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Alere™ MobileLink Receives FDA Clearance

August 5, 2013 11:38 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Alere Connect has been granted a 510(k) market clearance by the U.S. FDA for the Alere MobileLink.  The new product offering is one of Alere's connected device technologies designed to empower patients by allowing self-testing at home and delivering data quickly and seamlessly to clinical systems accessed by their healthcare providers.

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Catching Cancer Early by Chasing It

August 5, 2013 11:01 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Reaching a clinic in time to receive an early diagnosis for cancer -- when the disease is most treatable -- is a global problem. And now a team of Chinese researchers proposes a global solution: have a user-friendly diagnostic device travel to the patient, anywhere in the world.

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Novel 3D Simulation Technology Helps Surgical Residents Train More Effectively

August 5, 2013 10:58 am | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

A novel interactive 3Dimensional (3D) simulation platform offers surgical residents a unique opportunity to hone their diagnostic and patient management skills, and then have those skills accurately evaluated according to a new study appearing in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

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Researchers Create 'Soft Robotic' Devices Using Water-Based Gels

August 5, 2013 10:55 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating devices out of a water-based hydrogel material that can be patterned, folded and used to manipulate objects. The technique holds promise for use in "soft robotics" and biomedical applications.

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Coating Turns Ordinary Glass into Super Glass

August 5, 2013 10:48 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

A new transparent, bioinspired coating makes ordinary glass tough, self-cleaning and incredibly slippery, a team from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) reported online in the July 31 edition of Nature Communications.

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High Efficiency 22mm ECS Brushless Slotless Motor

August 4, 2013 8:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Portescap | Product Releases | Comments

Portescap has introduced the 22ECS brushless motor. Designed to deliver exceptional efficiency in high speed applications, the 22ECS runs up to 30 percent cooler than similar motors, at speeds greater than 50K RPM.

Mechanical Linear Motion Solution

August 4, 2013 8:22 pm | by MDT Staff | Thomson Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Thomson introduces Glide Screw- a new mechanical linear motion solution that combines the features of a linear bearing and a lead screw into a single, compact package.

More Color for Fiber-Coupled Modules Portfolio

August 4, 2013 8:14 pm | by MDT Staff | Dilas Diode Laser, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DILAS now delivers 10W output power from a multi-single emitter based 450nm, 400-micron, 0.22NA, fiber-coupled module developed for cinema projection and medical applications.

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More Creative Freedom for Designers: Semi-finished Materials

August 4, 2013 8:06 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With 80,000 machine components available from stock, polymer specialist igus offers the right part for almost any application. Now design, maintenance and mechanical engineers who make special parts themselves can order the company’s high-performance plastics as bar stock.

ConforMIS Achieves Significant Funding Milestone with $167.7 Million in Series E Financing

August 2, 2013 3:42 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

ConforMIS, Inc., a privately held medical device company pioneering patient-specific orthopedic implants, announced today it has expanded its Series E financing to $167.7 million with participation from top-tier Sovereign Wealth Funds, Government Investment Funds and Private Equity Funds in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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Ocular Therapeutix wins FDA panel date for ReSure sealant

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

An FDA advisory panel is slated to convene Sept. 19 to review the pre-market approval application for Ocular Therapeutix Inc.'s ReSure sealant. The FDA's Ophthalmic Devices Panel will review the PMA for the ReSure product, a hydrogel designed to seal incisions to the cornea made during cataract or intraocular lens placement surgery.

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China fines Johnson & Johnson in landmark price-fixing case

August 2, 2013 1:26 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) won the dubious distinction of being the 1st Fortune 500 company to be fined for price fixing in China, according to a newspaper there. The healthcare giant was fined 530,000 yuan (about $86,456) by the Shanghai High People's Court yesterday to compensate a former Chinese distributor, Rainbow Medical, China Daily reported.

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Cardiologist must cough up $17M in false Medicare billing case

August 2, 2013 1:13 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A Washington, D.C., cardiologist was hit with a $17 million judgment after being found guilty of submitting false claims for nuclear imaging tests to Medicare and state health programs. Federal authorities accused Dr. Ishtiaq Malik of double-billing and submitting false claims for myocardial perfusion studies or "nuclear stress tests."

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Abiomed Surpasses 15,000 Impella Patients in the United States

August 2, 2013 8:45 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Abiomed, Inc., a leading provider of breakthrough heart support technologies, today reported that physicians have implanted more than 15,000 Impella® pumps in U.S. patients requiring hemodynamic support. The 15,000th Impella procedure took place at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, California with an Impella pump that provided prophylactic circulatory support.

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Thubrikar’s Next-Generation TAVI system surpasses ISO requirement for durability and achieves other milestones

August 1, 2013 6:27 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Thubrikar Aortic Valve, a privately held medical device company developing a next-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system, announced today that its Optimum TAV has surpassed 200 million cycles in an ongoing durability test - which simulates over 5 years in humans and meets the requirement set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) - in a third party GLP study.

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