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RegeneCure's Membrane Implant Shows 40% Accelerated Healing Time of Severe Bone Fractures in Pet Clinical Study

March 12, 2013 11:45 am | by B3C newswire | News | Comments

RegeneCure announced today the successful results of a clinical study in pets using the company's regenerative membrane implant technology for the treatment of bone fractures. The study showed that the healing time was about 40 percent quicker than normally observed using current Standard of Care therapies.

Study Finds Intraosseous Vascular Access Devices Are Safe, Effective and Cost Less than Central Venous Catheters in Hospital Setting

March 12, 2013 10:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2013--The results of an observational study comparing the use of intraosseous (IO) vascular access devices to central venous catheters found that IO can be used with equal safety and efficacy, and at a significantly lower cost, for patients in a hospital...

Jensen Dental Announces Launch of the Preciso Digital Dentistry Solution; Includes New CAD/CAM Software and Website

March 12, 2013 10:54 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

NORTH HAVEN, Conn., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jensen Dental announced at their Jensen Education Day in Chicago the launch of the Preciso Digital Dentistry Solution, formerly known as the Jensen Digital Solution. The Preciso Digital Dentistry Solution is a validated and complete...


St. Jude Medical launches Ilumien Optis in Japan

March 12, 2013 10:03 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) said its launched the Ilumien Optis device in Japan, calling it the only medical device on the market to combine fractional flow reserve and optical coherence tomography technology to allow doctors to evaluate the state and severity of coronary lesions.

Cardiovascular Systems’ Orbital Atherectomy Technology Highlighted at ACC Innovations Forum

March 12, 2013 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn., & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2013--Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) (NASDAQ: CSII), was featured as part of the “Innovation and Technology Adoption” presentation during the Innovations Educational Forum at the 2013 American College of Cardiology (ACC) conference...

With a Strong IP Portfolio and an Innovative Technology Platform Applicable to MISS Procedures, NLT SPINE Sets the Stage for Commercialization and Opens U.S. Office

March 12, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KFAR SABA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2013--NLT SPINE, a developer of products for spine procedures that are performed through a small incision, officially opened a subsidiary in the U.S. to support the commercialization of its advanced technology platform. NLT SPINE has developed the...

Cerapedics Adds New Board Member

March 12, 2013 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2013--Cerapedics, Inc. today announced that Antony Koblish, president and CEO of privately-held Tela Bio, Inc. and former CEO of Orthovita, Inc., was appointed to the Company’s board of directors. “Tony has extraordinary industry expertise and...

NeuroMetrix Partners with Handok Pharmaceuticals for NC-stat DPNCheck Distribution in the Republic of Korea

March 12, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2013--NeuroMetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NURO), a medical device company focused on the diagnosis and treatment of the neurological complications of diabetes, announced that it has entered an agreement with Handok Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Under terms of the agreement,...


Halt Medical Announces The First Commercial Use Of the Acessa™ System

March 12, 2013 3:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

LIVERMORE, Calif., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Halt Medical, Inc. announced that Dr. Jay M. Berman, M.D., FACOG, has performed the first commercial Acessa Procedure in the United States. The procedure is used for the treatment of uterine fibroids. Dr. Berman performed the procedure at...

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Releases News of Successful NanoLogix Test

March 12, 2013 1:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

UTHealth researchers say more rapid test for Group B strep successful NanoLogix Inc. (OTC: NNLX), an innovator in the accelerated detection, identification and antibiotic sensitivity determination of live bacteria, announces that final results of a 14 month study done by researchers at UTHSC-Houston have been published in a recent online edition of “ Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology.”

Natural Dental Implants™ Announces Availability of the REPLICATE™ Non-Surgical Tooth Replacement System in Germany and Switzerland

March 12, 2013 1:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BERLIN, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Berlin-based Natural Dental Implants AG, the developer of the REPLICATE™ Non-Surgical Tooth Replacement System, today announced the availability of the system to customers in Germany and Switzerland.  The product will become...

FDA Gives Siemens the Green Light for Angiography Device

March 11, 2013 6:00 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Technology giant Siemens won FDA clearance to begin distributing the Artis Q and Artis Q.zen angiography systems in the U.S. The technology includes a new X-ray tube with lower radiation levels and updated software for more precise imaging, according to Siemens.

Screening for BNP & Targeted Care Reduce Heart Failure in At-Risk Patients

March 11, 2013 5:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 11, 2013--Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR) is pleased to announce the results of research presented at today’s American College of Cardiology’s 62nd Annual Scientific Session, which showed that a simple screening and management program can be effective in preventing heart...


