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Diabetes: J&J Recalls OneTouch Verio IQ Glucose Meters over Failure to Warn at Extreme Levels

April 3, 2013 4:41 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) recalled all lots of its Verio IQ glucose meters over concerns that the device will fail to warn a diabetic patient in the extremely rare case of a blood glucose level higher than 56.8 mmol/L, or 1023 milligrams per deciliter.

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Call for Abstracts Involving Technical and Clinical Advances

April 3, 2013 4:36 pm | by Implant Research Center of Drexel University | News | Comments

The organizers of the 6th International UHMWPE Meeting — University of Torino, Implant Research Center of Drexel University and Exponent — are inviting authors to submit presentation proposals on advancements in medical grade ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) technology and clinical joint replacement applications prior to May 1.

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The Heart and Vascular Center Bad Bevensen Treats First Patients in Germany With Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System

April 3, 2013 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), a global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced that the Heart and Vascular Center Bad Bevensen has performed the first successful cases with the Magellan™ Robotic System in Germany. These cases were performed by Dr. Thomas Nolte, Director...

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Ten Startups Selected for DreamIt Health, Philadelphia's First Health Care Accelerator

April 3, 2013 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Independence Blue Cross (IBC), Penn Medicine and DreamIt Ventures today announced the 10 health care startup companies selected to participate in DreamIt Health, the first-ever Philadelphia-based health care accelerator. The 2013 DreamIt Health inaugural class will enter a...

FDA's New Global Cardiovascular Registry to Start with Transcatheter Heart Valves

April 3, 2013 3:26 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA plans to launch a global cardiovascular medical device registry, with initial efforts to focus on coordinated efforts to monitor transcatheter heart valve technology. The federal watchdog agency will host a public meeting later this month to discuss goals and strategies for organizing such an effort.

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Next-Generation Circulating Tumor Cell Test Demonstrates High Efficiency and Accuracy in New Study

April 3, 2013 2:45 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RARITAN, N.J. , April 3, 2013 /- Veridex, LLC (Veridex) announced today that the first study of the company's next-generation circulating tumor cell (CTC) technology, developed in collaboration with researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), has been published in Science Translational Medicine .  The collaboration, initially announced in January 2011, has led to t...

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Device Finds Stray Cancer Cells in Patients’ Blood

April 3, 2013 2:15 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Doctors typically diagnose cancer via a biopsy, which can be invasive and expensive. A better way to diagnose the disease would be to detect telltale tumor cells floating in the bloodstream, but such a test has proved difficult to develop because stray cancer cells are rare, and it’s difficult to separate them from the mélange of cells in circulation.

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SAM Medical Products Launches New Product to Control Junctional Hemorrhage

April 3, 2013 12:08 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAM Medical Products is pleased to announce it has received 510(k) regulatory clearance from the FDA for the release for sale of the SAM Junctional Tourniquet (SJT).  Building upon the highly successful SAM Pelvic Sling II presently utilized by health care professionals around the world to immobilize pelvic fractures, the SJT is designed to also control bleeding where standard tourniquets would not be effective. 

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Telerobotic System Designed to Treat Bladder Cancer

April 3, 2013 12:07 pm | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

Although bladder cancer is the sixth most common form of cancer in the U.S. and the most expensive to treat, the basic method that doctors use to treat it hasn’t changed much in more than 70 years.

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FDA OKs Hitachi Medical CT Scanner

April 3, 2013 12:04 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Hitachi (NYSE:HIT) said it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Scenaria Advanced 128 CT scanner, the latest in its line of scalable CT scanners. Hitachi Medical Systems America said the latest iteration of the Scenaria Advanced includes new low-dose technology designed to reduce patients' exposure to X-ray radiation.

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LensAR Lands Another FDA Clearance for Cataract Laser Surgery

April 3, 2013 11:46 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The laser cataract surgery market has another player, now that the FDA's cleared its laser surgery device for another type of incision used during cataract surgery procedures. LensAR said it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its laser cataract surgery device for arcuate incisions to the edge of the cornea.

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Vibration Monitor Meter for Quick Vibration Surveys

April 3, 2013 11:45 am | by MDT Staff | Quality Bearings & Components | Product Releases | Comments

A new BETEX professional VibChecker vibration monitor meter from Quality Bearings & Components (QBC) is a light and compact-sized instrument designed for quick and accurate vibration surveys.

Fully Encapsulated, High-Efficiency AC-DC Power Modules

April 3, 2013 11:25 am | by MDT Staff | Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announces the new TML 100C Series of 85–100 Watt power modules that offer an efficiency rating up to 93% and are packaged in a fully encapsulated plastic case with screw terminal block for chassis mounting.

4.0-mm Micro Motor and Gearhead

April 3, 2013 10:36 am | by MDT Staff | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

maxon motor introduces the EC4, a 4 mm diameter brushless DC motor and gearhead. The typical issue found with micro drives of this size is the output power is too low for the application requirements because of the physical limitations.

Precision Spray Control System

April 3, 2013 10:33 am | by MDT Staff | Fisnar Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Fisnar Inc. brings together an enhanced SV2000N series of close tolerance, minimum overspray valves with a precision SVC100 controller that manages the functions necessary to provide repeatable and precise spray performance.

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