NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep Nation, Inc., a national provider of CPAP supplies, today announced a major accomplishment as it has signed contracts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to be reimbursed for all competitive bid...
BD Medical, a segment of BD, a leading global medical technology company, announced today the commercial launch of a new passive needle guard technology, BD UltraSafe PLUS™. The BD UltraSafe PLUS™ Passive Needle Guard has received 510(k) clearance as an anti-needlestick safety device.
Presented to endovascular specialists at the 35th Charing Cross International Symposium in London, a new analysis of clinical data on the Endurant AAA Stent Graft System from Medtronic demonstrates the implanted medical device’s consistent and compelling performance in treating abdominal aortic aneurysms across a range of patient anatomies.
Sony Announces First East and West Coast Installations of 3D Imaging Solution for Ophthalmic SurgeryApril 11, 2013 11:17 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
PARK RIDGE, N.J., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics, a leader in providing innovative imaging solutions for microsurgery, announces the first east and west coast installations of its end-to-end 3D imaging solution for ophthalmic surgery. Robert Cionni, M.D.,...
Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD First to Receive FDA Clearance for Diagnostic Medical Image Viewing on Android DevicesApril 11, 2013 11:16 am | by Calgary Scientific | News | Comments
Calgary Scientific, a company known for creating transformative technology for the medical industry and beyond, has taken a huge step forward in providing mobile access to clinical data. Calgary Scientific is the first company to receive clearance from the U.S. FDA for their industry leading solution, ResolutionMD software, to diagnose medical images on Android devices.
For the first time, scientists have been able to predict how much pain people are feeling by looking at images of their brains, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, may lead to the development of reliable methods doctors can use to objectively quantify a patient's pain.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have identified a new potential therapeutic target for lowering cholesterol that could be an alternative or complementary therapy to statins. Scientists in the lab of David Ginsburg at the Life Sciences Institute inhibited the action of a gene responsible for transporting a protein that interferes with the ability of the liver to remove cholesterol from the blood in mice.
In a classic case of turning an enemy into a friend, scientists have engineered a protein from flesh-eating bacteria to act as a molecular "superglue" that promises to become a disease fighter. And their latest results, which make the technology more versatile, were the topic of a report here today at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.
Functional loss of limb control in individuals with spinal cord injury or stroke can be caused by interruption of the neural pathways between brain and spinal cord, although the neural circuits located above and below the lesion remain functional. An artificial neural connection that bridges the lost pathway and connects brain to spinal circuits has potential to ameliorate the functional loss.
The sensation of having a physical body is not as self-evident as one might think. Almost everyone who has had an arm or leg amputated experiences a phantom limb: a vivid sensation that the missing limb is still present. A new study by neuroscientists at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that it is possible to evoke the illusion of having a phantom hand in non-amputated individuals.
Combining neuroscience and chemical engineering, researchers at Stanford University have developed a process that renders a mouse brain transparent. The postmortem brain remains whole — not sliced or sectioned in any way — with its three-dimensional complexity of fine wiring and molecular structures completely intact and able to be measured and probed at will with visible light and chemicals.
Global Clinical Study Initiated to Determine Safety and Effectiveness of Stent for Patients with Iliofemoral Venous ObstructionApril 11, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 11, 2013--Cook Medical has launched the VIVO clinical research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Zilver ® Vena™ Venous Self-Expanding Stent in the treatment of symptomatic iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction. This disease is...
First Clinical Study Demonstrates Vent-Os Sinus Dilation System Effectively Establishes and Maintains Patency of Maxillary Sinus OstiaApril 11, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 11, 2013--SinuSys Corporation, an innovative sinus health company, today announced that the Vent-Os™ Sinus Dilation System met its primary safety and effectiveness endpoints in its initial clinical study. The Vent-Os System is designed to gently open the...
SuccessEHS, a nationally acclaimed health IT vendor, and Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company, today announced the integration of four Welch Allyn devices with the SuccessEHS 6.1 EHR and Practice Management solution. These four devices include: the Connex@ ProBPT 3400...
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, is excited to announce their participation at the 81st American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Scientific Meeting from Saturday,...
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 11, 2013--Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced an agreement with VIDA Diagnostics, a pioneer in quantitative pulmonary imaging analysis software. Under the agreement, Covidien will distribute VIDA’s Apollo®...
Henkel Corporation will host the first Loctite Medical Device Adhesive Seminar of 2013 on Tuesday, May 21, in Minneapolis, Minn. This comprehensive program will provide design, product and manufacturing engineers with an overall knowledge of adhesive technologies used in the design and assembly of medical devices.
Hearing implant leader, MED-EL Corporation USA, today announced the launch of a single-unit processor for cochlear implants, the RONDO™. For the first time, the control-unit, battery pack and coil are combined into one single unit. The announcement was made at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) in Orlando, Fla.
Forum Tackles the Rising Costs, Challenges and Diminished Outcomes Associated with Treating Obese Patients for Orthopaedic ConditionsApril 10, 2013 3:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
The obesity epidemic in America and its impact on musculoskeletal health, as well as related treatment outcomes and costs, was discussed during the AAOS Now forum, "Obesity, Orthopaedics and Outcomes," at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) at McCormick Place in Chicago.
HOUSTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Words that move from left to right or up and down, words that are blurry or come in and out of focus or words that appear to float on the page, seeing double words or double sentences, re-reading the same lines - these are some of the reading...
It sounds futuristic, but today Carnegie Mellon University researchers are developing edible electronic devices that can be implanted in the body to improve patient care."We are creating electronically active medical devices that can be implanted in the body," said Christopher Bettinger, an assistant professor...
A quartet of U.S. healthcare groups are teaming up to take a closer look at the long-term effectiveness of medical implants, launching independent clinical studies in order to evaluate devices and their outcomes for patients, the group announced this week.
Talk about clearing your head: Stanford University scientists have found a way to make see-through mouse brains. You take the brain out of the mouse, soak it in chemicals for a couple of days, and voila: It becomes transparent. That's not just a parlor trick.
From smart wristwatches that record heart rates, to intelligent armbands that track physical activities, wearable electronics and fitness monitoring devices are attracting increased attention from health-conscious consumers, causing shipments of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors used in these products to more than quadruple in just five years.
St. Jude Medical has announced European CE Mark approval of its Brio™, Libra™ and LibraXP™ deep brain stimulation (DBS) systems for managing the symptoms of intractable primary and secondary dystonia, a neurological movement disorder that causes a person’s muscles to contract and involuntarily spasm, reducing the ability to control movement.