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Hundreds of Tiny Untethered Surgical Tools in First Animal Biopsies

April 23, 2013 4:36 pm | by Phil Sneiderman, Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

By using swarms of untethered grippers, each as small as a speck of dust, Johns Hopkins engineers and physicians say they have devised a new way to perform biopsies that could provide a more effective way to access narrow conduits in the body as well as find early signs of cancer or other diseases.

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Brushless DC Pump

April 23, 2013 2:58 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Thomas Division has introduced the 260 Series brushless DC WOB-L air compressor and vacuum pump, designed for medical applications requiring a small-size and lightweight pump with variable output.

Encoders with Fanuc Interface

April 23, 2013 2:39 pm | by MDT Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Heidenhain’s product range of absolute rotary encoders of the 400 Series are now available with interface to Fanuc controls. These encoders are particularly suitable for use on servo axes and spindles in machine tools, and feature integral bearings and stator or separate shaft couplings.

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Reports: Obamacare architect Baucus to step down at year's end

April 23, 2013 2:34 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) is reportedly planning to retire when his current term ends this year, according to multiple news outlets today, potentially removing a key opponent to the medical device industry's push to repeal a 2.3% tax on U.S. medtech sales.

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Non-Magnetic Combination D-Subminiature Connectors

April 23, 2013 1:05 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

CONEC has developed a series of non-magnetic combination D-subminiature connectors for advanced medical imaging equipment. These combination D-subminiature connectors exhibit a low relative magnetism because they replace the major conventional magnetic components that could interfere with the magnetic flux of medical imaging systems.

Obese Men With Benign Biopsy at High Risk for Prostate Cancer

April 23, 2013 1:00 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Obese men were more likely to have precancerous lesions detected in their benign prostate biopsies compared with nonobese men and were at a greater risk for subsequently developing prostate cancer, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Interrad Medical Announces Excellent SecurAcath Clinical Study Results in Two New Publications Which Highlight Patient and Cost-Effectiveness Benefits

April 23, 2013 12:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Interrad Medical, Inc. a privately held medical device company, announced today the publication of clinical study data for the SecurAcath catheter securement device in the Journal of Infusion Nursing, May/June 2013 issue and the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia May 2013 issue.

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Industrial Infrared Heater for Clean Room Manufacturing and Contaminated Environments

April 23, 2013 12:54 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Radiant Energy Systems introduces a newly engineered industrial infrared heater that combines infrared with air for use in diverse types of manufacturing environments. The new SFA-Q Heater is a stamped foil element heater with a quartz plate in front of the elements.

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Mauna Kea Technologies Announces Highlights of 5th Annual International Conference of Cellvizio(R) Users (ICCU)

April 23, 2013 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mauna Kea Technologies (NYSE Euronext: MKEA), leader in the optical biopsy market and developer of Cellvizio®, the fastest way to see cancer, today announced highlights from the 5th Annual International Conference of Cellvizio Users (ICCU) held in Versailles, France, from April 5 to 7. Over 200...

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Diaxonhit Wins a Major Public Tender from the Paris Hospitals

April 23, 2013 11:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2013--Regulatory News: Diaxonhit (Paris:ALEHT), the leading French provider of specialty diagnostic solutions, won through its marketing subsidiary InGen, a major tender from the AGEPS, the Paris Hospitals’ (Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, AP-HP) central...

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Federal Way Eye Surgeon Develops New Surgical Training Device

April 23, 2013 11:11 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new cataract surgical device developed by John S. Jarstad, M.D., F.A.A.O. – Adjunct Associate Professor, Pacific NW University C.O.M. and Medical Director of Evergreen Eye Centers, Federal Way, WA – has been...

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Law Firm of Wohl & Fruchter LLP Announces Investigation of Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

April 23, 2013 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2013--The law firm of Wohl & Fruchter LLP has commenced an investigation into possible violations of federal securities laws by officers and directors of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Intuitive) (Nasdaq: ISRG). Intuitive manufactures and markets the da Vinci...

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Treatment Available for Macular Degeneration Low Vision in Connecticut

April 23, 2013 10:43 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

DANBURY, Conn., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Prismatic Magnifying Readers (PMRs) can often help people with macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and others with low vision who are having difficulty reading by providing extra magnification and comfort.  The...

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Stanford Researchers Develop New Method to Assess Options for Heart-Disease Surgery

April 23, 2013 10:36 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a method of predicting which patients with heart disease would benefit more from surgery and which would benefit more from angioplasty. Drawing on Medicare records of more than 100,000 patients with heart disease, the team demonstrated that the effectiveness of coronary bypass surgery varied widely based on each individual's characteristics.

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Carticept Medical Announces Two Additional Navigator Delivery System Patents

April 23, 2013 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2013--Carticept ® Medical, Inc., a developer of innovative drug delivery systems, today announced that its patents “Anesthetic Injection System” and “Imaging-Guided Anesthetic Injection Method” were issued today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

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