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BD Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance and Commercial Launch of BD UltraSafe PLUS Passive Needle Guard

April 11, 2013 1:57 pm | by BD Medical | News | Comments

BD Medical, a segment of BD, a leading global medical technology company, announced today the commercial launch of a new passive needle guard technology, BD UltraSafe PLUS™. The BD UltraSafe PLUS™ Passive Needle Guard has received 510(k) clearance as an anti-needlestick safety device.

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SANUWAVE Receives U.S. Patent to Sterilize Blood Using Its Shock Wave Technology

April 11, 2013 1:54 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

SANUWAVE Health has received a patent issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office entitled "Method and Devices for Cleaning and Sterilization with Shock Waves." The claims of the patent relate to a new method that sterilizes blood by applying external shock waves to destroy blood pathogens contained in bags, pipes and tubes.

XP Power Adds 10 W Model to Ultra-Compact Family of DC-DC Converters

April 11, 2013 11:21 am | by MDT Staff | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced the JCA10 series of single and dual output 10 Watt metal cased DC-DC converters. Already a popular DC-DC converter family, the JCA series now comprises 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10 Watt models.

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Medtronic’s Endurant ‘AAA’ Stent Graft Shows Sustained Durability in Complex Patients

April 11, 2013 11:21 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Presented to endovascular specialists at the 35th Charing Cross International Symposium in London, a new analysis of clinical data on the Endurant AAA Stent Graft System from Medtronic demonstrates the implanted medical device’s consistent and compelling performance in treating abdominal aortic aneurysms across a range of patient anatomies.

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Sony Announces First East and West Coast Installations of 3D Imaging Solution for Ophthalmic Surgery

April 11, 2013 11:17 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

PARK RIDGE, N.J., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics, a leader in providing innovative imaging solutions for microsurgery, announces the first east and west coast installations of its end-to-end 3D imaging solution for ophthalmic surgery.   Robert Cionni, M.D.,...

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Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD First to Receive FDA Clearance for Diagnostic Medical Image Viewing on Android Devices

April 11, 2013 11:16 am | by Calgary Scientific | News | Comments

Calgary Scientific, a company known for creating transformative technology for the medical industry and beyond, has taken a huge step forward in providing mobile access to clinical data. Calgary Scientific is the first company to receive clearance from the U.S. FDA for their industry leading solution, ResolutionMD software, to diagnose medical images on Android devices.

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First Objective Measure of Pain Discovered in Brain Scan Patterns

April 11, 2013 11:04 am | by University of Colorado at Boulder | News | Comments

For the first time, scientists have been able to predict how much pain people are feeling by looking at images of their brains, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, may lead to the development of reliable methods doctors can use to objectively quantify a patient's pain.

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U-M Researchers Find New Way to Clear Cholesterol from the Blood

April 11, 2013 10:59 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Michigan have identified a new potential therapeutic target for lowering cholesterol that could be an alternative or complementary therapy to statins. Scientists in the lab of David Ginsburg at the Life Sciences Institute inhibited the action of a gene responsible for transporting a protein that interferes with the ability of the liver to remove cholesterol from the blood in mice.

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A Molecular 'Superglue' Based on Flesh-Eating Bacteria

April 11, 2013 10:57 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In a classic case of turning an enemy into a friend, scientists have engineered a protein from flesh-eating bacteria to act as a molecular "superglue" that promises to become a disease fighter. And their latest results, which make the technology more versatile, were the topic of a report here today at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

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Restoring Paretic Hand Function via an Artificial Neural Connection Bridging Spinal Cord Injury

April 11, 2013 10:54 am | by National Institute for Physiological Sciences | News | Comments

Functional loss of limb control in individuals with spinal cord injury or stroke can be caused by interruption of the neural pathways between brain and spinal cord, although the neural circuits located above and below the lesion remain functional. An artificial neural connection that bridges the lost pathway and connects brain to spinal circuits has potential to ameliorate the functional loss.

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Scientists Create Phantom Sensations in Non-Amputees

April 11, 2013 10:53 am | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

The sensation of having a physical body is not as self-evident as one might think. Almost everyone who has had an arm or leg amputated experiences a phantom limb: a vivid sensation that the missing limb is still present. A new study by neuroscientists at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that it is possible to evoke the illusion of having a phantom hand in non-amputated individuals.

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Hydrogel Process Creates Transparent Brain

April 11, 2013 10:16 am | by Andrew Myers, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Combining neuroscience and chemical engineering, researchers at Stanford University have developed a process that renders a mouse brain transparent. The postmortem brain remains whole — not sliced or sectioned in any way — with its three-dimensional complexity of fine wiring and molecular structures completely intact and able to be measured and probed at will with visible light and chemicals.

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Global Clinical Study Initiated to Determine Safety and Effectiveness of Stent for Patients with Iliofemoral Venous Obstruction

April 11, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 11, 2013--Cook Medical has launched the VIVO clinical research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Zilver ® Vena™ Venous Self-Expanding Stent in the treatment of symptomatic iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction. This disease is...

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First Clinical Study Demonstrates Vent-Os Sinus Dilation System Effectively Establishes and Maintains Patency of Maxillary Sinus Ostia

April 11, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 11, 2013--SinuSys Corporation, an innovative sinus health company, today announced that the Vent-Os™ Sinus Dilation System met its primary safety and effectiveness endpoints in its initial clinical study. The Vent-Os System is designed to gently open the...

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SuccessEHS and Welch Allyn Announce Integration of SuccessEHS 6.1 EHR with Welch Allyn Devices

April 11, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SuccessEHS, a nationally acclaimed health IT vendor, and Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company, today announced the integration of four Welch Allyn devices with the SuccessEHS 6.1 EHR and Practice Management solution. These four devices include: the Connex@ ProBPT 3400...

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