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SynCardia Co-Founder Honored with Pioneer in Transplantation Award at ISHLT

May 16, 2013 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that world-renowned heart surgeon and SynCardia co-founder Jack G. Copeland, MD, was awarded the prestigious Pioneer in...

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St. Jude Medical Announces European Approval of 3-D Vessel Reconstruction Technology to Aid Physicians in Stent Placement

May 16, 2013 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2013--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced CE Mark approval of its ILUMIEN ™ OPTIS ™ PCI Optimization System ™, a new technology designed to provide physicians with a comprehensive disease assessment tool for...

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American Association for Cancer Research CEO Recognized With Prestigious Award From Fox Chase Cancer Center

May 16, 2013 8:00 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), was honored with the 2013 Stanley P. Reimann Honor Award for her deep and far-reaching contributions to cancer science and medicine at a celebration hosted by Fox Chase Cancer Center, held last night in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Biosensors to Acquire Assets of Spectrum Dynamics

May 16, 2013 7:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Biosensors International Group, Ltd., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices, announced on May 13, 2013 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all assets of Spectrum Dynamics, a leader in advanced functional assessment technologies, including those used to evaluate patients for cardiac interventions, subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions.

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Stryker And DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Settlement News Update

May 16, 2013 6:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Legal-Bay LLC, the Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, has issued an update on two major hip implant litigations in the mass tort market.  And the results are completely different. Legal-Bay believes the Stryker hip litigation on the ABG II and the Rejuvenate which have been already recalled by the company will see a smoother road for plaintiffs looking for a settlement in the not so distant future. 

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Center for Devices and Radiological Health Appeals Processes - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff

May 16, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This guidance document describes the processes available to outside stakeholders to request additional review of decisions or actions by CDRH employees. This guidance supersedes “Medical Device Appeals and Complaints: Guidance for Dispute Resolution,” and “Resolving Scientific Disputes Concerning The Regulation of Medical Devices, A Guide to Use of the Medical Devices Dispute Resolution Panel; Final Guidance for Industry and FDA."

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Center for Devices and Radiological Health Appeals Processes: Questions and Answers About 517A - Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff

May 16, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

This draft guidance document provides CDRH proposed interpretation of key provisions of Section 517A of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), which was added by section 603 of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) of 2012, as those provisions..

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UCB and IBM Collaborate to Personalize Care for Epilepsy Patients

May 15, 2013 9:47 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

UCB and IBM today announced the completion of the initial phase of a project designed to harness the power of analytics to help healthcare providers deliver more highly personalized care to people living with epilepsy. The milestone marks the critical first step in the path towards eventually harnessing the transformative power of cognitive computing capabilities, such as IBM Watson, for epilepsy care.

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CCS Medical Moves Forward as Medicare Winner

May 15, 2013 6:26 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective July 1, CCS Medical, a leading provider of home delivery medical equipment and supplies, will be one of only 18 Medicare mail order suppliers providing diabetic testing supplies nationwide.

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Precision Laser and Micro Manufacturing Capabilities for Medical Devices

May 15, 2013 5:10 pm | by MDT Staff | Joining Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Joining Technologies is highlighting its precision laser and micro manufacturing capabilities for the medical market at MD&M East. Engineering experts will be on hand to discuss Joining Technologies’ capabilities for precision laser cutting and welding, as well as expanded micro manufacturing capabilities...

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GE Healthcare Unveils Exclusive Imaging Technology for Joint Replacements and Implanted Devices

May 15, 2013 4:33 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

At an event held at Hospital for Special Surgery, GE Healthcare introduced MAVRIC SL, a novel magnetic resonance imaging technique designed to address the growing clinical need to more accurately image soft tissue and bone in patients with MR Conditional-labeled implants, such as joint replacements and other instrumentation.

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Dual and Triple Wavelength Fiber-Coupled Lasers

May 15, 2013 4:23 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

OSI Laser Diode has introduced two unique fiber-coupled lasers for optical test instruments available in compact, dual-wavelength or triple-wavelength packages. Both offer high peak optical power and feature divisional wavelength values of 650 nm, 850 nm, 1310 nm, 1550 nm, and 1625 nm and 1650nm. 

MicroPort Gets Knee Simulations Up and Running

May 15, 2013 4:20 pm | by Nick O’Donohoe, Senior Account Executive, Parker Group | Articles | Comments

Knees can perform extraordinary tasks, but when all the activity they encounter takes too great a toll over time, total knee replacement surgery may be advisable. Product developers and manufacturers have to create total knee replacement implants that will perform as long as possible. Realistic simulation with finite element analysis software has now become vital to that process.

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DC Motor for Fine Rotary Motions

May 15, 2013 4:07 pm | by MDT Staff | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new – big and powerful – RE 30 EB precious metal brushed motor is a special and rare drive, and for certain applications, it's exactly what's needed. Precious metal brushes are known for ensuring low, constant contact resistance over the entire service life, a characteristic that makes control far easier.

Next Generation Cylindrical Photo Sensors

May 15, 2013 3:40 pm | by MDT Staff | Omron Automation and Safety | Product Releases | Comments

Omron Automation and Safety has developed a new generation of M18 cylindrical photoelectric sensors that combine simple selection and installation with reliability, versatility, rugged construction and value for money. The E3FA plastic body and E3FB metal body sensors are suitable for applications in all industries...

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