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Olympus Launches New Hemostasis Clip with Advanced Control for GI Endoscopy

September 8, 2014 10:28 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared QuickClip Pro hemostasis...

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New Technology May Uncover the Root of Critical Infections and Cut Healthcare Costs

September 8, 2014 10:19 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

A new study suggests a pioneering testing technology could reduce hospital stays by up to eight days and lower annual healthcare costs for people with serious infections by approximately $2.2 million. The cost reductions are based on a health...

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Spirometry Module Added to Connectivity-Ready Electrocardiograph Device

September 8, 2014 10:07 am | by Welch Allyn | Comments

Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, today announced the availability of an optional spirometry module for its Welch Allyn CP 150 Electrocardiograph (ECG). Now available...

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Platelet-Like Particles Augment Natural Blood Clotting for Treating Trauma

September 8, 2014 8:57 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A new class of synthetic platelet-like particles could augment natural blood clotting for the emergency treatment of traumatic injuries – and potentially offer doctors a new option for curbing surgical bleeding and addressing certain blood...

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Cynosure Acquires Assets of RF Medical Device Manufacturer Ellman International

September 8, 2014 8:51 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Cynosure, Inc., a leader in laser- and light-based aesthetic treatments for non-invasive and minimally invasive applications, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Ellman International, Inc. for approximately $13.2 million in...

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Titan Spine Announces Guarantee for Its Spinal Interbody Fusion Devices

September 8, 2014 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on developing innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, today announced that the Company is offering a warranty for its Endoskeleton® line of spinal interbody fusion devices...

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Device for Safely Accessing the Brain Wins Indiana Innovation Award

September 5, 2014 2:49 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Indianapolis medical device maker NICO Corporation was recognized with the Indiana Innovation Award for its BrainPath technology used for safely and atraumatically accessing emergent and hard to reach brain abnormalities that may have once...

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APEX and ResMed Resolve Patent Disputes

September 5, 2014 2:35 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

ResMed Inc. and APEX Medical Corp. have agreed to a confidential settlement resolving their outstanding patent disputes. Under the agreement, APEX has the right to sell and import globally its Wizard masks, as well as its XT and iCH flow generators...

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Scientists Reveal Complexity in the Brain's Wiring Diagram

September 5, 2014 2:15 pm | by Amy Adams, Stanford | Comments

A Stanford Bio-X team found that the brain's wiring is more complex than expected – one set of neural wires can trigger different reactions, depending on how it fires. The work opens new questions for scientists trying to map the brain's...

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Researchers Developing Noninvasive Method for Diagnosing Common, Painful Back Condition

September 5, 2014 12:17 pm | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | Comments

An interdisciplinary research team in the Cedars-Sinai Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Regenerative Medicine Institute and Department of Surgery received a grant from the National Institutes of Health...

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Inexpensive Micropumps Could Enable $20 Complete Lab-on-a-Chip System

September 5, 2014 12:07 pm | by Penn State Materials Research Institute | Comments

Researchers at Penn State have demonstrated an acoustofluidic pump powered by a piezoelectric transducer about the size of a quarter. This reliable, inexpensive, programmable pump is a crucial feature for lab-on-a-chip devices that could make...

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FDA Allows Marketing of the First Test to Assess Risk of Developing Acute Kidney Injury

September 5, 2014 11:35 am | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of the NephroCheck test, a first-of-a-kind laboratory test to help determine if certain critically ill hospitalized patients are at risk of developing moderate to severe acute kidney...

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Artificial Cells Take Their First Steps

September 5, 2014 11:24 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | Comments

Cells are complex objects with a sophisticated metabolic system. Their evolutionary ancestors, the primordial cells, were merely composed of a membrane and a few molecules. These were minimalistic yet perfectly functioning systems. Thus, "back...

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Growing Prostate Cancer Organoids in the Lab

September 5, 2014 10:36 am | by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center | Comments

Research led by investigators at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has shown for the first time that organoids derived from human prostate cancer tumors can be grown in the laboratory, giving researchers an exciting new tool to test...

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A Minimally Invasive, High-Performance Intervention for Staging Lung Cancer

September 5, 2014 10:27 am | by University of Montreal | Comments

Endoscopic biopsy of lymph nodes between the two lungs (mediastinum) is a sensitive and accurate technique that can replace mediastinal surgery for staging lung cancer in patients with potentially resectable tumors. Such were the conclusions...

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