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Continua Health Alliance Establishes Major Presence In India; Appoints Healthcare And Public Policy Innovator To Lead India Working Group

November 30, 2012 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Continua Health Alliance today announced that the organization has established a significant presence in India, with the appointment of Rajendra Gupta as Chair of the newly formed India Working Group. Continua is the international industry organization dedicated to advancing personal ...

Patients demand deeper access to the information gathered by their medical devices

November 30, 2012 8:45 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Patients, physicians, regulators and device makers attempt to reconcile some patients' demand to access the data gathered by their health devices with the medical and regulatory need to ensure the information is safe and meaningful.

FluoroPharma Announces Another Milestone for BFPET(TM) (18)F-TPP

November 30, 2012 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FluoroPharma Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: FPMI), a company specializing in the development of novel diagnostic imaging products that utilize positron emission tomography (PET) technology for the detection and assessment of disease before clinical manifestation, today announced that they...

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ALS Association funds Boston-area researchers

November 30, 2012 12:00 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

The ALS Association, a national non-profit that supports research on potential therapies for Lou Gehrig’s Disease, will give out 10 new awards totaling $2.9 million. Among the recipients are researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as individuals in the Boston area.

PMA Final Decisions for September 2012

November 30, 2012 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

These are Premarket Approvals (PMA), Product Development Protocols (PDP), Supplement and Notice Decisions for September 2012.

Class I Medical Device Recall: Mindray A3 and A5 Anesthesia Delivery System

November 30, 2012 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Reason for Recall: The affected anesthesia delivery systems may have a gasket leak which could cause an interruption of or inadequate patient anesthesia and ventilation, temporary or permanent patient injury, or death. Facilities should consider having ba

NeuroMetrix wins final FDA clearance

November 30, 2012 12:00 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Neurometrix Inc. (Nasdaq: NURO) has won clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a disposable electrode used with its Sensus pain device, clearing the way for sales of the system. In August, the Waltham company won FDA clearance for the Sensus system itself, which uses transcutaneous electromagnetic nerve stimulation to ease leg pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

GenoSpace builds portal for multiple myeloma foundation

November 30, 2012 12:00 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Less than six months after GenoSpace LLC emerged from stealth mode, and the company has landed a partnership with the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, a non-profit formed in 1998 by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti shortly after Giusti was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer.

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Illustrating the impact of the medical device tax

November 29, 2012 7:53 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device industry lobbying group AdvaMed issues an infographic illustrating some of the potential negative impacts of the medical device tax that take effect at the start of next year.

Tenaxis Medical, Inc. Adds William E. Cohn, MD to Board of Directors

November 29, 2012 7:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tenaxis Medical, Inc. (www.tenaxismedical.com) a medical device company focused on the development of functionally designed surgical sealants announced today that Dr. William E. Cohn has been added to its board of directors. Dr. Cohn is a cardiovascular surgeon and the Director of Minimally ...

Surface Mount Audio Transducer

November 29, 2012 4:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Transducer USA has announced the availability of their new Model TRSTE-5025 Surface Mount Audio Transducer producing a very high SPL of 80 dBA minimum in a miniscule 5 x 5 x 2mm package.

Product Bulletin Profiles Complete Line of Micro Fasteners

November 29, 2012 4:51 pm | Pennengineering | Product Releases | Comments

A new comprehensive product bulletin available free from PennEngineering® profiles the complete line of microPEM™ fasteners ideally suited for attachment applications in compact electronic assemblies.

User Programmable Rotary Sensors

November 29, 2012 4:44 pm | Novotechnik U.S., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Novotechnik U.S. announces the EasyAdapt Programming Tool for their Programmable Vert-X line of rotary angle sensors and encoders designated Vert-X MH-C2. The EasyAdapt Tool enables easy and fast programming of sensors...

Porous Tungsten Components

November 29, 2012 4:40 pm | Mott Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Mott Corporation announces the availability of porous metal components and filters made from tungsten to meet the most challenging conditions. Mott’s porous tungsten is stable at extremely high temperatures...

FDA's medtech review Plan of Action cuts review times, lowers application backlog

November 29, 2012 4:00 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA touts the success of its 36-point "Plan of Action" for streamlining the medical device premarket review process, noting improvements in predictability in transparency for the 1st time in nearly a decade. The FDA's 36-point "Plan of Action" for improving its medical device review program...

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