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Johnson Electric Launches Medication Dosing Systems

March 22, 2013 2:21 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HONG KONG , March 22, 2013 /-  Johnson Electric today announced a miniature medication dosing system technology under the Johnson Medtech brand.  The subsystem platform provides a high precision dosing accuracy over device operational life. The Johnson Medtech system design delivers dosing forces up to 100N for various medication viscosities within a compact package.

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Cook Medical Applauds Bipartisan U.S. Senate Vote To Repeal 2.3 Percent Medical Device Excise Tax

March 22, 2013 1:40 pm | News | Comments

Cook Medical is gratified and U.S. patients are thankful for the bipartisan vote in the U.S. Senate on Thursday that overwhelmingly passed the Hatch-Klobuchar amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution to repeal the 2.3 percent tax on medical device sales in the United States.

Senate Dems Vote to Repeal Part of Healthcare Law

March 22, 2013 1:32 pm | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

It isn't every day that more than half the Democrats in the Senate vote to repeal part of President Barack Obama's health care law. But that's what happened Thursday night when the Senate voted 79-20 to repeal a 2.3 percent sales tax on medical devices such as catheters, pacemakers and MRI...

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Component Miniaturization in a Broad Range of Materials Offers More Options

March 22, 2013 11:28 am | by MDT Staff | Minnesota Rubber & Plastics | Product Releases | Comments

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics provides custom miniaturized components in a broad range of materials, giving designers more options and greater flexibility.

FDA Proposes New Rules for Heart Defibrillators

March 22, 2013 11:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on their safety and effectiveness following years of recalls of the emergency devices. Defibrillators use electric shocks to jolt the heart back to normal after patients collapse from cardiac arrest.

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Brushless DC Motor

March 22, 2013 11:20 am | by MDT Staff | Groschopp, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Groschopp Inc. introduces an updated Brushless DC (BLDC) motor and several gearmotor combinations. Due to the lack of wear components, the BLDC motor is considered to be a maintenance-free, high reliability motor with a life of 20,000 hours or more.

Mako Surgical Sues Stanmore Implants over Robotic Surgery Patents

March 22, 2013 11:15 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Mako Surgical filed a pair of lawsuits against Stanmore Implants alleging patent infringement over robotic surgery technology, and filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission over the alleged violations. The lawsuits accuse Stanmore of violating three patents covering haptic guidance systems for robotic surgery applications with its Sculptor robotic guidance arm.

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Stryker Must Face Trident Hip Implant Lawsuit

March 22, 2013 10:49 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Raymond Chasse Jr. and Stephen Miele sued Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker in December 2012 in the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, alleging that the medical device company was negligent in its manufacture and distribution of the Trident hip replacement system, according to court documents.

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Low Power Solenoid Valve

March 22, 2013 10:41 am | by MDT Staff | Bimba Manufacturing Company | Product Releases | Comments

The V2ʼs lightweight, high-strength polymer construction, combined with its expanded voltage options, ensures that every valve delivers long-lasting energy efficient solutions.

High Temperature, Inductive Proximity Sensors

March 22, 2013 10:35 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Automation Systems Interconnect, Inc. is pleased to announce their line of high temperature inductive proximity sensors are now available in sizes M8, M12, M18, M30 and M50.

Sorin's Cardiac Resynchronization Device Wins Conditional FDA Approval

March 22, 2013 10:17 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Sorin Group (BIT:SRN) said the FDA granted conditional approval for an investigational device exemption for its SonR cardiac resynchronization device. The Italian medical device company said it will launch the Respond CRT trial to evaluate the SonR device in more than 1,000 U.S. patients with advanced heart failure.

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Sen. Ayotte Fights the Device Tax in 140 Characters or Less

March 22, 2013 10:10 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) didn't get a chance to voice her concerns about the medical device tax during yesterday's Senate hearing, taking instead to Twitter to express her opposition in 140 characters or less. Fellow Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.), Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Dan Coats (R-Ind.) each took turns at the podium decrying the medical device tax...

Spine Surgeons Embrace Uniquely Effective Valeo Interbody Fusion Devices As Amedica Announces 10,000 Implantations

March 22, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amedica Corporation, a spinal and reconstructive medical device manufacturer, today announced the 10,000th worldwide implantation of its Valeo Interbody Fusion Devices. The Valeo Interbody Fusion Device System, made of Amedica's...

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Alliqua Initiates Life-Cycle Management Plan to Expand Wound Care Portfolio for Use in Broader Wound Indications

March 22, 2013 7:09 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK , March 22, 2013 /- Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB:ALQA) ("Alliqua" or the "Company") today announced the initiation of a life-cycle management plan as the first phase in their portfolio expansion initiative. As part of this plan, Alliqua is making a number of product changes designed to increase adoption of SilverSeal ® and Hydress ® dressings.

Zimmer Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Industry-Leading Medical Education and BioSkills Training Program

March 22, 2013 7:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CHICAGO, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of The Zimmer Institute.  The Zimmer Institute offers orthopaedic surgeons and healthcare professionals a...

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