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Roper Industries To Acquire MHA

April 17, 2013 4:20 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SARASOTA, Fla., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) in a cash transaction valued at $1.0 billion.  Headquartered in Florham Park,...

New Acoustic Adhesive Vent for Protecting Portable Electronics

April 17, 2013 4:19 pm | by MDT Staff | W.L. Gore & Associates | Product Releases | Comments

The new GAW113 acoustic vent from W. L. Gore & Associates’ Portable Electronic Vents is designed to provide dust and splash protection for acoustic openings in portable electronic devices such as scanners, two-way radios, tablet and laptop PCs, and other devices where reliable performance is essential.

LED-Optimized Medical Electronics Coating Offers Operating Cost Savings

April 17, 2013 3:59 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Dymax has introduced MD 1901-M, a flexible, high-performance, LED-curable coating for medical micro circuits typically used in hearing aids, wound-care devices, and medical pumps. 1901-M, developed to be tack free immediately after curing, helps prevent potential defects that could occur as a result of components being handled too soon.

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Minnesota Aims to Lure Baxter, Other Large Players with Tax Incentives

April 17, 2013 3:42 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Minnesota regulators are offering tax incentives in hopes of luring more large corporations to the North Star State, and at least one major medical device and diagnostics player is thinking of taking advantage of the offer. Illinois-based Baxter already owns a facility in Brooklyn Park, Minn., and is considering expanding there.

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Surface Thermography Liquid Crystals Reveal Hot Spots in Electronics

April 17, 2013 3:38 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The TLC-100 Kit from Advanced Thermal Solutions features spray-on thermochromic liquid crystals which change color at different temperatures to reveal heat issues on chips and other electronic components. By applying these liquid crystals, engineers can visually find hotspots and temperature fields.

STAAR Surgical Celebrates Over 350,000 Successful Visian® ICL™ Implants at ASCRS Symposium in San Francisco

April 17, 2013 3:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MONROVIA, Calif., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced its significant participation in the upcoming annual Symposium of the American Society for...

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Medical Device Tax: Repeal Efforts Hinge on "Prearranged" Deal with the Senate, Reps Say

April 17, 2013 2:30 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

House Republicans seeking to strike the medical device tax must stray from "the regular order" and ensure support in the Senate before sending the upper house a repeal bill, according to members of the House's powerful Ways & Means Committee.

French Execs Accused of Breast Implant Swindle

April 17, 2013 2:26 pm | by LORI HINNANT - Associated Press | News | Comments

The computer records were scrubbed, inspectors said there was no mention of industrial silicone in quality-control documents, and an employee at the factory in southern France said they were instructed not to ask too many questions about the breast implants sold worldwide. As a fraud trial opened...

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Thermo Fisher to Buy Life Technologies for $13.6B

April 17, 2013 1:30 pm | by TOM MURPHY - AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. plans to pay about $13.6 billion for Life Technologies Corp. in a deal that will position the scientific instrument maker to benefit from the expected growth of personalized medicine, which uses genetic analysis to tailor treatments to patients.

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Combat Medical Systems Awarded $86 Million DOD Contract

April 17, 2013 1:28 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. , April 17, 2013 /- Combat Medical Systems, a leading developer and distributor of medical solutions, received a five-year $86,000,000 contract with the DoD this week for its variety of tactical medical equipment and devices. The Defense Logistics Agency announced the award Monday. The contract is specified for DLA's Medical Electronic Catalog (ECAT) th...

Johnson & Johnson Lands Jury's Favor in Second Metal-on-Metal Hip Lawsuit

April 17, 2013 12:16 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A Chicago jury this week jury ruled in favor of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), rejecting a patient's claims that the company was liable for injuries she allegedly sustained after receiving the metal-on-metal ASR XL hip implant. Legal News,

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Test Center 2013 Digital Supplement

April 17, 2013 11:50 am | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The 2013 Test Center supplement to MDT covers a number of areas of medical device testing relevant to design engineers. One article covers examining and testing the human factor when it comes to the handling of a medical device. Another article focuses on the new ASTM F1929-12 guidelines for testing for seal leaks in porous medical packaging using dye.

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March 2013 Digital Edition

April 17, 2013 11:40 am | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

Ingestible medical devices offer a convenient, non-invasive method of healthcare; however, the sensitive electronics must be protected. "Coating for Consumption" highlights a coating technology that is being used to guarantee such protection is provided.

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January/February 2013 Digital Edition

April 17, 2013 11:36 am | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The remote patient monitoring field is a rapidly growing one given the advantages it offers for home healthcare, remote regions, and elderly care. However, with it comes a long list of considerations and critical issues for designers and engineers to keep in mind. The cover story examines this area.

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Gazzang Encryption and Key Management Solutions Enable Secure Cloud Computing in Health Care

April 17, 2013 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 17, 2013--Gazzang, the Linux data security company, today announced its software-based data security solutions are enabling health care organizations to confidently move sensitive data into cloud and big data environments. The  cloud computing market in health...

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