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Blue Belt Technologies Announces Implant Co-Marketing Partnership with DJO Surgical

May 17, 2013 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2013--Blue Belt Technologies, Inc., an innovative medical technology company commercializing robotic solutions for orthopedic surgery, announces an implant partnership with DJO Surgical, a DJO Global Company. Blue Belt’s NavioPFS orthopedic surgical system...

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Security Risks Found in Sensors for Heart Devices

May 17, 2013 12:13 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

The type of sensors that pick up the rhythm of a beating heart in implanted cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers are vulnerable to tampering, according to a new study conducted in controlled laboratory conditions. Implantable defibrillators monitor the heart for irregular beating and, when necessary, administer an electric shock to bring it back into normal rhythm.

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Nanotechnology Could Help Fight Diabetes

May 17, 2013 11:52 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Injectable nanoparticles developed at MIT may someday eliminate the need for patients with Type 1 diabetes to constantly monitor their blood-sugar levels and inject themselves with insulin. The nanoparticles were designed to sense glucose levels in the body and respond by secreting the appropriate amount of insulin, thereby replacing the function of pancreatic islet cells, which are destroyed in patients with Type 1 diabetes.

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UT Arlington Physicist's Tool Has Potential for Brain Mapping

May 17, 2013 11:48 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A new tool being developed by UT Arlington assistant professor of physics could help scientists map and track the interactions between neurons inside different areas of the brain. The journal Optics Letters recently published a paper by Samarendra Mohanty on the development of a fiber-optic, two-photon, optogenetic stimulator and its use on human cells in a laboratory.

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New Study Recommends Using Active Videogaming ('Exergaming') to Improve Children's Health

May 17, 2013 11:44 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Levels of physical inactivity and obesity are very high in children, with fewer than 50% of primary school-aged boys and fewer than 28% of girls meeting the minimum levels of physical activity required to maintain health. Exergaming, using active console video games that track player movement to control the game (e.g., Xbox-Kinect, Wii), has become popular, and may provide an alternative form of exercise to counteract sedentary behaviors.

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Diagnosing Heart Attacks: There's an App for That

May 17, 2013 11:42 am | by American Heart Association | News | Comments

An experimental, inexpensive iPhone application transmitted diagnostic heart images faster and more reliably than emailing photo images, according to a research study presented at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2013.

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CardioDx Announces New Data Demonstrating Use of Corus® CAD in the Primary Care Setting for Evaluation of Symptomatic Patients with Suspected CAD Influences Clinical Decision Making

May 17, 2013 11:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioDx, Inc., a pioneer in the field of cardiovascular genomic diagnostics, today announced results of a clinical utility study of the Corus® CAD gene expression test in the real-world primary care setting for evaluating patients with...

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Sony Delivers New Technology for Science to CYTO 2013

May 17, 2013 10:51 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. , May 17, 2013 /- Sony Biotechnology Inc. ("Sony") today announced the launch of the new SH800 Cell Sorter 8-well strip holder and 130um sorting chip.  Sony will also be exhibiting its newly rebranded reagent portfolio. New data collected on its new SH800 Cell Sorter, the EC800 flow cytometer, and new SP6800 Spectral Analyzer will be presented during com...

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IMS Health and Remedy Informatics Announce Real-World Evidence Collaboration

May 17, 2013 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. & SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2013--IMS Health and Remedy Informatics today announced a strategic alliance to deliver technology-enabled Real-World Evidence (RWE) solutions for life sciences organizations worldwide. The alliance brings together IMS Health’s...

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PENTAX Medical And Hitachi-Aloka Medical Continue Joint Innovation And Global Leadership In Endoscopic Ultrasound Systems

May 17, 2013 8:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MONTVALE, N.J., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PENTAX Medical, a healthcare industry leader in endoscopic imaging, and Hitachi-Aloka Medical, a global leader in ultrasound imaging, recently announced renewed collaborative efforts between the two global companies to enable further...

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Thoratec Announces FDA Approval Of HeartMate II Pocket Controller

May 17, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug...

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EnteroMedics Completes VBLOC Therapy Pre-PMA Meeting With FDA

May 17, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM), the developer of medical devices using neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced that the Company completed a pre-PMA (Premarket Approval) application meeting with the U.S. Food and...

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Small Brushless Dual-Shaft Motor

May 16, 2013 4:49 pm | by MDT Staff | Allied Motion | Product Releases | Comments

Allied Motion has announced the KinetiMax 32EB-DS, an extremely compact brushless DC motor with a dual output shaft. This KinetiMax is an outer rotor motor and has two identical shafts and two identical bearings capable of handling high side loads on both sides of the motor.

World Congress on Interventional Oncology to Present Live TheraSphere® Administration

May 16, 2013 4:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2013--Nordion Inc. (TSX: NDN) (NYSE: NDZ), a leading provider of products and services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, today announced that for the second consecutive year, organizers of the World Congress on Interventional Oncology...

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Indego Exoskeleton: The Advancement of Human Motion Control

May 16, 2013 3:59 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor, MDT | Articles | Comments

When it comes to wearable robotics and exoskeletons, the engineers behind the Indego Exoskeleton are striving to be at the forefront of this emerging technology. Parker Hannifin, with the cooperation of Vanderbilt University, created an exoskeleton with one primary goal in mind—to create a useful, well designed, user friendly, empathetic product that would improve the lives of its users.

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