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Identifying Patients Who Can Skip ACL Reconstruction

July 2, 2013 10:19 am | by Hospital for Special Surgery | News | Comments

A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery has provided the first evidence that the shape of a person's knee could be a factor in the decision of whether a patient should undergo anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction after an ACL tear.

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Integrating Radiology Analytics into Reporting Workflow Drives Montage Healthcare Solutions Growth

July 2, 2013 10:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Montage Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a provider of search-driven radiology analytics and data mining tools, announces that more than 27 healthcare organizations have added Montage Search and Analytics to their Nuance PowerScribe 360|Reporting workflow. By tightly integrating these solutions, radiologists can have more data in their hands to optimize decision-making during the dictation process.

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ArthroCare Announces Acquisition of ENTrigue Surgical, Inc.

July 2, 2013 9:05 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

ArthroCare Corp. (NASDAQ: ARTC), a leader in developing state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical products, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of ENTrigue Surgical, Inc., a privately held Delaware corporation (“ENTrigue”), in an all cash transaction.

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Medical Device Maker Marks 50 Years

July 2, 2013 8:47 am | by Rick Seltzer, The Herald-Times, Associated Press | News | Comments

For leaders of companies looking back on 50 years of existence, Cook Group President Kem Hawkins and Chairman Steve Ferguson spend a lot of time talking about the future. "I think everybody understands here that new products and new treatments for patients are the key to our success," Ferguson told The Herald-Times. "And longevity."

Guided Therapeutics and I.T.E.M. Medical Technologies Group Announce Turkish Ministry of Health Sponsored Cervical Cancer Prevention Program Involving the LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan

July 2, 2013 8:29 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

NORCROSS, Ga. & ANKARA, Turkey--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 2, 2013--First graph, second sentence should read: The program for 2013 and 2014, to be funded by Turkey’s Ministry of Health (sted The program for 2013 and 2104). The corrected release reads: GUIDED THERAPEUTICS AND...

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Strong Economic Growth And Increasing Investment In Public Health Care In Brazil Will Drive Diagnostic Imaging System Market Expansion

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

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the Brazilian market for diagnostic imaging systems is poised for strong expansion through 2021 as a result of increased government investment in health care and the subsequent...

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Dallen Medical Initiates “First-in-Man” Clinical Study of its Compressyn™ Band Sternal Closure Device

July 2, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Dallen Medical, an emerging medical device company, announced today that the first three patients have been treated using its proprietary Compressyn™ Band sternal closure device. The first Compressyn device used for stabilization and rigid fixation following open heart procedures was performed by Dr. Joseph Wilson of Eisenhower Medical Center.

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VIZZIA Technologies Deploys CenTrak's Clinical-Grade Real-Time Location SystemT (RTLS) to transform the patient experience at Florida Cancer Specialists

July 2, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VIZZIA Technologies, a leading provider of process and technology solutions, announced today that its clinical workflow optimization solution was recently installed at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute's (FCS) Tampa Cancer Center location. The newly constructed 35,990 square...

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University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University Announce Licensing Agreement for the Development of Diagnostic Tests for HIV Drug Resistance

July 2, 2013 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Case Western Reserve University has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement granting University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center rights to a series of diagnostic tests to determine drug resistance and co-receptor tropism in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The phenotypic and...

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Startup Uses Novel Materials Based on Plasmonic Effects

July 2, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

An early-stage company aims to commercialize new optical materials for denser data storage and better cancer treatments.A startup focused on developing novel optical materials received $1 million in first-round funding last month from the venture capital firm Quantum Wave Fund to advance its early-stage technology.

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The Obstacles to Design Success for Home Care Products

July 1, 2013 4:38 pm | by Garren Walters, Applications Team Leader, Precision Fluidics Division, Parker Hannifin | Parker Hannifin Corporation | Blogs | Comments

As Parker sees it, the three biggest obstacles to [design] success for patient care products, such as oxygen concentrators and ventilators, are portability, battery life, and reliability. To make home care products more portable, Parker has reduced the size of some valves up to 75%.

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Implantable Drug Delivery Devices—An Overview

July 1, 2013 4:13 pm | by James Arps, Ph.D., Director, ProMed Pharma LLC | ProMed Molded Products, Inc. | Articles | Comments

As more therapies are able to indicate implantable devices for treatment, incorporating drug delivery into them can be a significant additional benefit. Even when drug delivery is the primary function, implantable devices can be preferable. This article reviews some representative applications that device designers can leverage in developing new products for the implantable drug delivery market.

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Medical Grade Barbed Check Valve Line to Ease Assembly and Avoid Risks

July 1, 2013 12:58 pm | by MDT Staff | Value Plastics, A Nordson Company | Product Releases | Comments

Value Plastics, a Nordson Company, has introduced a new line of barbed check valves as an extension to their SCV Series of check valves. Most medical grade check valves incorporate solvent bonded end fitments that require costly material handling and increase the risk of contamination and cracking due to chemical incompatibility introduced through solvents.

RP Series Bench Top Assembly System

July 1, 2013 12:54 pm | by MDT Staff | Dispense Works, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A complete solution for automatically assembling chips, sensors and small electronic components to boards and devices with the highest level of precision and accuracy. Automated vision system optimized for miniature components adds pattern recognition and theta correction along with inspection.

ZOLL Announces Acquisition of the Assets of CoAxia

July 1, 2013 11:19 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

ZOLL Medical Corporation has purchased the assets of CoAxia, an early revenue stage medical device company that provides catheter-based perfusion augmentation therapies to improve outcomes for patients with cerebral ischemia resulting from vasospasm, following subarachnoid hemorrhage.

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