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Weight loss: EnteroMedics names new operating chief ahead of FDA bid

February 20, 2013 12:31 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Minnesota weight-loss devices maker EnteroMedics announced today that CFO and senior vice president Greg Lea had also been appointed chief operating officer. Lea will help the company get through its 2013 objective to make progress on its pre-market approval application for the Maestro vagal blocking system.

Silicone Tubing Offers a Flexible Fluid Transfer Solution

February 20, 2013 11:52 am | by MDT Staff | Newage Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

NewAge Industries’ Silcon tubing solves application requirements that many other plastic or rubber materials cannot, namely combining temperature usage with flexibility. Silcon works with temperatures spanning 600 degrees – from -100°F to 500°F (-73°C to 260°C).

Hydrophilic Pebax Med Polymer Grade

February 20, 2013 11:48 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hydrophilic Pebax MV1074 SA 01 MED polymer is suitable for use in minimally invasive devices that are exposed to bodily fluids for less than 30 days, such as surgical tubing.

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Flexpoint Announces Development Partnership with Haemoband Surgical, Ltd.

February 20, 2013 11:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: FLXT) today announced that it is in advanced development on a disposable colonoscope application with Haemoband Surgical, Ltd. an Ireland-based company specializing in unique medical technologies. Phase I testing  has recently been satisfactorily...

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SEMDA Announces SpotLight Award Winners at 2013 Conference

February 20, 2013 11:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cynthia L. Clark, President of ibiliti, and EndoChoice Inc. have received the 2013 SEMDA SpotLight Awards. Clark and Mark Gilreath, Founder and President of EndoChoice, accepted the awards. The awards were presented during the Gala Dinner at the highly successful 7th annual conference of the...

Leti to Coordinate Four-Year EC Project Targeting a Complete European Supply Chain in Silicon Photonics

February 20, 2013 11:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GRENOBLE, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2013--CEA-Leti today announced that it will coordinate a four-year project aimed at building a European-based supply chain in silicon photonics and speeding industrialization of the technology. The PLAT4M (Photonic Libraries And Technology for...

Breakthrough Drug Delivery Platform for Implantable Devices

February 20, 2013 11:04 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TissueGen, developer of a cutting-edge absorbable polymer technology for implantable drug delivery across a wide variety of therapeutic applications, today announced that its patented extrusion technology enables absorbable fibers to be loaded with a wider variety of drugs and biologically-based entities than ever previously possible.

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Blades Deliver Sharpness, Cleanness, and Safety for Clean Room Operations

February 20, 2013 10:59 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Personna blades are designed to meet the rigorous clean, safety and sharpness standards of large and small scale manufacturing operations. The company will unveil a variety of products...

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Bluestar Presents Soft Silicone Advantages

February 20, 2013 10:55 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bluestar Silicones will show its Silbione brand soft silicone technologies, which include low durometer liquid silicone rubber (LSR), room temperature vulcanized (RTV) silicones, gels and skin adhesives, and it’s new patent pending silicone foam.

“'Bionic Eye' Implants Will Hit U.S. Market this Year

February 20, 2013 10:28 am | by IEEE Spectrum | News | Comments

Today's the kind of day when you can see the future. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment that can restore (limited) eyesight to (some) blind people. Despite the caveats, it's an exciting milestone. The treatment involves electrodes implanted in the eyes of people whose retinas are damaged.

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Integrated Implant Makes It Easier to Control the Brain with Light

February 20, 2013 10:15 am | by IEEE Spectrum | News | Comments

Almost a decade ago, Stanford University researchers jump-started a new field of study when they genetically altered brain cells, shone light on them, and demonstrated that they could control the modified neurons. This brain-control technique, called optogenetics, has since taken off at labs around the world and could lead to breakthroughs for Parkinson’s disease...

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Spartech Royalite Specialty Products Pass Ball Pressure Test for Heat Resistance

February 20, 2013 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Louis - Spartech Corporation (NYSE: SEH), a leading producer of plastic sheet, compounds, and packaging products, today announced that its Royalite® R59, R574 and R926 flame retardant specialty sheet products pass the ball pressure test for heat resistance. ...

Neuralstem Grants Licenses For Central Nervous System Therapy Surgical Devices To Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

February 20, 2013 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that it has granted licenses to intellectual property surrounding its spinal cord delivery platform, floating cannula, and method for delivering therapeutic agents to the spinal cord to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a non-profit academic medical ...

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Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Laparoscopic Surgical Instruments

February 20, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2013--The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for laparoscopic surgical instruments have been awarded to Aesculap Inc. of Center Valley, Pa.; CareFusion of San Diego, Calif.; J. Jamner Surgical Instruments Inc. dba Integra Surgical...

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Quest Diagnostics to Provide Nationwide Access to Natera's New Non-Invasive Prenatal Test

February 20, 2013 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading diagnostic information services company, and Natera, a leading innovator in prenatal genetic testing, today announced that Quest Diagnostics will offer physicians access to PanoramaT, a new non-invasive prenatal test developed by Natera. ...

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