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MRI for the Nanoscale

February 14, 2013 10:15 am | by The City College of New York | News | Comments

Dr. Carlos Meriles, associate professor of physics at The City College of New York, and an international team of researchers at the University of Stuttgart and elsewhere have opened the door for nanoscale MRI. They used tiny defects in diamonds to sense the magnetic resonance of molecules. They reported their results in the February 1 issue of Science.

Light-Emitting Bioprobe Fits in a Single Cell

February 14, 2013 10:11 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

If engineers at Stanford have their way, biological research may soon be transformed by a new class of light-emitting probes small enough to be injected into individual cells without harm to the host. Welcome to biophotonics.

Kinect Teleport for Remote Medicine

February 14, 2013 10:07 am | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

The Microsoft Kinect game controller could cut the US healthcare bill by up to $30 billion by allowing physicians and other medics to interact with patients remotely so reducing the number of hospital visits and the associated risk of infection.

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CONMED Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results

February 14, 2013 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

"Strong earnings and cash flow were the hallmarks of CONMED's fourth quarter results, completing 2012 with the best quarterly performance of the year," commented Mr. Joseph J. Corasanti, President and CEO. Reported earnings per share grew to $0.38 from a loss of $0.90 in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Vidacare Corporation Expands Management Team with Three Hires and One Promotion

February 14, 2013 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 14, 2013--Vidacare Corporation has expanded its management team with the hiring of three executives and the promotion of a fourth. Key managers new to Vidacare include: Stewart Strong - Vice President, U.S. Sales Strong brings over 15 years of sales management and leadership experience in the medical device industry.

iMedConsent™ Application Achieves ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 EHR Certification from ICSA Labs

February 14, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 14, 2013--Dialog Medical, a subsidiary of Standard Register (NYSE:SR), reported today that its iMedConsent application has achieved 2011 Edition EHR Modular* Inpatient ONC-ACB Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting providers with...

FDA Clears Smiths Medical's At-Home Ambulatory Care Unit

February 14, 2013 8:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA gives Smiths Medical the OK to launch its Cadd-Solis ambulatory care system in the U.S. St. Paul, Minn,-based device maker Smiths Medical got the green-light from the FDA for its newest ambulatory infusion system, which has been approved for at-home use. The Cadd-Solis VIP ambulatory infusion system integrates some of Smith Medical's other products, including its infusion pump, medication-level monitoring system and medication reservoirs

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CryoLife 2012 Annual Revenues Grew to a Record $131.7 Million

February 14, 2013 8:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Full Year Highlights: -- Total revenues grew 10% year-over-year to a record $131.7 million -- Product revenues grew 14% year-over-year to $67.5 million -- Tissue processing revenues grew 6% year-over-year to $63.6 million -- Generated $19.0 million in cash flow from operations Fourth...

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Boston Scientific Amid Headquarters Shift

February 14, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Massachusetts medical device titan Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) will need to add 50 new employees for each 500 square-feet of new space at its new Marlborough headquarters, in compliance with the 2nd phase of a long-term tax incentive program agreed upon by the city. The company announced in November 2012 that it would move 13 miles of its previous headquarters in Natick, Mass.

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Accreditation and Reaccreditation Process for Firms under the Third Party Review Program: Part I - Draft Guidance for Industry, Food and Drug Administration Staff, and Third Party Reviewers

February 14, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 (FDASIA), requires FDA to establish and publish criteria to reaccredit and deny reaccreditation to third parties under section 523 of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 360m) to perform premarket review of class I and eligible class II premarket notification [510(k)] submissions. 

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Class I Medical Device Recall: GE Healthcare, LLC, Giraffe and Panda T-Piece Resuscitation Systems, and the Giraffe and Panda Bag and Mask Resuscitation Systems

February 14, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The oxygen and air wall inlet fittings and/or labels on the back panel of the resuscitation systems may have been reversed during assembly. As a result, this could potentially reverse the air/oxygen concentrations; for example, a setting of 100% oxygen could have an output of 21% oxygen and vice versa. The settings of the blender knob would no longer be accurate.

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Sanofi to Enter Medical Device Market

February 13, 2013 7:50 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Since 2008, the company has spent $33 billion on partnerships and acquisitions. Chris Viehbacher, CEO of Sanofi, stated that he planned to replenish the company’s product pipeline. In addition, he wants to reduce the company’s reliance on a few high-value products that could be subject to generic competition in the future.ceutical company, is making a move into the medical device market.

Report: Healthcare hacks "likely to increase in frequency" in coming years

February 13, 2013 5:00 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Malicious hackers are likely to target healthcare databases and patient medical records with increasing frequency in coming years, according to technology security auditing firm Redspin. Malicious hacking poses a grave threat to healthcare providers, and the likelihood of being targeted may be increasing in coming years, according to an audit by technology security firm Redspin.

Dynasil Corporation of America Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Financial Results

February 13, 2013 4:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 13, 2013--Dynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ: DYSL), a leading developer of sensing, detection and analysis technology for homeland security, medical and industrial applications, today announced financial results for the fiscal 2013 first quarter ended...

Device makers respond to the State of the Union with renewed calls for device tax repeal

February 13, 2013 3:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device respond to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, saying the call for strengthening the economy is incompatible with the medical device tax contained in the President's healthcare reform law. This word cloud represents the language in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, with size representing frequency.

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