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Optovue and Carl Zeiss Meditec Have Reached Settlement in Their Current Patent Infringement Disputes

January 12, 2012 5:05 am | News | Comments

FREMONT, Calif. & DUBLIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Optovue Inc. and Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc. announced today that they have signed a settlement agreement resolving two pending Federal District Court patent infringement cases. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies dismissed...

Ford Collaborates with Microsoft, Healthrageous and BlueMetal Architects for In-Car Health and Wellness Research

January 12, 2012 4:54 am | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS – Ford, Microsoft, Healthrageous and BlueMetal Architects announced an alliance today to research technology to help people monitor and maintain health and wellness while on the move. The alliance was unveiled during the “Doctor in Your Car” keynote address...

Consumer Information on: Berlin Heart EXCOR & #xae; Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) - H100004

January 11, 2012 11:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The EXCOR® Pediatric VAD is a blood pump that vibrates rhythmically and is designed to assist patients who cannot pump enough blood with their own natural heart. The device can be used in patients who cannot effectively pump blood with their left and/or..


Parkinson treatment shows positive results in clinical testing

January 11, 2012 5:09 am | News | Comments

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Researchers from the University of Florida and 14 additional medical centers reported results today in the online version of The Lancet Neurology journal indicating that deep brain stimulation - also known as DBS - is effective at improving motor symptoms...

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Court Upholds Celsis IVT Injunction Against Life Technologies Corporation in LiverPool Patent Infringement Lawsuit

January 11, 2012 5:03 am | News | Comments

BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celsis In Vitro, Inc. (Celsis IVT) announced today that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. upheld a preliminary injunction against Life Technologies Corporation's infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,604,929...

Unisyn Now Repairing Logiq E9 Ultrasound Transducers

January 11, 2012 4:58 am | News | Comments

GOLDEN, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unisyn Medical Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of sustainable solutions to the diagnostic imaging industry, today announced it has the capability to repair and test select Logiq® E9 ultrasound transducers manufactured by GE. Unisyn is the only probe repair...

Baro-Therapies Launches The Rejuvenator Barometric Therapy Device

January 11, 2012 4:54 am | News | Comments

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baro-Therapies, Inc. has announced the national launch of The Rejuvenator, a portable barometric therapy device that provides drug-free relief from inflammatory pain and neurological conditions using elevated barometric pressure.

Intellicell Biosciences announces the licensing of its proprietary patent, pending stromal vascular fraction manufacturing technology

January 11, 2012 4:52 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intellicell Biosciences, Inc., (“Intellicell”) or the (“Company”), has licensed its proprietary, patent, pending technology for the manufacture of stromal vascular fraction from adipose tissue to Cell-Innovations, Pty Limited a company headquartered...


U.S. Patents Allowed for Operating Room Technologies Jointly Owned by American Shared Hospital Services and NBBJ

January 11, 2012 4:48 am | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMERICAN SHARED HOSPITAL SERVICES, a leading provider of turnkey technology solutions for advanced radiosurgical and radiation therapy services, announced today that a U.S. patent has been allowed on a variety of technologies...

Nanotechnology and "The End of Medicine" - Andy Kessler

January 10, 2012 11:32 am | by ForaTv | Videos | Comments

Complete program at: Former Wall Street analyst Andy Kessler talks about the future of medical nanotechnology and its possible effects on the economics of the medical industry. ----- Former Wall Street analyst, Andy Kessler, follows the money...

Biodesix Receives New EU and US Patents for Blood-based Oncology Tests

January 10, 2012 6:44 am | News | Comments

BROOMFIELD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biodesix, Inc., a fully integrated molecular diagnostics company dedicated to personalizing medicine, today announced the issuance of three additional patents. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) granted two new patents which provide...

University of North Dakota Signs License to Develop Breast Cancer Detection Technology with NeoMatrix, LLC, Makers of the Halo Pap Test

January 10, 2012 6:41 am | News | Comments

GRAND FORKS, N.D.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The University of North Dakota (UND) and NeoMatrix, LLC announced today that they have signed an exclusive option agreement to develop an assay to aid in the early detection of breast cancer. The HALO® breast test is cleared globally...

