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LeMaitre doesn’t win much Wall Street favor with record sales in Q2

August 1, 2013 2:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

LeMaitre Vascular posted an 8% bump in crofts for its 2nd quarter and raised guidance estimates for the year, but Wall Street was less than enthused. LMAT shares closed at a 1.7% decrease at $6.83 yesterday after the device maker posted record sales during a quarter that CEO George LeMaitre called "excellent."

Five Considerations When Choosing a Package Testing Laboratory

August 1, 2013 2:22 pm | by Mike Woletz, CPP, Senior Project Manager, DDL Inc. | Articles | Comments

While options may be limited overall, selecting the right package testing laboratory can still be critical for a medical device manufacturer to ensure a timely and on-budget product launch. Therefore, keeping the following five considerations in mind when going through the selection process can make a significant impact on a company’s success.

World’s Largest Functional Brain Model

August 1, 2013 2:11 pm | by Maplesoft | News | Comments

A group of neuroscientists and software engineers at the University of Waterloo’s Computational Neuroscience Research Group (CNRG) have built the world’s largest functional model of the human brain. Named Spaun, the simulated brain has a digital eye which it uses for visual input, and a robotic arm that it uses to draw its responses.


A New Tool for Brain Research

August 1, 2013 2:03 pm | by University of Nottingham | News | Comments

Physicists and neuroscientists from The University of Nottingham and University of Birmingham have unlocked one of the mysteries of the human brain, thanks to new research using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG).


Wrong Site Surgery Cited as Top OR Safety Challenge Among U.S. Hospitals

August 1, 2013 2:00 pm | by Medline | News | Comments

Despite being a rare event, wrong site surgery is the number-one operating room safety concern for 65 percent of OR nurses in the United States, according to a new national survey conducted by Medline Industries, Inc. According to the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, wrong site surgery occurs as often as 40 times per week in the U.S


Health Data Exploration Survey Seeks Participants Who Self-Track Health

August 1, 2013 1:51 pm | by Calit2 | News | Comments

The Health Data Exploration project has announced a call for participants in an online survey that seeks to uncover insights into how individuals, companies and researchers are using the data that are captured through digital devices such as fitness apps.


FDA expands clearance for Teleflex's Arrow balloon dilatation catheters

August 1, 2013 1:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) won FDA clearance for expanded sizes and uses of its Arrow GPSCath Balloon Dilatation catheter, a device the company picked up during the 2012 buyout of Hotspur Technologies. The FDA win lets Teleflex sell the catheter in new 80 cm lengths and in a higher burst pressure rating.


Welch Allyn Aims to Improve Patient Comfort and Safety with Acrylic Vaginal Specula and Cordless Illumination System

August 1, 2013 1:27 pm | by Welch Allyn | News | Comments

Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that specializes in helping clinicians improve patient outcomes, today announced a new promotion designed to help women’s health providers improve patient comfort and safety with its disposable KleenSpec® Vaginal Specula and Welch Allyn Cordless Illumination System.


New Corrective Vision Technology Eyes Success, but Cost Too High for Market Adoption

August 1, 2013 1:24 pm | by GlobalData | News | Comments

Orthokeratology, also known as corneal refractive therapy, has re-emerged as a treatment for near and far-sightedness, but while the technology provides an intermediate solution between existing interventions, its high price tag will hinder its adoption in the corrective vision market, according to an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.


Why Silver Takes Home the Gold for Hydrogel-Based Wound Care

August 1, 2013 1:08 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Silver is more than just a precious metal—it's a precious tool in wound care. Since silver is able to kill bacteria in wounds and tissue, wound dressings that incorporate silver are becoming increasingly popular, especially in an era of rising resistance to antibiotics and an increasing awareness of the dangers of hospital-acquired infections.


Camera Crushes Patient; Sparks Recall

August 1, 2013 12:40 pm | by David Mantey, Executive Editor, MDT | News | Comments

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of GE Healthcare’s Nuclear Medicine Systems were recalled following an incident at a VA Medical Center in which a patient died due to injuries sustained while being scanned.


Compact DBS36 and DBS50 Incremental Encoders

August 1, 2013 12:40 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SICK has announced the launch of the DBS36 and DBS50 incremental encoders. The 36 mm housing of the DBS36 and the 50 mm housing of the DBS50 provide a compact housing design that is ideal for applications with limited installation space.

Compact 400 Watt Power Supply Capable of 700 Watt Peak

August 1, 2013 12:35 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power has announced the SDL400 series of 400 Watt single and dual output AC-DC power supplies. These compact units, suitable for 1U applications, are available in four mechanical formats: U channel, U channel with cover (-C option), top fan cover (-F option) and end fan cover (-E option).

For Harsh Environments: The ‘Perfect Pair’

August 1, 2013 12:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Transducers USA has announced the receipt of IP-67, IEC Standard qualification for its Model KECG2742 electret condenser microphone; this making it a “Perfect Pair” when combined with either the Transducers ‘s Model TRKPE243  or Model KPE-267; both of which have IP-67 qualification.

NEC Display Solutions Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance on MD211G5 Medical Diagnostic Monitor

August 1, 2013 12:00 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the Food and Drug Administration 510(k) market clearance of the 21-inch MultiSync® MD211G5 medical-grade monitor, built for the displaying and viewing of digital images for diagnosis by trained physicians.



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