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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Today's Headlines

Star tumor ablation system shown to reduce pain in cancer patients

A post-market study gives credence to the DFINE (San Jose, California) Star tumor ablation system's ability to significantly reduce pain in late-stage cancer patients who suffer from extreme back pain due to spinal tumors. The multi-center study was published in the July/August issue of Pain Physician Journal, the official peer-reviewed publication of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (Paducah, Kentucky).

Corporate greed vs. the American Dream

In 2004 my hometown lost its largest employer to corporate greed. I was a young reporter for the local newspaper, The Register-Mail, when Maytag closed its doors in 2004, forcing roughly 1,600 workers in Galesburg, Illinois and surrounding towns out of their jobs. Most hurtful to the community was the factory's reason for shutting down: Maytag moved to Mexico to take advantage of cheap labor. (MDD Perspectives)

ReWalk Robotics secures FDA clearance for exoskeleton for paraplegic patients

In 1997, Amit Goffer, an Israeli inventor, was severely paralyzed as a result of an ATV accident. Not content with his condition or the level of innovation available for paralyzed patients, Goffer, who is now a quadriplegic, began work on mobility devices. His work paid off as he eventually developed an exoskeleton to help paraplegic patients walk.

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