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Sensable's Freeform® 3D Organic Design System Helps Maxillofacial Surgical Teams Rebuild Faces -- and Lives -- with Better Implants

October 27, 2011 9:32 am | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sensable announced that custom facial prosthetics, custom dental and maxillofacial implants, as well as custom surgical guides, created with its Freeform® 3D modeling and design system will be spotlighted at the 2011 American Association of Maxillofacial Prosthetics annual conference...

Spineology to Unveil New Thresholdâ„¢ Minimally Invasive Pedicular Fixation System at NASS

October 27, 2011 6:28 am | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spineology Inc., the innovator in anatomy-conserving spine surgery, announced today that it will unveil its new Thresholdâ„¢ pedicular fixation system at the North American Spine Society's 2011 Annual Conference in early November.

US Orthopedic Bracing Market to Grow to Nearly $1.4 Billion by 2015

October 27, 2011 6:26 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, a growing number of injuries to the aging population combined with more active lifestyles will lead to unspectacular but steady growth in the market for orthopedic bracing devices through 2015.

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Medtronic probes insulin pump risks

October 27, 2011 6:15 am | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Medtronic Inc has asked software security experts to investigate the safety of its insulin pumps, as a new claim surfaced that at least one of its devices could be hacked to dose diabetes patients with potentially lethal amounts of insulin. While there are no known examples of such a cyber attack on a medical device, Medtronic told Reuters that it was doing "everything it can" to address the security flaws.

Reused pacemakers safe option in poor countries

October 27, 2011 6:09 am | News | Comments

(Reuters) - Recycled pacemakers donated from U.S. funeral homes could offer a safe way to get the heart devices to people in the developing world who otherwise might not be able to afford them, a U.S. study said. An estimated 1 million to 2 million people around the world die...

Oklahoma Pastor with Total Artificial Heart Marks 1 Year of Life at Home with Freedom Portable Driver

October 27, 2011 5:56 am | News | Comments

Tucson AZ USA -- Medical E-Mail Newsâ„¢ / Oct 26 2011 -- SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the world's only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that Oklahoma pastor Troy Golden has surpassed one year of life

Technology to collect stem cells from fat tissue may help soldiers recover from traumatic injuries

October 27, 2011 5:50 am | News | Comments

NEW ALBANY, Ind. - Indiana-based engineering and life sciences companies have contracted with researchers at the University of Pittsburgh to adapt a technology that holds promise to help soldiers regrow tissue and recover from severe wounds.

A proactive approach to healthcare

October 26, 2011 12:21 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

We’ve cured cancer. Well...not quite, but according to some, early detection will eradicate deadly diseases. This was one of many fascinating topics covered at the 2011 Imec Tech Forum.

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Covidien Launches World's First Non-Absorbable, Uni-Directional Knotless Suture

October 26, 2011 5:54 am | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced the launch of the first non-absorbable, uni-directional barbed suture, part of its family of V-Locâ„¢ wound closure devices.

Q Core Innovative Sapphire Infusion Delivery Pump to Debut at MEDICA 2011

October 26, 2011 4:56 am | News | Comments

Israel: Q Core, developers of medical infusion delivery systems, will be introducing the Sapphire infusion pump at the upcoming MEDICA Show in Dusseldorf, Germany, November 16-19, 2011. The lightweight, accurate and highly versatile infusion pump is a comprehensive multi therapy, drug delivery solution...

Medtronic heart device has safety issues: FDA staff

October 25, 2011 11:28 am | News | Comments

(Reuters) - U.S. reviewers said a Medtronic Inc device was effective for treating a common heart rhythm disorder, but they raised concerns about its safety. Medtronic's Cardiac Ablation System is designed to treat persistent atrial fibrillation...

Companies & Markets: Global Spinal Surgery Devices Market Forecast to Reach USD 12.6 Billion in 2017

October 25, 2011 11:17 am | News | Comments

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spinal Surgery Devices Market to 2017 - Motion Preserving Spinal Non-Fusion Procedures to Drive Long Term Growth. The global market for medical spinal surgery devices is forecast to reach $12.6 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 10%.

