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T2 Biosystems Announces Issuance of Patents Covering Components of the T2Dx Direct Detection Device

January 29, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 29, 2013--T2 Biosystems, a company developing direct detection products enabling superior diagnostics, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued two design patents covering components of the T2Dx direct detection device. These patents,...


Sanofi Launches Breakthrough Technology for Cardiovascular and Vascular Surgery Procedures

January 29, 2013 8:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sanofi US announced the commercial launch of LeGoo@, a biopolymer gel that allows surgeons to temporarily stop blood flow during surgery without the use of clamps, elastic loops or other conventional occlusion devices, which may increase risk of trauma to blood vessels. The atraumatic...

GE Capital Agents $8.5 Million Senior Secured Credit Facility for Medtech Company TYRX, Inc.

January 29, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 29, 2013--GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services announced today that it is serving as administrative agent on an $8.5 million in senior secured credit facility for TYRX, Inc., consisting of a $7 million term loan and a $1.5 million revolving line of credit....


Samsung puts more skin in medtech, nabs NeuroLogica in closed-doors deal

January 29, 2013 7:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Global electronics giant Samsung acquires imaging devices maker NeuroLogica in a stealthy deal that further expands Samsung's growing interest in the medtech space. Technology titan Samsung Electronics (LON:BC94) made new moves in the medical device space with the stealthy buyout of Danvers, Mass.-based imaging devices maker NeuroLogica. News Well, Acquisitions Roundup, Imagingread more

EnteroMedics' Late Stage Treatment Takes on Obesity Epidemic

January 29, 2013 7:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Our focus turns to EnteroMedics, which offers a new treatment approach currently in Phase III clinical trials, designed to help morbidly obese people lose weight. EnteroMedics' approach may be a better solution for people who see little or no benefit from current treatments on the...

BIT C2 Diagnostics Adds Hematology Competence Center

January 29, 2013 3:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTPELLIER, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 29, 2013--BIT C2 Diagnostics, a BIT company, has announced immediate expansion of its 1400 square meter facility to include a Hematology Competence Center. Construction of the 2.7 million Euro, 400 square meter expansion is already complete and occupation...

Biosensors Receives CE Mark Approval for BioFreedomT

January 28, 2013 8:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Biosensors International Group, Ltd. ("Biosensors" or the "Company", Bloomberg: BIG SP; Reuters: BIOS.SI; SGX: B20), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices, today announced CE Mark approval for its polymer-free drug-coated stent (DCS), BioFreedomT. BioFreedom...

Many Americans Do Some Self-Tracking, But Mostly It's in Their Heads

January 28, 2013 5:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A report out today from the Pew Internet and American Life Project finds that seven out of 10 American adults track some kind of health measure. Weight, diet, and exercise are the most commonly monitored details, while some trackers keep a close eye on their own or a loved one’s conditions by watching health indicators such as blood-sugar levels or headaches.


Direct Flow lands Euro win for TAVI system

January 28, 2013 4:10 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

California medical device maker Direct Flow Medical lands CE Mark approval in the European Union for its transcatheter aortic valve implantation system. California-based medical device maker Direct Flow Medical touted European regulatory approval for its transcatheter aortic valve implantation system, which the company says "virtually eliminates aortic regurgitation." The device touts a metal-free frame and a low-profile delivery system, as well as a double-ring design that is both repositionable and retrievable after full deployment. News Well, CE Mark, Regulatory/Clearance, Replacement Heart Valvesread more

When doctors feel pain after a medical mistake

January 28, 2013 3:43 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Too many patients suffer harm instead of healing in U.S. medicine. That’s why ProPublica’s reporters have investigated everything from deadly dialysis centers and dangerous hospitals to the failure of state boards to discipline incompetent nurses. Medical providers are often referred to as the "second victim" of medical mistakes.

Ocular Therapeutix eyes a $24M Series D extension | Wall Street Beat

January 28, 2013 3:32 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Ocular Therapeutix raises another $24 million for its punctum plugs to treat eye diseases such as glaucoma. Ocular Therapeutix said it closed a $23.8 million Series D extension round from existing backers for its sustained drug release technology to treat eye diseases. The Bedford, Mass.-based medical device company said all of its current institutional investors ponied up for the round, including Polaris Ventures, Versant Ventures, SV Life Sciences, Sparta LLC, and Ascension Health Ventures. Ocular Therapeutix is developing a punctum plug for the entry of the tear duct to release drug therapy to the surface of the eye over several months. News Well, Funding Roundup, Optical / Ophthalmic, Wall Street Beatread more

ZOLL First among Defibrillator Manufacturers to Sign Pledge to Make Patient Data Available to Reduce Preventable Deaths

January 28, 2013 2:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 28, 2013--ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that ZOLL is the first major defibrillator manufacturer to publicly pledge the sharing of patient data to reduce preventable deaths. ZOLL...

Cook Medical Introduces Flexor Parallel

January 28, 2013 12:01 pm | by Cook Medical | News | Comments

The only Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ureteral access sheath that has two options for placement is now available in the United States. The Flexor® Parallel™ Rapid Release™ Ureteral Access Sheath allows urologists to use a single wire guide that functions as both a working wire and a safety wire.


In Preventing Diabetes-Related Heart Disease, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Targets are Higher Priorities than Blood Sugar

January 28, 2013 11:54 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. , Jan. 28, 2013 /- For people with diabetes, meeting the recommended guidelines for blood pressure and cholesterol is even more important than meeting the guidelines for blood-sugar control in reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine . The study included mo...

Nanotechnology Sub-Micron Filtration Membrane

January 28, 2013 11:47 am | Mott Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Mott Corporation introduces a revolutionary nanotechnology porous metal membrane. This technology represents a breakthrough in porous metal manufacturing and for those applications requiring ultra-fine, sub-micron filtration.


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