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Newest Smaller Laser Diode Module Boasts Rugged Design

July 25, 2013 5:15 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

BEA Lasers, responding to the growing demand for rugged, small industrial laser components, has announced their newest laser diode module. The mini SEN laser’s compact size and rugged design make this unit desirable in many industries including: semiconductor manufacturing, textiles, fastener positioning, 3D printers and many other light industrial assemblies.

Rotary Position Sensors with Exceptional Rotational Life

July 25, 2013 5:11 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics’ Sensing and Control Division is introducing a series of new non-contacting rotary position sensors offering exceptional performance for up to 100 million revolutions. Designed to operate reliably in demanding conditions, the MagnePot series is available with sensing angles between 35o and 360o.

Fidelity buys into the Boston Scientific comeback story in a big way

July 25, 2013 4:36 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Fidelity bought into the Boston Scientific comeback in a big way, revealing in a regulatory filing a nearly 10.5% stake in the medical device company. With its investment, Fidelity supplants Dodge & Cox., as Boston Scientific's largest institutional shareholder.

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Q2 profits surge for Edwards Lifesciences

July 25, 2013 4:31 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences posted surging 2nd-quarter profits on modest sales growth, saying sales of its flagship Sapien heart valve reached $90 million for the quarter. The Irvine, Calif.-based medical device company reported profits of $94.1 million, or 82¢ per share, on sales of $517.2 million for the 3 months ended June 30...

EnteroMedics Announces PMA Application for VBLOC Therapy in Obesity Accepted for Review and Filing by FDA

July 25, 2013 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EnteroMedics Inc., the developer of medical devices using neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced that the U.S. FDA has accepted for filing the Company's Premarket Approval application for approval of the Maestro® Rechargeable System's VBLOC® vagal blocking therapy as a treatment for obesity.

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New Blood Clot Removal System Successfully Restores Blood Flow

July 25, 2013 3:47 pm | by Cardiovascular Institute of the South | News | Comments

Dr. Nick Cavros, interventional cardiologist with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, used a new hand-held mechanical aspiration system to remove blood clots and increase blood flow.

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Officials Offer Update on Vermont Health Connect

July 25, 2013 2:45 pm | by Dave Gram, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three top Vermont officials expressed confidence Thursday that the state will be ready to launch the health insurance marketplace being set up under the federal Affordable Care Act on its scheduled startup date of Oct. 1.     

A Big Data Approach to Personalized Healthcare

July 25, 2013 2:26 pm | by Nitesh Chawla, University of Notre Dame | News | Comments

University of Notre Dame researchers have developed a computer-aided method that uses electronic medical records to offer the promise of rapid advances toward personalized health care, disease management and wellness.      

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Crafting Body Parts with 3D Printing

July 25, 2013 2:21 pm | by stripeschannel | Videos | Comments

At the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, custom prosthetic attachments, cranial-facial implants, and surgical models are constantly being churned out, layer by layer, in an additive manufacturing process commonly referred to as 3D printing.

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Study in British Journal of Urology International Features a Practical Solution for MRI-Ultrasound Fusion to Enable Tumor-Targeted, Tissue-Preserving Prostate HIFU Treatment

July 25, 2013 2:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Study results published in the current issue of British Journal of Urology International (10.1111/bju.12223) demonstrate that new software to register and fuse information from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound (US) images enables intraoperative visualization of tumors, not ordinarily seen in a US image.

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Invacare makes progress during 'most challenging year'

July 25, 2013 2:12 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Ohio-based medical device maker Invacare (NYSE:IVC) jumped a few points today, despite posting a tough 2nd quarter, as the company reported progress in emerging from an FDA consent degree that has limited research, development and manufacturing abilities.

From Gold, a New Way to Control Blood Clotting

July 25, 2013 1:33 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Using gold nanoparticles, MIT researchers have devised a new way to turn blood clotting on and off. The particles, which are controlled by infrared laser light, could help doctors control blood clotting in patients undergoing surgery, or promote wound healing.

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'Head-Mount Image Processing Unit' for Endoscopic Image Display

July 25, 2013 1:23 pm | by Sony Corporation | News | Comments

Sony Corporation has announced the launch of a head-mount image processing unit capable of receiving and outputting endoscope image signals, or controlling video images, which can then be displayed in 3D or 2D on an accompanying head-mounted monitor.

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Women’s Height Linked to Cancer Risk

July 25, 2013 1:00 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

The taller a postmenopausal woman is, the greater her risk for developing cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Height was linked to cancers of the breast, colon, endometrium, kidney, ovary, rectum, and thyroid, as well as to multiple myeloma and melanoma...  

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Recent Study Reveals Physicians Prefer Topical Delivery for Drug Delivery Technology, Such as a Transdermal Patch

July 25, 2013 12:20 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA), a wound management and drug delivery company, is making strides to take advantage of the $142 billion drug delivery market by launching a preclinical proof-of-principal study of an experimental hydrogel transdermal patch containing lidocaine. 

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