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drchrono Launches First EHR App That Leverages AirDrop to Enable Doctors and Patients to Securely Share Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices

September 19, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

drchrono today releases its new application for iOS7. This is the first mobile EHR to support Apple's new iOS7 operating system. drchrono's free mobile EHR app allows doctors to connect with patients and run their practice, which includes sharing medical records, electronic prescribing, medical billing, and patient management, all from the iPad.

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Stryker Hip Replacement Recall: Lieff Cabraser's New Videos Answer Patient Questions

September 19, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Wendy Fleishman of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that two new videos have been posted on YouTube addressing common concerns and questions asked by hip replacement patients who received notice of the recall of their Stryker Rejuvenate or Stryker ABG II hip implant.

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GE issues another imaging system fall warning after discovering missing screws

September 19, 2013 7:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

GE Healthcare issued its 2nd imaging system fall warning in as many months after the company discovered that certain Advantx and Innova systems were installed without 4 screws that hold up the overhead video monitors. There have been no reports of the systems falling, GE noted, but the company said that the missing screws may increase the risk of falls, asking hospitals to check their systems and report any issues.

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New Low Resistance TIM Delivers 6.0 W/m°K Performance

September 18, 2013 3:50 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fujipoly has announced the introduction of Sarcon GR45A-00 a very low modulus thermal interface material with a low thermal resistance. This new formulation completely fills air gaps between components, board protrusions and recessed areas while exhibiting very low pressure.

AngioDynamics lands Health Canada nod for Celerity system

September 18, 2013 3:38 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

AngioDynamics said its Canadian distribution partner won approval north of the border to market its Celerity tip location system for peripherally inserted central catheters. The distributor, Medcomp Inc., won the nod from Health Canada for the Celerity device, designed to be used along with AngioDynamics' BioFlo technology, according to a press release.

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SMD Solution for Transient Suppression

September 18, 2013 3:26 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Stackpole PV Series is a plastic encapsulated surface mount transient voltage suppression solution for working voltages up to 300vrms. The PV Series offers two case sizes: 3225 and 4032, which have equivalent electrical parameters to leaded disc types of size 5 and 7 respectively.

Nanosphere closes $30M offering

September 18, 2013 3:26 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Nanosphere pulled down $30.2 million in a public offering of some 17.3 million shares, including a substantial over-allotment snapped up by the offering's underwriters. The $1.75-per-share offering closed today, with underwriters Piper Jaffray & Co., Canaccord Genuity Inc. and Cowen & Co. purchasing the nearly 2.3 million-share over-allotment, Northbrook, Ill.-based Nanosphere said.

Automated Detection of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism

September 18, 2013 1:25 pm | by By Paolo Fiorini, Principal Scientist, imec; Liesbet Lagae, R&D manager Life Science Technologies, imec; and Ichiro Yamashita, professor, NAIST | Articles | Comments

Imec and Panasonic are jointly developing a fully integrated sample-to-answer device to perform molecular diagnostic tests. Recently, they’ve created prototype of the device. The chip is about half the size of a credit card that performs fast, simple and sensitive detection of genetic markers, specifically single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).

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Partnerships Can Keep Medical Innovation Alive

September 18, 2013 12:21 pm | by Greg Thompson, VP of Engineering, Sanmina Medical Division | Blogs | Comments

The financial pressures medical device OEMs are facing are very real. They’re experiencing reduced reimbursements from the government and insurance companies, increased taxes, and global competition. As a result, new business models are evolving to ensure new product innovation is not stifled and, most importantly, patient safety is not compromised.

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General Electric backs Sonitus Medical with $10M loan

September 18, 2013 12:20 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

General Electric said its GE Capital arm lent $10 million to Sonitus Medical for its SoundBite tooth-based hearing aid. San Mateo, Calif.-based Sonitus plans to use the funds to expand commercialization of the SoundBite device, which uses bone conduction to transmit sound via the teeth, according to a press release.

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Covidien sued for patent infringement of valve disinfection systems

September 18, 2013 12:19 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device giant Covidien is at the center of a new infringement lawsuit accusing the company of violating a trio of Ivera Medical patents for technologies used to clean and disinfect certain valves and IV connectors. The devices in question are small caps that fit over the ends of needle-less IV connectors...

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Uncovering Cancer's Inner Workings by Capturing Live Images of Growing Tumors

September 18, 2013 11:52 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Scientists seeking new ways to fight cancer often try to understand the subtle, often invisible, changes to DNA, proteins, cells, and tissue that alter the body's normal biology and cause disease. Now, to aid in that fight, a team of researchers has developed a sophisticated new optical imaging tool that enables scientists to look deep within tumors and uncover their inner workings.

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Body Automatically Breaks Down Plastic Implants

September 18, 2013 11:26 am | by TU Graz | News | Comments

Researchers from Graz University of Technology, together with colleagues from the Medical University of Graz, Vienna University of Technology and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, have managed to develop absorbable implants to promote bone healing which are broken down by the body.

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Inventors and Industry Experts Advocate New Free 3D Modeling Software in Interactive Design Challenge

September 18, 2013 11:15 am | by Allied Electronics | News | Comments

RS Components and Allied Electronics are marking the recent launch of the DesignSpark Mechanical 3D design software by bringing together top industry advocates from the worlds of electronic and industrial design in a 48-hour challenge to create an invention using this intuitive new 3D modeling and assembly tool, which is available completely free-of-charge.

Low-Acuity Patient Monitor Market Expected to Grow by 40 Percent in Next Five Years

September 18, 2013 10:55 am | by IHS | News | Comments

Despite a tough global economic climate, demand for multi-parameter patient monitors is predicted to increase during the next five years, according to a recent report published by IHS (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight.

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