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ResMed Adds To AirFit Line Of Masks With Compact Full Face And Nasal Options

April 21, 2014 10:55 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

ResMed expands its ultra-light, comfortable, and award-winning AirFit™ line of masks today with new nasal and full face options. The AirFit F10 compact full face mask and AirFit N10 compact nasal mask continue the company's 25-year history...

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Plates Give Surgeon Customized Design

April 21, 2014 10:53 am | by DePuy Synthes CMF | Comments

DePuy Synthes CMF (Craniomaxillofacial), a leader in skeletal and soft tissue repair and reconstruction and part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced the launch of Patient Specific Plates for Mandible (PSPM)...

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FDA Approval of Waterproof Cochlear Implant System

April 21, 2014 10:53 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Aqua+ accessory, the only waterproof behind-the-ear solution for cochlear implant recipients on...

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MGS Purchases Hospira Molding Facility

April 21, 2014 10:27 am | by MGS Mfg. Group | Comments

MGS Mfg. Group, headquartered in Germantown, Wisconsin, announced it has purchased Hospira’s Buffalo, New York injection molding facility. The formal declaration was made to facility employees on Monday, April 14, 2014 by members of Hospira...

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Endurant AAA Stent Graft Continues Exceptional Long-Term Performance

April 21, 2014 10:18 am | by Medtronic Inc. | Comments

The Endurant AAA stent graft system from Medtronic, Inc. continues to demonstrate exceptional long-term performance in the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, according to new clinical data presented for the first time...

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Sanovas Awarded Patent for ‘Smart Catheter’ Portfolio

April 21, 2014 10:06 am | by Sanovas Inc. | Comments

Sanovas Inc., a Life Sciences Accelerator developing and commercializing next-generation micro-invasive diagnostics, devices and drug delivery technologies, announced today that it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,696,621 for its Resector...

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Court Agrees to an Expedited Appeal in CoreValve System

April 21, 2014 9:13 am | by Medtronic Inc. | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today issued an updated statement on the recent ruling by Federal District Court of Delaware. The ruling granted in part Edwards Lifesciences' motion for a preliminary injunction that prevents Medtronic from selling or offering...

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Commercial Instrument to Isolate and Treat Circulating Tumor Cells

April 21, 2014 9:00 am | by DeNovo Sciences | Comments

This newly developed technology is the first of its kind where Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) are isolated and treated with Immunochemistry, DNA FISH, mRNA FISH, and PCR chemistries on the manual JETTA100 instrument. The JETTA100 is the precursor...

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Biomarker Test Kit Predicts Patients' Response to Drugs

April 21, 2014 7:32 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd., a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, announced today it has signed an agreement with Smart Assays to develop a commercial biomarker...

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Heart Device Lawsuits Continue Against St. Jude Over Defective Riata Lead Wires

April 18, 2014 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Torkzadeh Law Firm (TorkLaw) is now representing over 100 clients against St. Jude Medical, Inc. related to the recalled St. Jude Medical, Inc. Riata leads. In November 2011, the FDA issued a Class 1 recall of the St. Jude Medical Riata...

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Thinnest Feasible Membrane Produced

April 18, 2014 1:31 pm | by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zurich | Comments

A new nano-membrane made out of the “super material” graphene is extremely light and breathable. Not only can this open the door to a new generation of functional waterproof clothing, but also to ultra-rapid filtration. The membrane produced by ...

Intelligent Prosthetic Liners Could Ease Pain for Lower Limb Amputees

April 18, 2014 1:09 pm | by University of Southampton | Comments

A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. Researchers are developing a prototype of the world’s first prosthetic ...      

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X-Ray Detector on Plastic Delivers Medical Imaging Performance

April 18, 2014 12:50 pm | by Holst Centre | Comments

Researchers from Holst Centre and imec have demonstrated the first ever X-ray detector produced on a plastic substrate that is capable of medical-grade performance. The proof-of-concept device delivers high-resolution, dynamic images at ...

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Beating the Clock for Sufferers of Ischemic Stroke

April 18, 2014 12:46 pm | by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Comments

A ground-breaking computer technology raises hope for people struck by ischemic stroke, which is a very common kind of stroke accounting for over 80 percent of overall stroke cases.  Developed by ...       

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Photos of the Day: Monitoring the Natural Anti-Distraction System

April 18, 2014 10:54 am | by Simon Fraser University | Comments

John McDonald, a Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, and other scientists first discovered the existence of the specific neural index of suppression in his lab in 2009. But, until now, little was known about how it helps us ...

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