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Providence Medical Technology Announces U.S. Regulatory Clearance of PMT Cervical Cage

June 4, 2013 10:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Providence Medical Technology, Inc. (PMT) today announced it received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its PMT Cervical Cage. PMT Cervical Cage is a novel minimally-invasive implant and delivery system for cervical fusion procedures. PMT Cervical Cage is indicated for use in skeletally mature patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD) of the cervical spine (C3-C7) with accompanying radicular symptoms at one disc level.


Sunscreen Slows Skin Aging, if Used Often Enough

June 4, 2013 8:50 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

If worry about skin cancer doesn't make you slather on sunscreen, maybe vanity will: New research provides some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the aging of your skin. Ultraviolet rays that spur wrinkles and other signs of aging can quietly build up damage pretty much anytime you're in the sun—a lunchtime stroll, school recess, walking the dog—and they even penetrate car windows.


ZipLine® Medical Begins Commercial Launch of a Noninvasive Skin Closure Device Designed for Suture-Like Outcomes at the Speed of Staples

June 4, 2013 8:30 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

ZipLine Medical, an emerging medical device company that is developing a platform technology for noninvasive surgical skin closure designed to provide a suture-like outcome at the speed of staples, reported today that it has begun shipping products for commercial use.


St. Jude Medical Initiates First US Clinical Study of the EnligHTN Renal Denervation System for Drug-Resistant High Blood Pressure

June 4, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin the EnligHTN IV Renal Denervation Study, the first U.S. trial using the EnligHTN ™ Multi-Electrode Renal Denervation System to treat patients with drug-resistant high blood pressure.


First Head-to-Head Study Shows Greenlight XPS® Laser Therapy Equally Safe and Effective with Faster Recovery as Commonly Used Turp for Treatment of BPH

June 4, 2013 6:09 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Data presented at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting demonstrate that treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) with GreenLight XPS ® laser therapy with MoXy ® fiber, instead of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), results in significantly shorter hospitalization, catheterization, and recovery times for patients, while maintaining equivalent safety and efficacy.


New Miniaturized Piezo-Motor Driven Nanopositioning Stage

June 3, 2013 5:11 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Precision positioning systems specialist Physik Instrumente (PI) recently introduced a new series of miniaturized, piezo-motor-driven linear positioners at the 2013 LASER World of PHOTONICS conference – the world’s largest trade show for lasers and photonics related products – in Munich, Germany.

Compact Vision Products for Embedded OEM

June 3, 2013 4:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Cognex Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Cognex has announced that it has released two new products, the Advantage 100 vision system and the AE2 Advantage engine designed for integration into Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) devices and equipment. OEM equipment designers can now take full advantage of powerful Cognex vision and code reading technology

Compact 1 Watt DC-DC Converter

June 3, 2013 4:24 pm | by MDT Staff | Murata Power Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Murata has announced the Murata Power Solutions MEJ1 series of isolated 1 Watt DC-DC converters. Encapsulated in a 7 pin SIP package, the MEJ1 series offers basic and supplementary isolation to the internationally recognized UL60950 standard.


Laboratory Balance: More Reliable Weighing

June 3, 2013 3:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new Secura laboratory balance developed by Sartorius for applications in regulated areas such as pharmaceutical labs fulfills particularly high reliability requirements. The balance monitors its ambient conditions automatically, thereby preventing handling errors.

Materials Impact Medical Device Design Trends

June 3, 2013 2:22 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT | Articles | Comments

There are an array of factors that impact the design of medical devices, from available components to healthcare trends. In this Roundtable presentation, participants spoke to the way in which healthcare trends are impacting material development and, as a result, how materials are then impacting medical device design.


Ventana and Barco revolutionize digital pathology viewing experience

June 3, 2013 1:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide agreement with healthcare imaging expert Barco to provide Barco's leading diagnostic and clinical review display systems for use with the VENTANA Virtuoso image and workflow management system, offering a best-in-class, turnkey image viewing solution.


Medical Technologies: The Ones to Watch

June 3, 2013 12:33 pm | by Kevin Bottomley, Managing Director, Results Healthcare | Blogs | Comments

The growth in sales of medical technologies is set to outperform prescription medicines over the coming five years. Data from Evaluate Medtech indicates that over the period 2011 to 2018, the overall global compound annual growth rate for the sector will be 4.4%, in contrast to just 2.5% for drug products.


Vinegar Cancer Test Saves Lives, India Study Finds

June 3, 2013 11:25 am | by Marilynn Marchione and Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press | News | Comments

A simple vinegar test slashed cervical cancer death rates by one-third in a remarkable study of 150,000 women in the slums of India, where the disease is the top cancer killer of women. Doctors reported the results Sunday at a cancer conference in Chicago.


Stem Cell Study Could Aid Quest to Combat Range of Diseases

June 3, 2013 11:15 am | by University of Edinburgh | News | Comments

Scientists have taken a vital step forward in understanding how cells from skin tissue can be reprogrammed to become stem cells. New research could pave the way to generate these stem cells efficiently to better understand and develop treatments for diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and muscular degeneration.


Printing Innovations Provide 10-Fold Improvement in Organic Electronics

June 3, 2013 9:49 am | by DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | News | Comments

Through innovations to a printing process, researchers have made major improvements to organic electronics – a technology in demand for lightweight, low-cost solar cells, flexible electronic displays and tiny sensors. The printing method is fast and works with a variety of organic materials to produce semiconductors of strikingly higher quality than what has so far been achieved with similar methods.



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