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2014 Half-Year Review

September 24, 2014 11:33 am | by EP Vantage and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | News | Comments

The editorial team at EP Vantage has released its 2014 Half-Year Review of the medtech sector. Highlighted in this infographic are several of the interesting findings that are featured in the report. Positives include faster FDA review times, venture...

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Philips to Develop Portable Ventilator to Boost Pandemic Response

September 24, 2014 11:28 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will sponsor the development of a portable ventilator that can be stockpiled for use during pandemics or other public health emergencies. Under a three-year, $13.8 million contract...

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Prevantics Device Swab Receives FDA 510k Market Authorization

September 24, 2014 11:04 am | by PDI | News | Comments

PDI, manufacturer of market-leading infection prevention products and solutions, announced the introduction of Prevantics Device Swab, the only Chlorhexidine Gluconate/alcohol solution that has received market authorization from the U.S. Food...

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Boston Scientific Enrolls First Patients In U.S. Trial Of The Lotus Valve System

September 24, 2014 10:42 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has initiated the REPRISE III clinical trial, a pivotal study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Lotus Valve System in patients with severe aortic stenosis and who are considered to be at either high...

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Collaboration for Development of Blood Test for the Early Detection of Lung Cancer

September 24, 2014 10:39 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Global Discovery Biosciences, a laboratory dedicated to leveraging research and technology to conquer some of the biggest healthcare challenges, announces their collaboration with IPMD, Inc. to develop a simple and highly accurate blood test...

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Cynosure Receives Expanded FDA Clearance to Market PicoSure for Treatment of Wrinkles

September 24, 2014 10:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cynosure, Inc., a leader in laser- and light-based aesthetic treatments for non-invasive and minimally invasive applications, today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its flagship PicoSure Picosecond Laser Workstation...

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Innovative Wearable Injector Developer, Enable Injections, Wins 'Buzz of BIO Investor Forum'

September 24, 2014 10:21 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Enable Injections, developer of a novel wearable 'bolus injector' that may soon make it easy and nearly painless for patients to self-inject large-dose biologic drugs in the comfort of their homes, has been named winner of the 'Buzz of BIO Investor...

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NOVAPLUS Contract for Disposable Blood Pressure Cuffs Awarded to Welch Allyn

September 24, 2014 10:06 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Welch Allyn, Inc., a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, and Novation, a leadinghealth care services company, today announced a new three-year contract for disposable blood pressure...

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Designing a Heart Rate Monitor for Wearable Devices

September 24, 2014 8:30 am | by Anand Udupa, Praveen Aroul, Texas Instruments | Texas Instruments Inc. | Articles | Comments

Within a few years about 170 million wireless devices are expected to be able to track personal health. Optical heart rate monitoring (OHRM) on an intelligent platform like a smartwatch or a smartphone provides the capability to continuously...

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Optical Component Fabrication

September 24, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Metrigraphics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Metrigraphics, a process development and manufacturing resource for ultra-miniature passive circuits and structures, today announced it has achieved breakthrough performances on key competitive benchmarks in the fabrication of precision optical components...

Biosensors in Smartphones and Tablets

September 24, 2014 8:30 am | by Karthik Soundar, Segment Manager, Texas Instruments | Texas Instruments Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Assembly technologies that were developed to enable miniaturization of smart phones and to support high-volume production over the last 5-10 years are finding their way into health/fitness and medical devices. Examples include wafer chip scale...

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Thermally Conductive, Two Component Epoxy

September 24, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With biocompatibility and cytotoxicity certifications, Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med is often selected for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications in the medical device industry. This two component...

Researchers Testing Artificial Liver as Potential Therapy for Patients with Alcohol-Related Organ Failure

September 23, 2014 11:52 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

Cedars-Sinai physicians and scientists are testing a novel, human cell based, bioartificial liver support system for patients with acute liver failure, often a fatal diagnosis. “The quest for a device that can fill in for the function of...

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Nanotubes Help Healing Hearts Keep the Beat

September 23, 2014 11:41 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Carbon nanotubes serve as bridges that allow electrical signals to pass unhindered through new pediatric heart-defect patches invented at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital. A team led by bioengineer Jeffrey Jacot and chemical engineer...

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Airway Muscle-on-a-Chip Mimics Asthma

September 23, 2014 11:32 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

The majority of drugs used to treat asthma today are the same ones that were used 50 years ago. New drugs are urgently needed to treat this chronic respiratory disease, which causes nearly 25 million people in the United States alone to wheeze...

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