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$30 Million 3D Printing Research Center Has Focus on Medical Implants

May 27, 2014 12:39 pm | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

In future, knee and bone implants customized to fit individual patients could be easily made using 3D printers. Medical devices and tissue printing are among the key research areas that Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is ramping up...

High Speed Gesture Recognition for zSpace 3D Display

May 27, 2014 12:28 pm | by Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory | Videos | Comments

In collaboration with zSpace, we developed high speed hand gesture recognition system and combined it with a 3D virtual holographic display system developed by zSpace. By integrating these two systems, an immersive virtual environment can...

iRhythm Secures $17 Million in Funding for ZIO Service

May 23, 2014 12:10 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

iRhythm Technologies, Inc., a healthcare information services company, today announced that it closed a $17 million Series E financing led by Novo A/S, a global life science investment firm. Norwest Venture Partners, which led the company's...

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J&J to Grow Device Business, Focus on Emerging Markets

May 23, 2014 12:03 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

At a meeting with members of the investment community, senior leaders from the Medical Devices and Diagnostics (MD&D) segment of Johnson & Johnson outlined plans to improve patient outcomes and expand their market leadership through...

First FDA-Approved Diagnostic for Molecular Typing of Donor and Recipient Red Blood Cells for Blood Transfusions

May 23, 2014 11:58 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Immucor, Inc., a global leader in transfusion and transplantation diagnostics, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for the company's PreciseType HEA test. The PreciseType HEA test is the first FDA...

Cothera Receives CE Mark for Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention Device

May 23, 2014 11:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cothera LLC, a global medical device manufacturer, announced today it has received the CE mark for its portable VPULSE System. The VPULSE System is unique in the marketplace in that it combines intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) for...

Doctors Design Mini Dialysis Machine for Babies

May 23, 2014 10:46 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Doctors in Italy have designed a miniature dialysis machine for babies, used for the first time last year to save a newborn girl, according to a new report. Usually, doctors adapt standard dialysis machines for babies, but that can be risky...

Fitbit Accounted for Nearly Half of Global Wearable Band Shipments in Q1 2014

May 23, 2014 10:24 am | by Canalys | News | Comments

Canalys recently published country level quarterly estimates that show a total of 2.7 million wearable bands shipped worldwide in Q1 2014. Fitbit maintained its leadership position with nearly 50% market share. Canalys segments this market...

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EuroPCR 2014 Examines Vascular Response and Long-Term Safety of Bioresorbable Scaffolds

May 22, 2014 3:19 pm | by EuroPCR | News | Comments

At EuroPCR 2014 yesterday, experts discussed the development in evidence for bioresorbable vascular scaffolds, which represent an era of vascular restoration in interventional cardiology. The available data were analyzed and participants...

POST-IT Clinical Registry Demonstrates Importance of St. Jude Medical Fractional Flow Reserve Technology at EuroPCR 2014

May 22, 2014 2:28 pm | by St. Jude Medical Inc. | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc., a global medical device company, today announced results from the POST-IT (Portuguese Study on the Evaluation of FFR Guided Treatment of Coronary Disease) registry were presented during a hot line late-breaking clinical...

Covidien Releases Two-Year Study Results Demonstrating Sustained Effectiveness of Drug-Coated Angioplasty Balloon Technology

May 22, 2014 2:19 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

Covidien’s Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon (Stellarex DCB) continues to be shown as safe and effective for treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to new 24-month data released today from the company’s ILLUMENATE...

Preliminary Results from the St. Jude Medical EnligHTN III Study Demonstrate Renal Denervation Is Safe and Effective

May 22, 2014 2:15 pm | by St. Jude Medical Inc. | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc., a global medical device company, today announced preliminary results from the EnligHTN III study, which found the company’s second-generation EnligHTN renal denervation system provided safe and effective therapy for...

EuroPCR 2014 Showcases Technological Advances in Complex Cardiovascular Interventions

May 22, 2014 2:07 pm | by European Society of Cardiology (ESC) | News | Comments

New technological advances, such as innovation in the field of cardiac pacing as seen in the area of leadless pacing, were discussed at a session jointly organized by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and the European Association...

