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Enhancing Stent Treatment with Groundbreaking Imaging Technology

January 10, 2014 12:07 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center hope to improve treatment and survival rates of ischemic heart disease patients by providing doctors an unprecedented look at the stents they place...

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AdvaMed Signs MOU with Taiwan Med Tech Association

January 10, 2014 11:56 am | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Taiwan Advanced Medical Technology Association (TAMTA) to facilitate collaboration between the... 

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Dilon Technologies acquires RMD Instruments gamma probe line

January 10, 2014 11:46 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Dilon Technologies said it bought RMD Instruments Corp.’s Navigator gamma probe line. Newport News, Va.-based Dilon Technologies works with imaging technology. Watertown, Mass.-based Radiation Monitoring Devices is a research devices subsidiary...

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AngioDynamics swings to Q2 losses, but shares rise on earnings beat

January 10, 2014 11:36 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

AngioDynamics shares are up a tad today after the medical device company beat Wall Street's expectations with its fiscal 2nd-quarter earnings. Latham, N.Y.-based AngioDynamics posted losses of $99,000 and no earnings per share on sales of...

The Internet-Connected Toothbrush

January 10, 2014 11:06 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Armbands that track how much you move have become popular ways to motivate people to get fit. But how fit are your teeth? Are you lazy about brushing them? Never fear: An inventor is on the case. An electric toothbrush senses how long and...

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Photos of the Day: Brushing Your Teeth Online

January 10, 2014 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Kolibree toothbrush sits on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Using Bluetooth wireless, the toothbrush senses how it’s moved and can send the information to an Android phone or iPhone and will be able...

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U of Minn. Starts Medical Device Master's Program

January 10, 2014 10:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The University of Minnesota is recruiting students for a new master's program in medical device innovation. The program is under the Technological Leadership Institute, part of the university's College of Science and Engineering. The new...

Endo Health Sells HealthTronics for up to $130M

January 10, 2014 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Endo Health Solutions said Thursday it will sell its HealthTronics urology unit for up to $130 million as it streamlines its business. Investment firm Altaris Capital Partners will pay $85 million upfront for HealthTronics, and Endo could...

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CareFusion to Pay $40.1M in False Claims Case

January 10, 2014 10:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CareFusion Corp. has agreed to pay $40.1 million to settle allegations it paid kickbacks and promoted its medical technology products for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The Justice Department announced the settlement...

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High Costs of Research Made Worse by Funding Gap

January 10, 2014 10:35 am | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

Although more opportunity exists for university-based researchers to be innovative, and there is more financial support for innovation than ever before, the cost of university research is rising to new levels and presents a serious funding...

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Evidence of Harmful Effect of BPA-Based Plastics

January 10, 2014 10:12 am | by Ruhr-Universität Bochum | News | Comments

Bisphenol A impairs the function of proteins that are vital for growth processes in cells. This finding has been reported by researchers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Wuppertal. The substance, short BPA, is contained...

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Stem Cells Injected into Nerve Guide Tubes Repair Injured Peripheral Nerve

January 10, 2014 9:56 am | by Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair | News | Comments

Using skin-derived stem cells and a previously developed collagen tube designed to successfully bridge gaps in injured nerves in rat models, the research team in Milan, Italy that established and tested the procedure has successfully rescued...

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Researchers Develop Tool To Determine Individual Risk Of Prostate Cancer Overdiagnosis

January 10, 2014 8:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Studies have found that prostate cancer is overdiagnosed in up to 42 percent of cases, prompting men to receive unnecessary treatment that can cause devastating side effects, including impotence and incontinence. Now, researchers at Fred...

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OhioHealth and IBM Scientists Join Forces to Prevent Infections in Hospitals

January 10, 2014 7:49 am | by IBM | News | Comments

OhioHealth and IBM today announced a collaboration to aid in the prevention of  infections using a first-of-a-kind network of wireless sensors and real-time Big Data analytics that measure hand-washing practices.  OhioHealth will... 

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Drill and Tool Grinders

January 9, 2014 4:35 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rush Drill and Tool Grinders have helped thousands lower their hole-making costs through higher precision, faster production, less down time and reduced tool inventory.

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