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Hardinge Releases New 5-Face Bridgeport VMCs

April 11, 2013 3:11 pm | by MDT Staff | Hardinge Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hardinge a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions announces the release of two all-new Bridgeport 5-Face (4+1) Vertical Machining Centers – the GX 250 5F and GXR 320 5F. These new 4+1 axis vertical machining centers are designed to achieve maximum capacity and performance...

Wireless Micro LEDs Control Mouse Behavior

April 11, 2013 3:08 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A microscopic light-emitting diode device that controls the activity of neurons has given researchers wireless control over animal behavior. The tiny device, tested in mice, causes less damage than other methods used to deliver light into the brain, report researchers in Thursday’s issue of Science, and it does not tether mice to a light source, enabling scientists to study behaviors more naturally than is normally possible.

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Medtronic Launches yet Another Back Pain Neurostim Study

April 11, 2013 2:45 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtech titan Medtronic enrolled the initial patients in its SubQStim II pivotal clinical trial, evaluating the use of peripheral nerve stimulation in treatment of chronic back pain. The new study is the latest in a handful of neurostimulation trials launched by the medical device giant as it continues to battle rivals in the market for neurostimulation systems that treat chronic pain.

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Franciscan St. Francis Health Is First Hospital in Nation to Implant Breakthrough Aortic Heart Valve Device

April 11, 2013 2:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Franciscan St. Francis Health is the first hospital in the United States to implant a new device that could improve the quality of life for patients with aortic valve disease. The On-X® Aortic Prosthetic Valve with...

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Sophono Alpha 2 Hearing System Receives FDA Clearance for Use with MRI

April 11, 2013 2:14 pm | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Sophono, Inc., manufacturer of abutment-free, implantable, bone conduction hearing devices, has received clearance from the FDA for magnetic resonance imaging. With the clearance, individuals in the United States who have the Sophono Alpha 2 System can undergo MRI in both 1.5 and 3-tesla magnetic fields without removing the magnetic implant.

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Sleep Nation, Inc. Wins All 100 Medicare Competitive Bid Areas

April 11, 2013 2:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep Nation, Inc., a national provider of CPAP supplies, today announced a major accomplishment as it has signed contracts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  to be reimbursed for all competitive bid...

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BD Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance and Commercial Launch of BD UltraSafe PLUS Passive Needle Guard

April 11, 2013 1:57 pm | by BD Medical | News | Comments

BD Medical, a segment of BD, a leading global medical technology company, announced today the commercial launch of a new passive needle guard technology, BD UltraSafe PLUS™. The BD UltraSafe PLUS™ Passive Needle Guard has received 510(k) clearance as an anti-needlestick safety device.

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SANUWAVE Receives U.S. Patent to Sterilize Blood Using Its Shock Wave Technology

April 11, 2013 1:54 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

SANUWAVE Health has received a patent issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office entitled "Method and Devices for Cleaning and Sterilization with Shock Waves." The claims of the patent relate to a new method that sterilizes blood by applying external shock waves to destroy blood pathogens contained in bags, pipes and tubes.

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XP Power Adds 10 W Model to Ultra-Compact Family of DC-DC Converters

April 11, 2013 11:21 am | by MDT Staff | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced the JCA10 series of single and dual output 10 Watt metal cased DC-DC converters. Already a popular DC-DC converter family, the JCA series now comprises 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10 Watt models.

Medtronic’s Endurant ‘AAA’ Stent Graft Shows Sustained Durability in Complex Patients

April 11, 2013 11:21 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Presented to endovascular specialists at the 35th Charing Cross International Symposium in London, a new analysis of clinical data on the Endurant AAA Stent Graft System from Medtronic demonstrates the implanted medical device’s consistent and compelling performance in treating abdominal aortic aneurysms across a range of patient anatomies.

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Sony Announces First East and West Coast Installations of 3D Imaging Solution for Ophthalmic Surgery

April 11, 2013 11:17 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

PARK RIDGE, N.J., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics, a leader in providing innovative imaging solutions for microsurgery, announces the first east and west coast installations of its end-to-end 3D imaging solution for ophthalmic surgery.   Robert Cionni, M.D.,...

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Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD First to Receive FDA Clearance for Diagnostic Medical Image Viewing on Android Devices

April 11, 2013 11:16 am | by Calgary Scientific | News | Comments

Calgary Scientific, a company known for creating transformative technology for the medical industry and beyond, has taken a huge step forward in providing mobile access to clinical data. Calgary Scientific is the first company to receive clearance from the U.S. FDA for their industry leading solution, ResolutionMD software, to diagnose medical images on Android devices.

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First Objective Measure of Pain Discovered in Brain Scan Patterns

April 11, 2013 11:04 am | by University of Colorado at Boulder | News | Comments

For the first time, scientists have been able to predict how much pain people are feeling by looking at images of their brains, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, may lead to the development of reliable methods doctors can use to objectively quantify a patient's pain.

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U-M Researchers Find New Way to Clear Cholesterol from the Blood

April 11, 2013 10:59 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Michigan have identified a new potential therapeutic target for lowering cholesterol that could be an alternative or complementary therapy to statins. Scientists in the lab of David Ginsburg at the Life Sciences Institute inhibited the action of a gene responsible for transporting a protein that interferes with the ability of the liver to remove cholesterol from the blood in mice.

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A Molecular 'Superglue' Based on Flesh-Eating Bacteria

April 11, 2013 10:57 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In a classic case of turning an enemy into a friend, scientists have engineered a protein from flesh-eating bacteria to act as a molecular "superglue" that promises to become a disease fighter. And their latest results, which make the technology more versatile, were the topic of a report here today at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

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