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High Performance Piezoelectric Pumps in Miniature Format

August 6, 2013 4:46 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Dolomite has launched a new range of self-priming Stainless Steel Piezoelectric Pumps providing a flexible solution for handling of small volumes of fluid within microfluidic systems. Available with and without tube barbs the low power miniature pumps (~7.5mW) benefit a wide range of industries and applications.

Analog Devices Low Power Heart-Rate Monitor AFE

August 6, 2013 4:34 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the Analog Devices low-power, single-lead, heart-rate monitor analog front end (AFE) (AD8232) for a wide range of vital sign monitoring applications. The Analog Devices AD8232 low power heart-rate monitor AFE is 50 percent smaller and uses up to 20 percent less power than competing solutions.

With a Testing Partner, Experience Matters (A Roundtable Q&A)

August 6, 2013 4:28 pm | by Dawn A. Lissy, President, Empirical Testing Corp. | Blogs | Comments

Dawn A. Lissy, president of Empirical Testing Corp., was a part of the staff written article, “It Begins and Ends with Testing.” She took time to present a full array of responses that were not able to be included in the article, so they are presented here.

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Addressing Power Needs for Compact Medical Devices

August 6, 2013 3:41 pm | by Alex Bynum, Business Development Manager, Lithium Battery Division, Saft | Saft | Articles | Comments

Medical technology continues to grow smaller, yet remains robust, delivering an array of features that help enhance the level of care provided. One challenge is in powering these devices while keeping in mind the trend toward miniaturization. This article looks at lithium technology options and reviews the offerings of each type for medical devices.

Hacking: FDA is developing a 'cybersecurity laboratory'

August 6, 2013 2:51 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device makers would do well to fortify their cybersecurity strategies in preparation for the extra layers of software testing and review in development at the FDA. Federal healthcare regulators have solicited bids from security group Codenomicon Defensics to help build a "cybersecurity laboratory" where regulators can take a closer look at software bugs and weaknesses in medtech systems.

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Huntington, West Virginia, VA Medical Center Chooses CADD®-Solis Ambulatory Infusion System

August 6, 2013 2:41 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded the company a contract to purchase its CADD ® -Solis ambulatory infusion system for the Huntington, West Virginia, VA Medical Center.

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BC Technical Acquires C&G Technologies

August 6, 2013 1:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BC Technical, the nation's leading non-OEM medical imaging solutions provider, has acquired C&G Technologies, the largest independent provider of CT solutions. The addition of C&G Technologies follows 6 previous medical imaging acquisitions and positions BC Technical as the only non-OEM in the country that provides nationwide CT and MR service, parts and refurbished systems...

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Diabetes: Freedom Meditech lands $7M to support non-invasive eye-based exams

August 6, 2013 1:15 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Freedom Meditech roped in $7 million in a Series B financing round in support of 2 diagnostic products for diabetes management, 1 already on the shelves and 1 still on the bench. The fundraising was joined by new and returning investors, including funders who participated in a $2.5 million round in 2009.

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New Siemens CEO: 'Company is most definitely not in a crisis'

August 6, 2013 12:52 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Newly appointed Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser is bullish about the company's prospects, calling Siemens "virtually unbeatable" – as long as it retains the right people. Kaeser, Siemens' former CFO who took over the corner office just last week, said in a recent shareholders letter that his top priorities at the moment are "to steer Siemens back into calm waters and build a powerful team."

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Ultrasound Patch Heals Venous Ulcers in Human Trial

August 6, 2013 12:39 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

In a small clinical study, researchers administered a new method for treating chronic wounds using a novel ultrasound applicator that can be worn like a band-aid. The applicator delivers low-frequency, low-intensity ultrasound directly to wounds, and was found to significantly accelerate healing in five patients with venous ulcers.

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Commonly Used Catheter's Safety Tied to Patient Population

August 6, 2013 12:11 pm | by Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America | News | Comments

A new study reports that peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) do not reduce the risk of central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in hospitalized patients. PICCs have become one of the most commonly used central venous catheters (CVCs) in healthcare settings since they are considered easier and safer to use, with less risk of CLABSIs.

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Seeing Depth Through a Single Lens

August 6, 2013 12:02 pm | by Caroline Perry, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | News | Comments

Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a way for photographers and microscopists to create a 3D image through a single lens, without moving the camera. Published in the journal Optics Letters, this improbable-sounding technology relies only on computation and mathematics—no unusual hardware or fancy lenses.

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FDA Clearance and Launch of Clinical Strength Laser Hair Therapy Device for Home Hair Growth

August 6, 2013 11:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Theradome, a medical device company focused on bringing clinical-strength technologies to the consumer market, announces the release of its LH80 laser helmet to treat hair loss. This system, recently cleared by the FDA, was designed by world leading experts in hair loss, dermatological health, and biomedical engineering.

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CorMatrix Cardiovascular Receives Three Patents for Biomaterial Heart Valve

August 6, 2013 10:43 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

CorMatrix Cardiovascular, a leading medical device developer, today announced the receipt of three U.S. Patents for replacement heart valves that utilize unique biomaterial called extracellular matrix (ECM). The established leader in cardiac biomaterial, CorMatrix has more than 120 U.S. and international patent applications pending on various ECM-based compositions and structures.

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Microchip Sorts White Blood Cells from Whole Blood

August 6, 2013 10:35 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT scientists have developed a new microchip that can quickly separate white blood cells from samples of whole blood, eliminating any preliminary processing steps—which can be difficult to integrate into point-of-care medical devices. The hope, the researchers say, is to integrate the microchip into a portable diagnostic device.

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