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Patton Medical Devices Partners With Unomedical to Develop and Market the i-port Advance(TM) Injection Port for People Taking Multiple Daily Injections

AUSTIN, Texas, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Patton Medical Devices, manufacturer of the i-port(R) and a leader of injection port therapy, announced today that they have entered into a partnership agreement with Unomedical, a leading manufacturer of single use medical devices used in th...

Hospira Announces New Contract With MedAssets for Intravenous Solutions, Renewal of Infusion Devices Agreement

LAKE FOREST, Ill., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP ), a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, today announced agreements with MedAssets on intravenous (I.V.) solutions and gravity I.V. equipment, and a renewal of its agreement for infusion de...

HealthCore Responds to Need for Real-world Health Outcomes Information on Drugs and Devices with Physician Network and Prospective Effectiveness Research

WILMINGTON, Del., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthCore, Inc. is developing the Integrated Research Network (IRN(SM)) - a collaborative community of practicing physicians who participate in real-world prospective effectiveness research - in response to increasing need from industry and government to u...

Boston Scientific to Donate Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices to Heartbeat International for Implantation in Needy Patients

NATICK, Mass., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced that it has agreed to donate Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) devices, including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices to Heartbea...

New security and medical sensor devices made possible by metallic nanostructures

Scientists have designed tiny new sensor structures that could be used in novel security devices to detect poisons and explosives, or in highly sensitive medical sensors, according to research published tomorrow (8 April) in Nano Letters . The new 'nanosensors', which are based on a fundament...

ProCure Signs Agreement with .decimal, Inc. to Purchase Patient-Specific Devices for Its Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City

SANFORD, Fla., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- .decimal, Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement with ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc. to supply patient-specific devices for its proton therapy facility in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090203/...

Self-powered devices possible, says Texas A&M researcher

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 1, 2008 Imagine a self-powering cell phone that never needs to be charged because it converts sound waves produced by the user into the energy it needs to keep running. It's not as far-fetched as it may seem thanks to the recent work of Tahir Cagin, a professor in the...

New research expected to improve laser devices and make photovoltaics more efficient

University of Chicago scientists have induced electrons in the nanocrystals of semiconductors to cool more slowly by forcing them into a smaller volume. This has the potential to improve satellite communications and the generation of solar power. "Slowing down the cooling of these electronsin th...

Wireless Devices May Be at Fault for Certain Health Risks

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, a part of the scientific community has been raising awareness on the potential health hazards of electromagnetic fields(1). Interphone, the largest international epidemiology study ever conducted over cell phone use, is showing disturbi...

Schiller AG Adopts Masimo Rainbow SET as Their Technology Platform of Choice for Patient Monitoring Devices Worldwide

IRVINE, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, today announced an agreement with Switzerland-based Schiller, a leading European manufacturer and supplier of electrocardiogr...

IBF/LifeScience Alley MedTech Investing Conference Adds Ashley Boam, Acting Deputy Director for Science and Review Policy, Office of Device Evaluation, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA

Boam to address venture capitalists and venture-backed companies on the present and future FDA regulation of medical devices ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn., and Massapequa, N.Y., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Conference organizer International Business Forum (IBF) and LifeScience Alley, a Minneapol...

Energy Conversion Devices and United Solar Ovonic Enter Into New $55 Million Secured Credit Facility Agreements

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) (Nasdaq: ENER ) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiaries, United Solar Ovonic LLC and United Solar Ovonic Corporation, have entered into a new secured revolving credit facility, with an ag...

Supportive devices or unnecessary surveillance?

In the near future, every manufactured product our clothes, money, appliances, the paint on our walls, the carpets on our floors, our cars will be embedded with intelligence, networks of tiny sensors and actuators, which some have termed smart dust or an Internet of Things. The world of ambient ...

Seahorse Bioscience Appoints Former Molecular Devices Executive Dr. Joseph D. Keegan to Board of Directors

New Board Member Brings Life Sciences Tools Experience to the Leader in Cellular Bioenergetic Profiling N. BILLERICA, Mass., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Seahorse Bioscience, the leading provider of tools for real-time measurement of cellular bioenergetics in microplates, announc...

