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Women Smokers May Have Greater Risk for Colon Cancer Than Men

April 30, 2013 1:00 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Smoking increased the risk for developing colon cancer, and female smokers may have a greater risk than male smokers, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Organogenesis to Present Large Retrospective Comparative Effectiveness Analysis and Health Economic Data in Chronic Wound Healing at The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society Meeting

April 30, 2013 12:56 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Organogenesis Inc., a commercial leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that it will present new Apligraf® comparative effectiveness data and chronic wound burden of illness economic analyses at the Symposium of Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) and Wound Healing Society (WHS) Meeting (SAWC Spring/WHS) held May 1-5, 2013...

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InBreath Scaffold and Bioreactor Used in First U.S. Transplant of a Regenerated Trachea

April 30, 2013 12:12 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Harvard Bioscience has announced that the InBreath tracheal scaffold and bioreactor system manufactured by Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology, Inc. (HART), its wholly owned regenerative medicine technology subsidiary, were used in the first successful transplant of a regenerated trachea in the United States.

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Surgeons Perform First-Ever 'Blindfolded' Simulated Robotic Procedure

April 30, 2013 12:01 pm | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Despite all of the advances in robotics, the ability to provide the operator of a robotic system with a sense of touch (haptics) still remains a significant problem. This is no more dramatically illustrated than in the use of robots in surgical procedures.

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KCI Announces Global Rollout of Novel Skin Graft Harvesting Tool

April 30, 2013 10:45 am | by Kinetic Concepts | News | Comments

Kinetic Concepts has announced that its CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System will be showcased at a company-sponsored epidermal grafting education summit April 30–May 1 in Denver, Colo. More than 100 wound care providers will attend to discuss advancing outcomes of care with KCI medical technologies, including the new CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System.

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FDA Grants Mauna Kea Technologies 510(k) Clearance to Market AQ-Flex(TM) 19 Miniprobe for Fine Needle Aspiration Procedures

April 30, 2013 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mauna Kea Technologies (NYSE Euronext: MKEA), leader in the optical biopsy market and developer of Cellvizio®, the fastest way to see cancer, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the AQ-Flex™ 19 miniprobe to provide real-time optical biopsies during...

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Georgia Tech Students Working to Improve Parkinson’s Patients’ Lives

April 30, 2013 10:33 am | News | Comments

Georgia Institute of Technology bioengineering PhD student Teresa Sanders was working with Emory University Parkinson’s Disease specialists, and received an eZ430-Chronos watch from TI. She had a thought: A watch with an accelerometer could measure limb tremors and be paired with other tools to assess patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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Pre-Publication Trial Results Demonstrate Safety and Effectiveness of CyberKnife Prostate Cancer Treatment

April 30, 2013 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 30, 2013--Pre-publication results from a national clinical trial show that prostate cancer treatment with CyberKnife® robotic radiosurgery demonstrated excellent preservation of sexual health and resulted in no significant side effects or complications. “This is great...

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Cardium Announces Excellagen Presentation at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring 2013 Meeting

April 30, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE MKT: CXM) today announced that the Company will present a poster demonstrating the clinical benefits of Excellagen@ in advanced regenerative wound management at The Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society (SAWC/WHS) meeting to be held May 1-5,...

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St. Jude Medical Announces CE Mark and Launch of First Quadripolar CRT Pacemaker

April 30, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, a global medical device company, today announced CE Mark approval and European launch of its Allure Quadra Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Pacemaker (CRT-P). This CRT-P system offers more pacing options to deliver higher success rates, as evidenced by robust clinical data.

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Wenzel Spine Announces Launch of VariLift-C

April 30, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wenzel Spine, a medical device company focused on providing minimally invasive, stand-alone alternatives to traditional spinal fusion, today announced the launch of the VariLift-C Stand-Alone Zero-Profile Expandable Cervical Interbody Fusion Device.

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ETView Medical, Ltd. Announces US FDA Clearance of a 510(k) Pre-marketing Notification Application Expanding the VivaSight-DL line of Innovative Airway Devices

April 30, 2013 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ETView has announced that the company has received clearance of a 510(k) Pre-Marketing Notification Application with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanding the available sizes of the VivaSight- DL Airway Management System.

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Carbon Nanotube Sensor Detects Glucose in Saliva

April 30, 2013 5:52 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Diabetes affects some 300 million people worldwide and the numbers keep on increasing. Many of these people undergo a daily regimen of tests that measure the amount of glucose in the blood stream, usually taken from finger prick samples. Needless to say, this is a time-consuming, expensive and painful process.

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Ultra-Compact Dual/Quad Axis Universal Drive Module

April 29, 2013 5:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ACS Motion Control has developed a unique addition to the SPiiPlus EtherCAT Control Solution family. The SPiiPlusUDMlc, or UDMlc, is a compact EtherCAT dual/quad axis drive, designed to meet the needs of OEMs designing control systems for motion demanding equipment which utilize small motors.

Teleflex Announces First Insertion of ARROW® JACC™ Catheter with Chlorag+ard® Technology

April 29, 2013 5:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated, has announced the first insertion of the new ARROW JACC Catheter with Chlorag + ard Technology. The ARROW JACC Catheter with Chlorag + ard Technology is a long-term, small bore antimicrobial and antithrombogenic catheter that gives clinicians a single, less-invasive option for critically ill patients for the duration of their therapy.

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