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Precision Custom Connection Solutions

February 28, 2013 10:01 am | by MDT Staff | LEMO | Product Releases | Comments

LEMO, a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision custom connection solutions, demonstrated their latest connection solutions for critical medical applications during MDM WEST.

Silicone Elastomer Bases for Wider Processing Flexibility

February 28, 2013 9:50 am | by MDT Staff | Dow Corning Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation for the healthcare industry, announced at MD&M West Dow Corning® QP1 Silicone Elastomers, a new silicone technology for the company’s high consistency rubber (HCR) product line.

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Neuro Kinetics Adds Software, Engineering Professionals as Push Continues for Improved Testing of Battlefield Concussions

February 28, 2013 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical diagnostic device manufacturer Neuro Kinetics, Inc. said today that it has added five software and engineering professionals to its staff as the company continues to develop new testing protocols for diagnosis of concussions and other brain injuries. ...

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MEMS devices proliferate in the medical market

February 28, 2013 9:48 am | by Digi-Key Corporation | News | Comments

As the utilization of MEMS continues to grow across various industry sectors, commercial successes like the use of STMicroelectronics’ PCR chips in drug delivery; Boehringer Ingelheim’s success with MEMS-based inhalers; and the microfluidic chips used in Abbott’s blood gas analyzers are helping to drive a growing demand for MEMS devices in the medical market.

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ConforMIS sues Acacia Research over disingenuous access to confidential docs

February 28, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device maker ConforMIS filed a counter-suit against a patent holder and a patent management firm, claiming the pair used disingenuous means to acquire information in support of an infringement case against the company. ConforMIS claimed that Acacia Research accessed the company's online Surgeon Resource Center.

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Amedica Expands Patent Portfolio with Proprietary Silicon Nitride Total Disc Implant to Treat Neck and Back Pain

February 28, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amedica Corporation, a spinal and reconstructive medical device manufacturer, announced today that the company received a new patent for an artificial spinal disc implant based on its proprietary Silicon Nitride (Si3N4) ceramic material. Amedica's artificial spinal disc implant is unique in...

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BioElectronics Expands Clinical Research

February 28, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioElectronics Corporation (OTC PINK: BIEL), the maker of consumer medical devices for pain and healing, announces the initiation of a series of new clinical trials. Hernia Study: Dr. Frederik Berrevoetk, Current President of the Belgian Section of Abdominal Wall Surgery at the University...

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T2 Biosystems Announces Patent Covering In Vivo Application of Direct Detection Technology

February 28, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 28, 2013--T2 Biosystems, a company developing direct detection products enabling superior diagnostics, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent 8,368,402 (the ‘402 patent), “NMR systems for in vivo detection of analytes”.

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Rats Communicate Through Brain Chips

February 28, 2013 9:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Pairs of rats can communicate through brain chips and collaborate to perform a task, report researchers in today’s Scientific Reports. Brain activity recorded in one rat was translated into a pattern of electrical pulses that were then transmitted to another rat that had been trained to push a particular lever in response to one of two patterns of electrical stimulation in its brain.

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Cognoptix begins pre-pivotal clinical trial of its drug/device test designed to identify Alzheimer’s disease via beta amyloid signature in the eyes

February 28, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ACTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 28, 2013--Cognoptix announced today that it has begun a 40-patient clinical trial of its SAPPHIRE II eye test designed to identify Alzheimer’s disease patients via a beta amyloid (“Ab”) signature in their eyes. By detecting a specific fluorescent signature of...

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The Security Risks of Medical Devices

February 28, 2013 8:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Beth Israel Deaconess has been outspoken about the risks of malware on FDA 510k approved medical devices such as radiology workstations, echocardiogram machines, and patient monitors. Although these devices appear to be "appliances" that you simply plug into the network and use for patient care, they are actually sophisticated computers.

Ludwig-Maximilians University Hospital of Munich (LMU), Germany Begins Use of The MarginProbe System

February 28, 2013 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dune Medical Devices announced today that the MarginProbe System will be used at the Breast Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Hospital, in Munich, Germany. The Breast Center treats over 400 primary breast cancer cases annually at its two sites ...

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NanoString Expands Leadership Team With the Hiring of Two Seasoned Executives

February 28, 2013 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 28, 2013--NanoString Technologies, Inc., a privately held provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, today announced the appointment of Gary S. Riordan as Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs and Kathy...

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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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