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Harbor MedTech Announces Market Launch of Architect™, an Advanced Collagen Matrix for Treating Serious Skin Wounds

March 26, 2013 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2013--Harbor MedTech, Inc. announced today notification of FDA marketing clearance for their first product, Architect™, an advanced collagen matrix for treatment of partial and full thickness skin wounds. “We are very excited that the FDA has cleared...

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Warning Issued on Doctors' Stakes in Device Firms

March 26, 2013 1:33 pm | by KELLI KENNEDY - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Federal health officials issued a rare warning Tuesday about doctors' ownership of shares in medical device companies that allow them to profit from performing surgeries with those products. The Depart of Health and Human Services' inspector general said the increasingly common practice is "inherently suspect" and may violate anti-kickback laws, according to the special fraud alert.

BioControl Medical Makes Progress Toward FDA Review for CardioFit Heart Stim Device

March 26, 2013 1:27 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

Israel and Minnesota-based BioControl Medical won FDA approval to proceed with the 3rd and largest phase of its INOVATE-HF trail, evaluating its CardioFit vagal nerve stimulation system in treatment of heart failure. The global, multi-center trial aims to provide clinical data in support of BioControl's premarket approval application for FDA clearance of the CardioFit system.

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More Light! – for Medicine

March 26, 2013 12:27 pm | by Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. | Comments

PET scan, CT, and MRI are almost standard in today’s diagnostics – highly developed and very sophisticated. Although more capable and less cost-intensive, laser-optical diagnosis methods are, up to now, far less prevalent. FAMOS is aiming to change this.

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Wang's Technology May Answer Host of Medical Questions

March 26, 2013 12:03 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

In an engineering breakthrough, a Washington University in St. Louis biomedical researcher has discovered a way to use light and color to measure oxygen in individual red blood cells in real time.

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Robotic Positioning Arm Allows Proton Beams to Pinpoint Difficult-to-Reach Tumors at Loma Linda University Medical Center

March 26, 2013 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

LOMA LINDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2013--For more than three decades various forms of robotics have been effectively applied in healthcare to advance different types of medical treatment and surgical processes. Now, the nation’s first robotic positioning arm for proton therapy is being...

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Counting White Blood Cells at Home

March 26, 2013 9:55 am | by California Institute of Technology | Comments

White blood cells, or leukocytes, are the immune system's warriors. So when an infection or disease attacks the body, the system typically responds by sending more white blood cells into the fray. This means that checking the number of these cells is a relatively easy way to detect and monitor such conditions.

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J&J Recalls All OneTouch Verio Blood Sugar Meters

March 26, 2013 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Johnson & Johnson has announced a voluntary recall for all its OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters in the U.S. because they do not provide a warning when a diabetic's blood sugar level is dangerously high. Instead, the meters turn off.

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Quinte Health Care Chooses Amcom Software for Critical Test Results Management

March 26, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2013--Amcom Software, Inc. today announced Quinte Health Care (QHC) will use the Amcom® Critical Test Results Management (CTRM) solution to save time and improve patient safety and quality of care. The Ontario, Canada-based organization selected Amcom to...

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Medical Device Tax: Still a Long Way from Repeal

March 26, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | Comments

Opponents of the medical device tax notched an important victory when the Senate voted 79-20 last week to strike the 2.3% levy, but repeal efforts have a long way to go. "We need to look at where we can replace the revenue from," Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) told the Wall Street Journal.

Misonix BoneScalpelT Subject of New Clinical Paper Focused on Spine Surgery

March 26, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Misonix, Inc. (NasdaqGM: MSON), an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical ...

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Full Expansion of BioControl Medical’s INOVATE-HF Study of the CardioFit®

March 26, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

YEHUD, Israel & NEW HOPE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2013--BioControl Medical has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to begin the third and largest phase of INOVATE-HF (INcrease Of VAgal TonE in Heart Failure), a global, multi-center, investigational device exemption...

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Competitive Pricing Vital in the Asia-Pacific Digital and Computed Radiography Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

March 26, 2013 3:01 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare delivery and service markets in Asia-Pacific are increasingly focusing on radiography systems that bundle the benefits of reduced radiation, seamless workflow, safety measures, and attractive pricing. This has opened up...

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Spacelabs Medical, Inc., Spacelabs Anesthesia Workstations and Service Kits

March 26, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

These products are used in the hospital environment and in locations not requiring mobility of the products. They provide respiratory support to deliver oxygen, air, and nitrous oxide in a controlled manner to various patient-breathing circuits with or without the use of a mechanical ventilator, and may be used to deliver anesthetic vapor.

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UCLA Relies on Breakthrough ‘Big Data’ Technology from IBM To Help Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

March 25, 2013 11:20 pm | by IBM | Comments

IBM, and Excel Medical Electronics (EME) are collaborating with the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery in a study to test the effectiveness of a real-time alarm intended to predict rising brain pressure in patients with traumatic brain injuries. The experimental system uses big data analytics software developed by IBM Research and EME that analyzes in real-time streams of vital signs continuously collected from the bedside monitor...

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