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Medtronic Reports Initial Implants of Novel Stent Graft for Aortic Aneurysms Involving Branch Vessel

April 29, 2013 4:32 pm | News | Comments

Vascular specialists at Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C., and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio recently performed the initial implants of a novel stent graft system from Medtronic as part of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration initiative designed to encourage more early-stage clinical research on new medical devices in the United States.

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Right-Angle Spring-Loaded Connectors with Long Stroke Option

April 29, 2013 4:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max has added a second version to their 829 series single-row, right-angle, spring-loaded connectors. The new connector, 829-22-0XX-20-002101, has an increased mid-stroke distance of .045” (.090” full stroke) –providing more flexibility and tolerance for your assembly.

Orthocare Innovations' Prosthetic Foot Ankle System Wins 2013 Edison Award

April 29, 2013 4:24 pm | by Orthocare Innovations | News | Comments

Thomas Edison's spirit for discovery is alive and well at Orthocare Innovations, which the Edison Awards has recognized with its top award in the Science and Medicine–Assistive Device category. Orthocare won the top award for its Magellan microprocessor foot ankle system prosthetic device against tough competition, finishing ahead of products in the category from companies including Medtronic.

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DNA Testing Chip Delivers Results in One Hour, Paves Way for Personalized Drug Treatments

April 29, 2013 4:11 pm | by IMEC | Videos | Comments

Panasonic, together with the Belgium-based research institution IMEC, has developed a DNA testing chip that automates all stages of obtaining genetic information, including preprocessing. This development is expected to enable personalized, tailor-made therapy to become widespread.

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Hansen Medical to Highlight Sensei X Robotic Catheter System and New Artisan Extend Control Catheter at Heart Rhythm Society Annual Meeting

April 29, 2013 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), a global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced that it will showcase its Sensei® X Robotic Catheter System with the new Artisan Extend® Catheter at the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 34th Annual Scientific Sessions from May 8-11, 2013 in Denver,...

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Photo of the Day: Surgeries by Age Group

April 29, 2013 3:54 pm | by CompHealth | News | Comments

Going Under the Knife—Millions of Americans will have surgery this year. Whether it’s the result of an emergency, an exploratory procedure, or even elective, some surgical procedures are more common depending on your age. An infographic by the team at Top Surgeries Graphic - CompHealth.

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Bigger, Faster, Stronger—The New Fully Integrated CMO

April 29, 2013 2:40 pm | by Jon Spaeth, Director of Product Development, and Bill Welch, Chief Technology Officer, Phillips-Medisize | Phillips-Medisize | Articles | Comments

In today’s medical device manufacturing space, OEMs are seeing partners who can handle not only the product development and prototyping of their idea, but those who have the ability to take that idea into production and manufacturing. This article looks at the value of working with a fully integrated development and manufacturing partner.

Air Reservoirs Include Manifolds and Corrosion Resistant Designs

April 29, 2013 1:09 pm | by MDT Staff | Bimba Manufacturing Company | Product Releases | Comments

Bimba Manufacturing announced today the addition of three new series of air reservoirs to complement the existing Original Line design. The models in this line have been equipped with stainless steel and Delrin end caps to provide a solution for working in corrosive environments.

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Perspectives on Robots in the OR - Michael Berthelot

April 29, 2013 11:57 am | by Michael Berthelot, CEO and President, Pro-Dex Inc. | Pro-Dex | Blogs | Comments

Will the OR of the future see robots completely replace human surgeons? While there are some ways in which robots can replace human involvement during surgery, it’s unlikely that robots will completely replace human surgeons. This is because human intuition, reasoning, and experience will continue to be invaluable.

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Endocam Logic HD Brings 3-in-1 Efficiency to Endoscopic Video Systems

April 29, 2013 11:50 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

VERNON HILLS, Ill. , April 29, 2013 /- Packing unprecedented versatility into a single endoscopic video system, Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corp. introduces the Endocam Logic HD, equipped with three interchangeable, high-definition camera heads that plug in to a single control unit to perform a multitude of procedures. "It's the MVP of endoscopic video systems," said...

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Advancing Emergency Care for Kids: Emergency Physicians Do It Again

April 29, 2013 11:50 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON , April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most children with isolated skull fractures may not need to stay in the hospital, which finding has the potential to save the health care system millions of dollars a year ("Isolated Skull Fractures: Trends in Management in U.S. Pediatric Emergency Departments").  In addition, a new device more accurately estimates children's we...

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Monteris® Medical First-In-Humans Trial Published

April 29, 2013 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PLYMOUTH, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 29, 2013--Monteris Medical announced that their First-In-Humans clinical trial with the NeuroBlate ® System for neurosurgical ablation has been published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. This study was a thermal dose-escalation trial to assess the safety and...

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Video: Shape-Shifting Mobile Devices

April 29, 2013 11:14 am | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Prototype mobile devices that can change shape on-demand will be unveiled today and could lay down the foundation for creating high shape resolution devices of the future. The research paper, to be presented at one of the world's most important conferences on human-computer interfaces, will introduce the term 'shape resolution' and its ten features...

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New Stats: Plastic Surgery Trend Has Women Armed for Spring and Summer

April 29, 2013 11:03 am | by American Society of Plastic Surgeons | News | Comments

New statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that arm lifts in women have skyrocketed more than 4,000 percent in just over the last decade. It is a trend fueled, in part, by sleeveless fashions for women and more focus on strong-armed celebrities.

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How Does Pregnancy Reduce Breast Cancer Risk?

April 29, 2013 10:39 am | by BioMed Central | News | Comments

Being pregnant while young is known to protect a women against breast cancer. But why? Research in BioMed Central's open access journal Breast Cancer Research finds that Wnt/Notch signalling ratio is decreased in the breast tissue of mice which have given birth, compared to virgin mice of the same age.

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