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Method to Improve Blood Supply to Engineered Replacement Tissues

July 10, 2013 9:38 am | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News | Comments

Next-generation hydrogels can form synthetic scaffolds to support the formation of replacement tissues and organs in the emerging area of regenerative medicine. Embedding peptides into the hydrogels stimulates the growth of essential microvascular networks to ensure a good blood supply.

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Bioengineers Use Adhesion to Combine Silicones and Organic Materials

July 10, 2013 9:34 am | by The Institute for Genomic Biology | Comments

In a study reported in the July 1, 2013 Angewandte Chemie, a group of University of Illinois bioengineers have found a way to strongly adhere hydrogels to hydrophobic silicone substrates, an innovation that provides a valuable new tool for microscale biotechnology.

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Milestone Scientific and Tri-Anim Health Services Introduce Precision Injection Technology

July 10, 2013 9:25 am | Comments

Milestone Scientific Inc., a leading medical research and development company that designs and patents innovative injection technology, announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Tri-anim Health Services, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of specialty sales and distribution solutions for healthcare, with core competencies in respiratory medicine, anesthesia, NICU, ICU and the OR. 

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X2 Biosystems aims for $12.5M funding round

July 10, 2013 8:44 am | by Mass Device | Comments

X2 Biosystems, a medical device company that's developing sensors for sports brain injuries, drummed up $3.3 million of a hoped-for $12.5 million raise, according to a regulatory filing. Eighteen unnamed investors kicked in on the round, according to the filing.

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Aptus Exceeds 250 Patients in ANCHOR Post-Market Registry

July 10, 2013 8:15 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Aptus Endosystems, Inc., a medical device company developing advanced technology for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), announced today that its ANCHOR post-market registry enrollment has surpassed its key milestone of 250 patients.   

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Medical device tax: "Citizen Cosponsors" take to web to support repeal

July 10, 2013 7:59 am | by Mass Device | Comments

Since its launch last month, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) Citizen Cosponsor website has listed nearly 3,000 bills, among them "Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2013," a measure to repeal the 2.3% medical device tax that took effect at the start of this year.

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Spinal Elements®, Inc. Announces Presentation of Data Relative to Porous Titanium Coating on PEEK

July 10, 2013 7:35 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Spinal Elements, a spine technology company, today announced that spine surgeon Scott H. Kitchel, MD of Eugene, Oregon recently presented data on the company's Ti-Bond® porous titanium coated polyetheretherketone (PEEK) interbody devices at the Spine Technology and Educational Group meeting held June 20-22 in Los Cabos, Mexico.

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Urine odor analyzer might better diagnose bladder cancer

July 10, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | Comments

Inspired by studies demonstrating canine abilities to sniff out cancerous biomarkers, a team of U.K. researchers developed a scent-analysis device that they say can diagnose early signs of bladder cancer. In a test of nearly 100 urine samples, the device, called OdorReader, was 100% accurate in distinguishing which samples came from cancer patients.

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PTS, Inc. Announces Two New Patents

July 10, 2013 6:00 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. (PTS, Inc.), the U.S.-based manufacturer of the CardioChek® family of point-of-care diagnostic products, has announced the issuance of two new U.S. patents.  U.S. Patent No. 8,257,654 relates to the management of health data collected by point-of-care testing devices using a health report server.  U.S. Patent No. 8,307,531 covers a method and apparatus for manufacturing disposable dry test strips.

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Surefire Infusion System Found Safe and Effective for Delivery of 90Y in Treating Inoperable Liver Cancer

July 10, 2013 6:00 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

  Case reports published in the Journal of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology found that by using the Surefire Infusion System, radioembolization could be successfully performed without the need to protect nearby blood vessels, a significant advance that may enable doctors to safely extend liver cancer treatment to patients who were previously deemed untreatable.  

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Halt Medical Announces New CPT® Code From the American Medical Association for RF Ablation of Uterine Fibroids

July 10, 2013 3:00 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Halt Medical is very pleased to announce that the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) Panel has established a new CPT® code specifically for Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation of Uterine Fibroids. CPT codes are used by medical practitioners; including physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers to report healthcare services to insurers for the purpose of reimbursement.

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Pro-Dex, Inc. Partners with UC Irvine School of Engineering

July 9, 2013 4:05 pm | by PR Newswire | Pro-Dex | Comments

PRO-DEX, INC. (Nasdaq: PDEX), a leading medical device developer and manufacturer of world-class powered surgical devices, has partnered with UC Irvine's The Henry Samueli School of Engineering to offer graduating seniors the opportunity to work alongside industry veterans in the design and manufacture of next-generation medical devices.

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LeMaitre Vascular Acquires Clinical Instruments

July 9, 2013 2:45 pm | by Globe Newswire | Comments

LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (Nasdaq:LMAT), a provider of peripheral vascular devices and implants, announced today that on July 5, 2013 it acquired the assets of Clinical Instruments International, Inc. for $1.1mm, or 1.7X 2012 sales. Clinical Instruments is based in Southbridge, MA and manufactures carotid shunts and embolectomy catheters.

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Aesculap Implant Systems Launches Quintex Cervical Plating System

July 9, 2013 2:07 pm | by Aesculap Implant Systems | Comments

Aesculap Implant Systems announced today the availability of the new Quintex Anterior Cervical Plating System, today’s most versatile system for use in ACDF procedures at multiple levels from C2-T1. Quintex was designed to address all plating ideologies and offers construct options ranging from fully rigid to dynamic, including the new Semidynamic™ option, unique to Aesculap Implant Systems’.

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Covidien and Nuvon Release New Interface Supporting Electronic Charting

July 9, 2013 2:00 pm | by Covidien | Comments

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, has released a new interface making the INVOS™ cerebral oximetry system compatible with the Nuvon System. The technology allows hospitals to integrate patient data with Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems.

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