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Zebra Medical raises $8m, launches imaging research platform

April 6, 2015 by Brad Perriello

Zebra Medical Vision rides down an $8 million funding round and launches its new medical imaging research platform.

Zebra Medical raises $8m, launches imaging research platform

Zebra Medical Vision said it raised an $8 million funding round led by Khosla Ventures and launched a closed beta version of its medical imaging research platform.

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Svelte Medical, Asahi Intecc in deal for wrist catheter

February 13, 2015 by Mark Hollmer

Svelte Medical Systems and Asahi Intecc team to develop a coronary stent delivery system designed for delivery through through the wrist.

Svelte Medical, Asahi Intecc in deal for wrist catheter

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Pacemakers learn from wristwatches to ditch batteries

September 3, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Another team of researchers is working on pacemakers that use motion for power, with aims to eliminate reliance on depletable batteries.

Pacemakers learn from wristwatches to ditch batteries

Swiss researchers are taking a page from their country's most iconic products to change how pacemakers are powered inside the body.

Medtronic's Ishrak completes the 'Ice Bucket Challenge' for ALS research (video)

August 18, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak douses himself with ice-water to raise awareness and money for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

The so-called Ice Bucket Challenge has reached the medtech sphere in a big way, with Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) CEO Omar Ishrak getting in on the viral video phenomenon with a short video showing him pouring a bucket of ice water over his head for charity.

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Study: Afib doubles stroke risk after surgery

August 13, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Surgical patients who experience atrial fibrillation may see a doubled stroke risk in the months following their procedure, according to a new study published in JAMA.

Study: Post-surgery afib heightens lifetime stroke risk

Results from a new study suggest that atrial fibrillation (AF) may pose a significant threat to patients undergoing surgery, especially those having non-cardiac procedures.

In an analysis of more than 1.7 million patients, researchers found that perioperative AF was associated with twice the risk of stroke in patients who had non-cardiac surgery. Patients who underwent a cardiac procedure saw a 30% increase in their stroke risk.

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Study: Prostate cancer screening saves lives, but dangers remain | MassDevice.com On Call

August 7, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

A 13-year study of prostate cancer screening finds it helps reduce deaths by 21%, but researchers still aren't sure the tests help more than they harm.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The prostate cancer screening debate rages on as a new study published in the journal Lancet vindicates the life-saving potential of testing but cautions against introducing routine screening programs.

SoCal innovators team up for pediatric medical devices | MassDevice.com On Call

July 29, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

OCTANe and the Southern California Center of Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics join forces to spur innovation in pediatric medical devices and get more products to market.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Orange County, Calif., technology-backer OCTANe is teaming up with the Southern California Center of Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) to advance medical devices for chidren's health.

OCTANe plans to set up shop at the Children's Hospital of Las Angeles (CHLA), which operates the CTIP, to help commercialize new pediatric device with its "LaunchPad process of predictive analytics-based acceleration."