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FDA Grants Mauna Kea Technologies 510(k) Clearance to Market AQ-Flex(TM) 19 Miniprobe for Fine Needle Aspiration Procedures

April 30, 2013 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mauna Kea Technologies (NYSE Euronext: MKEA), leader in the optical biopsy market and developer of Cellvizio®, the fastest way to see cancer, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the AQ-Flex™ 19 miniprobe to provide real-time optical biopsies during...

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Georgia Tech Students Working to Improve Parkinson’s Patients’ Lives

April 30, 2013 10:33 am | News | Comments

Georgia Institute of Technology bioengineering PhD student Teresa Sanders was working with Emory University Parkinson’s Disease specialists, and received an eZ430-Chronos watch from TI. She had a thought: A watch with an accelerometer could measure limb tremors and be paired with other tools to assess patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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Pre-Publication Trial Results Demonstrate Safety and Effectiveness of CyberKnife Prostate Cancer Treatment

April 30, 2013 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 30, 2013--Pre-publication results from a national clinical trial show that prostate cancer treatment with CyberKnife® robotic radiosurgery demonstrated excellent preservation of sexual health and resulted in no significant side effects or complications. “This is great...

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Cardium Announces Excellagen Presentation at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring 2013 Meeting

April 30, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE MKT: CXM) today announced that the Company will present a poster demonstrating the clinical benefits of Excellagen@ in advanced regenerative wound management at The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society (SAWC/WHS) meeting to be held May 1-5,...

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St. Jude Medical Announces CE Mark and Launch of First Quadripolar CRT Pacemaker

April 30, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, a global medical device company, today announced CE Mark approval and European launch of its Allure Quadra Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Pacemaker (CRT-P). This CRT-P system offers more pacing options to deliver higher success rates, as evidenced by robust clinical data.

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Wenzel Spine Announces Launch of VariLift-C

April 30, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wenzel Spine, a medical device company focused on providing minimally invasive, stand-alone alternatives to traditional spinal fusion, today announced the launch of the VariLift-C Stand-Alone Zero-Profile Expandable Cervical Interbody Fusion Device.

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ETView Medical, Ltd. Announces US FDA Clearance of a 510(k) Pre-marketing Notification Application Expanding the VivaSight-DL line of Innovative Airway Devices

April 30, 2013 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ETView has announced that the company has received clearance of a 510(k) Pre-Marketing Notification Application with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanding the available sizes of the VivaSight- DL Airway Management System.

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Carbon Nanotube Sensor Detects Glucose in Saliva

April 30, 2013 5:52 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Diabetes affects some 300 million people worldwide and the numbers keep on increasing. Many of these people undergo a daily regimen of tests that measure the amount of glucose in the blood stream, usually taken from finger prick samples. Needless to say, this is a time-consuming, expensive and painful process.

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Ultra-Compact Dual/Quad Axis Universal Drive Module

April 29, 2013 5:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ACS Motion Control has developed a unique addition to the SPiiPlus EtherCAT Control Solution family. The SPiiPlusUDMlc, or UDMlc, is a compact EtherCAT dual/quad axis drive, designed to meet the needs of OEMs designing control systems for motion demanding equipment which utilize small motors.

Teleflex Announces First Insertion of ARROW® JACC™ Catheter with Chlorag+ard® Technology

April 29, 2013 5:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated, has announced the first insertion of the new ARROW JACC Catheter with Chlorag + ard Technology. The ARROW JACC Catheter with Chlorag + ard Technology is a long-term, small bore antimicrobial and antithrombogenic catheter that gives clinicians a single, less-invasive option for critically ill patients for the duration of their therapy.

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Mount Sinai Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgeon Calls for National Standards

April 29, 2013 4:51 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

As the popularity of robotic surgeries climb, so too do claims of surgical errors. Why the sudden jump in robotic surgery mishaps? Some say odds, some say lack of surgeon experience. According to prostate cancer expert, Dr. David B. Samadi, more stringent robotic surgery training requirements are needed to further protect patients.

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Medtronic Reports Initial Implants of Novel Stent Graft for Aortic Aneurysms Involving Branch Vessel

April 29, 2013 4:32 pm | News | Comments

Vascular specialists at Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C., and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio recently performed the initial implants of a novel stent graft system from Medtronic as part of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration initiative designed to encourage more early-stage clinical research on new medical devices in the United States.

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Right-Angle Spring-Loaded Connectors with Long Stroke Option

April 29, 2013 4:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max has added a second version to their 829 series single-row, right-angle, spring-loaded connectors. The new connector, 829-22-0XX-20-002101, has an increased mid-stroke distance of .045” (.090” full stroke) –providing more flexibility and tolerance for your assembly.

Orthocare Innovations' Prosthetic Foot Ankle System Wins 2013 Edison Award

April 29, 2013 4:24 pm | by Orthocare Innovations | News | Comments

Thomas Edison's spirit for discovery is alive and well at Orthocare Innovations, which the Edison Awards has recognized with its top award in the Science and Medicine–Assistive Device category. Orthocare won the top award for its Magellan microprocessor foot ankle system prosthetic device against tough competition, finishing ahead of products in the category from companies including Medtronic.

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DNA Testing Chip Delivers Results in One Hour, Paves Way for Personalized Drug Treatments

April 29, 2013 4:11 pm | by IMEC | Videos | Comments

Panasonic, together with the Belgium-based research institution IMEC, has developed a DNA testing chip that automates all stages of obtaining genetic information, including preprocessing. This development is expected to enable personalized, tailor-made therapy to become widespread.

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