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Robust Gripper with High Sprue Control

February 7, 2013 3:38 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

High process reliability, compact construction: FIPA’s new Sprue Gripper GR04.101A now offers the optimal solution for the removal of injection-molded parts.

Diabetes: Insulet and Dexcom Call It Quits on Development Agreement

February 7, 2013 3:34 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Insulet and Dexcom decide not to pursue a joint development agreement to integrate Dexcom's continuous glucose monitoring technology with Insulet's insulin-infusing OmniPod. Diabetes technology makers Insulet and Dexcom Inc. abandoned a 5-year-old joint development deal that would have merged Dexcom's continuous glucose monitoring technology with Insulet's OmniPod insulin delivery system.

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LARC Motors for Large Diameter Direct Drive Projects

February 7, 2013 3:29 pm | by MDT Staff | Applimotion, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Applimotion routinely scales its LARC motors (Linear Arc) for large diameter applications greater than 1 meter diameter. The modular nature of these motors allows them to integrate with large assemblies for imaging.

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Laboratory Automation Control Platform

February 7, 2013 3:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech’s new Ensemble® LAB control platform makes it easier than ever to automate laboratory and light industrial manufacturing applications. The full-color touch-screen display enables quick access...

Stung by Widening Losses, Accuray Plans $75M Debt Offering

February 7, 2013 2:53 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

On the heels of gaping losses and a more than 25% sales decline, Accuray announces plans for a $75 million debt round. Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) plans to issue $75 million worth of convertible senior notes as it gears up to restructure its business after a year of widening losses. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based medical device company said it will use the proceeds from the offering of debt due Feb. 1, 2018, to shore up its balance sheet.

Researchers Find a Genetic Marker for Aortic Valve Disease

February 7, 2013 2:13 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A research consortium tracks down a genetic variant that doubles the risk of buildup in the aortic valve that can cause heart failure, stroke and sudden cardiac death. A team of researchers have pinpointed a gene that may be responsible for double a patient's risk of calcium buildup in the aortic valve, a condition linked with heart failure, stroke and sudden cardiac death. The finding may lead to new research and therapies, which are very limited for patients with narrowing, or stenosis, of the aortic valve.

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Losses Soar, Shares Plummet for Accuray

February 7, 2013 2:09 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Accuray's fiscal 2nd quarter sales plunge and its losses gape wider, sending share prices down almost 10% today. Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) shares lost nearly 10% today after the medical device company reported soaring losses and a nearly 27% sales slide for its fiscal 2nd quarter. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company, which makes radiation oncology equipment, posted losses of $29.2 million, or 40¢ per share, on sales of $77.8 million for the 3 months ended Dec. 31, 2012.

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Fully Automatic AED Plus from ZOLL Granted 510(k) Clearance by U.S. Food and Drug Administration

February 7, 2013 1:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 7, 2013--ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market and begin U.S. distribution of the new fully...

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CT Scanner Delivers Less Radiation

February 7, 2013 12:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Faster, more sensitive scans and better image processing may reduce the risk of x-ray-related cancers. A new CT scanner exposes patients to less radiation while providing doctors with clearer images to help with diagnoses, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health.

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Sorin Group Announces Preliminary Results for 2012

February 7, 2013 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 7, 2013--At a meeting held today and chaired by Rosario Bifulco, the Sorin S.p.A. (MIL:SRN) Board of Directors analyzed the results for the fourth quarter 2012 and the preliminary unaudited consolidated results for the year of 2012. The final draft of the financial...

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100 Watt AC-DC Power Supply

February 7, 2013 10:44 am | by MDT Staff | Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announces the NXT-100 series of ultra small AC-DC power supplies with extended temperature range that achieves unit start-up down to –40°C (-WT models).

Convection Cooled, Compact 300-Watt Power Supplies

February 7, 2013 10:40 am | by MDT Staff | Tdk - Lambda Americas | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the release of TDK-Lambda’s latest addition to its ZWS line of compact AC-DC power supplies. The new single-output ZWS300BAF series provides 300-watts with convection cooling.

Effective Drug-free Treatment for Migraine Published in NEUROLOGY

February 7, 2013 10:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

LIEGE, Belgium, February 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American scientific journal NEUROLOGY publishes the positive results of the PREMICE clinical study on the effectiveness and safety of the CEFALY® medical device in the prevention of migraine. NEUROLOGY (official journal of the...

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Square Shoulder Milling Cutters

February 7, 2013 10:14 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

To continue the success of its Turbo 10 series of square shoulder milling cutters and provide manufacturers with increased machining flexibility in tough materials, Seco Tools is expanding the product line...

Micro Dosing Unit for Liquids

February 7, 2013 10:06 am | by MDT Staff | Burkert Fluid Control Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Bürkert's new micro dosing unit Type 7615 – a high-precision diaphragm pump for exact dosing of liquids in the µl range – is the fluid technology specialist's latest addition to its product portfolio for analytical, bio-medical and medical applications.

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