Medical Devices News - Page 3

Page 3 of Medical Devices News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Whistleblower Scientist Accuses British Medical Journal of Institutional Research Misconduct

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. David Lewis, internationally known whistleblower and respected expert on institutional fraud, released a report today calling for a formal investigation into the practices of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), and specifically into the actions of its editor, Dr. Fiona Godlee, and Brian Deer, a reporter she hired to write a series of articles which appeared in the journal beginning on January 4, 2011.

California Study Underscores Value of Mental Health Screening

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 12, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M3 congratulates David Grant PhD and his team at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research for their landmark November 2011 study outlining California’s unmet Mental Health needs. Consistent with an earlier nationwide survey, this new study found that only half of Californians with mental illness receive treatment, while just one in four receives adequate treatment.

Reaction Biology Corporation Unveils Largest Kinase Profiling Data Set in Nature Biotechnology Publication

MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 31, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reaction Biology Corporation (‘RBC’) today announced the publication in Nature Biotechnology, of the largest kinase profiling data set in the public domain, disclosing previously unknown kinase inhibition relationships. The data set was compiled from over 100,000 independent activity assays performed with RBC’s proprietary HotSpot(SM) technology.

RoweBots Transforms Medical Equipment Design – Unison Ultra Tiny Linux Supports Xilinx FPGA Microblaze Softcore

WATERLOO, Canada, Oct. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RoweBots Inc., the leading supplier of tiny embedded Linux-compatible real-time operating systems (RTOS) products, today announced that the Unison(TM) Operating System (OS) is a core component in a variety of medical equipment. The Unison OS controls operating room equipment, intelligent eyewear and other advanced medical devices for the home, physician’s offices and hospitals.

TeDan Surgical Innovations Launches Website

HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 15, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TeDan Surgical Innovations is proud to announce the launch of its redesigned website. The new website provides detailed product information on all of TeDan’s surgical retractors and corresponding instrumentation. Site visitors can access over 2,000 TeDan product pages using new navigational tools at tedansurgical.com.

Jiggy’s Pipes – a New Business within the MMJ Community with a Sense of Humor and Fun

DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the many ups and downs in the economy lately, it seems unusual to hear about a new business emerging strong – yet in Denver, Colorado, the timing seems to be just right for Jiggy’s Pipes. With the emergence of the Medical Marijuana Dispensary rush that has been going on for some time now in Colorado, the focus in the news has been the legal, tax, and other ramifications this new industry would bring.

TCL Introduces its Low Cost, Health Care Listed TV System

ELKHART, Ind. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TCL picks DEHCO Commercial to distribute its line of LCD TVs to the health care industry. Dehco Commercial has combined their HC20 technology with LCD TV’s made by TCL. The result is a pillow-speaker-ready (Intertek listed) TV system priced 30 to 40 percent below what is typically spent on health care TVs.

Social Entrepreneur Competition Runner-Up, DesignWise Medical Adds Four Board Members

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DesignWise Medical, a nonprofit pediatric medical device organization and recent runner-up in the Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs Cup competition, announced today that it has added four new members to its board of directors. With the addition of Gwenyth Fischer MD, James Davenport, Al Emola and Phil Kading, the DesignWise Medical board has grown to nine members, joining current board members Jodi Raus, Jim Hartman, Ann Johnson, Tom McGoldrick and Brad Slaker.

Laboratory Supply Distributors Corp. Announces the Multi-Tier Micro Plate System

VINELAND, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Designed for analytical research and clinical diagnostic testing, Laboratory Supply Distributors Corp. announces the 96-Well Multi-Tier™ Micro Plate System. Its unique, patented design allows for more flexibility and ease of use.

Orsini Healthcare Launches Redesigned Website

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Orsini Healthcare is proud to announce the launch of their completely redesigned corporate website, orsinihealthcare.com. The redeveloped site offers a fresh new look with significant improvements in navigation and comprehensive descriptions about Orsini Healthcare’s multiple service offerings.

