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Minnesotans to Keynote Materials for Medical Devices Conference

Two leading Minnesota-based innovators in the field of medical implants will keynote the upcoming Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Conference , Aug. 10-12 at the Hilton Minneapolis. (Vocus) July 27, 2009 -- Two leading Minnesota-based innovators in the field...

Following CMS Cuts to Reimbursement for Medical Errors, New Devices Aimed at Reducing Nosocomial Infections Emerge

WALTHAM, Mass., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) cuts to reimbursement for hospital-acquired infections are resulting in adopti...

Multiple Advantages to Boost Deployment of Wireless and Handheld Devices in Healthcare, States Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare in Europe is increasingly becoming digitised and there is growing need to develop and deploy sophisticated information systems. However, the wireless technology that is transforming various areas of business today is yet to be fully explored by the healthc...

Materials and Processes for Medical Devices Event Brings Clinicians, Engineers, Designers Together

The only medical devices event that brings together materials scientists and engineers, metallurgists, product designers, researchers, and clinicians is coming to Minneapolis, Aug. 10-12. (Vocus) July 1, 2009 -- The only medical devices event that brings together materi...

Broncus Technologies' Exhale Stent and Other New Devices to Prompt Robust Growth In Emphysema Treatment Market, According to Millennium Research Group

WALTHAM, Mass., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the rise in the US prevalence of emphysema is prompting device firms to develop endoscopic devices used to diagnose or treat the condition. Curre...

White Paper Explains Package Validation Requirements For Medical Devices & Combinatory Products

AGAWAM, Mass., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Validation requirements and combination products pose a unique set of challenges to the medical device engineer. A new whitepaper from Microtest Laboratories discusses how an engineer can best to utilize packaging validation programs and discusses opti...

Humor, Mobile Devices Enhance a New Heart-Health Campaign for Hispanics

DALLAS, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's nothing funny about getting heart disease. But now humor is being used to help prevent it. A little humor and the latest technology are part of a new awareness campaign Pase La Voz - part of the American Heart Association's Conozca Su Coraz...

U.S. Market for Female Sterilization Devices to Grow 36% in 2009

Total U.S. Market for Women's Health Devices Worth $2.1 Billion in 2008 VANCOUVER, May 5 /PRNewswire/ - According to two market research reports by iData Research ( www.idataresearch.net ) - an international medical device, dental and pharmaceutical market research firm - the U.S. market for ...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Novel Investigational Notes and SSL Devices Featured in 15 Presentations at Sages

CincinNAti, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery today announced the company's novel, investigational* devices, including its NOTES Toolbox(TM), are featured in 15 studies being presented at the 2009 Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Annual Meeting. ...

Frost & Sullivan: End-to-End Integration of HD Devices in the Operating Room Ushers in a New Era in Disruptive Technology

Providing Real-Time Medicine and Collaboration among Healthcare Providers Medical Electronics 'An Art and a Science' MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Disruptive technologies, which refer to a product or service that revolutionizes screening, diagnostic, procedural, or med...

Consumer Group Releases New Study About Defective Heart Devices and Implants; Patients Arrive in DC Tomorrow

NEW YORK, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released today by the national consumer rights group Center for Justice & Democracy finds that medical devices for the heart have caused thousands of needless injuries and deaths, yet patients currently have no legal recourse against re...

KMSI Announces KMx Update That Provides eLearning, Knowledge Management and Collaboration Tools for Apple iPhone and Other Mobile Devices

Knowledge Management Solutions, Inc. (KMSI) a leader in Web-Based Training and eLearning Technologies announced eLearning, Knowledge Management and Collaboration Tools for Apple iPhone and Microsoft Windows CE devices. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March 30, 2009 -- Knowledge M...

New Cardiovascular and Orthopaedic Content Pushes Materials for Medical Devices Database to Milestone

The first peer-reviewed materials database to support medical device design has reached a significant milestone, now providing a total of 22,000 datasheets and literature references for 10,661 cardiovascular and orthopedic devices, 380 materials and 945 specific material grades. ...

