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NMT Demonstrates the Future of Medical Monitoring

March 15, 2013 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NMT, Inc., an award-winning company engaged in pioneering highly advanced remote patient monitoring solutions, today announced that on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM Eastern Time / 9:00 PM Central Time, Chief Medical and Technology Officer, Marc Ó Gríofa, M.D. Ph.D....

Stryker Announces the Launch of the ES2 Spinal System

March 15, 2013 9:01 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ALLENDALE, N.J., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker announced today the launch of the ES2 Spinal System. The ES2 system is built on Stryker's trusted Xia 3 pedicle screw technology, which has been used in approximately 500,000 cases worldwide. ES2's streamlined implant and...

Maddak Inc. Opens Possibilities For Disability Community With Launch Of Morph Wheels, First-Ever Foldable Wheelchair Wheels

March 15, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maddak Inc., the largest manufacturer of Aids for Daily Living (ADL) products in the United States, today announced the launch of Morph Wheels, the first-ever foldable wheelchair wheels during the Abilities Expo in LA. Originally...

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Cardiovascular Systems Completes PMA Submission of Orbital Atherectomy System for Coronary Artery Disease Treatment

March 15, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 15, 2013--Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) (NASDAQ: CSII), announced today that it has submitted its Premarket Approval (PMA) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its orbital atherectomy system, used to treat calcified coronary...

Analysts "surprised" at sudden Intuitive Surgical sell-off

March 14, 2013 4:55 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Intuitive Surgical shares suffered a sudden sell-off today after the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists released a statement questioning some of the marketed benefits of robot-assisted surgery. ACOG president Dr. James Breeden issued a statement warning that the benefits of robot-assisted surgery may also be achieved through other minimally invasive methods.

Analogic Ultrasound Highlights Full Suite of Ultrasound Solutions at EAU Congress

March 14, 2013 4:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq:ALOG), enabling the world's medical imaging and aviation security technology, will showcase for the first time its entire suite of ultrasound solutions that are Analogic Ultrasound at the 28th Annual European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress in Milan, Italy, March 15-19.

MRI Scans Reveal Distinct Brain Injuries After Concussion

March 14, 2013 3:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Brain scans may be able to detect two distinct kinds of brain injury in patients who have suffered a mild head injury or concussion, say researchers from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Differentiating between the two may help doctors better treat patients.

DR Systems Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent for Systems and Methods for Viewing Medical 3D Imaging Volumes

March 14, 2013 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 14, 2013--DR Systems, the leading independent provider of enterprise-wide medical imaging and information systems, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued to the company a new patent, relating to a method of matching medical...

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SonaCare Medical to Introduce Two New HIFU Products at the European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress

March 14, 2013 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SonaCare Medical, LLC (SonaCare Medical), a leader in minimally invasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technologies, will showcase two new HIFU products at the 28th annual European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress, in Milan, Italy, March 15-19, 2013. 

Mauna Kea Technologies Announces New Study Shows Optical Biopsy Is More Accurate Than Conventional Endoscopic Biopsy in Detecting Stomach Cancer

March 14, 2013 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mauna Kea Technologies (NYSE Euronext: MKEA), leader in the optical biopsy market and developer of Cellvizio®, the fastest way to see cancer, reported a new study showing that a Cellvizio optical biopsy can overcome the limitations of standard tissue biopsies in accurately diagnosing cancerous...

Fresenius Reveals FDA Warning Letter

March 14, 2013 11:12 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Fresenius said today that an FDA warning letter sent to its North American division isn't likely to have an impact on its sales and earnings guidance for this year. The German dialysis giant said the U.S. watchdog agency warned it about problems with its design verification and validation procedures at a plant in Ogden, Utah.

Pathwork Diagnostics Collaborating with Kindstar Global to Provide Tissue of Origin Test in China

March 14, 2013 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 14, 2013--Pathwork Diagnostics, Inc., the innovator of the Pathwork Tissue of Origin Test and a pioneer in creating genomics-based diagnostics in oncology, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Kindstar Global (Kindstar) to provide...

Ambio Remote Health Monitoring System Available to Order Online

March 14, 2013 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 14, 2013--Ambio Health, a healthcare technology company, today announced that its Ambio Remote Health Monitoring System, a wireless  health monitoring  product, is available for purchase via its online store. “Our goal was to offer a more affordable and...

