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Samsung Electronics Acquires Nexus Division of ITC

November 16, 2011 5:14 am | News | Comments

PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in technological innovation, announced today it has acquired the Nexus division of ITC Nexus Holding Company (ITC), a leading provider of cardiac point-of-care testing solutions.

Welch Allyn Introduces High-Performance Healthcare Technology at Medica 2011

November 16, 2011 4:56 am | News | Comments

Medica International Trade Fair and Congress, Düsseldorf, Germany, November 16, 2011-Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of medical diagnostic devices headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, NY, unveiled its newest generation of connected solutions designed to address the needs of busy medical practices...

The future of skin cancer diagnosis is connected

November 14, 2011 5:11 am | News | Comments

At Medica fair 2011 in Germany, FotoFinder presents the future of early skin cancer detection. In the center of attention is the fast diagnostic exchange between doctors using mobile communication technology. With handyscope for iPhone and the corresponding App, FotoFinder...

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Australian medical technologies to scope the European market

November 14, 2011 4:46 am | News | Comments

A wearable, discreet cardiovascular vital signs monitor developed at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and a portable device for diagnosing the severity of whiplash from The University of Queensland (UQ) are among more than 25 cutting edge medical innovations that leading university research commercialisation...

FDA Clears Enhanced Features on Fresenius Medical Care's 2008T

November 10, 2011 5:50 am | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2011, Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS), the world's largest provider of dialysis products and services, announced that it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510 (K) clearance...

Cerebral Stethoscope Offers New Tool for Early Detection of Aneurysms

November 10, 2011 4:41 am | News | Comments

ALPINE, N.J., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ProTron Technologies announces a new approach to early detection of aneurysms in vascular systems through the patented Stethotron® Cerebral Stethoscope. In the USA alone, six million people have a brain aneurysm. In 50% of ruptured aneurysms...

High Powered Medicine

November 9, 2011 11:02 am | by Dr. Thomas Dittrich | Articles | Comments

The trend to miniaturize medical devices is active throughout the industry. With it, the challenge of identifying power solutions for these technologies is one that medtech companies are eager to solve. This article highlights one specific design option, that is, high energy lithium metal oxide batteries and showcases the advantages they present.

EarlySense Launches in Europe the Most Advanced Contact-free Patient Monitoring System at Medica 2011

November 9, 2011 5:14 am | News | Comments

Duesseldorf, Germany, and Ramat Gan, Israel, October 31, 2011--- EarlySense announced today that the Company will launch its contact-free patient monitoring system in Europe at MEDICA in Duesseldorf, November 16 - 20, 2011. Live demonstrations of the EarlySense system will be available...

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XDx Announces Highmark's Coverage of AlloMap® for Monitoring Heart Transplant Rejection

November 9, 2011 4:41 am | News | Comments

BRISBANE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high value non-invasive diagnostic tests to monitor immune-mediated conditions, today announced that Highmark...

St. Jude Medical Expands Hospital Access to Wireless Fractional Flow Reserve Technology with New Agreement

November 9, 2011 4:32 am | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ), a global medical device company, today announced its wireless PressureWireâ„¢ Aeris technology, which aids in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery blockages by measuring Fractional Flow Reserve...

Toshiba's Large Monitor Display Enhances Visibility for More Accurate Diagnoses

November 8, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In cath lab procedures, clearly visualizing complex vascular structures is crucial to making exams faster and easier. Toshiba will showcase a new 56-inch LCD monitor for the InfinixTM-i line at this year's Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)...

InfraReDx Announces the Launch of the TVC Imaging Systemâ„¢ for True Vessel Characterization of Coronary Artery Disease

November 8, 2011 4:57 am | News | Comments

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InfraReDx, Inc., a medical device company committed to advancing the diagnosis and management of coronary artery and other vascular diseases, today announced the launch of its TVC Imaging Systemâ„¢, an enhanced version of the LipiScanâ„¢ IVUS Coronary Imaging System.

Femasys Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for First Low Pressure HSG Device

November 8, 2011 4:27 am | News | Comments

ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Femasys Inc., an emerging medical device developer of women's healthcare solutions, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance for the FemChecâ„¢ Pressure Management Device, the first device designed for a low pressure HSG...

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First Comprehensive Study on How Physicians Use Digital Sources to Find Medical Device Information Now Available

November 4, 2011 6:33 am | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, announced today that it will be marketing the Manhattan Research product Digital MedTech Physicianâ„¢, the first data-intense study of how physicians use digital channels...

PhysioSonics to Optimize Cerebral Blood Flow Monitor for Military Use

November 4, 2011 6:01 am | News | Comments

BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PhysioSonics announced today that it received a $2.5 million grant from the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center. TATRC is an organization within the headquarters of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command...

Manufacturing Microscale Medical Devices for Faster Tissue Engineering

November 2, 2011 8:27 pm | News | Comments

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the emerging field of tissue engineering, scientists encourage cells to grow on carefully designed support scaffolds. The ultimate goal is to create living structures that might one day be used to replace lost or damaged tissue, but the manufacture of appropriately detailed scaffolds...

Ascom's Mobile Monitoring Gateway Achieves MDD Clearance

November 2, 2011 4:24 am | News | Comments

GOTHENBURG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ascom Wireless Solutions, a leading supplier of mission critical on-site wireless communications announced today that they have received Medical Device Directive clearance by the Swedish Medical Products Agency for their Mobile Monitoring Gateway (MMG).

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.

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.

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...

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...

Research Finds Gallium Nitride is Non-Toxic, Biocompatible – Holds Promise For Biomedical Implants

October 24, 2011 6:49 am | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Purdue University have shown that the semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN) is non-toxic and is compatible with human cells – opening the door to the material's use in a variety of biomedical implant technologies.

Baxter and the Alpha1 Center Test 100,000th Patient for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD)

September 13, 2011 1:33 pm | by Baxter | News | Comments

Since 2004, Baxter Healthcare Corporation and the Alpha1 Center, a medical diagnostic laboratory in Salt Lake City specializing in the detection of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), have coordinated a nationwide effort to help physicians rule out the genetic disorder. In August 20

Life Extension® Announces Recruitment for Alzheimer's Clinical Trial in South Florida

August 25, 2011 8:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 25, 2011 /- Life Extension , a pioneer in the latest anti-aging research and integrative health therapies, while offering superior quality, research-backed dietary supplements, is actively recruiting participants for a free clinical trial to study the effects of...

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