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Diabetes: Freedom Meditech lands $7M to support non-invasive eye-based exams

August 6, 2013 1:15 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Freedom Meditech roped in $7 million in a Series B financing round in support of 2 diagnostic products for diabetes management, 1 already on the shelves and 1 still on the bench. The fundraising was joined by new and returning investors, including funders who participated in a $2.5 million round in 2009.


New Siemens CEO: 'Company is most definitely not in a crisis'

August 6, 2013 12:52 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Newly appointed Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser is bullish about the company's prospects, calling Siemens "virtually unbeatable" – as long as it retains the right people. Kaeser, Siemens' former CFO who took over the corner office just last week, said in a recent shareholders letter that his top priorities at the moment are "to steer Siemens back into calm waters and build a powerful team."


Ultrasound Patch Heals Venous Ulcers in Human Trial

August 6, 2013 12:39 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

In a small clinical study, researchers administered a new method for treating chronic wounds using a novel ultrasound applicator that can be worn like a band-aid. The applicator delivers low-frequency, low-intensity ultrasound directly to wounds, and was found to significantly accelerate healing in five patients with venous ulcers.


Commonly Used Catheter's Safety Tied to Patient Population

August 6, 2013 12:11 pm | by Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America | News | Comments

A new study reports that peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) do not reduce the risk of central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in hospitalized patients. PICCs have become one of the most commonly used central venous catheters (CVCs) in healthcare settings since they are considered easier and safer to use, with less risk of CLABSIs.


Seeing Depth Through a Single Lens

August 6, 2013 12:02 pm | by Caroline Perry, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | News | Comments

Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a way for photographers and microscopists to create a 3D image through a single lens, without moving the camera. Published in the journal Optics Letters, this improbable-sounding technology relies only on computation and mathematics—no unusual hardware or fancy lenses.


FDA Clearance and Launch of Clinical Strength Laser Hair Therapy Device for Home Hair Growth

August 6, 2013 11:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Theradome, a medical device company focused on bringing clinical-strength technologies to the consumer market, announces the release of its LH80 laser helmet to treat hair loss. This system, recently cleared by the FDA, was designed by world leading experts in hair loss, dermatological health, and biomedical engineering.


CorMatrix Cardiovascular Receives Three Patents for Biomaterial Heart Valve

August 6, 2013 10:43 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

CorMatrix Cardiovascular, a leading medical device developer, today announced the receipt of three U.S. Patents for replacement heart valves that utilize unique biomaterial called extracellular matrix (ECM). The established leader in cardiac biomaterial, CorMatrix has more than 120 U.S. and international patent applications pending on various ECM-based compositions and structures.


Microchip Sorts White Blood Cells from Whole Blood

August 6, 2013 10:35 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT scientists have developed a new microchip that can quickly separate white blood cells from samples of whole blood, eliminating any preliminary processing steps—which can be difficult to integrate into point-of-care medical devices. The hope, the researchers say, is to integrate the microchip into a portable diagnostic device.


NeuroLogica wins $12M DoD radiology contract extension

August 6, 2013 10:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Danvers, Mass.-based device company NeuroLogica Corp. another year and a maximum of $12 million in a fixed-price radiological devices contract that may last as many as 7 years. The Philadelphia, Pa.-based troop support division of the DoD contracted NeuroLogica for the 3rd extension of a contract that can be renewed a maximum of 4 more times.


3D IR Images Now in Full Color

August 6, 2013 10:21 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

A collaboration between researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has combined Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy with computed tomography to create a non-destructive 3D imaging technique that provides molecular-level chemical information of unprecedented detail on biological specimens with no need to stain or alter the specimen.


Neurosurgeons Implant One of First MRI-Safe Devices for Pain

August 6, 2013 9:58 am | by Ohio State University Medical Center | News | Comments

Neurosurgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are among the first in the United States to successfully implant an MRI-safe spinal cord stimulator to help patients suffering from chronic back or limb pain. Neurosurgeons Dr. Ali Rezai and Dr. Milind Deogaonkar performed the surgery Aug. 5...


Hologic's femur fracture test wins FDA clearance

August 6, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Hologic touted a new FDA clearance for its Single Energy Femur Exam, a test for finding rare, unusual femur fractures that pose a high risk to patients. The diagnostic exam is intended for patients that do not respond to bisphosphonates, drugs prescribed to prevent osteoporosis.


Precision Laser Welding of Clear Thermoplastics Without Additives

August 5, 2013 4:53 pm | by Josh Brown, Laser Plastic Welding Sales, LPKF Laser & Electronics | Articles | Comments

The welding of plastics using laser technology enables the rapid, clean result medical device manufacturers want. However, when welding clear or translucent plastics, additives must be used in order for the bond to occur. That is, until now. New laser technology enables these types of plastics to be welded without any additives being used.

ResMed settles down after earnings release high

August 5, 2013 4:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

ResMed got Wall Street's attention after posting record sales and income for its 4th quarter, but shares have dropped back down, and then some, since the initial rush last week. RMD shares were trading at $47.18 as of about 4 p.m. today, about 1% less than the $47.65 closing price the night before the company released its 4th quarter earnings.

Reed Sensors for the Most Extreme Environments

August 5, 2013 4:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Standex Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics has announced that its MK02, MK11, MK21P, MK26, and MK27 series of reed sensors are now rated IP67. These five lines have achieved this demanding accreditation, which certifies that the sensors are both totally protected against dust and protected against the effects of immersion between 15cm and 1m.


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