Polyurethane studded with gold nanoparticles can conduct electricity even when stretched, Michigan engineers have discovered. This feat could pave the way for flexible electronics and gentler medical devices. The nanoparticles start out randomly arranged, but they drift into wire-like formations as the material is stretched.
U-M engineers have developed a new robotic tool which will make performing minimally invasive surgery cheaper and easier, but provides higher functionality over existing low-cost tools. The tool, called Flex Dex, acts as an extension of the surgeon's arm, allowing the doctor to control it with just a turn of the wrist.
Vascular Solutions' Q2 earnings landed exactly within analyst expectations, ending the company's long streak of beating the Street. Despite driving profits up almost 20% and boosting guidance estimates to reflect healthy revenue, Wall Street responded by sending share prices down 0.7% by the end of the day.
Pulse Electronics Corporation has announced a unique new addition to the Sidewinder AC current sensor line, the PA3207NL. This non-round sensor specifically fits the standard 0.750"x0.093" buss bar of an ANSI 2S smart meter, making the design of the meter base simpler and the assembly easier.
Cepheid today announced it has received market authorization from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its Xpert MTB/RIF test. The review decision was based on the de novo 510(k) review process, which allows novel products without predicates to be down-classified and brought to market.
Control Company’s Traceable, Memory-Card Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometer saves readings from once a minute to once every 720 minutes on removable, supplied, standard SD memory card—identical to types used in digital cameras.
BEA Lasers, responding to the growing demand for rugged, small industrial laser components, has announced their newest laser diode module. The mini SEN laser’s compact size and rugged design make this unit desirable in many industries including: semiconductor manufacturing, textiles, fastener positioning, 3D printers and many other light industrial assemblies.
TT electronics’ Sensing and Control Division is introducing a series of new non-contacting rotary position sensors offering exceptional performance for up to 100 million revolutions. Designed to operate reliably in demanding conditions, the MagnePot series is available with sensing angles between 35o and 360o.
Fidelity bought into the Boston Scientific comeback in a big way, revealing in a regulatory filing a nearly 10.5% stake in the medical device company. With its investment, Fidelity supplants Dodge & Cox., as Boston Scientific's largest institutional shareholder.
Edwards Lifesciences posted surging 2nd-quarter profits on modest sales growth, saying sales of its flagship Sapien heart valve reached $90 million for the quarter. The Irvine, Calif.-based medical device company reported profits of $94.1 million, or 82¢ per share, on sales of $517.2 million for the 3 months ended June 30...
EnteroMedics Announces PMA Application for VBLOC Therapy in Obesity Accepted for Review and Filing by FDAJuly 25, 2013 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
EnteroMedics Inc., the developer of medical devices using neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced that the U.S. FDA has accepted for filing the Company's Premarket Approval application for approval of the Maestro® Rechargeable System's VBLOC® vagal blocking therapy as a treatment for obesity.
Dr. Nick Cavros, interventional cardiologist with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, used a new hand-held mechanical aspiration system to remove blood clots and increase blood flow.
Three top Vermont officials expressed confidence Thursday that the state will be ready to launch the health insurance marketplace being set up under the federal Affordable Care Act on its scheduled startup date of Oct. 1.
University of Notre Dame researchers have developed a computer-aided method that uses electronic medical records to offer the promise of rapid advances toward personalized health care, disease management and wellness.
At the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, custom prosthetic attachments, cranial-facial implants, and surgical models are constantly being churned out, layer by layer, in an additive manufacturing process commonly referred to as 3D printing.