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Theragenics Launches Synergy™ Line of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC)

February 28, 2013 7:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Theragenics Corporation, a medical device company serving the surgical products and prostate cancer treatment markets, today announced that Galt Medical (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Theragenics), partnering with Health Line International Corporation (Health Line), launched the Synergy™ peripherally inserted central catheter product line.

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CardioKinetix Completes $48 Million in Series E Financing for Catheter-Based Heart Failure Therapy

February 28, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 28, 2013--CardioKinetix Inc., a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure, announced today that it has completed the $23 million second-tranche of its Series E financing, bringing the total financing round to $48...

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Sorin Group Closes Further Investment in Enopace Biomedical

February 28, 2013 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 28, 2013--Sorin Group (MIL:SRN) (Reuters Code: SORN.MI), a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced today its additional minority investment and an option-to-buy in Enopace Biomedical, an early-stage company...

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Dialysis: NxStage Notches 3rd Euro Win with CE Mark for OneSite Needle

February 27, 2013 4:26 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Massachusetts medical device maker NxStage Medical is on a roll, notching its 3rd regulatory win this month with CE Mark approval in the European Union for its OneSite single needle for dialysis patients. The OneSite needle is part of NxStage's System One.

St. Jude Medical to Present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference

February 27, 2013 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 27, 2013--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) will present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, March 12, in Miami. John Heinmiller, executive vice president, will address the conference at 10:15 a.m. EDT. The presentation will also be...

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MIT’s Dr. Robert Langer Joins Nanobiosym Scientific Advisory Board

February 27, 2013 4:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 27, 2013--Nanobiosym, a leading nanotechnology firm, has announced that M.I.T. professor Dr. Robert Langer, winner of the Lemelson-M.I.T. Innovation Prize, has joined the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Langer was recently awarded the National Medal...

St. Jude Reports Progress in Lawsuits Against Volcano

February 27, 2013 3:42 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Long-time rivals St. Jude Medical and Volcano are looking to push forward on a pair of lawsuits involving trade secrets and patent infringement. A Delaware court last month entered judgment on a jury verdict in St. Jude's favor, ruling that St. Jude did not infringe on Volcano's fractional flow reserve technology.

Premier Healthcare Alliance Doles Out Four New Contracts

February 27, 2013 3:09 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Group purchasing organization Premier Healthcare Alliance awarded 4 new contracts for regional anesthesia, surgical instruments, operating room lights and brooms and instrument containers to a bevy of medical device companies. All of the new deals became available to acute care and continuum care Premier members Feb. 1.

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University Hospitals Case Medical Center Presents Study On The Elimination Of Retained Surgical Sponges

February 27, 2013 1:53 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SurgiCount Medical, Inc., the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc., today announced that its market leading retained sponge prevention solution will be featured in a poster presentation by the University Hospitals Case Medical Center at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses 60th Congress.

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FDA to Review Bausch + Lomb's Intraocular Lens

February 27, 2013 1:42 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Eye care giant Bausch + Lomb won a date with the FDA for review of its Trulign Toric intraocular lens for improving vision in patient who have undergone cataract surgery. On April 8, 2013, the FDA's Ophthalmic Devices Panel will review clinical data and cast a vote on the Trulign Toric implant in treatment of patients with vision impairment as a result of aphakia and postoperative refractive astigmatism.

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John Muir Health Pilots Early Warning System For Heart Attack Patients

February 27, 2013 12:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 27, 2013--Reducing the time it takes heart attack patients to receive treatment significantly increases their chances of survival and minimizes long-term damage to the heart and brain. John Muir Health’s Clinical Research Center recently began a clinical...

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Match Point Partners' Brad Burkett Named Interim CEO and CRO at Oncure Medical Corp.; Reflects Match Point's Hands-On Approach to Help Companies Maximize Value

February 27, 2013 12:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Match Point Partners LLC, a strategy and financial advisory firm that helps healthcare and technology companies manage and grow through inflection points and maximize long-term value, today announced that Brad Burkett, Founder and Senior Managing Director of the firm, has been named Interim CEO...

Mako gets a Wall Street boost as sales soar, losses narrow in 2012

February 27, 2013 11:47 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Surgical devices maker Mako Surgical, maker of the Rios robot-assisted surgery system, posted impressive boosts to its sales during the 4th quarter and full year of 2012. Mako saw increases in sales of its Rios system as well as the adjunct Makoplasty Total Hip Arthroplasty application.

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Integrated Geared Stepper Motor

February 27, 2013 11:06 am | by MDT Staff | Nippon Pulse America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Nippon Pulse has introduced the PFCU30 integrated geared stepper motor as a replacement option for a NEMA11 hybrid stepper motor. Because it is a tin-can style stepper motor, the PFCU30 is available at a much lower cost than a NEMA11 hybrid stepper motor, potentially 50 percent lower.

Compact, 1.8 V Digital Humidity Sensor

February 27, 2013 11:01 am | by MDT Staff | Measurement Specialties, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties, a leading global manufacturer in sensor-based measuring of pressure/force, position, vibration, temperature, humidity and fluid properties, now offers the HTU21D, an ultra-compact, low power digital humidity/temperature sensor.

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