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August 12, 2013 — Ambio Health, a healthcare technology company specializing in health monitoring systems, announced its Ambio remote health monitoring system, a wireless remote health...

Positron Corporation entered into a multi-year radioisotope supply agreement with iThemba LABS of Cape Town, South Africa. The supply agreement contracts the procurement of raw material, strontium...

NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) has released its DomeAccess remote picture archive and communication systems (PACS) ...

Sorin Group has received 510(k) clearance for commercialization of Sorin Connect, Sorin Group’s perfusion electronic charting system. The new Sorin Connect perfusion electronic charting system...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted Biomedica’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application for ClotFoam, a novel hemostat for intraoperative hemorrhage. The company will now...

Gore Helex Septal Occluder Infringement Suit Ruiling AGA Medical Corp.

W. L. Gore & Associates announced a favorable ruling involving the Gore Helex Septal Occluder. The Hon. Judge Joan Ericksen of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota ruled on...

Nanostim, leadless pacemaker

There have been several advances in electrophysiology (EP) technologies this past year, many of which were highlighted during the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2013 scientific sessions earlier this...

clinical study of two sets of 894 matched emergency department (ED) patients presenting with chest pain revealed that the use...

Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is participating in the VELOCITY study, a randomized controlled clinical study to assess the safety and feasibility of a rapid cooling system for heart...

Edwards Sapien 3 Transcatheter Aortic Hear Valve Clinical Trial

Edwards Lifesciences received conditional investigational device exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a clinical trial of its Edwards Sapien 3...

August 5, 2013 — AstraZeneca announced results from a new sub-analysis of the PLATO study that evaluated the incidence of stent thrombosis in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Thubrikar Aortic Valve’s Optimum TAV, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system, has surpassed 200 million cycles in an ongoing durability test — which simulates over five years in...

Impella CP Abiomed 15,000 Patients United States 1,000 Global Patients

Abiomed Inc. reported that physicians have implanted more than 15,000 Impella pumps in U.S. patients requiring hemodynamic support. The 15,000th Impella procedure took place at Mercy General...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted market clearance for a hand lotion designed to offer radiation protection from X-rays. Physicians such as interventional cardiologists...

Abbott announced results from a study evaluating its High Sensitive Troponin-I (hsTnI) assay. The study, conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, demonstrated that ...

Mercator MedSystems has been issued U.S. Patent 8,465,752, which protects the company’s sole U.S. rights to deliver drugs or other nerve modifying agents to tissue surrounding arteries for...

InspireMD MGuard Prime Prime Embolic Protection Stent Clinical Trial

InspireMD Inc. said the first patient has been enrolled in the Master II IDE clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the MGuard Prime Embolic Protection Stent (EPS) in patients...

August 1, 2013 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Rhythmia mapping system, a next-generation 3-D mapping and navigation...

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of children who have had chemotherapy can detect early changes in their hearts, according to research findings in BioMed Central's open access journal...

Polymer Technology Systems Inc. has introduced the CardioChek Plus analyzer. It is a combination reflectance lipid and electrochemical glucose analyzer that delivers rapid test results for lipids...