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St. Jude Gets EU Approval for Wireless Pacemaker

October 14, 2013 12:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical says it will announce Monday that it received European approval to market the first pacemaker that does not require wires to attach to the heart. The first-of-a-kind device was developed by California-based startup, Nanostim...

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New technology "right under our nose" -Assurance® Alar One-Sense™ to be highlighted at annual ASA

October 11, 2013 6:25 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Xhale Assurance, Inc., developer of the unique Assurance® Alar One-Sense™ Pulse Oximetry Sensor, today announced that its new Alar One-Sense™ Sensor will be highlighted in three clinical research presentations at the American Society of Anesthesiologists...

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Suggestion: Incentives for Medical Device Manufacturers Using Indiana-Based Subcontractors

October 11, 2013 4:55 pm | by Tom Ryder, CEO, Genesis Plastics Welding | Blogs | Comments

It wasn’t just another day in the office at Genesis Plastics Welding. Today I was honored to participate in the Medical Technology Industry Roundtable with Indiana Governor Mike Pence held at the Greatbatch manufacturing facility in Indianapolis...

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It’s Not About the Label: Taking a 360° View

October 11, 2013 3:57 pm | by Dave Taylor, VP of Global Products, Prisym ID | Articles | Comments

With a high percentage of voluntary recalls of medical devices caused by labeling and packaging defects, it’s easy to see why companies focus so much individual attention on the label as part of the production process. The implications of product recall...

Medical device tax: President Obama finally open to change, Sen. Republicans say

October 11, 2013 3:43 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Efforts to repeal the medical device tax have gained unprecedented ground, with Senate Republicans emerging from a White House meeting saying that President Barack Obama is willing to consider changes to the levy. President Obama ceded...

MCUs Integrate 16-bitADC, 10 Msps ADC, DAC, USB and LCD

October 11, 2013 3:34 pm | by MDT Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology has announced a new family of microcontrollers (MCUs) —the PIC24FJ128GC010. This family is an analog system on a chip that integrates a full analog signal chain, including Microchip’s first ever on-chip precision 16-bit ADC and 10 Msps 12-bit ADC...

Cylindrical Grinding Machine

October 11, 2013 3:24 pm | by MDT Staff | Hardinge Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Jones and Shipman has introduced their new Suprema 1000M cylindrical grinding machine with productivity enhancements not found in their current 1000mm machine. Jones and Shipman’s “self teach” easy touch screen has been upgraded to a Fanuc Power motion.

Safety Light Curtain

October 11, 2013 3:16 pm | by MDT Staff | Keyence Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Keyence has introduced their new GL-S safety light curtain. This exciting addition to the GL series offers a versatile solution for applications where space constraints are a major factor. The GL-S also provides increased ease of use and simplified installation compared to conventional safety light curtains.

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Power Entry Module Offers New Seal Kit

October 11, 2013 3:08 pm | by MDT Staff | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter now offers added seal protection to its successful 5707 series power entry module. A new seal kit provides an IP54 rating between the inlet and cord connector, preventing dust or splashing water from entering between them, when the equipment is plugged in.

Bringing the Incredible Bionic Man to Life

October 11, 2013 2:59 pm | by Smithsonian Channel | Videos | Comments

Rich Walker, managing director of Shadow Robot Co. and the lead roboticist on the project, and James Pope race against the clock as they assemble the Bionic Man. The device parts hail from 17 manufacturers around the world. The Bionic Man...

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Photos of the Day: The 'Bionic Man'

October 11, 2013 2:45 pm | by CBSNews24x7 | News | Comments

The artificial "man" is the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary that airs Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. Called "The Incredible Bionic Man," it chronicles engineers' attempt to assemble a functioning body using artificial parts...  

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St. Jude CEO Starks snarks rivals' 'lack of imagination'

October 11, 2013 2:39 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) CEO Daniel Starks has his own key to success, and it doesn't jibe well with some of his rivals, who he left unnamed in his criticism. Starks told an audience at the Minnesota Venture Finance Conference this week...

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Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery Among First in Nation to Perform Colorectal Procedures with EndoWrist® Robotic Stapler

October 11, 2013 2:22 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery at St. David's North Austin Medical Center recently became one of the first facilities in the nation to perform colorectal procedures using the new daVinci® EndoWrist® Stapler. "This new robotic stapling platform provides surgeons...

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'Bionic Man' Walks, Breathes with Artificial Parts

October 11, 2013 2:02 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The term "bionic man" was the stuff of science fiction in the 1970s, when a popular TV show called "The Six Million Dollar Man" chronicled the adventures of Steve Austin, a former astronaut whose body was rebuilt using artificial parts... 

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Legal: AngioDynamics settles distro spat with Cardinal Health

October 11, 2013 12:41 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

AngioDynamics closed the books on a 3-year-old distribution spat with Cardinal Health, with the companies agreeing to a terminate the lawsuit late last month. AngioDynamics agreed to a "Stipulation of Dismissal With Prejudice," putting... 

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