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What’s Behind the CV Risk Calculator Controversy?

January 21, 2014 10:20 am | by AB Newswire | Comments

November’s dispute over the accuracy of the cardiovascular risk calculator, unveiled with great fanfare at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, highlights both the power and limitations of “big data” in healthcare, according...

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Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System to Be Featured in Three Live Cases at 26th Annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy

January 21, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hansen Medical, Inc., a global leader in Intravascular Robotics, today announced that Dr. Barry Katzen, founder and Medical Director of Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute (Baptist Hospital of Miami), is scheduled to utilize the Magellan...

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Here Comes the Sun to Lower Your Blood Pressure

January 21, 2014 10:11 am | by University of Southampton | Comments

Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure and thus cut the risk of heart attack and stroke, a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology suggests. Research carried out at the Universities of Southampton...

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Novo Nordisk Announces U.S. Launch of New Insulin Injection Device NovoPen Echo®

January 21, 2014 10:00 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, today announced the launch of the insulin delivery device NovoPen Echo in the United States. This is the first and only pen device available in the U.S. with half-unit dosing and a memory function...

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BioLineRx Receives Approval to Commence Pivotal Trial for Novel Skin Lesion Treatment

January 21, 2014 7:10 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BioLineRx, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying, in-licensing and developing promising therapeutic candidates, announced today that it has received approval from the German Federal Institute for Drugs and...  

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Teleflex to Launch Family of Implantable Infusion Ports

January 21, 2014 7:10 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced FDA 510(k) clearance of a full range of Polysite Implantable Ports for exclusive distribution in the U.S. under its ARROW...  

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Tandem Diabetes Care Expands Voluntary Recall for Select Lots of Insulin Cartridges Used with t:slim Insulin Pump

January 20, 2014 5:10 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc., has announced that it is expanding a voluntary recall of specific lots of insulin cartridges that are used with the t:slim® Insulin Pump.  The affected cartridges may be at risk for leaking.  This could...

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Philips Healthcare teams with P-Cure on proton therapy

January 20, 2014 4:29 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

Philips aligned itself with Israel-based medical device company P-Cure, in order to advance the smaller firm's proton therapy technology. P-Cure develops low-cost proton therapy systems, which are smaller, cheaper radiation therapy system...

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Greatbatch requests CE Mark for spinal cord stim

January 20, 2014 3:29 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

Greatbatch filed a CE Mark application for its spinal cord stimulation system with German notified body TÜV SÜD America. The spinal cord stimulation system comes from Greatbatch's subsidiary, QiG Group. The company also applied for pre-market...

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Zynex CEO clears out board | Personnel Moves

January 20, 2014 2:29 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

Zynex CEO Thomas Sandgaard has cleared the path to reshape the company after cutting its board in half. Sandgaard asked for the resignations of board members Mats Wahlstrom, Mary Beth Vitale, Kevin Smith and Taylor Simonton, to add board...

EndoShape lands nearly $900k in funding

January 20, 2014 1:29 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

EndoShape is just shy of its fundraising goal by a slim margin, bringing in $898,000 in a fundraising round. The Boulder, Colo.-based medical device company develops devices for the coil embolization and occlusion market. The company won...

Pulmonary Embolism Trial Comparing Endovascular Ultrasound to Anticoagulation Published

January 20, 2014 12:41 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

EKOS Corporation, a BTG International group company, located in Bothell, Washington in the United States, today announced the publication of the results of its Ultrasound Accelerated Thrombolysis of Pulmonary Embolism (PE) trial (ULTIMA) in...

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New Energy Harvesting Technology Set to Reduce Number of Open-Heart Surgeries

January 20, 2014 12:30 pm | by University of Waterloo | Comments

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new technology that could dramatically reduce the number of open-heart surgeries for people with pacemakers. Professor Armaghan Salehian’s research group has developed wideband...

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Cardialen brings in close to $3M

January 20, 2014 12:29 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

Cardialen is closing in on a $4 million equity round, after raising $2.5 million from 18 unnamed investors. Minneapolis and St. Louis-based Cardialen is developing a low-energy implant for atrial fibrillation designed to control the fibrillation...

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Increased Mobility Thanks to Robotic Rehab

January 20, 2014 12:18 pm | by Angelika Jacobs, ETH Zurich | Comments

After a stroke patients often struggle with persistent paresis. ETH researchers examined whether robot-assisted therapy can help stroke patients. This form of therapy proved successful particularly with the most severely affected persons...

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