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Precision-Grade Optical Breadboards

March 28, 2013 9:27 am | by MDT Staff | Newport Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make, Manage, and Measure Light, introduces precision-grade (PG) optical breadboards with patented modal damping to improve dynamic performance.

Gamma Knife Perfexion System Supplied by American Shared Hospital Services Begins Treating Patients at Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida

March 28, 2013 8:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 28, 2013--AMERICAN SHARED HOSPITAL SERVICES (NYSE MKT:AMS), a leading provider of turnkey technology solutions for advanced radiosurgical and radiation therapy services, announced today that the Gamma Knife ® Perfexion TM system it supplied to Sacred Heart...

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Varian Medical Systems Appoints Deepak "Dee" Khuntia M.D. Vice President of Medical Affairs

March 28, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced the appointment of Deepak "Dee" Khuntia, M.D., to vice president, Medical Affairs.  He will report to Kolleen Kennedy, corporate senior vice president and president of Varian's Oncology Systems business, the world's leading provider of ...

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CardioReady Cautions FDA on New Review for Public Defibrillators

March 28, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA this month issued a new proposal on the regulatory oversight of automated external defibrillators, but at least 1 medical device maker is worried that enhanced oversight may harm public safety. Philadelphia-based CardioReady, maker of AED systems, urged that the FDA ensure that any new oversight not jeopardize the proliferation of AEDs, in the interest of public health.

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Gut Microbes Could Help Us Lose Weight

March 27, 2013 5:40 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Microbes in the gut may be a key to helping people lose weight, according to two tantalizing new studies. One study in mice found that gastric bypass surgery may aid weight loss not just by reducing the size of the stomach but also by changing the composition of the microbial population.

Recall: Spacelabs Healthcare Pulls Anesthesia Workstations over Excess CO2 Risk

March 27, 2013 4:33 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Washington-based Spacelabs Healthcare recalled a slate of its Spacelabs BleaseSirius and BleaseFocus anesthesia workstations as well as certain absorbers contained in service kits over concerns that they may contain a defect which could result in excess carbon dioxide in the gas delivered to a patient. The FDA slapped the recall with Class I status...

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FDA Cleared ChromaGen Lenses Are A Life-Changing Aid For People Struggling With Dyslexia And Other Reading Problems

March 27, 2013 3:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Words that move from left to right or up and down, words that are blurry or come in and out of focus or words that appear to float on the page, seeing double words or double sentences, re-reading the same lines - these are some of the...

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The Dawn of Genome Trolling

March 27, 2013 3:18 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Putting genome data into the public domain advances science, but nearly all of it can be linked to someone. Last week European scientists were shamed into cutting off public access to a genome sequence. As far as I know, it’s the first instance of a genome pulled from the public record.

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nSpire Health, Inc. and 4sigma GmbH Partner to Advance Respiratory Disease Management

March 27, 2013 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONGMONT, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 27, 2013--nSpire Health, Inc. and 4sigma GmbH today announced a broad partnership significantly enhancing 4sigma’s HEALTH MANAGEMENT SERVICES while expanding nSpire Health’s CLINICAL TRIAL SERVICES offering and reach in Germany and other key European markets. ...

Number of Cancer Survivors Expected to Increase to 18 Million by 2022

March 27, 2013 1:00 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

The current number of cancer survivors is 13.7 million. The increase is primarily due to aging of the population. Survival is not uniform across cancer types. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Association for Cancer Research released its second Annual Report on Cancer Survivorship in the United States in advance of the AACR Annual Meeting 2013...

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Medical Device Tax: New Confidence in Repeal Following Symbolic Senate Vote

March 27, 2013 12:21 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Opponents of the medical device tax aim to leverage a largely symbolic Senate vote to generate momentum toward repeal. When the Senate voted this month to repeal the medical device tax, they did so in a non-binding manner that was more symbolic than practical, but the move may provide opponents of the tax a new boost in rallying support for repeal.

SonoSite Launches Award-Winning AxoTrack Needle Guidance Technology

March 27, 2013 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 27, 2013--FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., the world leader and pioneering specialist in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound, today announced the launch of AxoTrack™ Needle Guidance Technology on select SonoSite Ultrasound Systems. This newly developed product, named...

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K2M Strengthens Biologics Portfolio with Launch of VENADO Bone Graft Systems

March 27, 2013 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEESBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 27, 2013--K2M, Inc., the largest privately held spinal device company in the world focused on developing innovative solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and minimally invasive procedures, today announced a major expansion of the company’s...

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Laser Measurement Sensors

March 27, 2013 11:04 am | by MDT Staff | Ramco Innovations, Optex Fa Us Sales | Product Releases | Comments

Ramco Innovations today announced the introduction of the Optex FA CD22 series of laser measurement sensors, a completely new line of sensors billed as the world’s smallest high accuracy laser measurement sensors with built in display currently on the market.

Material Processing Technologies and Products

March 27, 2013 11:00 am | by MDT Staff | Miyachi Unitek Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Miyachi Unitek’s products for the medical device industry include laser and resistance welding equipment, as well as fiber laser cutting, laser marking, and surface treatment technologies.

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