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Boston Scientific acquires, launches fiXate suturing system

April 15, 2013 2:41 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device maker Boston Scientific acquired the fiXate tissue band from Anulex Technologies, launching the suturing system right away. The fiXate device is a semi-automatic suturing system designed to secure spinal cord stimulator leads and pain pump catheters, touting deployment in under 1 minute in bench testing, according to a press release.


A New Microfluidic Device for Detection of Non-spherical Bioparticles

April 15, 2013 2:32 pm | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

A bioengineering research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) team led by Associate Professor Zhang Yong has developed a novel microfluidic device for efficient, rapid separation and detection of non-spherical bioparticles.


Monteris wins U.S. and Canadian nods for its NeuroBlate tumor "cooker"

April 15, 2013 2:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Monteris Medical won a regulatory nod in the U.S. and in Canada for its NeuroBlate MRI-guided tumor ablation device, the company said. Monteris calls NeuroBlate a tumor "cooker" which uses an MRI-guided laser system to heat and kill brain tumors.


Layoffs ahead for Medtronic's spinal business

April 15, 2013 2:18 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device company Medtronic confirmed today that there are layoffs ahead for its spinal business, affecting an undisclosed number of workers at various locations. The medtech titan doesn't plan to release details until next month, but rumors are already swirling that a Warsaw, Ind., spinal facility may lose as many as 50 workers.


Court: Can Human Genes be Patented?

April 15, 2013 10:29 am | by Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press | News | Comments

DNA may be the building block of life, but can something taken from it also be the building block of a multimillion-dollar medical monopoly? The Supreme Court grapples Monday with the question of whether human genes can be patented.


Cell Phone Camera Photographs Microscopic Cell Samples

April 15, 2013 10:03 am | by Rachel Greene, Journal of Visualized Experiments | News | Comments

A cell phone camera can capture images from a fluorescent microscope and flow cytometer, which will make it possible for areas with limited resources to easily run tests such as checking for contaminated water and monitoring HIV positive patients.


American College of Cardiology Journal Publishes Outcomes of Diabetes Patients Treated with Medtronic's Resolute Stent

April 15, 2013 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The current issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American College of Cardiology, includes an article that describes how the Resolute Integrity drug-eluting stent from Medtronic became the first and only device of its kind to be approved by the FDA with a specific indication for treating the coronary artery disease of patients with diabetes mellitus.


Randomized Controlled Multi-Center Trial Demonstrates Reduced Treatment Time and Drug Dose with EKOS vs. Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis in Peripheral Arterial Occlusions

April 15, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 15, 2013--EKOS Corporation, a privately held medical device company located in Bothell, Washington, announced the results of DUET, the world’s first and only multi-center randomized trial that compares ultrasound-accelerated, catheter-directed thrombolysis...


JDRF Announces New Outreach Kit to Support Adults Newly Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

April 15, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

JDRF announced today that it has created a new resource for adults newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The Adult Type 1 Pak is a sling-style bag that will include important resources and information to educate, support, and inspire adults newly diagnosed with T1D, age 16 and above.

Atossa Genetics Launches Nationwide Awareness Program for Breast Cancer Prevention Test

April 15, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), The Breast Health Company™, today announced the launch of a new National Awareness Program, including a video to educate women and health care providers on the prevention of breast cancer by early testing for pre-cancerous breast...


Net Medical Xpress Showcases New Telemedicine Technology at Tradeshow

April 15, 2013 8:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Net Medical Xpress Solutions, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board NMXS)(OTCQB: NMXS), announced today that it will be showcasing its newest web-based telemedicine technology at the American Telemedicine Association tradeshow in Austin, Texas on May 5-7, 2013. Net Medical CEO Dick Govatski said, "In...


Fixes 4 Kids Inc. Relocates Medical Device Manufacturing Operations to North Dakota

April 15, 2013 8:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FARGO, N.D.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 15, 2013--Fixes 4 Kids, Inc. today announced that it has relocated its manufacturing operations to North Dakota. Working with Wahpeton-based ComDel Innovation (CDI), the company is focused on bringing economic development, infrastructure and technological...


New Study Supports Titan Spine Endoskeleton® Interbody Device for Rapid Fusion and Improved Patient Outcomes

April 15, 2013 8:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MEQUON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 15, 2013--Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on developing innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, announced today that clinical data support the use of its Endoskeleton ® titanium interbody cage for achieving rapid lumbar...


Angiotech announces close of sale of Interventional Products Business to Argon Medical Devices, Inc.

April 15, 2013 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that on April 12, 2013 it completed its transaction, as previously announced on March 25, 2013, to sell certain of its subsidiaries, comprising Angiotech's Interventional Products Business, to Argon Medical Devices, Inc., a portfolio company of RoundTable Healthcare Partners, and certain of its affiliates. 

Abbott Initiates Voluntary Recall of FreeStyle InsuLinx@ Blood Glucose Meters in the United States

April 15, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced it is initiating a voluntary recall of FreeStyle InsuLinx@ Blood Glucose Meters in the United States. The company has determined that at extremely high blood glucose levels of 1024 mg/dL and above, the FreeStyle InsuLinx Meter will display and store in...



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