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Intense Terahertz Pulses Cause DNA Damage But Also Induce DNA Repair

March 14, 2013 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 14, 2013--Terahertz (THz) radiation, a slice of the electromagnetic spectrum that occupies the middle ground between microwaves and infrared light, is rapidly finding important uses in medical diagnostics, security, and scientific research. As scientists and...

J&J Faces Second Trial in Recalled Hip Controversy

March 14, 2013 8:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson denied claims this month in the second of tens of thousands of patient injury lawsuits over its implanted metal-on-metal hips. The company countered complaints brought by Carol Strum, who claimed that her ASR hip implant failed due to a defect in design and that she required revision surgery after just three years.

KARL STORZ C-MAC® Pocket Monitor Named among EMS Top Innovation Award Recipients for 2012

March 14, 2013 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 14, 2013--KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., a leader in endoscopy and operating room integration solutions, is pleased to announce that its C-MAC® Pocket Monitor was selected as one of EMS World magazine’s Top 20 Innovations for 2012 during the recent EMS...

Consumer Information on: ArterX Surgical Sealant - P100030

March 14, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

  This is a brief overview of information related to FDA’s approval to market this product. See the links to the Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (SSED) and product labeling for more complete information on this product, its indications for use, and the basis for FDA’s approval.  

Satiety Inc. Escapes Stomach Stapling Lawsuit

March 13, 2013 5:02 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Satiety Inc. can put a 4-year personal injury lawsuit in its rearview mirror now that the case has been dismissed by a federal judge. The plaintiff, Lucia Burgos, failed to prove that the Palo Alto, Calif.-based medical device company's stomach stapling device violated the protocols of its investigational device exemption from the FDA.

Medtronic Seeks to Claw Back $10M Patent Lawsuit Loss

March 13, 2013 4:47 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device giant Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is looking for avenues to reverse a $10 million patent infringement loss over angiography catheters. In January 2012 an Oklahoma jury ordered Medtronic to pay $9.9 million in back royalties for willfully infringing on a guidance catheter patent

Sunshine Heart Appoints Jon Salveson to Board of Directors

March 13, 2013 4:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sunshine Heart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSH) (ASX: SHC) today announced that Jon W. Salveson has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Salveson is the Vice Chairman, Investment Banking and Chairman of the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Piper Jaffray Companies...

EyeTechCare Raises $13M for Ultrasound Glaucoma Treatment

March 13, 2013 4:08 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

EyeTechCare said it landed nearly $13 million in its 3rd round of funding, aiming to use the cash to fund a clinical trial of its EyeOP1 ultrasound glaucoma treatment, which has been on the market in Europe since Rillieux-la-Pape, France-based EyeTechCare said the backers include private investor Dr. Bernard Chauvin and prior investors Omnes Capital and France's SHAM insurance company.

Getting Stroke Patients Back on Their Feet with Robots

March 13, 2013 3:43 pm | by SINTEF | News | Comments

A robot is now being built to help stroke patients with training, motivation, and walking. In Europe, strokes are the most common cause of physical disability among the elderly. This often result in paralysis of one side of the body, and many patients suffer much reduced physical mobility and are often unable to walk on their own.

Biological Wires Carry Electricity

March 13, 2013 3:41 pm | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

Slender bacterial nanowires require certain key amino acids in order to conduct electricity, according to a study to be published in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, on Tuesday, March 12.

A High-Resolution Endoscope as Thin as a Human Hair

March 13, 2013 3:30 pm | by Andrew Myers, Associate Director of Communications, Stanford University School of Engineering | News | Comments

Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single-fiber endoscope that improves the resolution of these much-sought-after instruments fourfold over existing designs. The advance could lead to an era of needle-thin, minimally invasive endoscopes able to view features out of reach of today’s instruments.

Simbionix Announces License Agreement for Surgical Videos

March 13, 2013 2:08 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CLEVELAND , March 13, 2013 /- Simbionix USA Corporation, the world's leading provider of medical simulators and education solutions, is pleased to announce an agreement with Duke University to license surgical videos and other instructional materials. These resources were developed by Duke physicians and they cover the advanced skills and procedures addressed in Phase 2 of...

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