SkyeTek to Present Webinar on Transforming the Management of Medical Devices & Supplies with Embedded RFID

Webinar to Highlight Applications in Inventory Management, Disposables Authentication and Patient Management WESTMINSTER, Colo., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: This presentation identifies key challenges facing manufacturers of medical devices and supplies and expl...

Carbon nanotubes to be replaced by MoSIx nanowires in high-tech devices says new study

Carbon nanotubes have long been touted as the wonder material of the future. Applications cited for carbon nanotubes range from super fast computers and ultra small electronics through to materials that are lightweight yet super strong and tougher than diamond. Several techniques have been dev...

ASU researchers improve memory devices using nanotech

TEMPE, Ariz. Arizona State Universitys Center for Applied Nanoionics (CANi) has a new take on old memory, one that promises to boost the performance, capacity and battery life of consumer electronics from digital cameras to laptops. Best of all, it is cheap, made from common materials and compati...

Doping technique brings nanomechanical devices into the semiconductor world

MADISON - With the help of a device capable of depositing metals an atom at a time in the materials used in computer chips, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has successfully blended modern semiconductor technology and nanomachines. The work, reported this week (Sept. 26) in t...

PROTOMED SA Chooses HyperWorks to Simulate Implantable Medical Devices

TROY, Mich. and MARSEILLE, France, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empower client innovation and decision-making, and PROTOMED SA announced today that PROTOMED SA has chosen Altair Engineer...

Unexpectedly long-range effects in advanced magnetic devices

A tiny grid pattern has led materials scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Institute of Solid State Physics in Russia to an unexpected findingthe surprisingly strong and long-range effects of certain electromagnetic nanostructures used in data storage. Th...

B. Braun Medical Inc. Recognized by Industry for Manufacturing Influential Medical Devices

Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry Magazine's 30 Years, 30 Devices Special Issue Commends B. Braun BETHLEHEM, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry has recognized three medical devices manufactured by B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun), a leader in infusio...

Alpine Biomed Opens New Manufacturing Facility to Support Demand for Specialty Diagnostic Devices

Diagnostic Device Company Doubles Manufacturing Capacity; Expands Global Reach with Vietnam Facility FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpine Biomed Corporation, a global leader in specialty diagnostic devices, announced today that it has doubled its manufacturing capacity ...

MIT virus battery could power cars, electronic devices

CAMBRIDGE, Mass--For the first time, MIT researchers have shown they can genetically engineer viruses to build both the positively and negatively charged ends of a lithium-ion battery. The new virus-produced batteries have the same energy capacity and power performance as state-of-the-art recha...

MIT uses nano-origami to build tiny electronic devices

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Folding paper into shapes such as a crane or a butterfly is challenging enough for most people. Now imagine trying to fold something that's about a hundred times thinner than a human hair and then putting it to use as an electronic device. A team of researchers led by George ...

US District Court Enters Final Judgment in Favor of Smith & Nephew; Permanent Injunction Prohibits Arthrex Inc. From Selling Infringing Medical Devices

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A US District Court judge in Oregon yesterday ruled that it granted an injunction in favor of Smith & Nephew's (NYSE: SNN ; LSE: SN) Endoscopy Division. This injunction prohibits privately held Arthrex Inc. of Naples, Fla., from manufacturin...

District Court Sides with Smith & Nephew; Rules that It will Issue Injunction that will Prohibit Arthrex Inc. from Selling Infringing Medical Devices

ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A US District Court judge in Oregon yesterday ruled that it will grant Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN) Endoscopy's request for an injunction that will prohibit privately held Arthrex Inc. of Naples, Fla., from manufacturing or selling medic...

Masimo Announces Desaturation Index 3D Alarm as Standard Feature in All Radical-7 Pulse CO-Oximetry Devices

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Measure-Through-Motion-and-Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, today announced that all customers purchasing the Masimo Radical-7, the company's flagship product, will now receive Desat In...

