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2013-09-30 12:27:28

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today the commercial availability of the Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor in the United States. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130930/LA88660) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130531/LA23942) Nucleus 6, the next generation cochlear implant sound processor for Cochlear, is built on a completely new microchip platform with...

2013-09-26 23:39:25

MarketResearch.com announces the addition of a new market research report in Biotechnology to their product offering: Nerve Repair and Regeneration Market - Global Trend and Forecast to 2018. http://www.marketresearch.com/land/product.asp?productid=7776704&progid=85764 Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Nerve Repair and Regeneration Market by Xenografts (Conduits, Protectors), Neuromodulation [Internal (Spinal Cord, Deep Brain)], External (Transcranial Magnetic)], Surgery...

Heartbeat Password Secures Implanted Medical Devices
2013-09-24 08:33:18

[ Watch the Video: Securing Your Implanted Device With A Heartbeat Password ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Rice University have found a way to use the unique signature of a person's heartbeat as a biometric security identifier to prevent implanted medical devices (IMD) from being hacked. Implantable devices such as defibrillators and insulin pumps typically come with wireless connectivity that allows doctors to update software or download...

2013-09-23 12:26:30

Results Reflect Competitive Medical Technology Marketplace WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today released a new study on pricing trends for implantable medical devices that shows average prices have declined significantly for major categories of implantable medical devices from 2007 through 2011. "These average pricing declines reflect the intensely competitive marketplace for medical technology and...

New Field Of Optogenetics Could Offer Solutions For Cardiac Arrhythmia
2013-09-19 14:05:49

National Science Foundation With a few flicks of a light switch--on-off-on-off--Stanford University's Oscar Abilez is one step closer to changing the lives of millions. Why? Because as a focused speck of light turns on and off in Abilez's lab, a cluster of heart cells begins to expand and contract. He demonstrates that he can control the rhythm of a heart using just light. Currently, 4 million Americans suffer from some degree of cardiac arrhythmia, wherein a person's heart beats too...

2013-09-17 23:30:21

With a focus on creating a sustainable infrastructure to support the lifetimes needs of amputees, Tennessee based, Standing With Hope, is providing hope to amputees - one leg at a time. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 As a new team of volunteer prosthetists and related specialists head to Ghana on September 19, it marks an even greater impact by Standing With Hope for amputees in West Africa. The Nashville based organization traces its roots back three decades ago this year -...

2013-09-17 08:24:22

Natcore Technology Issued U.S. Patent ?RED BANK, N.J., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Patent Office has awarded patent no. 8,433,417 to Newcyte Inc. for a carbon nanostructure artificial retinal implant. Newcyte was purchased in 2009 by Natcore Technology Inc. (NXT.V; NTCXF.PK; 8NT). "There are several other patents for artificial retinas," says Dr. Dennis Flood, Natcore's Chief Technology Officer and the inventor of the device. "But all of them have...

2013-09-10 23:17:30

Prince George's County jury finds doctor responsible for the wrongful death. Prince George's County, Maryland (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Last Friday, September 6, 2013, a unanimous jury in Prince George’s County awarded a $ 5.55 million dollar verdict for the Plaintiffs in a medical negligence and wrongful death case. The case was brought the daughter of the deceased and the estate of her late mother, Velda Faye Richardson. This case dealt with the pulling of pacing wires from...

2013-09-09 16:24:19

For the Chico, Yuba City and Oroville locations CHICO, Calif., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective Monday September 2nd 2013 Sanjay Gupta became the new office manager and practitioner for Spectrum Orthotics and Prosthetics office locations of Chico, Oroville, and Yuba City. Sanjay is originally from Mumbai, India where he attended the All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehab (AIIPMR) and received a Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics. His wife Vimal...

2013-09-09 12:27:10

INNSBRUCK, Austria, September 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide hearing implant leader MED-EL Medical Electronics today announced that Founder and CEO Ingeborg Hochmair, PhD, has been selected to receive this year's prestigious Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for the development of the modern cochlear implant, a device that restores hearing to individuals with severe-to-profound deafness through electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve. She will share the...