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Polyester-Based Thermoplastic Polyurethanes

May 27, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Huntsman Polyurethanes’ AVALON polyester-based thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) have been added to APS Elastomers portfolio for use in a variety of applications. Durable, dependable and extremely versatile, AVALON TPUs improve...

Pulse Withstanding Resistors

May 27, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole’s RPC Series of pulse withstanding chip resistors utilizes thick film technology. This series is well known for its outstanding pulse handling for both repetitive and single high power pulses. The RPC Series now offers tolerances as tight...

Medical Converting Capabilities

May 27, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Fabrico, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Fabrico Medical works with medical OEMs and contract manufacturers to test and recommend the right materials, converting services, and advanced assembly methods in order to deliver high quality medical device components and finished products...

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Trends in the U.S. IVD Market: Medicare Reimbursement and the Affordable Care Act

May 23, 2014 2:10 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

According to the report, the continuing economic recovery and the expansion of the health insured population nationwide through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are expected to increase health expenditures beyond the U.S. economy’s growth rate...

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iRhythm Secures $17 Million in Funding for ZIO Service

May 23, 2014 12:10 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

iRhythm Technologies, Inc., a healthcare information services company, today announced that it closed a $17 million Series E financing led by Novo A/S, a global life science investment firm. Norwest Venture Partners, which led the company's...

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J&J to Grow Device Business, Focus on Emerging Markets

May 23, 2014 12:03 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

At a meeting with members of the investment community, senior leaders from the Medical Devices and Diagnostics (MD&D) segment of Johnson & Johnson outlined plans to improve patient outcomes and expand their market leadership through...

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First FDA-Approved Diagnostic for Molecular Typing of Donor and Recipient Red Blood Cells for Blood Transfusions

May 23, 2014 11:58 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Immucor, Inc., a global leader in transfusion and transplantation diagnostics, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for the company's PreciseType HEA test. The PreciseType HEA test is the first FDA...

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Major Step Toward Portable Artificial Kidney

May 23, 2014 11:52 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Today three international innovators join forces to develop and deliver to patients the world's first portable artificial kidney. Debiotech of Switzerland, AWAK of Singapore and Neokidney Development, an initiative of the Dutch Kidney...  

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Cothera Receives CE Mark for Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention Device

May 23, 2014 11:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cothera LLC, a global medical device manufacturer, announced today it has received the CE mark for its portable VPULSE System. The VPULSE System is unique in the marketplace in that it combines intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) for...

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A Medical Alert for Women That's Not Only Wearable, but Downright Fashionable

May 23, 2014 11:42 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Stylish women's alert bracelet is now available for purchase from e-pill Medication Reminders. "The device has the ability to speak for the patient when they cannot speak for themselves in case of an emergency," explains Stefan Solvell... 

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FDA Clearance for SpringTMS Migraine Treatment Device

May 23, 2014 11:36 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

eNeura, Inc., a privately held medical technology company, announced that it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its SpringTMS migraine treatment device. SpringTMS is the first medical device available...

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UMMS to Develop ‘Wireless’ Nanotechnology for Studying Neurons

May 23, 2014 10:59 am | by Jim Fessenden, UMass Medical School Communications | News | Comments

Yang Xiang, PhD, assistant professor of neurobiology, and Gang Han, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, have received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Human Frontiers Science Program to lead an...   

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Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Could Be First Step to Slow, Stop Disease

May 23, 2014 10:53 am | by American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) | News | Comments

In March of this year, a team of Georgetown University scientists published research showing that, for the first time ever, a blood test has the potential to predict Alzheimer’s disease before patients start showing symptoms. AACC is pleased...

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Doctors Design Mini Dialysis Machine for Babies

May 23, 2014 10:46 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Doctors in Italy have designed a miniature dialysis machine for babies, used for the first time last year to save a newborn girl, according to a new report. Usually, doctors adapt standard dialysis machines for babies, but that can be risky...

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Fitbit Accounted for Nearly Half of Global Wearable Band Shipments in Q1 2014

May 23, 2014 10:24 am | by Canalys | News | Comments

Canalys recently published country level quarterly estimates that show a total of 2.7 million wearable bands shipped worldwide in Q1 2014. Fitbit maintained its leadership position with nearly 50% market share. Canalys segments this market...

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