Progel Extended Tip Receives FDA Approval

January 10, 2012 6:36 am | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Neomend, Inc., a leading innovator in sealant and adhesion-prevention products for the surgical marketplace, said it has received premarket approval (PMA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use of the company's new Progel® Extended Applicator Spray Tip.


Cameron Health Submits PMA Application to FDA for the S-ICD System

January 10, 2012 6:33 am | News | Comments

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cameron Health, Inc. (“Cameron Health”) announced today that it has submitted the Premarket Approval (PMA) application to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the S-ICD System, the world's only completely subcutaneous implantable defibrillator.

Progel Adhesion Barrier Sealant Receives CE Mark

January 10, 2012 6:30 am | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Neomend, Inc., a leading innovator in sealant and adhesion-prevention products for the surgical marketplace, announced it has received the European Union CE Mark for the company's Progel® Adhesion Barrier (AB) product. Progel® AB is a hydrogel adhesion barrier sealant...

US Interventional Cardiology Device Market Will Shrink by Three Percent Per Year Through 2016

January 10, 2012 6:19 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, interventional cardiology devices in the United States will see a shrinking overall market due to a maturity in procedures and heavy downward pressures...

MedPlast's Pessary Balloon Manufacture Showcases Multi-Function Technical Mastery(2)

January 10, 2012 6:09 am | News | Comments

ELKHORN, Wis. -- MedPlast, Inc.'s ability to craft the pessary balloons that enhance quality of life for many women underscores the company's commitment to premium quality output and complete mastery of many separate - and complex - processes. Today's pessaries are precision-manufactured...

FDA Clears Apollo Endosurgery's SuMO Endoscopic Tissue Access and Resection System

January 10, 2012 6:06 am | News | Comments

AUSTIN, TX, (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Apollo Endosurgery Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for its SuMO(TM) endoscopic tissue access and resection system. Apollo Endosurgery designed the scarless...

Consumer Information on: Elecsys & #xae; Anti-HBc IgM Immunoassay and Elecsys & #xae; PreciControl Anti-HBc IgM for use on the cobas e 411 Immunoassay Analyzer - P110031

January 10, 2012 5:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Elecsys® Anti-HBc IgM Immunoassay is a laboratory test used to detect antibodies associated with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Antibodies are proteins produced by the body to fight against foreign substances, such as viruses and bacteria...

Summary Information for: Elecsys & #xae; Anti-HBc IgM Immunoassay and Elecsys & #xae; PreciControl Anti-HBc IgM for use on the cobas e 411 Immunoassay Analyzer

January 10, 2012 5:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for Elecsys® Anti-HBc IgM Immunoassay and Elecsys® PreciControl Anti-HBc IgM for use on the cobas e 411 Immunoassay Analyzer (P110031).

Endo Pharmaceuticals Opiate Products by Novartis Consumer Health: Public Health Advisory - Potential Safety Risk

January 9, 2012 6:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

A packaging problem may result in a pill, tablet or caplet getting mixed in with a different prescription.

Waterproof Neptune Sound Processor from Advanced Bionics Receives TÃœV Approval

January 9, 2012 5:50 am | News | Comments

VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Bionics (AB), the global leader in cochlear implant technology, announced today that it received approval in Europe for Neptuneâ„¢, the world's first and only swimmable, waterproof sound processor. On December 1, AB announced FDA approval...

SANUWAVE Issued U.S. Patent for the Application of Acoustic Shock Waves Utilizing Its PACE Devices

January 9, 2012 5:48 am | News | Comments

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SANUWAVE Health, Inc., an emerging medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of noninvasive, biological response activating devices in regenerative medicine, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

Mazor Robotics Announces Key European Patent for Renaissance Surgical Guidance Robot

January 9, 2012 5:42 am | News | Comments

CAESAREA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mazor Robotics Ltd., a developer of innovative surgical robots and complementary products, today announced that the European Patent Office granted European Patent No. 1414362 entitled "Miniature Bone-mounted Surgical Robot," which covers...

New 7-Day Body Monitor Patch from BodyMedia & Avery Dennison Medical Solutions Will Aid in Wellness Initiatives Including Weight Management

January 9, 2012 5:38 am | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a new advance in remote body monitoring, BodyMedia and Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation, today announced the development of a body monitor patch offering a comfortable, economical means...

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