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Resistance to Antibiotics: New Rapid Diagnosis

June 26, 2014 10:25 am | by Université de Fribourg | News | Comments

A rapid diagnostic test for multi-resistance to broad-spectrum antibiotics has just been developed at the University of Fribourg. Prof Patrice Nordmann and Dr. Laurent Poirel of the Medical and Molecular Microbiology Unit have been...   

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Two Pyng Medical Devices Named Top Hot Products of 2014 by JEMS

June 26, 2014 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pyng Medical Corp., an award-winning developer of trauma and resuscitation products for emergency, combat and critical care personnel, announces that its new FASTResponder Sternal IO and T-PODResponder Pelvic Stabilization Device were both...

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Dune Medical Devices Raises $21 Million in Funding

June 26, 2014 9:56 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Dune Medical Devices has announced that it has successfully completed the first of a two stage $21 million equity financing. The initial closing was completed for $14 million with a second tranche of $7 million to be completed by October...

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Collaboration Enables Remote Monitoring of Sleep Apnea

June 26, 2014 9:43 am | by Telenor Connexion | News | Comments

In Europe, approximately 2 to 5 % of the population suffer from sleep apnea. The disorder is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep and this can cause drowsiness during the day as well as a broad spectrum of serious medical conditions...

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Insertable Cardiac Monitors Detect Afib in Stroke Patients Better Than Standard Care

June 26, 2014 9:34 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc. has announced results from the CRYSTAL AF (CRYptogenic STroke And underLying Atrial Fibrillation) Clinical Trial have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The Trial found that continuous cardiac monitoring...

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High Resolution Printing Technology for Non-porous Substrates

June 26, 2014 12:00 am | by MDT Staff | Videojet Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Responding to the needs for high resolution coding on non-porous packaging, Videojet Technologies has introduced its latest innovation in thermal ink jet printers, the Videojet 8610...

Full Bore Barbed Adapters with Ultimate Traceability

June 25, 2014 11:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Watson Marlow Pumps Group | Product Releases | Comments

BioPure specializes in single-use bioprocessing components for end users and OEMs, including its range of BioBarb hose tail to Tri-Clamp adaptors. Fully traceable with molded in production lot and size identification...

High-Performance Polyamides for Mobile Healthcare

June 25, 2014 11:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Solvay Specialty Polymers | Product Releases | Comments

Solvay Specialty Polymers has introduced a new family of Kalix high-performance polyamides (HPPAs) for structural components used in mobile healthcare (mHealth) electronic devices..

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Molded Part Design for Implantable Medical Devices

June 25, 2014 11:35 pm | by MDT Staff | MRPC | Product Releases | Comments

MRPC recently released a new overview sheet highlighting their molded part design and tooling capabilities for implantable medical device components, those meant for long-term implementation inside the human body...

Electromedical Products International Hails Reclassification of CES Devices

June 25, 2014 11:40 am | by Electromedical Products International | News | Comments

Electromedical Products International, Inc., the manufacturer of Alpha-Stim AID and Alpha-Stim M welcomed the announcement in the Federal Register of June 12, 2014 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Agency’s intention to...  

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Clock-Inspired, Electronics-Free Device Allows Transport of Stem Cells on Planes

June 25, 2014 11:20 am | by UC San Diego | News | Comments

A group of mechanical engineering students are developing a device to transport stem cells on airplanes — an important problem for the research and biomedical community. The challenge with transporting live cells for stem cell therapies on...

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The War on Error

June 25, 2014 11:09 am | by Craig Jones, VP Global Supports Services, PRISYM ID | Blogs | Comments

Product recalls in the medical devices industry are increasing – bringing a trail of destruction to companies’ operational efficiencies and profitability. Labeling error remains a common cause of recall – but it’s one that can easily be...

LifeCodexx Expands Its PraenaTest Spectrum and Reports Positive Reimbursement Decision in Germany

June 25, 2014 10:55 am | by B3C newswire | News | Comments

PraenaTest, Europe‘s first non-invasive molecular genetic prenatal diagnostic test (NIPT) to determine fetal chromosome disorders from maternal blood, now comprises two additional test options. One new option allows physicians to add the...

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Inventory Management: Reduce Waste & Cut Costs

June 25, 2014 10:47 am | by Tobi Laczkowski, Associate Principal, ZS Associates | Articles | Comments

In the face of increased commoditization among medical technology (medtech) products, many companies have turned to advances in manufacturing materials to obtain a competitive edge. One of the most well-known examples is the drug coatings...

New Material Improves Wound Healing, Keeps Bacteria from Sticking

June 25, 2014 10:38 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

As many patients know, treating wounds has become far more sophisticated than sewing stitches and applying gauze, but dressings still have shortcomings. Now scientists are reporting the next step in the evolution of wound treatment with a...

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