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GE Scientists in Technology “Relay Race” Against Cancer

May 20, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NISKAYUNA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2013--To commemorate National Cancer Research Month, a team of scientists from GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), are joined together in a technology “relay race” against cancer. They collectively are...

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AB SCIEX Announces In Vitro Diagnostic Devices CE Marked for Europe

May 20, 2013 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2013--AB SCIEX, a global leader in analytical technologies, today announced the launch of the 3200MD CE-IVDD series for general in vitro diagnostic use in Europe. Meeting regulatory requirements to obtain the CE-IVDD mark for the new AB SCIEX API...

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Medtronic Receives 'CE' Mark for 'Export Advance' Aspiration Catheter

May 20, 2013 7:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Expanding its portfolio of medical technology for the interventional treatment of cardiovascular disease, Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced today that the Export Advance aspiration catheter recently received the CE (Conformité Européenne) mark and will soon be launched in Europe and other international markets.

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OrbusNeich's GenousT Stent Associated With Lower Restenosis Rate Compared to Bare Metal Stents in Low-Risk Non-ST-Segment Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome (NSTE-ACS) Patients

May 20, 2013 5:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OrbusNeich today announced that the company's Genous Stent is associated with a significantly lower rate of binary restenosis compared to bare metal stents (BMS) in low-risk non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) patients at six months. Data from JACK-EPC, an...

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Abbott Diabetes Care, FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Meters

May 20, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

At extremely high blood glucose levels of 1024 mg/dL and above, the FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Meter will display and store in memory an incorrect test result that is 1024 mg/dL below the measured result. For example, at a blood glucose value of...

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Claret Medical, Inc. Announces Publication of the First Clinical Research on the Frequency and Composition of Embolic Debris Captured during TAVR

May 19, 2013 1:43 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SANTA ROSA, Calif. , May 20, 2013 /- Claret Medical, Inc. announced the publication of an original manuscript by Dr. Nicolas Van Mieghem et al., Histopathology of Embolic Debris Captured During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement . Published ahead of print in Circulation, May 7 th this research is the result of a collaboration between Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam,

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Stretta Procedure for GERD: Successful 10 Year Follow-Up Data Presented at Digestive Disease Week--Sustained Improvement, Long-Term Efficacy

May 19, 2013 8:24 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. , May 19, 2013 /- The non-surgical Stretta® procedure employing low power and low temperature radiofrequency (RF) energy is effective in control of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and eliminates or reduces the need for medication 10 years post-procedure, according to an independent, prospective long-term assessment presented today at the Digestiv...

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Compact 6W DC/DC Converters

May 17, 2013 5:13 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The MA600MHI series from MicroPower Direct is a family of compact, 6W DC/DC converters fully approved to both EN 60950 and EN 60601. They are specifically designed to meet the stringent isolation, reinforced insulation and low leakage requirements of medical grade equipment.

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Class-Leading Microcontroller Series

May 17, 2013 4:55 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The STM32F401 is the entry-level microcontroller in STMicroelectronics’ high-performance STM32F4 series featuring the ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit/DSP core. While running at lower frequency than other STM32F4 devices, it balances performance, power consumption and integration and claims the lead in its class.

Starter Kit Speeds Up Commissioning

May 17, 2013 4:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With its new StarterKit, Nanotec Electronic is providing companies with a complete solution for choosing and commissioning the optimum drive. Various motor settings can easily be tested, and different operating modes such as open loop and closed loop can be compared.

Statistical Challenges in Medical Device Trail Evaluation

May 17, 2013 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical devices are any medical items that are neither a drug nor a biological product. In light of their different mechanisms, actions and regulatory requirements, medical device (MD) trail evaluations are much more complicated than drug trails due to their unique clinical practices....

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550°F Bench Oven

May 17, 2013 4:24 pm | by MDT Staff | The Grieve Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

No. 983 is an electrically-heated 550°F bench oven from Grieve, currently used for curing medical instruments. 3KW are installed in Incoloy sheathed tubular heating elements. Workspace dimensions are 26” wide x 22” deep x 16” high.

Alumina Substrate and Medical Equipment Resistors

May 17, 2013 4:13 pm | by Michael West, Director of Engineering, Ohmite Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

This article will walk through the various characteristics of these resistors, including high resistance values, high voltage handling, small size, resiliency, and more, to demonstrate how they might aid in the design of medical devices.

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Addressing Health Data Security with Today’s Devices

May 17, 2013 3:13 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

While the advent of electronic health data offers impressive potential when it comes to treatment and diagnosis, it brings with it a host of security issues. The issue is cumbersome and often slow-moving regulatory bodies are scrambling to keep up with the quickly changing landscape of the medical world and they’re leaving a path of semi-regulation in their wake.

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Wright Medical Hip Lawsuit Update: New Video Informs Patients Why Profemur Z Hip Implant Is Allegedly Failing

May 17, 2013 1:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2013--Kent Klaudt, an injury lawyer at the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that Lieff Cabraser released today a video on the injuries suffered by hip replacement patients who received the Profemur Z hip...

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