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Camino Flex Ventricular Catheter Receives FDA Clearance for Use with MRI Scans

April 4, 2014 10:08 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation today announced that the Camino(R) Flex Ventricular Catheter has received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The Camino...

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Ophthalmology Diagnostics and Surgical Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 40.38 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research

April 4, 2014 8:45 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Ophthalmology Diagnostics and Surgical Devices Market (Optical Coherence Tomography, Echography, Corneal Topographers, Specular Microscopes, Cataract, Refractive...

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World's First and Only Upgradeable Spinal Cord Stimulation System Receives FDA Approval

April 4, 2014 8:42 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced the approval of its Protégé IPG from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Protégé is the first and only neurostimulation system that allows spinal cord stimulation...

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Edwards Intuity Elite Valve System Receives CE Mark

April 4, 2014 3:36 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today announced it has received CE Mark for the advanced Edwards Intuity Elite valve system. This next-generation, rapid deployment...

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A Pocket-Size Ultrasonic Nebulizer Employing a Novel Nozzle Improves Inhalers

April 3, 2014 12:29 pm | by World Scientific | Comments

Inhalation is an increasingly important route for non-invasive drug delivery for both systemic and local applications. Control of particle size and output plays a critical role in the efficient and effective delivery of oft en expensive medications...

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Fighting Cancer with Lasers and Nanoballoons that Pop

April 3, 2014 12:24 pm | by University at Buffalo | Comments

Chemotherapeutic drugs excel at fighting cancer, but they're not so efficient at getting where they need to go. They often interact with blood, bone marrow and other healthy bodily systems. This dilutes the drugs and causes unwanted side...

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NIST's Simple Microfluidic Devices Now Have Valves

April 3, 2014 12:22 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have added yet another innovation — miniature valves — to their ever-growing collection of inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture and highly efficient microfluidic devices...

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Team Identifies Novel Biomarker for Head and Neck Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

April 3, 2014 12:14 pm | by Scripps Research Institute | Comments

A team led by a scientist from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has identified a new biomarker linked to better outcomes of patients with head and neck cancers and non-small cell lung cancer. The work could help...

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An Ultrathin Collagen Matrix Biomaterial Tool for 3D Microtissue Engineering

April 3, 2014 12:12 pm | by World Scientific | Comments

A novel ultrathin collagen matrix assembly allows for the unprecedented maintenance of liver cell morphology and function in a microscale "organ-on-a-chip" device that is one example of 3D microtissue engineering. A team of researchers from...

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Tiny Power Generator Runs on Spit

April 3, 2014 12:03 pm | by Penn State | Comments

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications, according to an international team of engineers. Bruce E. Logan, Evan Pugh Professor and Kappe Professor of...   

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Research Studies Highlight Advantages and Potential of Computer-Guided Spinal Surgery

April 3, 2014 11:37 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | Comments

In a series of research studies, Cedars-Sinai spinal surgeons show that a new method of computer-guided spine surgery is beneficial for spinal reconstruction and for treating complex tumors and degenerative spine problems, resulting in fewer...

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Nanoparticles Cause Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

April 3, 2014 11:32 am | by Lund University | Comments

Using magnetically controlled nanoparticles to force tumour cells to 'self-destruct' sounds like science fiction, but could be a future part of cancer treatment, according to research from Lund University in Sweden. "The clever thing about the...

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Photos of the Day: A Painting Prosthetic

April 3, 2014 11:25 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shah Bibi, a 7-year-old Afghani who lost her arm after picking up a grenade received a new prosthetic arm at Shriners Hospital for Children and will be heading back home to her family on April 8, though she will return to Southern California...

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Afghan Girl Who Lost Arm Paints with Prosthetic

April 3, 2014 11:24 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | Comments

The doctors and therapists who worked with a little girl from Afghanistan knew the prosthetic arm they gave her would change her life. What they didn't anticipate was that within weeks of strapping on her new limb, 7-year-old Shah Bibi Tarakhail...

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iHear Medical Shatters Crowdfunding Goal with Innovative Web-Enabled Hearing Aid

April 3, 2014 9:58 am | by iHear Medical | Comments

iHear Medical today announced that it has shattered its Indiegogo crowdfunding goal three-fold with over 900 backers pre-ordering the world's first Web-enabled hearing aid. iHear products are available directly to consumers and can be ordered...

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