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RTI Surgical Launches Two Natural Bone Grafting Solutions at AAOS Annual Meeting

March 12, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RTI Surgical Inc., a leading global surgical implant company, is launching two new biological solutions at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in New Orleans this week. NanOss ® Bioactive 3D, a synthetic three...

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Respicardia Receives Award For Top Cardiovascular Innovation

March 12, 2014 7:31 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Respicardia, Inc., a developer of implantable therapies to improve respiratory and cardiovascular health, announced that it has been awarded the Best Innovation of 2014 from Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) and CV Pipeline for...

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Desoldering Braid Dispenser Eliminates Finger Burns & Waste

March 11, 2014 10:43 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

A compact desoldering braid dispenser for printed circuit board repair and related work that enhances worker safety, increases productivity, and reduces waste is available from Xuron Corp. of Saco, Maine...

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Medical Laser Optics Designed for Nd:Yag

March 11, 2014 10:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Laser Research Optics | Product Releases | Comments

A full line of laser-grade ZnSe optics designed for various types of Nd:Yag lasers used for tattoo removal and other dermatological procedures are available from Laser Research Optics of Providence, Rhode Island...

Angle Sensors with 10 Output Choices

March 11, 2014 10:12 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Novotechnik, U.S. has introduced the RFC4800 Series of touchless rotary angle sensors that provide absolute, rotary position. Output options for analog, digital, redundant and switch outputs are standard...

One Component LED Curable System

March 11, 2014 10:04 pm | by MDT Staff | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Widely used in the manufacture of disposable medical devices, Master Bond LED403Med is a single component system that passes the plastics test for USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 cytotoxicity requirements...

Researchers One Step Closer to Ovarian Cancer Marker

March 11, 2014 5:18 pm | by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center | News | Comments

The hunt is on to find biomarkers that detect cancer, but it’s a challenging process. Early successes often are followed by heartbreaking failures. But now, researchers at UC Davis have verified that glycans (sugars attached to proteins) can...

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Navy Warfighter Holds ‘Alarms’ Lessons for Healthcare

March 11, 2014 5:08 pm | by AAMI | News | Comments

What can healthcare professionals learn from the military about the effective management of alarms? Quite a bit, apparently. A new paper from the Healthcare Technology Safety Institute (HTSI) explains how hospitals could improve their alarm...

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Contract Manufacturing Revisited

March 11, 2014 5:01 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Plastics One, Inc., Mikrotech, SMC, Ltd. | Articles | Comments

Contract manufacturing has come a long way in terms of acceptance within the medical device industry. Not all that long ago (perhaps 10 to 15 years ago), OEMs were still quite cautious about the prospect of outsourcing processes or devices...

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M&A Slowdown and Drop in FDA Approvals Stifles Growth of Medtech Sector in 2013

March 11, 2014 4:47 pm | by EP Vantage | News | Comments

At the half-year mark, the medtech sector was on course for its worst year in a decade in terms of M&A activity, EP Vantage concluded last fall in its Half Year Review 2013 report. Unfortunately, the second half of the year showed little...

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SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Will Expand Life-Saving Therapy

March 11, 2014 4:35 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Recent developments surrounding the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart will make the life-saving device available to three times the number of people suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure. Over 300 SynCardia Hearts...

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Reassessing Risk in the Design Process

March 11, 2014 3:09 pm | by Brian Gough, Projects Director, IDC | Blogs | Comments

The recent change in ISO 14971:2012 Application of risk management to medical devices, requires a change to the way risk is assessed during the design process. Where user risk was once mitigated by the Instructions for Use (IFU), the IFU...

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March 2014 Digital Edition

March 11, 2014 2:54 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

When developing an electronic medical device, there are many factors that need to be considered. “Designing-In Batteries for Medical Devices” looks at battery standards and the design issues most frequently encountered when designing-in batteries.

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Medical OEMs Turn to Contract Manufacturing for Cost-Effective Production

March 11, 2014 12:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Medical devices – including orthopedic implants – continue to be a key point of innovation and growth in healthcare. As this trend continues, the demand for efficient, nimble contract manufacturing will increase.  To meet growing demand...

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Improving Patient Outcomes in the Development of Medical Devices: The Importance of Human Factor Testing

March 11, 2014 12:28 pm | by Raza Ahmed, MD, Worldwide Director, Medical Affairs, BD Medical-Pharmaceutical Systems, and Corinne Granger, MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs, BD Medical-Pharmaceutical Systems | Articles | Comments

Human Factors Engineering (HFE)—the process of designing equipment and devices that fit the human body—involves a multidisciplinary approach with contributions from biomechanics, engineering, industrial design, economic theory, human...  

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