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New Disease Registry Gives Patients Some Privacy

March 14, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new venture lets patients choose how their data is used for medical research and offers sophisticated privacy settings. As advances in genomics, molecular analysis, and data processing have propelled disease research forward, scientists and drug developers still face a formidable challenge: recruiting patients for their studies.

Satiety Inc. Escapes Stomach Stapling Lawsuit

March 13, 2013 5:02 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Satiety Inc. can put a 4-year personal injury lawsuit in its rearview mirror now that the case has been dismissed by a federal judge. The plaintiff, Lucia Burgos, failed to prove that the Palo Alto, Calif.-based medical device company's stomach stapling device violated the protocols of its investigational device exemption from the FDA.

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Medtronic Seeks to Claw Back $10M Patent Lawsuit Loss

March 13, 2013 4:47 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device giant Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is looking for avenues to reverse a $10 million patent infringement loss over angiography catheters. In January 2012 an Oklahoma jury ordered Medtronic to pay $9.9 million in back royalties for willfully infringing on a guidance catheter patent

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Sunshine Heart Appoints Jon Salveson to Board of Directors

March 13, 2013 4:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sunshine Heart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSH) (ASX: SHC) today announced that Jon W. Salveson has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Salveson is the Vice Chairman, Investment Banking and Chairman of the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Piper Jaffray Companies...

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EyeTechCare Raises $13M for Ultrasound Glaucoma Treatment

March 13, 2013 4:08 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

EyeTechCare said it landed nearly $13 million in its 3rd round of funding, aiming to use the cash to fund a clinical trial of its EyeOP1 ultrasound glaucoma treatment, which has been on the market in Europe since Rillieux-la-Pape, France-based EyeTechCare said the backers include private investor Dr. Bernard Chauvin and prior investors Omnes Capital and France's SHAM insurance company.

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Getting Stroke Patients Back on Their Feet with Robots

March 13, 2013 3:43 pm | by SINTEF | News | Comments

A robot is now being built to help stroke patients with training, motivation, and walking. In Europe, strokes are the most common cause of physical disability among the elderly. This often result in paralysis of one side of the body, and many patients suffer much reduced physical mobility and are often unable to walk on their own.

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Biological Wires Carry Electricity

March 13, 2013 3:41 pm | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

Slender bacterial nanowires require certain key amino acids in order to conduct electricity, according to a study to be published in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, on Tuesday, March 12.

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A High-Resolution Endoscope as Thin as a Human Hair

March 13, 2013 3:30 pm | by Andrew Myers, Associate Director of Communications, Stanford University School of Engineering | News | Comments

Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single-fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much-sought-after instruments fourfold over existing designs. The advance could lead to an era of needle-thin, minimally invasive endoscopes able to view features out of reach of today’s instruments.

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Simbionix Announces License Agreement for Surgical Videos

March 13, 2013 2:08 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CLEVELAND , March 13, 2013 /- Simbionix USA Corporation, the world's leading provider of medical simulators and education solutions, is pleased to announce an agreement with Duke University to license surgical videos and other instructional materials. These resources were developed by Duke physicians and they cover the advanced skills and procedures addressed in Phase 2 of...

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VertiFlex®, Inc. Announces Sale of Certain Non-Core Spinal Implant Technologies to Stryker

March 13, 2013 12:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 13, 2013--VertiFlex®, Inc., a leading innovator of advanced minimally invasive spinal surgery technologies , today announced the sale of certain assets to Stryker Corporation’s Spine Division relating to spinal implants that are not core to the ongoing...

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Chip Resistors Offer Resistance Values Up To 10G Ohms

March 13, 2013 12:09 pm | by MDT Staff | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The HMC Series from Stackpole is a thick film based chip resistor series capable of high resistance values. This series utilizes special high resistance inks and volume production to achieve a chip resistor that is capable of extremely high resistance values without significant cost increase.

UL Labels Reduce Product Approval Costs

March 13, 2013 11:49 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Custom printed labels that are attractive, durable, and meet UL, ETL, TÜV, CE, and CSA requirements for components and end products are available from Nameplates For Industry, Inc.

Standard and Custom Air-in-Line Sensors

March 13, 2013 11:21 am | by MDT Staff | Morgan Technical Ceramics | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Technical Ceramics announces its range of piezo ceramic Air in Line (AIL) sensors, ideal for use in medical equipment, including infusion pumps, enteral feeding pumps, and dialysis equipment.

Compact, Athermal DPSS Laser

March 13, 2013 11:11 am | by MDT Staff | Rpmc | Product Releases | Comments

RPMC Lasers, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of a new compact AIRTRAC DPSS laser from Areté Associates. It provides a dramatic reduction in SWaP, lower cost and robust performance over environmental temperatures.

Precision Spine Announces Addition of New Board Member

March 13, 2013 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 13, 2013--The Board of Directors of Precision Spine, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of a new member, Stephen D. Cook, Ph.D. Dr. Cook is President and Chief Scientist at the Fellowship of Orthopaedic Researchers in Metairie, Louisiana. He sits on the...

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