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Cloud-Based Online Registration Platform Licensale.com Revolutionizes Medical Device Market

September 17, 2013 11:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

A case study released on the anniversary of medical device giant Elekta's work with Licensale.com revealed that just one year after its launch, Arazy Group's unique, online registration platform is a revolutionary regulatory asset for medical device manufacturers of all sizes.

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New Marker Identified for Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

September 17, 2013 10:53 am | by American Association for Cancer Research | News | Comments

A protein called isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH1) is present at high levels in lung cancers and can be detected in the blood, making it a noninvasive diagnostic marker for lung cancers, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Osteoarthritis and the (not so) Painful Step Toward a Cure

September 17, 2013 10:48 am | by The Journal of Visualized Experiments | News | Comments

On Tuesday, September 17, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, will publish a novel technique for imaging muscle function while in motion. Research in this area could uncover the root of musculoskeletal disorders, such as the development of osteoarthritis following ACL surgery.

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Boston Scientific settles stent patent spat with OrbusNeich

September 17, 2013 10:22 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Boston Scientific agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to put its long-running patent war with OrbusNeich Medical to rest. The settlement covers patent infringement cases over coronary stent technology in the U.S., the U.K., Germany and Holland, according to an OrbusNeich press release.

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UCLA Researchers' Smartphone 'Microscope' Can Detect a Single Virus, Nanoparticles

September 17, 2013 10:10 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

Aydogan Ozcan, a professor of electrical engineering and bioengineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and his team have created a portable smartphone attachment that can be used to perform sophisticated field testing to detect viruses and bacteria without the need for bulky and expensive microscopes and lab equipment.

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First Self-Powered Artificial Retina Could Allow Normal Visual Acuity and Restoration of Color Vision

September 17, 2013 9:57 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The U.S. Patent Office has awarded patent no. 8,433,417 to Newcyte Inc. for a carbon nanostructure artificial retinal implant. Newcyte was purchased in 2009 by Natcore Technology Inc. "There are several other patents for artificial retinas," says Dr. Dennis Flood, Natcore's Chief Technology Officer and the inventor of the device. "But all of them have limitations...

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Flexpoint on Target for Release of Disposable Directional ColonoScope with Haemoband Surgical, LTD.

September 17, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. today announced they expect to complete both Phase Two and Phase Three of development of the colonoscope application during the remainder of 2013. The company will receive milestone cash payments for each stage of the development process.

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Boston Scientific Opens Institute For Advancing Science, Innovation Center In Shanghai

September 17, 2013 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Reinforcing its ongoing commitment to leadership in the global medical technology market, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today officially opened the China branch of the Boston Scientific Institute for Advancing Science (IAS) as well as its new Innovation Center in the country.

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GAO: HHS, other feds blew $321M on redundant IT

September 17, 2013 6:00 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services and 2 other federal agencies may have blown some $321 million on IT systems that were already in place, according to a Government Accounting Office report. The GAO identified 12 "potentially duplicative" investments at HHS, the Dept. of Homeland Security and the Defense Dept., out of the 590 it reviewed.

3D Design Capability to all Engineers with Mechanical Software Tool

September 16, 2013 5:09 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Allied Electronics (Allied) and RS Components (RS) has announced a significant development in the history of 3D design software with the unveiling of DesignSpark Mechanical, a new 3D solid modeling and assembly tool that is available to all – totally free of charge.

New Data Converter Category: Inductance-to-digital

September 16, 2013 4:49 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) has unveiled the industry’s first inductance-to-digital converter (LDC), a new data converter category that uses coils and springs as inductive sensors to deliver higher resolution, increased reliability, and greater flexibility than existing sensing solutions at a lower system cost.

Addressing Financial Pressures in Device Development

September 16, 2013 3:10 pm | by James Schultz, Research and Development Engineer, Plastics One | Plastics One, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

As OEM’s streamline to meet financial pressures, top level designs will be emphasized but second and third level particulars will adhere more closely to a suppliers understanding of their present capability. The particulars are under a fine balancing act and vision outside will require a thorough knowledge, down to the step-by-step production process to lean out waste.

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Fighting an Invisible Enemy

September 16, 2013 2:15 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Articles | Comments

Though medical devices are always moving towards less invasive, more effective technology, they face a constant, persistent and ever-evolving enemy in deadly bacteria and infections. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) can be caused by any infectious agent and result in 99,000 deaths per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Japan clears SpineGuard's PediGuard surgical device

September 16, 2013 12:40 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

SpineGuard said it landed Japanese Ninsho approval for its PediGuard, a handheld surgical product that helps guide proper spine screw placement. Paris- and San Francisco-based SpineGuard is touting it as regulatory win in the world's 2nd-largest spine market, after the U.S., according to a release.

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TAVI: PLC Systems launches RenalGuard trial

September 16, 2013 12:34 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

PLC Systems said its RenalGuard device was used in a new clinical trial evaluating the device in treating patients with acute kidney failure undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation. The TAVI procedure, used in patients with faulty aortic valves, can cause complications including acute kidney failure.

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