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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.

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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Sensus Healthcare Receives FDA Clearance to Treat Keloids with the SRT-100™

May 24, 2013 10:37 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Sensus Healthcare is pleased to announce that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat Keloids with the SRT-100™. The SRT-100™ is the leading alternative to surgery in treating Non Melanoma Skin Cancer and now is approved to treat Keloids caused by surgery or injury.

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Smartphone Serves as a Biosensor

May 24, 2013 10:31 am | by University of Illinois | Videos | Comments

Professor Brian T. Cunningham and his graduate students demonstrate their development of using a smartphone camera as a high resolution spectrophotometer. Cunningham’s group is now collaborating with other groups across campus at the U. of I. to explore applications for the iPhone biosensor.

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Cradle Turns Smartphone into Handheld Biosensor

May 24, 2013 10:23 am | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor, University of Illinois | News | Comments

Researchers and physicians in the field could soon run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, medical diagnostics, food safety and more with their smartphones. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed a cradle and app for the iPhone that uses the phone’s built-in camera and processing power as a biosensor to detect toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses, and other molecules.

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CardioKinetix Announces Successful Parachute Live Case Transmission at 2013 EuroPCR Conference

May 24, 2013 8:27 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

PARIS & MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2013--CardioKinetix Inc., a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart failure, today announced the transmission of a live satellite feed of a clinical case using the first-of-its-kind catheter-based Parachute ®...

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Cook Medical, Inc., Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent

May 24, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Reason for Recall: Cook Medical received a small number of complaints that the delivery system of the device had separated at the tip of the inner catheter. Potential adverse events that may occur in cases where the inner deliver catheter breakage...

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PMA Final Decisions for March 2013

May 24, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Below are Premarket Approvals (PMA), Product Development Protocols (PDP), Supplement and Notice Decisions. This list is generated on a monthly basis. A PDF document that contains the "Approval letter and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness" is being added to this listing for each PMA. The PMA number will appear as a link if this document is available.

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