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Radiopaque Fillers: Making an Informed Decision

April 23, 2014 9:59 am | by Nick Norton, Inside Sales/Customer Service Representative, Compounding Solutions | Articles | Comments

Making the decision on a radiopaque filler to use in medical catheter tubing may not seem like a big deal, but the reality is that the choice you make can change the end result and properties. It is very important to know the differences between...

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Fitness Devices Impacting Employee Health According to Vitality Study

April 23, 2014 9:37 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

People of all ages, weight and gender are embracing wearable fitness devices offering real-time data to track their physical activity according to a three-year analysis from The Vitality Group, part of the world's first and largest incentive...

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Boston Scientific Begins Clinical Trial for Pacing Leads

April 23, 2014 9:24 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has conducted the first implant in the clinical trial of the next generation ACUITY X4 left-ventricular (LV) pacing leads and RELIANCE 4-FRONT defibrillation (ICD) leads. The clinical trial is designed to establish...

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EKF Diagnostics Acquires Selah Genomics and DiaSpect Medical

April 23, 2014 9:10 am | by EKF Diagnostics | News | Comments

EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics business, announces that it has acquired Selah Genomics, Inc. and DiaSpect Medical AB. Sweden based DiaSpect manufactures desktop hemoglobin analyzers, whilst Selah, of South Carolina is a...

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Needlefree Connector Associated with Reduction of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Hemodialysis Patients

April 23, 2014 8:33 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ICU Medical, Inc. today announced that a new peer-reviewed study in the April 2014 issue of the International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease shows that the use of the company's Tego® needlefree connector on hemodialysis... 

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Rulon 1439 Material

April 23, 2014 8:13 am | by MDT Staff | Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics | Product Releases | Comments

Saint-Gobain Seals’ Rulon 1439 material has achieved full USP Class VI certification, complying with stringent disposable and reusable medical device requirements.  USP (United States Pharmacopeia) is an independent public health organization...

Universal Vision Sensor

April 23, 2014 8:12 am | by MDT Staff | Balluff Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Balluff’s new BVS Universal Vision Sensor truly does what others can‘t, including: 360° part position detection, defect finding, contour based counting and matching, bar code reading (linear and 2D DM) and OCV. It also includes a serial port...

Coordinate Measuring Machine

April 23, 2014 8:11 am | by MDT Staff | Mitutoyo America Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Mitutoyo America Corporation is pleased to announce the new STRATO-Apex574 Coordinate Measuring Machine to its STRATO-Apex line of CMMs. This new configuration offers a more compact footprint while still offering...

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Benchtop Bottle/Vial Filler

April 23, 2014 8:10 am | by MDT Staff | Dispense Works Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Dispense Works RP Series Robotic system will streamline your manual filling and capping operations with one precise and affordable bench top package. This system requires no PC for operation, and provides all preprogrammed software...

4 Key Features to Look for in a Miniature Coil Supplier

April 22, 2014 3:03 pm | by David J. Anderson, President, Precision Inc. | Articles | Comments

With the increasing popularity of miniature coils made with ultra-fine wire winding, finding a supplier that can suit all of a medical device manufacturer’s needs can be significant to reduce time to market and save costs. This article reviews...

FDA Proposes Expedited Access Program for Devices that Address Unmet Medical Needs

April 22, 2014 2:46 pm | by FDA | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a new program to provide earlier access to high-risk medical devices that are intended to treat or diagnose patients with serious conditions whose medical needs are unmet by current technology...

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New Exposure Recommendations on nPB Will Mandate Change for Most Users

April 22, 2014 2:11 pm | by David Ferguson, Senior Market and Technical Manager, MicroCare Medical | Microcare Medical | Blogs | Comments

Normal propyl bromide (nPB) has become a popular solvent in the last 15 years. It is commonly found in inks, coatings, as a dry cleaning fluid and as a metal cleaning solvent. Its popularity arose due to its high solvency and lack of regulatory...

Smarter Incentives for Inventors Could Spur Medical Innovation, Cut U.S. Healthcare Spending

April 22, 2014 12:19 pm | by RAND | News | Comments

To help rein in massive healthcare spending, a new RAND study concludes that U.S. policymakers should urgently find ways to incentivize pharmaceutical companies and device makers to develop products that produce more value. Instead of... 

Tracking Oxygen in the Body

April 22, 2014 11:59 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Unlike healthy cells, cancer cells thrive when deprived of oxygen. Tumors in low-oxygen environments tend to be more resistant to therapy and spread more aggressively to other parts of the body. Measuring tumors’ oxygen levels could help...

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Gold Nanoparticles Help Target Breast Cancer Gene Segments in Living Cell

April 22, 2014 11:41 am | by Natalie van Hoose, Purdue University | News | Comments

Purdue University researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA. A team led by Joseph Irudayaraj, professor of agricultural and biological...

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