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H.I.P. CONCEPT, Implantable Medical Device to Prevent Hip Fracture, Addressing a Public Health Issue

March 25, 2013 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PESSAC, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 25, 2013--H.I.P. CONCEPT is a medical device for the prevention of hip fracture developed by HyPrevention. It is intended to prevent a contra-lateral fracture in patients at risk due to bone fragility linked to osteoporosis. Hip fracture affects more than 2...

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Non-Magnetic Chip Resistors for MRI Applications

March 25, 2013 10:59 am | by MDT Staff | International Manufacturing Services, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

International Manufacturing Services, Inc. (IMS), a leading manufacturer of high quality thick film resistors, terminations, attenuators, couplers, thermal management devices, planar dividers and planar filters to the electronics industry, has introduced a new type or chip resistor terminal which are non-magnetic and ultra leach resistant.

Calibrated 3D Machine Vision Inspection

March 25, 2013 10:50 am | by MDT Staff | Cognex Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Cognex Corporation, the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems, has announced the release of the new DS1000 3D laser profiling system. The system calibrates real-world units of measurement for inspections too difficult to perform with traditional two-dimensional machine vision.

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Photos of the Day: Spleen on a Chip

March 25, 2013 10:50 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

The Spleen-on-a-chip, developed at the Wyss Institute, will be used to treat bloodstream infections that are the leading cause of death in critically ill patients and soldiers injured in combat.

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Further Advancing Sepsis Therapy

March 25, 2013 10:26 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced that it was awarded a $9.25 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further advance a blood-cleansing technology developed at the Institute with prior DARPA support, and help accelerate its translation to humans as a new type of sepsis therapy.

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COWIN Helps Sensaris Certify the ZAO Biomedical Sensor

March 25, 2013 10:13 am | by COWIN | News | Comments

Sensaris has announced that it has developed a novel, multi-sensor device for monitoring vital signs. Called the ZAO, it is currently going through the certification process and will be available mid 2013. Roughly the same size as a thick paperback book, it is designed to provide professional level diagnostic data so that it can be used by medical professionals and yet its low target volume price point of around €550 means that it can also be used by the home health market.

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Vycor Issued Hong Kong Patent for Its VBAS Minimally Invasive Brain Access System

March 25, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vycor Medical, Inc., a provider of innovative and superior surgical and therapeutic solutions, announced it has been issued patent number 10106385.8 for its ViewSite™ Brain Access System ("VBAS") for the Hong Kong market. Vycor has a distribution agreement in place with Devon Medical which covers Hong Kong and China.

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Are Your Doctor’s Hands Clean? This Wristband Knows

March 25, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A startup called IntelligentM wants to make hospitals healthier by encouraging workers to clean their hands properly. Its solution is a bracelet that vibrates when the wearer has scrubbed sufficiently, giving employees a way to check their habits and letting employers know who is and isn’t doing things right.

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Heart Repair Breakthroughs Replace Surgeon's Knife

March 24, 2013 2:58 pm | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE - AP Chief Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels. Heart care is in the midst of a transformation. Many problems that once required sawing through the breastbone and opening up...

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FDA Approves GE Healthcare's AdreView™ (Iobenguane I 123 Injection) for Cardiac Risk Evaluation in Heart Failure Patients

March 22, 2013 7:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Healthcare today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new indication for AdreView™ (Iobenguane I 123 Injection), the first and only FDA approved molecular imaging agent to link nerve function in the heart to a patient’s mortality risk.

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MediSwipe Inc. Announces Showcase of "MediScan DMS" and Digital Registry Technology at Treating Health Concerns Expo in Detroit, Michigan on March 22nd-24th

March 22, 2013 4:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

MediSwipe Inc., a patient security solutions and financial products company for the medicinal marijuana and health care industry, today announced that the company will be showcased and debut its proprietary cloud-based patient registry and health records data management system ("DMS") at the annual Treating Health Concerns Expo in Detroit, Michigan March 22nd-24th.

Hologic Completes Sale of LIFECODES to Immucor

March 22, 2013 4:01 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BEDFORD, Mass., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today...

Doctors Should Tell Patients About Some, But Not All, Unexpected Genetic Findings

March 22, 2013 2:50 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

On Thursday, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics recommended that doctors tell patients about certain genetic disease risks if they accidentally find them when exploring a patient’s genome for another reason. However, the group does not recommend that doctors tell patients about all incidental findings.

Judges Side with FDA in Rejecting Stem Cell Device

March 22, 2013 2:43 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court has sided with the Food and Drug Administration in a case brought by medical device maker Cytori, ruling that the agency was correct to reject fast-track approval for two company devices used to process adult stem cells. Cytori Therapeutics Inc. makes the Celution and...

Cytori Provides Update in 510(k) Appeal Decision

March 22, 2013 2:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 22, 2013--Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CYTX) today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled on the Company’s conjoined appeals (case no. 11-1268). The court upheld the FDA’s (Food and Drug Administration)...

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