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New Polycarbonate Non-Luer Quick Disconnect Couplings

October 29, 2013 11:25 am | by MDT Staff | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina now stocks SMC series polycarbonate non-luer connectors from Colder Products Company. The SMC is a twist-to-connect coupling that provides a reliable and more secure alternative to traditional luer-type connections and will not mate to a standard luer.

New Edge Card Socket Combines High Density with Lower Cost

October 29, 2013 11:20 am | by MDT Staff | Samtec, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Samtec’s line of high-speed edge card solutions now includes a new high-density edge card socket (BEC5C Series) featuring up to 140 total contacts on 0,50 mm pitch.

New Imaging Research Shows Increased Iron in the Brain in Earliest Stages of MS

October 29, 2013 11:00 am | by University of Western Ontario | News | Comments

While it's been known for over a century that iron deposits in the brain play a role in the pathology of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), new imaging research from Western University (London, Canada) helps to answer the question of whether these...

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New Imaging Technology Helps Resolve MS Question

October 29, 2013 10:58 am | by Western University | Videos | Comments

As Western University scientist Ravi Menon, Ph.D., explains, it's been known for over a century that iron deposits in the brain play a role in the pathology of multiple sclerosis, but now, new imaging research from the Robarts Research Institute at...

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Unique Nano Carrier Targets Drug Delivery to Cancer Cells

October 29, 2013 10:42 am | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

The first-of-its-kind nanostructure is unusual because it can carry a variety of cancer-fighting materials on its double-sided (Janus) surface and within its porous interior. Because of its unique structure, the nano carrier can do all of the following...

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Super-Thin Membranes Clear the Way for Chip-Sized Pumps

October 29, 2013 10:33 am | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

The ability to shrink laboratory-scale processes to automated chip-sized systems would revolutionize biotechnology and medicine. For example, inexpensive and highly portable devices that process blood samples to detect biological agents such...

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Photo of the Day: Credit-Card-Sized Diagnostics

October 29, 2013 10:32 am | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

A microfluidic bioreactors consists of two chambers separated by a nanoporous silicon membrane. It allows for flow-based assays using minimal amounts of reagent. The ultra-thin silicon membrane provides an excellent mimic of biological...  

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AdvaMed: Device Use Does Not Drive Hospital Charge Variation

October 29, 2013 10:13 am | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today released a new study on hospital charges that shows medical devices are not the cause of wide variations among hospitals in the amounts they charge for similar admissions...   

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Neurology Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 13.6 Billion Globally in 2019

October 29, 2013 8:41 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Neurology Devices Market (CSF Shunts, CSF Drainage, Clot Retriever, Snare, Embolic Coil, Flow Diversion, Neurosurgery & Neurostimulation Devices) - Global Industry...

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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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