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Medgenics Launches First Clinical Trial in Hepatitis to Use INFRADURE Tissue Treatment

January 30, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MISGAV, Israel & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 30, 2013--Medgenics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MDGN and AIM: MEDU, MEDG) (the “Company”), the developer of a novel platform technology for the sustained production and delivery of therapeutic proteins in patients using their own tissue, announced...

Sunshine Heart Appoints Warren Watson to Board of Directors

January 30, 2013 5:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sunshine Heart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSH) (ASX: SHC) today announced that Warren Watson has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Watson replaces William Peters, MD, who steps down from the Board but continues on as Chief Technical Officer of Sunshine Heart. Both changes are...

IBM's Watson to Join Research Team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

January 30, 2013 4:30 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM today announced it will provide a modified version an IBM Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, making it the first university to receive such a system. The arrival of the Watson system will enable new leading-edge research at Rensselaer, and afford faculty and students an opportunity to find new uses for Watson and deepen the systems’ cognitive capabilities. The firsthand experience of working on the system will also better position Rensselaer students as future leaders in the areas of Big Data, analytics, and cognitive computing. E-mail this page Save to del.icio.us Digg this

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Vycor Medical, Inc., Vycor Viewsite Brain Access System (VBAS)

January 30, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Vycor Medical recalled its VBAS because an unidentified black fiber was found on the device. This product may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.

Inked and Regretful: Removing Tattoos

January 30, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

That tattoo on your arm of a former flame - the one that seemed like a great idea years ago - is kind of embarrassing today. And your spouse is not too crazy about it either...

Sunshine Heart to Delist From the Australian Securities Exchange

January 29, 2013 5:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sunshine Heart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSH) (ASX: SHC) (Sunshine Heart) announced today that it intends to delist from the official list of the ASX during the first half of the 2013 calendar year. Sunshine Heart is currently listed on two stock exchanges -- ASX and the NASDAQ Capital Market...

Spectacular Year for Healthcare IT With $1.2 Billion in VC Funding, Reports Mercom Capital Group

January 29, 2013 5:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity for the Healthcare IT (HIT) sector during 2012. Venture Capital (VC) funding totaled nearly $1.2 billion (B) in 163 deals in 2012 compared...

Danaher posts wins across the board for Q4 and full-year 2012

January 29, 2013 4:40 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Danaher sees healthy sales growth across all business segments and beats analysts' expectations for the 4th quarter of 2012. Science and technology company Danaher (NYSE:DHR) posted increases across the board in its latest financial report detailing operations during the 4th quarter and full year of 2012. News Well, 2012, Earnings Roundup, Q4read more

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Solta Medical to Acquire Sound Surgical Technologies

January 29, 2013 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTM), a global leader in the medical aesthetics market, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Sound Surgical Technologies LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, Solta will acquire Louisville, Colorado-based Sound ...

Medical Molding 2012 Digital Supplement

January 29, 2013 4:05 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

The 2012 Medical Molding supplement to MDT highlights several very different aspects of the component fabrication process. Ensuring quality results by establishing effective process monitoring is the subject of one article.

November/December 2012 Digital Edition

January 29, 2013 3:50 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

The November/December 2012 cover story, "Industry Forecast," highlights the significant topics for the industry in 2013 and shares the thoughts of leaders from the community. In "Meeting the FDA's Mandates for Unique Device Identification," technology is reviewed that can aid in ensuring manufacturers are in compliance to this coming regulation.

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The "don'ts" of pitching a new technology, according to Dr. Thomas Fogarty

January 29, 2013 3:46 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Looking to pitch a new medical device to Fogarty Institute for Innovation founder Dr. Thomas Fogarty? Make sure to note the "cardinal sins" of pitching. By Evan Anderson This article is an excerpt from a blog post originally published on biodesignalumni.com News Well, Blog, Funding Roundup, Venture Capitalread more

A Matter of Materials: Molding

January 29, 2013 3:31 pm | by Scott Young, Ph.D. | West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. | Articles | Comments

New material offerings are critical to medical device manufacturers as they provide new opportunities in the development of cutting edge technologies. This three-part round-up features three new materials that are impacting medical device manufacturing in the areas of adhesives/coatings, molding, and extrusion. This part focuses on molding.

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A Matter of Materials: Adhesives/Coatings

January 29, 2013 3:29 pm | by Jennifer Hooker | Master Bond, Inc. | Articles | Comments

New material offerings are critical to medical device manufacturers as they provide new opportunities in the development of cutting edge technologies. This three-part round-up features three new materials that are impacting medical device manufacturing in the areas of adhesives/coatings, molding, and extrusion. This part focuses on adhesives/coatings.

Industry groups commit to war against medical device tax as 1st due date arrives

January 29, 2013 3:03 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The 1st payments on the 2.3% medical device tax are due today, but medtech lobbying groups aren't fading in their drive for repeal. Medical device lobbying groups are remobilizing efforts to repeal a 2.3% sales tax as the industry scrambles to meet the 1st payment deadline this month. A trio of industry advocates banded together to urge Congress to take action on the tax, which they estimate will cost medical device makers about $194 million per month. News Well, Lobbying, Medical Device Taxread more

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