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NxStage Wins Another Nod in the European Union

February 25, 2013 7:00 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

NxStage Medical won CE Mark approval in Europe for its System 1 technology, which includes new high-flow capabilities to the portable hemodialysis system. The Lawrence, Mass.-based company is gearing up to distribute this product in the European Union later this year. 

AirStrip 1 Debuts in Arizona Hospitals

February 25, 2013 6:00 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

AirStrip 1, the electronic data management system designed to link disparate medical technologies, launched last week with co-developer Dignity Health installing the system at two of its member hospitals in Arizona. Dignity Health, hoping to ease compliance with ACO regulations, increase market share, and expand clinical setting with mobile data access...

Syneron Settles Patent Lawsuit Against EndyMed

February 25, 2013 5:00 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Syneron Medical dropped a patent infringement lawsuit against EndyMed Medical and its distributor, Eclipse Aesthetics, after EndyMed agreed to stop selling its fractional skin resurfacing products in the U.S. EndyMed will continue to re-supply electrodes and other maintenance items for the products it has already sold, according to a press release.

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Volcano shares dive on lowered guidance

February 25, 2013 4:00 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Shares of Volcano were down nearly 10% on Wall Street in late-day trading Friday, after the medical device company revised its sales and earnings guidance downwards, a day after a tough 4th-quarter earnings release. The San Diego, Calif.-based firm said it expects to turn 8¢-11¢ earnings per share on $406 million-$412 million in sales.

Class I Medical Device Recall: Lumenis Limited, Lumenis VersaCut Tissue Morcellator

February 25, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Lumenis Limited is recalling certain models of VersaCut Morcellator devices to correct its labeling. There is a potential for air embolisms to occur if the aspiration tubing is hooked up backwards to the aspiration control box housing. This product may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.

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FDA Hits Depuy with Class 1 Recall over Joint Sleeve

February 24, 2013 8:35 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics is in hot water again, this time due to a limb preservation system sleeve that's being pulled out of surgery suites in a recall rated Class 1 by the FDA. The diaphyseal sleeve is used to reconnect tissues during joint surgery.

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FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Neuropace's Anti-Epilepsy Implant

February 22, 2013 6:33 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

California neurostimulation devices maker NeuroPace crept 1 step closer to an FDA win for its epilepsy implant with near-unanimous approval from the FDA's Neurological Devices Advisory Panel. The expert panelists today voted unanimously that the RNS implantable neurostimulator demonstrated safety in clinical trials...

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AACR Congratulates Recipients of the Inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

February 22, 2013 1:30 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

AACR President-elect Charles L. Sawyers, M.D. is among the 11 winners.   PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research congratulates the recipients of the first Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Nine of the 11 recipients are members of the AACR, including President-elect Charles L. Sawyers, M.D.

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Masimo's Q4 sales jump 18%, but 2012 profits drop 2%

February 22, 2013 1:04 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Masimo shares are down more than 1% since the medical device company reported its full-year and 4th-quarter results Feb. 14. The Irvine, Calif.-based firm finished 2012 strong, reporting profits of $15.0 million, or 26¢ per share, on sales of $132.2 million for the 3 months ended Dec. 31, 2012. That represents an 18% sales bump from the same quarter last year.

FDA OKs Wellaho Mobile Patient Health Monitoring System

February 22, 2013 11:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

California mobile health services company Sanitas won FDA clearance for its Wellaho system, a proprietary mobile and online platform providing a link between patients and healthcare providers. The Wellaho platform is "an outpatient management system for chronically ill patients," according to the company's website.

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DLI Announces Line of Healthcare-Centric Rugged Tablets & PDA

February 22, 2013 11:14 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LAPORTE, Ind. , Feb. 22, 2013 /- DLI, a leading manufacturer of rugged tablets, in-vehicle computers, and mobile POS devices today announced the release of three new medical-grade rugged devices - DLI 7200M Rugged Healthcare PDA, DLI 8800M Rugged Healthcare Tablet & DLI 9000M Rugged Healthcare Tablet.

Soft-Touch T-Shape Hand-Held Enclosures

February 22, 2013 10:53 am | by MDT Staff | Teko Enclosures, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

TEKO have launched the new TEKNET-T enclosures which have been designed for hand-held electronics with large displays. Typical applications include medical devices.

Cost-Effective, High-Performance Gear Reducer

February 22, 2013 10:43 am | by MDT Staff | Servo2Go.Com Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

The new Able VRB Gear Reducer is an excellent alternative for OEMs that need a cost-effective, high-performance gear reducer. The high-precision and torque handling capabilities are an ideal fit for medical equipment.

Orthofix Q4 earnings boom but sales lag on challenges overseas

February 22, 2013 10:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Orthopedic devices maker Orthofix makes big strides in its profit margin expansion program, but suffers setbacks in sales due to obstacles in international markets. Medical device maker Orthofix (NSDQ:OFIX) posted huge growth for its bottom line in both the 4th quarter and full year of 2012, but reported sliding sales and projected slow growth for the year ahead.

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Locking Mechanism for Power Cords

February 22, 2013 10:18 am | by MDT Staff | Quail Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Auto-Lock is an internal retention mechanism that actually hooks to the pins of power supply inlets and resists any axial force unless the Auto-Lock mechanism is released.

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