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World's Smallest and Most Portable CPAP Machine

November 19, 2013 11:49 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Z1 is a new innovative cpap device that is significantly lighter, smaller, quieter and more integrated than other cpap machines and is changing the rules of design, portability and user experience in the cpap industry. The innovative Z1 rewrites...

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Covidien Launches Vital Sync Virtual Patient Monitoring Platform

November 19, 2013 11:31 am | by Covidien | News | Comments

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced the launch of the Vital Sync virtual patient monitoring platform. Vital Sync VPMP is a software...

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Appeals court affirms $10M Medtronic loss in catheter patent case

November 19, 2013 11:00 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A federal appeals court dealt a blow to Medtronic yesterday when it upheld a lower court's decision to award $10 million to the physician inventor of a patent involving catheters. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed an...

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Explained: Optogenetics

November 19, 2013 10:56 am | by MITNewsOffice | Videos | Comments

Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences Ed Boyden explains optogenetics and how it is used in neurological research. Shining a light on neurons could replace current techniques of deep brain stimulation to...

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Breathalyzer Enables Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Diabetics

November 19, 2013 10:46 am | by American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists | News | Comments

A novel hand-held, noninvasive monitoring device that uses multilayer nanotechnology to detect acetone has been shown to correlate with blood-glucose levels in the breath of diabetics. This research was presented at the 2013 American...  

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Photo of the Day: Diabetes Breathalyzer

November 19, 2013 10:43 am | by American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists | News | Comments

A novel hand-held, noninvasive monitoring device that uses multilayer nanotechnology to detect acetone has been shown to correlate with blood-glucose levels in the breath of diabetics. Ronny Priefer, Ph.D., of Western New England University...

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Carefusion Will Pay $500M for GE Vital Signs Unit

November 19, 2013 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical products maker CareFusion said Monday it will buy GE Healthcare's Vital Signs unit for $500 million in a deal that expands its manufacturing capacity and nearly doubles the revenue of its specialty disposable products business. CareFusion...

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UK: New Law Could Jail Doctors for Negligence

November 19, 2013 10:06 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The British government is proposing a new law that could jail doctors and nurses for up to five years, if they are convicted of "willful negligence." The health secretary says the goal would be to prioritize patient safety. The proposed legislation...

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Stents May Not Help Treat Clogged Kidney Arteries

November 19, 2013 10:01 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

New research raises serious questions about a very common medical procedure — placing a stent to prop open a narrowed kidney artery. A study found that people treated with these stents plus various heart drugs fared no better than people treated...

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Unexpectedly strong ICD sales for Medtronic buoy Boston Scientific

November 19, 2013 9:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic posted stronger-than-expected U.S. sales growth for its implantable cardioverter defibrillators, buoying shares of ICD rival Boston Scientific. Medtronic's U.S. ICD sales grew 3.9% during its fiscal 2014 2nd quarter ended Oct. 25, rising...

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Boston Scientific adds dystonia indication to CE Mark for Vercise DBS device

November 19, 2013 9:02 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Boston Scientific said it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Vercise deep-brain stimulation device for treating the movement disorder called dystonia. The Vercise device is already approved in the EU for treating Parkinson's...

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Covalon To Showcase New Wound Healing and Infection Management Products at MEDICA

November 19, 2013 8:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Covalon Technologies Ltd., an advanced medical technologies company, will showcase new products at MEDICA the world's largest medical technology trade fair, November 20 to 23in Düsseldorf, Germany. Brian Pedlar, Covalon's Chief Executive...

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AtriCure Receives FDA Approval for Investigational Study to Evaluate Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

November 19, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

AtriCure, a leading developer of solutions to treat atrial fibrillation, today announced the Food and Drug Administration’s approval to begin enrollment in a clinical study of AtriCure’s AtriClip Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System. The study will...

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Vancive Medical Technologies, CareFusion Sign Agreement for Antimicrobial Dressing

November 19, 2013 7:00 am | by Business Wire | Vancive Medical Technologies™ | News | Comments

Vancive Medical Technologies and CareFusion Corporation have announced an exclusive agreement in the United States, Canada and Mexico for the licensing and distribution of Vancive’s BeneHold Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) antimicrobial...   

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Arthrosurface Stemless Shoulder Arthroplasty Hits 10 Year Mark

November 18, 2013 6:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Arthrosurface Incorporated, a developer of less-invasive joint restoration and resurfacing systems, performed its first US stemless shoulder resurfacing in 2003. The Company continued to expand the technology and introduced the stemless total...

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