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Premier healthcare alliance awards new radiation treatment system contract to member hospital

February 20, 2013 2:55 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Group purchasing organization Premier inked a contract with Philips Healthcare for radiation treatment planning. The new team-based radiation treatment program was available to the Philips Healthcare network on Jan. 1, but Premier made the announcement this month.


FDA 510(k) Review Times Improving, Annual Analysis Shows

February 20, 2013 2:37 pm | by Emergo Group | News | Comments

Review times for medical device 510(k) premarket notifications by the US Food and Drug Administration improved somewhat in 2011 after several years of lengthening review times, according to a new analysis of publically available FDA data by Emergo Group.


Saving Patients From the Needle Boosts Drug Delivery Company Revenues: Report

February 20, 2013 2:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Led by needle-free delivery systems the advanced implantable/injectible drug delivery market reached revenues of $13.3 billion in 2012, according to their recently published report Injectable, Implantable and Needle-Free Drug Delivery Systems. In 2017, the implantable/injectable drug...


Women's health company lands $21M Series D for uterine fibroid ablation

February 20, 2013 1:38 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Women's health devices maker Gynesonics landed $21 million in new financing in supports of its ultrasound-guided uterine fibroid ablation system, the company announced today. The California company plans to use the funds to further clinical and commercial progress for its VizAblate system.

FotoFinder Releases handyscope®: Mobile Dermatoscope for iPhone 5

February 20, 2013 1:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BAD BIRNBACH, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2013--FotoFinder, manufacturer of medical imaging solutions, announces the launch of its mobile dermatoscope, handyscope®for iPhone 5. handyscope®will debut in the United States at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Miami,...


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.


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...


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.


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...

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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