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The Menarini Group Acquires Silicon Biosystems

September 12, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The Menarini Group, a privately held Italian pharmaceutical and diagnostics company, today announced it has acquired Silicon Biosystems, S.p.A., a provider of specialized molecular and cellular biology technologies capable of recovering and analyzing tumor cells from blood samples.

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FDA/American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Co-sponsored Public Workshop: Changing Regulatory and Reimbursement Paradigms for Medical Devices in the Treatment of Metabolic Diseases, October 17-18, 2013

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

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the following public workshop entitled "Changing Regulatory and Reimbursement Paradigms for Medical Devices in the Treatment of Metabolic Diseases:  How to Estimate and Reward True Patient-Centric Value in Innovation.”

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High-temperature, Outgassing-compliant Power Inductors

September 11, 2013 4:33 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Coilcraft CPS has announced its new AE619PYA Series of high-temperature, military-grade power inductors that meet all NASA low outgassing specifications. These robust, composite-core surface mount inductors are constructed of high-temperature materials to exceed the requirements of most military and aerospace applications...

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New Open Board Digital Temperature Controllers

September 11, 2013 4:17 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The 5R7-570(A) RoHS compliant open board electronic temperature controllers are specifically de-signed with a proportional integral control algorithm to provide the most precise control to thermoelectric modules (Peltier) at the most economical price.

High Energy Picosecond Pulses Enables Machining Thicker Materials

September 11, 2013 4:06 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Coherent has expanded their family of industrial ultrafast lasers with the Talisker HE series, whose high energy pulses enable drilling, cutting and scribing of thicker materials than with other ultrafast lasers. Talisker HE lasers are available with a choice of output options...

El Camino Hospital Enrolls Second Patient in Global Clinical Trial Evaluating the Medtronic CoreValve® System in Intermediate Risk Patients with Aortic Valve Disease

September 11, 2013 3:38 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

El Camino Hospital, in partnership with the Taft Center for Clinical Research and the Fogarty Clinical Research Institute, both a part of the Fogarty Institute for Innovation, announced today that it has enrolled its second patient in a global clinical trial comparing the Medtronic CoreValve® System with surgical aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at intermediate risk for open-heart surgery.

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Laser Material Weldability Tool

September 11, 2013 3:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Miyachi Unitek Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Miyachi Unitek has unveiled a new automated Laser Material Weldability App on its website, which gives users quick answers on material weldability using laser spot or seam welding.

Optimization Through Customization

September 11, 2013 2:10 pm | by John P. Walter, President and CEO, Precipart, & Abby Dress, Associate Professor, Long Island University | Articles | Comments

Many engineers and purchasing agents think it is more expensive to custom design a component or assembly these days when often customization can save on total costs. How can this be when an off-the-shelf unit typically is less expensive than its custom-produced counterpart?

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The NEXThaler: A New Type of Inhaler

September 11, 2013 1:58 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, MDT | Articles | Comments

A pharmaceutical company that developed a new powder asthma medication needed a delivery device. They identified a product development firm that handled all aspects of the development of an inhaler device with an intuitive design.     

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Existing Equipment Still has Staying Power—Part 1

September 11, 2013 12:13 pm | by George Karalias, Director of Marketing and Communications, Rochester Electronics | Blogs | Comments

Any time a disruptive technology comes along, prior generations of similar technologies are impacted. In the consumer market, customers generally adopt new technology rapidly if the price is right. For higher-value equipment, though, prior generations may find a new lease on life while customers wait until new technology price points come down.

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Updates from ISO 10993 Working Groups’ Italy Session

September 11, 2013 11:41 am | by Thor Rollins B.S. RM(NRCM), Biocompatibility Expert, Nelson Laboratories | Nelson Laboratories, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The European Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods performed a validation for in vitro irritation test for cosmetics and chemicals to replace the rabbit irritation test. Nelson Laboratories is participating in a round robin study to see if the validation will apply to medical devices in a three-phase process.

New Study Discovers Copper Destroys Highly Infectious Norovirus

September 11, 2013 11:14 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Scientists from the University of Southampton have discovered that copper and copper alloys rapidly destroy norovirus – the highly-infectious sickness bug. Worldwide, norovirus is responsible for more than 267 million cases of acute gastroenteritis every year.

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Titan Medical's New Robotic System

September 11, 2013 11:01 am | by Titan Medical | Videos | Comments

The SPORT™ Surgical System prototype successfully demonstrates the key features of the system. These include two multi-articulating instruments, each capable of moving with seven degrees of freedom and an intra-abdominal 3D HD vision system.

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Titan Medical Completes Functional Prototype of its Robotic Surgical System

September 11, 2013 10:55 am | by Marketwired | Ximedica | News | Comments

Titan Medical Inc. announced today that it has successfully completed development of a functional prototype of its Single Port Orifice Robotic Technology (SPORT™) Surgical System. The SPORT™ Surgical System prototype successfully demonstrates the key features of the system.

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Post-Operative Cancer Treatment and Chronic Wound Care Technology Concept Unveiled

September 11, 2013 10:20 am | by Neil Cooper, Team Consulting | News | Comments

Award-winning medical design and development company Team Consulting has today unveiled an innovative concept that has the potential to address two significant unmet clinical needs; early detection of cancer regrowth following surgery and detection of infection within chronic wounds.

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