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ENTSafety.com announces the launch of the 2014 design of the ENTSafety System for tonsil, adenoid and other throat surgeries.

January 6, 2014 1:46 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ENTSafety.com is on a mission to eliminate potentially risky and improvised surgical practices often found in throat surgeries.  While risks of mortality and morbidity in tonsillectomy and other throat surgeries are lower than for many... 

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Boston Scientific names new medical chief for interventional cardiology

January 6, 2014 1:21 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Boston Scientific today announced the appointment of Dr. Craig Thompson as senior vice president and chief medical officer for the medtech giant's interventional cardiology business. Thompson hopes to "further develop the technology...  

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Sintered Porous Materials for Medical Applications

January 6, 2014 1:18 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Porvair Filtration Group offers the regulatory approved BioVyon sintered porous plastic materials and its flagship product, Chromatrap, based upon proprietary BioVyon technology and used by researchers to identify cancer biomarkers.

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CareFusion closes Vital Signs purchase

January 6, 2014 1:15 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

CareFusion said it completed a deal with GE Healthcare to acquire Vital Signs for $500 million. Totowa, N.J.-based Vital Signs pulls in about $250 million in annual sales of devices for respiratory care, anesthesiology and patient monitoring...

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Battery Free RFID Tag with LED

January 6, 2014 12:56 pm | by MDT Staff | Farsens | Product Releases | Comments

The Stella from Farsens S.L., San Sebastián, Spain is a new battery free RFID tag equipped with a LED. Compatible with commercial EPC C1G2 compliant readers, when the reader is asking for a specific ID number, the Stella will flash its LED if it is within the reader read range.

Linear DC Micro Welder for Micro-miniature Resistance Welding

January 6, 2014 12:51 pm | by MDT Staff | Miyachi Unitek Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Miyachi Unitek has introduced the new UB29 linear DC micro welder, which offers precision control for micro-miniature resistance welding, particularly in the medical, aerospace, precision electronics, and automotive markets. Featuring single phase input, a compact size, and dual pulse schedules, the UB29 offers a precisely controlled repeatable waveform and very fast rise time.

DSP-Based System-on-Chip for Hearing Health Solutions

January 6, 2014 12:46 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has launched the Ezairo 7100 series of integrated circuits and packaged hybrids for advanced hearing aids and hearing implant devices. With five times the processing power of previous systems, the system-on-chip (SoC) provides built-in flexibility to support evolving algorithm, wireless and system-level needs.

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New MIT Technology Allows 3D Image Interaction

January 6, 2014 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a way to allow people in one place to interact with three-dimensional versions of people or objects in a different location. MIT's Tangible Media Group calls the technology...

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Medtronic Announces Acquisition of TYRX, Developer of Solutions for Surgical Site Infections

January 6, 2014 12:06 pm | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today announced that it has acquired TYRX, Inc., a privately held, New Jersey-based developer of implantable combination antibiotic drug and implanted medical devices. TYRX's product offerings include the recently FDA cleared...

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Costs for Complications from Cancer Surgical Care Extremely High

January 6, 2014 12:01 pm | by Jeff Falk, Rice University | News | Comments

Although complications from surgical care for cancer patients may seem infrequent, the costs associated with such outcomes are extremely high, according to researchers from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the University...

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Stimulating Brain Cells Stops Binge Drinking

January 6, 2014 11:38 am | by Ellen Goldbaum, University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found a way to change alcohol drinking behavior in rodents, using the emerging technique of optogenetics, which uses light to stimulate neurons. Their work could lead to powerful new ways to treat...

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New Discovery of Biomarker to Improve Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment of ESCC

January 6, 2014 11:33 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC), the major histological form of esophageal cancer, is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a biomarker, called...  

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Photos of the Day: Antimicrobial Glass

January 6, 2014 11:29 am | by Corning | News | Comments

As touch technologies proliferate, consumers are becoming aware of how bacteria can exist on mobile devices, particularly as we increasingly share touch-enabled surfaces at home, work, and elsewhere. Corning's Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass...

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Depuy Synthes Spine Launches New Tissue Implant for Spine Surgery

January 6, 2014 11:12 am | by Depuy Synthes Spine | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Spine, in collaboration with DePuy Synthes Biomaterials, announced today the U.S. launch of CONFORM SHEET, a hydrated, pliable and totally demineralized cancellous bone matrix that fills voids during posterolateral spinal fusion...

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Corning Unveils World's First Antimicrobial Cover Glass

January 6, 2014 11:04 am | by Corning | News | Comments

Corning Incorporated today unveils Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass at the International Consumer Electronics Show. It is the first EPA-registered antimicrobial cover glass. The glass is formulated with an antibacterial agent, ionic... 

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