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Minimally Invasive Devices Launches Robotic FloShieldT to Enhance Visibility During Robotic Surgery

March 10, 2014 8:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc., an Ohio-based, venture-backed medical device company that specializes in optimizing the surgeon's vision during laparoscopic surgery, today announced the commercial release of Robotic FloShieldT, designed...

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Cardiovascular Systems Receives FDA Clearance for Diamondback Devices Designed to Expand the Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease

March 10, 2014 8:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI), announced today it has received FDA clearance of its new Diamondback 360 60cm Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy Systems (OAS) for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). “Receiving FDA clearance...

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Retina Implant AG's Clinical Trial Results Presented for the First Time at Spain's Leading Ophthalmology Congress

March 10, 2014 5:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that  Angelika Braun, clinical engineer at Retina Implant AG, presented results from the Company's multicenter...

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MedScope Offers First Truly Mobile Medical Alert System for Use Anywhere

March 10, 2014 12:26 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MedScope, the leading developer and marketer of high tech medical alert systems, has announced its new two-way communication mobile Personal Emergency Response System, that can be used anywhere, is now available. Unlike traditional medical...

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Caring Robots Get the Green Light

March 7, 2014 2:23 pm | by Maria Lazarte, Communication Officer/Social Media Manager, ISO | Articles | Comments

From friendly Wall-E and helpful R2D2 to the dystopian worlds of the Matrix and Terminator, robots have captured our imagination and visions of the future for generations. But the time is fast approaching where interactions between humans...

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Microbial Quality: Acceptance Criteria for Non-Sterile Products

March 7, 2014 1:56 pm | by Jonathan Swenson, Microbiology Department Manager, B.S., RM(NRCM), Nelson Laboratories | Nelson Laboratories, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Managing the potential microbial risks when manufacturing non-sterile products can be a complex task. Risk-based assessments are used to help determine the manufacturing areas that may contribute to product contamination by objectionable...

Telescopic Pillar Helps Medical OEMs Boost Sales

March 7, 2014 1:30 pm | by MDT Staff | Skf Usa Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SKF has launched a telescopic pillar for the movement of medical procedure equipment that enables OEMs to offer greater load capacity and speed in surgical chairs and tables compared to previous models. The SKF Telescopic pillar – series CPMT helps OEM customers to increase sales by providing equipment that meets market demands and increases patient throughput in busy healthcare centers...

Precision Valve Controller Offers Next Generation Dispense Functionality

March 7, 2014 12:59 pm | by MDT Staff | Nordson Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson EFD has introduced the new ValveMate 9000, state-of-the-art precision valve controller. The intricate microprocessor circuitry ensures the dispensing of precise, accurate, and repeatable amounts of the adhesives, lubricants, and other assembly fluids used in many of today's advanced products...

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Mini Springs Offering with Metric Sizes

March 7, 2014 12:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Lee Spring Co | Product Releases | Comments

Lee Spring has expanded their popular Bantam Mini Compression Springs with the addition of over 100 new metric designs. Originally introduced in 2010, Bantam Mini Springs respond to customers’ requirements for off-the-shelf stock springs that fit increasingly reduced spatial parameters...

Simple Urine Test Detects Common Causes of Kidney Dysfunction After Transplantation

March 7, 2014 12:20 pm | by American Society of Nephrology | News | Comments

A new noninvasive urine test can distinguish among different causes of acute kidney dysfunction after transplantation. The test, which is described in a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology...

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Contacts Better than Permanent Lenses for Babies After Cataract Surgery

March 7, 2014 12:07 pm | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

For adults and children who undergo cataract surgery, implantation of an artificial lens is the standard of care. But a clinical trial suggests that for most infants, surgery followed by the use of contact lenses for several years — and an...

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$1.9 Million Grant to Lead Artificial Platelet Study

March 7, 2014 11:57 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

A research team led by Case Western Reserve University and collaborating with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation has received a $1.9 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop injectable artificial platelets that halt bleeding by...

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Chemically Resistant Containment Tank Couplings

March 7, 2014 11:56 am | by MDT Staff | LinkTech Couplings | Product Releases | Comments

The new 50PP Series Quick Couplings offer greater chemical resistance along with a more robust thumb-latch technology for greater durability. They are produced from gamma sterilizable, medical grade polypropylene with standard EPDM O-rings...

Obama Proposes New Fight Against Superbugs

March 7, 2014 11:52 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Sounding an alarm about the growing threat of superbugs, the Obama administration is proposing a jump in spending to fight antibiotic-resistant germs in hospitals. Infections that can withstand some of the best antibiotics already are killing...

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A 50-Cent Microscope that Folds Like Origami

March 7, 2014 11:39 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that's just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could...   

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