Companies & Markets: Global Home Healthcare Equipment Market Forecast to Increase at a CAGR of 6 per cent During the Period 2010-2017

October 25, 2011 11:06 am | News | Comments

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Home Healthcare Equipment Market to 2017 - Increased Prevalence of Chronic Diseases in the Elderly Population to Stimulate Growth. The global home healthcare equipment market was valued at $32.6 billion in 2010...

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Companies & Markets: China to be the Fastest Growing Endoscopy Devices Market Among Emerging Economies

October 25, 2011 11:02 am | News | Comments

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Endoscopy Devices Market in Emerging Economies (India, China, Brazil) - Growing Investments in Hospitals to be the Major Growth Driver. The endoscopy devices market in the emerging economies of China, India and Brazil grew at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4%, 3% and 3%.

Microline Surgical Announces Merger with Starion Instruments

October 25, 2011 10:59 am | News | Comments

BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Microline Surgical, a leading manufacturer of reposable instruments for minimally invasive surgery, today announced that it has completed the merger of Starion Instrumentsâ„¢ Corp, a developer of surgical technology for sealing and dividing soft tissue.

US Women's Health Imaging System Market to Grow to Nearly $1.2 Billion by 2016

October 25, 2011 10:47 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) ultrasound system segment of the overall women's health imaging system market in the United States...

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Benefit from New Premier Agreements for Dialysis Products and Accessories

October 25, 2011 10:45 am | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Premier healthcare alliance today announced new agreements for dialysis products and accessories have been awarded to AngioDynamics of Latham, N.Y.; B Braun Medical, Inc. of Bethlehem, Pa.; Covidien...

K2M Continues its Momentum with Nine New Products at 2011 North American Spine Society Annual Meeting

October 25, 2011 10:40 am | News | Comments

LEESBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--K2M, Inc., a spinal device company developing innovative solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and minimally invasive procedures, today announced it will introduce five new products at the North American Spine Society (NASS) 26th Annual Meeting...

Leading Innovator Alpha-Stim Gains Support of Medical Professionals and Patients in Opposing New FDA Rule

October 25, 2011 10:37 am | News | Comments

MINERAL WELLS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alpha-Stim, cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) devices providing treatment for anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain, announces its user-supported campaign to change an FDA rule regarding Pre-Market Approval (PMA),

'Extreme EVAR and TEVAR' a Hot Topic at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) 2012

October 25, 2011 7:27 am | News | Comments

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 25, 2011 -- Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) take center stage at the upcoming 24th Annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET), which brings together...

Biological Molecules Show Their True Colors

October 25, 2011 6:52 am | News | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- For the first time, molecular events below the skin can be seen not only in three dimensions, but in their true color. The new method developed by Duke University bioengineers detects and shows in vivid shades of red the levels of hemoglobin being carried by blood vessels, even the tiniest ones whose diameter can be as narrow as a few red blood cells.

Million-dollar payments to surgeons raise questions

October 25, 2011 6:26 am | News | Comments

(Reuters Health) - Orthopedic surgeons have received hundreds of millions of dollars from joint implant manufacturers in recent years, according to a report released Monday. In 2007, five device makers said they had paid surgeons more than $198 million, with 43 payments exceeding $1 million.

AtriCure heart device safe, with caveats: FDA staff

October 25, 2011 6:23 am | News | Comments

(Reuters) - AtriCure Inc's Synergy Ablation System heart-rhythm device is safe and effective, but its trial size and design raise some concerns, U.S. medical device reviewers said.

FDA Communication on Use of Jet Injectors with Influenza Vaccines

October 25, 2011 6:21 am | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bioject Medical Technologies Inc. (OTCBB:BJCT), a leading developer of needle-free drug delivery systems, today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a communication on the use of jet injectors with influenza vaccines.

Teleflex Introduces the ArrowADVANTAGE5 â„¢ Pressure-Injectable PICC

October 25, 2011 6:14 am | News | Comments

LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX) today announced the launch of the ArrowADVANTAGE5 pressure-injectable peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC). ArrowADVANTAGE5 provides features clinicians have come to expect in a PICC, plus five unique advantages.

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