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Mitralign Completes Enrollment in EU Study for its Novel Catheter-based Valve Repair Device

April 8, 2014 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mitralign Inc., a cardiac device company, announced today it has completed enrollment in a study in Europe investigating its lead device, the Mitralign System, in patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). Pending successful outcomes...

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First MAGEC Surgery in the United States Completed

April 8, 2014 7:29 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ellipse Technologies, Inc., a global medical device company, announced today that for the first time since gaining FDA 510(k) Clearance, the MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) Spinal Bracing and Distraction System was successfully implanted...

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Boston Scientific's Endoscopic Ultrasound Needle Is for Use During Fine Needle Aspiration Procedures

April 7, 2014 6:31 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE Mark approval in Europe for the Expect™ Slimline (SL) Needle, which is now globally available for Endoscopic Ultrasound-Fine Needle...

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Military Vets Can Heal Wounds Faster with New Dressing Technology

April 7, 2014 1:29 pm | by Enluxtra | Comments

Military veterans may well get more wounds, than the average population due to that fact that, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, around 25 percent of military veteran patients have diabetes. This is compared to around 8...

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App Tackles Problem of ‘Glue Ear’ in Children

April 7, 2014 11:59 am | by Aston University | Comments

The main cause of temporary childhood deafness in young children is ‘glue ear’, which is prevalent during colder months. Known medically as otitis media with effusion, ‘glue ear’ is associated with a build-up of fluid in the middle ear. Around one...

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Future of Neurosurgery Emerging with Steady Adoption of New Technology

April 7, 2014 11:48 am | by NICO Co. | Comments

Indianapolis medical device maker NICO Corporation has witnessed steady adoption of its BrainPath technology with more than 130 neurosurgeons CME trained and nearly 40 institutions fully operational with the new integrated systems approach...

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Switching Off Anxiety with Light

April 7, 2014 11:36 am | by Ruhr University Bocham | Comments

Receptors for the messenger molecule serotonin can be modified in such a way that they can be activated by light. Together with colleagues, neuroscientists from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) report on this finding in the journal “Neuron”....

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Blood Test Could Provide Rapid, Accurate Method of Detecting Solid Cancers

April 7, 2014 11:21 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | Comments

A blood sample could one day be enough to diagnose many types of solid cancers, or to monitor the amount of cancer in a patient's body and responses to treatment. Previous versions of the approach, which relies on monitoring levels of tumor...

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Bio-Rad's Droplet Digital PCR Technology Highlighted at the 2014 AACR Annual Meeting

April 7, 2014 11:08 am | by Bio-Rad | Comments

Helping doctors monitor their melanoma patients' progress in response to treatment is just one of the many exciting applications of Bio-Rad's Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) technology being showcased at the 2014 American Association for Cancer Research...

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New Method for Prostate Cancer Detection can Save Millions of Men Painful Examination

April 7, 2014 10:58 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | Comments

Each year prostate tissue samples are taken from over a million men around the world – in most cases using 12 large biopsy needles – to check whether they have prostate cancer. This medical procedure, which was recently described by an American urology...

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Innovative Luneray Catheters and Organ-Preserving Approach Result in Radically Less Invasive Bladder Cancer Treatment

April 7, 2014 10:43 am | by Elekta | Comments

Physicians at Arnhem Radiotherapy Institute (ARTI) and Rijnstate Hospital have dramatically transformed brachytherapy to treat bladder cancer. By employing new sophisticated Luneray™ brachytherapy catheters by Nucletron, an Elekta company...

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Personal Touch Signature Makes Mobile Devices More Secure

April 7, 2014 10:38 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Passwords, gestures and fingerprint scans are all helpful ways to keep a thief from unlocking and using a cell phone or tablet. Cybersecurity researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have gone a step further. They’ve developed...

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'IN.PACT Admiral' Drug-Coated Balloon from Medtronic Outperforms Standard Angioplasty

April 7, 2014 10:34 am | by Medtronic Inc. | Comments

Patients with peripheral artery disease in the upper leg experienced significantly better outcomes at 12 months after treatment with the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon from Medtronic, Inc. than with standard balloon angioplasty, according to a landmark...

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Installation of World's First High-Field MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System

April 7, 2014 10:27 am | by Elekta | Comments

Elekta, Royal Philips and University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht (the Netherlands) announced today that the initial components of the world's first high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system are being installed...

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New Standard for Precision and Accuracy in Blood Glucose Measurement Technologies

April 7, 2014 10:01 am | by TecMed Inc. | Comments

TecMed, Inc. has announced that its optical measurement IP has set a new standard in blood glucose measurement technologies. TecMed’s IP is reported to have the greatest precision in the measurement of blood glucose, and other chiral molecules...

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