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Class I Medical Device Recall: Animas Corporation 2020 Insulin Infusion Pump

April 5, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Animas has identified a component issue affecting Animas(R) 2020 Infusion Insulin Pumps manufactured from March 1, 2012 to November 30, 2012. The component issue may trigger the pumps to sound a false alarm or warning related to one of the following...

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MAKO Surgical Corp. Secures Court-Ordered Permanent Injunction Against Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.

April 4, 2013 8:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

MAKO Surgical Corp. (Nasdaq: MAKO) today announced that it has obtained an Order Granting Permanent Injunction enjoining Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. from engaging a former MAKO employee and requiring the destruction of all proprietary MAKO business information in Blue Belt's possession.

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Awake Imaging Device Moves Diagnostics Field Forward

April 4, 2013 4:53 pm | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

A technology being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory promises to provide clear images of the brains of children, the elderly, and people with Parkinson's and other diseases without the use of uncomfortable or intrusive restraints.

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Symetis Touts Positive Findings for Its Acurate TA TAVI System

April 4, 2013 4:21 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Swiss medical device maker Symetis released 30-day registry findings for its 2nd-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation systems, touting high procedural success rates and minimal valve leakage. Results from the SAVI postmarket registry highlighted findings from the 1st 250 patients implanted with Symetis' Acurate TA TAVI system, which won European regulatory approval in September 2011.

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Notre Dame Specialists Create 3D Images to Aid Surgeons

April 4, 2013 4:09 pm | by University of Notre Dame | News | Comments

University of Notre Dame researchers have successfully created three-dimensional anatomical models from CT scans using 3D printing technology, a process that holds promise for medical professionals and their patients.

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Survey: Medtech Startups Respond to the Medical Device Tax

April 4, 2013 3:36 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

There are few surprises in the medtech industry's outlook on the impact of the medical device tax, but the burden weighs heavier on the industry's startups. Most of the startup executives surveyed by Silicon Valley Bank said that the tax will affect their long-term growth, including delaying profitability and hampering fundraising efforts, but it has also hurt their morale.

Scientists Use MRI to Glimpse the Dreaming Mind

April 4, 2013 3:10 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers in Japan report in the journal Science on Thursday that they could predict images with 60 percent accuracy. First, they watched three subjects as they fell asleep and woke them in early sleep stages to ask them what they saw in their dreams.

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Medical Device Tax: Senate Repeal Vote Was More than Symbolic, Says Indiana Sen. Coats

April 4, 2013 1:05 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The Senate's non-binding vote in favor of striking the 2.3% medical device tax was more than a mere gesture, according to Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) – it set the stage for true repeal. The Congressman and long-time medical device tax opponent told reporters this week that the Senate's 79-20 vote against the tax signals growing momentum in the repeal movement, especially from Democratic lawmakers, which made up 33 of the majority.

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InVivo Therapeutics' Spinal Cord Scaffold Wins FDA Nod

April 4, 2013 12:55 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

InVivo Therapeutics (OTC:NVIV) said the FDA deemed its biopolymer scaffold, designed to treat spinal cord injuries, to be a humanitarian use device. The designation means the InVivo scaffold can seek expedited approval from the FDA for a pivotal trial of the device. HUD-based exemptions cover devices aimed at treating rare diseases and health problems, so-called "orphan" conditions.

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Numotion Acquires Ultimate Mobility, Inc.

April 4, 2013 12:50 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ROCKY HILL, Conn. and WORCESTER, Mass. , April 4, 2013 /- Numotion, formerly ATG Rehab and United Seating & Mobility, announces the acquisition of the complex rehab business of Ultimate Mobility, Inc., a regional provider based in Worcester , MA.  With a strong focus on customer service, Ultimate Mobility's staff has forged a strong reputation for compassionate...

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Scotland to Produce Lifesaving HIV Technology

April 4, 2013 12:50 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK , April 4, 2013 /- Massachusetts -based life science company Daktari Diagnostics Inc. has announced plans to locate its global manufacturing base in Inverness, Scotland , to develop its life-saving HIV blood monitoring technology. First Minister Alex Salmond will meet with Daktari Chief Executive Bill Rodriguez in New York today as part of his Scotla...

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Laser Technology Expands Treatment Options For Cataract Surgery

April 4, 2013 12:33 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

For the millions of people needing cataract surgery each year, there is now a new option in the way doctors can perform the procedure. In this new technique, surgeons use an FDA approved device called the "Femtosecond Laser" to aid in performing a number of the steps in cataract surgery.

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Stealthy AtheroMed Raises $6M for Peripheral Atherectomy Device

April 4, 2013 12:24 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

AtheroMed said it's raised a $6 million equity round, taking its total funding raise since 2009 to $20 million, according to regulatory filings. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based medical device company is developing an atherectomy device for treating peripheral artery disease, according to its website.

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Miniature Pressure Sensors with Increased Media Compatibility

April 4, 2013 11:59 am | by MDT Staff | Sensortechnics Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

First Sensor presents the new Sensortechnics HMA pressure sensors with ranges from 1 to 150 psi (100 mbar to 10 bar) full scale. The sensors feature a special construction where all sensitive electrical components are arranged exclusively on one side of the piezoresistive sensor element.

Smaller, More Affordable Laser Source

April 4, 2013 11:54 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Optoelectronics Company has introduced a range of tiny laser diode collimators with high alignment accuracy specifically aimed at OEMs and system integrators using laser based technology in their products.

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