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Hansen Medical and Philips Reinforce Collaboration in Robotic Systems for Endovascular Interventions

July 17, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hansen Medical and Royal Philips announced that they have reached an important milestone in their long-term collaboration by securing certified compatibility -- article 12 of the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC, as amended by 2007/47/EC -- between Hansen Medical's Magellan™ Robotic System and Philips' Allura interventional X-ray systems.

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A Safer, Longer-Lasting Approach to "Vascular Graft" Procedure

July 17, 2013 4:05 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

A team of physicians at DMC Harper University Hospital announced yesterday that it has successfully treated several patients with a new high-tech "vascular graft" that significantly reduces the risk of trauma to blood vessels used in connecting patients to the kidney dialysis machines that are essential to protecting their health.

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High-Performance, Miniature Sensors

July 16, 2013 5:38 pm | by MDT Staff | Balluff Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The increasing miniaturization of assemblies demands the smallest possible yet still high-performance components. Balluff’s new line of miniature sensors meets these requirements. With small dimensions and top performance, they offer a great degree of freedom in design and make possible considerably more applications.

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Quantum Cascade Lasers for Environmental Gas Monitoring

July 16, 2013 5:31 pm | by MDT Staff | Hamamatsu Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced a series of quantum cascade lasers (QCLs), offering both continuous and pulsed output in the mid-infrared region, at room temperature. This latest technology allows Hamamatsu to fabricate different QCLs with emission wavelengths tailored anywhere from 4.8 microns to 10.6 microns.

Next Generation Interpoint TM EMI Filters

July 16, 2013 5:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Crane Aerospace & Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Power Solutions has expanded its list of products for immediate delivery. The FMCE SeriesTM are the next-generation Interpoint EMI filters. They are drop-in replacements for Interpoint legacy filters.

Serial & SPI Interfaces Industrial Wi-Fi Modules

July 16, 2013 5:19 pm | by MDT Staff | Radicom Research Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Radicom Research has announced the release of their RW8200 Embedded Serial to Wi-Fi Modules. It integrates a M3 Cortex host processor, Broadcom’s BCM44362 Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) and an embedded processor.

Sensing Success: Designing in the Right Sensor

July 16, 2013 3:21 pm | by A.J. Smith, Director of Product Marketing, Honeywell Sensing and Control | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Blogs | Comments

The biggest challenge for many medical device designers is selecting sensors that can help them optimize designs for size, cost, and complexity. A modular sensor design provides a single device that can be optimized for a variety of markets or customers, enabling a designer to select the right sensor with the appropriate functionality.

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Achieving Design Success via Communication in the Value Chain

July 16, 2013 3:03 pm | by Jonathan Martha, Medical Segment Manager, Portescap | Portescap | Blogs | Comments

In today’s global market, lack of effective communication through the value chain is the greatest obstacle to successful home device design. To gain an advantage in the market, OEMs are continuously outsourcing component design and procurement. By doing so, OEMs increase the number of different entities involved in the value chain.

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Using Notebook Studies to Help Ensure a Successful Reusable Device Cleaning Validation

July 16, 2013 2:34 pm | by Patrick Kenny, Director of Analytical Services, Microtest Laboratories | Microtest Laboratories, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Device manufacturers need to ensure their product will be sufficiently cleaned by healthcare professionals. This article will focus on the areas of the FDA’s guidance document that are causing difficulties in cleaning validations, and will demonstrate how pre-validation laboratory work can help save time and money.

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Ensuring the Right Fit: Medical Device Testing and the Human Factor

July 16, 2013 2:12 pm | by Chris Evans, Director of Innovation—Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems, West Pharmaceutical Services | West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Device testing is required for a wide array of variables in the development of a medical device. When it comes to devices used directly by the patient, however, it is critical to test the patient/device “relationship.” This article looks at examining and testing the human factor when it comes to the handling of a medical device and how the design can be improved to enhance that relationship.

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Edwards Lifesciences goes after another set of Medtronic patents

July 16, 2013 1:35 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences wants a federal judge to rule that a pair of patents owned by arch-rival Medtronic are invalid because they aren't specific enough. The patents cover nerve stimulation technology. Edwards and Medtronic have spent considerable time in courts around the world, each arguing that the other's transcatheter aortic valve implant infringes various patents.

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Breakthrough Garment Technology Gets a Yes from the FDA

July 16, 2013 1:32 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

AlignMed, the innovative developer of wellness wear that has been scientifically proven to reduce pain and improve posture, has received FDA Registration for its line of breakthrough specialty garments. AlignMed products are in an elite category of garments approved by the FDA Registration process as a Class 1 Medical Device.

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CSI-Style DNA Fingerprinting Tracks Down Cause of Cancer Spread

July 16, 2013 11:35 am | by Garth Sundem, University of Colorado Cancer Center | News | Comments

The University of Colorado Cancer Center along with Yale University and the Denver Crime Lab report in the journal PLoS ONE the first proof of cancer’s ability to fuse with blood cells in a way that gives cancer the ability to travel, allowing previously stationary cancer cells to enter the bloodstream and seed sites of metastasis around the body.

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ZOLL Aquires the Assets of Lifebridge Medizintechnik AG

July 16, 2013 11:30 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

ZOLL Medical Corporation announced today that it has purchased the assets of LIFEBRIDGE Medizintechnik AG, based in Ampfing, Germany. LIFEBRIDGE Medizintechnik is a leading provider of medical devices for emergency use that provide circulatory support and extracorporeal oxygenation to patients in acute circulatory or respiratory failure.

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Electronic Data Methods for Healthcare Research

July 16, 2013 11:28 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

Research using electronic clinical data (ECD) has the potential to make major contributions to health care research and improve patient outcomes. However, many complex issues remain unanswered. A special August supplement to Medical Care presents an update from the Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum.

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