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Report: Diabetes Cost the U.S. $245B in 2012

March 7, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | Comments

The cost of diabetes care has increased more than 40% in just 5 years, amounting to $245 billion last year. The growing cost reflects the rising number of patients suffering from the disease, according to a report from the American Diabetes Assn. More than $1 in every $10 spent on healthcare in the U.S. goes to diabetes and related complications...

MiMedx Announces 2012 Results

March 7, 2013 7:00 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

KENNESAW, Ga., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc.  (OTCBB: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today its results for the year ended...

'Disappearing Stent is a Dream Come True' - World Leaders at India Live Cardiology Conference 2013

March 7, 2013 6:13 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

For its ability to unblock and then make arteries return to natural form, the recently launched bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS and also known as disappearing stent) is being hailed as the 4th revolution in management of coronary artery disease at India's biggest conference on interventional cardiology.

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CASMED Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Financial Results

March 7, 2013 2:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | Comments

CAS Medical Systems, Inc., a leader in medical devices for non-invasive patient monitoring, today reported financial results for the three and 12 months ended December 31, 2012. Net sales were $6.0 million for the fourth quarter and $22.7 million for the year, compared with $5.3 million and $22.5 million in comparable prior-year periods, respectively.

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Ad-Tech Medical Instrument Corporation, Macro Micro Subdural Electrodes

March 7, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

There is a concern the microelectrodes are defective and may cause injury to the brain. As a result, there is the potential for scraping (abrasion) of brain tissue and for broken pieces to remain in the brain tissue when the physician removes the...

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CCS Medical Announces Agreement with LifeScan

March 6, 2013 7:39 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

CCS Medical announced today that is has entered into an agreement with LifeScan, Inc., to provide diabetes testing supplies to patients across the country. "This agreement means that CCS Medical is a LifeScan Direct Mail Order Supplier with the ability to serve all Medicare beneficiaries and many commercial plan members who use LifeScan products...

Boston Scientific Updates PREVAIL Late Breaking Clinical Trials Presentation

March 6, 2013 4:34 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

NATICK, Mass., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) PREVAIL clinical trial results will be presented in a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial presentation at the 62nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology, and will include all...

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Portfolio of Medical Devices Receives Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

March 6, 2013 3:08 pm | by Cone Communications | Comments

Nikolai Begg grew up in a box of LEGO bricks and hasn't stopped tinkering since. Today he is an accomplished inventor with a portfolio of novel medical devices. Begg is the recipient of the prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for his inventions that are making surgical procedures less invasive.

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New Opportunities for 3D Technology in Medicine

March 6, 2013 3:05 pm | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Until now, physicians have largely been skeptical of the advantages of 3D technology. But this may be about to change: the findings of a new study show that even experienced surgeons stand to benefit from the third dimension.

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Improved Ultrasound Imaging

March 6, 2013 3:01 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Ultrasound technology could soon experience a significant upgrade that would enable it to produce high-quality, high-resolution images, thanks to the development of a new key material by a team of researchers that includes a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

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Cardiac Science Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary

March 6, 2013 2:55 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

WAUKESHA, Wis., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Science Corporation, an Opto Circuits group company and a global leader in automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and diagnostic cardiac monitoring devices, announced the start of its 100-year anniversary celebration with a...

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Vision-Sciences to Present at Canaccord Genuity Musculoskeletal Conference

March 6, 2013 2:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | Comments

Vision-Sciences, Inc., a leading provider of unique flexible endoscopic products utilizing its proprietary sterile disposable EndoSheath® technology, today announced that Cynthia Ansari, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at 4:00 PM Central Standard Time at the Canaccord Genuity Musculoskeletal Conference in Chicago on Tuesday, March 19th at the Westin Michigan Avenue.

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FDA Releases Draft of Sunshine Law Financial Disclosure Guidelines

March 6, 2013 2:29 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

The FDA published a draft of the Sunshine Act financial disclosure guidelines that will take full effect by August 1, 2013. The 35-page document details all physician-relationship rules companies will have to follow when applying for marketing applications with the FDA.

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Brookside Mezzanine Partners Invests in Longhorn Health Solutions

March 6, 2013 1:30 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

STAMFORD, Conn., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookside Mezzanine Partners is pleased to announce its recent investment in Longhorn Health Solutions, Inc. ("Longhorn").  Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Longhorn is a leading direct-to-home provider of consumable medical...

Surgical Information Systems Debuts Latest Version Of Perioperative Patient Tracking And Communication Engine At AORN Congress

March 6, 2013 1:28 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

ATLANTA, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems ('SIS'), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced today that the latest version of its SIS Com patient tracking and communication engine is now available. SIS Com Version 3.3, which has a...

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