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Tiny Robots Mend Broken Hearts

June 8, 2012 12:35 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Millimeter-scale devices could give surgeons the ability to operate on beating hearts.

Digestive 3 in 1 Health Liquid Dietary Supplement: Recall - Potential for Contamination With Salmonella

June 7, 2012 10:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Risk of serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Symmetry Surgical Completes Agreement With Japan Surgical Specialty (JSS) Corporation to Distribute Its Leading Brands in Japan

June 7, 2012 7:59 am | News | Comments

Symmetry Medical Inc., a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and sterilization cases and trays, announced today that its subsidiary, Symmetry Surgical, has completed an agreement with...


Medtronic Launches Endurant II AAA Stent Graft System in U.S.

June 7, 2012 7:55 am | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the U.S. launch of the Endurant® II AAA Stent Graft System, which recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the minimally invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms through endovascular repair...

Convenient and Affordable Peripheral DXA Bone Mineral Density Screening Device Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

June 7, 2012 7:49 am | News | Comments

Lone Oak Medical Technologies, Doylestown, PA, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its ACCUDXA2 Bone Mineral Density Assessment System for the U.S. market. Unlike Central DXA devices that measure...

Bayer HealthCare Unveils Advances in CT Contrast Dose Management Solutions

June 7, 2012 7:43 am | News | Comments

Bayer Radiology & Interventional announced the introduction of the Certegra® Workstation, an informatics-driven, touch?screen hub that enables time savings and improved patient care through a powerful suite of CT Contrast Dose Management™ applications...

MERET Products Launches a New Brand of Sport Medical Response Equipment for Athletic Training and Medical Professionals

June 7, 2012 7:38 am | News | Comments

MERET Products recently launched a new premium brand of high-quality athletic training equipment bags and products. MERET™, an acronym representing Medical Emergency Response Equipment and Technology, manufactures a variety of first responder products...

Wrinkle Fillers Approved by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health

June 7, 2012 7:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

FDA approval is based on the review of data collected from controlled clinical studies that evaluated the safe and effective use of the wrinkle fillers when injected into specified areas of facial tissue. More information about the data FDA reviewed to...


Ultrasound needle guidance technology from Ultrasonix now approved for use in Europe

June 7, 2012 7:15 am | News | Comments

Ultrasonix Medical Corporation has received CE certification for its SonixGPS technology for Regional Anesthesia and Vascular Access, which will be immediately available in all countries that are part of the European Community. First approved for use in Canada...

Introvale (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) Tablets: Recall - Packaging Flaw

June 6, 2012 1:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Risk of an unintended pregnancy for a patient taking the wrong tablet over several days.

Beacon Endoscopic Announces Commercial Launch of BNX System for Use in Endoscopic Ultrasound Procedures

June 6, 2012 6:36 am | News | Comments

Beacon Endoscopic Inc., an emerging GI endoscopy company, announced today the limited market launch of the BNX™ System, its novel fine needle aspiration platform for use in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic bronchial ultrasound.

Medline Launches U.S. Health Care Industry's First FDA Cleared Face Mask that Inactivates Flu Viruses

June 6, 2012 6:24 am | News | Comments

With the latest flu season currently underway, health care workers can now benefit from a major breakthrough. Medline’s BioMask™, the first-ever FDA cleared antiviral, antimicrobial medical face mask that is shown to inactivate 99.99 percent of laboratory tested flu viruses...

Welch Allyn Donates Devices to Program that Helps Raise Awareness of Hypertension Among African Americans

June 6, 2012 6:15 am | News | Comments

Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of frontline medical products and solutions, today announced it has donated 50 Spot Vital Signs® devices to the American Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) Connectional Health Commission’s program, “Manage BP with AMECHealth.”


MITA Receives Award from FDA for Pediatric Dose Reduction Initiative

June 6, 2012 6:00 am | News | Comments

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) announced today that it has received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) “Leveraging/Collaboration Award” for developing a collaborative network aimed at reducing unnecessary radiation exposure from...

Perspectives on Battling HAIs

June 5, 2012 11:28 am | Articles | Comments

What impact does the effort to reduce the incidence of hospital acquired infections have on the development of new medical devices?

D. Medical Receives First Payment Pursuant to Worldwide OEM Agreement for Spring Universal Detach Detect Infusion Sets

June 4, 2012 5:26 am | News | Comments

D. Medical Industries Ltd., announced today that its subsidiaries, Spring Health Solutions Ltd. and Spring Set Health Solutions Ltd., have received the first payment pursuant to the previously reported worldwide original equipment manufacturer agreement with Twobiens...

Medline Launches Several New Infection-Fighting Solutions at 39th Annual APIC Conference

June 4, 2012 5:18 am | News | Comments

From products to help protect health care workers from getting the flu, to a new high-tech device that destroys harmful bacteria and prevents health care-acquired infections, Medline Industries, Inc. is introducing a number of innovative solutions designed to improve worker...

Paralyzed Rats Walk Again

June 1, 2012 2:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Spinal stimulation combined with assisted walking therapy generates new neural circuits and restores voluntary leg movement.

Covidien launches new device for colorectal surgery

June 1, 2012 2:32 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Medical device maker Covidien (NYSE: COV) has launched a new stapler to be used in colorectal surgery. The New Haven, Conn. office of the Mansfield-based company developed the Radial Reload device based on its GIA Radial Reload with Tri-Staple technology with the feedback Covidien...

Device Tax Repeal Measure Passes Committee, Sent To House Floor

June 1, 2012 2:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The House Ways & Means Committee Thursday approved legislation, H.R. 436, to repeal the medical device excise tax — delighting industry.

House Overwhelmingly Passes MDUFA, Reconciliation With Senate Bill Is Next

June 1, 2012 2:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The House voted 387-5 Wednesday evening to pass an omnibus FDA user fee bill, giving lawmakers most of June to iron out differences between that measure and one the Senate passed May 24.

Reumofan Plus: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

June 1, 2012 10:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Product contains potentially harmful active pharmaceutical ingredients that may interact with other medications and result in serious adverse events.

Vena cava filters do not lower mortality rate in most embolism cases

June 1, 2012 6:41 am | News | Comments

A filter used to block clots from passing from the veins in the legs to the arteries of the lung does not improve mortality rates for most patients suffering a pulmonary embolism. However, if a patient is unstable – in shock or requires a ventilator – filters can save lives.

Neuroscientists reach major milestone in whole-brain circuit mapping project

June 1, 2012 6:39 am | News | Comments

Neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) reached an important milestone today, publicly releasing the first installment out of 500 terabytes of data so far collected in their pathbreaking project to construct the first whole-brain wiring diagram of a vertebrate brain...

Potential new approach to regenerating skeletal muscle tissue

June 1, 2012 6:37 am | News | Comments

An innovative strategy for regenerating skeletal muscle tissue using cells derived from the amniotic fluid is outlined in new research published by scientists at the UCL Institute of Child Health. The paper shows that damaged muscle tissues can be treated with cells...

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