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Hi-Yo Silver! The Trusted Silver Wound Dressing!

October 7, 2013 12:05 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Over the past three to five years, silver technology has increasingly become a mainstay in hospitals for wound care to help prevent and treat the alarming incidence of hospital-acquired infections, especially those caused by methicillin-resistant...

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FDA Shutdown Could Cause Major Delays to Heart Failure Device Approvals

October 7, 2013 10:33 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

The recent government shutdown will significantly impact upon FDA services and operations, especially in the heart failure (HF) and arrhythmia markets, due to the agency’s limited proactive abilities for device approvals, according to an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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TI Keeps Its ‘Eye’ on University Research with Artificial Retina Project

October 7, 2013 10:19 am | by Texas Instruments | News | Comments

In elementary school we were all taught the scientific method. The part many of us disliked the most came after testing and analyzing the results of an experiment only to find out our hypothesis was wrong and we had to do the testing all over again.

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Americans, German Win Nobel for Cell Transport

October 7, 2013 10:05 am | by Karl Ritter and Malin Rising, Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Sudhof won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries on how hormones, enzymes and other key substances are transported within cells. This traffic control system keeps activities inside cells from descending into chaos and has helped researchers gain a better understanding of a range of diseases...

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Pumping Up Device Design

October 7, 2013 9:30 am | by Michael L. Hill, VP & GM, Gorman-Rupp Industries | GRI Pumps | Articles | Comments

Handling fluids within a medical device can be a messy, but critically important, task. It is vital for medical device designers to ensure they are making the best selection when it comes to the components that are involved in this portion of the device. This article attempts to clarify the significant considerations in selecting the right pump for a project.

Evaluating FDA Guidance for RF Wireless Technology in Medical Devices

October 7, 2013 8:55 am | by Kenneth MacCallum, PEng, Principal Engineering Physicist, Starfish Medical | Blogs | Comments

Last month, the FDA issued a guidance document for RF wireless technology in medical devices. Not surprisingly, the FDA is recommending a risk-based approach to design, testing, deployment, and maintenance of medical device development. This follows the risk-based approach to safety that was introduced in the 3rd edition of 60601-1.

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SpineGuard to Launch Two New Products from Its PediGuard Platform

October 7, 2013 8:45 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

SpineGuard announced today that it will launch two new products from its PediGuard platform at this week’s annual scientific meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS), to be held in New Orleans on Oct. 9-12. The new products, XS Classic PediGuard and XS Curved PediGuard...

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NuVasive to Exhibit Game-Changing New Products and Procedures at the 28th Annual North American Spine Society Annual Meeting

October 7, 2013 8:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today that it will exhibit several game-changing new products and procedurally integrated solutions at the 28th Annual North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting, which will be held October 9-12, 2013, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La.

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LifeCell Corporation Introduces New Fat Grafting Device for Plastic Surgery

October 7, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LifeCell, a leader in the science of regenerative medicine and tissue repair products, has introduced the REVOLVE™ System to offer fast, efficient and secure fat transfer processing in a range of aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. Fat grafting involves harvesting and transferring adipose tissue or body fat from one area of the body to another.

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Neurowave Medical Technologies Launches ReliefBand Voyager

October 7, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Neurowave Medical Technologies (NMT) will launch the OTC version of its popular ReliefBand® Voyager, an innovative and highly efficacious Transdermal Neuromodulation Medical Device used to treat people suffering from Motion Sickness, at the 2013 Cruise Shipping Asia Trade Conference.

EACTS Report - Prospective Randomized On-X Heart Valve Clinical Trial (PROACT) Provides Evidence of Reduced Complications

October 7, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

On-X Life Technologies, Inc. (On-X LTI) announced today that it is highlighting the recent interim results the PROACT (Prospective Randomized On-X Anticoagulation Clinical Trial) at the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons Meeting being held October 5-9, 2013, in Vienna, Austria.

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5 Achievements that Haven't Won a Nobel Prize

October 6, 2013 11:45 am | by Malin Rising - Associated Press | News | Comments

The announcements of this year's Nobel Prize winners will start Monday with the medicine award and continue with physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics. The secretive award committees never give away any hints in advance of who could win, but here's a look at five big scientific breakthroughs that haven't yet received a Nobel prize.

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Trinity Orthopedics is awarded method patent for ITLIF procedure

October 4, 2013 5:21 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Trinity Orthopedics, a spine technology company, today announced the allowance of claims associated with patent 13/160,414 described as Percutaneous Transpedicular Access, Fusion, Discectomy and stabilization system and methods. This is an important step in completing the development of Trinity's Intraosseous Transpedicular Lumbar Interbody (ITLIF) procedure.

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New Enhanced Polymer for Superior Bone Apposition

October 4, 2013 5:18 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Invibio Biomaterial Solutions has announced its launch of “PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced Polymer.” The implantable biomaterial grade uniquely combines two clinically proven advanced biomaterials for enhanced bone apposition1: PEEK-OPTIMA, the principal PEEK-based biomaterial with over ten years of proven history in clinical use, and Hydroxyapatite (HA), a well-known osteoconductive material.

Programmable, Magnetic Angle Sensors

October 4, 2013 4:46 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Novotechnik US has introduced the Vert-X 31E Series of programmable rotary angle sensors. The sensors are touchless magnetic angle sensors with a permanent magnet that can be secured to a rotating shaft, so that there is no direct mechanical linkage between the shaft and the measuring system, and therefore no wear.

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