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Electrical Frequencies that Help Heal Chronic Wounds

March 4, 2014 11:32 am | by M.B. Reilly, University of Cincinnati | Comments

Hard-to-heal wounds, like diabetic ulcers, fester because of insufficient blood supply at the wound site. However, the application of an electrical stimulus can promote the growth of blood vessels, and new UC research examines the best... 

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Photos of the Day: Electrical Healing Fields

March 4, 2014 11:30 am | by University of Cincinnati | Comments

University of Cincinnati physics and biomedical engineering researchers recently tested for the most-effective magnitude and frequency when applying an external low-amplitude electric field to vascular cells, which are key to healing chronic...

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Whole-Arm Haptics Helping People

March 4, 2014 11:16 am | by Barrett Technology | Comments

Barrett's WAM technology was designed from the beginning as human-centric, to be a robot that would be safer to work alongside people. This forward thinking approach now has the WAM in high demand as researchers and innovative companies...

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Importers of Medical Devices to EU Must Comply with RoHS as of July 22, 2014

March 4, 2014 10:56 am | by TÜV Rheinland | Comments

Manufacturers whose medical products are imported to the European Union (EU) will need to comply with the environmental directive, Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), as of July 22, 2014. Often called the “lead-free” directive, RoHS...

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Parker Enters Clinical Trial Agreements with Rehab Centers to Support Launch of Indego

March 4, 2014 10:43 am | by Parker Hannifin Corporation | Comments

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has entered into clinical trial agreements with four of the top ranked rehabilitation institutions in the United States to support...

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CE Approval of the First 4F MR Conditional Lead

March 4, 2014 10:38 am | by PresseBox | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology that specializes in heart failure therapy, announced the first implantations of the Sentus ProMRI lead today. BIOTRONIK's bipolar cardiac resynchronization therapy lead...

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A Simple Way to Treat Kidney Failure

March 4, 2014 10:15 am | by International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics | Comments

Kidney failure results in a build up of toxins and excess waste in the body. Dialysis is the most common treatment, performed daily either at home or in hospital. However, dialysis machines require electricity and careful maintenance, and...

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New Education Campaign Seeks to Teach Consumers, Medical Pros to Fight Pain Without Drugs

March 4, 2014 9:45 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

BioElectronics Corporation, the maker of advanced consumer medical devices and drug-free pain therapies, announced today that it is participating in upcoming consumer educational events and programs as part of an international campaign to...

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Blockade Medical Announces 510(k) Clearance and CE Mark of Two New Additions to the Barricade Coil System

March 4, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Blockade Medical L.L.C., a privately held company focused on the development of catheter based therapeutic devices for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms, announced today two additions to the Barricade TM Coil System including an Enhanced...

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Smiths Medical Displays Smart Infusion Pump Interoperability Advancements

March 4, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today it successfully demonstrated its future PharmGuard Interoperability Software at HIMSS 2014 in Orlando, FL. The Interoperability Showcase highlighted new technology...

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Invuity Raises $36 Million in Series E Financing

March 4, 2014 6:29 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Invuity, Inc., a developer of advanced medical devices to dramatically improve access and visualization in minimally invasive and minimal access surgeries, announced today that it has secured $36 million in a Series E financing led by HealthCare...

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Alzheimer's Buddy Program Pairs Patients, Students

March 4, 2014 1:26 am | by Lindsey Tanner - AP Medical Writer | Comments

At age 80, retired Chicago physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine — only this time he's the subject. In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, Winship is giving a young medical student...

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Alcohol May Ease the Nerves that Cause Atrial Fibrillation

March 3, 2014 12:21 pm | by Houston Methodist | Comments

Doctors in the U.S. and Japan have devised a way to treat atrial fibrillation by adding a little alcohol to minimally invasive therapies that target a cluster of misbehaving nerves known to trigger arrhythmia. In the most recent Journal...

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3D Printed Heart Model Helps Surgeons Save Baby’s Life

March 3, 2014 11:34 am | by Materialise | Comments

Materialise, a world leader in software for segmenting medical image data and 3D Printing, played a pivotal role in helping surgeons save a baby boy’s life through the use of a 3D printed heart model. Kosair Children’s Hospital was presented...

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Coating Could Prevent Blood Clots Associated with Implanted Devices

March 3, 2014 11:11 am | by Matthew Chin, UCLA | Comments

A team of researchers from UCLA and the University of Michigan has developed a material that could help prevent blood clots associated with catheters, heart valves, vascular grafts and other implanted biomedical devices. Blood clots at or...

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