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TriReme Receives Shonin Approval to Market Glider™ PTCA Catheter

April 22, 2013 9:01 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

PLEASANTON Calif. and SINGAPORE, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TriReme Medical, Inc. and its affiliates (TriReme) announced today that its Japanese partner, Century Medical, Inc. (CMI), has received Shonin approval for the Glider™ PTCA catheter indicated for treating the...


Healthcare's First Direct Contracting Market Launches Today; Will Offer Mutually Beneficial Approach for Hospitals and Suppliers

April 22, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IRVING, Texas, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today aptitude announced the launch of the healthcare industry's first online direct contracting market, a one-stop destination designed to complement a hospital's existing contracting model or provide an alternative for those looking...


Cancer Experts Detail Advanced Radiosurgery Treatments for Lung Cancer Using Varian Medical Systems Technologies

April 22, 2013 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cancer experts have reported future trends and progress in radiotherapy treatments for lung cancer using motion management and tumor-tracking technologies from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Speakers at Varian's Emerging Technologies Symposium at the annual ESTRO conference detailed ...


ARCA biopharma and Medtronic to Collaborate on Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Trial for Gencaro

April 22, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BROOMFIELD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 22, 2013--ARCA biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABIO), a biopharmaceutical company developing genetically-targeted therapies for cardiovascular diseases, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT), a leader in medical...


Sanovas Launches Next Generation Surgical Imaging Technology

April 22, 2013 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sanovas Inc., a life science technology company developing and commercializing the next-generation of micro-invasive diagnostics, devices and drug delivery technologies, announced today the launch of MicroCamT, its OEM "Plug & Play" micro imaging platform for endoscopic device ...


Multifunctional Drugs May Offer Better-Than-Additive Effects

April 22, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A startup called Catabasis is developing drugs that hit diseases at multiple targets. Sometimes a whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The startup Catabasis Pharmaceuticals is hoping that will hold true for the multifunctional drugs it’s developing.


Class I Medical Device Recall: CareFusion Corporation, Alaris PC Unit (Model 8015) with Software Version 9.12

April 22, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Reason for Recall: CareFusion has received reports of a communication error on the Alaris PC unit (model 8015) with software version 9.12 when the Alaris EtCO2 module or Alaris SpO2 module is attached. Use of this product may cause serious adverse...


ZEISS Cataract Suite Featuring CALLISTO Eye Introduced at Annual Cataract and Refractive Surgery Congress in San Francisco

April 20, 2013 3:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO & DUBLIN, Calif. & JENA, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 20, 2013--Carl Zeiss Meditec is introducing the ZEISS Cataract Suite featuring the new CALLISTO eye® OR management system, which recently received US FDA 510k clearance, at the 2013 American Society of Cataract and...


FORUM® Viewer App Makes Diagnostic Patient Data Available for Mobile Use

April 20, 2013 2:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DUBLIN, Calif. & JENA, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 20, 2013--Carl Zeiss Meditec announces the USA release of the new FORUM Viewer App. It provides doctors access to images and reports from the broad range of ZEISS and third-party diagnostic devices that can be stored in FORUM.


Quantel Medical Announces Two New Ultrasound Probes at ASCRS

April 20, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantel Medical today announced the introduction of two new diagnostic ultrasound probes to their flagship ultrasound platform, Aviso™, at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting. The new probes offer...


Recall: Covidien pulls ventilator batteries amid defect concerns

April 19, 2013 3:54 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Massachusetts-based medical device maker Covidien announced a voluntary recall of certain Power Pac batteries distributed with its Newport HT70 and HT70 Plus ventilators, according to an FDA notice. Covidien launched the recall in response to reports that some batteries were resorting to back-up power sooner than expected while operating on the Power Pac battery.


Enhanced Lever Latches Deliver Superior Performance and Additional Styling Options

April 19, 2013 3:09 pm | by MDT Staff | Southco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Southco has added an optional rubber bumper accessory to the C2 Lever Latch and C5 Sealed Lever Latch product lines that provides consistent compression and reduces wear, vibration and noise. Designed with a robust cycle life, the bumper delivers high mechanical performance and compensates for misalignment.

60 Watt Convection Cooled Medical Power Supply Power Operates up to 80 Degrees Celsius

April 19, 2013 2:57 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power announced the latest addition to its portfolio of 60 W convection cooled open-frame ac-dc power supplies. The new NPS64-M has a 15 Vdc output, which can be adjusted by plus or minus 20 percent, and can deliver up to 4 A.

New Miniature DC Servo Motor Controller: The ESCON 50/5 OEM Module

April 19, 2013 2:45 pm | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

maxon Precision Motor has released a new DC servo motor controller, the ESCON 50/5 OEM module. This mini OEM plug in module is a 4 quadrant pulse width modulated servo motor controller that can efficiently control permanent magnet brushed DC motors and Brushless DC servo motors containing hall effect sensors, with power levels up to 250 watts.

Dating and Leak Testing

April 19, 2013 2:36 pm | by Joe Pustka, Director of Global Leak Testing Applications Engineering, USON | Uson, L.P. | Blogs | Comments

Dating and leak testing—how could these possibly be related? Whether you are single or married, you no doubt know someone or are someone who has tried to find a date in today’s world—on the Internet, in a bar, church social, or a favorite cousin’s dinner table.


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