Abbott announced today promising preliminary results from a study presented at the ESC Congress 2013, suggesting that its high sensitive troponin test may help doctors improve the diagnosis and prognosis of patients presenting with symptoms of a heart attack.
A University of Iowa physiologist has a new technique to measure the stiffness of the aorta, a common risk factor for heart disease. And it can be as simple as measuring the pulse in your finger. The new procedure works by placing an instrument called a transducer on the finger or over the brachial artery...
A new laser-based technology may make brain tumor surgery much more accurate, allowing surgeons to tell cancer tissue from normal brain at the microscopic level while they are operating, and avoid leaving behind cells that could spawn a new tumor.
Bill Clinton urged opponents of the federal health care law Wednesday to stop trying to repeal it and instead work to improve it, as the White House enlisted the former president to make the case for its signature domestic accomplishment. Speaking at his presidential library in downtown Little Rock, Clinton offered a detailed defense and explanation of the law as a key part of its implementation nears.
Medtech titan Medtronic opened the doors on a new Center of Excellence in Singapore, where new business models will be designed, tested and scaled for Asian markets. Based in Medtronic's existing Singapore facility, the new center will also develop commercial models that may eventually extend to various markets around the globe after passing muster in a single country.
Theorem Clinical Research has announced the addition of Ximedica, a medical product development firm, to its roster of strategic alliances. With deep expertise in human factors engineering, industrial design, mechanical, electrical and software engineering, advanced manufacturing services and regulatory requirements...
TauTona Group, a medical device incubator and investor focused on the rapid development of innovative surgical products, today announced the sale of its Surgical Marker technology to Novadaq® Technologies Inc. Novadaq is a developer of clinically-relevant imaging solutions for use in surgical and outpatient wound care procedures.
Durham, N.C.-based Heart Imaging Technologies won a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in support of efforts to build a "corelab of the future." HeartIT pioneered the WebPAX system, which the company calls the 1st FDA-approved zero-footprint medical imaging workstation.
Designed for air seats, light-duty air suspension and other mobile applications, the Thomas 135 Series DC WOB-L compressor is a compact, lightweight intermittent-duty pump. Manufactured with durable components, the compressor is only 1.16 lbs (.53 kg) and is 3.6” (91.6 mm) high x 1.66” (42.2 mm) wide x 4.34” (110.3 mm) long.
IDEAL Industries has taken a major step forward in making power quality analysis easier, safer and more accurate with the introduction of its Model 806 Power Analyzer.
NxStage Urges CMS to Fix Training Reimbursement to Provide Medicare Patients Greater Access to Life-Changing Home Hemodialysis TherapiesSeptember 4, 2013 5:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
NxStage® Medical, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that it submitted public comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding its Proposed Rule for the Changes to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System for 2014.
The European market for orthopedic biomaterials saw a decline between 2010 and 2012 due to a period of economic uncertainty and severe budgetary restrictions. However, this rate of decline has been diminishing, a promising sign for future growth.
Anyone who has ever been in an OR with a surgeon will know that pleasing them with your new device is no mean feat! So should we be looking at surgical innovation in a different way? Is industry completely misaligned to the needs of the surgeon and should we be looking to our surgeon customers to drive our approach to innovation?
Technology giant Philips awarded a 10-year contract for continuous access of its ultrasound devices to the cardiology department at Medical Center Leeuwarden, a teaching hospital in the Netherlands. The Dutch hospital will also receive training services and periodic structural upgrades as part of the deal.
Both C.R. Bard and Rochester Medical got some stock market love today after the companies signed a definitive merger agreement, but Rochester was the clear Wall Street darling with a more than 40% bump in shares by early afternoon trading.