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Medtronic Presents First-of-Its-Kind Data Showing Sustained Results with Cervical Disc Replacement After Seven Years

December 6, 2013 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. presented 7-year clinical and radiographic outcomes of artificial disc replacement with PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc compared to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) yesterday at the Cervical Spine Research Society Annual...

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Stripped Mobile Phone Camera Turned into a Mini-Microscope for Low-Cost Diagnostics

December 6, 2013 10:04 am | by Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland | News | Comments

Microscopy, being relatively easy to perform at low cost, is the universal diagnostic method for detection of most globally important parasitic infections. Methods developed in well-equipped laboratories are, however, difficult to maintain...

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Photo of the Day: Diagnostic Smartphone Camera

December 6, 2013 10:04 am | by Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland | News | Comments

Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, FIMM, University of Helsinki and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, have shown that novel techniques for high-resolution imaging and image transfer over data networks may be utilized...

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U.S. Warns of Problems with Philips Heart Devices

December 6, 2013 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health regulators are warning the public that certain cardiac defibrillators recalled by Philips Healthcare may fail to deliver a needed shock in an emergency. Defibrillators are used by emergency responders and others to restore normal...

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FDA Reaches $1.25M Settlement with J&J Unit

December 6, 2013 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it reached a $1.25 million settlement with a division of Johnson & Johnson over allegations that it knowingly shipped faulty sterilization equipment used by hospitals. Under the civil...

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AngioDynamics to lay off up to 100 in consolidation plan

December 6, 2013 9:17 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

AngioDynamics said it plans to lay off up to 100 workers, or about 7.5% of its workforce, as it consolidates its footprint in upstate New York. Latham, N.Y.-based AngioDynamics said the plan, which aims to save between $15 million and $18 million...

Indian media accuses state of failing metal hip patients

December 6, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

India media accused its government of failing to act to protect patients potentially harmed by Johnson & Johnson's now-recalled metal-on-metal hips. Mumbai's dna news source wrote this week that the state government "has turned a blind eye...

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Sorin Group Launches Intensia Family of ICD and CRT-D Devices Featuring DF-4 High Voltage Connector

December 6, 2013 4:30 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Sorin Group, a global medical company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced today that the INTENSIA family of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT-D) devices...

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December 5, 2013 4:48 pm | Events

Get hands-on with top products and technologies. Enhance your knowledge and understanding of the latest industry innovations and emerging technologies, including...

High Quality Memory Solutions for Medical Equipment

December 5, 2013 4:10 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Embedded has entered a distribution agreement with Swissbit. Avnet Embedded will now offer Swissbit’s high quality memory solutions to medical equipment markets in the Americas. Swissbit strives to create innovative technologies for future market opportunities utilizing a highly skilled in-house...

Small, Lightweight Brushless DC Pump

December 5, 2013 4:00 pm | by MDT Staff | Thomas Division | Product Releases | Comments

The Thomas 230 Series, a brushless DC WOB-L air compressor designed for medical and other applications requiring a compact, lightweight pump with variable output. The 230 Series pump is extremely small (3.8” high x 2.64” wide x 3.63” long) and weighs only 1.2 lbs.

Specialty Lubricious Solution for High Wear, Resistance

December 5, 2013 3:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Gharda Plastics launched its speciality lubricious solution for industrial and business appliances, incorporating various reinforcements in G-PAEKTM and GAZOLETM grades. This collaborative development with other industrial partners is aimed at applications that require very high wear resistance.

EnteroMedics releases positive results from VBLOC pivotal trial

December 5, 2013 2:32 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

EnteroMedics revealed results for the 1st 18 months of its 5-year ReCharge pivotal trial for its VBLOC therapy, an implanted neurostimulator designed to help prevent obesity. VBLOC therapy limits signals from vagus nerve, which regulates...

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PMDA Approves Jarvik 2000 Heart in Japan

December 5, 2013 1:45 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

JARVIK HEART, Inc., a privately-held company that develops and manufactures cardiac assist devices, announced that the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) has granted approval to the Shonin (or pre-market approval)...

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Analyst Expects Recovery for Intuitive Surgical

December 5, 2013 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Wedbush analyst said Thursday that shares of Intuitive Surgical have taken too big of a hit in recent months, and said recent reports of a problem with its da Vinci surgical system shouldn't hurt the stock further. Intuitive disclosed a couple...

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