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Monitoring lithium in blood

June 17, 2010 8:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Scientists from the Netherlands have developed a device that uses capillary electrophoresis and conductivity detection to monitor lithium concentration in the blood. The handheld device could be used by patients in their own homes.

Home dialysis plus lands $50 million investment, boosting Oregon medical technology

June 17, 2010 8:36 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Home Dialysis Plus, a Portland medical technology company, has landed as much as $50 million in private investment to bring its kidney treatment to market.

Six Ways Outsourced Maintenance Saves

June 17, 2010 8:21 am | by Ron Hoffman | Articles | Comments

The following article identifies the benefits of bringing in outside maintenance expertise to perform functions that otherwise consume resources that can be better used in a production mode.   Ron Hoffman With today's limited

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Five Tips for Smoothing the Transition from Design to Manufacture

June 17, 2010 7:57 am | by Frank Pawlowski and Bill St. Onge | Articles | Comments

In the fiercely competitive medical device and instrumentation industry, speeding time to market is important to edge out competitors and begin generating revenue for products that often carry long and expensive research and development cycles. Pushing products through the development

St. Jude wins European approval for cardiac ablation system

June 17, 2010 7:38 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc. lands European regulatory approval for a cardiac ablation system used to correct arrhythmias. By Brandon Glenn St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) received European regulatory approval for a cardiac ablation system used in procedures to destroy diseased...

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Diaphragm Valves for Reactive Fluids

June 17, 2010 7:29 am | Tridak | Product Releases | Comments

The internal design of these dispensing valves prevent fluid contact with the actuating components, making them ideal for use with reactive fluids, such as cyanoacrylates and solvent-based adhesives and coatings.

The Implications of Google Health and PHRs Generally on Medical Device Design

June 17, 2010 7:27 am | by Peter McLaughlin | Articles | Comments

When the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, and USA Today all have articles discussing the most recent entrant to the Personal Health Record (PHR) space, then something significant might be happening. Regardless of Google’s success in its

Rotor Clip Wave Springs Provide Range of Options for Quick Connectors

June 17, 2010 6:57 am | Rotor Clip Company | Product Releases | Comments

Rotor Clip Company Inc., a leading manufacturer of retaining rings, hose clamps, and related products, manufactures a varied range of wave springs for applications requiring quick connectors.

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Power Supply Operates Off Range of AC Input Voltages

June 17, 2010 6:48 am | Tdk - Lambda Americas | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda has introduced a new low-profile DIN rail-mount power supply that operates off a wide range of AC input voltages, ranging from a nominal 100 to 277 VAC.

St. Jude says catheter technology gets EU approval

June 17, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc. said Thursday European Union regulators approved its Ensite Contact technology, which is designed to improve procedures used in treatment of a serious heart condition.St. Jude said Ensite Contact is a diagnostic system of ablation catheters, hardware and software that can...

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Medtronic says EU clears implantable heart devices

June 17, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc. said Thursday it launched a series of new implantable heart devices in Europe under the name Protecta.The company said the new devices include technology called SmartShock that can significantly reduce inappropriate shocks, which it said are a significant problem with people with...

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New link identified for bipolar disorder

June 17, 2010 6:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Cardiff University) Scientists at Cardiff University have identified a mechanism which could explain how lithium helps stabilize bipolar disorder.

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Low calcium intake linked with increased risk of osteoporosis and hypertension in postmenopausal women

June 17, 2010 6:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European League Against Rheumatism) Italian postmenopausal women who have a low calcium intake show a higher risk of developing both osteoporosis and hypertension (a chronic medical condition in which arterial blood pressure is elevated) than those who consume higher levels of...

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More action needed to prevent stomach problems in NSAID users, despite recent progress

June 17, 2010 6:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Four out of ten high-risk patients prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs also received appropriate measures to prevent upper-gastrointestinal problems, but the remainder did not receive adequate protection. The study covered more than 50,000 patients...

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ProUroCare Medical Secures $885,000 in Financing

June 17, 2010 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS , June 17 /- ProUroCare Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PUMD), a provider of proprietary imaging products, today announced that it has closed on a $885,000 private placement of debt financing.  The funding was provided by a small group of existing investors closely...

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