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Comparative Effectiveness Program Accepting Suppliers to Join Hospitals in Improving Healthcare Safety and Efficiency

February 5, 2013 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--The Premier healthcare alliance is accepting applications for the fourth wave of its QUEST® Comparative Effectiveness & Innovation Program ( QCEIP ), a voluntary program designed to evaluate products and clinical intervention in real-world...

Roche's ACCU-CHEK Blood Glucose Meters Rank Highest in Overall Satisfaction in Study

February 5, 2013 10:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Adults living with diabetes in the United States reported highest satisfaction using Roche Diabetes Care's ACCU-CHEK products compared with other blood glucose meter manufacturers, according to the inaugural J.D. Power and Associates 2012...

Cook Medical Study of Tibiopedal Access for Crossing of Infrainguinal Artery Occlusions Exceeds 50% Enrollment

February 5, 2013 9:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--With more than 100 patients enrolled, Cook Medical has exceeded 50 percent enrollment in the Tibiopedal Access for Crossing of Infrainguinal Artery Occlusions trial. The first-of-its-kind, prospective, multicenter study is evaluating the retrograde...

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T2 Biosystems Announces Patent Covering T2Hemostasis

February 5, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--T2 Biosystems, a company developing direct detection products enabling superior diagnostics, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent 8,344,731 (the ‘731 patent), “NMR device for the detection of analytes”. The patent...

The Better Way Back(R), a NuVasive(R) Patient Education Program, Reaches 1,000 Patient Ambassadors

February 5, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, is pleased to announce that The Better Way Back®, a NuVasive supported patient education program, has reached over 1,000 active...

Aethlon Medical Note: Thank You Shareholders

February 5, 2013 8:05 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: AEMD), today released the following note authored by its Chairman and CEO, Jim Joyce. In our quest to innovate life-saving therapeutics, we have persevered through untold challenges to create a single...

Awarepoint Launches New Bed & Bay Sensor After Successful Beta Implementation at Christiana Care Health System

February 5, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Awarepoint Corporation, the largest real-time location system (RTLS) corporation dedicated exclusively to healthcare, announces the launch of its new Bed and Bay Sensor that enables precise tracking of mobile equipment and patient and caregiver interactions in locations with...

Breg Introduces Post-operative Knee Brace and Other New Orthopedic Products

February 5, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Breg, Inc., a premier provider of sports medicine products and services, announced today four new products that will advance the orthopedic practice. The highlight of the new introduction is a next generation post-operative knee...

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MGC Diagnostics Corporation Announces National Jewish Health Selects the Company as Preferred Provider for Cardiopulmonary Diagnostic Instrumentation

February 5, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MGC Diagnostics Corporation (NASDAQ: MGCD) (formerly Angeion Corporation), a global medical technology company, today announced that National Jewish Health has selected MGC Diagnostics as its preferred provider of cardiopulmonary...

Oticon Medical Certified as Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Supplier

February 5, 2013 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SOMERSET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--Oticon Medical today announced that the company has obtained accreditation as a Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Supplier from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Oticon Medical is now accredited to bill the Medicare Part B...

Pacemaker Payment Plans, Courtesy of Medtronic

February 5, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic offers patients in India the option to pay off a pricey cardiac implants in installments. Medtronic's (NYSE:MDT) India division is offering patients an "easy monthly installment" plan to help families cope with the high cost of cardiac implants. The EMI program is available in 60 hospitals in 18 cities and applies to a handful of medical devices...

Teleflex Signs New Agreement with Novation for Weck Vista™ Access Line

February 5, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2013--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced it has been awarded a new three-year agreement with Novation for its line of Weck Vista Access products. The agreement is...

CASMED Announces Recent Publication of Study Using FORE-SIGHT Cerebral Tissue Oximetry in the Post-Surgical ICU

February 5, 2013 3:56 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

CAS Medical Systems, Inc. announced today the recent pre-publication of a key study showing otherwise unrecognized cerebral desaturation events occurred in more than half of post-surgical ICU patients.In a study led by Steven Greenberg, M.D. from the University of Chicago and the North Shore University Health System in Evanston, Illinois...

