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Nano-Reinforced Polymers for Medical Devices

April 2, 2013 11:07 am | by MDT Staff | Foster Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Corporation, a leader in custom polymer compounds for medical devices, now offers nano-reinforced composites for minimally invasive devices, such as catheters, with reinforcement loadings up to 30% by weight.

Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital Installs Four Carestream Mobile X-Ray Units to Help Enhance Patient Care

April 2, 2013 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2013--After a six-month evaluation that involved on-site testing of six portable digital imaging systems, four CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems were installed at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis, Ind). These versatile...

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Machining Center Features Increased Speed, Power, and Versatility

April 2, 2013 10:31 am | by MDT Staff | Mazak Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Mazak Corporation made several key performance enhancements to its next-generation Horizontal Center Nexus (HCN) 4000-III Horizontal Machining Center.

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Teflon Coated Mandrels Help Ensure Catheter Tubing I.D. Quality

April 2, 2013 10:26 am | by MDT Staff | Applied Plastics Co. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Teflon coated stainless steel or nitinol anti-stick forming mandrels that can be supplied cut-to-length for fuse welding and tipping operations are available from Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

Quickly Detecting Botulinum, Ricin, and Other Biothreat Agents

April 2, 2013 10:12 am | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are developing a medical instrument that will be able to quickly detect a suite of biothreat agents, including anthrax, ricin, botulinum, shiga and SEB toxin.

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Breaking Ground in Robotic Cervical Surgery

April 2, 2013 10:07 am | by utmb Health | News | Comments

Performing surgery on a pregnant patient is a delicate matter. Risks to both mother and baby must be carefully weighed in every decision a surgeon makes. Recently, at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, a surgeon performed a groundbreaking robotic laparoscopic procedure on a 35-year-old pregnant patient whose cervix was too short to sustain a pregnancy.

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GE Healthcare Surpasses 500th Installation of Mobile X-ray Platform in the US

April 2, 2013 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2013--GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) announced over 500 installations in the United States of its Optima* XR220amx and Optima XR200amx mobile x-ray systems. Globally the company has installed over 800 units. Designed to provide healthcare professionals with immediate...

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Bioglass Helping to Mend Bones

April 2, 2013 10:02 am | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

Jose Ramon Sarasua and Aitor Larrañaga, researchers in the materials engineering department of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, have been studying new materials or implants that are of interest in medicine and in helping to mend bones, in particular.

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Prosecutor: Researcher Stole Cancer Data for China

April 2, 2013 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin is charged with espionage after prosecutors say he stole details of a cancer-fighting compound that he wanted to share with China.

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Recent Advancements Made in Diagnosing and Treating Heart Failure Could Save and Improve the Lives of Millions

April 2, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2013--As recently reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, a Cleveland Clinic pilot study of 41 patients indicated that an experimental breath analysis device may be able to help diagnose patients with heart failure. In much the same way as...

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Baxter Taps New Technologies, Forms Collaborations to Improve Environmental Sustainability and Access to Healthcare

April 2, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2013--Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) is incorporating innovative technologies and has recently established new partnerships in its commitment to environmental sustainability and increasing access to healthcare. Recently the company initiated...

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AxioMed® Spine Corporation Receives Pivotal Total Disc Design Patent

April 2, 2013 8:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2013--AxioMed ® Spine Corporation ( www.axiomed.com ) announces the Notice of Allowance of a key US patent which describes a device for replacing a damaged spinal disc. The key feature of the allowed patent is the trapezoidal shape which is asserted...

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New Book Examines Biotech Industry in the Face of the Move to Value-Based Healthcare

April 2, 2013 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

As healthcare spending continue to rise, a movement to rein in costs is driving adoption of value-based care models worldwide. In this emerging environment, drug, biologics, device, and diagnostics makers will need to prove not just the safety and efficacy of their products, but the value as...

Peer-Reviewed Study Confirms VeriStrat Test from Biodesix Provides Useful Information for Physicians in Managing Patients with Lung Cancer

April 2, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2013--Biodesix, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company dedicated to personalizing medicine, today announced the online release of a peer-reviewed study demonstrating that physicians are using the company's VeriStrat test to help guide treatment decisions for...

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Seventh Sense Biosystems Announces Initiation of Registration Trial for Painless TAP Blood Collection Device

April 2, 2013 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2013--Seventh Sense Biosystems, a privately held medical device company developing integrated blood micro-collection and analysis platforms, announced today that it has initiated a registration trial for its painless TAP™ (Touch Activated Phlebotomy) blood...

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