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Home Healthcare Presents Design Challenges

July 2, 2013 11:54 am | by Ryan Striker, P.E., Electrical Engineer, Logic PD | Logic PD, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

To unlock the potential of more frequent therapy, medical devices must move out of the doctor’s office and travel with patients to their homes and offices. But, this great opportunity is not without its challenges. The same patient who stands to reap great benefit from a home medical device may instead endanger themselves by applying the device incorrectly.

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Enabling the Next Generation of Implantable Devices Through Fiber Extrusion Processes

July 2, 2013 11:29 am | by Dr. Kevin Nelson, Founder and CSO, TissueGen | Articles | Comments

Enabling the delivery of a drug directly to the treatment area significantly enhances effectiveness. Today, innovative new devices incorporating drug-loaded fibers into implantable textile structures have the potential to deliver this type of benefit to an array of therapeutic treatments.

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Numotion Acquires ATS Wheelchair and Medical

July 2, 2013 11:24 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Numotion, formerly ATG Rehab and United Seating & Mobility, announces its acquisition of ATS Wheelchair and Medical, a custom mobility and medical supplies provider based in Boise, ID. ATS was founded by Robert Krogh and Leslie Rigg in 1988, and over the years it has become a leading provider of rehabilitation products and medical supplies to clients throughout the state.

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Hearing Loss from Loud Blasts May Be Treatable

July 2, 2013 10:31 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | News | Comments

Long-term hearing loss from loud explosions, such as blasts from roadside bombs, may not be as irreversible as previously thought. Using a mouse model, the study found that loud blasts actually cause hair-cell and nerve-cell damage, rather than structural damage to the cochlea.

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Irreversible Tissue Loss After Spinal Cord Injury

July 2, 2013 10:25 am | by University of Zurich | News | Comments

A spinal cord injury changes the functional state and structure of the spinal cord and the brain. For example, the patients' ability to walk or move their hands can become restricted. How quickly such degenerative changes develop, however, has remained a mystery until now.

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Identifying Patients Who Can Skip ACL Reconstruction

July 2, 2013 10:19 am | by Hospital for Special Surgery | News | Comments

A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery has provided the first evidence that the shape of a person's knee could be a factor in the decision of whether a patient should undergo anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction after an ACL tear.

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Integrating Radiology Analytics into Reporting Workflow Drives Montage Healthcare Solutions Growth

July 2, 2013 10:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Montage Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a provider of search-driven radiology analytics and data mining tools, announces that more than 27 healthcare organizations have added Montage Search and Analytics to their Nuance PowerScribe 360|Reporting workflow. By tightly integrating these solutions, radiologists can have more data in their hands to optimize decision-making during the dictation process.

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ArthroCare Announces Acquisition of ENTrigue Surgical, Inc.

July 2, 2013 9:05 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

ArthroCare Corp. (NASDAQ: ARTC), a leader in developing state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical products, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of ENTrigue Surgical, Inc., a privately held Delaware corporation (“ENTrigue”), in an all cash transaction.

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Medical Device Maker Marks 50 Years

July 2, 2013 8:47 am | by Rick Seltzer, The Herald-Times, Associated Press | News | Comments

For leaders of companies looking back on 50 years of existence, Cook Group President Kem Hawkins and Chairman Steve Ferguson spend a lot of time talking about the future. "I think everybody understands here that new products and new treatments for patients are the key to our success," Ferguson told The Herald-Times. "And longevity."

Guided Therapeutics and I.T.E.M. Medical Technologies Group Announce Turkish Ministry of Health Sponsored Cervical Cancer Prevention Program Involving the LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan

July 2, 2013 8:29 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

NORCROSS, Ga. & ANKARA, Turkey--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 2, 2013--First graph, second sentence should read: The program for 2013 and 2014, to be funded by Turkey’s Ministry of Health (sted The program for 2013 and 2104). The corrected release reads: GUIDED THERAPEUTICS AND...

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Strong Economic Growth And Increasing Investment In Public Health Care In Brazil Will Drive Diagnostic Imaging System Market Expansion

July 2, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the Brazilian market for diagnostic imaging systems is poised for strong expansion through 2021 as a result of increased government investment in health care and the subsequent...

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Dallen Medical Initiates “First-in-Man” Clinical Study of its Compressyn™ Band Sternal Closure Device

July 2, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Dallen Medical, an emerging medical device company, announced today that the first three patients have been treated using its proprietary Compressyn™ Band sternal closure device. The first Compressyn device used for stabilization and rigid fixation following open heart procedures was performed by Dr. Joseph Wilson of Eisenhower Medical Center.

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VIZZIA Technologies Deploys CenTrak's Clinical-Grade Real-Time Location SystemT (RTLS) to transform the patient experience at Florida Cancer Specialists

July 2, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VIZZIA Technologies, a leading provider of process and technology solutions, announced today that its clinical workflow optimization solution was recently installed at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute's (FCS) Tampa Cancer Center location. The newly constructed 35,990 square...

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University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University Announce Licensing Agreement for the Development of Diagnostic Tests for HIV Drug Resistance

July 2, 2013 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Case Western Reserve University has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement granting University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center rights to a series of diagnostic tests to determine drug resistance and co-receptor tropism in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The phenotypic and...

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Startup Uses Novel Materials Based on Plasmonic Effects

July 2, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

An early-stage company aims to commercialize new optical materials for denser data storage and better cancer treatments.A startup focused on developing novel optical materials received $1 million in first-round funding last month from the venture capital firm Quantum Wave Fund to advance its early-stage technology.

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