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SpineGuard Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Miniaturized and Directional Versions of Its Pediguard® Platform

August 28, 2013 11:40 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

SpineGuard announced today that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance of three new products that complete its PediGuard platform of single-use drilling instruments which secure the pedicle screw pilot hole: Two miniaturized versions of its classic and curved range, and a directional version of its cannulated series.

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MEMS in Medical Applications Market is Expected to Reach USD 6.5 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research

August 28, 2013 11:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, MEMS is defined as devices made up of miniaturized mechanical and electromechanical elements using micro fabrication techniques. MEMS comprises of miniaturized structures such as sensors, actuators and microelectronics.

First Patient Implant of Stroke Treatment Device

August 28, 2013 10:53 am | by MicroTransponder | News | Comments

The Vivistim System has been developed to treat stroke patients that experience an upper-limb deficit following their stroke. These are patients that are unable to fully recover the use of their upper-limbs at least 6 months following their stroke. A United Kingdom based clinical trial is underway using the Vivistim System in the Glasgow and Newcastle areas.

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FDA clears Dallen Medical's compression for sternal closure

August 28, 2013 10:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA cleared a next-generation sternum compression band made by California bone repair company Dallen Medical. The company's Compressyn Band, used for breastbone closure, features a new polymer coating that older lines of the Compressyn products lack.

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Researcher Controls Colleague’s Motions in 1st Human Brain-to-Brain Interface

August 28, 2013 10:25 am | by Doree Armstrong and Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain signal via the Internet to control the hand motions of a fellow researcher.  

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Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans: A Pilot Study

August 28, 2013 10:23 am | by University of Washington | Videos | Comments

A video of example trials from a pilot study of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans conducted by Rajesh Rao, Andrea Stocco, and colleagues at the U of Washington, Seattle. Using electrical brain recordings and a form of magnetic stimulation, Rajesh Rao sent a brain signal to Andrea Stocco on the other side of the UW campus, causing Stocco’s finger to move on a keyboard.

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Rapid, Early Detection Method for Organ Transplant Injury

August 28, 2013 10:03 am | by Chempetitive Group | News | Comments

A recently reported blood test for the early detection of organ transplant injury could enable more timely therapeutic intervention in transplant patients and thus help to avoid longer term damage. As described by scientists at the University Medical Center Göttingen and Chronix Biomedical, a molecular diagnostics company...

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Combating Concussions

August 28, 2013 10:01 am | by San Diego State University | News | Comments

In the United States there are millions of sports related concussions each year, but many go undiagnosed because for some athletes, the fear of being benched trumps the fear of permanent brain damage, and there is no objective test available to accurately diagnose concussions on the sidelines. Researchers at San Diego State University have set out to change that.

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Medinol goes after J&J's Cordis in stent patent war

August 28, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Cordis Corp., the stent-making arm of Johnson & Johnson, got out of the coronary stent game 2 years go, but that's not stopping Israeli medical device company Medinol from suing Cordis for patent infringement with the Cypher and Cypher Select stents it no longer makes.

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LDR Receives First FDA Approval for Two-Level Cervical Disc Replacement

August 28, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

LDR, a privately held medical device company offering exclusive spinal implant technologies for both non-fusion and fusion applications, today announced that it has received a letter of approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowing the commercial sale and distribution of the Mobi-C Cervical Disc (Mobi-C) for two-level indications...

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BioTime Receives Approval to Begin Human Clinical Trials of Renevia

August 28, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

BioTime, Inc. today announced that it has received approval from The Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS) to begin human clinical trials of Renevia™, a unique biomaterial used as a delivery matrix for autologous adipose derived cells to treat the loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue (lipoatrophies) arising from trauma, surgical resection, and congenital defects and disease.

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July/August 2013 Digital Edition

August 27, 2013 5:07 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Innovative control technology offers medical professionals and technicians the potential to do much more with diagnostic imaging equipment. “A New Dimension in Diagnostics,” this issue's cover story, looks at intuitive controls for radiological applications.

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InVivo tanks on push-back for spinal injury trial

August 27, 2013 4:05 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

InVivo Therapeutics announced a push-back on its time-lines for enrollment in a clinical trial examining its spinal cord injury treatment, a move that brought NVIV shares down by nearly half today. InVivo announced that, under the terms of its FDA investigational device exemption, each trial patient must be followed for 3 months...

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Designing Medical Electronics

August 27, 2013 3:16 pm | by Guy Francfort, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, MEGA Electronics Inc. | Mega Electronics, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Guy Francfort, vice president of sales and marketing for MEGA Electronics Inc., was a part of the staff written article, “Portability Is the Name of the Game.” He took time to present a full array of responses that were not able to be included in the article, so they are presented here.

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Dual Channel MOSFETs Simplify Synchronous Buck Design

August 27, 2013 3:14 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics has launched an asymmetric-dual N-channel enhancement mode power MOSFET targeting synchronous buck dc/dc converter power designs.

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