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Fighting for the Consumer’s Acceptance

July 10, 2013 9:13 am | by Jason Hayes, Product Development Manager, MiniFAB | Blogs | Comments

Consumer-driven user requirements for home-use devices increasingly require more than just usability, safety, and efficacy; strong insight into why the consumer needs the device is also required. From backyard sheds to universities and research groups to small and large companies alike, bright minds have no shortage of invention of medical products designed for home use.

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X2 Biosystems aims for $12.5M funding round

July 10, 2013 8:44 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

X2 Biosystems, a medical device company that's developing sensors for sports brain injuries, drummed up $3.3 million of a hoped-for $12.5 million raise, according to a regulatory filing. Eighteen unnamed investors kicked in on the round, according to the filing.

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Aptus Exceeds 250 Patients in ANCHOR Post-Market Registry

July 10, 2013 8:15 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Aptus Endosystems, Inc., a medical device company developing advanced technology for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), announced today that its ANCHOR post-market registry enrollment has surpassed its key milestone of 250 patients.   

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Medical device tax: "Citizen Cosponsors" take to web to support repeal

July 10, 2013 7:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Since its launch last month, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) Citizen Cosponsor website has listed nearly 3,000 bills, among them "Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2013," a measure to repeal the 2.3% medical device tax that took effect at the start of this year.

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Spinal Elements®, Inc. Announces Presentation of Data Relative to Porous Titanium Coating on PEEK

July 10, 2013 7:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Spinal Elements, a spine technology company, today announced that spine surgeon Scott H. Kitchel, MD of Eugene, Oregon recently presented data on the company's Ti-Bond® porous titanium coated polyetheretherketone (PEEK) interbody devices at the Spine Technology and Educational Group meeting held June 20-22 in Los Cabos, Mexico.

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Urine odor analyzer might better diagnose bladder cancer

July 10, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Inspired by studies demonstrating canine abilities to sniff out cancerous biomarkers, a team of U.K. researchers developed a scent-analysis device that they say can diagnose early signs of bladder cancer. In a test of nearly 100 urine samples, the device, called OdorReader, was 100% accurate in distinguishing which samples came from cancer patients.

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PTS, Inc. Announces Two New Patents

July 10, 2013 6:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. (PTS, Inc.), the U.S.-based manufacturer of the CardioChek® family of point-of-care diagnostic products, has announced the issuance of two new U.S. patents.  U.S. Patent No. 8,257,654 relates to the management of health data collected by point-of-care testing devices using a health report server.  U.S. Patent No. 8,307,531 covers a method and apparatus for manufacturing disposable dry test strips.

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Surefire Infusion System Found Safe and Effective for Delivery of 90Y in Treating Inoperable Liver Cancer

July 10, 2013 6:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

  Case reports published in the Journal of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology found that by using the Surefire Infusion System, radioembolization could be successfully performed without the need to protect nearby blood vessels, a significant advance that may enable doctors to safely extend liver cancer treatment to patients who were previously deemed untreatable.  

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Halt Medical Announces New CPT® Code From the American Medical Association for RF Ablation of Uterine Fibroids

July 10, 2013 3:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Halt Medical is very pleased to announce that the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) Panel has established a new CPT® code specifically for Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation of Uterine Fibroids. CPT codes are used by medical practitioners; including physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers to report healthcare services to insurers for the purpose of reimbursement.

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Cameras for Routine Imaging Applications

July 9, 2013 5:30 pm | by MDT Staff | Leica Microsystems | Product Releases | Comments

Leica Microsystems has launched two cameras that are ideal instruments for routine brightfield or fluorescence applications. Both cameras are equipped with sensors dedicated to the respective applications that allow live images of up to 30 frames per second and a USB 3.0 interface for fast data transfer.

Stand-alone Dual Vacuum Bakeout Oven

July 9, 2013 5:23 pm | by MDT Staff | Miyachi Unitek Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Miyachi Unitek has announced its SA2200 stand-alone vacuum bakeout oven, for adding bakeout capacity independent from an atmospheric enclosure. With a small footprint, easy access front panel controls, and efficient uniform conducted and radiant heat distribution, the SA2200 is a fully integrated, reliable system manufactured to the highest standards.

Molders Address Biggest Device Issues

July 9, 2013 5:14 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT | PolyOne Corp., JunoPacific, Inc., Advanced Molding Technology | Articles | Comments

There are many “hot button” issues that are of concern to medical device companies, such as infection control, the UDI rule, or the trend toward home healthcare. Since plastics are such a huge part of the design of medical devices, the molders who work with the OEMs are doing everything they can to address these same issues to help alleviate the challenges faced by designers.

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Innovative High Performance Polymer Pressure Regulator

July 9, 2013 5:08 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 55 pressure regulator features a non-rising stem within a small footprint design, delivering high precision control in a lightweight and compact package. Manufactured entirely from polymer and stainless steel, the Model 55 offers compatibility with medical and scientific gases such as nitrogen, helium and oxygen.

Pro-Dex, Inc. Partners with UC Irvine School of Engineering

July 9, 2013 4:05 pm | by PR Newswire | Pro-Dex | News | Comments

PRO-DEX, INC. (Nasdaq: PDEX), a leading medical device developer and manufacturer of world-class powered surgical devices, has partnered with UC Irvine's The Henry Samueli School of Engineering to offer graduating seniors the opportunity to work alongside industry veterans in the design and manufacture of next-generation medical devices.

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LeMaitre Vascular Acquires Clinical Instruments

July 9, 2013 2:45 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (Nasdaq:LMAT), a provider of peripheral vascular devices and implants, announced today that on July 5, 2013 it acquired the assets of Clinical Instruments International, Inc. for $1.1mm, or 1.7X 2012 sales. Clinical Instruments is based in Southbridge, MA and manufactures carotid shunts and embolectomy catheters.

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