Materials for Medical Devices Database Reaches Milestone

The first peer-reviewed materials database to support medical device design has reached a significant milestone, now providing a total of 22,000 datasheets and literature references, 215 materials and 634 specific material grades. (Vocus) March 17, 2009 -- The first pee...

Insulin Pens and Growing Diabetic Community Increase Market for Insulin Delivery Devices in Europe, Says Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- While insulin syringes are the oldest delivery method available, they are currently experiencing a decline in use in Europe. Several factors have contributed to this trend, the most important being the high acceptance and popularity of insulin pens. (Logo: h...

BridgePoint Medical Completes First U.S. Clinical Case Using CrossBoss and Stingray Devices in CTO Angioplasty Procedure

MINNEAPOLIS, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- BridgePoint Medical, Inc.(TM), a leading medical technology company focused on the treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, has completed the first human clinical case in the United States using its CrossBoss(TM) CTO Catheter and Stingray(TM) CTO...

Palomar Medical to Debut New Devices and a More Powerful Platform at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting

BURLINGTON, Mass., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PMTI ), a leading researcher and developer of light-based systems for cosmetic treatments, announced today that it will unveil four new devices -- the XD Optic(TM), the GROOVE Optic(TM), LuxPowR(TM) ...

Latin American Market for Hernia Repair Devices Achieving Double-Digit Growth

Interest in Premium-Priced Nonadhesive Ventral Hernia Meshes Climbs in Latin America, According to Millennium Research Group WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group's (MRG's) new Latin American Markets for Hernia Repair Devices 2009 report, growing...

Inviro Medical Devices Is Awarded a Three Year Contract with Leading GPO Novation

Inviro's Unique Infection Control Products Will Now Be Available to a Wider Medical Market through Nation's Largest GPO Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 12, 2009 -- Inviro Medical Devices, an industry leader in infection control products, has recently been awarded a three-y...

Analog Devices Healthcare Team Participates in MIT Forum on Medical Device Industry : ADI's healthcare technology experts Patrick O'Doherty and Tom O'Dwyer offer insights on trends impacting next-generation medical electronic systems.

Healthcare technology experts from Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) took part in the MIT Next-Generation Medical Electronic Systems Forum held December 4-5, 2008, in Cambridge, Mass. Analog Devices Healthcare Segment Director Patrick O’Doherty spoke about healthcare market segmentation and trends...

Analog Devices Healthcare Director Delivers Speech on Role of Analog Semiconductors in Next-Generation Portable Medical Equipment : ADI's Pat O'Doherty is a featured speaker at electronica 2008.

During his speech today at electronica 2008, Pat O’Doherty, healthcare segment director for Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), spotlighted how sophisticated healthcare semiconductor technology is paving the way for the development of increasingly smaller and more powerful medical devices for use i...

Lumenis(R) Introduces Four New Products & Delivery Devices at the 2008 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia USA

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumenis(R) Ltd. a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of laser, light-based and radiofrequency devices for ophthalmic, surgical and aesthetic applications, announced today that it will introduce four new ophthalmic lasers and delivery devices...

InHealth awards grants to study impact of medical diagnostics and devices on patients, health care

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Institute for Health Technology Studies (InHealth) has awarded $1.7 million in grants over the next two years to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, Medical College of Georgia, Tufts University and the University of Houston. The funding allow...

New Vascular Access Medical Devices Launched by Navilyst Medical

Navilyst Medical, the manufacturer and global marketer of vascular access and fluid management medical devices, has launched new products just four weeks after the company's introduction of its new corporate brand following the previously announced divestiture from Boston Scientific. They are: 1...

Medical Devices Get Most Funding in Slow Stretch for VC: Mid-Year Results from Healthcare Corporate Finance News

Mid-year results reveal that the last time the health care venture capital market experienced such a slow six-month stretch was the second half of 2005. During the six months ended June 30, 2008, based on deals with disclosed prices of $1 million or more, 208 health care venture capital deals wer...

