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Power Supplies Approved for BF Type Medical Applications

May 25, 2010 5:36 am | Tdk - Lambda Americas | Product Releases | Comments

Combining 4.5 kVac reinforced input to output isolation with dual input fusing and an output-to-ground isolation of 1500Vac, the NVM175 series of medically-approved AC-DC power supplies meets UL/EN/IEC60601-1 and is suitable for use in BF (body floating) type medical applications.

Medtronic 4Q net income surges, revenue rises

May 25, 2010 4:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc., the world's largest medical-device company, says its fourth-quarter profit surged from results a year ago that had been depressed by a large license payment.Medtronic says its revenue rose 10 percent, helped by higher sales of implantable heart devices as rival Boston Scientific...

Research Diagnoses the Underlying Causes of Healthcare Data Upsurge

May 25, 2010 2:36 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

Medical Images and Advances Towards The Electronic Patient Record (Including Scanning of Historical Documents) to Blame for Majority of Hospital Data Volumes Increasing This YearAshtead, UK - 25th May 2010 - Research from a global survey by BridgeHead Software, the Healthcare Storage...

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Boston Scientific Announces CE Mark and FDA Approval of NC Quantum Apexâ„¢ Balloon Catheter

May 24, 2010 11:37 pm | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass., May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced CE Mark and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its NC Quantum Apexâ„¢ PTCA Dilatation Balloon Catheter.

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Simple change results in fewer unnecessary imaging exams for patients

May 24, 2010 10:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Radiological Society of North America) A new rule preventing medical support staff from completing orders for outpatient imaging exams that were likely to be negative resulted in a marked decrease in low-yield exams for patients, according to a new study.

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The MassDevice Weekly Checkup: May 25, 2010

May 24, 2010 6:38 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Taking the financial temperature of the medical devices industry Our Weekly Checkup takes the temperature of the medical device industry's three largest U.S. clusters: Massachusetts, California and Minnesota. The MassDevice Indices are weighted according to market...

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Do we clamp the umbilical cord too soon?

May 24, 2010 2:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of South Florida Health) The timing of umbilical cord clamping at birth remains controversial. The cord has been clamped early to facilitate resuscitation and stabilization of infants. Now, a new review paper by researchers at the University of South Florida suggests...

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Report: Medtronic to invest $70 million in Israeli heart firm

May 24, 2010 1:37 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc. plans to invest $70 million in neurostimulation device maker BioControl Medical Ltd., according to a report from an Israeli media outlet. By Brandon Glenn Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) plans to invest $70 million in neurostimulation device maker BioControl Medical...

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MedGadget's MedTech Monday: bebionic advanced hand prosthesis finally unveiled

May 24, 2010 10:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

RSLSteeper's bebionic advanced hand prosthesis is finally unveiled; an overview of electronic medical records software for the Mac; Fraunhofer develops a synthetic corneal prosthesis; and Volcano's PrimeWire PRESTIGE wins FDA and EU clearances. RSLSteeper's bebionic advanced...

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Boston Scientific moves to make ultrasound device more compatible

May 24, 2010 9:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corp.'s iLab ultrasound imaging system now works with Philips' Allura Xper and Siemens' Axiom Artis and Artis zee X-ray systems. Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX) collaborated with Philips Healthcare (NYSE:PHG) and Siemens Medical Solutions...

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Weekly Wireless Roundup: Touchscreen phones for the blind

May 24, 2010 9:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Toshiba and Senseg develop a phone that produces what feels like texture using a transparent electric surface layered on top of the screen; HealthFrontier launches ecgAnywhere monitor; Panasonic upgrades Toughbooks used for healthcare; and the Wii video game system in medicine. Coming...

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Ohio med-device start-ups win grants

May 24, 2010 9:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Fluence Therapeutics Inc. and Dysphagia each land a $25,000 grant to develop a drug/device combination for psoriasis and a neurostimulation device for the eponymous swallowing disorder, respectively. By Mary Vanac Two northeast Ohio start-ups that are developing treatments for...

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AACR CEO Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), Receives 2010 Philadelphia Pinnacle Award

May 24, 2010 8:36 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA - The American Association for Cancer Research Chief Executive Officer Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), received the 2010 Philadelphia Pinnacle Award on May 22. The prestigious award is presented by the Millay Club to Philadelphians who reach the pinnacle of their...

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LHC Group expands into Idaho

May 24, 2010 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Home health provider LHC Group Inc. says it has reached a partnership agreement with a major Idaho home nursing company.Specific terms of the deal with Idaho Home Health and Hospice were not disclosed Monday. The company operates in 28 counties from nine locations in Idaho. The region has about...

Low Pass Filters Have Frequency Ranges From DC to 100 Through 500 MHz

May 24, 2010 6:37 am | Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has introduced a line of low pass filters, the CLPFL Series. Five models, with frequency ranges from DC to 100 through 500 MHz, compose the CLPFL line

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