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The Brain-Gut Connection: A Link Between Depression and Common Hospital-Acquired Infection

May 7, 2013 11:47 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

Adults with depression and who receive certain types of anti-depressants have an increased risk of developing Clostridium difficile, a costly and serious hospital-associated infection, according to a new University of Michigan Health System study.

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Mitek Sports Medicine Launches Small Diameter Dual-Thread Suture Anchor and New PTRC Repair System

May 7, 2013 11:29 am | by Mitek Sports Medicine | News | Comments

Mitek Sports Medicine, a leading orthopaedics sports medicine company, announced the launch of the HEALIX 3.4-mm Suture Anchor, the company's smallest dual-thread suture anchor for rotator cuff repair, and the launch of a new double-loaded minimally invasive partial thickness rotator cuff repair system, as part of its HEALIX TRANSTEND Implant System.

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Maxim Surgical Achieves FDA Clearance for New Spinal Implants Made of Solvay’s Zeniva PEEK

May 7, 2013 11:16 am | by Solvay Specialty Polymers | News | Comments

Maxim Surgical, a new designer and manufacturer of spinal implants, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its new MaxFuse-C cervical interbody fusion system made of Zeniva polyetheretherketone rods from Solvay Specialty Polymers.

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GHX Delivers Industry’s First Implantable Devices Supply Chain Solutions for Healthcare

May 7, 2013 11:09 am | by GHX | News | Comments

GHX has announced Case Xpert and Order Intelligence, the healthcare industry’s first end-to-end supply chain solutions for managing and tracking implantable medical devices, including the physician preference items (PPI) used in operating rooms.

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A Living Patch for Damaged Hearts

May 7, 2013 10:10 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Duke University biomedical engineers have grown three-dimensional human heart muscle that acts just like natural tissue. This advancement could be important in treating heart attack patients or in serving as a platform for testing new heart disease medicines.

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FDA Approves BIOTRONIK’s Ilesto 7 ICD/CRT-D Series

May 7, 2013 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2013--BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for its Ilesto 7 implantable cardioverter-defibrillator/cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator...

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Vast Majority of Americans Would Want to Know if They Have a Serious Illness or Injury, Even If There Is No Cure, New Survey Shows

May 7, 2013 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2013--Amidst ongoing national debate about healthcare costs, new research unveiled today by Siemens Healthcare shows that the vast majority of Americans (92 percent) agree that “the value of knowing exactly what is wrong with their health is as important as...

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Enrollment Completed for Low-Risk Aortic and Mitral Patient Groups For On-X® Prosthetic Heart Valve Anticoagulation Clinical Study

May 7, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2013--On-X ® Life Technologies, Inc. (On-X LTI) announced today that enrollment for the Low-Risk Aortic Valve and Mitral Valve Patient Groups has been completed. The Prospective Randomized On-X Valve Anticoagulation Trial (PROACT) was initiated with US FDA...

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Exercise-related Changes in Estrogen Metabolism May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

May 7, 2013 12:05 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Changes in estrogen breakdown, or metabolism, may be one of the mechanisms by which aerobic exercise lowers a woman’s breast cancer risk, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Revolutionary PCD Drills

May 6, 2013 4:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

A leading provider of metal cutting solutions for milling, turning, hole making and tool holding, Seco recently introduced the company’s new CX1 and CX2 polycrystalline diamond drills for composite hole making. The new diamond-tip technology eliminates issues with uncut fibers or delamination in composite machining.

Direct-Drive Workhead and Hydrostatic B-Axis on Cylindrical Grinder

May 6, 2013 4:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Kellenberger Kel-Varia CNC-controlled, universal cylindrical grinding machines feature a robust and rigid direct-drive workhead to provide reliable and accurate grinding of large, heavy parts. A powerful torque drive allows heavy parts to be quickly and precisely accelerated and braked with zero backlash during bidirectional movements.

First Head-to-Head Study Shows GreenLight XPS Laser Therapy Equally Safe And Effective With Faster Recovery As Commonly Used TURP For Treatment Of BPH

May 6, 2013 4:02 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MINNETONKA, Minn., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data to be presented tomorrow at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting demonstrate that treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) with GreenLight XPS® laser therapy with MoXy® fiber, instead of...

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Molding Animal Free: A Case Study

May 6, 2013 3:46 pm | by Ryan Fuhr, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, and John Haley, VP of Operations, Advanced Molding Technologies | Advanced Molding Technology | Articles | Comments

A company required molded components that would come in contact with pharmaceutical processes and needed to minimize the risk of contamination, so it selected animal derived component free resins that were molded in a newly created cleanroom.

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DC Motors Offer High Torque in a Small Space

May 6, 2013 3:41 pm | by MDT Staff | Micromo | Product Releases | Comments

MICROMO is pleased to announce the new FAULHABER high power 0816…SR Series DC‐Micro Motors. Based on the revolutionary FAULHABER ironless rotor winding, the coreless motors deliver best in class performance in a compact 8 mm diameter with continuous torque up to 0.7 mNm and a stall torque of 1.2 mNm.

Motor Components and Assemblies for Direct Drive in Vacuum

May 6, 2013 3:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Applimotion offers many of its brushless direct drive motor kits and assemblies for vacuum applications. Light vacuum applications employ Ni-plated magnets and potted coil assemblies. High vacuum applications employ laser welded, helium leak tested, stainless housings. 

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