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Middle Peak Medical Raises $8.5 M to Develop Novel Mitral Valve Technology

June 26, 2013 10:48 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Middle Peak Medical, a development-stage medical device company that will commercialize a novel technology for treating mitral valve disease, has raised $8.5M in a Series A financing. The round was co-led by healthcare investment specialists Wellington Partners and Seventure Partners, along with seed investor High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH (HTGF).


Researchers Strike Gold with Nanotech Vaccine

June 26, 2013 10:07 am | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Scientists in the US have developed a novel vaccination method that uses tiny gold particles to mimic a virus and carry specific proteins to the body’s specialist immune cells. The technique differs from the traditional approach of using dead or inactive viruses as a vaccine and was demonstrated in the lab using a specific protein that sits on the surface of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).


Laser Guided Codes Advance Single Pixel Terahertz Imaging

June 26, 2013 9:42 am | by Boston College | News | Comments

Padilla and researchers in his lab recently reported a breakthrough in efforts to create accessible and effective THz imaging. Using both optical and electronic controls, the team developed a single-pixel imaging technique that uses a coded aperture to quickly and efficiently manipulate stubborn THz waves, according to a recent report in the journal Optics Express.


Biozoom Enters Into Commercial Phase of Scanner Production

June 26, 2013 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Biozoom scanner non-invasively measures and analyzes the biomarkers critical to understanding, managing, and improving a user's health and wellness. The prototype units have been validated in clinical trials and used at respected European institutions. The first commercially produced scanners are expected to arrive in September.


Medspira Announces New Clinical Trial Utilizing Its Innovative mcompass Biofeedback Anorectal Manometry System for Treatment of Fecal Incontinence

June 26, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Medspira announces a multi-center randomized clinical trial utilizing an investigational biofeedback device (based on the FDA cleared and currently marketed mcompass Anorectal Manometry system) combined with pelvic floor physical therapy for treatment of fecal incontinence.


Qardio Unveils Daily-Wear, Wireless Devices for Continuous Health Monitoring by Consumers & Their Physicians

June 26, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Qardio, a healthcare technology company, today unveils two revolutionary, cardiovascular monitoring devices. QardioCore and QardioArm are elegantly designed for effortless daily-wear, continuous monitoring by those with, or at risk of developing, cardiovascular conditions and sharing of data...


New Clinical Study Launches to Evaluate Healing of Knee Cartilage Using a Patient’s Own Regenerative Cells

June 26, 2013 6:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

InGeneron, Inc., an innovator in cell-based technologies for healthcare and veterinary medicine, announced today a study to assess the use of adult adipose derived regenerative cells to enhance cartilage healing after knee surgery. The study will utilize InGeneron’s patented Transpose RT system to prepare regenerative cells from the patient’s own fat tissue.


PMA Final Decisions for April 2013

June 26, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

These are Premarket Approvals (PMA), Product Development Protocols (PDP), Supplement and Notice Decisions. This list is generated on a monthly basis. A PDF document that contains the "Approval letter and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness" is being added to this listing for each PMA. The PMA number will appear as a link if this document is available.


Touchless Rotary Position Sensor

June 25, 2013 4:31 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Novotechnik U.S. has introduced the Vert-X 28HD Series of non-contact angle sensors. These magnetic sensors are designed for harsh environments. They have aluminum housing and are sealed for protection against ingress of liquids and solids to IP 69K.

LED Light-Curing System Reduces Cost and Improves Process Control

June 25, 2013 4:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new BlueWave LED DX-1000 VisiCure from Dymax is an LED light-curing system which produces visible light energy in a relatively narrow wavelength band centered at 405 nm. This system is designed to provide users with significant advantages over conventional lamp-curing systems...

SMD Fuse with 1500A Breaking Capacity

June 25, 2013 4:14 pm | by MDT Staff | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter is extending its family of Universal Modular Fuses to include a version with 1500 A breaking capacity at rated voltages of 277 VAC/250 VDC. The high breaking capacity of the UMT-H makes this time-lag fuse ideal for applications with high short-circuit currents.

2mm Shrouded Male Connectors

June 25, 2013 4:05 pm | by MDT Staff | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max has added 2mm pitch products to their family of shrouded male pin connectors for higher density applications.  Like our .100” pitch series, these connectors are effective where a robust, secure connection is demanded, such as frequently mated interconnects and blind mate situations.

Weight Is Key in Design of Consumer MedTech

June 25, 2013 4:00 pm | by Jessica Irons, Marketing/Business Development Specialist, Sonoco Protective Solutions | Blogs | Comments

When designing a medical device that is meant to be used directly by patients in their home, the designer has to keep in mind that the environment of a patient’s home is likely going to be dramatically different compared to a medical facility.


A Comprehensive Look at Balloon Catheter Testing

June 25, 2013 1:52 pm | by David Yanes, Director of Equipment and Catheter Technology, Interface Catheter Solutions | Interface Catheter Solutions | Articles | Comments

As balloon catheters are used in critical therapeutic applications, they simply must work as they are intended. Therefore, testing these devices must ensure that failure will not occur. This article looks at the testing process for balloon catheters and what decisions manufacturers need to consider.

Effects of DBS on Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

June 25, 2013 11:49 am | by Andrew Johnson | Videos | Comments

In November 2012 and February 2013, Andrew Johnson underwent a surgical procedure, Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, to help control his motor symptoms. This video represents his experience of how DBS has helped him. He is using a device from Medtronic.



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