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Device Detects Disease with Drop of Blood

June 24, 2013 10:48 am | News | Comments

An NJIT research professor known for his cutting-edge work with carbon nanotubes is overseeing the manufacture of a prototype lab-on-a-chip that would someday enable a physician to detect disease or virus from just one drop of liquid, including blood.

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Reports of Retained Guidewires Draw Attention to 'Never Events' in Anesthesia

June 24, 2013 10:43 am | News | Comments

Retention of guidewires used to place central venous catheters (CVCs) is a complication that is considered always preventable—but nevertheless still happens, according to a report in the July issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

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Animas Makes Progress in Development of a First-Generation Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery System

June 24, 2013 10:17 am | News | Comments

Animas Corporation announced today further promising results from the second phase of human clinical trials of a first-generation closed-loop insulin delivery system in development. Data investigating the predictive Hypoglycemia-Hyperglycemia Minimizer (HHM) System demonstrated that the system is capable of maintaining safe glucose levels overnight.

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Potentially Life-Saving Cooling Treatment Rarely Used for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

June 24, 2013 10:13 am | News | Comments

The brain-preserving cooling treatment known as therapeutic hypothermia is rarely being used in patients who suffer cardiac arrest while in the hospital, despite its proven potential to improve survival and neurological function, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in the June issue of Critical Care Medicine.

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Assessing Performance of Colonoscopy Procedures Improves Quality

June 24, 2013 10:10 am | News | Comments

A new study reports that the use of a quarterly report card is associated with improved colonoscopy quality indicators. Endoscopists at the Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis, Ind., who participated in the study showed an overall adjusted adenoma (precancerous polyp) detection rate increase from 44.7 percent to 53.9 percent, and a cecal intubation rate increase from 95.6 percent to 98.1 percent.

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High-Tech Gains Get Disabled People into Workforce

June 24, 2013 9:27 am | News | Comments

When high school football coach Kevin Bella needs an intense, heart-to-heart with a player, he goes home and sits on his couch. That's because Bella, who is deaf, communicates with his hearing players most clearly with a new technology that brings a live sign language interpreter to his television screen.

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ALRT's Internet-Based Glucose Monitoring Platform Compares Favorably with Medtronic's Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

June 24, 2013 8:18 am | News | Comments

This weekend, ALR Technologies announced at the American Diabetes Association meeting in Chicago that the A1c reduction in insulin-requiring patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who managed their blood glucose using ALRT's Internet-Based Glucose Monitoring (IBGMS) platform, "Health-e-Connect", demonstrated comparable results to patients using Medtronic's "Guardian REAL-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System" (RT-CGM).

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St. Jude Medical Receives CE Mark Approval of MultiPoint Pacing CRT-D

June 24, 2013 8:00 am | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced CE Mark approval of its next-generation quadripolar device, the Quadra Assura MP ™ cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D). Built upon the company’s first-to-market Quadripolar Pacing System, the Quadra Assura MP CRT-D features MultiPoint ™ Pacing (MPP) technology that enables physicians to pace multiple locations on the left side of the heart.

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This "Watch" Could Change the World of At-Home Medicine

June 21, 2013 4:21 pm | Blogs | Comments

I have one family member in nursing school and one in medical school, which means I sometimes find myself on the cold end of a stethoscope while they check my radial pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and whatever else they need to practice. As a result, I’ve developed a somewhat obsessive, but healthy habit of tracking my blood pressure.

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Simulating Solutions for Molding Challenges

June 21, 2013 4:18 pm | CAE Services Corporation | Articles | Comments

Design and development of a medical device is an exacting process, to say the least, and it assumes even more complexity because it almost always extends across years that encompass multiple iterations of the device. As a result, small things that were satisfactory in the prototype and first production run can grow to be problems that must be solved as production volume rises.

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Managing Expectations in Medical Device Development, Part 2

June 21, 2013 4:00 pm | Blogs | Comments

The business proposition was for a new application of an existing technology and had never been applied before to that particular patient group, so there were significant development unknowns. However, as technical director/CTO for the company, I realized the same issues kept popping up with our professional investors—expectations management and development timescales.

OCTANe Medical Device & Investor Forum

June 21, 2013 2:53 pm | Events

The OCTANe Medical Device & Investor Forum (MDIF) brings together a global group of billion-dollar corporations, high growth companies, entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors to the leading medical device industry conference in Southern California.

Evergreen Medical Technologies Launches Integrated Lead to Pulse Generator Interconnect System for Implantable Neurostimulators

June 21, 2013 2:46 pm | RMS, Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. | News | Comments

Evergreen Medical Technologies has launched the Encompass Lead-Interconnect System, the first pretested integrated lead-interconnect system designed for implantable neurostimulator pulse generator (IPG) devices. The Encompass, enabled by Bal Seal Engineering’s SYGNUS® implantable contact system and rms Company’s premolded 16-channel header technology, saves development time and costs for neurostimulation device companies.

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IDC Terminals Support High-Power and Harsh Environments

June 21, 2013 2:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Interplex Sunbelt has introduced today a new family of Insulation Displacement Connector terminals, designed to support high-power and harsh environmental applications. Interplex's new IDC terminals cover a wide range of wire diameters, from 0.050mm (23AWG) up to 1.20mm (17 AWG).

MEDICA Conferences & Forums

June 21, 2013 1:50 pm | Events

The conference program for MEDICA 2013, International Trade Fair with Congress – World Forum for Medicine, is undergoing a full re-launch. The content repositioning for MEDICA 2013 (to be held from November 20 – 23, 2103 in Düsseldorf, Germany) is designed to closely fit the program of the trade fair’s topics relevant to medical equipment users and to expand the international side of the program.

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