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Eye Implant Can Restore Some Vision in Rare Cases

February 14, 2013 2:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Patients who have lost their sight due to a rare disorder may be able to regain some vision using a new implantable device that takes the place of damaged cells inside the eye. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System as the first treatment for...


NIH Chief: Cuts Put Vital Medical Research at Risk

February 14, 2013 2:24 pm | by LAURAN NEERGAARD - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Better cancer drugs that zero in on a tumor with fewer side effects. A universal flu vaccine that could fight every strain of influenza without needing a yearly shot. Research into potentially life-saving products like these will be delayed and newer discoveries shelved if Congress can't avert...

NewBridge Pharmaceuticals to Commercialize the verifi(R) Prenatal Test

February 14, 2013 1:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NewBridge Pharmaceuticals, a specialty therapeutics company commercializing pharmaceuticals, biologics, diagnostics and medical devices across the AfMET region (Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Caspian regions), today announced that the company has established an exclusive agreement with...


DR Systems Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent for Systems and Methods for Matching, Naming and Displaying Medical Images

February 14, 2013 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 14, 2013--DR Systems, the leading independent provider of enterprise-wide medical imaging and information systems, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued to the company a new patent, relating to a method of matching medical...


Stratos and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Will Lead a Presentation at the Frost & Sullivan Medical Devices Executive Mind Xchange

February 14, 2013 12:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stratos Product Development, LLC today announced its President, Sean MacLeod, will lead a presentation for executives on innovation at the Frost & Sullivan Medical Devices Executive Mind Xchange on March 12, 2013 in San Diego, California. MacLeod will co-present with...

Second Sight Medical Products Receives FDA Approval for Argus II System

February 14, 2013 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SYLMAR, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 14, 2013--After more than 20 years of research and development, Second Sight Medical Products, Inc., the leading developer of retinal prostheses for the blind, is pleased to announce that its Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System (“Argus II”) has received U.S....


A "New Era" for Boston Scientific?

February 14, 2013 11:18 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) expects positive sales growth for the company by the 2nd half of 2013, CFO Jeffrey Capello told in an interview. A return to positive sales growth would end nearly 2.5 years of sliding revenues, and the medical device maker still has some rough patches to navigate, he said.


GHX Chief Commercial Officer Derek Smith Named 2013 Provider Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

February 14, 2013 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 14, 2013--The editors of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine have chosen Derek Smith, newly appointed chief commercial officer for GHX, as a 2013 “Provider Pro to Know” for his work in driving the development of software solutions that create a more...


MRI for the Nanoscale

February 14, 2013 10:15 am | by The City College of New York | News | Comments

Dr. Carlos Meriles, associate professor of physics at The City College of New York, and an international team of researchers at the University of Stuttgart and elsewhere have opened the door for nanoscale MRI. They used tiny defects in diamonds to sense the magnetic resonance of molecules. They reported their results in the February 1 issue of Science.

Light-Emitting Bioprobe Fits in a Single Cell

February 14, 2013 10:11 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

If engineers at Stanford have their way, biological research may soon be transformed by a new class of light-emitting probes small enough to be injected into individual cells without harm to the host. Welcome to biophotonics.

Kinect Teleport for Remote Medicine

February 14, 2013 10:07 am | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

The Microsoft Kinect game controller could cut the US healthcare bill by up to $30 billion by allowing physicians and other medics to interact with patients remotely so reducing the number of hospital visits and the associated risk of infection.


CONMED Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results

February 14, 2013 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

"Strong earnings and cash flow were the hallmarks of CONMED's fourth quarter results, completing 2012 with the best quarterly performance of the year," commented Mr. Joseph J. Corasanti, President and CEO. Reported earnings per share grew to $0.38 from a loss of $0.90 in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Vidacare Corporation Expands Management Team with Three Hires and One Promotion

February 14, 2013 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 14, 2013--Vidacare Corporation has expanded its management team with the hiring of three executives and the promotion of a fourth. Key managers new to Vidacare include: Stewart Strong - Vice President, U.S. Sales Strong brings over 15 years of sales management and leadership experience in the medical device industry.

iMedConsent™ Application Achieves ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 EHR Certification from ICSA Labs

February 14, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 14, 2013--Dialog Medical, a subsidiary of Standard Register (NYSE:SR), reported today that its iMedConsent application has achieved 2011 Edition EHR Modular* Inpatient ONC-ACB Certification, which designates that the software is capable of supporting providers with...

FDA Clears Smiths Medical's At-Home Ambulatory Care Unit

February 14, 2013 8:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA gives Smiths Medical the OK to launch its Cadd-Solis ambulatory care system in the U.S. St. Paul, Minn,-based device maker Smiths Medical got the green-light from the FDA for its newest ambulatory infusion system, which has been approved for at-home use. The Cadd-Solis VIP ambulatory infusion system integrates some of Smith Medical's other products, including its infusion pump, medication-level monitoring system and medication reservoirs



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