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At Least One in Japan Gets HIV from Donated Blood

November 27, 2013 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least one person in Japan has been infected with HIV from a blood transfusion. A spokesman for the Japanese Red Cross Society said Tuesday that a male donor tested positive for HIV this month. Red Cross spokesman Akihiko Nakano says the...

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High-Fat Diet During Puberty Speeds Up Breast Cancer Development

November 27, 2013 10:20 am | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

New findings show that eating a high-fat diet beginning at puberty speeds up the development of breast cancer and may actually increase the risk of cancer similar to a type often found in younger adult women. The research comes from the Breast...

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Avalanche Biotechnologies raises $5.7M for eye treatment

November 27, 2013 10:16 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Avalanche Biotechnologies said it raised nearly $5.7 million of a hoped-for $6.1 million equity round for the age-related macular degeneration treatment it's developing. The Avalanche technology is a drug-delivery system designed to trigger...

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Fake doc gets house arrest, must repay $590k in $19M Medicare fraud case

November 27, 2013 8:50 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

An accomplice in the largest Medicare fraud scheme in New Jersey history was sentenced yesterday to 8 months of house arrest and ordered to pony up nearly $590,000 in restitution, according to court documents. Mario Roncal was a key part of...

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Smith & Nephew buys Brazilian wound care distribution

November 27, 2013 8:37 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew said it acquired the Brazilian distribution of its wound care products from Politec Saúde for an undisclosed amount. The move is part of the British medical products conglomerate's move to expand its footprint in the BRIC nations...

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Did patients draw the short stick in $2.5B J&J metal hip settlement?

November 27, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

When Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) agreed to a $2.5 billion settlement to close some 8,000 cases over its metal-on-metal hip implants, about 1/3 of that money went to the lawyers and legal teams representing the cases. Lawyers took an...

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Breath Analyzers Market is Expected to Reach USD 4.5 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research

November 27, 2013 4:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Breath Analyzers Market (Technologies: Fuel Cell, Infrared Absorption and Semiconductor Sensor; Applications: Alcohol Detection, Drug Abuse Detection, Tuberculosis...

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PENTAX Medical and SMART Medical Systems Announce Strategic Pan-European Alliance That Will Change the Standard of Care in Colonoscopy

November 27, 2013 3:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

SMART Medical Systems Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of innovative endoscopy products, and PENTAX Medical, an industry leader in endoscopic imaging, announced a strategic pan-European alliance, under which PENTAX Medical will commercialize...

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Negative BRCA Testing May Not Always Imply Lowered Breast Cancer Risk

November 27, 2013 12:05 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Women who are members of families with BRCA2 mutations but who test negative for the family-specific BRCA2 mutations are still at greater risk for developing breast cancer compared with women in the general population, according to a study...

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Bruin Biometrics, LLC Conducts Clinical Trials to Detect Pressure Ulcers with the SEM Scanner

November 26, 2013 6:21 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Bruin Biometrics, LLC today announced results from two IRB-approved clinical trials conducted with the SEM Scanner, a Class IIA medical device that is intended to detect localized tissue edema and pressure induced tissue damage which may lead...

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Texas stent-maker Palmaz Scientific raises $26.3M

November 26, 2013 5:25 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Palmaz Scientific is nearing the close of its $30 million funding bid, with just $3.7 million needed to close the round, according to regulatory filings. The company revealed in an SEC document that it raised $26.3 million from 261 unnamed...

Amedica Signs Agreement with Kyocera for Commercial Manufacture of Silicon Nitride Medical Devices

November 26, 2013 2:10 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Amedica Corporation, a biomaterials company, today announced a collaboration with Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, a worldwide leading ceramics producer, to manufacture medical devices from Amedica's Silicon Nitride biomaterial at...

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Funding: French retinal implant maker Pixium Vision raises $20M

November 26, 2013 1:03 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Retinal implants maker Pixium landed a $20.3 million (€15 million) Series A funding round, planning to use the funds to further develop its IRIS "bionic eye" technology. The IRIS system is comprised of a retinal implant and a pair of camera-mounted...

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Machining for Medical Device Components

November 26, 2013 12:28 pm | by Dan Grosberger, Tooling Supervisor, Crescent Industries | Crescent Industries, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Customers are requiring a one stop shop with a machining company which has the capabilities to do secondary operations like laser engraving, plating, anodizing, coating etc. Having one company to handle all of your machining requirements...

Inexpensive ‘Nano-Camera’ Can Operate at the Speed of Light

November 26, 2013 12:02 pm | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

A $500 “nano-camera” that can operate at the speed of light has been developed by researchers in the MIT Media Lab. The three-dimensional camera, which was presented last week at Siggraph Asia in Hong Kong, could be used in medical imaging...

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