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CareFusion Reaches Agreement In Principle On Previously Disclosed Matter With Federal Government

April 25, 2013 4:30 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion Corp. (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical technology company, today announced an agreement in principle to resolve previously disclosed government investigations related to prior sales and marketing practices for its...

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CytoVas And BD Biosciences Ink Alliance To Co-Develop Personalized Diagnostic For Vascular Health

April 25, 2013 3:52 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PHILADELPHIA , April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CytoVas, LLC and BD Biosciences, a division of BD (Becton,  Dickinson and Company), announced today they have formed a strategic alliance to jointly develop a new blood-based diagnostic test to predict individualized patient risk of heart attack and stroke.  This test, currently called the Vascular Health Profile (VHP), fills a...

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Highly Anticipated Laparoscopic Medical Device, The Novatract Dynamic Retractor, Debuts at Scientific Meetings

April 25, 2013 2:52 pm | by NovaTract Surgical | Comments

NovaTract Surgical, a venture-backed startup medical device company, unveils its leading-edge laparoscopic entry device, the NovaTract dynamic retractor, at two major scientific meetings this month: the SAGES 2013 Surgical Spring Week in Baltimore and the ASCRS 2013 meeting in Phoenix.

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House Bill Preserves Medicare Patient Access to Doctor-Prescribed Equipment Says AAHomecare

April 25, 2013 1:53 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicare patients are one step closer to ensuring continued access to much-needed home medical equipment thanks to the bipartisan efforts of Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-Ga.) and Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) Late last night, the two...

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Binge Eating Curbed by Deep Brain Stimulation in Animal Model

April 25, 2013 10:57 am | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | Comments

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a precise region of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and prompt weight loss in obese animal models, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, reported in the Journal of Neuroscience, reinforces the involvement of dopamine deficits in increasing obesity-related behaviors such as binge eating...

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US Device will Screen for Fake Medicines Overseas

April 25, 2013 10:34 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | Comments

U.S. health officials are making a high-tech screening device available in Africa to help spot counterfeit malaria pills in hopes that the technology may eventually be used to combat the fake drug trade worldwide. The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that U.S. partners in Ghana will begin using a U.S.-developed handheld device...

K2M Grows Biologics Offering with Expansion of VESUVIUS Product Family

April 25, 2013 10:08 am | by K2M | Comments

K2M, Inc., the largest privately held spinal device company in the world focused on developing innovative solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and minimally invasive procedures, today announced another expansion of the company’s U.S. biologics offering with the addition of a new product line to the VESUVIUS™ Osteobiologic Systems.

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HelpMeSee Selects Moog to Develop Virtual Reality Eye Surgery Simulator

April 25, 2013 10:04 am | by HelpMeSee | Comments

HelpMeSee has achieved a significant milestone in medical simulation by successfully testing virtual reality surgical training simulators as a proof of concept. This success led HelpMeSee to select Moog for a joint development contract to design and produce a high-fidelity virtual reality Eye Surgery Simulator and courseware model to train cataract surgeons...

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Vycor Adds Two Patents for Its New Spinal ViewSite(TM) Cervical Access System

April 25, 2013 8:33 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Vycor Medical, Inc. announced today it has secured two new patents (2008-518369 and 11/993280) covering its Spinal ViewSite™ Cervical Access System (VCAS). The addition of these patents brings Vycor's total patent portfolio to 34 issued and 21 pending. The Company's...

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Ethicon Launches Next Generation Energy Device at American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons’ Annual Meeting

April 25, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

To expand choice and help surgeons provide greater precision, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. today announces the launch of the HARMONIC ACE + Shears with Adaptive Tissue Technology (HARMONIC ACE + Shears), the next generation product in the best-in-class HARMONIC portfolio of ultrasonic surgical devices that can handle multiple surgical jobs

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A*STAR and Veredus Laboratories Create Market's First Lab-on-Chip for the Detection of Multiple Tropical Infectious Diseases

April 25, 2013 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Veredus Laboratories, a leading supplier of innovative molecular diagnostic tools, announced the launch of VereTrop™, the first biochip in the molecular diagnostics market that can identify 13 different major tropical diseases from...

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Profound Medical Announces Initiation of TULSA Clinical Trial for Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer

April 25, 2013 12:01 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Profound Medical Inc. today announced the commencement of its Health Canada approved, multi-center TULSA clinical trial for its minimally invasive, novel ablation device used to facilitate prostate cancer treatment. In the world's first procedure of its kind, a patient was treated in a collaborative effort with London Health Sciences Center...

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510(k) Device Modifications: Deciding When to Submit a 510(k) for a Change to an Existing Device, May 17, 2013

April 25, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss FDA’s past, present, and future policy on 510(k) Modifications with external stakeholders. FDA seeks comment from stakeholders on different options, both in the form of submissions to the docket for the Federal Register notice associated with this meeting and in discussion during the public meeting.

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Meeting Announcement: July 24-25, 2013 Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

April 25, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

On July 24, 2013, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the Kineflex/C Cervical Artificial Disc sponsored by SpinalMotion.  The Kineflex/C is a metal-on-metal (cobalt chrome molybdenum alloy) cervical total disc replacement device.

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Under the Skin, a Tiny Laboratory

April 24, 2013 9:55 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Humans are veritable chemical factories - we manufacture thousands of substances and transport them, via our blood, throughout our bodies. Some of these substances can be used as indicators of our health status. A team of EPFL scientists has developed a tiny device that can analyze the concentration of these substances in the blood.

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