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AACR Opposes Bill to Exempt Cigars From FDA Regulation

May 1, 2013 9:00 am | by AACR | News | Comments

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) formally issued letters to all members of the House of Representatives and the Senate urging them to oppose recently introduced legislation that would exempt many cigars from regulation. The FDA currently regulates cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and roll-your-own cigarette tobacco, and...

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Guided Therapeutics’ LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan Clinical Trial Results to be Published in Journal, Gynecologic Oncology

May 1, 2013 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2013--Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB & OTCQB: GTHP) today announced that multi-center, clinical trial results for the LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan are set to be published in an upcoming issue of Gynecologic Oncology, the official publication of the ...

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PLC Systems Receives First European Patent for RenalGuard(R)

May 1, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PLC Systems Inc. (OTCQB: PLCSF), a company focused on innovative medical device technologies, today announced it has been granted its first patent for RenalGuard® by the European Patent Office (EU Patent Number 2010268). This patent covers the core RenalGuard device and its redundant...

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Elixir Medical Corporation to Announce Six-Month Results of the DESolve Fully Bioresorbable Coronary Scaffold System Pivotal Trial at Late Breaking Trial Session of EuroPCR

May 1, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2013--Elixir Medical Corporation, a developer of products that combine state-of-the-art medical devices with advanced pharmaceuticals, announced today that it will release six-month pivotal, clinical trial results for its fully bioresorbable drug-eluting...

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Epocrates App is #1 Among U.S. Physicians, Again

May 1, 2013 6:47 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Epocrates remains the dominant medical application on physicians' mobile devices in 2013. Epocrates, Inc., an athenahealth company, reigns as the digital health care leader in terms of app reach, according to the recently released Manhattan Research Taking the Pulse U.S. 2013 annual study of physicians' technology adoption and behavior.

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Brushed Chrome Option for IP65 Rated Pushbuttons

April 30, 2013 5:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Nkk Switches | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switches, today announced it has updated its YB2 Series of 24mm square and 25mm round tamperproof pushbuttons. New to the series is a brushed chrome cap and bezel option for non-illuminated models.

From Almost Invisible to 1.0mm Thick Foils for Research Applications

April 30, 2013 5:23 pm | by MDT Staff | Goodfellow Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Foils as thin as 0.00025mm are among the many foils available from Goodfellow for research and product development. More than 50 pure metals and approximately 100 alloys are represented in the company’s full line of foils, with some of them – rolled or deposited in Goodfellow’s own production department – not available from any other supplier.

Engineered Metal Solutions to Showcase at MD&M East Exposition

April 30, 2013 4:56 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ATW Companies will be highlighting its leadership in engineered metal solutions for medical devices at the MD&M East Exposition, Booth #3434 from June 18-20, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Foil on Ceramic Carrier Current Sense Chip Resistors

April 30, 2013 4:35 pm | by MDT Staff | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole announced the release of the CSRF0603 and CSRF0402 sizes to add to their broad current sense resistor product group. The CSRF0603 is available in resistance values from 5 to 10 milliohms in 1% tolerance and 75 ppm TCR.

MD&M East 2013

April 30, 2013 4:30 pm | by MDT Staff | Events

The newly reformatted MD&M East four day conference running alongside the tradeshow, covers everything you need to know from concept development to supplier management, giving you the essential updates to successfully management every step in the product development efficiently and cost effectively.

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RAPID 2013: Additive Manufacturing Solutions

April 30, 2013 4:14 pm | by MDT Staff | Events

No longer an "emerging technology," additive manufacturing is leading industry innovation. From design, to prototype to production parts—vision becomes reality at SME’s RAPID Conference and Exposition. This technology has moved beyond ‘plastic’ parts of the past to full scale production in metals, alloys and more. See what’s possible for your operation at RAPID 2013.

Pre-Clinical Study and Initial Clinical Experience Highlight Potential Benefits of Hansen Medical's Robotic Technology in Treating Carotid Arteries

April 30, 2013 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), a global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced the results from a recently published pre-clinical study describing potential benefits of Hansen Medical's robotic technology for the treatment of carotid arteries. The study results appeared in...

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The Value of 5S Workplace Organization Methodology Programs

April 30, 2013 3:42 pm | by Jim Norton, President, Custom Products & Services, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Many manufacturing facilities have opted to follow the path toward a “5S” workplace organizational and housekeeping methodology as part of continuous improvement or lean manufacturing processes. 5S is a system to reduce waste and optimize productivity through maintaining an orderly workplace and using visual cues to achieve more consistent operational results.

Cut to the Bone

April 30, 2013 2:54 pm | by Gus Breiland, Customer Service Engineer Manager, Proto Labs Inc. | Proto Labs, Inc. | Articles | Comments

As material costs rise, designers are attempting to use as little as possible for their components without sacrificing the functionality or durability of a part. While this is the goal for virtually every designer across every industry, accomplishing it can be a challenging task. Using rapid injection molding for prototype parts, designers can get a much better handle on achieving this task.

Femasys Launches FemCerv Endocervical Sampler, A Revolutionary Solution For Cervical Cancer Screening

April 30, 2013 2:25 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ATLANTA, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Femasys Inc., a medical device developer of women's healthcare solutions, announced today the U.S. launch of the 510(k) cleared FemCerv™, an innovative endocervical curettage device.  FemCerv is designed to collect a complete,...

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