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SpectraScience CEO Interviewed by Corporate Profile(R)

February 4, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SpectraScience, Inc. (OTCQB: SCIE) CEO Michael P. Oliver, was recently interviewed on the popular broadcasting website CorporateProfile.com, an online financial news company providing retail and institutional investors with insight into the companies that are making headlines through its...

Novian Health Closes $11 Million in Funding for Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

February 4, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Novian Health, developer of Novilase® Breast Therapy, announced today that it has successfully completed a funding round totaling $11 million. iNetworks, LLC (Pittsburgh, Pa) led the round of Series A Preferred share financing, which also included prior and new investors. Proceeds from the funding will primarily be used to conduct Novian’s multicenter clinical trials in the U.S...

An Ideal Interactive Pen and Touch Display Solution for Healthcare and Presentation Markets

February 4, 2013 8:17 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Today, Wacom announces the new DTH-2242, a 21.5" interactive pen and touch display that improves workflow efficiency and enhances communication in two market segments: healthcare and presentation. For doctors, dentists and nursing staff who handwrite electronic medical records and prefer to draw and annotate on radiographic images to explain a surgical procedure...

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Medtronic Announces CE Mark of Evera® Portfolio of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators

February 4, 2013 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic today announced CE Mark of the Evera portfolio of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. With increased longevity and the most advanced shock reduction technology available, the new family of ICDs is the first to feature the PhysioCurve design, a contoured shape with thin, smooth edges that better fits inside the body, increasing patient comfort by reducing skin pressure by 30%.

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Penumbra Inc. Launches 5MAX DDC™ and 4MAX DDC™ Distal Delivery Catheters

February 4, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Penumbra 5MAX DDC and 4MAX DDC distal delivery catheters are new devices designed to simplify delivery of a wide variety of endovascular therapies to the brain. The DDC family delivers exceptional distal delivery capability via a novel advanced polymer and nitinol coil reinforcement design at the distal tip to enable easy tracking through tortuous vessels.

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St. Jude Announces First Implant Evaluating New Size of Portico Heart Valve in European Trial

February 4, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc. announced the first patient implant of its 25 mm Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve using the Transfemoral Delivery System in its ongoing European trial. The Portico valve system offers a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis – a narrowing of the aortic valve that obstructs blood flow from the heart.

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Sunshine rules finally drop

February 4, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The White House finally releases long-awaited Sunshine Act rules to regulate and monitor the financial relationships between doctors and the healthcare industry. The Obama Administration finally released long-awaiting transparency guidelines governing the relationships between doctors and medical device and drug makers. The rules are more than 15 months late...

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Sequenom CMM's MaterniT21 PLUS LDT Now Reporting On Gender-Specific Chromosomal Abnormalities

February 4, 2013 7:03 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Sequenom, Inc., a life sciences company providing innovative diagnostic testing and genetic analysis solutions, announced today that the MaterniT21™ PLUS laboratory-developed test (LDT) available exclusively through Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine (Sequenom CMM) will now report as additional findings the presence of certain fetal sex chromosomal aneuploidies...

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NeuroSigma Awarded Fast Track SBIR Grant for Development of Implantable sTNS System for Drug Resistant Epilepsy

February 4, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NeuroSigma, Inc., a California-based medical device company, today announced it received a Notice of Award, for a Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Phase I of the project is budgeted in the amount of $600,000, with $3 Million budgeted for Phase II...

Delcath Announces Reimbursement for Chemosat in Germany

February 4, 2013 6:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH) today announced that the Institut für das Entgeltsystem im Krankenhaus (InEk), the German federal reimbursement agency, has established a reimbursement pathway for the treatment of patients with liver metastases with the Delcath Hepatic CHEMOSAT® Delivery System for melphalan hydrochloride.

GE Healthcare Works to Speed Up Fight Against Cancer

February 4, 2013 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Healthcare’s work to accelerate cancer innovation and improve care for cancer patients reached new milestones in advanced technology. The campaign is founded on GE Healthcare’s integrated portfolio, which is uniquely positioned to drive impact in oncology and a leap forward for individualized cancer care.

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Adopts Medworxx’ Patient Flow Solution

February 4, 2013 3:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medworxx Solutions Inc. announced South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as its newest UK client, having licensed the Medworxx Patient Flow solution. They join The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust who were the first to adopt the Medworxx solution in the UK, and have been recognized with the 2012 EHI award in the category of Outstanding Work in IT-enabled Change in Healthcare.

Elekta’s New Radiation Oncology Technology to Shape the Future of Cancer Care

February 4, 2013 1:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At an exclusive event scheduled March 1, 2013, Elekta will reveal a leap forward in radiation oncology and the care of individuals with cancer worldwide. Founded in 1972, Elekta was the first to bring a completely digital linear accelerator to the market, as well as the first to fully integrate imaging technology in the treatment system. Elekta is a market-leading developer of cancer care and neuroscience solutions...

FDAnews Announces Clinical Quality Assurance Workshop

February 2, 2013 11:07 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Now you can learn how to FDA-proof your CQA audits … eliminate costly mistakes … and avoid FDA warning letters that say: "You failed to obtain and document that valid informed consent was obtained for each of the subjects enrolled in the study as required by stated regulations."

Medical device makers face another tax fight in Puerto Rico

February 1, 2013 5:57 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device maker have a new tax to worry about as Puerto Rico extends back down from a medical device tax increase expected for 2016. Puerto Rico officials backed down from a reduction in the country's medical device tax, planning instead to extend a temporary increase for another year. The 4% tax, originally imposed in 2010, was supposed to shrink each year and drop to 1% in 2016.

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