SimplyHome to Unveil One-of-A-Kind Product at 2011 Aging in America Conference

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SimplyHome will announce the launch of its new product line at the Aging in America Conference in San Francisco, April 26-30 – the SimplyHome System. ‘Our SimplyHome System is the first system designed and engineered with built-in cell communication to meet the needs of the aging and disabled population,’ says CEO Allen Ray.

Growing Pediatric Device Nonprofit DesignWise Medical Adds Three Board Members

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DesignWise Medical, a growing nonprofit pediatric medical device organization, announced today that it has added three new members to its board. With the addition of Tom McGoldrick, Ann Johnson and Jim Hartman, the DesignWise Medical Board of Directors has grown to six members, joining current board members, Jodi Raus, Alec Johnson and Brad Slaker.

Patient Air Transfer System Manufacturer Announces New Variable Flow Air Supply

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HoverTech International Inc., the leading manufacturer of lateral patient air transfer systems today announced the introduction of their new Model HTAIR 1200 Air Supply to be used in conjunction with the HoverMatt Air Transfer System for safe patient handling.

The Thermal Angel Blood Warmer – Not Just for the Military Anymore

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Estill Medical Technologies, Inc., the creator of the Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer, announced this week its plans to distribute its fluid warming product line through Progressive Medical International (PMI).

Children’s Non-Profit DesignWise Medical Reaches Milestone by Filing its First Patent

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DesignWise Medical, a nonprofit pediatric device organization, announced today that it has applied for its first patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Formal application was prepared in cooperation with the William Mitchell School of Law Intellectual Property Clinic.

Thermal Angel Blood Warmer Company Recruits Former Air Force Surgeon General to Sit on Medical Advisory Board

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Estill Medical Technologies, Inc., the creator of the Thermal Angel Blood Warmer, announced this week that Paul K. Carlton, Jr., M.D., Lt. General, USAF (Ret) has joined its advisory board. The Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer is a patented medical device that is being used by U.S. hospitals and military and emergency responders around the globe.

Business and Decision North America Announces The Successful Go-Live of Microsoft Dynamics AX at DeVilbiss Healthcare, A Global Medical Device Company

WAYNE, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DeVilbiss Healthcare, world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of medical products for the respiratory needs of patients in institutional and homecare settings, has selected Business and Decision, International Consultant and Systems Integrator, following a thorough selection process, to ensure the successful implementation of its Microsoft Dynamics AX solution.

MMDI Named Among ‘Top 50 Companies to Watch’ in the Medical Device Industry by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Magazine (MD+DI)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that it has been named as one of the ‘Top 50 Companies to Watch’ in the medical device industry by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) magazine. MMDI was chosen because of its ability to achieve success and also for its ability to manufacture products that have the potential to revolutionize care practices.

Tumor-targeted Rexin-G Prolongs Survival in Gemcitabine-resistant Metastatic Pancreas Cancer in Advanced Phase I and II Studies (ASCO 2010)

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announces the results of the clinical study entitled ‘Phase I and II Studies of Intravenous Rexin-G as Monotherapy for Gemcitabine-resistant Metastatic Pancreas Cancer’ at the ASCO Annual Meeting on June 6, 2010. The presentation will be discussed by Dr. Howard W. Bruckner, Bruckner Oncology, New York, NY.

ContinuLink Health Technologies, A Leader in Web-based Home Care Software Announces Integration with Cardiocom

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ContinuLink, a leader in Web-based home care software has announced that it has entered into a business development relationship with Cardiocom to provide a two way interface between Cardiocom’s Omnivisor Pro software application and the Web-based ContinuLink application. Cardiocom is a developer, manufacturer and clinical service provider of award-winning telehealth solutions.

