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Stryker fax lawsuit wins class action status

December 13, 2013 10:53 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A lawsuit filed by a physician's group against Stryker won its 3rd bid for class action status this week, after a federal judge in Michigan agreed to set the terms for eligibility for the class. The lawsuit, filed by Physicians Healthsource...

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The Orthopaedic Implant Company Releases High Value Proximal Humerus Plate

December 13, 2013 10:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The Orthopaedic Implant Company released its Proximal Humerus Plate today, completing its high value solution for upper extremity fractures. The plate’s design addresses two key challenges specific to proximal humerus fractures; prevention...

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Align Tech and execs escape finance fraud lawsuit

December 13, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

California dental devices maker Align Technology and 2 of its top executives are off the hook after a federal judge dismissed a class action lawsuit accusing the company of misrepresenting its finances and reaping millions through illegal...

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FDA launches medtech 'voluntary compliance' pilot

December 13, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Federal healthcare regulators are inviting certain medical device companies to self-report regulatory violations, promising that companies that cooperate will get to avoid FDA inspections. Participants must retain an outside consultant to assess...

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Textured Front Panel Displays Feature Distortion-free Windows

December 12, 2013 3:56 pm | by MDT Staff | Nameplates For Industry, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Custom front panels that are highly durable and feature clear distortion-free windows combined with bright finishes and selective texturing are being introduced by Nameplates For Industry. Texturite Selective Textured Front Panels are custom made using a process which starts with a hard-coat clear material such as Lexan...

Captive Access Panel Screws

December 12, 2013 3:49 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

PEM CAPS (captive access panel screws) integrate a captive screw in a spring-loaded assembly to provide “all-in-one” hardware solutions to securely attach panels, covers, drawers, racks, or other access points and subsequently enable ready access inside whenever necessary.

30 MHz VDSL2 Transformers for VDSL2 Vectoring

December 12, 2013 3:38 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics introduced the BX4285LNL and BX4285LNLT VDSL vectoring transformers. These transformers can be used in both VDSL2 vectoring and non-vectoring configurations as Class H line drivers to deliver high bandwidth over existing copper transmission lines.

Exercise Helps Women Tolerate Breast Cancer Drugs

December 12, 2013 3:36 pm | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Exercise might help women beat breast cancer. Researchers found it can ease the achy joints and muscle pain that lead many patients to quit taking medicines that treat the disease and lower the risk of a recurrence. The study is the first major test of ...

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Compact Vision System: Industrial Vision Like You’ve Never Seen it Before

December 12, 2013 3:32 pm | by MDT Staff | National Instruments Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments announced the NI CVS-1457RT, a rugged, compact device powered by a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom processor and featuring two independent GigE Vision ports with Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology. These ports support deterministic camera triggering over the Ethernet bus...

Helping Cancer Researchers Make Sense of the Deluge of Genetic Data

December 12, 2013 3:24 pm | by Jim Ritter, Loyola University Health System | News | Comments

A newly improved internet research tool is helping cancer researchers and physicians make sense out of a deluge of genetic data from nearly 100,000 patients and more than 50,000 mice. The tool, called the Gene Expression Barcode 3.0, is proving to be ...

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Researchers Help Develop a Dynamic Model of Tissue Failure

December 12, 2013 3:20 pm | by Evan Lerner, University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

The idea of growing replacement tissue to repair an organ, or to swap it out for an entirely new one, is rapidly transitioning from science fiction to fact. Tissue engineering techniques are improving in their ability to generate three-dimensional masses of cells and provide them with ...

Low-Power Tunneling Transistor for High-Performance Devices at Low Voltage

December 12, 2013 3:16 pm | by A'ndrea Elyse Messer, Penn State | News | Comments

A new type of transistor that could make possible fast and low-power computing devices for energy-constrained applications such as smart sensor networks, implantable medical electronics and ultra-mobile computing is feasible, according to ... 

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Suicidality Test Being Brought to Market

December 12, 2013 1:54 pm | by Max-Planck Institut | News | Comments

The new test, based on research carried out at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, should help doctors to decrease the risk of suicidality in patients treated with antidepressants who show certain gene markers. Sundance plans to ...   

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Fever Tech: New Braun Forehead Thermometer is a Must-Have for Moms

December 12, 2013 12:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometer, the #1 thermometer among pediatricians and moms, now has a new family member arriving this fall: the Braun Forehead Thermometer. The Braun Forehead Thermometer is the latest innovation from the brand...

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iPad-Based ‘Early Warning’ System for Patient Monitoring

December 12, 2013 10:59 am | by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) | News | Comments

Handwritten medical observation charts could become a thing of the past in hospitals with the development of a pioneering patient monitoring system developed in Oxford hospitals. An iPad-based early-warning system developed with EPSRC funding is one of the projects funded by ...

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