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A proverbial 'Disneyland Sweepstakes' in med device sends 1 company to AdvaMed 2013

August 9, 2013 7:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

It's the proverbial "Disneyland Sweepstakes" in the medical device world: an all-expenses-paid trip to AdvaMed's 2013 conference will go to 1 start-up company through a scholarship contest sponsored by RCT BioVentures. The winner will have to prove true start-up chops - a company with a great technology but not a lot of walking-around money.

Heart attack survival rates higher in gyms, study says

August 9, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Surviving sudden cardiac arrest depends largely on the people around you and easy access to an automated defibrillator, or AED. It turns out that the gym is the best indoor location for cardiac arrest victims' survival chances, likely because of the increased presence of AEDs and well-placed instruction manuals.


An Electric Therapy for Medical-Device Malware

August 9, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Hospital rooms beep and flash with many devices that are increasingly getting infected with malware. But for several reasons, these gadgets are often incompatible with commercial security software. Now, new technology developed by academic researchers could catch most malware on the devices just by noting subtle changes in their power consumption.


PMA Final Decisions for May 2013

August 9, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Below are Premarket Approvals (PMA), Product Development Protocols (PDP), Supplement and Notice Decisions. This list is generated on a monthly basis. A PDF document that contains the "Approval letter and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness" is being added to this listing for each PMA.


Upcoming IDE Tracking Improvements

August 9, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Improving patient access to new medical devices by strengthening and streamlining the clinical trial enterprise is a priority for CDRH. An important part of reaching that goal is to better track milestones in clinical trial development, Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval, study initiation, and study completion. 


World’s Smallest eCompass Module for Smoother and Smarter Functionality

August 8, 2013 9:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has leveraged its investment in advanced MEMS technology to create the world’s smallest eCompass combining a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer in a single package.

Fully Integrated Drive for OEM Pumps

August 8, 2013 9:47 pm | by MDT Staff | Watson Marlow Pumps Group | Product Releases | Comments

Watson-Marlow Pumps Group introduces DriveSure, a new panel-mount OEM brushless DC gear motor with fully integrated speed controller. The highly adaptable drive is an ideal solution for biopharmaceutical, medical device, and process analysis equipment.

Composite Clad Metal Wire Superior to Silver and Gold Plated Wire

August 8, 2013 9:38 pm | by MDT Staff | Anomet Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Precious metal clad gold wire and silver wire that offers superior form-ability, ductility, solderability, and design flexibility than plated wire for use in a wide range of electronic connectors and medical devices is available from Anomet Products Inc. of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.


AMC Carrier for FPGA Mezzanine Card

August 8, 2013 9:34 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vadatech has announced new Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) carrier for a FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) per VITA-57. The design allows users to utilize the popular FMCs within the AMC format of the MicroTCA architecture.

Verizon Gains FDA Clearance for Remote Health Monitoring Solution

August 8, 2013 4:15 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Verizon announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for Converged Health Management, a cloud-based, remote patient-monitoring medical device.  This marks the first time Verizon has sought and gained FDA clearance for a healthcare solution.


Frost & Sullivan: Technology as a Competitive Differentiator Fuels Adoption of Electronic Medical Records in Brazilian Hospitals

August 8, 2013 3:59 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Intensifying competition among private hospitals in Brazil has compelled them to use advanced clinical systems as a market differentiator, thereby driving the uptake of electronic medical records (EMR). The need to reduce expenses in both public and private hospitals has further fuelled EMR installations in the country.


Carving Machines Help Otto Bock Shape Its Future

August 8, 2013 3:36 pm | by Ryan Legg, Product Manager, Siemens Industry | Articles | Comments

Through the use of advanced CNC machine technology, one manufacturer of prosthetic and orthotic devices is making substantial improvements to its production. Otto Bock, a leading supplier of these devices based in Germany, worked in cooperation with the CNC carving machine builder, Bornemann, to produce a series of machines...


FDA Approves First Rapid Diagnostic Test to Detect both HIV-1 Antigen and HIV-1/2 Antibodies

August 8, 2013 3:13 pm | by Food and Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) test for the simultaneous detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen as well as antibodies to both HIV-1 and HIV-2 in human serum, plasma, and venous or fingerstick whole blood specimens.


Advanced Materials in Healthcare

August 8, 2013 2:50 pm | by MDT Staff | Events

Rubber Division, American Chemical Society, 411 Wolf Ledges Pkwy., Ste. 201, is excited to announce the finalization of the program for the Advanced Materials in Healthcare Conference taking place October 7, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade in Cleveland, OH.

Targeting Cancer Treatment More Accurately

August 8, 2013 2:19 pm | by Arun Veeramani, Sr. Market Development Manager, Scientific Research & Lead User Programs, National Instruments | National Instruments Corporation | Blogs | Comments

About 90 percent of tumor treatment successes are due to the efficacy of surgery and radiotherapy. The more familiar forms of cancer treatment often cause severe damage to both healthy and tumor cells. But there’s good news: the use of accelerated particle beams is a step toward developing more targeted and effective cancer treatments that spare healthy tissues.



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