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Webinar - What a UDI System can do for Patients and Consumers

February 6, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Successful UDI implementation offers a number of potential benefits for patients and consumers, including faster detection of safety concerns associated with specific devices, more efficient communication between providers and patients regarding...

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MichBio Joins AdvaMed to Unveil State-Based Competitiveness Agenda

February 5, 2013 4:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), in conjunction with the State Medical Technology Alliance (SMTA) – a network of state-based industry associations that includes MichBio – today released a comprehensive state-based policy agenda aimed...

Standard and Custom Compression Molding

February 5, 2013 4:52 pm | by MDT Staff | Wabash Mpi, Carver, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Wabash MPI offers standard and custom compression molding, transfer molding, vacuum molding, ASTM, composite molding, laboratory and R&D presses, as well as a series of hydraulic, all electric and pneumatic compression presses.

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Kips Bay Medical Announces the First U.S. Implant in the eMESH I Clinical Feasibility Trial

February 5, 2013 4:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--Manny Villafaña, Chairman and CEO of Kips Bay Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:KIPS) announced that on February 5, 2013, the first U.S. patient was implanted with the eSVS ® Mesh at the Northeast Georgia Heart Center in Gainesville, Georgia. This implant was...

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Capacitive Fluid-Level Sensors

February 5, 2013 4:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Molex | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated will showcase their customized capacitive fluid-level sensors, a low-cost measuring solution with disposable sensors and reusable electronic circuitry, at Molex booth #1983 at MD&M West Show...

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Sparton Corporation Reports $0.43 EPS for Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter

February 5, 2013 4:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) today announced results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 ended December 31, 2012. The Company reported second quarter sales of $66.0 million, or an increase of 19.2 %, from $55.4 million for the second quarter of...

House majority leader Eric Cantor decries the medical device tax

February 5, 2013 4:27 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

House majority leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) comments on the medical device tax remind that the fight for repeal isn't over. House majority leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) hasn't forgotten about the the medical device tax, a measure he once called a "draconian" burden on the U.S. medtech industry.

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Uroplasty Announces Executive Changes In US Sales Organization

February 5, 2013 4:05 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products to treat voiding dysfunctions, today announced changes in its executive leadership for its US sales...

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Thoratec Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

February 5, 2013 4:02 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012. "Thoratec...

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Viracor-IBT Laboratories Acquires Assets of Cylex

February 5, 2013 3:54 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viracor-IBT Laboratories, Inc. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of Cylex™, Inc., a global life sciences company focused on the development, manufacturing and...

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GE Healthcare and NFL team up to fight sports-related brain injuries

February 5, 2013 3:20 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Health technology giant GE Healthcare joins forces with the National Football Assn. to develop concussion detection systems and brain protection technologies to make football a safer sport. Technology giant GE (NYSE:GE) announced a new partnership with the National Football Assn. in pursuit of better concussion detection technology and materials that may better protect athletes from traumatic brain injuries.

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Digital Position Sensor

February 5, 2013 3:08 pm | by MDT Staff | Measurement Specialties, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties, a manufacturer in sensor-based measuring, has released the KMA36, a digital position sensor for precise rotational and incremental measurement of magnetic field fluctuations.

Gas Flow Analyzer

February 5, 2013 3:02 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Biomedical, a global provider of medical device test and safety equipment, announced today the debut of its new VT305 Gas Flow Analyzer. Designed for the highly mobile biomed or service engineer...

William Blair boosts NxStage stake by 20%

February 5, 2013 2:59 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

William Blair & Co. added 20% to its stake in medical device company NxStage Medical, which makes home hemodialysis equipment. William Blair & Co. added 20% to its holdings in NxStage Medical (NSDQ:NXTM) last year, according to regulatory filings. The Chicago-based investment bank owned more than 3.8 million NXTM shares as of Dec. 31, 2012, up 19.5%...

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New Modeling Approach Transforms Imaging Technologies

February 5, 2013 2:44 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.

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