CoreObjects Receives Project Management Institute’s ‘Excellence Award’ for Diabetes Contribution

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CoreObjects is proud to announce the achievement of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) ‘Excellence Award’ for their role in helping launch a product that enhances the quality of life for patients suffering from diabetes. CoreObjects and their customer Piramal Healthcare shared PMI’s ‘Project Management Excellence Award’ for their management of the concept and development of the HbA1c Blood Sugar Analysis device, designed for diabetes patients.

Online Screener to Offer Help for Millions Suffering from Any of Four Common Psychiatric Illnesses

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A one-page online checklist that can be completed in a few minutes accurately indicates whether a patient may have any of four major mental health conditions, according to a study to be published in the March/April 2010 issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. The free, Web-based screener, developed by M-3 Information, is available on-line. The M-3 Checklist is private, simple to use, and does not require any personal information to be divulged.

Compelling Clinical Data Proves VitalStim Therapy Offers Relief from Dysphagia and Swallowing Difficulty

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VitalStim(R) Therapy is a patented-therapy process and equipment system developed specifically to treat dysphagia and patients with difficulty swallowing. And, it’s safe and effective. Developed by Marcy L. Freed, MA, CCC-SLP, in response to reports that approximately 15 million Americans live with dysphagia, VitalStim Therapy is a non-invasive, external electrical stimulation therapy cleared to market, in December 2002, by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Nuclear Medicine Leader Dr. M. Donald Blaufox Leads Cell Point Cancer Diagnostic Phase 2/3 Trial

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cell>Point announced today that M. Donald Blaufox, M.D., Ph.D, will be coordinating principal investigator for its Phase 2/3 clinical trial of 99mTc-EC-G for cancer diagnostic imaging. The trial is currently underway. 99mTc-EC-G is the company’s cancer diagnostic imaging agent, an acronym for 99mTechnetium-EthylenediCysteine-Glucosamine.

CityMade Logistics to Sell, Market and Distribute Celox OTC Blood Clotting Products

BUFFALO, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.K. Medical products manufacturer MedTrade Products Ltd. has selected CityMade Logistics to manage the sales, marketing and distribution of Celox™ blood clotting products throughout the U.S. and Canada. The 10-year-old Buffalo-based company will provide these services through CityMade Logistics – CityMade’s eCommerce, Fulfillment and Logistics division.

MMDI Announces Agreement with Novation to Supply the Rebound HRD

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that it has been awarded an agreement under Novation’s ‘New Medical Technology’ program to supply its Rebound HRD and Rebound HRD V (hernia repair devices) to their alliance members, which includes: acute hospitals and systems, academic medical centers and ambulatory care facilities. The Rebound HRD® and HRD V are intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects where weakness exists.

MMDI’s Rebound HRD V Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to its new Rebound HRD V (Hernia Repair Device). The Rebound HRD V is intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects where weakness exists and where the support of a nonabsorbable material is preferred.

New Medical Device: Swine Flu Could Be Detected in 15 Minutes

AURORA, Colo., April 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A Colorado company has created a disposable medical device that can – in 15 minutes – detect the presence of disease in a single drop of body fluid. ‘We have developed a device that can address major pandemics, like the swine flu one that’s threatening to emerge,’ said Beacon Biotechnology CEO, Fred Mitchell. ‘It could be used at airports, border crossings and at makeshift clinics designed to quarantine people infected with the disease.’

Thermal Angel Supports Infection Control during the Golden Hour

DALLAS, Texas, April 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Estill Medical Technologies, Inc., the industry leader in portable blood and IV fluid warming therapy, announces the expansion of its Thermal Angel sales and marketing efforts. The Thermal Angel reduces the chance of mortality by quickly controlling core body temperature and infection risk.

Study Finds Lifeclinic Self-Testing Health Stations in Workplace Help Reduce Hypertension and Obesity

BURTONSVILLE, Md., Feb. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new study finds that Lifeclinic automated self-testing health stations in the workplace are a valuable tool for employees and employers in the management of hypertension and obesity. Results of the study appear in the January 2009 issue of Postgraduate Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal.

