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Unique Platinum Thermometer Monitors Temperatures for Hours, Days, Weeks

August 22, 2013 3:29 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Traceable Platinum High-Accuracy Refrigerator Thermometer from Control Company displays minimum/maximum temperatures for the previous 24 hours (for each hour) and the previous 7-days (for each day); or the previous 30 days (for each day).

Baxter appeases EU regulators in $4B Gambro buyout

August 22, 2013 12:51 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

After months of negotiations with EuroZone regulators, Baxter's (NYSE:BAX) nearly $4 billion buyout of Swedish dialysis maker Gambro AB can go forward now that Baxter agreed to sell off its renal replacement therapy division to ease anti-trust concerns.

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Technique May Help Regenerate Heart Cells to Treat Heart Disease

August 22, 2013 12:49 pm | by Mary Beth O'Leary, Cell Press | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new technique that might one day be used to convert cells from heart disease patients into heart muscle cells that could act as a personalized treatment for their condition.        

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Helping the Body Regrow Nerves

August 22, 2013 12:45 pm | by NSF | Videos | Comments

Combat, cancer and accidents can all cause devastating nerve injuries. Now, with help from the National Science Foundation, researchers at the University of Florida are working to use the latest technology to help the body regrow nerves.

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Report: Lilly Paid Kickbacks to Chinese Doctors

August 22, 2013 12:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Chinese newspaper says drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. spent millions of dollars on kickbacks to doctors in that country for new patients who started using Lilly's insulin products. The 21st Century Business Herald says the Indianapolis company spent at least 30 million yuan, or about $4.9 million, in direct kickbacks to doctors.

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Ports With BioFlo Technology to Reduce Catheter-Related Thrombus

August 22, 2013 12:21 pm | by AngioDynamics | News | Comments

AngioDynamics has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance to Navilyst Medical Inc., an AngioDynamics company, for its BioFlo Port with Endexo technology designed to reduce the accumulation of catheter-related thrombus on, and in, the port catheter.

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Becton false advertising and antitrust lawsuit heads to trial

August 22, 2013 11:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) is headed to court next month to speak to allegations, brought by rival Retractable Technologies' (NYSE:RVP), that it engaged in illegal in order to maintain a monopoly in the syringe business.  

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The Pulse: Growing Human Body Parts

August 22, 2013 10:36 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

On this episode of The Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV, we are regenerating limbs, building better brain implants, engineering 3D tissue, and measuring consciousness.               

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TissueTech fleshes out $10M equity round

August 22, 2013 10:32 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

TissueTech Inc. said it pulled down $10 million from a pair of venture capital shops to back its regenerative medicine subsidiaries, Bio-Tissue and Amniox Medical. The equity round came from Ballast Point Ventures and River Cities Capital Funds, according to a press release.

Brain Circuit Can Tune Anxiety

August 22, 2013 10:30 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Anxiety disorders, which include posttraumatic stress disorder, social phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder, affect 40 million American adults in a given year. To develop better treatments, a more specific understanding of the brain circuits that produce anxiety is necessary.

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Respiratory patent battle continues with ResMed against BMC Medical

August 22, 2013 10:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

California medical device maker ResMed (NYSE:RMD) is taking another swing at Chinese respiratory technology rival BMC Medical, getting the International Trade Commission's cooperation in an investigation into potential patent infringement.  

What Is Your Heart Attack Risk?

August 22, 2013 9:57 am | by Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Researchers in India have carried out a data mining exercise to determine which are the most important risk factors in increasing the chances of an individual suffering a heart attack. The use of computational data mining techniques that allow researchers to extract interesting and meaningful information from real-life clinical data could remove at least some aspect of the subjectivity of clinical prognosis.

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A Quick Method to Detect Phenolic Compounds in Drinking Water

August 22, 2013 9:55 am | by Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) | News | Comments

Clean drinking water is a diminishing natural resource in developing nations and in many industrialized countries. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a simple and inexpensive test kit that detects phenolic compounds in water.

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Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval For IntellaTip MiFi™ XP Ablation Catheter

August 22, 2013 9:51 am | by Boston Scientific Corporation | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation continues to expand its electrophysiology (EP) offerings with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its IntellaTip MiFi™ XP catheter and 510(k) clearance of its Zurpaz™ 8.5F steerable sheath.

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Tablet PC Supports Liver Surgeons

August 22, 2013 9:47 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Until now, surgeons have had to memorize the precise location of important blood vessels in organs and where tumors could likely be found and need to be removed. A new app for tablet computers developed by Fraunhofer MEVIS in Bremen could support surgeons in the future and help them reduce the rate of complications during operations.

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