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Developing Medical Devices at a ‘Sprint’ Pace

January 15, 2014 2:04 pm | by Eric Sugalski, Founder and CEO, Boston Device Development | Boston Device Development | Blogs | Comments

In 2014, the medical device industry will see increasing interest in “agile development,” a process of iteration that has become a mainstay in software development. Rather than following the standard waterfall process, teams will rely on...

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Sofemed International Deploys QAD’s World Class ERP Solution to Fuel International Medical Device Growth

January 15, 2014 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sofemed International, manufacturer of orthopaedic medical devices, recently selected their ERP platform, QAD Enterprise Applications, from QAD Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software and services. The deployment of QAD Enterprise...

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Stryker affirms 2013 guidance, offers limited glimpse of Mako plans

January 15, 2014 1:17 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Stryker CEO Kevin Lobo told an audience at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference this morning that its prior guidance for 2013 still holds true and provided a peek at the blockbuster Mako Surgical acquisition the medtech company closed 3 weeks...

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NuVasive soars on estimates for Q4 and 2014

January 15, 2014 1:16 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

California medical device maker NuVasive Inc. is flying high today after raising its revenue projections for 2013 amid higher-than-expected 4th quarter sales. The company expects to report $189 million in revenue for Q4, 14% higher year-over...

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A Safer & Cheaper Needle-Free Vaccine Patch

January 15, 2014 12:29 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

One hundred sixty years after the invention of the needle and syringe, we’re still using them to deliver vaccines; it’s time to evolve. Biomedical engineer Mark Kendall demos the Nanopatch, a one-centimeter-by-one-centimeter square vaccine...

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AdvaMed Applauds Restoration of FDA User Fees in Appropriations Bill

January 15, 2014 12:22 pm | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), issued the following statement today following the release of the federal government’s fiscal year 2014 omnibus appropriations legislation. “AdvaMed...

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Medtronic to Appeal Federal District Court Verdict

January 15, 2014 11:58 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

A jury in the Federal District Court of Delaware today decided in favor of Edwards Lifesciences, ruling that the Medtronic CoreValve® System infringed on Edward's Cribier patent (US Pat. No. 8,002,825). Medtronic intends to appeal. "While...

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Remote Follow-Up of Patients with Implantable Defibrillators Significantly Reduces Ambulatory Costs

January 15, 2014 11:45 am | by BIOTRONIK | News | Comments

BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring significantly reduces the cost of follow-up in patients with implantable defibrillators (ICDs). New data from the ECOST (Effectiveness and Cost of ICD Follow-Up Schedule with Telecardiology) study show remote...  

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Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-Related Products and Services

January 15, 2014 11:27 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of innovative medical-related products and technologies must be able to protect their most important business assets, intellectual property (IP). Because of the highly-competitive nature of the Medical...

Smart Hydrogels

January 15, 2014 11:00 am | by Karen B. Roberts, University of Delaware | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Delaware have developed a “smart” hydrogel that can deliver medicine on demand, in response to mechanical force. Over the past few decades, smart hydrogels have been created that respond to pH, temperature...

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New Breast Cancer Stem Cell Findings Explain How Cancer Spreads

January 15, 2014 10:35 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Breast cancer stem cells exist in two different states and each state plays a role in how cancer spreads, according to an international collaboration of researchers. Their finding sheds new light on the process that makes cancer a deadly...

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‘Project Daniel’ Uses 3D Printers to Make Prosthetic Arms for Children of Sudan

January 15, 2014 10:28 am | by Not Impossible | News | Comments

A California media and technology company is using 3D printing to provide hands and arms for amputees in South Sudan and the war-torn Nuba Mountains. In November, Not Impossible printed a prosthetic hand that allowed a teenager to feed himself...

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Photos of the Day: 3D Printing Limbs for Children in War-Torn Sudan

January 15, 2014 10:27 am | by Not Impossible | News | Comments

Just before Thanksgiving 2013, Not Impossible's Mick Ebeling returned home from Sudan's Nuba Mountains where he set up what is probably the world's first 3D-printing prosthetic lab and training facility. More to the point of the journey is that...

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Calgary Scientific Inc. Joins the Technology Alliance Partnership of Hitachi Data Systems to Offer Powerful Visualization

January 15, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Calgary Scientific Inc., a company known for creating transformative technology for the medical industry and beyond, announced today it has become a member of the Health and Life Sciences Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program of Hitachi Data...

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On-X Life Technologies Reports CE Mark Approval to Sell Its Mechanical Aortic Heart Valve

January 15, 2014 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

On-X Life Technologies announced today that its previously CE (Conformité Européenne)-marked On-X Prosthetic Heart Valve has received European regulatory approval for an expanded labeling claim, which now permits the company to market its...

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