. This year’s conference focuses on the interrelationship between medical devices and heath IT – including the impact of mobile technology.

A Better Way to Make Medical Instruments Come Clean

October 10, 2013 3:48 pm | by LMS | Articles | Comments

Founded in 1899, Miele is a world leader in premium domestic products such as cooking, baking, and steam-cooking appliances; refrigeration products; coffee makers; dishwashers; laundry; and floor-care products. Miele also produces specialized dishwashers, washer-extractors, and tumble dryers for commercial use as well as washer-disinfectors and sterilizers used in medical and laboratory settings.

Photo of the Day: Hearing Deafening Music

October 10, 2013 2:58 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

For many, music is a universal language that unites people when words cannot. But for those who use cochlear implants—technology that allows deaf and hard of hearing people to comprehend speech—hearing music remains extremely challenging...

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Weight Loss Through the Use of Intestinal Barrier Sleeves

October 10, 2013 2:29 pm | by Helmholtz Zentrum München | News | Comments

Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, in cooperation with the University of Cincinnati, have discovered that the placement of a non-permeable tube in the small intestine leads to reduced nutrient absorption and consequently to reduced obesity...

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It’s a Man’s World

October 10, 2013 2:28 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor, MDT | Blogs | Comments

The lack of women in engineering has been an ongoing issue for some time. In terms of progress, we have seen some marvelous improvements and change for the better. But according to the National Science Foundation’s most recent statistics, an astonishing gender disparity remains...

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