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Sonendo® Receives 510(k) FDA Clearance For Its Multisonic Ultracleaning System™

September 3, 2013 10:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Sonendo, the developer of a revolutionary technology for the endodontic marketplace, announced today that the company has received 510(k) FDA clearance for the first generation of its Multisonic Ultracleaning System™ set to launch in 2014.  The device is designed to be a minimally invasive, disruptive technology that uses multiple wavelengths of sound to simultaneously clean the entire root canal system.

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Creating a 'Window' to the Brain

September 3, 2013 9:55 am | by University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

A team of University of California, Riverside researchers have developed a novel transparent skull implant that literally provides a "window to the brain", which they hope will eventually open new treatment options for patients with life-threatening neurological disorders, such as brain cancer and traumatic brain injury.

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Study Estimates Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections

September 3, 2013 9:46 am | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

A study estimates that total annual costs for five major healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) were $9.8 billion, with surgical site infections contributing the most to overall costs, according to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.

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Biomet’s revised earnings show much wider losses than previously reported

September 3, 2013 8:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Biomet amended its Q4 and annual earnings report to reflect a swing to red in Q4 and much deeper losses for the full year compared to earlier reports. The Warsaw, Ind.-based orthopedics company posted losses of $221.2 million on $784 million in sales during the 3-month period ended May 31, 2013.

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Mobile vision app is looking for a partner after raising $550k

September 3, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Texas mobile health startup Vital Art & Science is looking for a pharmaceutical industry partner now that it's raised $550,000 in support of its MyVisionTrack iPhone hyperacuity test. MyVisionTrack is an FDA-cleared smartphone app for detecting age-related macular degeneration and other age-related visual impairments.

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Medtronic Announces Formation of Hospital Solutions Business Aimed at Driving Efficiencies and Cost Savings

September 2, 2013 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced the formation of Medtronic Hospital Solutions, a new business focused on developing novel partnerships with hospitals to provide services directly related to hospital operational efficiency. The new business will focus initially on offering services in Europe...

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Western Europe Medical Device Market Reports

September 2, 2013 9:20 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Five of the ten largest medical device markets in the world are in Western Europe; Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain. Like all other sectors, the medical device markets will be impacted by the current eurozone crisis in the short term. This is a danger for domestic manufacturing industries, especially in Germany, which rely on demand for exports of their products.

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IN-TIME Study Shows Significant Reduction in All-Cause Mortality in ICD and CRT-D Patients With BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring(R)

September 1, 2013 5:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BIOTRONIK, the leading manufacturer of cardiac devices celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, announced ground-breaking results from the IN-TIME study today at the ESC (European Society of Cardiology) congress. Coordinating investigator of IN-TIME, Professor Gerhard...

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Study: Presence of sales reps influences coronary stent selection, price

August 30, 2013 1:43 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A sales rep's visit could be worth as much as $230 per case in surgeons' use of coronary stents, according to a study in the American Heart Journal. The presence of a company sales rep in the cath lab increased the likelihood that surgeons would opt for drug-eluting over bare-metal stents, researchers said.

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Unique New Shape and Sizes Added to High Performance Plastics Line

August 29, 2013 5:09 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ensinger now offers thick gauge 24” by 48” plates in 5” and 6” thicknesses. This capability is unique in the stock shapes industry. In addition to introducing the new plate capability, Ensinger has increased its large diameter rod capability from 8” diameter to 9” and 10” diameters in standard 5 foot lengths.

Biodegradable Hand Held Enclosures

August 29, 2013 4:57 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

OKWs SOFT-CASE series of hand held enclosures is now available from stock molded in BIOGRADE bioplastic material. For most applications this bioplastic material can be used instead of the fossil plastics, such as ABS, which were used until now.

Custom Direct Drive Motor Assemblies

August 29, 2013 4:41 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Applimotion is offering custom direct drive motor assemblies with its popular ULT, UTH, UTS and UTO brushless frameless motor kits inside. These assemblies typically include precision bearings, special encoders, special mounting features, and cabling to provide you with a low profile direct drive solution.

New 2.8-megapixel CCD Cameras

August 29, 2013 4:34 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

JAI today has introduced the EL-2800M-PMCL and EL-2800C-PMCL, a new pair of 2.8-megapixel industrial camera models incorporating high fidelity ICX674 CCD imagers from Sony featuring EXview HAD CCD II technology.

Transparent Artificial Muscle Plays Grieg to Prove a Point

August 29, 2013 4:06 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University, a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music—it's the "Morning" prelude from Peer Gynt, played on an ionic speaker. No ordinary speaker, it consists of a thin sheet of rubber sandwiched between two layers of a saltwater gel, and it's as clear as a window.

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Study Identifies Better Blood Glucose Monitor for Burn Care

August 29, 2013 3:54 pm | by UC Davis | News | Comments

Glucose monitoring systems with an autocorrect feature that can detect red blood cells (hematocrit), vitamin C and other common interferents in burn patients’ blood are better for monitoring care, a pilot study conducted by UC Davis researchers at the School of Medicine and College of Engineering has found.

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