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ResMed Innovation Excellence Earns Two Red Dot Design Awards For 2014

April 14, 2014 8:31 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

ResMed, an innovator and pioneer in developing products for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory conditions, has won two Red Dot Product Design Awards for 2014 — one for its AirFit™ P10 nasal pillows mask and one...

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A New Thermoelectric Generator on Glass Fabric

April 11, 2014 2:19 pm | by Lan Yoon, KAIST | Comments

Wearable computers or devices have been hailed as the next generation of mobile electronic gadgets, from smart watches to smart glasses to smart pacemakers. For electronics to be worn by a user, they must be light, flexible, and equipped with...

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3D Printing Cancer Cells to Mimic Tumors

April 11, 2014 12:12 pm | by Institute of Physics | Comments

A group of researchers in China and the US have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumor using a 3D printer. The model, which consists of a scaffold of fibrous proteins coated in cervical cancer cells, has provided a realistic...

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Mayo Clinic Forms Collaboration with Enterprise Ireland to Develop Novel Technologies

April 11, 2014 11:42 am | by Mayo Clinic | Comments

Mayo Clinic today announced a five-year collaboration with Enterprise Ireland, the Irish enterprise development agency, to advance novel medical technologies originating from Mayo Clinic. The announcement was made this morning in Dublin by...

Breakthrough Technology Can Repair Severe Tissue Damage

April 11, 2014 11:38 am | by PR Newswire-US Newswire | Comments

A breakthrough could speed recovery and limit disfigurement for patients who have suffered large soft tissue trauma – as occurs with serious injury or cancer surgery. By biomedically engineering a muscle flap that includes a patient's own...

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Studies Show Lab-Grown Body Parts Working Well

April 11, 2014 11:28 am | by Malcolm Ritter and Maria Cheng, Associated Press | Comments

Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part from a patient's own cells and then implanted. Eventually, scientists hope to tackle more complicated things like lungs and kidneys with this strategy...

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Photos of the Day: Body Parts from the Lab

April 11, 2014 11:27 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part from a patient's own cells and then implanted. Eventually, scientists hope to tackle more complicated things like lungs and kidneys with this strategy...

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Covidien Implements Voluntary Recall of its Pipeline Embolization Device and Alligator Retrieval Device

April 11, 2014 10:14 am | by Covidien | Comments

Covidien plc has announced that it has notified customers of a voluntary recall to address an issue with certain lots of its Pipeline Embolization Device and Alligator Retrieval Device where the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating applied...

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First Patient Enrolled in Clinical Registry Assessing Boston Scientific Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation System in Patients with Parkinson's Disease

April 11, 2014 10:07 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has enrolled the first patient in a new registry to evaluate clinical outcomes and the economic value of the Vercise™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System in patients with Parkinson's disease. DBS is a surgical...

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Spectranetics Announces FDA Clearance for Mechanical Lead Extraction Devices

April 11, 2014 10:02 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

The Spectranetics Corporation today announced FDA clearance of two new mechanical lead extraction platforms that expand physicians' options for safe removal of cardiac leads. Each incorporates innovative designs for mechanical extraction...

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Baxano Surgical Receives 510(k) Clearance for the Avance MIS Pedicle Screw System

April 11, 2014 9:41 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

Baxano Surgical, Inc., a medical device company focused on designing, developing and marketing minimally invasive products to treat degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, today announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug...   

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First Patient in U.S. to Receive MRI Scan in Clinical Study of MRI-Compatible Pacemaker

April 10, 2014 8:36 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center is the first hospital in the nation to conduct an MRI scan of a patient implanted with a new MRI-compatible pacemaker – a breakthrough because metal implants often exclude patients from this imaging...

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Medtronic CRT Devices Now Approved to Treat Patients with AV Block and Reduced Heart Function

April 10, 2014 7:33 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an expanded indication for biventricular (BiV) pacing with Medtronic cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemakers and -defibrillators (CRT-P and CRT-D)...

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Varian Medical Systems Settles Patent Dispute with University of Pittsburgh

April 10, 2014 5:36 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Varian Medical Systems today is reporting that it has settled patent litigation with the University of Pittsburgh.  Varian will pay a lump sum of approximately $35 million to fully settle this matter.  The settlement will be largely...

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Bxtel Releases iPhone Tinnitus App

April 10, 2014 3:41 pm | by Bxtel | Comments

Bxtel LLC, maker of healthcare mobile apps, has announced the release of its tinnitus treatment app, Serene Ears. Tinnitus is most often an annoying ringing sensation that affects the hearing of up to 80% of all adults. Serene Ears soothes...

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