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FDA Approval for New Defibrillators and Heart Failure Devices

April 16, 2014 10:17 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received FDA approval for its latest generation of defibrillators and heart failure devices designed to advance patient care. The newly approved devices include the DYNAGEN MINI and INOGEN MINI ICDs, as well as...

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Preliminary Injunction Against Guidezilla Catheter Vacated by Federal Circuit

April 16, 2014 10:09 am | by Vascular Solutions | News | Comments

Vascular Solutions, Inc. announced that a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today vacated the preliminary injunction that was previously issued by the District Court for the District of Minnesota effective...

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IQuum Deal Gives Roche Turnkey Entry Into Molecular POC Testing Market

April 16, 2014 9:55 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Kalorama Information says Roche is saving time and gaining market potential with its recent acquisition of testmaker IQuum. According to the healthcare market research publisher, the $450 million deal comes in the wake of a similarly minded...

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Optimal Commercial Operations and Analytics Increasingly Important for Medical Technology Companies

April 16, 2014 9:45 am | by ZS Associates | News | Comments

As medical technology purchasing decisions shift from individuals or hospital departments to ever-larger Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs), key account management in today’s medical technology companies is a top priority – and commercial...

LED Holders

April 16, 2014 8:15 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The solderless panel mount LED holders combine simple and fast assembly with reliability and ruggedness. Offering quick and easy threaded connections into a broad selection of panel lenses, the CNX 440 Series and CNX 460 LED receptacles...

Multilayer Varistors

April 16, 2014 8:10 am | by MDT Staff | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ZV Series of SMD multilayer varistors is now available with nickel barrier terminations. Nickel barrier terminations are compatible with most manufacturing processes and are easier to work with than palladium silver terminations...

Bluetooth Low Energy Stack

April 16, 2014 8:05 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announces S110 SoftDevice v7.0, the next major release of its Bluetooth low energy stack, for the nRF51822 Bluetooth low energy and 2.4GHz proprietary System-on-Chip (SoC)...

Simulated Polypropylene

April 16, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Stratasys Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today introduced Endur, an advanced simulated polypropylene material for use with all Objet EdenV, Objet Connex, Objet500 Connex3...

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FDA Seeks Comment on Proposed Health IT Strategy that Aims to Promote Innovation

April 15, 2014 2:28 pm | by Bakul Patel, Senior Policy Advisor, CDRH | Blogs | Comments

Health information technology (IT) offers many benefits to the American people and health care providers. Health IT products, technologies and services can prevent medical errors, improve efficiency and health care quality, reduce costs...

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DNA Alternative to Pap Smear Sparks Medical Debate

April 15, 2014 1:53 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear. The new...

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Researching the Use of Google Glass to Help People with Parkinson's

April 15, 2014 12:28 pm | by Newcastle University | Videos | Comments

A team from the University's Digital Interaction research group in Culture Lab have been working with Google Glass to see how the technology can be used to help people with Parkinson's disease. Find out how Glass is being used in the project...

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Google Glass Puts the Focus on Parkinson's

April 15, 2014 12:25 pm | by Newcastle University | News | Comments

The next generation of wearable computing is being trialed for the first time to evaluate its potential to support people with Parkinson’s. Experts at Newcastle University are investigating Google Glass as an assistive aid to help people with...

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Simple Test in the Ambulance Saves Lives After Heart Attack

April 15, 2014 12:04 pm | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

A new study from the University of Surrey, published today in the journal Heart, has identified a positive link between the survival of heart attack patients and the use of an electrocardiogram (ECG), by ambulance crews. Researchers, funded...

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Researchers Transplant Regenerated Esophagus

April 15, 2014 11:58 am | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

Tissue engineering has been used to construct natural oesophagi, which in combination with bone marrow stem cells have been safely and effectively transplanted in rats. The study, published in Nature Communications, shows that the transplanted...

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Targeting Cancer with a Triple Threat

April 15, 2014 11:49 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Delivering chemotherapy drugs in nanoparticle form could help reduce side effects by targeting the drugs directly to the tumors. In recent years, scientists have developed nanoparticles that deliver one or two chemotherapy drugs, but it has...

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