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Miniature Direct-Acting Solenoid Valves

May 1, 2014 8:10 am | by MDT Staff | Humphrey Products Company | Product Releases | Comments

Humphrey Products is pleased to introduce the A10 and A15 Series “Pilot” Valves miniature direct-acting solenoid valves that are perfect as a high value pneumatic interface, linking PLCs and air piloted pneumatic, or process control...

Medically Clean and Biocompatible

May 1, 2014 8:00 am | by Doris Schulz, parts2clean | Articles | Comments

Whether instruments, implants or accessories are involved – cleaning has become an imperative step in the manufacturing process for medical devices. Modern cleaning processes make it possible to comply with the required degrees of cleanliness...

HeartWare International Issues Voluntary Device Correction For HeartWare Batteries

May 1, 2014 7:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

HeartWare International, Inc. has issued a voluntary Urgent Medical Device Correction related to all HeartWare Ventricular Assist System batteries, product codes 1650 and 1650-DE.  In letters to clinicians and patients, the company reports...

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Boston Scientific Launches Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent In Japan

May 1, 2014 12:45 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Continuing to advance leading drug-eluting stent (DES) technology, Boston Scientific Corporation has launched the Promus PREMIER™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System in Japan.  This advanced DES system recently...  

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Endo to Pay $830M to Settle Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

April 30, 2014 6:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drug and medical device maker Endo International says it will pay $830 million to resolve roughly 20,000 personal lawsuits from patients who say they were injured by the company's vaginal mesh implants. The Irish company said in a statement...

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Adjustable, Comfortable, Breathable

April 30, 2014 2:33 pm | by Chris Vasta, VP, & Megan Kelly, Digital Marketing Associate, The CPAP Shop | Articles | Comments

As a company that has become known as one of the leading retailers for CPAP equipment since 2003, we have come to expect high-quality products from ResMed that almost always result in satisfied patients. Their newest mask release, called...

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Stem Cells Repair a Salamander’s Heart and Excite Researchers

April 30, 2014 2:04 pm | by American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | News | Comments

Imagine filling a hole in your heart by regrowing the tissue. While that possibility is still being explored in people, it is a reality in salamanders. A recent discovery that newt hearts can regenerate may pave the way to new therapies...

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Lab-on-a-Chip Device Overcomes Miniaturization Problems

April 30, 2014 1:41 pm | by University of New South Wales | News | Comments

UNSW Australia chemists have invented a new type of tiny lab-on-a-chip device that could have a diverse range of applications, including to detect toxic gases, fabricate integrated circuits and screen biological molecules. The novel technique...

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J&J Halts Sale of Electric Fibroid Removal Devices

April 30, 2014 12:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson is halting sales of devices used to remove growths in the uterus following a government warning that the electronic surgical tools can inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. The announcement comes one...

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Self-Renewing Mouse Heart Cells May Lead to Repairing Ours

April 30, 2014 12:31 pm | by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine | News | Comments

A type of cell that builds mouse hearts can renew itself, Johns Hopkins researchers report. They say the discovery, which likely applies to such cells in humans as well, may pave the way to using them to repair hearts damaged by disease...

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The Pulse: Reinventing the Wheel & Capturing Infections with Decoys

April 30, 2014 12:03 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re making a wheel-based suspension to traverse hard impacts, using a nanosponge to absorb toxins, inventing a $500 portable ventilator, and 3D printing kidneys for practicing surgery.      

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National Coalition Tackles Alarm Management in Healthcare

April 30, 2014 11:29 am | by Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation | News | Comments

Close to 100 clinicians, healthcare technology experts, regulators, patient safety advocates, researchers, and leaders in the medical device industry gathered last week in Arlington, VA, to kick off an unprecedented two-year initiative to...

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MicroCT Scanner Peers into Every Dimension

April 30, 2014 11:14 am | by Duke University | Videos | Comments

The MicroCT scanner at Duke University is available for use by anyone, whether it be a Duke researcher, a scientists from another university or someone from the private sector. The machine uses x-rays to create 3D models of objects and even...

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Breath Analysis Offers Non-invasive Method to Detect Early Lung Cancer

April 30, 2014 10:58 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine are using breath analysis to detect the presence of lung cancer. Preliminary data indicate that this promising noninvasive tool offers the sensitivity of PET scanning, and has...

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Brain Tumor Cells Penetrated by Tiny, Biodegradable Particles Carrying Genetic Instructions

April 30, 2014 10:45 am | by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine | News | Comments

Working together, Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers and neurosurgeons report that they have created tiny, biodegradable “nanoparticles” able to carry DNA to brain cancer cells in mice. The team says the results of their proof of principle...

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