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Vycor Issued Hong Kong Patent for Its VBAS Minimally Invasive Brain Access System

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

Vycor Medical, Inc., a provider of innovative and superior surgical and therapeutic solutions, announced it has been issued patent number 10106385.8 for its ViewSite™ Brain Access System ("VBAS") for the Hong Kong market. Vycor has a distribution agreement in place with Devon Medical which covers Hong Kong and China.

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Are Your Doctor’s Hands Clean? This Wristband Knows

March 25, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A startup called IntelligentM wants to make hospitals healthier by encouraging workers to clean their hands properly. Its solution is a bracelet that vibrates when the wearer has scrubbed sufficiently, giving employees a way to check their habits and letting employers know who is and isn’t doing things right.

Heart Repair Breakthroughs Replace Surgeon's Knife

March 24, 2013 2:58 pm | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE - AP Chief Medical Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels. Heart care is in the midst of a transformation. Many problems that once required sawing through the breastbone and opening up...

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FDA Approves GE Healthcare's AdreView™ (Iobenguane I 123 Injection) for Cardiac Risk Evaluation in Heart Failure Patients

March 22, 2013 7:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

GE Healthcare today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new indication for AdreView™ (Iobenguane I 123 Injection), the first and only FDA approved molecular imaging agent to link nerve function in the heart to a patient’s mortality risk.

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MediSwipe Inc. Announces Showcase of "MediScan DMS" and Digital Registry Technology at Treating Health Concerns Expo in Detroit, Michigan on March 22nd-24th

March 22, 2013 4:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | Comments

MediSwipe Inc., a patient security solutions and financial products company for the medicinal marijuana and health care industry, today announced that the company will be showcased and debut its proprietary cloud-based patient registry and health records data management system ("DMS") at the annual Treating Health Concerns Expo in Detroit, Michigan March 22nd-24th.

Hologic Completes Sale of LIFECODES to Immucor

March 22, 2013 4:01 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

BEDFORD, Mass., March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today...

Doctors Should Tell Patients About Some, But Not All, Unexpected Genetic Findings

March 22, 2013 2:50 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

On Thursday, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics recommended that doctors tell patients about certain genetic disease risks if they accidentally find them when exploring a patient’s genome for another reason. However, the group does not recommend that doctors tell patients about all incidental findings.

Judges Side with FDA in Rejecting Stem Cell Device

March 22, 2013 2:43 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A federal appeals court has sided with the Food and Drug Administration in a case brought by medical device maker Cytori, ruling that the agency was correct to reject fast-track approval for two company devices used to process adult stem cells. Cytori Therapeutics Inc. makes the Celution and...

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Cytori Provides Update in 510(k) Appeal Decision

March 22, 2013 2:24 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 22, 2013--Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CYTX) today announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled on the Company’s conjoined appeals (case no. 11-1268). The court upheld the FDA’s (Food and Drug Administration)...

Johnson Electric Launches Medication Dosing Systems

March 22, 2013 2:21 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HONG KONG , March 22, 2013 /-  Johnson Electric today announced a miniature medication dosing system technology under the Johnson Medtech brand.  The subsystem platform provides a high precision dosing accuracy over device operational life. The Johnson Medtech system design delivers dosing forces up to 100N for various medication viscosities within a compact package.

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Cook Medical Applauds Bipartisan U.S. Senate Vote To Repeal 2.3 Percent Medical Device Excise Tax

March 22, 2013 1:40 pm | Comments

Cook Medical is gratified and U.S. patients are thankful for the bipartisan vote in the U.S. Senate on Thursday that overwhelmingly passed the Hatch-Klobuchar amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution to repeal the 2.3 percent tax on medical device sales in the United States.

Senate Dems Vote to Repeal Part of Healthcare Law

March 22, 2013 1:32 pm | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

It isn't every day that more than half the Democrats in the Senate vote to repeal part of President Barack Obama's health care law. But that's what happened Thursday night when the Senate voted 79-20 to repeal a 2.3 percent sales tax on medical devices such as catheters, pacemakers and MRI...

FDA Proposes New Rules for Heart Defibrillators

March 22, 2013 11:26 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on their safety and effectiveness following years of recalls of the emergency devices. Defibrillators use electric shocks to jolt the heart back to normal after patients collapse from cardiac arrest.

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Mako Surgical Sues Stanmore Implants over Robotic Surgery Patents

March 22, 2013 11:15 am | by Mass Device | Comments

Mako Surgical filed a pair of lawsuits against Stanmore Implants alleging patent infringement over robotic surgery technology, and filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission over the alleged violations. The lawsuits accuse Stanmore of violating three patents covering haptic guidance systems for robotic surgery applications with its Sculptor robotic guidance arm.

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Stryker Must Face Trident Hip Implant Lawsuit

March 22, 2013 10:49 am | by Mass Device | Comments

Raymond Chasse Jr. and Stephen Miele sued Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker in December 2012 in the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, alleging that the medical device company was negligent in its manufacture and distribution of the Trident hip replacement system, according to court documents.

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