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Photos of the Day: How Wearable Technology Could Save Our Health (Infographic)

May 22, 2014 9:12 am | News | Comments

Smartwatches, wristbands, necklaces, clip-ons, smart clothing, and other wearable technology already exist. These gadgets can record vitals and send them to your doctor, revolutionizing healthcare...        

Taking Healthcare Home with Phones and Wearables

May 22, 2014 8:30 am | by Tom O’Dwyer, Director of Healthcare Technology, Analog Devices | Analog Devices, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Traditionally, people think of healthcare as taking place at the hospital or in a clinical setting where a physician is measuring the body — and vital signs in particular. But healthcare in the last couple of years has evolved out of the...

Desires Lie in More Minimally Invasive and Accommodating Medical Devices

May 21, 2014 4:27 pm | by Jinny Lee, Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Advanced Technology, Edwards Lifesciences | Blogs | Comments

What is remarkable about medical technology today – that wasn’t the case 10 or 15 years ago – is that we are performing surgical procedures with minimal incisions or with catheter-based approaches, which promise a number of potential benefits...

CoreValve System Demonstrates Positive Clinical Performance at Two Years in 'Real World' ADVANCE Study

May 21, 2014 2:19 pm | by Medtronic Inc. | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today revealed new data showing that patients treated with the CoreValve System experienced positive clinical outcomes in the rigorous "real world" Medtronic CoreValve ADVANCE Study. Presented at EuroPCR 2014, the transcatheter...

Strong Performance Data Reported for SYNERGY Stent System Trial

May 21, 2014 2:07 pm | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation reported positive three-year follow-up data for the EVOLVE clinical trial, comparing the safety and performance of the SYNERGY Everolimus-Eluting Bioabsorbable Polymer Platinum Chromium (PtCr) Coronary Stent...

Lotus Valve System Demonstrates Strong Performance and Safety Profile at Six Months

May 21, 2014 1:56 pm | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Further validating its advanced transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technology, the Boston Scientific Corporation Lotus Valve System continued to demonstrate impressive performance at six months, according to new data presented...

Students Win $75K for Bacteria-Killing Catheter

May 21, 2014 10:50 am | by Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, University of Utah | News | Comments

After hearing his aunt, a primary care nurse, tell stories of catheters causing clotting and infections, University of Utah bioengineering student Nate Rhodes decided to come up with a solution. Along with a few classmates, he developed a...

Smallest ALS Cardiac Monitor Defibrillator in the World, Just 2.8 Pounds

May 21, 2014 9:10 am | by LifeBot | News | Comments

LifeBot has entered the defibrillator markets introducing the smallest lightest ALS unit in the world. The system is available for international markets only. The company is working to make available a U.S. version soon. World's Lightest...

3D Image Guidance Tool Sees, Reaches, and Treats Tumor Lesions

May 21, 2014 9:02 am | by Royal Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips today announced the launch of EmboGuide, its latest innovation in interventional oncology, to treat difficult-to-reach tumors or tumors in patients who are deemed unsuitable for surgery. EmboGuide is a live 3D image guidance...

3D Printing a Healthcare Revolution

May 20, 2014 2:22 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

3D printing is one of those truly disruptive technologies that comes along very rarely. It is remarkable how many different industry sectors it can touch and impact significantly. Healthcare is just one area where it is making a difference...

PCR Innovation Day Promotes Interaction Between Stakeholders in Cardiovascular Innovation

May 20, 2014 11:41 am | by EuroPCR | News | Comments

The first PCR Innovation Day focused on facilitating a constructive interaction between the key stakeholders—physicians, inventors, entrepreneurs, investors, start-ups, MedTech incubators, regulatory organisations and larger companies —in...

Financial Pressures in Healthcare Driving Need for Operating Room Outsourcing

May 20, 2014 11:15 am | by Accenture | Articles | Comments

Financial pressures intensify throughout the healthcare industry. Consider the business of manufacturing medical equipment, such as patient monitoring devices and anesthesia machines, and selling them to hospitals for use in operating room...

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