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OrbusNeich Launches World's First Dual Therapy Stent That Addresses Challenges of Delayed Coronary Artery Healing Associated with Monotherapy Drug Eluting Stents

May 27, 2013 3:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OrbusNeich today launched the world's first dual therapy stent - the COMBO Dual Therapy Stent - to address the challenges of delayed healing of the coronary artery associated with monotherapy drug eluting stents (DES), the current standard of care for the treatment of coronary artery disease...

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Biosensors Completes Spectrum Dynamics Assets Acquisition

May 26, 2013 8:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Biosensors International Group, Ltd., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices, today announced the completion of its acquisition of substantially all assets of Spectrum Dynamics, a leader in advanced functional assessment technologies, including those used to evaluate patients for cardiac interventions.

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Commentary: Obamacare’s Other Surprise

May 25, 2013 7:13 am | by Thomas L. Friedman, Associated Press | News | Comments

We’ll just have to wait and see whether the Affordable Care Act, as the health care law is officially known, surprises us on the downside. But there is one area where the law already appears to be surprising on the upside. And that is the number of health care information startups it’s spurring.

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Intuitive Surgical Rises on Lawsuit Verdict

May 24, 2013 3:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Intuitive Surgical Inc. rose Friday after a jury ruled the company did not owe damages to the family of a patient who suffered complications following a surgery performed with Intuitive's da Vinci robotic system. THE SPARK: The Washington State jury found Intuitive was not negligent in...

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Low Ripple DC Tachometers

May 24, 2013 2:58 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Servo-Tek Tach Generators provide a convenient means of converting rotational speed into an isolated analog voltage signal suitable for remote indication and control applications. Combining high accuracy with low driving torque, Servo-Tek tach generators are ideal for use in servo systems.

High Performance Ceramic for Increased Life-Span of Orthopedic Implants

May 24, 2013 2:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Innovnano has developed 3 mol % yttria stabilised zirconia powder (3YSZ) – an advanced technical ceramic with medical device applications. Thanks to a uniform nanostructure and formation of a high stability phase under pressure, Innovnano’s 3YSZ combines extreme component strength and fracture-resistance with enhanced biocompatibility...

Wireless-Enabled Remote Patient Monitoring Solutions

May 24, 2013 2:25 pm | by Rajeev D. Rajan, Senior Director of Product Management, Qualcomm Life | Articles | Comments

The remote patient monitoring field is a rapidly growing one given the advantages it offers for home healthcare, remote regions, and elderly care. However, with it comes a long list of considerations and critical issues for designers and engineers to keep in mind. This article offers a “bird’s eye view” of this sector and many of the factors on which to maintain focus.

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Barbed Fittings Available in Five Materials

May 24, 2013 2:23 pm | by MDT Staff | New Age Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Barbed fittings for use with plastic and rubber tubing and reinforced hose are available from NewAge Industries in five materials. Each material – polypropylene, polyethylene, nylon, PVDF, and brass – offers different performance properties to meet the demands of diverse applications.

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Custom Precision Components at MD&M East

May 24, 2013 2:10 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Precipart will be exhibiting at MD&M East, June 18 – 20, 2013 in Philadelphia, with a wide range of high-precision machined, molded and assembled components used in medical devices. Precipart will be featuring several examples of its motion control technology along with a variety of mechanical components...

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USP Class VI Certified Inflatable Seal Compounds

May 24, 2013 1:31 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pawling Engineered Products has launched a new line of inflatable seal compounds that have earned U.S. Pharmacopoeia Class VI certification. The CVI Series is especially designed for inflatable seals used in a wide range of pharmaceutical and medical seal applications.

Benefits of Supplier Collaboration in Business Development

May 24, 2013 1:11 pm | by Elizabeth Borelli and Anita Beahm, Beahm Designs | Beahm Designs, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Industry-wide, companies of all sizes are discovering one of the most effective tools in business growth—collaboration. Gartner Research Group findings cite that collaborative capabilities have allowed top patient care organizations to make great strides in enabling high-quality care at optimal economic cost.

Feasibility Trial Reports Deployment of New Device for TAVI in Aortic Insufficiency

May 24, 2013 11:09 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

A new investigational device—the Helio System (TF-FA) —being developed for use with the Sapien XT Transcatheter Heart Valve was successfully deployed in all four patients in a small, first-in-human feasibility study of its use in high-risk aortic insufficiency reported at EuroPCR 2013.

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Registry Confirms TAVI Efficacy and Safety in Asian Patients

May 24, 2013 11:05 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation is effective and safe in Asian patients, according to early experience based on first results from a multicentre Asian registry reported at EuroPCR 2013. "TAVI has become a treatment option for selected patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis. But current data are virtually all from North American or European centres," Paul Chiam told the conference.

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Nephosity’s MobileCT Viewer Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Diagnostic Image Viewing on iPads

May 24, 2013 10:55 am | by Nephosity | News | Comments

Nephosity, a digital health startup that was a member of Rock Health’s second class, has received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their MobileCT Viewer, a software application for diagnostic image viewing on the iPad.

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A Mobile Collaborative Radiology App

May 24, 2013 10:54 am | by Nephosity | Videos | Comments

In this video, a representative at Nephosity demonstrates MobileCT, an app for mobile collaborative teleradiology. It allows for a user (such as a doctor or patient) to use their mobile devices to view x-rays, MRIs, etc., and to collaborate with other users (such as other doctors or relatives).

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