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AtriCure Receives FDA Approval for Investigational Study to Evaluate Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

November 19, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

AtriCure, a leading developer of solutions to treat atrial fibrillation, today announced the Food and Drug Administration’s approval to begin enrollment in a clinical study of AtriCure’s AtriClip Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System. The study will...

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Vancive Medical Technologies, CareFusion Sign Agreement for Antimicrobial Dressing

November 19, 2013 7:00 am | by Business Wire | Vancive Medical Technologies™ | News | Comments

Vancive Medical Technologies and CareFusion Corporation have announced an exclusive agreement in the United States, Canada and Mexico for the licensing and distribution of Vancive’s BeneHold Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) antimicrobial...   

Arthrosurface Stemless Shoulder Arthroplasty Hits 10 Year Mark

November 18, 2013 6:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Arthrosurface Incorporated, a developer of less-invasive joint restoration and resurfacing systems, performed its first US stemless shoulder resurfacing in 2003. The Company continued to expand the technology and introduced the stemless total...

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Varian Medical OKs $6M share buyback for 2014

November 18, 2013 4:40 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) announced today the authorization of a $6 million common stock buyback program, authorized by its board of directors. The new buyback tacks onto an existing $8 million program, $6 million of...

BioCardia touts positive outcomes for Helical stem cell therapy system

November 18, 2013 3:11 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

California-based BioCardia Inc. announced this week positive findings from a clinical trial of its Helical Infusion Catheter System for injecting stem cells into the heart in treatment of chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy. In a clinical study of 65 ICM...

Carrying Accessories for Portable Enclosures

November 18, 2013 3:05 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

OKW has added a unique range of accessories for its CARRYTEC range of portable enclosures which are really useful for portable instruments and test equipment.

Powerful Stainless Steel Flat Air Nozzle Saves Space, Money, Resists Corrosion

November 18, 2013 2:59 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

EXAIR's new 1" Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle produces a flat 1" (25mm) wide airstream with a strong blowing force of 9.8 ounces (278g) when mounted 12" (305mm) from the target.

Femtosecond Laser Micromachining of Next-Generation Implantable Medical Devices

November 18, 2013 2:49 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Palmaz Scientific, Spectra-Physics, and Innovative Laser Technologies (ILT) announced the demonstration of femtosecond laser micromachining of next-generation implantable medical devices.

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Non-migratory Antistatic Polymers

November 18, 2013 2:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Corporation introduced static dissipative polymer blends specifically designed for medical devices and equipment. These blends use a non-migratory, polyether block amide (PEBA) polymer additive that retains continuous antistatic properties and cannot be wiped off with medical cleaning agents. 

Standing Out from the Crowd with Your Reputation

November 18, 2013 2:10 pm | by Mike Nowaczyk, Vice President of Operations, SMC Ltd. | SMC, Ltd. | Blogs | Comments

Companies stand out in this industry by providing outstanding service levels, having a good value proposition, offering low cost alternatives within and outside U.S., providing quick time-to-market solutions, having superior supply chain management...

Safe and Secure: Medical Device Packaging

November 18, 2013 1:51 pm | by Tom Egan, Vice President, Industry Services, PMMI | Articles | Comments

As any manufacturer knows, product packaging plays several prominent roles. It encases a product, preventing it from damage once it leaves the manufacturing facility, while also serving as a canvas for vital product information and brand...

Vascular Solutions signs 'cooperation agreement' to get ITGI's stent on the U.S. market

November 18, 2013 1:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Stent makers Vascular Solutions (NSDQ:VASC) and ITGI Medical Ltd. (TASE:ITGI) joined forces this week in pursuit of regulatory and commercial progress for ITGI's Aneugraft Dx coronary covered stent. Under the terms of the agreement Vascular...

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Trial Shows Significant Delay in Atrial Fibrillation Disease Progression with Medtronic-Exclusive Pacing Features

November 18, 2013 12:09 pm | by Medtronic | News | Comments

New research shows that Medtronic Inc. pacemakers with enhanced pacing features have the ability to slow the progression of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with bradycardia, or a slow heartbeat. Presented as a late breaking clinical trial...

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SlipChip Counts Molecules with Chemistry and a Cell Phone

November 18, 2013 12:04 pm | by Caltech | News | Comments

In developing nations, rural areas, and even one's own home, limited access to expensive equipment and trained medical professionals can impede the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Many qualitative tests that provide a simple "yes" or "no" answer...

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Scientists Generate "Mini-Kidney" Structures from Human Stem Cells

November 18, 2013 11:55 am | by Salk Institute for Biological Studies | News | Comments

Diseases affecting the kidneys represent a major and unsolved health issue worldwide. The kidneys rarely recover function once they are damaged by disease, highlighting the urgent need for better knowledge of kidney development and physiology...

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