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Twitter Reacts to Senate's Non-Binding Medical Device Tax Repeal Vote

March 21, 2013 10:20 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Twitter users didn't hesitate to weigh in on the Senate's overwhelming passage of a non-binding amendment to repeal the medical device excise tax. Within minutes of the 70-20 vote in support of the repeal amendment the 1st tweets began rolling in, initially from Senate floor monitors and other Congressional watchdogs...

Senate Votes 79-20 in Favor of Medical Device Tax Repeal Amendment

March 21, 2013 9:40 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The U.S. Senate voted 79-20 in favor of a bipartisan amendment that would repeal the medical device tax. The measure, proposed by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), is a non-binding amendment contained in a the Senate's continuing budget resolution, but the win may be an important step forward for opponents of the device tax.

ZOLL Honored for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for 12th Consecutive Year

March 21, 2013 4:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 21, 2013--ZOLL ® Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that it is the only company to receive the NorthFace ScoreBoard Award SM for “world class” excellence in customer satisfaction for the...

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Zimmer® Trabecular Metal™ Total Ankle Introduced at 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting

March 21, 2013 4:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CHICAGO, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, today introduced the Zimmer® Trabecular Metal™ Total Ankle, a complete ankle replacement and instrument system, at the 2013 American Academy of...

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Lantheus Medical Imaging Focuses on Growth, Takes Steps to Reduce Expenses

March 21, 2013 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 21, 2013--Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc., a global leader in developing, manufacturing and distributing innovative diagnostic imaging agents, today announced that under its new leadership team led by Jeff Bailey, President and Chief Executive Officer,...

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Device Tax: New Repeal Proposal Recoups Revenue from Oil Companies

March 21, 2013 1:53 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

 House Rep. Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.) this week introduced a new bill that seeks to repeal the 2.3% medical device tax, making up for the $30 billion in lost revenue by cutting tax breaks for big oil and gas companies. The proposed pay-for may to be more popular with Democrats...

Analyst: FDA OK Unlikely for Abbott Heart Device

March 21, 2013 1:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A medical device industry analyst says Abbott Laboratories is unlikely to win approval anytime soon for its device used to repair heart valve problems, following a tepid endorsement by government experts. A Food and Drug Administration panel of heart experts voted 5-3 on Wednesday that the...

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Leading U.S. Pulmonologists to Investigate Impact of Mauna Kea Technologies' Cellvizio on Lung Cancer Diagnosis

March 21, 2013 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mauna Kea Technologies (NYSE Euronext: MKEA), leader in the optical biopsy market and developer of Cellvizio®, the fastest way to see cancer, announced today that it has launched a registry study to determine the impact of Cellvizio optical biopsies on the diagnosis of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death in the world.

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GOP Reps Call for an FDA Advisory Panel to Boost Agency Performance

March 21, 2013 12:07 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A duo of House Energy & Commerce Committee Republicans announced this week that they plan to take a closer look at the FDA's life sciences initiatives, suggesting that the agency may need an advisory panel to watch its performance. Reps. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) committed to taking a stronger hand in oversight of the FDA.

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President Obama Views Demonstration of ReWalk Exoskeleton Technology During Visit to Israel

March 21, 2013 11:53 am | by ARGO Medical Technologies | News | Comments

ARGO Medical Technologies’ ReWalk exoskeleton was one of the cutting-edge Israeli inventions demonstrated to President Barack Obama in Israel during his visit to a session hosted by Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. ReWalk inventor Dr. Amit Goffer, an alumni of the Technion, is a quadriplegic who was inspired to invent the exoskeleton device because of his own personal story and experience.

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Mitek Sports Medicine Introduces New Interference Screw Design for Faster, Easier Insertion

March 21, 2013 11:29 am | by Mitek Sports Medicine | News | Comments

Mitek Sports Medicine, a leading developer and manufacturer of orthopaedic sports medicine products and soft tissue repair devices, has launched the MILAGRO Advance Interference Screw, a new biocomposite screw designed to offer easier and faster insertion when compared to traditional interference screws.

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Intermountain Medical Center Uses SynCardia Total Artificial Heart to Bridge 31-Year-Old Father to a Heart Transplant

March 21, 2013 11:24 am | by SynCardia Systems | News | Comments

SynCardia Systems announced today that Andrew Weaver, a 31-year-old husband and father of one who arrived at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City in grave condition, has been successfully bridged to a heart transplant with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and discharged home.

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WPI and UMass Medical School Team Up to Improve Healthcare Delivery

March 21, 2013 11:22 am | by Worcester Polytechnic Institute | News | Comments

The Healthcare Delivery Institute is a multi-disciplinary organization that includes more than 20 research teams at WPI, external healthcare providers, and industry partners, all working to address the national and global challenge of creating the future of healthcare delivery.

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Medical Device Firm iTraumaCare Receives European Union CE Marking for iTClampTM Hemorrhage Control System

March 21, 2013 10:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 21, 2013--iTraumaCare, an early-stage medical device firm focused on developing traumatic injury solutions for first responder and military medicine applications, has achieved its second regulatory milestone. The company received CE Mark approval to market its...

Washdown Shaft Collars

March 21, 2013 10:33 am | by MDT Staff | Ruland Manufacturing Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Ruland has developed a new shaft collar for high pressure washdown applications. Washdown shaft collars are a patent pending design containing a 303 stainless steel shaft collar, male and female shrouds made from FDA compliant materials, and three O-rings with FDA compliant lubrication.

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