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Capacitive Fluid-Level Sensors

February 5, 2013 4:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Molex | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated will showcase their customized capacitive fluid-level sensors, a low-cost measuring solution with disposable sensors and reusable electronic circuitry, at Molex booth #1983 at MD&M West Show...

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Sparton Corporation Reports $0.43 EPS for Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter

February 5, 2013 4:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) today announced results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 ended December 31, 2012. The Company reported second quarter sales of $66.0 million, or an increase of 19.2 %, from $55.4 million for the second quarter of...

House majority leader Eric Cantor decries the medical device tax

February 5, 2013 4:27 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

House majority leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) comments on the medical device tax remind that the fight for repeal isn't over. House majority leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) hasn't forgotten about the the medical device tax, a measure he once called a "draconian" burden on the U.S. medtech industry.

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Uroplasty Announces Executive Changes In US Sales Organization

February 5, 2013 4:05 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products to treat voiding dysfunctions, today announced changes in its executive leadership for its US sales...

Thoratec Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

February 5, 2013 4:02 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012. "Thoratec...

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Viracor-IBT Laboratories Acquires Assets of Cylex

February 5, 2013 3:54 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viracor-IBT Laboratories, Inc. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of Cylex™, Inc., a global life sciences company focused on the development, manufacturing and...

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GE Healthcare and NFL team up to fight sports-related brain injuries

February 5, 2013 3:20 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Health technology giant GE Healthcare joins forces with the National Football Assn. to develop concussion detection systems and brain protection technologies to make football a safer sport. Technology giant GE (NYSE:GE) announced a new partnership with the National Football Assn. in pursuit of better concussion detection technology and materials that may better protect athletes from traumatic brain injuries.

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Digital Position Sensor

February 5, 2013 3:08 pm | by MDT Staff | Measurement Specialties, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties, a manufacturer in sensor-based measuring, has released the KMA36, a digital position sensor for precise rotational and incremental measurement of magnetic field fluctuations.

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Gas Flow Analyzer

February 5, 2013 3:02 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Biomedical, a global provider of medical device test and safety equipment, announced today the debut of its new VT305 Gas Flow Analyzer. Designed for the highly mobile biomed or service engineer...

William Blair boosts NxStage stake by 20%

February 5, 2013 2:59 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

William Blair & Co. added 20% to its stake in medical device company NxStage Medical, which makes home hemodialysis equipment. William Blair & Co. added 20% to its holdings in NxStage Medical (NSDQ:NXTM) last year, according to regulatory filings. The Chicago-based investment bank owned more than 3.8 million NXTM shares as of Dec. 31, 2012, up 19.5%...

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New Modeling Approach Transforms Imaging Technologies

February 5, 2013 2:44 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers are improving the performance of technologies ranging from medical CT scanners to digital cameras using a system of models to extract specific information from huge collections of data and then reconstructing images like a jigsaw puzzle. The new approach is called model-based iterative reconstruction, or MBIR.

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MicroRNA Molecule May Serve as Biomarker, Target for Brain Metastases in Breast Cancer Patients

February 5, 2013 1:00 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Researchers have identified two molecules that could potentially serve as biomarkers in predicting brain metastases in patients with breast cancer, according to data published in Cancer Research, a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research. Currently, most deaths from breast cancer are a result of metastatic disease.

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Arizona Bioscience Jobs Continue Rapid Growth During Economic Recovery

February 5, 2013 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--Arizona’s bioscience sector added jobs at nearly four times the national rate over the past decade and experienced double-digit job growth during the economic recovery, a new report shows. The new performance analysis of Arizona’s bioscience sector,...

Biomedical Structures and Modified Polymer Components Announce Merger

February 5, 2013 12:21 pm | by Biomedical Structures | Modified Polymer Components, Inc. | News | Comments

Biomedical Structures (BMS), a developer of biomedical textiles for medical devices and other advanced clinical applications, and Modified Polymer Components (MPC), which specializes in the design, rapid prototyping and manufacture of reliable, highly precise polymer components for medical device OEMs, today announced their merger.

FDA Clears Sculptor Robotic Guidance Arm for Unicompartmental Knee Replacement Surgery

February 5, 2013 12:11 pm | by Stanmore Implants | News | Comments

Stanmore Implants, specialists in the design and manufacture of patient specific and modular orthopedic implants, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its Sculptor Robotic Guidance Arm™ for precision implant placement in unicompartmental knee surgery, also known as partial knee resurfacing.

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