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Small Spindle Drives Now Available in Wearproof Ceramic

October 4, 2013 4:18 pm | by MDT Staff | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With the GP8S and GP16S spindle drives, maxon motor is expanding the program and simultaneously launching the ceramic spindle. The ceramic spindle is an extraordinary product, with several advantages. The GP 16 S with ceramic spindle joins the ranks of the existing 16 series spindle drives.

New 9x9mm Hitless Switch Protection and Timing System

October 4, 2013 4:07 pm | by MDT Staff | The Connor-Winfield Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The STC5429 is a single chip multi-service synchronization solution for applications in Ethernet Equipment Clocks, DOCSIS, SDH/SETS, and SONET. The QFN64 packaged device is fully compliant with ITU-T G.813 option 1 and 2, G.8262 EEC Opt1 and Opt2 and Telcordia GR1244 and GR253 standards.

M&A rumor mill: Ikaria looks for a $2B exit

October 4, 2013 2:33 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

New Jersey critical care devices maker Ikaria Inc. is rumored to be looking for an exit, hoping to claim at least $2 billion, according to unnamed sources. Ikaria is owned by private equity and venture capital companies including Mountain Capital LLC, ARCH Venture Partners LP and Venrock Associates LP.

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Bard puts a ribbon on $280M Medafor acquisition

October 4, 2013 1:49 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

C.R. Bard tied a bow on its previously announced acquisition of Minnesota-based Medafor in a deal worth up to $280 million. Officially consummated on October 1, the deal provided $200 million up-front and another possible $80 million for Medafor and its line of anti-bleeding agents.

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NuVasive launches XLIF Decade implant in the U.S.

October 4, 2013 12:33 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

NuVasive Inc. introduced a new implant to be used with its XLIF spinal fusion procedure in the U.S., the XLIF Decade plate. The device is designed to provide surgeons with an option for a single-approach XLIF (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion), NuVasive's alternative to traditional spinal fusion procedures.

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Nanoscale Neuronal Activity Measured for the First Time

October 4, 2013 12:25 pm | by Queen Mary University of London | News | Comments

A new technique that allows scientists to measure the electrical activity in the communication junctions of the nervous systems has been developed by a researcher at Queen Mary University of London. The junctions in the central nervous systems that enable the information to flow between neurons, known as synapses, are around 100 times smaller than the width of a human hair...

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Photos of the Day: Walking with the Mind

October 4, 2013 12:17 pm | by Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago | News | Comments

The science of bionics helped the more than one million Americans with leg amputations take a giant step forward, as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) revealed clinical applications for the world’s first thought-controlled bionic leg in the September 26, 2013 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

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World’s First Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg Unveiled

October 4, 2013 11:53 am | by Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago | News | Comments

The science of bionics helped the more than one million Americans with leg amputations take a giant step forward, as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) revealed clinical applications for the world’s first thought-controlled bionic leg in the September 26, 2013 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

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GE Healthcare lands EU approval for Vivid E9 ultrasound

October 4, 2013 11:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical technology giant GE Healthcare won European regulatory approval for the latest in its line of Vivid E9 ultrasound systems with XDclear technology. The next-generation system with XDclear features enhanced image quality in 2D, 4D, color and Doppler, tools that can help with hard-to-image patients, including those who are obese.

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VasoNova, Bard settle trade secret theft suit

October 4, 2013 11:15 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A C.R. Bard subsidiary settled a lawsuit filed against it by VasoNova alleging that Bard and an ex-technology chief stole trade secrets to set up a new company. VasoNova makes a system that uses Doppler ultrasound and intravascular ECG to help cardiologists place catheters in the heart.

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Data-Driven Machine Learning Method Effectively Flags Risk for Post-Stroke Dangers

October 4, 2013 11:06 am | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

A team of experts in neurocritical care, engineering, and informatics, with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have devised a new way to detect which stroke patients may be at risk of a serious adverse event following a ruptured brain aneurysm.

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Need Different Types of Tissue? Just Print Them!

October 4, 2013 10:41 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

What sounds like a dream of the future has already been the subject of research for a few years: simply printing out tissue and organs. Now scientists have further refined the technology and are able to produce various tissue types.   

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Medical device tax: Anti-tax pols pulled in $40M from donors

October 4, 2013 10:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Politicians who've signed on to various bids to repeal the 2.3% sales tax on medical devices that's taken center stage in the shutdown battle pulled in nearly $40 million from donors who oppose the levy, according to an analysis from MapLight. The group, which bills itself as "a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics,"...

Breast cancer: Hologic touts 'excellent' results from 7-year MammoSite registry

October 4, 2013 10:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Massachusetts women's health company Hologic rang in Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the release of registry data from the MammoSite trial, a 7-year study of more than 1,400 patients treated with breast brachytherapy. MammoSite therapy is a breast-conserving treatment that delivers targeted radiation to areas deemed most likely for the re-emergence of cancerous growth.

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Putnam Plastics Reports Increased Interest in Catheter Innovation

October 4, 2013 10:17 am | by Putnam Plastics | Putnam Plastics Corp. | News | Comments

Putnam Plastics Corporation, a leader in advanced extrusion for minimally invasive medical devices, reports increased interest in integrated catheter components made by medical device companies. These components leverage continuous manufacturing to combine sub-component processes, eliminate assembly steps and reduce manual labor, thus allowing device companies to reduce overall costs.

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