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Low oxygen levels could drive cancer growth

May 4, 2012 5:41 am | News | Comments

Low oxygen levels in cells may be a primary cause of uncontrollable tumor growth in some cancers, according to a new University of Georgia study. The authors' findings run counter to widely accepted beliefs that genetic mutations are responsible for cancer growth.

A Study Proves the Positive Effects of Heart Rehabilitation Programs on Patients

May 4, 2012 5:38 am | News | Comments

A research conducted at the University of Granada has demonstrated the efficiency of a heart rehabilitation program aimed at patients suffering from heart disease. The authors of this study affirm that it is essential that heart rehabilitation programs aimed at cardiac patients...

Topera Medical’s FDA-Cleared RhythmView System Featured in 16 Presentations at Heart Rhythm Society 2012 Scientific Sessions

May 4, 2012 5:31 am | News | Comments

Topera Medical today announced that its FDA-cleared RhythmView™ 3D mapping and diagnostic system will be featured in 16 scientific presentations at the 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), May 9-12 in Boston.


Nonin Medical Awarded Novation Contract for Clinically Proven Pulse Oximeters

May 4, 2012 5:11 am | News | Comments

Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, announced today that Novation has awarded a 36-month contract to Nonin for its pulse oximeters and sensors. Novation is the largest health care supply...

First Blind Patients in the UK Implanted with Retina Implant AG’s Breakthrough Technology

May 3, 2012 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

First of 12 UK patients receive subretinal implants at leading ophthalmic centres: King's College Hospital and Oxford Eye Hospital LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2012-- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today...

First Patient in Asia Regains Useful Sight After Receiving Retina Implant AG’s Microchip

May 3, 2012 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

First of three patients to be implanted at the University of Hong Kong Eye Institute REUTLINGEN, Germany & HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2012-- Retina Implant AG ("Retina Implant"), a leading developer of subretinal implants for the visually impaired, today announced that the first ...

Lake Region Medical to Showcase Strategic Technology Developments at the Heart Rhythm 2012 (HRS) Conference

May 3, 2012 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FORTRESST Dielectic Coating, ANCHORWIRET Transseptal Placement Guidewire and SMARTT Wire Technologies to Add to Company's Pipeline of Proprietary Technologies Targeted for Cardiac Rhythm Management MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2012-- Lake Region Medical, a global development and...

MD+DI, the Global MedTech Industry Authority, Wins a 2012 Maggie for Best Cover in the Medical, Dental & Related Services/Trade Category

May 3, 2012 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MD+DI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry), UBM Canon's leading brand providing the medical device industry with the latest news, information, and in-depth analysis, wins a 2012 Maggie Award for Best Cover in the Medical, Dental & Related Services/Trade Category for their December 2011 ...


Advanced Brain Monitoring Announces Launch of Apnea Guard

May 3, 2012 6:24 am | News | Comments

Advanced Brain Monitoring, Inc. announced the world-wide launch of an important new product in the treatment of sleep apnea, the Apnea Guard®. Apnea Guard is the first validated temporary oral appliance with clinical equivalence to custom oral appliances...

Oraya Therapeutics Achieves Successful INTREPID Study Outcomes with a Non-Invasive Radiation Therapy for Wet AMD

May 3, 2012 6:22 am | News | Comments

Oraya Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the INTREPID clinical trial of radiation therapy has met its primary endpoint of reduction in anti-VEGF injections for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). The INTREPID study is the...

Personal Med Launched to Advance Women’s Pelvic Health

May 3, 2012 6:00 am | News | Comments

Today Personal Medical Corp. (“Personal Med”) was officially launched as an independent medical device company focusing on advances in women’s pelvic health. The company was previously a wholly owned subsidiary of SRS Medical in Billerica MA.

New Case Study Reviews Fracture Reduction and Stabilization of a L1 Burst Fracture Using Combined Anterior and Posterior Approach

May 3, 2012 5:54 am | News | Comments

There are approximately 700,000 clinically diagnosed vertebral fractures each year. To successfully treat fractures of the vertebral column, absolute control above and below the fracture site is necessary. A new paper is available that presents the case for fracture reduction...

