| Medical Kit Company Sues Triad
Triad Group, the Hartland medical products firm that has faced recent product recalls and a plant shutdown, is being sued by a client that says Triad's alcohol wipes and other items were unsafe for use in medical facilities. It's the latest allegation against Triad, whose products are made by a sister company, H&P Industries Inc. Read More
| From the MED Blog at MedicalElectronicsDesign.com
Circuit Design Helps Researchers Develop Synthetic Synapse
If you've ever found yourself pining for a brain a la Ray Bolger, then this news will probably get your legs a-wobblin': engineering researchers at the University of Southern California have fabricated a synthetic synapse using circuit design and carbon nanotubes. What's more, the synapse functioned like a real live neuron when tested. Read More
| Boston Scientific Announces FDA Approval and U.S. Launch of ION Platinum Chromium Stent System
Boston Scientific Corporation announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and launch of the ION Paclitaxel-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the Company's third-generation drug-eluting stent technology. The ION Stent System incorporates a unique platinum chromium (PtCr) alloy designed specifically for coronary stenting. Read More
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| From MPMN’s Medtech Pulse Blog at Qmed.com
Printable Conductive Ink Dispenses with Sintering Step
In a previous Medtech Pulse blog, we reported on a direct-write process for printing electrodes on a polyphenylsulfone spinal-therapy devices. Now, a team of scientists under Shlomo Magdassi from the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem reports that it has developed a conductive ink for printing electronics that does not require a post-printing sintering step. Read More
| New Electronic Vascular Stethoscope Offers Early Detection of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases
A new electronic stethoscope manufactured by Protron Technologies is poised to make an impact in the detection of aneurysms and other vascular problems. The Stethotron electronic stethoscope and vascular pathologic detector is a new, non-invasive, FDA-approved medical device capable of detecting vascular turbulence. Read More
| First Patient Enrolled in Gore Early TIPS for Ascites Study
W. L. Gore & Associates reported the first patient enrolled in the Gore Early TIPS for Ascites Study. The patient was treated at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. The objective of this multi-center clinical study is to evaluate whether the TIPS procedure with the GORE VIATORR TIPS Endoprosthesis improves transplant-free survival when compared to large volume paracentesis in patients with cirrhosis of the liver and difficult to treat ascites. Read More
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| From MDDI’s DeviceTalk Blog at mddionline.com
Book (and class) cover product reliability
It’s not often that I do book reviews. However, a book crossed my desk that has some extra appeal. Written by Mike Silverman, the book is called “How Reliable is Your Product?” The reason this book caught my attention was the familiar name associated with it. I’m involved in the MD&M East event (June 6-9 in New York City) and one of the classes I’ve penciled into my calendar is called Medical Device Reliability Testing, presented by none other than Mike Silverman. Read More
| Alternative Going Mainstream? Biotechs Find Funding Options
If the latest economic downturn has taught anything at all, it's that there will always be more than one way to fund a biotech company. Whether a firm is just starting out, armed with a newly in-licensed compound or promising science, or has been around for several years and edging closer to market, finding adequate funding sources takes a bit more digging than it used to. Read More
| UCSF Team Takes Second Place for 'Smart' Diaphragm Device in National Innovation Competition
A collaborative UCSF project aimed at reducing premature births has received a Wireless Innovation Award from the Vodafone Foundation, placing second in a national competition for innovative projects to help solve critical social issues worldwide. The award provides the UCSF team $250,000 over two years in seed funding for a device known as the SMART Diaphragm, which monitors early signs of pre-term labor and sends a wireless alert to the patient's physician. Read More
| Philips and Corindus Join Forces in Advanced Robotic-Assisted Systems for Interventional Cardiology
Royal Philips Electronics and Corindus Inc. announced an alliance agreement to add Corindus' robotic-assisted system for the minimally invasive treatment of obstructed coronary arteries to Philips' interventional cardiology solutions. As part of the alliance agreement, Philips has acquired a minority stake in Corindus. Read More
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