While Most Companies and Industries Struggled in 2008, LifeModeler, Inc. Used Unique Products to Post Aggressive Business Gains in All Areas

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To say that LifeModeler, Inc. (LMI) bucked the prevailing trend and posted a series of successes in 2008 that are providing a platform for even greater accomplishments this year, wouldn’t quite be telling the whole story. This past year will actually be considered the most formative for the young company, as it literally expanded its presence in every category-from revenue and customer growth, to staff enhancement, to university teaching programs, and even to helping put men on Mars.

USPTO Issues a Notice of Allowance for MMDI’s BetaWire(TM) Guidewire Patent

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for the company’s BetaWire(TM) guidewire technology. The BetaWire(TM) is a super-torque interventional guidewire manufactured from a Beta Titanium alloy. Guidewires are thin, flexible wires that are used to facilitate the placement of balloon catheters and other diagnostic and therapeutic devices.

Shortness of Breath? Stronger Lungs for Better Breathing (100-percent Drug Free)

MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Expand-A-Lung(TM) Breathing Resistance Exerciser from Expand-A-Lung, Inc. was selected the #1 choice of the L.A. Times for breathing fitness training. Jorge Brouwer, inventor of the most compact (4-inches) breathing exerciser, manufactures and markets the easy to use Expand-A-Lung.

Digital Hearing Aids Correct Hearing Loss and Prevent Job Loss

CORNELIUS, N.C., Oct. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the uncertainty in today’s economy, job loss is a valid concern for everyone. And, for anyone struggling with a hearing impairment, the purchase of a modern digital hearing aid could preserve their career as well as their ability to hear; HearPod’s hearing aids can help.

MMDI’s Rebound HRD(R) Receives Separate Reimbursement Procedure Coding for Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have agreed to create seven new ICD-9-CM reimbursement procedure codes for its new Rebound HRD (Hernia Repair Device). The new coding will become effective October 1, 2008. The Rebound HRD was recently FDA 510(k) cleared and is intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects.

Launch of HealixTecc(TM): Engineered Orthotics for Professionals

WHIPPANY, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Poly-Gel Inc., along with its consulting and business development partner, Salesreach LLC, announces the launch of HealixTecc: Engineered Orthotics for Professionals. The HealixTecc line consists of a collection of four lightweight, breathable foot beds, shock absorbing heel cups and wedges, adhesive gel sheeting, and all-gel toe and finger caps.

Expand-A-Lung(TM) Breathing Resistance Exerciser Selected as Top Choice for Respiratory Fitness Training by the L.A. Times

MIAMI, Fla., June 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Have you exercised your lungs today? The Expand-A-Lung(TM) Breathing Resistance Exerciser has been selected as the top choice for respiratory fitness training by the L.A. Times. Jorge Brouwer, inventor of the most compact (4-inches) breathing exerciser, manufactures and markets the easy to use Expand-A-Lung.

New Treatments for Kidney Cancer Offer Hope, but Create Difficult Choices for Cancer Patients

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Sept. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California Kidney Cancer Foundation Executive Director, Dr. David Minor will present a review of treatments for metastatic kidney cancer as presented at the most recent American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference. The presentation will be from 3 to 5 PM on September 15, 2007 at California Pacific Medical Center, 2333 Buchanan Street, San Francisco, Calif.

MMDI’s Rebound HRD(TM) Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to its new Rebound HRD(TM) (Hernia Repair Device). The Rebound HRD is intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects where weakness exists and where the support of a nonabsorbable material is preferred.

Ophthalmic Research and Development Company Launches Adjunctive Eyelid Therapy and Hygiene Product

RICHMOND, Texas – Aug. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CYNACON /OCuSOFT(R) (OCuSOFT, Inc.) specializes in ophthalmic research, development and supply to ophthalmologists and optometrists. They are excited to announce a new and innovative prescription-only ALODOX(R) Convenience Kit for adjunctive eyelid therapy and hygiene.