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J&J Recalls All OneTouch Verio Blood Sugar Meters

March 26, 2013 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson has announced a voluntary recall for all its OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters in the U.S. because they do not provide a warning when a diabetic's blood sugar level is dangerously high. Instead, the meters turn off.

Quinte Health Care Chooses Amcom Software for Critical Test Results Management

March 26, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2013--Amcom Software, Inc. today announced Quinte Health Care (QHC) will use the Amcom® Critical Test Results Management (CTRM) solution to save time and improve patient safety and quality of care. The Ontario, Canada-based organization selected Amcom to...

Misonix BoneScalpelT Subject of New Clinical Paper Focused on Spine Surgery

March 26, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Misonix, Inc. (NasdaqGM: MSON), an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical ...

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Full Expansion of BioControl Medical’s INOVATE-HF Study of the CardioFit®

March 26, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YEHUD, Israel & NEW HOPE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2013--BioControl Medical has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to begin the third and largest phase of INOVATE-HF (INcrease Of VAgal TonE in Heart Failure), a global, multi-center, investigational device exemption...

Competitive Pricing Vital in the Asia-Pacific Digital and Computed Radiography Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan

March 26, 2013 3:01 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare delivery and service markets in Asia-Pacific are increasingly focusing on radiography systems that bundle the benefits of reduced radiation, seamless workflow, safety measures, and attractive pricing. This has opened up...

Class I Medical Device Recall: Spacelabs Medical, Inc., Spacelabs Anesthesia Workstations and Service Kits

March 26, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

These products are used in the hospital environment and in locations not requiring mobility of the products. They provide respiratory support to deliver oxygen, air, and nitrous oxide in a controlled manner to various patient-breathing circuits with or without the use of a mechanical ventilator, and may be used to deliver anesthetic vapor.

UCLA Relies on Breakthrough ‘Big Data’ Technology from IBM To Help Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

March 25, 2013 11:20 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM, and Excel Medical Electronics (EME) are collaborating with the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery in a study to test the effectiveness of a real-time alarm intended to predict rising brain pressure in patients with traumatic brain injuries. The experimental system uses big data analytics software developed by IBM Research and EME that analyzes in real-time streams of vital signs continuously collected from the bedside monitor...

External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) For Refractory Status Epilepticus

March 25, 2013 3:17 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES , March 25, 2013 /- NeuroSigma, Inc., a California -based medical device company, today announced that it will exhibit its CE Mark approved, non-invasive Monarch™ eTNS™ System for the adjunctive treatment of epilepsy and depression, at the 4th London-Innsbruck Colloquium on Status Epilepticus and Acute Seizures to be held in Salzburg, Austria...

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OraQuick® Launches "Make Knowing Your Thing Today" Campaign to Promote the Importance of Knowing Your HIV Status

March 25, 2013 2:34 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR), maker of the OraQuick® In-Home HIV Test, announced today the launch of a nationwide awareness campaign to encourage everyone to learn their HIV status. The campaign, "Make Knowing Your...

Ohio's Minimally Invasive Devices Inc. Lands $9M in Series B Financing

March 25, 2013 2:00 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Columbus, Ohio-based medical technology maker Minimally Invasive Devices closed a $9 million Series B financing round in support of its laparoscopic visualization systems. MID plans to use the funds to forge a direct sales force and expand manufacturing for its FloShield laparoscopic camera attachment, which already has FDA approval for the U.S. market.

Compact Radar Takes an Inside View

March 25, 2013 1:46 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

The human eye cannot see through wood, paper, or plastic. But a compact radar with a modular design now makes it possible to see the invisible: The millimeter wave sensor penetrates non-transparent material.

Nerve Mapping Tech Improves Surgery for Compressed Nerves

March 25, 2013 1:41 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | News | Comments

Nerve mapping technology allows surgeons to determine whether surgery has been effective for relieving pressure from compressed nerves, which often function poorly and cause sciatica or pain and weakness in muscles supplied by the nerve.

Glass-Blowers at a Nano Scale

March 25, 2013 1:04 pm | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Have you ever thrown into the fire - even if you shouldn't have - an empty packet of crisps? The outcome is striking: the plastic shrivels and bends into itself, until it turns into a small crumpled and blackened ball. This phenomenon is explained by the tendency of materials to pick up their original features in the presence of the right stimulus.

