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New Factors Reshaping Medical Education Programs in the Life Sciences Industries

November 15, 2013 3:50 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Medical Education groups are often being transformed by regulatory and budget pressures, making it increasingly difficult to effectively educate healthcare practitioners on the safe and effective use of products. With the pressure to reduce budgets...


Lasers Play Critical Role in Machining Micron-Sized Components

November 15, 2013 2:13 pm | by Custom Laser Systems | Articles | Comments

As medical devices and their internal components continue to decrease in overall size, diameter and wall thickness, medical device manufacturers are increasingly turning to custom built laser systems designed to cut, weld, drill, ablate and...

PLC Systems reports revenue surge in 3rd quarter

November 15, 2013 1:39 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

PLC Systems is cutting down on its losses, thanks in part to strong revenues during the 3rd quarter. PLC Systems posted losses of $609,000, or -1¢ per share, on sales of $348,000 for the 3 months ended Sept. 30, narrowing losses by 81% and...


Lumenis wins U.S. & Japanese clearance for retinal laser treatment

November 15, 2013 1:28 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Lumenis Ltd. announced today regulatory wins in the U.S. and Japan for its Array LaserLink pattern scanning device for multi-spot laser photocoagulation for use during retinal surgery. The Array LaserLink, which turns an "examination slit lamp"...


University of Minnesota to Unveil New Medical Simulation Technologies at LifeScience Alley Conference Next Week

November 15, 2013 1:17 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

LifeScience Alley announced today that the University of Minnesota Medical School's SIMPortal, the Interactive Visualization Lab and the Medical Devices Center will publicly unveil "The Anatomy of Success", a multi-disciplinary academia-industry...


FDA lowers regulatory oversight of scleral plugs for eye surgery

November 15, 2013 12:28 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA this week issued its final rule on scleral plugs, down-classifying them to a lower-risk category of medical devices in need of less stringent review. The FDA ruled to move the plugs to Class II, 510(k) premarket notification with special...


ZOLL Foundation Established

November 15, 2013 12:16 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today the establishment of the ZOLL Foundation, an independent entity organized for scientific and educational purposes. The Foundation will...

Purple and Red: Gram Stain Test Contributes Important Information to the Sterilization Process

November 15, 2013 12:12 pm | by April Wanstrom, Microbial Identifications Study Director, Nelson Laboratories | Nelson Laboratories, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

According to AAMI/ISO 11137, medical device manufacturers need to know the “number and types of microorganisms” found on their devices before sterilization. The bioburden test provides the number of microorganisms, and the Gram stain test...


Heart Treatment Device, Cancer Test Take Top Prizes in Inventors Contest

November 15, 2013 11:55 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

A Johns Hopkins undergraduate biomedical engineering student team that devised a two-part system to improve the way life-saving shocks are delivered to hearts earned first-prize in the undergraduate division of a national Collegiate Inventors...


The PrestoPatch Delivers Safer Shocks to the Heart

November 15, 2013 11:54 am | by PrestoPatch | Videos | Comments

In the United States alone, cardiac arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, afflict over 14 million people each year causing over 450,000 deaths. The standard of care for arrhythmias is to deliver electrical shocks to the heart via patch electrodes...


Gore launches Excluder study of iliac branch endoprosthesis

November 15, 2013 11:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

W.L. Gore & Associates this week enrolled its 1st patient in a study of its Excluder iliac branch devices, evaluating the implants in treatment of common iliac artery aneurysms or aorto-iliac aneurysms. The prospective, multi-center, non-randomized...


First Commercial Implants of Boston Scientific’s Lotus Valve System in Europe

November 15, 2013 11:26 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Marking a major step forward in the evolution of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation technology, the first two commercial implants of the Boston Scientific Lotus Valve System have taken place in a German hospital. Prof. Dr. med. Gerhard Schuler...


Ambiguous Results in Screening for Celiac Disease Among Young People

November 15, 2013 11:22 am | by Umeå University | News | Comments

Most children who undergo screening to detect gluten intolerance, celiac disease, can handle it well. However, many people feel that the discovery of the disease and the treatment they receive does not provide a better quality of life. Katrina...


‘Lego’ Blocks Build Nanotubes for Drug Delivery

November 15, 2013 11:16 am | by University of Warwick | News | Comments

Researchers have created tiny protein tubes named after the Roman god Janus which may offer a new way to accurately channel drugs into the body’s cells. Using a process which they liken to molecular Lego, scientists from the University of Warwick...


Cataract Surgery Saves $123.4 Billion in Direct, Indirect Costs

November 15, 2013 11:05 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | News | Comments

Cataract surgeries performed over one year eventually save $123.4 billion over 13 years and delivers a 4,567 percent financial return on investment to society according to the results of a cost-utility study, published online today in the Academy's...



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