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Technology Depicts Patients’ Optimal Body Position to Aid Caregivers in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

March 13, 2014 2:08 pm | by Wellsense | News | Comments

According to a new study published in The American Journal of Critical Care, “Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping and Rates of Hospital-Associated Pressure Ulcers in a Medical Intensive Care Unit,” continuous bedside pressure mapping (CBPM)...

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FDA Approves First ICD to be Evaluated in US Clinical Trials for Use in MRIs

March 13, 2014 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical devices, announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expansion of BIOTRONIK’s ongoing ProMRI trial. The new phase of the trial (Phase C) will study...

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Study: AQUACEL Cover Dressing Could Save U.S. Health System $375 Million Annually

March 13, 2014 11:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

A large study of infections following knee and hip replacement surgery found that the use of AQUACEL Ag SURGICAL cover dressing reduced post-operative joint infections by 76 percent, which study investigators estimate could save the U.S...

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Healthcare Industry Still Lacking in Cyber Threat Preparedness

March 13, 2014 11:31 am | by HITRUST | News | Comments

The number of cyber attacks targeted at healthcare industry organizations of all types and sizes continues to increase, while research indicates that most healthcare organizations are not adequately addressing cyber threat preparedness and...

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Heat-Based Technique Offers New Way to Measure Microscopic Particles

March 13, 2014 11:14 am | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new heat-based technique for counting and measuring the size of microscopic particles. The technique is less expensive than light-based techniques and can be used on a wider array of materials than electricity...

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Scientists ‘Herd’ Cells in New Approach to Tissue Engineering

March 13, 2014 11:05 am | by Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley | News | Comments

Researchers at UC Berkeley found that an electrical current can be used to orchestrate the flow of a group of cells, an achievement that could establish the basis for more controlled forms of tissue engineering and for potential applications...

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Photos of the Day: Worldwide Spending on Healthcare (Infographic)

March 13, 2014 10:42 am | by Emergo Group | News | Comments

The charts show the total global spending on healthcare in 2011 according to data compiled by the World Health Organization. They also show the growth in healthcare spending from 2001 to 2011 and in the regional share major economies in the...

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U.S. Vascular Access Device Market Will Surpass $2 Billion by 2022

March 13, 2014 10:36 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that the United States vascular access device market will grow moderately to reach a value surpassing $2 billion by 2022. Market expansion will be supported by rising adoption of premium-priced safety and... 

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Boston Scientific Receives CE Mark Approval for REBEL Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System

March 12, 2014 7:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Continuing to advance leading stent technology, Boston Scientific Corporation has received CE Mark approval for the REBEL Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the company's latest generation bare metal stent for the treatment of coronary...

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Roche's HPV Test Recommended as Primary Screening Tool for Detection of Cervical Cancer

March 12, 2014 7:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Roche has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Microbiology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee recommended unanimously that the benefits of the cobas HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Test as a first...

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Axial Leaded Ultra-Mini Metal Film Resistors

March 12, 2014 6:50 pm | by MDT Staff | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole now offers the RNS Series axial leaded ultra mini metal film resistors with a ½ watt (0.5W) power rating in a traditional 1/8 watt (0.125W) axial leaded resistor package size...

ATEX Rotary Encoders with Sturdy Hollow Shaft

March 12, 2014 6:43 pm | by MDT Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Heidenhain has unveiled a new line of rotary encoders for Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX). Many industries – such as oil and gas, printing, and silage – operate in such environments...

Polycarbonate Blend Packs a Protective Punch

March 12, 2014 6:35 pm | by MDT Staff | Bayer Materialscience, Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is introducing a new polycarbonate blend grade that offers a high level of chemical resistance against many of the most aggressive disinfectants...

Overmolding Soft-Touch TPEs for Mobile Devices

March 12, 2014 6:19 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

APS Elastomers has developed a new series of overmolding soft-touch thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) designed for cell phone and other personal electronic devices...

Modular Pressure Transducer Provides Low-Cost Flexibility

March 12, 2014 6:08 pm | by MDT Staff | Measurement Specialties, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties now offers the M5200, a low-cost, durable pressure transducer with exceptional modularity that provides an accuracy of ±0.25% F.S. BFSL in harsh environments...

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