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Demand for Hybrid Solutions to Spur European Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Markets, finds Frost & Sullivan

May 8, 2013 4:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

LONDON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The European market for interventional radiology and cardiology is heading towards maturity, especially in Western Europe. Although the economic slowdown and fewer orders had a negative impact on revenues in 2012, it is expected that expanding...

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Meeting Announcement: June 13, 2013 Microbiology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

May 8, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The committee's discussion will involve making recommendations regarding regulatory classification to either confirm class I or reclassify these devices into class II with special controls. The committee will address issues such as device performance and public health impact to determine whether special controls are needed to ensure the safety and effectiveness of these tests through their total product life cycle.

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Eliminating Leak Points and Reducing Costs

May 7, 2013 5:25 pm | by MDT Staff | LinkTech Couplings | Product Releases | Comments

LinkTech’s new Push-In Couplings are well suited for use on durable and disposable medical equipment. They offer the highest flow with no installation tooling needed. These space efficient couplings are designed and manufactured to eliminate leak points and costs, providing a trouble free connection with a long service life.

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Use Of Cryoablation For Treatment Of Breast Cancer Shows Promising Results

May 7, 2013 5:10 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Dr. Eisuke Fukuma has treated 58 breast cancer patients with cryoablation over the last 6 years under a research protocol at Kameda Medical Center in Japan.  As of today, none of the patients have had a tumor reoccur or distant metastases. By this non-surgical treatment, Dr. Fukuma's patients avoid the risks and potential cosmetic impact of major breast cancer surgery.

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3D Surgical Microscopes with Innovative Video Technology

May 7, 2013 5:05 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Leica Microsystems and TrueVision 3D Surgical announced the debut of 3D surgical microscopes at the 81st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. By incorporating the digital smart 3D system inside select models, Leica Microsystems and TrueVision have eliminated the need for a separate 3D cart.

Carbon Comps Ideal for High Energy Load Dump Applications

May 7, 2013 4:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole’s RC series is an axial leaded carbon composition technology available in 1/4W, 1/2W, and 1W power ratings. The RC’s dense carbon slug element handles high-energy surges much better than metal film based surge resistors.

Planetary Gearmotors Offer High-Yield Torque for Small Spaces

May 7, 2013 3:39 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Available in 3 sizes and multiple gear ratios, Groschopp’s new i-series gearboxes are ideal for applications that have stringent space limitations yet require a high yield torque and increased efficiency. Available with AC, PMDC and Brushless motors, the i-series gearbox has been pre-engineered with a custom design interface to mate with Groschopp motors.

Much Ado About Nothing: The Impact of the Medical Device Excise Tax

May 7, 2013 3:19 pm | by Michael Lewis, Writer, Money Crashers Personal Finance | Blogs | Comments

Critics of the new 2.3% medical device excise tax are hitting new heights with their claims of dire consequences. Conservative blogger and attorney Johnathan Emord blogged that the tax will "wipe out an entire industry," and further asserts that the tax is "one of the most draconian tax burdens in history." What are the facts? Is the industry overreacting?

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Large Aperture Rotary Tables in Medical Research Tomography Applications

May 7, 2013 2:33 pm | by Greg Kane, Manager, IntelLiDrives | Articles | Comments

In the study of human diseases and potential treatments, small animal models play a crucial role in bridging the gap between in vitro and in vivo studies. When considering imaging techniques for small animal studies, positron emission tomography (PET) is well suited to the measurement of highly specific molecular interactions (e.g., glucose uptake and target-receptor binding).

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Tactical Medical Device Is First of Its Kind

May 7, 2013 11:53 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

The Combat Ready Clamp made history Friday when it received new critical indications from the FDA making it the first device of its kind approved to treat unmanageable amputations and pelvic wounds not addressable with standard limb tourniquets.

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The Brain-Gut Connection: A Link Between Depression and Common Hospital-Acquired Infection

May 7, 2013 11:47 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

Adults with depression and who receive certain types of anti-depressants have an increased risk of developing Clostridium difficile, a costly and serious hospital-associated infection, according to a new University of Michigan Health System study.

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Mitek Sports Medicine Launches Small Diameter Dual-Thread Suture Anchor and New PTRC Repair System

May 7, 2013 11:29 am | by Mitek Sports Medicine | News | Comments

Mitek Sports Medicine, a leading orthopaedics sports medicine company, announced the launch of the HEALIX 3.4-mm Suture Anchor, the company's smallest dual-thread suture anchor for rotator cuff repair, and the launch of a new double-loaded minimally invasive partial thickness rotator cuff repair system, as part of its HEALIX TRANSTEND Implant System.

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Maxim Surgical Achieves FDA Clearance for New Spinal Implants Made of Solvay’s Zeniva PEEK

May 7, 2013 11:16 am | by Solvay Specialty Polymers | News | Comments

Maxim Surgical, a new designer and manufacturer of spinal implants, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its new MaxFuse-C cervical interbody fusion system made of Zeniva polyetheretherketone rods from Solvay Specialty Polymers.

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GHX Delivers Industry’s First Implantable Devices Supply Chain Solutions for Healthcare

May 7, 2013 11:09 am | by GHX | News | Comments

GHX has announced Case Xpert and Order Intelligence, the healthcare industry’s first end-to-end supply chain solutions for managing and tracking implantable medical devices, including the physician preference items (PPI) used in operating rooms.

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A Living Patch for Damaged Hearts

May 7, 2013 10:10 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Duke University biomedical engineers have grown three-dimensional human heart muscle that acts just like natural tissue. This advancement could be important in treating heart attack patients or in serving as a platform for testing new heart disease medicines.

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