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Welch Allyn Introduces Two Connectivity-Ready Electrocardiograph Devices in the United States

July 15, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that specializes in helping clinicians improve patient outcomes, today announced the availability of two connectivity-ready electrocardiograph devices in the United States. The Welch Allyn CP 150™ offers flexible report formatting, intuitive design and functionality.

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Abbott to Enter Laser Cataract Surgery Market through Acquisition of OptiMedica

July 15, 2013 8:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Abbott has announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase OptiMedica Corporation, a privately held, Silicon Valley-based ophthalmic device company. The acquisition will enable Abbott to expand its vision care business into the femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery market.

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Abbott to Acquire IDEV Technologies to Expand Global Peripheral Technology Portfolio

July 15, 2013 8:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Abbott today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase IDEV Technologies, a privately held company focused on developing next-generation medical devices for use by interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons and cardiologists. Under the terms of the agreement, Abbott will acquire all outstanding equity of IDEV Technologies for $310 million net of cash and debt.

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Titan Spine Expands Intellectual Property with Four New Patents for Interbody Fusion Platform

July 15, 2013 8:02 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on developing innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, announced today that it has been awarded four new patents in 2013 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. These patents relate to Titan’s unique implant surface technology, as well as the design of its Endoskeleton ® interbody device and specialized system instrumentation.

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VeriTeQ’s Patented and FDA Cleared Technology Can Help Medical Device Manufacturers Comply with FDA Proposed Rule for Unique Device Identification – Direct Mark Requirement

July 15, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Digital Angel Corporation has announced that the patented VeriTeQ “Q Inside” radio frequency identification (“RFID”) microchip, cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), can help implantable medical device manufacturers comply with the FDA’s Proposed Rule for Unique Device Identification (“UDI”) – Direct Mark requirement.

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Feds charge Michigan doc with ordering unnecessary surgeries, killing patient

July 15, 2013 7:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The Federal Bureau of Investigation snagged $4 million in settlements with two clinics and a Michigan cardiologist accused of performing unnecessary cardiac surgeries. Federal investigators accused Dr. Jashu Patel and his Jackson Cardiology Associates practice as well as Allegiance Health of subjecting patients "to invasive and potentially harmful procedures" that led to at least one patient's death.

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House confirms plans to vote on ACA individual insurance delay

July 15, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

House Speaker John Boehner confirmed rumors that the House of Representatives will vote this week on a proposal to delay the Affordable Care Act's individual insurance mandate. Republicans are pushing for a delay of the mandate, arguing that it's unfair for the Obama administration to give businesses some breathing room for the employer-based insurance without affording the same break to citizens.

Manufacturing Tool Builds 3D Heart Tissue

July 15, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

By adapting a programmable device used to manufacture integrated circuits, researchers have devised a semi-automated process to build polymer scaffolds for guiding the development of three-dimensional heart tissue. The method, which entails layer-by-layer fabrication, will enable more precise investigation of the three-dimensional cues that drive cells to organize and form tissue...

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Given Imaging's PillCam COLON Cleared in Japan, World's Second Largest Healthcare Market

July 14, 2013 10:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging Ltd, a world leader in gastrointestinal medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, has announced that PillCam® COLON has been cleared by Japan's Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Agency for diagnosis of colonic disease when colonoscopy is required but difficult to conduct, including patients unwilling or unable to undergo colonoscopy.

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U.Va. Helps Researchers Commercialize Discoveries

July 13, 2013 9:21 am | by Nate Delesine III - The Daily Progress - Associated Press | News | Comments

Brian Pollok is the University of Virginia's newest advocate for commercializing research discoveries that emerge on Grounds. It's a role he'll hold formally as UVa's first entrepreneur-in-residence. In that capacity, he'll work with UVa Innovation and the university's Licensing and Ventures Group, where he will offer guidance, perspective and a voice on how researchers can amplify their discoveries.

Fully Regulated 6 Watt DC-DC Converter in SIP8 Package

July 12, 2013 5:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited has announced the TMR6 Series of wide input DC-DC converters which offer 6 Watts of power in an ultra-compact SIP8 Package. The TMR-6 Series is an isolated and fully regulated converter product comprised of 36 models covering four 2:1 input voltage ranges (4.5VDC up to 75VDC) and nine output voltages...

LP Array Delivers High Speed Performance with Low Profile Stack Heights

July 12, 2013 5:26 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Samtec’s LP Array (LPAM and LPAF Series) supports high speed applications that require reliable, high pin count solutions in a low profile design. This most recent addition to Samtec’s line of high density, open pin field arrays is available in 4 mm, 4,5 mm and 5 mm mated heights with up to 180 total pins in four or six row configurations.

Miniature OEM Pumps for Medical Diagnostic Instrumentation

July 12, 2013 5:23 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Miniature, Stepper driven Valveless OEM Pumps from Fluid Metering, Inc. (FMI) are ideal for low and micro-volume fluid control in Medical Diagnostic and Clinical Chemistry Instrumentation. FMI OEM pumps integrate FMI's unique patented CeramPump valveless pumping principle with precision stepper control.

Metal Pushbutton Switch Radiates White Ring

July 12, 2013 5:16 pm | by MDT Staff | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter has announced the expansion of its popular MSM series metal pushbutton switch to include a version with white ring and point illumination. Existing color options include red, green, yellow and blue. The series also expands its range of integrated resistor options to include 5 and 12 volt versions in addition to the existing 24 volt.

Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center's Youngest Patient Praises New "Sci-Fi" Procedure

July 12, 2013 4:39 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

First experiencing symptoms at just 29-years-old and diagnosed with Parkinson's at age 34, Tommy Zuleger is the youngest patient ever treated at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and he says a new "sci-fi" procedure has given him his life back.

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