Scientists have found specific genetic variants which may explain why some people age earlier than others and say their findings have important implications for understanding cancer and age-related diseases. Dutch and British researchers analyzed more than 500,000 genetic variations from human gene maps and found that people with particular variants near a gene called TERC were likely to be biologically older by 3 to 4 years.
Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Postmarket SurveillanceFebruary 8, 2010 9:51 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments
The FDA is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency.
Risk of developing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) increases with increasing duration of exposure to Tysabri.
Safesheath CSG Coronary Sinus Guide Hemostatic Introducer System with Infusion Sideport by Thomas MedicalFebruary 4, 2010 12:51 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments
Sheath tip may break off and separate while the sheath is inside a blood vessel, leading to serious injury or death.
Newly approved ecomagination products help hospitals reduce costs and waste, delivering positive benefits to the environment
Voluson E8, Voluson i and ViewPoint highlight company focus on women’s healthcare
Federal Register: Strengthening the Center for Devices and Radiological Health's 510(k) Review Process; Public Meeting; Request for CommentsFebruary 3, 2010 11:51 pm | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments
The purpose of the public meeting is to identify actions that CDRH can consider taking to strengthen the premarket notification process for review of medical devices, also known as the 510(k) process. FDA is seeking input on a number of identified...
Federal Register: The Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of MeetingFebruary 3, 2010 11:51 pm | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments
On March 12, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for the Deep Brain Stimulation System for Epilepsy sponsored by Medtronic, Inc.
Federal Register: Workshop on Pediatric Neurological and Neurocognitive Assessments for Cardiovascular Devices; Public WorkshopFebruary 3, 2010 11:51 pm | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments
The purpose of the public workshop is to solicit information from clinicians, academia, professional societies, other government agencies, and industry on various neurological and neurocognitive assessments for pediatric patients implanted with...
Cal Sensors announced the launch of PIREPlus, a high-output, high-pulse rate emitter that can be pulsed as a source of blackbody radiation for near-to-far infrared applications at 180 Hz with 50 percent modulation depth. With a pulsing speed that is asserted to be 18 times faster than alternative technologies, the emitter
BEAR Power Supplies has introduced its BE Series external AC/DC power adapters. The units are Energy Star qualified and factory-configurable for commercial, industrial and medical instruments. The BE Series includes wall-mount converters from 5 W to 30 W, and desktop converters from 15 W to 60 W. All have
ITT Interconnect Solutions has expanded its family of sealed, miniature, lightweight connectors for modern and "future soldier" applications with a "Super Clean" version. Also suitable for medical use, the Nemesis SC connectors are
Clinicians should consider the potential long-term risks when prescribing to adolescents.
Risk information added to Warnings/Precautions section and data summary provided
TT electronics BI Technologies has developed two SON (aka QFN or DFN) eight-pad packaged sample kits. Designated SFN08AKIT and SFN08BKIT, the sample kits include four or seven ultra-stable thin film resistors configured in isolated and bussed circuits, respectively. Each sample kit contains
Plastic centrifuge rotor may crack, break apart and be forcefully ejected.
Reports of clinically significant fluid imbalance and the potential for users to repeatedly override the fluid imbalance alarm.
Lumex announces the launch of its QuasarBrite UV family of LED technologies. The company asserts the UV LEDs provide a 10 times longer lifespan, tight beam angle, enhanced durability and up to 50 percent cost savings compared to alternative technologies. The family is available in 385 nm, 405 nm and 415 nm wavelengths at
In today’s rapidly growing healthcare marketplace, portability and functionality are the name of the game when it comes to medical devices. Healthcare is steadily moving away from hospitals to the point of incident and into the patient’s home. Around the globe, physicians and patients are turning to low-cost telemedicine solutions that give patients the ability to safely and effectively monitor their own health.
Optrex America Inc. has developed capacitive touch switch technology that detects variations in position and command, eliminates air gaps and reduces the number of layers required. Optrex says that this technology offers the highest standards of optical performance with exceptional ease of design for human machine interfaces, handheld terminals, gaming, medical equipment, and point-of-sale and mobile applications.
Class I recall due to "coring" or dislodging of silicone cores or slivers from the ports into which they are inserted.
Patients with moderate or severe hepatic impairment should be treated with reduced starting doses and closely monitored.
Statek Corporation announced the release of its ultra-miniature, low-profile CX18 crystal. With overall dimensions of 1.55 mm x 0.95 mm x 0.35 mm, and a typical weight of 1.8 mg, Statek’s CX18 is asserted to be the smallest and lightest surface-mount crystal in the world. The CX18 has a
Schurter’s Series 5707 power entry module offers IP 54 protection at the power input, in addition to IP 65 protection to the equipment. The sealed module is appropriate for use in medical equipment exposed to leaks, drips and spills, as well as equipment subject to routine washing. The compact module combines