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The FDA Takes Steps to Strengthen Cybersecurity of Medical Devices

October 1, 2014 10:29 am | by FDA | News | Comments

To strengthen the safety of medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information. The final guidance, titled...

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CE Mark for LoneStar Heart’s Hydrogel Implant for the Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure

October 1, 2014 10:25 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

LoneStar Heart, Inc. has announced that it received the CE Mark for its Algisyl-LVR hydrogel implant, the company's lead product for the treatment of advanced heart failure (HF). Classified in Europe and in the U.S. as a medical device, Algisyl-LVR...

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FDA’s New Roadmap for Progress: Strategic Priorities 2014-2018

October 1, 2014 10:18 am | by Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, FDA | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates products that represent about 20 cents of every dollar American consumers spend on products. This includes the safety and effectiveness of drugs, medical devices, and vaccines, the safety of blood...

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Global Demand for Medical Disposables to Reach $245 Billion

October 1, 2014 10:02 am | by The Freedonia Group Inc. | News | Comments

Global demand for medical disposables is forecast to rise 6.6 percent annually to $245 billion in 2018. The strongest influence on growth will involve the upgrading and stricter enforcement of infection prevention protocols by hospitals and...

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Tissue Valves as Safe as Mechanical Valves in Middle-Aged Patients

October 1, 2014 9:39 am | by Mount Sinai Health System | News | Comments

New Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai research findings published in the October 1 issue of JAMA show there was no significant difference in 15-year survival or stroke rates in patients aged between 50 and 69 years who had aortic valve...

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FDA Awards Grants to Stimulate Device Development for Rare Diseases

October 1, 2014 9:33 am | by FDA | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has awarded 15 grants totaling more than $19 million to boost the development of medical device, drug, and biological products for patients with rare diseases, with at least a quarter...

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Mobile Devices in Medicine: Opportunity or IT Dilemma?

October 1, 2014 8:30 am | by Charles Settles, Product Analyst, TechnologyAdvice | Articles | Comments

Integration, network architecture, and maintenance of electronic medical devices has long been the purview of medical information technologists (ITs). However, the rise of consumer mobile devices presents a new and growing problem — or opportunity...

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Digital 40 Amp 132 Watt PoL DC-DC Converter

October 1, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Murata Power Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Murata has announced the addition of the OKDx-T/40 series of non-isolated point-of-load (PoL) DC/DC converters from Murata Power Solutions. Available in three different package formats, through-hole, single-in-line, and surface mount, the OKDx-T/40...

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Tighter Focus and Lower Costs

October 1, 2014 8:30 am | by Chetan N. Patel, President and Founder, SMC Ltd. | SMC, Ltd. | Blogs | Comments

Obviously supply chain management is very important to contract manufacturing of any kind. With the amount of regulations and sub-tier supplier management needed, the OEM needs to be confident that the product being bought by the Contract...

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DC Input EMC Filter

October 1, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Tdk - Lambda Americas | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the DC input TDK-Lambda RDEN-048050 EMC filter to complement the existing R series of AC input EMC filters.  The RDEN-048050 filter can accept an input voltage of up to 76VDC, and is rated for currents...

NIH Taps Lab to Develop Sophisticated Electrode Array System to Monitor Brain Activity

September 30, 2014 2:06 pm | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) a grant today to develop an electrode array system that will enable researchers to better understand how the brain works through unprecedented...

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Race for Proteomics Knowledge Spurs Investment and Partnerships

September 30, 2014 1:56 pm | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Proteomics is a focus point for investment and collaboration, according to a new report from Kalorama Information.  The healthcare market research publisher said that over 100 deals had occurred in proteomics in the past two years. The activity...

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Homeland Security and FDA Address Medical Device Cybersecurity

September 30, 2014 11:53 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

The Department of Homeland Security is joining forces with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to tackle the issue of medical device cybersecurity—a tacit recognition of the emerging vulnerabilities associated with healthcare technology...

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NIH Awards Initial $46 Million for BRAIN Initiative Research

September 30, 2014 11:44 am | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health announced today its first wave of investments totaling $46 million in fiscal year 14 funds to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. More than...

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Bionic Vision Australia Successfully Completes Clinical Trial of Implant in Retinitis Pigmentosa

September 30, 2014 11:35 am | by Bionic Vision Australia | News | Comments

Bionic Vision Australia (BVA), a consortium of researchers working together to develop bionic eye devices to restore a sense of vision to people with profound vision loss, today announced the successful completion of the first clinical trial...

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