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New Data Validates CyberKnife SBRT for Prostate Cancer Treatment

May 21, 2013 8:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Accuray Incorporated has announced the publication of study results involving hundreds of prostate cancer patients treated with the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System, the most widely used form of prostate stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT).

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MAQUET Cardiovascular Acquires LAAx Inc. and Its TigerPaw System II Occlusion Device to Expand Cardiac Surgery Offering

May 21, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MAQUET Cardiovascular LLC, a leading provider of cardiovascular technologies, today announced that it has acquired LAAx Inc., a privately held company that has developed a unique mechanical occlusion device called the TigerPaw@ System II ("TigerPaw II"). When implanted, TigerPaw II safely and...

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Covidien’s Technology Platform to Diagnose Early Lung Cancer Part of New Guidelines of American College of Chest Physicians

May 21, 2013 6:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2013--Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced that its superDimension Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB™) system, the first technology of its kind, is included in the new American College of Chest...

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Given Imaging Announces Data Confirming PillCam(R) SB Improves Monitoring and Management of Crohn's Disease

May 21, 2013 4:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging, a world leader in specialty GI products and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced new studies that confirm the value of PillCam SB in diagnosing, monitoring and managing patients with known or suspected Crohn's disease and other conditions of the small bowel.

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VerrataT Pressure Guide Wire and iFR@ (Instant Wave-Free RatioT) Software Modality will be on display at EuroPCR 2013[1]

May 21, 2013 4:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC) a leading developer and manufacturer of precision guided therapy tools designed to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, today announced that it will demonstrate the VerrataT Pressure Guide Wire and the iFR@ (Instant...

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Medtronic Finds TAVI with CoreValve System Cost Effective for Treating Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis

May 21, 2013 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Focused on offering devices that provide both clinical and economic value, Medtronic, Inc. unveiled the results of a cost-effectiveness model comparing transcatheter aortic valve implantation with the CoreValve System to medical management. Presented at EuroPCR 2013, the United Kingdom-based analysis compared the "real world" Medtronic CoreValve ADVANCE study to the medical management cohort of the PARTNER B study.

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Letter to Biosense Technologies Private Limited concerning the uChek Urine Analyzer

May 21, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

It has come to our attention that you are currently marketing the uChek Urine analyzer, which is intended for use with Siemens Multistix SG10, Siemens Multistix SG, Siemens Uristix, Bayer Diastix, and Bayer Keto-Diastix reagent strips for the qualitative and semi-quantitative determination of urine analytes including glucose, urobilinogen, pH, ketone, blood, protein, bilirubin, nitrite, leukocyte, and specific gravity. 

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Teleflex Announces Launch of its Next Generation Vascular Positioning System

May 20, 2013 5:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2013--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, announces the launch of the ARROW ® VPS G4 ™ Device. The ARROW VPS G4 Device is used in conjunction with the disposable ARROW ® VPS ® Stylet....

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Given Imaging Announces New European Study Evaluating PillCam(R) COLON versus CT-Colonography in Patients With Incomplete Colonoscopy

May 20, 2013 4:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging Ltd, a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced data from several European studies confirming the effectiveness of PillCam COLON in detecting colonic lesions in patients following incomplete colonoscopies and monitoring diverse digestive diseases in both adults and children.

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Single Mode Fiber Laser Markers Offer Processing Advantages

May 20, 2013 4:12 pm | by Dr. Geoff Shannon, Laser Technology Manager, Miyachi Unitek | Miyachi Unitek Corp. | Articles | Comments

The fiber laser marker has become commonplace for mainstream marking applications, providing excellent high speed contrast marking of steels and plastics, as well as materials micromachining, including cutting, drilling, scribing, and ablation. Lasers with better beam quality can mark or machine faster, and provide better feature resolution and improved process quality.

B. Braun Committed To Improving Patient Safety

May 20, 2013 3:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BETHLEHEM, Pa., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun) is committed to enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety with products, services and education focused on sharing best clinical practices. B.Braun will feature its innovative Outlook® 400ES...

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Medical Approved, 400W AC/DC Power Supplies

May 20, 2013 2:51 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The MPU-400M series, available now from MicroPower Direct, is a family of compact 400W AC/DC power supplies that are certified to EN 606013RD edition. These power supplies offer a unique combination of high power, safety features, robust performance and compact construction.

New One Way Respiratory Valves

May 20, 2013 2:42 pm | by MDT Staff | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina has announced the addition of two One Way Respiratory Valves to their line of respiratory kit components and circuit connectors. Made of polypropylene and medical grade silicone, the valves feature molded arrows to indicate the direction of flow.

Micro Extrusion Primary Wires

May 20, 2013 2:33 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Temp-Flex has announced its MediSpec micro extrusion primary wires, designed to meet tight tolerance requirements for invasive and implantable applications in the medical industry. The Temp-Flex MediSpec micro extrusion primary wires deliver optimal reliability down to 52 AWG in a wide range of biocompatible conductor materials.

Preparing for Medical Electronics RoHS Compliance

May 20, 2013 2:33 pm | by George Karalias, Director of Marketing & Communications, Rochester Electronics | Blogs | Comments

Next July, certain medical electronics will fall under the scope of RoHS—the European Union’s Restriction on Hazardous Substances. In terms of the electronics industry, that is now a tight deadline for manufacturers. Medical devices that have so far been exempt from RoHS fall into scope under the RoHS Recast (RoHS 2) beginning in July 2014.

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