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Covalon To Showcase New Wound Healing and Infection Management Products at MEDICA

November 19, 2013 8:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Covalon Technologies Ltd., an advanced medical technologies company, will showcase new products at MEDICA the world's largest medical technology trade fair, November 20 to 23in Düsseldorf, Germany. Brian Pedlar, Covalon's Chief Executive...

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AtriCure Receives FDA Approval for Investigational Study to Evaluate Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

November 19, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | Comments

AtriCure, a leading developer of solutions to treat atrial fibrillation, today announced the Food and Drug Administration’s approval to begin enrollment in a clinical study of AtriCure’s AtriClip Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System. The study will...

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Vancive Medical Technologies, CareFusion Sign Agreement for Antimicrobial Dressing

November 19, 2013 7:00 am | by Business Wire | Vancive Medical Technologies™ | Comments

Vancive Medical Technologies and CareFusion Corporation have announced an exclusive agreement in the United States, Canada and Mexico for the licensing and distribution of Vancive’s BeneHold Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) antimicrobial...   

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Arthrosurface Stemless Shoulder Arthroplasty Hits 10 Year Mark

November 18, 2013 6:33 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Arthrosurface Incorporated, a developer of less-invasive joint restoration and resurfacing systems, performed its first US stemless shoulder resurfacing in 2003. The Company continued to expand the technology and introduced the stemless total...

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Varian Medical OKs $6M share buyback for 2014

November 18, 2013 4:40 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) announced today the authorization of a $6 million common stock buyback program, authorized by its board of directors. The new buyback tacks onto an existing $8 million program, $6 million of...

BioCardia touts positive outcomes for Helical stem cell therapy system

November 18, 2013 3:11 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

California-based BioCardia Inc. announced this week positive findings from a clinical trial of its Helical Infusion Catheter System for injecting stem cells into the heart in treatment of chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy. In a clinical study of 65 ICM...

Vascular Solutions signs 'cooperation agreement' to get ITGI's stent on the U.S. market

November 18, 2013 1:29 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

Stent makers Vascular Solutions (NSDQ:VASC) and ITGI Medical Ltd. (TASE:ITGI) joined forces this week in pursuit of regulatory and commercial progress for ITGI's Aneugraft Dx coronary covered stent. Under the terms of the agreement Vascular...

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Trial Shows Significant Delay in Atrial Fibrillation Disease Progression with Medtronic-Exclusive Pacing Features

November 18, 2013 12:09 pm | by Medtronic | Comments

New research shows that Medtronic Inc. pacemakers with enhanced pacing features have the ability to slow the progression of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with bradycardia, or a slow heartbeat. Presented as a late breaking clinical trial...

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SlipChip Counts Molecules with Chemistry and a Cell Phone

November 18, 2013 12:04 pm | by Caltech | Comments

In developing nations, rural areas, and even one's own home, limited access to expensive equipment and trained medical professionals can impede the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Many qualitative tests that provide a simple "yes" or "no" answer...

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Scientists Generate "Mini-Kidney" Structures from Human Stem Cells

November 18, 2013 11:55 am | by Salk Institute for Biological Studies | Comments

Diseases affecting the kidneys represent a major and unsolved health issue worldwide. The kidneys rarely recover function once they are damaged by disease, highlighting the urgent need for better knowledge of kidney development and physiology...

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Siemens Provides Financing Solution to Support Key Healthcare Customer in the U.S.

November 18, 2013 11:42 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Siemens Financial Services (SFS) – the financing arm of Siemens – is providing U.S. medical imaging company Tri-State Imaging Group (Tri-State) with a five-year $50 million loan. The SFS senior debt package enables the refinancing of Tri-State’s...

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Study Reveals Potential Breakthrough in Hearing Technology

November 18, 2013 11:31 am | by The Ohio State University | Comments

Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand speech in the midst of background...

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ECRI Institute: Top 10 Health Technology Hazards Report for 2014

November 18, 2013 10:41 am | by ECRI Institute | Comments

Each year, ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, offers an invaluable patient safety service to the healthcare community. The 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list raises...

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Robots Let Doctors 'Beam' Into Remote Hospitals

November 18, 2013 9:49 am | by Terence Chea, Associated Press | Comments

The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now. Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies. A growing number of hospitals in California...

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Photos of the Day: Robot Docs

November 18, 2013 9:48 am | by Rich Pedroncelli, The Associated Press | Comments

Dr. Alan Shatzel, medical director of the Mercy Telehealth Network, is displayed on the monitor RP-VITA robot as it moves through Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael, Calif. The robots enable physicians to have a different bedside presence as...

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