Radio-Wave Devices May Play Havoc With Medical Equipment

In lab setting, they caused some machines to turn off, others to malfunction TUESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Those magic little devices that allow you to enter your hotel room or pay a toll electronically could interfere with the operation of critical medical equipment in a hospi...

Tomorrow's care today: Lumax 540 cardiac devices launched at Cardiostim

NICE, France, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - The new Lumax 540 technologies together with BIOTRONIK Home Monitoring(R) offer remote, wireless advanced patient management that provides daily protection for patients with life-threatening arrhythmias. BIOTRONIK GmbH & Co KG, the pioneer in wireles...

Johnson & Johnson Reviews Growth Strategies for Medical Devices & Diagnostics and Consumer Businesses

Robust Pipelines Across Seven MD&D Franchises Poised to Deliver Innovation and Growth Consumer Leadership Positions Built on Superior Science and Technology NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Johnson & Johnson is reviewing its Medical Devices ...

Johnson & Johnson to Host Medical Devices & Diagnostics and Consumer Business Review

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Johnson & Johnson will host an all-day review of its Medical Devices & Diagnostics businesses, as well as an update on its Consumer businesses, for the investment community beginning at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday, June 5, 2008, at...

Boston Scientific Announces FDA Approval for New Devices to Treat Heart Failure and Sudden Cardiac Death

COGNIS(TM) CRT-D and TELIGEN(TM) ICD represent entirely new platforms NATICK, Mass., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its COGNIS(TM) cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator ...

Penn study finds elderly heart patients with ICD devices live longer after heart failure

WASHINGTON, D.C. Elderly patients diagnosed with congestive heart failure who receive implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death live longer than those that do not, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvanias School of Medicine. ...

New Patient Monitoring Devices Handle More Than Just Vital Signs

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- An aging population and a shortage of healthcare workers have driven the development of systems that can monitor patients remotely, process data, and even alert a healthcare worker if there is a problem. These new generation patient monitoring (PM) systems ear...

New research for mechanical support devices in pediatrics to be released at ISHLT

BOSTON, MA, April 9, 2008 New devices and research for mechanical circulatory support in pediatrics from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Pediatric Circulatory Support Program will be discussed at the International Society for Heart and Lun...

QED International Associates Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Cardio Devices Index (As Revised)

NEW YORK, April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- QED International Associates, Inc., administrator for the HealthShares(TM) Indexes, a series of 20 underlying indexes for the HealthShares(TM) Exchange-Traded Funds, today announced that effective at the opening of trading on Monday April 7, 2008, Masimo...

QED International Associates Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Cardio Devices Index

NEW YORK, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- QED International Associates Inc., administrator for the HealthShares(TM) Indexes, a series of 20 underlying indexes for the HealthShares(TM) Exchange-Traded Funds, today announced that effective at the opening of trading on Monday April 7, 2008, BARCO (...

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Involved in Projects To Develop Nation's First Heart Assist Devices for Young Children

Heart Center experts helping to develop first implantable and external pediatric heart pumps PITTSBURGH, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC -- a national leader in the use of lifesaving ventricular assist devices (VADs) for children...

iPods and similar devices found not to affect pacemaker function

Last May, a widely reported study concluded that errant electronic noise from iPods can cause implantable cardiac pacemakers to malfunction. This just didnt sound right to the cardiac electrophysiologists at Childrens Hospital Boston, whove seen hundreds of children, teens and young adults with he...

Implantable medical devices may expose patients to security, privacy risks; solutions suggested

Some medical devices such as implantable cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers are now equipped with wireless technology, allowing for remote device checks and freeing patients from repeated doctor visits. But this convenience may come with unanticipated risks. A team of researchers from three lea...

Accuray's CyberKnife System Receives 2008 North American Medical Devices Product of the Year Award From Frost & Sullivan

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the company received the 2008 North American Medical Devices Product of the Year award, from global growth consulting company Frost & ...

Boston Scientific Announces First European Implants of New Devices to Treat Heart Failure and Sudden Cardiac Death

NATICK, Mass., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced the first European implants of its COGNIS(TM) cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) and TELIGEN(TM) implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Physicians began perf...
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