Wheelchair breakdowns becoming more common, reports AJPM & R

May 3, 2012 5:47 am | News | Comments

Wheelchair users with spinal cord injury (SCI) report very high rates of wheelchair breakdowns—and the problem is getting worse, suggests a study in American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AJPM&R), the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists...


Purdue researcher helps robots 'see' in 3D like humans

May 3, 2012 5:32 am | News | Comments

Zygmunt Pizlo and his research team glide across a parquet dance floor - not in some club for a night on the town, but in his Purdue University Visual Perception Lab as part of critical research for a technology that is ready to be licensed and commercialized.

Mammography Facility Adverse Event and Action Report - May 2, 2012

May 3, 2012 5:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

As part of the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), Congress mandated there be annual reporting of adverse actions taken against mammography facilities. Congress stipulated that the report be made available to physicians and the general public and...

Covidien and GE Healthcare Form Five-Year Collaboration

May 3, 2012 5:26 am | News | Comments

Covidien and GE Healthcare, leading global providers of healthcare products and recognized innovators in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced a five-year, global collaboration to incorporate Covidien measurement technologies into GE Healthcare...

Spectocor announces comprehensive mobile cardiac monitoring system that wirelessly transmits and analyzes important arrhythmic events

May 3, 2012 5:22 am | News | Comments

An advanced, comprehensive cardiac monitoring system–PocketECGTM – combines and builds on the best features available from traditional Holter, event and mobile telemetry monitoring. Unlike other monitoring systems on the market, the recently introduced Spectocor...

Competitive Bidding Will Dampen Sales Growth for Home Care Products

May 3, 2012 5:18 am | News | Comments

New Medicare policies have resulted in reduced growth in the U.S. market for home care products such as wheelchairs and oxygen systems, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher stated that U.S. home care product revenues exceeded...

Theragenics Launches Galt Microslide Pediatric Introducer Line

May 3, 2012 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New Product for Underserved Market Expected to Provide Opportunities for Entire Galt Product Line BUFORD, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2012-- Theragenics Corporation(R) (NYSE: TGX), a medical device company serving the surgical products and prostate cancer treatment markets, today announced...

EKOS Corporation Announces Two More Pulmonary Embolism Clinical Studies

May 2, 2012 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE I and II Clinical Studies Will Further Establish the Safety and Efficacy of Ultrasound-Accelerated Thrombolysis for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2012-- EKOS Corporation today announced the launch of two more landmark clinical studies named ...

Covidien Completes Acquisition of Newport Medical Instruments, Inc.

May 2, 2012 6:31 am | News | Comments

Covidien plc, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Newport Medical Instruments, Inc. for an aggregate...

Surgical Robots Move Beyond Human Limits

May 2, 2012 6:26 am | News | Comments

It’s not science fiction: Patients who need surgery for everything from prostate cancer to sleep apnea today face a strong likelihood that the operating team will include a robot. Quantum International Corp. is working hard to deliver robots capable of surgical precision...

TearScience’s LipiFlow Treatments a Highlight at American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Congress

May 2, 2012 6:24 am | News | Comments

TearScience®, Inc., a privately-held medical device company, today announced that its system for evaporative dry eye, which includes the LipiView® Ocular Surface Interferometer and LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System, increased in acceptance among eye care physicians...

Viora Introduces Rent-to-Own Program for Reaction Device in Canada

May 2, 2012 6:19 am | News | Comments

Viora is excited to announce that its popular “Rent-to-Own” program for Reaction™ will now be offered in Canada to medical aesthetic practitioners. Now Canadian physicians will have the ability to introduce the leading medical aesthetic device for body contouring...

RF-TVA Therapy Offers Hope for Patients Suffering from Osteoporosis-Related Spine Fractures

May 2, 2012 6:17 am | News | Comments

In observance of National Osteoporosis Awareness Month in May, DFINE, Inc., the developer of minimally invasive radiofrequency (RF) targeted therapies for the treatment of vertebral pathologies, encourages patients to learn about the risks of spine fractures...

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