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Market for Wearable Medical Devices Reaches New All-Time High

November 20, 2013 9:40 am | by Wearable Technologies | Comments

One Highlight at the MEDICA 2013, the largest medical marketplace, will once again be the WTshow. For the fourth time, Wearable Technologies invited exciting companies to be part of the WTshow. In our booth (hall 15, booth C03) visitors will...

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Definiens and Metamark Enter Multi-Year Deal for Prostate Cancer Prognostic Test

November 20, 2013 9:30 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Definiens, the global leader in image analysis for digital pathology and diagnostics, and Metamark Genetics, a privately-held biotechnology company developing novel tests aimed at improving cancer care, today announced a multi-year agreement...

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Grenelabs Seeks Crowdfunding for Lab-on-a-Chip Device

November 20, 2013 9:19 am | by Grenelabs | Comments

Thomas Warinner, head of Grenelabs, seeks crowdfunding to raise $75,000 by December 20, 2013, to support the completion of the technologically new, lab-on-a chip diagnostic tool. This device, small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, is...

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Brain Tumor Cell Targeting Technology

November 20, 2013 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Arch Biopartners Inc. announced today that data relating to proprietary technology identifying brain tumor targeting peptides developed by Dr. Stephen Robbins, Dr. Donna Senger and Dr. Jennifer Rahn and their colleagues at the University of Calgary...

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Awarepoint Ranked 7th Fastest Growing Medical Device Company in North America on Deloitte's 2013 Technology Fast 500(TM)

November 20, 2013 7:51 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Awarepoint, the largest real-time location system (RTLS) corporation dedicated exclusively to healthcare, today announced it ranked No. 7 among "medical device" companies on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing...

GENEWIZ, Inc. and ACCB Announce Collaboration for the Application of Next Generation Sequencing in Clinical Molecular Diagnostic Testing

November 20, 2013 7:03 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GENEWIZ, Inc., leading global genomics service provider, and Beijing ACCB Biotech Ltd. (ACCB) announced a collaboration for the application of next generation sequencing tests toward the advancement of clinical molecular diagnostics. The companies...

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MagneMotion Partners with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

November 20, 2013 6:00 am | by Business Wire | Comments

MagneMotion Inc., a leading provider of products and transport systems based on Linear Synchronous Motor (LSM) technology today announced a strategic partnership with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, a global leader in clinical diagnostics, whereby...

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Linde Healthcare at MEDICA: Launch of LIV IQ Cylinder Sets a Benchmark for Mobile Oxygen Therapy

November 19, 2013 7:01 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

The new generation of oxygen cylinders, with an integrated pressure regulator that calculates and shows remaining time to the exact minute. LIV® IQ is also equipped with various visible and audible alerts which enhance patient safety in mobile...

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J&J Settlement Resolves Metal Hip Lawsuits But Weak Oversight Leaves Patients Vulnerable

November 19, 2013 6:11 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Johnson & Johnson announced today that it has reached a multi-billion dollar settlement for victims of the company's flawed all metal hip implant. The problems patients have experienced with the device demonstrate the need for stricter...

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Boston Scientific Receives FDA Clearance And CE Mark Approval For Direxion Torqueable Microcatheter

November 19, 2013 6:02 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Further bolstering its market-leading portfolio of peripheral embolization technologies, Boston Scientific Corporation has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance and CE Mark approval for its Direxion Torqueable Microcatheter...

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Cardiovascular Systems' public offering could garner $70M

November 19, 2013 3:36 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

Cardiovascular Systems announced this week an upcoming stock offering worth up to $70 million in net proceeds, according to an early estimate. The device maker has yet to issue share pricing or the date of the sale, but said in prospectus...

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SonoSite wins FDA OK for 'world's 1st' ultrasound kiosk

November 19, 2013 2:29 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

SonoSite this month won 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its X-Porte ultrasound kiosk in the U.S., and the device maker's planning to start shipping the device immediately. The Bothell, Wash.-based medical device company said called the...

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Gore Launches Early Cannulation Capable GORE® ACUSEAL Vascular Graft

November 19, 2013 2:25 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) today announced the launch of the GORE ACUSEAL Vascular Graft for vascular access. Designed for early cannulation within 24 hours after implantation, the GORE ACUSEAL Vascular Graft expands treatment options...

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AdvaMed Statement on House FDASIA Hearing

November 19, 2013 12:07 pm | by AdvaMed | Comments

Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, released the following statement on today’s hearing in the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on implementation of the FDA Safety and Innovation...

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Breakthrough in Adult Heart Repair

November 19, 2013 12:04 pm | by The Company of Biologists | Comments

Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Heart Institute have discovered a new way to dramatically improve heart repair. The future goal is to use this knowledge to combat human cardiovascular disease by improving repair...

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