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New Clinical Study Launches to Evaluate Healing of Knee Cartilage Using a Patient’s Own Regenerative Cells

June 26, 2013 6:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

InGeneron, Inc., an innovator in cell-based technologies for healthcare and veterinary medicine, announced today a study to assess the use of adult adipose derived regenerative cells to enhance cartilage healing after knee surgery. The study will utilize InGeneron’s patented Transpose RT system to prepare regenerative cells from the patient’s own fat tissue.

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PMA Final Decisions for April 2013

June 26, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

These are Premarket Approvals (PMA), Product Development Protocols (PDP), Supplement and Notice Decisions. This list is generated on a monthly basis. A PDF document that contains the "Approval letter and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness" is being added to this listing for each PMA. The PMA number will appear as a link if this document is available.

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Touchless Rotary Position Sensor

June 25, 2013 4:31 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Novotechnik U.S. has introduced the Vert-X 28HD Series of non-contact angle sensors. These magnetic sensors are designed for harsh environments. They have aluminum housing and are sealed for protection against ingress of liquids and solids to IP 69K.

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LED Light-Curing System Reduces Cost and Improves Process Control

June 25, 2013 4:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new BlueWave LED DX-1000 VisiCure from Dymax is an LED light-curing system which produces visible light energy in a relatively narrow wavelength band centered at 405 nm. This system is designed to provide users with significant advantages over conventional lamp-curing systems...

SMD Fuse with 1500A Breaking Capacity

June 25, 2013 4:14 pm | by MDT Staff | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter is extending its family of Universal Modular Fuses to include a version with 1500 A breaking capacity at rated voltages of 277 VAC/250 VDC. The high breaking capacity of the UMT-H makes this time-lag fuse ideal for applications with high short-circuit currents.

2mm Shrouded Male Connectors

June 25, 2013 4:05 pm | by MDT Staff | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max has added 2mm pitch products to their family of shrouded male pin connectors for higher density applications.  Like our .100” pitch series, these connectors are effective where a robust, secure connection is demanded, such as frequently mated interconnects and blind mate situations.

Weight Is Key in Design of Consumer MedTech

June 25, 2013 4:00 pm | by Jessica Irons, Marketing/Business Development Specialist, Sonoco Protective Solutions | Blogs | Comments

When designing a medical device that is meant to be used directly by patients in their home, the designer has to keep in mind that the environment of a patient’s home is likely going to be dramatically different compared to a medical facility.

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A Comprehensive Look at Balloon Catheter Testing

June 25, 2013 1:52 pm | by David Yanes, Director of Equipment and Catheter Technology, Interface Catheter Solutions | Interface Catheter Solutions | Articles | Comments

As balloon catheters are used in critical therapeutic applications, they simply must work as they are intended. Therefore, testing these devices must ensure that failure will not occur. This article looks at the testing process for balloon catheters and what decisions manufacturers need to consider.

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Effects of DBS on Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

June 25, 2013 11:49 am | by Andrew Johnson | Videos | Comments

In November 2012 and February 2013, Andrew Johnson underwent a surgical procedure, Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, to help control his motor symptoms. This video represents his experience of how DBS has helped him. He is using a device from Medtronic.

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Problem-Solving Governs How We Process Sensory Stimuli

June 25, 2013 11:28 am | by University of Zurich | News | Comments

Various areas of the brain process our sensory experiences. How the areas of the cerebral cortex communicate with each other and process sensory information has long puzzled neuroscientists. Exploring the sense of touch in mice, brain researchers from the University of Zurich demonstrate that the transmission of sensory information from one cortical area to connected areas depends on the task to solve and the goal-directed behavior.

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Past Brain Activation Revealed in Scans

June 25, 2013 11:11 am | by Weizmann Institute of Science | News | Comments

What if experts could dig into the brain, like archaeologists, and uncover the history of past experiences? This ability might reveal what makes each of us a unique individual, and it could enable the objective diagnosis of a wide range of neuropsychological diseases.

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Aethlon Medical Announces FDA Approval of IDE to Treat Hepatitis C (HCV) Patients

June 25, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: AEMD), announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) that allows the Company to initiate human feasibility studies of the Aethlon Hemopurifier@ in the United States. The...

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EnteroMedics Submits PMA Application for FDA Approval of VBLOC Therapy in Obesity

June 25, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM), the developer of medical devices using neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced that the Company has submitted a Premarket Approval (PMA) application to the U.S. Food...

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Custom High Torque Gear Motors

June 24, 2013 5:48 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Applimotion has introduced custom gear motors for your high torque low speed and low profile applications. The assemblies combine precision gearing and direct drive frameless motor kits to form a new high torque alternative to coupling a servo motor to a traditional gear box.

Technical Innovation Design and Development Program for Minimally Invasive Devices

June 24, 2013 5:42 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Having just celebrated six competitive years in business - Cambus Medical has launched a series of cutting edge technological advances in the medical device market including the pioneering Navigate program, a contract product development service which aids customers through the entire product development cycle.

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