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New Microscopes Reveal Live, Developing Cells in Unprecedented 3D Clarity

October 28, 2013 11:08 am | by NIH | News | Comments

Researchers at NIH have developed two new microscopes, both the first of their kind. The first captures small, fast moving organisms at an unprecedented rate and the second displays large cell samples in three dimensions while decreasing the...

Mount Sinai Cardiologist First in U.S. to Use CSI’s New Technology to Treat Coronary Artery Disease

October 28, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. announced that Samin K. Sharma, M.D., Director of Clinical and Interventional Cardiology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, N.Y., is the first physician in the United States to treat severely calcified coronary...

Middle Peak Medical Raises an Additional $3M to Develop Novel Mitral Valve Technology

October 28, 2013 5:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Middle Peak Medical, a development-stage medical device company that will commercialize a novel technology for treating mitral valve disease, has raised an additional $3M in a second closing of its over-subscribed Series A financing, which now...


'High-Risk' Organs Safe When Screened with Current Methods

October 25, 2013 11:46 am | by American Society of Nephrology | News | Comments

Approximately 10% of deceased donor kidneys are considered "high-risk" for infection (HIV, HCV, HBV) and disease transmission according to criteria set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But new research suggests that many of...

Abbott's First-In-Class MitraClip Device Available for U.S. Patients

October 25, 2013 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Abbott today announced that its first-in-class, catheter-based MitraClip therapy has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and will launch immediately in the United States, providing physicians with a breakthrough treatment...

3D Vessel Reconstruction Technology to Aid Physicians in Stent Placement

October 24, 2013 3:41 pm | by St. Jude Medical | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and launch of its ILUMIEN™ OPTIS™ PCI Optimization™ System, a new technology designed to provide physicians with a comprehensive disease assessment tool for treating patients with ...

Study: Strokes Affecting More Younger People

October 24, 2013 1:41 pm | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Strokes are increasingly hitting younger people and the incidence of the crippling condition worldwide could double by 2030, warns the first global analysis of the problem. Though the chances of a stroke jump dramatically with ...  

Transcatheter Technologies Announces Successful Human Implantation of Its Repositionable Transapical Aortic Valve

October 24, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Transcatheter Technologies, a emerging medical device company that is developing a next-generation transcatheter aortic heart valve prosthesis, announced today the successful first-in-human implantation of its transapical TRINITY aortic valve...


Blood Pressure Management Changed on Global Level with OSTAR's 3SI Interpretive Blood Pressure Algorithm

October 24, 2013 8:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OSTAR Healthcare Technology, a Washington based medical device company, announced the North American launch of its revolutionary 3SI (3 simultaneous interpretations) Advanced Diagnostic Blood Pressure Algorithm. According to Doug...   

The Pulse: Smelling Salmonella & Biomedical Experiments in Space

October 23, 2013 5:28 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are designing medical devices for space, diagnosing the undiagnosable, reconstructing vessels in 3D, and smelling salmonella so we don’t get sick with a new ...          

Teeny Tiny Pacemaker

October 23, 2013 4:16 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Nanostim, a secretive California start-up has developed a tiny, wireless pacemaker that has been approved for sale in the European Union.      

TopoChip Reveals the Braille Code of Cells

October 23, 2013 3:39 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Learning the Braille code of cells has potential applications in the world of artificial implants, which include heart valves, dental implants, and artificial joints. Our bodies respond to some of these implants in negative ways, for example forming scar tissue around the foreign object.

Emerging Markets for Cardiac Catheters

October 22, 2013 1:19 pm | by Global Newswire | News | Comments

An in-depth analysis on a geographic basis provides strategic business intelligence for healthcare sector investments. The study reveals profitable investment strategies for manufacturers, biotechnology companies, laboratories, and many ...


Controlling Inflammation to Extend 'Healthspan'

October 21, 2013 4:42 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

Inflammation is the common denominator of many chronic age-related diseases such as arthritis, gout, Alzheimer's, and diabetes. But according to a Yale School of Medicine study, even in the absence of a disease, inflammation can lead to serious ...

A Laboratory for All (Cleaning) Situations

October 21, 2013 4:37 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

When it comes to cleanliness, we tend to think of "dust bunnies" cheerfully frolicking through the home, or perhaps of a vacuum cleaner designed to put an end to their merriment. But cleanliness is a topic of concern for automobile technicians, dental ...

Medtronic Launches New Device to Remove Coronary Thrombus

October 21, 2013 12:01 pm | by Medtronic | News | Comments

With more than a decade of market leadership in medical devices designed to remove thrombus from coronary arteries, Medtronic has announced the U.S. launch of the Export Advance aspiration catheter, which offers ...    

Boston Scientific, Guidant to Pay $30M Settlement

October 18, 2013 1:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Justice Department says Boston Scientific Corp. and its Guidant subsidiaries will pay $30 million to settle allegations that Guidant knowingly sold defective heart devices that health care facilities implanted in Medicare patients from 2002 to 2005...

Toolkit Offers Innovative Data Discovery Resource for Biomedical Researchers

October 17, 2013 12:15 pm | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

Biomedical researchers often confront large quantities of information that may be amassed in many forms: vital signs, blood cell counts, lengthy DNA sequences, bar graphs, MRIs, patient demographics, and so much more. How do researchers... 

Preventice, Inc. enhances arrhythmia classification capabilities of its BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System

October 17, 2013 11:11 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Preventice, Inc., announced today it has enhanced the ability of its BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System (BodyGuardian) to identify anomalous ECG rhythms and will now provide greater precision in identifying the type of arrhythmias that...

Rare Serious Erosion Events Associated with St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder (ASO)

October 17, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder is a cardiac implant device used in children and adults to treat an abnormal hole between the upper left and right chambers of the heart, known as an atrial septal defect. The metal device is put...

Medtronic can't shake negligence lawsuit over Transvene defibrillator lead

October 16, 2013 3:11 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic can't use preemption to shake a negligence lawsuit filed over a failed Transvene defibrillator lead, an Indiana appeals court ruled last week. The Court of Appeals of Indiana denied the Fridley, Minn.-based medical device company's bid...

Finding Blood Clots Before They Wreak Havoc

October 16, 2013 11:26 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Life-threatening blood clots can form in anyone who sits on a plane for a long time, is confined to bed while recovering from surgery, or takes certain medications.There is no fast and easy way to diagnose these clots. However, new technology from MIT...

Diabetes Patients Have Better Options When It Comes to Heart Surgery

October 15, 2013 5:08 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

For patients with diabetes and coronary artery disease in more than one artery, treatment with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery provided slightly better health status and quality of life between six months and two years than procedures...

Covidien's got a 'new approach' to peripheral arterial disease

October 15, 2013 2:26 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Massachusetts medical device giant Covidien released results from a pair of studies, supporting use of the company's EverFlex self-expanding stent and combining directional atherectomy with drug-coated balloons in treatment of patient with...

Pulsar Vascular Receives CE Mark Approval for PulseRider

October 15, 2013 2:14 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Pulsar Vascular, a leading innovator in neurovascular technology, today announced it received European CE Mark approval for its lead product, the PulseRider®. This unique implant is used to bridge the neck of cerebral aneurysms previously not...

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