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TransMedics notches 1st U.S. "breathing lung" transplant

November 27, 2012 1:53 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

TransMedics' Organ Care System notches another 1st in accommodating a "breathing lung" transplant, in which a donor lung was delivered to a recipient while kept warm and functioning inside the company's Organ Care System rather than frozen on ice.

A*STAR’S Institute of Microelectronics and SFC Fluidics collaborate to develop point-of-need traumatic brain injury diagnostic device

November 27, 2012 1:34 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and SFC Fluidics®, a USA microfluidics-based biomedical device development company, will be collaborating to develop a portable diagnostic tool for rapid triaging of traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims and to improve the treatment strategies.

Alere Inc. Announces Offering of $450 Million of Senior Notes

November 27, 2012 1:12 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 27, 2012 /- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR ) (the "Company") announced today that it intends to offer $450 million of senior notes due 2018 through a private placement, subject to market and other conditions.  The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance its announced cash tender offer to repurchase any and all of its outstanding $250.0...

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NVision Increases its Medical CT Scanning Projects

November 27, 2012 11:25 am | Nvision Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

NVision reports that an increasing number of its contract scanning services now involve CT scanning for reverse engineering, and inspection and measurement of medical components and surgical tools.

Programmable DC Power Supplies

November 27, 2012 11:16 am | Tdk - Lambda Americas | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announced the expansion of TDK-Lambda’s Z+ Series of programmable power supplies, which now include 200-watt models in addition to the previously released 400-watt models.

Samsung Electronics America Expands Into Medical Device Sector with Health & Medical Equipment

November 27, 2012 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 27, 2012--Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, today announced its expansion with the addition of Samsung Health & Medical Equipment, unifying Samsung Medison America’s personnel into Samsung Electronics America’s...

NeuroMetrix to Present at Canaccord Genuity Medical Technology & Diagnostics Forum

November 27, 2012 10:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 27, 2012--NeuroMetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NURO), www.neurometrix.com, a medical device company focused on the diagnosis and treatment of the neurological complications of diabetes, today announced that Shai N. Gozani M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Executive...

White Paper: Embedded Computing Solution for Capturing and Displaying High-Resolution Images in Medical Surgery Environments

November 27, 2012 10:24 am | by Portwell | White Papers

To process the imaging and video feeds during surgical operations, long lifecycle computers are utilized. To handle the demands of real-time image and signal processing, these computers rely on high-performance Intel Core and Xeon processors, along with powerful graphics cards. Portwell provides a critical building block for such a system.

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SteriPack Global Medical Packaging Manufacturer Extends QAD Enterprise Applications Life Science Edition to New Facility in U.S.

November 27, 2012 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 27, 2012--QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) (NASDAQ: QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, today announced SteriPack Group, a global provider in high quality medical packaging solutions, is extending its...

Merit Medical Signs Agreement to Acquire Thomas Medical Products, a Unit of GE Healthcare

November 27, 2012 9:55 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Merit Medical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy, today announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire Thomas Medical Products, Inc. ("Thomas Medical") from GE Healthcare in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $167 million...

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Medica and Compamed 2012 Reflect Status of Medical Market

November 27, 2012 9:50 am | News | Comments

The recent staging of MEDICA 2012, International Trade Fair with Congress – World Forum for Medicine, and the concurrently held COMPAMED 2012, International Trade Fair – High tech solutions for medical technology, in Düsseldorf, Germany reflected the demand for medical technology and products with stable attendance figures: 130,600 visitors from 120 countries...

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AACR and Millennium Partner to Offer Two New Grant Opportunities for Lymphoma Research and Prostate Cancer Research

November 27, 2012 9:50 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research and Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company are pleased to announce a new partnership and call for applications for two grant opportunities to support lymphoma and prostate cancer research. The 2013 AACR-Millennium Fellowship in Lymphoma Research and the 2013 AACR-Millennium Fellowship in Prostate Cancer Research will each provide [...]

AtCor Medical Receives FDA Clearance for SphygmoCor(R) XCEL

November 27, 2012 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AtCor Medical (ASX: ACG), the developer and marketer of SphygmoCor® systems, which non-invasively measures central aortic blood pressure and arterial stiffness, today announced that it had received 510(k) marketing clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its SphygmoCor®...

Largest Canadian Cancer Research Center Announces 33rd Study Supported by Medidata Clinical Cloud Technology for Data Capture and Management

November 27, 2012 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 27, 2012--Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ: MDSO) marked another key milestone in its support of government-funded oncology research with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, starting its 33 rd electronic study running on Medidata’s clinical development technology. With...

Supreme Court reopens Obamacare challenge

November 27, 2012 8:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The Supreme Court allows a lower court to revisit a legal challenge to the individual insurance mandate contained in President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law. The Supreme Court this week revisited the landmark healthcare reform decision that originally upheld the Affordable Care Act's individual insurance mandate.

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