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Reverse Medical Corporation Announces Regulatory Approvals for Its Microcatheters for Neurovascular Indications

October 29, 2013 6:15 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Reverse Medical Corporation today announced CE Mark approval, FDA 510k clearance and initial clinical use of their ReVerse Microcatheter product line for intracranial neurovascular use. The device has been granted European Union CE Mark...

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St. Jude Medical Reports Positive Clinical Outcomes from Portico Heart Valve Study

October 28, 2013 9:37 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced positive results for the 23 and 25 mm Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valves in the Portico Transfemoral CE Mark Trial. Patients enrolled in the study experienced a...

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New Data from St. Jude Medical Study of EnligHTN Renal Denervation System Presented

October 28, 2013 9:22 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced new results from the EnligHTN I study, confirming safe, rapid and sustained reduction in blood pressure measurements a year and a half post-procedure. Data presented at...

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TCT 2013: Higher pacemaker rate marks difference between Medtronic's, Edwards Lifesciences' TAVI devices

October 28, 2013 6:28 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Results from the PRAGMATIC Plus analysis of Edwards Lifesciences' Sapien transcatheter aortic valve implantation system and Medtronic's rivaling CoreValve device found few differences between the devices, with the exception of lower rates of...

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TCT 2013: Renal denervation does everything

October 28, 2013 4:35 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Renal denervation may have lost some of its hype over the course of the last year, but researchers are still findings new ways to utilize the technology to target new diseases. Technologies such as Medtronic's Symplicity and St. Jude Medical's...

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Covidien to Sell Confluent Surgical Product Line to Integra LifeSciences

October 28, 2013 4:05 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Integra LifeSciences Corporation to sell its Confluent Surgical product line. The transaction is expected to close by...

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U.S. FDA shares more details on MDSAP international audit pilot

October 28, 2013 3:47 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Following the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration’s recent news that Australia, Brazil, Canada and the US will launch a pilot for the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) for medical devices in January 2014, The US Food and Drug... 

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How ERP Systems Can Increase a Business’s Operational Efficiency

October 28, 2013 3:36 pm | by Aimee Claire | Articles | Comments

Every business wants to get ahead of the competition and increasingly looks to innovative ways of achieving effective solutions that cut costs but retain a smooth-running, efficient organization. Many businesses, especially in the medical field...

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Healthcare Technology and Big Data Collide

October 28, 2013 3:32 pm | by Alexander Makeyenkov, head of DataArt Switzerland GmbH | Articles | Comments

Over the past few years, there have been several major global market shifts in medical technology. Advanced technology, usually reserved for major hospitals, is showing up in local doctor offices and even in the homes of consumers. Another related...

Numerous Considerations when Molding for MedTech

October 28, 2013 3:08 pm | by Jim Ritzema, Director of Operations and Technology, Rogan Corporation | Rogan Corporation | Blogs | Comments

Molders have several ways to help device manufacturers meet UDI requirements. In-mold decorating capability can make the unique identifying code and any necessary part identification codes an integral part of the component. Permanent engraving ...

Cost vs. Price in Medical Molding

October 28, 2013 2:56 pm | by Jason L. E. Meslin, Senior Industry Manager, Healthcare—Thermoplastics, PolyOne Distribution | PolyOne Corp. | Blogs | Comments

Too often a designer goes from a strategic perspective to tactical one by concentrating on price. We often talk with our customers about comparing the overall cost or impact of a using one polymer versusanother. Price represents one point in time...

Boston Scientific Receives CE Mark for Lotus Valve System

October 28, 2013 2:09 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received CE Mark for the Lotus™ Valve System, the company's advanced transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) technology.  This key approval offers a unique and effective new treatment alternative for...

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Can the 'Right' Helmet Prevent Concussions?

October 28, 2013 12:12 pm | by American Academy of Pediatrics | News | Comments

While many football helmet and mouth guard manufacturers claim that their equipment will lessen impact forces and reduce concussion risk, neither a specific brand nor a higher cost were associated with fewer concussions in adolescent athletes...

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Ear Infection Diagnosis with a Smartphone

October 28, 2013 12:10 pm | by American Academy of Pediatrics | News | Comments

A new, smartphone-enabled otoscope provides clear, transmittable images of the ear drum, or tympanic membrane, which someday may allow for ear infection diagnosis without a visit to the doctor's office, according to an abstract presented...

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3D Imaging Platform Accurately Detects Lung Cancer in Sputum

October 28, 2013 12:07 pm | by BLL Partners, LLC | News | Comments

Data at IASLC demonstrate feasibility of using sputum and the Cell-CT platform to non-invasively detect the presence or absence of lung cancer; initially for adjunctive use with x-ray CT screening to address high rate of false positive results...

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