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SonaCare Medical Successfully Launches New Products at European Association of Urology (EAU)

April 2, 2013 4:18 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SonaCare Medical, a leader in minimally invasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology, successfully launched two new products at the recent European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress in Milan, Italy. ...

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ATG Rehab and United Seating & Mobility Join Forces to Create Numotion

April 2, 2013 3:05 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Following the January merger of ATG Rehab (ATG) and United Seating & Mobility (USM), the company announced today its new name, Numotion, which will be in effect June 1st, 2013. "We realized our companies have complementary expertise, talents and systems," said Numotion President and CEO Paul Bergantino , formerly CEO of ATG.

pSivida's New Iluvien Approval Attempt Focuses on Safety

April 2, 2013 2:53 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Watertown, Mass.-based pSivida and its licensee Alimera Sciences submitted a new response to the FDA in hopes of highlighting the safety profile of the Iluvien chronic diabetic macular edema treatment, a drug-device combination that the federal watchdog agency rejected in November 2011.

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FDA Clears Medtronic's Affinity Fusion Blood Oxygenation System

April 2, 2013 2:49 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic said the FDA granted 510(k) clearance for its Affinity Fusion blood oxygenator, used during open heart surgery to replace the function of the lungs. The Minneapolis-area medical device company, which is the world's largest pure-play medtech maker, said the Affinity Fusion is designed to filter a patient's blood to remove particles and air during oxygenation.

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3D Scaffolds a New Tool to Fight Cancer

April 2, 2013 1:47 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Porous polymer scaffolds fabricated to support the growth of biological tissue for implantation may hold the potential to greatly accelerate the development of cancer therapeutics.

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FDA Issues New Guidance on Medical Device User Fee Refunds and Exceptions

April 2, 2013 1:44 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA issued new guidance this month detailing cases in which a medical device manufacturer may be eligible for a refund of the user fee paid for agency review. The federal watchdog agency described user fee protocols for both 510k and premarket approval applications.

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Obama Announces First Funding for Brain Mapping Project

April 2, 2013 1:11 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A plan to map the activity of entire brain regions down to the level of indvidual neurons got its official nod from the White House on Tuesday when President Obama announced his budget will request $100 million in funding for the project in 2014.

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Kentucky Cardiologist Invokes Wartime Statute in Medicare Kickbacks Case

April 2, 2013 12:45 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A whistleblower cardiologist from Kentucky wants a federal judge to bar a move to dismiss his lawsuit alleging a kickbacks scheme that defrauded Medicare, arguing that the statute of limitations should be extended because his lawsuit was filed while the U.S. was at war in Iraq.

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Imaging Technology Could Lower Coronary Disease Mortality Rate

April 2, 2013 12:06 pm | by Purdue Research Park | News | Comments

Patients undergoing angioplasty or other heart-related medical procedures could benefit from a new technology being developed with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Optical imaging technology from Wasatch Photonics Inc. creates images of coronary artery walls in vivo to show where lesions and plaques have formed.

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SkelRegen Continues to Gain Traction in Skeletal Tissue Regeneration

April 2, 2013 12:03 pm | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

SkelRegen, LLC continues to lead the way in musculoskeletal tissue regeneration. SkelRegen Co-Founder and Chief Medical, Science & Technology Officer Scott D. Boden, MD, was part of a recent groundbreaking investigation conducted by the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Emory University School of Medicine.

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Serascience Launches World’s First Point-of-Care Diagnostic Device for Multiple Myeloma

April 2, 2013 11:48 am | by Serascience | News | Comments

Serascience Limited, a specialist cancer diagnostics company established by a joint venture between Abingdon Health and the University of Birmingham, today announces the launch of Seralite, its proprietary point-of-care diagnostic device for multiple myeloma.

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Smart Phone App That Helps Patients Manage Heart Disease

April 2, 2013 11:28 am | by Rutgers-Camden | News | Comments

A new smart phone app that helps patients manage heart disease and stay out of the hospital has been developed by a team led by a Rutgers–Camden nursing student. Shannon Patel led a team that developed the WOW ME 2000mg app to help patients, their caregivers, and their family members identify and manage symptoms of heart failure.

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Nano Connectors Minimize Space Requirements

April 2, 2013 11:20 am | by MDT Staff | Omnetics Connector Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

These ultra-miniature connectors feature Omnetics' military style pin and socket designs to provide uninterrupted electrical connections for portable applications that are exposed to high shock and vibration environments.

Nano-Reinforced Polymers for Medical Devices

April 2, 2013 11:07 am | by MDT Staff | Foster Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Corporation, a leader in custom polymer compounds for medical devices, now offers nano-reinforced composites for minimally invasive devices, such as catheters, with reinforcement loadings up to 30% by weight.

Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital Installs Four Carestream Mobile X-Ray Units to Help Enhance Patient Care

April 2, 2013 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2013--After a six-month evaluation that involved on-site testing of six portable digital imaging systems, four CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems were installed at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis, Ind). These versatile...

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