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Spine Wave Announces U.S. FDA's 510K Clearance of the StaXx(R) IB System, an Intervertebral Body Fusion Device

April 29, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Spine Wave, Inc. a privately held medical device company committed to the development and delivery of high-quality innovative medical devices for the treatment of spinal disorders, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration to...

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UK Hospitals Order All Varian TrueBeam Radiotherapy Systems Offered Under Government Stimulus Program

April 29, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CRAWLEY, U.K., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospitals in London and Dorset have acquired the final two of ten advanced Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) radiotherapy treatment machines offered as part of an innovative government program to roll out the most modern cancer...

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Teleflex Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Next Generation Vascular Positioning System®

April 29, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 29, 2013--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, announces that its ARROW ® VPS G4 ™ Device has received 510(k) market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The ARROW...

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King Fahd Hospital of the University of Damman Chooses Nuance’s Advanced Speech Recognition

April 29, 2013 5:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 29, 2013--Emerging Technologies announced today that Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd University Hospital is to implement the Nuance Healthcare Dragon Medical 360 | Network Edition hospital-wide in a bid to deliver a truly 21 st century healthcare experience. ...

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Hospira Inc., GemStar Infusion System, Lithium Battery - Low Voltage

April 29, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

When the GemStar Lithium battery voltage level drops below 2.4 volts, an "11/004" error is displayed and the device is rendered inoperable. This failure mode results in a delay/interruption of therapy. Additionally, infusion settings and event history logs will be erased as a result of this device malfunction.

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Stainless Steel Couplings Provide Twice the Torque Capacity

April 26, 2013 4:54 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Helical’s 17-4PH stainless steel couplings are ideal when high strength, excellent fatigue resistance and high torsional stiffness are called for in an application. Helical is the only company offering a standard product line of beam couplings made of 17-4PH stainless steel.

Co-Diagnostics Inc. Acquires Suite of Technologies from DNA Logix

April 26, 2013 4:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 26, 2013--Co-Diagnostics, Inc., a specialist in personalized medicine and clinical diagnostics, has entered into an agreement with DNA Logix, a leader in the development of molecular diagnostic assays, to acquire certain technologies for genetic analysis in the...

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Enhanced Roboshot All-Electric Injection Molding Machine

April 26, 2013 3:33 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Milacron Plastics Technologies, a worldwide supplier of plastics-processing technologies, continues to offer the enhanced and top-selling Roboshot all-electric injection molding machine. New improvements to the machine offer customers unprecedented flexibility in their molding process.

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Non-Phthalate Plasticizer Portfolio

April 26, 2013 3:20 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Eastman Chemical Company today announced it will expand its non-phthalate plasticizer portfolio with the addition of Eastman 168 SG (sensitive grade) non-phthalate plasticizer. Eastman 168 SG non-phthalate plasticizer is an enhanced grade of the industry-leading Eastman 168 non-phthalate plasticizer.

Spanish Group Patents an Automatic Suture System for Colon Cancer Operations

April 26, 2013 3:08 pm | by Plataforma SINC | News | Comments

The Spanish research center Innotex has developed a device that enables automatic suturing of the large intestine after being sectioned during cancer colon surgery. The novelty of the system, called Insewing, is that it allows the use of absorbable suture material instead of metallic staples which are currently used and could cause intestinal stiffness and obstruction.

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New Imaging Technology Could Reveal Cellular Secrets

April 26, 2013 3:02 pm | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have married two biological imaging technologies, creating a new way to learn how good cells go bad. "Let's say you have a large population of cells," said Corey Neu, an assistant professor in Purdue University's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. "Just one of them might metastasize or proliferate, forming a cancerous tumor. We need to understand what it is that gives rise to that one bad cell."

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Remote-Monitored Prostheses

April 26, 2013 2:58 pm | by CTIA | Videos | Comments

Amputees are enjoying an improved quality of life with wireless enabled prostheses. The prosthetic sends data to the care-giver to make better informed adjustments, and the patient can even make adjustments from their mobile phone.      

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High Power Laser Diode with Internal Monitor Photodiode at 637nm

April 26, 2013 2:51 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Oclaro 120mW laser diode, offering precise control for industrial applications, is now available from the Optoelectronics Company. Oclaro’s HL63142DG high power red laser diode is the first ever to offer an inbuilt monitor photodiode at a lasing wavelength of 637nm.

Perspectives on Robots in the OR - A.J. Smith

April 26, 2013 2:41 pm | by A.J. Smith, Director of Product Marketing, Honeywell Sensing and Control | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Blogs | Comments

Will the OR of the future see robots completely replace human surgeons? Robotic technologies combined with improved sensors and sophisticated intelligence will make inroads into many aspects of medical care, including surgical centers and operating rooms.  

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BD Diagnostics Advances Commitment to a Fully Integrated Microbiology Solution with New Agreement

April 26, 2013 2:19 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SPARKS, Md. , April 27, 2013 /- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), announced today an international distributor agreement with Bruker Daltonics Inc. to sell and provide front-line technical support for the co-labeled BD™ Bruker MALDI Biotyper™ System. Microbial identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing is the end-poin...

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