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Flexpoint Announces Development Partnership with Haemoband Surgical, Ltd.

February 20, 2013 11:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: FLXT) today announced that it is in advanced development on a disposable colonoscope application with Haemoband Surgical, Ltd. an Ireland-based company specializing in unique medical technologies. Phase I testing  has recently been satisfactorily...


SEMDA Announces SpotLight Award Winners at 2013 Conference

February 20, 2013 11:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cynthia L. Clark, President of ibiliti, and EndoChoice Inc. have received the 2013 SEMDA SpotLight Awards. Clark and Mark Gilreath, Founder and President of EndoChoice, accepted the awards. The awards were presented during the Gala Dinner at the highly successful 7th annual conference of the...

Leti to Coordinate Four-Year EC Project Targeting a Complete European Supply Chain in Silicon Photonics

February 20, 2013 11:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GRENOBLE, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2013--CEA-Leti today announced that it will coordinate a four-year project aimed at building a European-based supply chain in silicon photonics and speeding industrialization of the technology. The PLAT4M (Photonic Libraries And Technology for...


Breakthrough Drug Delivery Platform for Implantable Devices

February 20, 2013 11:04 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TissueGen, developer of a cutting-edge absorbable polymer technology for implantable drug delivery across a wide variety of therapeutic applications, today announced that its patented extrusion technology enables absorbable fibers to be loaded with a wider variety of drugs and biologically-based entities than ever previously possible.


Blades Deliver Sharpness, Cleanness, and Safety for Clean Room Operations

February 20, 2013 10:59 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Personna blades are designed to meet the rigorous clean, safety and sharpness standards of large and small scale manufacturing operations. The company will unveil a variety of products...

Bluestar Presents Soft Silicone Advantages

February 20, 2013 10:55 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bluestar Silicones will show its Silbione brand soft silicone technologies, which include low durometer liquid silicone rubber (LSR), room temperature vulcanized (RTV) silicones, gels and skin adhesives, and it’s new patent pending silicone foam.

“'Bionic Eye' Implants Will Hit U.S. Market this Year

February 20, 2013 10:28 am | by IEEE Spectrum | News | Comments

Today's the kind of day when you can see the future. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment that can restore (limited) eyesight to (some) blind people. Despite the caveats, it's an exciting milestone. The treatment involves electrodes implanted in the eyes of people whose retinas are damaged.


Integrated Implant Makes It Easier to Control the Brain with Light

February 20, 2013 10:15 am | by IEEE Spectrum | News | Comments

Almost a decade ago, Stanford University researchers jump-started a new field of study when they genetically altered brain cells, shone light on them, and demonstrated that they could control the modified neurons. This brain-control technique, called optogenetics, has since taken off at labs around the world and could lead to breakthroughs for Parkinson’s disease...


Spartech Royalite Specialty Products Pass Ball Pressure Test for Heat Resistance

February 20, 2013 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Louis - Spartech Corporation (NYSE: SEH), a leading producer of plastic sheet, compounds, and packaging products, today announced that its Royalite® R59, R574 and R926 flame retardant specialty sheet products pass the ball pressure test for heat resistance. ...

Neuralstem Grants Licenses For Central Nervous System Therapy Surgical Devices To Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

February 20, 2013 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that it has granted licenses to intellectual property surrounding its spinal cord delivery platform, floating cannula, and method for delivering therapeutic agents to the spinal cord to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a non-profit academic medical ...


Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Laparoscopic Surgical Instruments

February 20, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2013--The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for laparoscopic surgical instruments have been awarded to Aesculap Inc. of Center Valley, Pa.; CareFusion of San Diego, Calif.; J. Jamner Surgical Instruments Inc. dba Integra Surgical...


Quest Diagnostics to Provide Nationwide Access to Natera's New Non-Invasive Prenatal Test

February 20, 2013 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading diagnostic information services company, and Natera, a leading innovator in prenatal genetic testing, today announced that Quest Diagnostics will offer physicians access to PanoramaT, a new non-invasive prenatal test developed by Natera. ...


Gynesonics Completes $21 Million Series D Financing

February 20, 2013 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2013--Gynesonics, Inc., a women’s healthcare company focused on minimally invasive solutions for symptomatic uterine fibroids, announced today a Series D financing led by HBM Partners based in Switzerland. The $21 million financing included additional...

AngioLight Lands Strategic Partnership with Medical Technologies Innovation Asia, Names Gary Saxton President

February 20, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2013--Interventional cardiology medical device company AngioLight has engaged in a strategic partnership with Medical Technologies Innovation Asia (MTIA), Hong Kong, under which MTIA will complete safety, animal and clinical studies of AngioLight’s...


Covidien Completes Patient Enrollment in Iliac Stent Clinical Study Series

February 20, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MANSFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2013--Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced the completion of patient enrollment in its iliac stent clinical study series. The series is composed of two prospective, multinational, multicenter studies -...



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