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ATI Neurostimulation System Shown to be Highly Effective in Treating Cluster Headache

February 5, 2013 2:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Autonomic Technologies, Inc. (ATI), the developer of the ATI Neurostimulation System designed for the treatment of severe headaches, today announced results of their clinical study in cluster headache, now published online. The robust, multi-centre, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical study is the largest study performed with a medical device for cluster headache.

HiFocus Mid-Scala Electrode from Advanced Bionics Receives Approval in Europe

February 4, 2013 7:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 4, 2013--Advanced Bionics (AB), a global leader in cochlear implant technology and a company of the Sonova Group, announced today that it received TÜV approval in Europe for the HiFocus™ Mid-Scala* electrode. The latest offering in AB’s HiFocus™ electrode...

Edwards Lifesciences Reports Strong Fourth Quarter Results

February 4, 2013 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today reported net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, of $91.1 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, compared to net income of $63.1 million, or $0.53 per...

Hologic Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Operating Results

February 4, 2013 4:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced its results for the first fiscal quarter...

Device Tax: We Need Action by Summer, Paulsen Says

February 4, 2013 3:43 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device industry advocate Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) says Congress needs to act on the medical device tax by "late spring, early summer" this year. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), an unrelenting opponent of the medical device tax that took effect at the start of the year, still sees avenues for repeal tied to larger discussions of corporate tax reform. News Well, Capitol Hill, Medical Device Taxread more

Sunshine Act Survey: More Than 50% of Physicians Unprepared

February 4, 2013 3:05 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MMIS' third annual survey of doctors and their knowledge of the Sunshine Act found that physicians are actually less informed than they were one year ago. With the release of the final rules implementing the Sunshine Act on February 1,...

Kalyspo Awarded Best of Ann Arbor SPARK Boot Camp

February 4, 2013 2:22 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

At the conclusion of Ann Arbor SPARK's 21 st Entrepreneur Boot Camp, Kalyspo, LLC was awarded Best of Boot Camp and Pharma Form Solutions won the new Most Committed to the Business Model Canvas Process Award. As chosen by a panel of investors who rated Boot Camp participants' pitches, Best of Boot Camp winner Kalyspo received membership t...

Cyberonics Announces Update On Hagerty Lawsuit

February 4, 2013 11:23 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYBX) today announced that the lawsuit filed by former employee Andrew Hagerty in federal district court in Massachusetts was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice by Mr. Hagerty on February 1, 2013. 

ERT, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington Expand Study on Effects of Home-Health Monitoring on Exacerbations of Cystic Fibrosis

February 4, 2013 9:52 am | News | Comments

ERT, a global technology-driven provider of health outcomes research services to biopharmaceutical organizations, medical device companies and contract research organizations (CROs), along with pulmonary researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  and University of Washington, today announced an expansion to the Early Intervention in Cystic Fibrosis Exacerbation (eICE) Study.

Medtronic Announces CE Mark of Evera® Portfolio of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators

February 4, 2013 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic today announced CE Mark of the Evera portfolio of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. With increased longevity and the most advanced shock reduction technology available, the new family of ICDs is the first to feature the PhysioCurve design, a contoured shape with thin, smooth edges that better fits inside the body, increasing patient comfort by reducing skin pressure by 30%.

Penumbra Inc. Launches 5MAX DDC™ and 4MAX DDC™ Distal Delivery Catheters

February 4, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Penumbra 5MAX DDC and 4MAX DDC distal delivery catheters are new devices designed to simplify delivery of a wide variety of endovascular therapies to the brain. The DDC family delivers exceptional distal delivery capability via a novel advanced polymer and nitinol coil reinforcement design at the distal tip to enable easy tracking through tortuous vessels.

St. Jude Announces First Implant Evaluating New Size of Portico Heart Valve in European Trial

February 4, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc. announced the first patient implant of its 25 mm Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve using the Transfemoral Delivery System in its ongoing European trial. The Portico valve system offers a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis – a narrowing of the aortic valve that obstructs blood flow from the heart.

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