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Minnesota’s LifeScience Alley and MedNet join forces, merge memberships

July 5, 2013 1:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device manufacturers network MedNet of Minnesota joined forces with medtech trade association LifeScience Alley, merging their membership. St. Paul, Minn.-based MedNet will fold into the St. Louis Park, Minn.-based LifeScience Alley, a lobby group and trade association for the medical device industry.

Vision: Retina Implant AG wins E.U. approval for sight-restoring microchip

July 5, 2013 12:59 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

European healthcare regulators this month granted CE Mark approval to Retina Implant AG's Alpha IMS, a tiny eye implant that restores "useful" vision in patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa. Reutlingen, Germany-based Retina Implant AG, founded in 2003 from a German research institute spinout, touts the technology as "artificial sight."

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CorMedix Receives CE Mark for Neutrolin Catheter Lock Solution

July 5, 2013 11:05 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

CorMedix has announced that it has received CE Mark approval for Neutrolin, a catheter lock solution, for patients with central venous catheters on hemodialysis secondary to advanced chronic kidney disease. The Neutrolin solution includes an anti-coagulant and broad-spectrum antimicrobial combination that is active against common microbes.

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Neusoft Medical Signed Transfer Agreement with Philips to Acquire 25% Equities in Philips-Neusoft Medical Systems Joint Venture

July 5, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Neusoft has announced that Neusoft's wholly owned subsidiary, Neusoft Medical Systems Co. has signed agreements with Royal Philips Electronics and its affiliate company on the equities and assets transfer, intellectual property rights, contracted manufacturing and supply, components supply, customer service and support of Philips & Neusoft Medical Systems Co.

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Revolutions Medical wins $20M libel suit against cyber bully

July 5, 2013 7:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A South Carolina court awarded medical device company Revolutions Medical and its CEO more than $20 million in damages against Phillip Hicks, an online forum commenter who the company accused of "Internet defamation." Revolutions won $3.6 million in compensatory and $1.5 million in punitive damages.

Microsoft’s growing app market opens doors for mHealth companies

July 5, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

AirStrip Technologies CEO Alan Portela said that the mobile patient monitoring software company is taking notice of Microsoft's new initiative to build its app market for the Surface tablets. Microsoft's new design program, called AppsForSurface, is a chance for AirStrip to take its cardiology and obstetrics apps to the mobile Windows world.

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Gandolfini Death Could Have Been Prevented If Hotel Had AED

July 4, 2013 12:55 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

"James Gandolfini absolutely may have survived if hotel personnel had used an AED when they found him," said Dr. Matthew Budoff, an associate professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA and a renowned cardiologist, during an interview.

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Bioventus Announces European Launch of Next Generation EXOGEN® Device

July 4, 2013 3:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Bioventus, a global leader in active orthopaedic healing, today unveiled the next generation of its market-leading 1 EXOGEN ® Ultrasound Bone Healing System. The new EXOGEN has begun shipping in Europe and will be released in the United States, Canada and Australia later this year.

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Flare Pattern Option for Manifold Valves

July 3, 2013 5:41 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

NOSHOK’s new Flare Pattern valve configuration is now an available option on our 5030/5130 and 5530 Series 5-valve natural gas manifold valves. The equalization valves and vent valve on these manifolds are angled to provide maximum clearance for fingers during operation.

CNC Machining Service: New Hard Metal Options

July 3, 2013 5:37 pm | by MDT Staff | Proto Labs, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Proto Labs has announced the availability of several steel and stainless steel material options through its Firstcut CNC machining service. Customers can now upload their 3D CAD model at Firstcut.com, and select from several new metal materials for custom, quick-turn CNC machined parts in prototype quantities.

New Piezo Rotary Motor

July 3, 2013 5:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new LR17 expands MICROMO’s strong line-up of piezo technology from PiezoMotor and is offered with an integrated absolute encoder. The compact LR 17 is a mere 17 mm in diameter and has all the benefits coming from the Piezo LEGS technology.

EMC Filters for High Power Inverters Rid Noise on AC, DC Lines

July 3, 2013 5:18 pm | by MDT Staff | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter has added the FMCC SOL to its filter line up, designed for high attenuation of electromagnetic interference in 3-Phase systems. Rated currents range from 150 to 2500 A at 520 or 760 V. The filter is considerably compact, and lightweight, relative to its high performance.

A Second Artificial Retina Option for the E.U.

July 3, 2013 4:14 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Germany’s Retina Implant developed the device, called Alpha IMS, which features a light-sensitive three-millimeter square microchip that detects images with photodiodes and communicates the information electrically to nerve cells in the retina. 

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Development Tools Are Critical for Portable Device Success

July 3, 2013 2:58 pm | by Marten L. Smith, Staff Engineer, Medical Products Group, Microchip Technology | Microchip Technology, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Designers should look for a company that not only provides the right silicon, but also development tools, software, and support that are tailored for two main phases of a typical smartphone/tablet-based medical design. The first phase consists of the smartphone interface, and the second phase is the design of the medical device itself.

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Bringing Healthcare Home: Telemonitoring Gains Enthusiastic Demand

July 3, 2013 2:35 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor, MDT | Articles | Comments

The exciting growth the medical telemonitoring sector has seen recently is impressive. According to Frost & Sullivan, the industry is expected to exceed double the revenues of previous years. The reason for this growth is twofold: necessity and innovation.

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