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  1. FDA Approves Abbott’s 15-mm Heart Valve, The World’s Smallest Commercially Available Mechanical Valve
    3/6/2018

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently expanded the approval of a heart valve to include a size small enough to be used in newborn pediatric patients to treat heart defects.

  2. Philips, Hologic Partner On Integrated Imaging Solutions For Women’s Health
    3/2/2018

    Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and Hologic, Inc., an innovative women’s health company, announced recently a global partnership agreement to offer care professionals integrated solutions comprising diagnostic imaging modalities, advanced informatics and services for screening, diagnosis and treatment of women across the world.

  3. First Sensor Starts Series Production Of The "Blue Next" Camera Range
    3/1/2018

    First Sensor AG, a developer and manufacturer of standard products and customer-specific solutions on the growth market of sensor technology, is taking the next step towards volume production of cameras for driver assistance systems and adding the "Blue Next" industrialized camera generation to its product range.

  4. Google And Flex Partner On BrightInsight, A Platform For Connecting Medical Devices
    3/1/2018

    Flex, the Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world, has expanded its service offerings for the healthcare industry with a new digital health offering.

  5. Noninvasive Optical Sensors Provide Real-Time Brain Monitoring After Stroke
    2/21/2018

    Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. experience a stroke, and almost 90 percent of those are ischemic strokes in which a clot cuts off blood flow to part of the brain. To prevent further injury, blood flow to the brain must be restored as quickly as possible.

  6. MKS Announces Ophir® Centauri, Portable Laser Power / Energy Meter With Sophisticated Graphical Display And Advanced Math Functions
    2/20/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® Centauri at Photonics West 2018, a compact, portable laser power / energy meter for precise measurements of laser performance over time. The Centauri features a large, full-color, seven-inch touch-screen for visual review of data using a wide range of graphical display formats, such as Digital with Bargraph, Pulse Chart, and Real Time Statistics Displays. Advanced math functions include Density, Scale Factor, and Normalize Against Baseline.

  7. MEMS Chips Get Metalenses
    2/20/2018

    Lens technologies have advanced across all scales, from digital cameras and high bandwidth in fiber optics to the LIGO lab instruments. Now, a new lens technology that could be produced using standard computer-chip technology is emerging and could replace the bulky layers and complex geometries of traditional curved lenses.

  8. J&J Medical Device Companies Acquires Orthotaxy To Develop Next-Gen Robotic-Assisted Surgery Platform In Orthopedics
    2/20/2018

    Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, through French affiliate Apsis S.A.S., announced recently the acquisition of Orthotaxy, a privately-held developer of software-enabled surgery technologies, including a differentiated robotic-assisted surgery solution.

  9. First Sensor Closes 2017 Successfully
    2/16/2018

    According to provisional figures, the First Sensor Group closed fiscal year 2017 very successfully. Sales amounts to EUR147.5 million, almost 2% above the planned range of EUR140 million and EUR145 million. Due to a more dynamic second half of the year, the operating result (EBIT margin) comes up to 7.1%. It thus considerably exceeds the originally planned level of 5% to 6%. The full consolidated financial statements will be published on March 22, 2018.

  10. Edwards' Self-Expanding Transcatheter Heart Valve Receives CE Mark
    2/15/2018

    Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, recently announced it has received CE Mark for its self-expanding CENTERA valve for severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis patients at high risk of open-heart surgery.