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Cardiva Medical, Inc. Announces FDA Approval for VASCADE Vascular Closure System

February 7, 2013 9:40 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Cardiva Medical, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Premarket Approval (PMA) for the VASCADE Vascular Closure System (VCS). Clinical data from a prospective, multi-center, randomized 420 patient trial demonstrated that the VASCADE VCS is clinically and statistically superior in both safety and efficacy compared to manual compression...

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Molex Brings Its Growing Portfolio Of Solutions For Next-Generation Medical Devices To MD&M West

February 7, 2013 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | Molex | News | Comments

LISLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 7, 2013--Molex Incorporated continues to tap into world-class interconnect expertise to develop solutions for next-generation healthcare devices. Molex, along with subsidiaries Affinity Medical Technologies LLC, Temp-Flex LLC and Polymicro Technologies, will...

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Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Acquires Multiple Elekta Cancer Management Systems

February 7, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

GILBERT, Ariz., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center (Gilbert, Arizona, USA) recently acquired Elekta cancer management solutions, including two Elekta Infinity™ radiation therapy systems, each with an Agility™* 160-leaf multileaf collimator (MLC)...

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Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Bill Walton, Tours the Nation to Speak About Life-Changing Spine Surgery

February 7, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today that Bill Walton, Basketball Hall-of-Famer and a Better Way Back® patient ambassador, has successfully completed a nationwide tour...

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ERBA Diagnostics, Inc. Appoints Mohan Gopalkrishnan V.P. Operations

February 7, 2013 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 7, 2013--ERBA Diagnostics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ERB), a fully integrated in vitro diagnostics company, has appointed Mohan Gopalkrishnan as Vice President - Operations. Mr. Gopalkrishnan will be responsible for managing ERBA Diagnostics’ daily operations and will be based in...

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Secant Medical Appoints Jacqueline Ferro as Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Assurance

February 7, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | Secant Medical, Inc. | News | Comments

PERKASIE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 7, 2013--Secant Medical® has named Jacqueline Ferro as vice president of quality and regulatory assurance. Ferro, who was previously the director of quality at B. Braun Medical, Inc., brings 20 years of quality, regulatory and technical management experience to...

Medicare: Bipartisan Bill Would Make 'Doc Fix' Permanent

February 7, 2013 7:30 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A bipartisan bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would make the so-called "doc fix" permanent, pegging Medicare reimbursement rates to patient outcomes rather than the sustainable growth rate. A bipartisan U.S. House bill would end the cycle of so-called "doc fixes" that have averted Medicare reimbursement cuts since rate hikes were linked to the sustainable growth rate in 1997.

Affymetrix and DNA Link Sign Partnership for Forensic Test Development for Human Identification

February 7, 2013 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 7, 2013--Affymetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFFX) and DNA Link, Inc., a Korean genomics-based biotechnology company, today announced that they have signed a Powered by Affymetrix TM (PbA) Program agreement in which DNA Link, Inc. obtains a worldwide license to...

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Palomar Medical Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012

February 7, 2013 4:07 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:PMTI), a global leader in laser and other light-based systems for aesthetic treatments, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Hamilton Medical, Inc., HAMILTON-T1 Ventilators with Software Versions 1.1.2 and Lower

February 7, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

During ventilation of small pediatric patients with high airway resistance and low lung function, there may be unexpected high internal oxygen consumption by HAMILTON-T1 ventilators with software versions 1.1.2 and lower.

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Abiomed CEO Shrugs off Impact of DoJ Probe, FDA Call

February 6, 2013 4:41 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A U.S. Justice Dept. investigation and the FDA's decision to require pre-market approval for Abiomed's Impella heart pump leave CEO Michael Minogue unfazed. Cardiologists aren't paying much attention to the noise around Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) and its flagship medical device, the Impella heart pump, at least according to chairman, president & CEO Michael Minogue.

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Applications Processors Help Bridge the Gap Between Distant Doctors and Patients

February 6, 2013 2:46 pm | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

Telepresence has uses in a variety of environments such as large enterprise and manufacturing facilities, where a robot can help distant engineers and other team members stay connected with their team with live audio and video, eliminating costs and travel time.

Modeling Approach Transforms Imaging Technologies

February 6, 2013 2:31 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers are improving the performance of technologies ranging from medical CT scanners to digital cameras using a system of models to extract specific information from huge collections of data and then reconstructing images like a jigsaw puzzle. The new approach is called model-based iterative reconstruction, or MBIR.

Compliance Dynamics Announces Partnership to Reduce Cost of Compliance for Product Manufacturers

February 6, 2013 1:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 6, 2013--Compliance Dynamics and Nemko USA have agreed to a strategic partnership focused on delivering comprehensive regulatory and compliance services to manufacturers. The agreement provides the first managed services model focused on end-to-end...

Medifocus Inc. Announces Launch of New Website

February 6, 2013 12:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medifocus, Inc. (OTCQX: MDFZF), (TSX VENTURE: MFS) (Medifocus or the Company), a commercial stage, revenue producing biotechnology company focused on the use of focused microwave for the development and commercialization of minimally invasive systems for the treatment of cancerous and benign...

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