Physicists tweak quantum force, reducing barrier to tiny devices

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Cymbals don't clash of their own accord in our world, anyway. But the quantum world is bizarrely different. Two metal plates, placed almost infinitesimally close together, spontaneously attract each other. What seems like magic is known as the Casimir force, and it has be...

Research helps understand factors that influence efficiency of organic-based devices

Organic-based devices, such as organic light-emitting diodes, require a transparent conductive layer with a high work function, meaning it promotes injection of electron holes into an organic layer to produce more light. Research presented on July 8 at the International Conference on Science a...

Directed self-ordering of organic molecules for electronic devices

A simple surface treatment technique demonstrated by a collaboration between researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Penn State and the University of Kentucky potentially offers a low-cost way to mass produce large arrays of organic electronic transistors on polym...

Microfabrica Introduces Set of Miniature 'Building Blocks' for Minimally-Invasive Medical Devices

1-mm turbine, miniaturized 'car jack', and micro-chainmail demonstrate the company's ultra-precision EFAB manufacturing technology VAN NUYS, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfabrica Inc. will introduce at Medical Design & Manufacturing West a set of highly-miniaturized 'building bloc...

Nanofabrication method paves way for new optical devices

EVANSTON, Ill. --- An innovative and inexpensive way of making nanomaterials on a large scale has resulted in novel forms of advanced materials that pave the way for exceptional and unexpected optical properties. The new fabrication technique, known as soft lithography, offers many significant adv...

Researchers improve ability to write and store information on electronic devices

New research led by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory physicist Matthias Bode provides a more thorough understanding of new mechanisms, which makes it possible to switch a magnetic nanoparticle without any magnetic field and may enable computers to more accurately write a...

Microchip Biotechnologies, Inc. Secures Exclusive License to Use New University of Alberta Technology for Developing Microfluidic Devices

DUBLIN, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Microchip Biotechnologies, Inc. (MBI) and TEC Edmonton have entered into an exclusive patent license agreement that allows MBI to commercialize a University of Alberta invention that can improve the development of lab-on-a-chip devices and biosampling pr...

Medical Technologies and Devices Symposium

MADISON, WIThe Wisconsin Department of Commerce has announced that it is producing the Wisconsin Intellectual Capital in Medical Technologies and Device Symposium on Thursday, September 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Country Inn, 2810 Golf Road, in Pewaukee. Wisconsins medical device an...

Students will show off biomedical devices to professors and investors

A previous Biomedical Engineering Expo. This year, 20 teams will present. Photo courtesy of UW-Madison. Madison, Wis. Students at the University of Wisconsin's biomedical engineering department will have a chance to bring a semesters worth of work into the spotlight on Friday at the Biomedi...

RFID medical devices - Opportunities and challenges

June's column on information technology opportunities noted that the FDA sees radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as critical for the long-term safety and integrity of the U.S. drug supply. RFID allows pharmaceutical packages to be tracked, traced and authenticated throughout the c...

TomoTherapy to sell medical devices in India

Madison, Wis. - TomoTherapy executives have talked about their interest in expanding geographically, and now their plans are bearing fruit. The Madison-based medical technology company has announced that it is partnering with Kirloskar Theratronics, Ltd . to distribute its TomoTherapy Hi-A...

Measurement of proteasome inhibition in live cells in Molecular Devices microplate fluorometers

Evelyn McGown, Ph.D., Jinfang Liao, M.D., Ph.D., Molecular Devices Corporation, 1311 Orleans Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089 and Olivier Dery, BD Biosciences Clontech, Palo Alto, CA. INTRODUCTION Proteins inside eukaryotic cells exist in a dynamic state, in a highl...

With Larger Storage Capacity Comes Smaller Devices

Cornice Inc. has a new device that holds 33% more data than the previous product generation. Just six months after the June 2003 launch of the 1.5 GB Cornice Storage Element (SE), Cornice Inc. , has introduced the 2.0-gigabyte Cornice Storage Element. These storage devices are used in consum...
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