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Smith & Nephew’s DURAFIBER Ag Dressing Addresses Bacterial Contamination

September 13, 2013 10:56 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, announces the US introduction of DURAFIBER Ag antimicrobial gelling fiber dressing. This new offering in the DURAFIBER portfolio combines the highly absorbent, gelling fiber filler dressing with the benefits of silver (Ag).

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Helping to Reduce Hospital Admissions for COPD Patients

September 13, 2013 10:41 am | by SINTEF | News | Comments

Product designer Jarl Reitan and his colleague Silje Bøthun are working on a preventative project for patients with advanced COPD. Five patients from Trondheim are currently testing a system using tablet computers and a customized app developed by SINTEF.

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Association Between Virus, Bladder Cancers Detected Using Lawrence Livermore Technology

September 13, 2013 10:20 am | by Stephen P. Wampler, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory-developed biological detection technology has been employed as part of an international collaboration that has detected a virus in bladder cancers. The research is believed to be the first study to demonstrate an association between Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), also known as human herpesvirus 8, and bladder cancers.

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GE’s Silent Scan Dials Down MRI Noise to a Whisper

September 13, 2013 10:16 am | by GE Healthcare | News | Comments

Doctor visits tend to be quiet affairs, unless an MRI exam, or a root canal, is on the agenda. An MR scanner can generate noise in excess of 110 decibels, enough to rival a rock concert. There is a good reason why this happens. “An MRI scanner is like a huge version of a speaker in your home,” says engineer Bryan Mock, who manages GE Healthcare’s MRI products.

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HHS: Healthcare law saved consumers $1.2B in 2012

September 13, 2013 6:00 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The healthcare reform law kept about $1.2 billion in health insurance premiums in the pockets of American consumers last year, according to the U.S. Health & Human Services Dept. The Affordable Care Act's "rate review" provision kept premiums lower for some 6.8 million consumers, according to the HHS report.

Misonix Supports Uganda Spine Surgery Mission with Ultrasonic BoneScalpelT

September 12, 2013 5:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Misonix, Inc. announced today that it supported this year's Uganda Spine Surgery Mission organized by leading spine surgeon Dr. Isador Lieberman, from the Texas Back Institute in Plano, TX, by donating the use of the ultrasonic BoneScalpel during the performed spinal surgeries.

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How Cell Phones Are Transforming Health Care in Africa

September 12, 2013 4:30 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

In a little over a decade, Africa has gone from a region with virtually no fixed-line telecoms infrastructure to a continent where one in six of the billion inhabitants now owns a cell phone. But as this mass adoption of technology continues to gather momentum, it is causing a fundamental shift that goes beyond merely connecting people...

40W and 65W Convection Cooled AC-DC Power Supplies

September 12, 2013 4:15 pm | by MDT Staff | Murata Power Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Murata has announced the introduction of its MVAD040 and MVAD065 open frame, convection cooled AC-DC power supplies. Packaged in the industry standard 2 x 4 inch format with a low profile, 1U compatible 1.3 inch height (50.8 x 101.6 x 33.02 mm), the low power MVAD series is suitable for use in a wide range of high volume applications.

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Stress Urinary Incontinence From Mesh Implant?

September 12, 2013 4:08 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can be an embarrassing condition for many female sufferers who find they have to deal with accidents at some of the most inconvenient moments of their lives. With stress urinary incontinence, which is caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles, ordinary actions like laughing and even walking can lead to the involuntary release of urine.

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Can Be Used for Safeguarding as Well as for Housekeeping

September 12, 2013 3:35 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Danray Products is offering free-standing shields that can be used in many applications for safeguarding as well as for housekeeping. Ideal for lathes and milling machines, these shields can be applied between machines, on the backside of machines, and along aisles.

Ultra-high Precision Hollows with Small Diameter Drill/Depth Ratio

September 12, 2013 3:29 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tube Hollows International’s roots go back over 50 years providing high quality, innovative deep hole, (aka gundrilling) services. Building on the ability to machine holes in tubular components with uniform wall thickness, Tube Hollows International has become the leading supplier of tube hollows...

All-new Line of Regulated AC-DC Converters

September 12, 2013 3:12 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

UltraVolt has announced the launch of its newest line of single output high-voltage modules – the B Series. The new line of “Basic” performance AC-DC high-voltage modules, the B Series, consists of 12 models that provide fixed outputs of 1kV to 12kV at 4, 20, 30, or 50 watts of output power. B Series units are available with an input voltage of either 115VAC or 230VAC.

Appeals court reverses St. Jude Medical win over Access Closure

September 12, 2013 2:10 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A federal appeals court overturned a portion of a legal win for St. Jude Medical yesterday, ruling that a lower court erred in invoking the "safe harbor" provision against double-patenting claims in a patent infringement lawsuit against Access Closure Inc.

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Appeals court upholds Medtronic win over Gore in stent graft suit

September 12, 2013 1:42 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court's decision to toss a lawsuit filed in 2010 accusing Medtronic of violating patents held by W.L. Gore & Associates covering stent graft manufacturing techniques. Judge Mark Davis of the U.S. District Court for Eastern Virginia dismissed Gore's claims last year, saying the ruling made Medtronic's counterclaims moot.

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II-VI Buys Oclaro's Semiconductor Laser Business

September 12, 2013 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Laser and optics manufacturer II-VI Inc. has acquired the semiconductor laser business of Oclaro Inc. for $92 million. As part of the deal, Oclaro retained $15 million in accounts receivable. In addition, $6 million of cash is being held back by II-VI for 15 months and another $2 million is being held back by II-VI for...

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