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American Association for Cancer Research to Inaugurate the First Class of the Fellows of the AACR Academy

March 25, 2013 12:33 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research will inaugurate the first class of the Fellows of the AACR Academy at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, held in Washington, D.C., April 6-10. The AACR Academy has been created to recognize and honor distinguished scientists whose major scientific contributions have propelled significant innovation and progress against...

New Cardiac Electrical Biomarker Featured In Johns Hopkins Abstract Demonstrates Strong Correlation To High Sensitivity Troponin To Rule Out Acute Myocardial Ischemic Injury

March 25, 2013 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

From the 2013 American College of Cardiology (ACC) Convention One of the leading complaints in the Emergency Department is chest pain and the timely detection of a heart attack is essential. Because of this, VectraCor, Inc., an emerging medical device company for cardiovascular solutions, is...

Low-Cost ‘Cooling Cure’ Could Avert Brain Damage in Oxygen-Starved Babies

March 25, 2013 12:08 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

When babies are deprived of oxygen before birth, brain damage and disorders such as cerebral palsy can occur. Extended cooling can prevent brain injuries, but this treatment is not always available in developing nations where advanced medical care is scarce.

H.I.P. CONCEPT, Implantable Medical Device to Prevent Hip Fracture, Addressing a Public Health Issue

March 25, 2013 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PESSAC, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 25, 2013--H.I.P. CONCEPT is a medical device for the prevention of hip fracture developed by HyPrevention. It is intended to prevent a contra-lateral fracture in patients at risk due to bone fragility linked to osteoporosis. Hip fracture affects more than 2...

Further Advancing Sepsis Therapy

March 25, 2013 10:26 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced that it was awarded a $9.25 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further advance a blood-cleansing technology developed at the Institute with prior DARPA support, and help accelerate its translation to humans as a new type of sepsis therapy.

COWIN Helps Sensaris Certify the ZAO Biomedical Sensor

March 25, 2013 10:13 am | by COWIN | News | Comments

Sensaris has announced that it has developed a novel, multi-sensor device for monitoring vital signs. Called the ZAO, it is currently going through the certification process and will be available mid 2013. Roughly the same size as a thick paperback book, it is designed to provide professional level diagnostic data so that it can be used by medical professionals and yet its low target volume price point of around €550 means that it can also be used by the home health market.

Vycor Issued Hong Kong Patent for Its VBAS Minimally Invasive Brain Access System

March 25, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vycor Medical, Inc., a provider of innovative and superior surgical and therapeutic solutions, announced it has been issued patent number 10106385.8 for its ViewSite™ Brain Access System ("VBAS") for the Hong Kong market. Vycor has a distribution agreement in place with Devon Medical which covers Hong Kong and China.

FDA Approves GE Healthcare's AdreView™ (Iobenguane I 123 Injection) for Cardiac Risk Evaluation in Heart Failure Patients

March 22, 2013 7:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Healthcare today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new indication for AdreView™ (Iobenguane I 123 Injection), the first and only FDA approved molecular imaging agent to link nerve function in the heart to a patient’s mortality risk.

Johnson Electric Launches Medication Dosing Systems

March 22, 2013 2:21 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HONG KONG , March 22, 2013 /-  Johnson Electric today announced a miniature medication dosing system technology under the Johnson Medtech brand.  The subsystem platform provides a high precision dosing accuracy over device operational life. The Johnson Medtech system design delivers dosing forces up to 100N for various medication viscosities within a compact package.

FDA Proposes New Rules for Heart Defibrillators

March 22, 2013 11:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on their safety and effectiveness following years of recalls of the emergency devices. Defibrillators use electric shocks to jolt the heart back to normal after patients collapse from cardiac arrest.

Mako Surgical Sues Stanmore Implants over Robotic Surgery Patents

March 22, 2013 11:15 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Mako Surgical filed a pair of lawsuits against Stanmore Implants alleging patent infringement over robotic surgery technology, and filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission over the alleged violations. The lawsuits accuse Stanmore of violating three patents covering haptic guidance systems for robotic surgery applications with its Sculptor robotic guidance arm.

Stryker Must Face Trident Hip Implant Lawsuit

March 22, 2013 10:49 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Raymond Chasse Jr. and Stephen Miele sued Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker in December 2012 in the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, alleging that the medical device company was negligent in its manufacture and distribution of the Trident hip replacement system, according to court documents.

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