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Abbott's Test May Offer More Accurate Diagnosis of Heart Attacks in Women

September 5, 2013 10:41 am | by Abbott | News | Comments

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.

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Your Finger's Pulse Holds the Key to Your Heart's Health

September 5, 2013 10:28 am | by Jennifer Patterson, University of Iowa | News | Comments

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...

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New Laser-Based Tool Could Dramatically Improve the Accuracy of Brain Tumor Surgery

September 5, 2013 10:23 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

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.

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Clinton Defends Federal Health Care Law in Speech

September 5, 2013 10:11 am | by Andrew Demillo, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Medtronic opens doors on innovation center in Singapore

September 5, 2013 8:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

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.

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Ximedica Joins Theorem Clinical Research Strategic Alliance Group

September 5, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | Ximedica | News | Comments

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 Sells Surgical Marker Technology to Novadaq

September 5, 2013 7:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

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Heart Imaging Tech lands NIH grant to build "Corelab of the Future"

September 5, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

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.

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Lightweight DC Compressor

September 4, 2013 5:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Ease-Of-Use and Versatile Measurement Capabilities

September 4, 2013 5:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

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 Therapies

September 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.

European Market for Orthopedic Biomaterials

September 4, 2013 4:44 pm | by Kamran Zamanian, Ph.D. and Horace Wei MSc., Market Research Analyst, iData Research | Articles | Comments

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.

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Is Surgeon Driven Innovation the Future for Medical Device Development?

September 4, 2013 2:57 pm | by Fiona Haig, Manager—Surgical Sector, Sagentia | Blogs | Comments

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?

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Philips signs 10-year imaging tech contract with Dutch teaching hospital

September 4, 2013 2:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

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.

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Rochester Medical skyrockets on $262M Bard acquisition news

September 4, 2013 1:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

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.    

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