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Innovation Prize Winner Helps Create Flexible Piezoelectric Energy Device

May 29, 2014 3:47 pm | by Mike Koon, University of Illinois | News | Comments

Canan Dagdeviren has always been interested in science. At a very young age, this Turkish native tried to find the atom by cutting stones into pieces. Her supportive father introduced her to electron microscopy, where she realized that was...

Medtronic Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $9.9M

May 29, 2014 3:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. will pay the U.S. Department of Justice $9.9 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of giving doctors gifts in return for using its defibrillators and pacemakers. Medtronic has not admitted...

IDEM Calls for Paper-Submissions by June 23

May 28, 2014 2:21 pm | by International Electron Devices Meeting | News | Comments

The 60th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) has issued a Call for Papers seeking the world's best original work in all areas of microelectronics research and development. The paper submission deadline is Monday, June 23...

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FDA Approved CardioMEMS HF System Monitors Patients with Class III Heart Failure

May 28, 2014 12:22 pm | by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the CardioMEMS HF System that measures the pulmonary artery (PA) pressures and heart rates of patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III heart failure who have been hospitalized...

Coating Stents with Vitamin C Could Reduce Clotting Risks

May 28, 2014 10:59 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Every year, more than 1 million people in the U.S. who have suffered heart attacks or chest pain from blocked arteries have little mesh tubes called stents inserted into their blood vessels to prop them open. The procedure has saved many lives...

Deep Brain Stimulation Gains an Improved Therapeutic Window Using directSTIM Directional Lead

May 28, 2014 10:25 am | by Aleva Neurotherapeutics | News | Comments

Aleva Neurotherapeutics, a company developing next-generation implants for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in major neurological indications such as Parkinson´s disease, today announced the publication of the results of an intraoperative study...

$30 Million 3D Printing Research Center Has Focus on Medical Implants

May 27, 2014 12:39 pm | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

In future, knee and bone implants customized to fit individual patients could be easily made using 3D printers. Medical devices and tissue printing are among the key research areas that Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is ramping up...

Understanding and Treating Networks of the Brain

May 27, 2014 10:49 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Work on DARPA’s Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS) program is set to begin with teams led by UC San Francisco (UCSF), and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The SUBNETS program seeks to reduce the severity...

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Photos of the Day: Treating Neuropsychological Illness in Vets

May 27, 2014 10:48 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

UCSF and MGH will oversee teams of physicians, engineers, and neuroscientists who are working together to develop advanced brain interfaces, computational models of neural activity, and clinical therapies for treating networks of the brain...

EuroPCR 2014 Examines Vascular Response and Long-Term Safety of Bioresorbable Scaffolds

May 22, 2014 3:19 pm | by EuroPCR | News | Comments

At EuroPCR 2014 yesterday, experts discussed the development in evidence for bioresorbable vascular scaffolds, which represent an era of vascular restoration in interventional cardiology. The available data were analyzed and participants...

Covidien Releases Two-Year Study Results Demonstrating Sustained Effectiveness of Drug-Coated Angioplasty Balloon Technology

May 22, 2014 2:19 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

Covidien’s Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon (Stellarex DCB) continues to be shown as safe and effective for treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to new 24-month data released today from the company’s ILLUMENATE...

EuroPCR 2014 Showcases Technological Advances in Complex Cardiovascular Interventions

May 22, 2014 2:07 pm | by European Society of Cardiology (ESC) | News | Comments

New technological advances, such as innovation in the field of cardiac pacing as seen in the area of leadless pacing, were discussed at a session jointly organized by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and the European Association...

Desires Lie in More Minimally Invasive and Accommodating Medical Devices

May 21, 2014 4:27 pm | by Jinny Lee, Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Advanced Technology, Edwards Lifesciences | Blogs | Comments

What is remarkable about medical technology today – that wasn’t the case 10 or 15 years ago – is that we are performing surgical procedures with minimal incisions or with catheter-based approaches, which promise a number of potential benefits...

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CoreValve System Demonstrates Positive Clinical Performance at Two Years in 'Real World' ADVANCE Study

May 21, 2014 2:19 pm | by Medtronic Inc. | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today revealed new data showing that patients treated with the CoreValve System experienced positive clinical outcomes in the rigorous "real world" Medtronic CoreValve ADVANCE Study. Presented at EuroPCR 2014, the transcatheter...

Strong Performance Data Reported for SYNERGY Stent System Trial

May 21, 2014 2:07 pm | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation reported positive three-year follow-up data for the EVOLVE clinical trial, comparing the safety and performance of the SYNERGY Everolimus-Eluting Bioabsorbable Polymer Platinum Chromium (PtCr) Coronary Stent...

Lotus Valve System Demonstrates Strong Performance and Safety Profile at Six Months

May 21, 2014 1:56 pm | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Further validating its advanced transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technology, the Boston Scientific Corporation Lotus Valve System continued to demonstrate impressive performance at six months, according to new data presented...

World’s Smallest, Fastest Nanomotor for Drug Delivery

May 21, 2014 11:04 am | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built the smallest, fastest and longest-running tiny synthetic motor to date. The team's nanomotor is an important step toward developing miniature...

Students Win $75K for Bacteria-Killing Catheter

May 21, 2014 10:50 am | by Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, University of Utah | News | Comments

After hearing his aunt, a primary care nurse, tell stories of catheters causing clotting and infections, University of Utah bioengineering student Nate Rhodes decided to come up with a solution. Along with a few classmates, he developed a...

3D Printing a Healthcare Revolution

May 20, 2014 2:22 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

3D printing is one of those truly disruptive technologies that comes along very rarely. It is remarkable how many different industry sectors it can touch and impact significantly. Healthcare is just one area where it is making a difference...

PCR Innovation Day Promotes Interaction Between Stakeholders in Cardiovascular Innovation

May 20, 2014 11:41 am | by EuroPCR | News | Comments

The first PCR Innovation Day focused on facilitating a constructive interaction between the key stakeholders—physicians, inventors, entrepreneurs, investors, start-ups, MedTech incubators, regulatory organisations and larger companies —in...

Medtronic Announces CE Mark and Launch of NC Euphora Coronary Balloon

May 20, 2014 10:26 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Continuing its commitment to bringing advanced and clinically relevant interventional technologies to market, Medtronic, Inc. has announced CE (Conformité Européene) mark and launch of the NC Euphora Noncompliant Balloon Dilatation Catheter...

Medtronic Settles Global Patent Litigation with Edwards Lifesciences

May 20, 2014 9:37 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. announced that it has reached a global patent settlement agreement with Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. Under the terms of the cross-license settlement agreement, the parties will dismiss all of the pending litigation matters...

Radiopaque Clad Wire

May 20, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Anomet Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Custom manufactured clad composite wire which is an effective alternative to solid wires with marker bands to improve the visibility of implantable devices is available from Anomet Products, Inc. of Shrewsbury, MA. Anomet Radiopaque Clad Wires allow...

Beaming Power to Medical Chips Deep Inside the Body

May 19, 2014 3:01 pm | by Tom Abate, Associate Director of Communications, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

A wireless system developed by Electrical Engineering Professor Ada Poon uses the same power as a cell phone to safely transmit energy to chips the size of a grain of rice, paving the way for new ‘electroceutical’ devices to treat illness...

ICD and CRT-D Patients Benefit from Home Telemonitoring

May 19, 2014 11:36 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

Home telemonitoring is equally effective in ICD and CRT-D patients, a subanalysis of the IN-TIME trial has shown. The findings were presented for the first time today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held 17-20 May in Athens, Greece...

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