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Crospon Receives FDA Clearance for EsoFLIP® Dilation Catheter

October 11, 2013 5:20 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Crospon has today announced that it has received FDA clearance for its EsoFLIP ® balloon dilation catheter. This is the first product the in what will be a suite of dilation catheter products to be used for dilation procedures in the esophagus...

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UNC Health Care Uses IBM Analytics to Manage Medical Data and Improve Patient Care

October 10, 2013 9:31 pm | by IBM | Comments

IBM today announced that UNC Health Care is using IBM big data analytics to help hospital workers reduce costly and preventable readmissions, decrease mortality rates, and ultimately improve the quality of life for patients. Most healthcare organizations today are drowning in data...

DePuy Synthes Spine And Brainlab To Advance Image-Guided Spine Surgery

October 10, 2013 8:00 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

DePuy Synthes Spine announced it is expanding its collaboration with Brainlab through the worldwide launch of navigation-ready instrumentation for its leading spine systems, and an exclusive global agreement to co-market Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT...

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Rochester Medical To Hold Special Meeting Of Shareholders November 13, 2013 To Approve Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By C.R. Bard

October 10, 2013 6:14 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Rochester Medical Corporation has established a record date and a special meeting date for the Company's shareholders to consider and vote on the proposal to adopt the previously announced agreement to be acquired by a subsidiary of C.R. Bard...

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HelpMeSee Celebrates World Sight Day By Successfully Testing Leading Edge Virtual Cataract Eye Surgery Simulator

October 10, 2013 5:11 pm | by PR Newswire | Moog Components Group | Comments

In recognition of World Sight Day, HelpMeSee – global campaign to eliminate cataract blindness  – and Moog – a worldwide designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision control components and systems – have achieved a significant milestone...

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Photo of the Day: Hearing Deafening Music

October 10, 2013 2:58 pm | by University of Washington | Comments

For many, music is a universal language that unites people when words cannot. But for those who use cochlear implants—technology that allows deaf and hard of hearing people to comprehend speech—hearing music remains extremely challenging...

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Weight Loss Through the Use of Intestinal Barrier Sleeves

October 10, 2013 2:29 pm | by Helmholtz Zentrum München | Comments

Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, in cooperation with the University of Cincinnati, have discovered that the placement of a non-permeable tube in the small intestine leads to reduced nutrient absorption and consequently to reduced obesity...

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Direct 'Writing' of Artificial Cell Membranes on Graphene

October 10, 2013 2:23 pm | by University of Manchester | Comments

Writing in Nature Communications, researchers at The University of Manchester led by Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan, and Dr Michael Hirtz at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), have demonstrated thatmembranes can be directly 'written'... 

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Medical devices and the Great Deflation

October 10, 2013 1:44 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

The medical device industry has "lost" about $131 billion in revenues since the financial collapse of 2008, according to analysts at Ernst & Young. The findings, taken from the audit firm's annual "Pulse of the Industry" report...   

Qualcomm to Build Neuro-Inspired Chips

October 10, 2013 1:02 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

The world’s largest smartphone chipmaker, Qualcomm, says it is ready to start helping partners manufacture a radically different kind of a chip—one that mimics the neural structures and processing methods found in the brain. The approach is emerging...

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CSL settles plasma price-fixing case for $64M

October 10, 2013 12:17 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

CSL Ltd. said it agreed to pay $64 million to settle multi-district litigation accusing it of taking part in a price-fixing scheme for plasma therapy. The settlement also clears a co-defendant in the case, the Plasma Protein Therapeutics...

Boston Scientific Begins Clinical Trial of Peripheral Vascular Drug-Eluting Stent System

October 10, 2013 11:16 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Launching a key clinical trial expected to serve as the foundation for global regulatory approvals, a physician in Auckland, New Zealand has performed the first patient implant of the Boston Scientific Innova Drug-Eluting Stent (DES) System...

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New Strategy Lets Cochlear Implant Users Hear Music

October 10, 2013 10:36 am | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | Comments

For many, music is a universal language that unites people when words cannot. But for those who use cochlear implants—technology that allows deaf and hard of hearing people to comprehend speech—hearing music remains extremely challenging...

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AliveCor Unveils Versatile Mobile Heart Monitor

October 10, 2013 10:14 am | by Business Wire | Comments

AliveCor announced today at the University of Southern California Body Computing Conference its new versatile Heart Monitor that easily attaches to any compatible smartphone or smartphone case. This new universal design includes the proprietary...

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Innovative Concept for Knee Cartilage Treatment

October 10, 2013 10:07 am | by Swiss National Science Foundation | Comments

Researchers have developed a material that can be used for the controlled release of a substance when subjected to cyclic mechanical loading. This work, carried out within the context of the National Research Programme "Smart Materials" (NRP 62)...

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