Abiomed Lands Reimbursement Expansion for Impella Heart Pump

March 11, 2013 5:00 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) won expanded reimbursement for its flagship Impella heart pump from 4 private and Medicare Advantage insurers, including 1 of the largest names in the industry. Humana, UnitedHealthcare Medicare Risk, Independence Blue Cross and Capital Blue Cross. The expanded coverage at the private or Medicare Advantage plans includes new Impella policies.

Designers, Hackers, Healers, & Hustlers Tackle Employee Wellness in Innovation Challenge

March 11, 2013 4:50 pm | by Ryan Wynia, Founder|Design Visioneer, FIREBONE | Articles | Comments

The innovators selected to participate in StartX MedIC were unbelievable individuals. The participants included physicians, surgeons, physicists, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, computer scientists, data scientists, computer programmers, industrial designers, interface designers, interaction designers, start-up founders, serial entrepreneurs, inventors, PhD students, medical students, and marketing executives from all types organizations and institutions.

Transcatheter Mitral Valves Are Going to the Dogs

March 11, 2013 4:23 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The field of transcatheter mitral valve repair may move more quickly in pet populations than it does in human medicine, according to a presentation during this week's American College of Cardiology conference in San Francisco. Researchers are hard at work on a technology, called MitralSeal, they they hope to bring to market to treat mitral valve regurgitation in dogs.

CTIA -The Wireless Association Selects Orthocare Innovations for National Spotlight Featuring Its Cutting-Edge Wireless Technology

March 11, 2013 3:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthocare Innovations ( and its Magellan Microprocessor Foot Ankle system are featured in a national multimedia advertising campaign, sponsored by CTIA–The Wireless Association™ (

GE, NFL & Leading Healthcare Experts Team up to Accelerate Concussion Research, Diagnosis & Treatment

March 11, 2013 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 11, 2013--(NYSE: GE) – GE and the NFL today announced the Head Health Initiative, a four-year, $60 million collaboration to speed diagnosis and improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury. The goal of the research and innovation program, guided by healthcare...

With Medtronic Resolute Stent, Interrupting Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After One Month Showed No Increased Safety Risk in Robust Analysis

March 11, 2013 12:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cardiologists at ACC.13 learned today that patients with coronary artery disease who received a Resolute drug-eluting stent from Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) as participants in one of several clinical studies and interrupted or discontinued their dual antiplatelet therapy after one month of the implant procedure showed no increased safety risk through one year of follow-up.

CIRTEC to Invest in Core Manufacturing, LLC

March 11, 2013 12:01 pm | Cirtec Medical Systems | News | Comments

CIRTEC Medical Systems, LLC and Core Manufacturing, LLC are pleased to announce that CIRTEC has made a strategic investment that will result in the Company taking a significant equity and controlling board position in Core Manufacturing, LLC; a new entity formed in cooperation with the Alfred Mann Foundation for Scientific Research optimizing its active implantable device manufacturing facility.

ZOLL Wins Patent Infringement Case Against ELan Med GmbH

March 11, 2013 11:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 11, 2013--ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that the District Court of Munich, Germany, ruled in favor of ZOLL in granting an injunction against ELan Med GmbH of Cologne, Germany, for...

SurgiCount Medical Announces The Appointment Of Michael Roux As Vice President of Product Management

March 11, 2013 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SurgiCount Medical, Inc., the wholly owned operating subsidiary of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:PSTX), today announced that Michael Roux has joined the Company in the position of Vice President of Product Management.  Mr. Roux will oversee the development and management of ...

AtriCure Appoints Robert S. White to its Board of Directors

March 11, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WEST CHESTER, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 11, 2013--AtriCure, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRC), a medical device company and a leader in cardiac surgical ablation systems for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, or AF, and systems for the exclusion of the left atrial appendage, today announced that Robert...

Data Presented at ACC 2013 Confirms Use of Corus@ CAD in Women with Suspected Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease Influences Patient Management Decisions

March 11, 2013 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CardioDx, Inc., a pioneer in the field of cardiovascular genomic diagnostics, today announced results of a prospective study that evaluated how Corus@ CAD, a blood-based gene expression test, influenced cardiologists' patient management decisions in women with suspected obstructive coronary...

NovaSom is AASM’s First Approved Out of Center Sleep Test Provider

March 11, 2013 8:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GLEN BURNIE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 11, 2013--NovaSom, Inc., the leader in home sleep testing and cost-saving solutions for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) management, today announced it has been recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) as the first Approved Out of Center Sleep...

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