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Modeling Approach Transforms Imaging Technologies

February 6, 2013 2:31 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers are improving the performance of technologies ranging from medical CT scanners to digital cameras using a system of models to extract specific information from huge collections of data and then reconstructing images like a jigsaw puzzle. The new approach is called model-based iterative reconstruction, or MBIR.

Compliance Dynamics Announces Partnership to Reduce Cost of Compliance for Product Manufacturers

February 6, 2013 1:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 6, 2013--Compliance Dynamics and Nemko USA have agreed to a strategic partnership focused on delivering comprehensive regulatory and compliance services to manufacturers. The agreement provides the first managed services model focused on end-to-end...

Medifocus Inc. Announces Launch of New Website

February 6, 2013 12:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medifocus, Inc. (OTCQX: MDFZF), (TSX VENTURE: MFS) (Medifocus or the Company), a commercial stage, revenue producing biotechnology company focused on the use of focused microwave for the development and commercialization of minimally invasive systems for the treatment of cancerous and benign...


Cancer: Guided Therapeutics, Konica Minolta in esophageal cancer pact

February 6, 2013 12:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Guided Therapeutics will take development of its esophageal cancer detection device in-house under the terms of new deal with Konica Minolta. Guided Therapeutics (OTC:GTHP) and its largest customer, Konica Minolta (TYO:4902), agreed to alter a development deal for an esophageal cancer detection device.


Medical device tax: Paulsen re-boots repeal bid with new bill, Senate measure to follow

February 6, 2013 12:33 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Reps. Erik Paulsen and (R-Minn.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) introduce a bill to repeal the medical device tax, with a companion bill expected to follow in the Senate. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) filed a new bill aimed at repealing the 2.3% medical device excise tax today, following up on his commitment to do away with the levy.


Electrochem Announces Presence at MD&M West

February 6, 2013 12:04 pm | by The Associated Press | Electrochem Solutions | News | Comments

CLARENCE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 6, 2013--Electrochem Solutions, Inc. (Electrochem), a subsidiary of Greatbatch, Inc. (NYSE: GB) today announced its participation at the Medical Design & Manufacturing West Conference and Exposition (MD&M West), beginning February 11, 2013 in Anaheim,...


Echo Therapeutics Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock

February 6, 2013 12:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE), a company developing its needle-free Symphony® tCGM System as a non-invasive, wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring system, today announced the closing of a previously...


Stryker wins $70M judgment in wound debridement patent case against Zimmer

February 6, 2013 11:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A federal jury in Michigan yesterday awarded $70 million in damages plus royalties to Stryker (NYSE:SYK) in a patent infringement lawsuit against Zimmer (NYSE:ZMH) over wound debridement devices. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker sued orthopedics rival Zimmer in December 2010...


European patient registry in venous thromboembolism (VTE) enrols first patient

February 6, 2013 11:29 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MUNICH, February 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The registry plans to gather data from more than 4,000 patients with VTE across seven European countries, providing insights into the clinical management of a disease that is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality[1] Daiichi Sankyo...


Fluorosilicone Elastomer for Medical Implant Applications

February 6, 2013 11:16 am | by MDT Staff | NuSil Technology | Product Releases | Comments

NuSil Technology LLC, a global leader in silicone materials for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and drug delivery industries, introduces MED-5440, a translucent 100 mol % fluorosilicone elastomer...


Medical Ceramic Materials, Components, and Assemblies

February 6, 2013 10:53 am | by MDT Staff | Morgan Technical Ceramics | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Technical Ceramics will be showcasing a wide range of ceramic materials, components and assemblies, at the Medical Design & Manufacturing West (MD&M West) Conference and Exposition 2013...


Alere Acquires Epocal, Inc.

February 6, 2013 10:51 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global leader in enabling individuals to take charge of their health at home through the merger of rapid diagnostics and health information solutions, announced today that it has acquired Epocal, Inc., a provider...


Novation Holdings Announces Sale of Subsidiary

February 6, 2013 10:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novation Holdings (OTCQB:NOHO) today announced that it has sold its controlling interest in SureScreen Medical, Inc., its wholly-owned medical device development subsidiary, to AVM Licensing Corp., the licensor of the HPV...

$1,000,000 Global B.R.A.I.N. Prize Seeks Applicants

February 6, 2013 10:08 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

TEL AVIV, Israel, February 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Israel Brain Technologies (IBT) is seeking applicants for its $1,000,000 Global B.R.A.I.N. Prize competition. Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2013. The Global B.R.A.I.N (Breakthrough Research And Innovation in...


ECA Medical Instruments Launches New Single-Procedure Surgical Instruments with Wick Away Technology

February 6, 2013 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEWBURY PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 6, 2013--ECA Medical Instruments, the leading designer and manufacturer of single-procedure torque-limiting and fixed-driver surgical instruments and kits for the medical industry and surgeons worldwide, announced today the introduction of its new...



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