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The University of Sydney and ResMed partner to accelerate research in sleep-disordered breathing and biomedical engineering

May 13, 2013 4:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SYDNEY, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Sydney and ResMed Limited today announced a new partnership that includes significant and long-term funding of research at the University, ultimately benefitting the hundreds of millions of sufferers of sleep-disordered breathing worldwide.

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Rotary Latch Provides Lightweight Efficiency

May 13, 2013 4:15 pm | by MDT Staff | Southco | Product Releases | Comments

Southco provides a simple, versatile electromechanical latch solution for a variety of healthcare industry applications, including medical dispensing equipment and cabinetry with the R4-EM Light Duty Electronic Rotary Latch.

Low-Moded Welding Laser

May 13, 2013 3:56 pm | by MDT Staff | SPI Lasers | Product Releases | Comments

SPI Lasers has recently announced the launch of a new CW low-moded laser specially designed for thin material spot welding. Single Moded lasers with high intensity Gaussian beams produce exceptional penetration, this is not always desirable.

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New Versatile Desktop Laser Marker

May 13, 2013 3:43 pm | by MDT Staff | Rofin-Baasel, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ROFINs new EasyMark stands out due to its versatility and modularity. The compact laser marking system with its modular design can be operated as laser class 1 and IV system by removing side panels and can easily be integrated into production lines.

A Material Argument: Ceramic Injection Molding

May 13, 2013 3:17 pm | by Dr. Rachael Ambury, Sales and Applications Engineer, Morgan Technical Ceramics. | Articles | Comments

Ceramic injection molded products are increasingly being used in the manufacture of innovative medical components and devices, thanks to the unique range of material and performance attributes. In this article, the material, its key features, and the growing range of applications for which it is suited are highlighted.

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Why Medtech Startups Are Moving to Ireland

May 13, 2013 2:33 pm | by Eddie Goodwin, Manager, Boston Office, Enterprise Ireland | Blogs | Comments

It’s no secret that getting a medical device to market can be a lengthy, frustrating process. Facing the new medical device excise tax and lack of clarity from the FDA around regulatory policies, medtech startups are now starting to rethink launching in the U.S.

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Breakthrough ‘AffloVest’ Greatly Advances Respiratory Care

May 13, 2013 1:46 pm | by International Biophysics Corporation | News | Comments

A new high frequency chest wall oscillation vest that gives respiratory patients the freedom to move around during treatments is now available in the United States, International Biophysics Corporation has announced. The AffloVest represents a major advancement in the treatment of respiratory diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, and similar related ailments.

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Anaesthetists’ Survey Delivers Food for Thought

May 13, 2013 1:23 pm | by Creative Medical Research | News | Comments

A recent Europe-wide survey of Anaesthetists has revealed a range of issues affecting the profession in relation to existing and future technologies. The 15-minute long survey of 104 anaesthetists from western, northern and southern Europe asked a number of pertinent questions concerning the nature of current technologies and those expected to come on stream in the near future.

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The Smart Phone App that Helps Weight Loss

May 13, 2013 12:28 pm | by The University of Liverpool | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a smart phone app that helps users lose weight by carefully recording their food consumption. The app was developed in response to research from the University’s Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, which showed that paying attention to what you eat while you eat it helps reduce food intake and prevents consuming excess calories at future meals.

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Extremely Low 90-Day Cardiac Device Infection Rates with TYRX Antibacterial Envelope Use

May 13, 2013 12:19 pm | by Kureczka/Martin Associates | News | Comments

Use of TYRX, Inc.'s AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope reduced major infection rates by more than 90% in patients undergoing Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) replacement procedures compared to similar high-risk cohorts, according to the CITADEL & CENTURION clinical study results presented on Saturday at the Late Breaking Clinical Trials session at Heart Rhythm 2013.

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Reversing Paralysis with a Restorative Gel

May 13, 2013 12:15 pm | by Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Some parts of the body, like the liver, can regenerate themselves after damage. But others, such as our nervous system, are considered either irreparable or slow to recover, leaving thousands with a lifetime of pain, limited mobility, or even paralysis.

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BioControl Medical Launches New Website to Deepen Patient, Family, Clinician Education on Its Investigational CardioFit® Therapy

May 13, 2013 11:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YEHUD, Israel & NEW HOPE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2013--BioControl Medical has unveiled a new corporate website that offers patients, family and clinicians a valuable educational resource on its CardioFit therapy for heart failure (HF), as well as the INOVATE-HF (INcrease Of VAgal TonE...

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PatientsLikeMe and CISCRP Team up with Sanofi to Spotlight Medical Heroes and Clinical Trial Participation

May 13, 2013 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2013--PatientsLikeMe and the nonprofit Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) announce a new partnership with global healthcare leader Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) to raise awareness about the benefits of participating in...

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Biventricular Pacing Reduces Symptoms and Improves Quality-of-Life

May 13, 2013 9:52 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic has announced new data demonstrating that simultaneously pacing the lower chambers of the heart, or biventricular (BiV) pacing with a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device, significantly improves heart failure symptoms and quality of life in a subset of heart failure patients.

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New Clinical Studies Presented at the International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting Show Benefits of Masimo Noninvasive Patient Monitoring Technologies: SpHb®, RRa™, and SedLine®

May 13, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that three new clinical studies evaluating Masimo noninvasive patient monitoring technologies were presented before the world's leading anesthesia educators and investigators at the International...

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