Stryker Launches First 64-Wire Cobalt Chromium Flow Diverter in the US to Treat Brain Aneurysms
KALAMAZOO, Michigan, USA, Aug. 24, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Stryker announced today the launch of the Surpass Evolve Flow Diverter following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It is the first 64-wire cobalt chromiu... Devices, Interventional, Neurology, Product Launch Stryker, Surpass Evolve, Flow Diverter, brain aneurysm (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sequencing of metals in multivariate metal-organic frameworks
We mapped the metal sequences within crystals of metal-oxide rods in multivariate metal-organic framework–74 containing mixed combinations of cobalt (Co), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), and manganese (Mn). Atom probe tomography of these crystals revealed the presence of heterogeneous spatial sequences of metal ions that we describe, depending on the metal and synthesis temperature used, as random (Co, Cd, 120°C), short duplicates (Co, Cd, 85°C), long duplicates (Co, Pb, 85°C), and insertions (Co, Mn, 85°C). Three crystals were examined for each sequence type, and the molar fraction of Co among all 12 sample...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ji, Z., Li, T., Yaghi, O. M. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Ultrafast lasers probe elusive chemistry at the liquid-liquid interface
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Real-time measurements captured by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory provide missing insight into chemical separations to recover cobalt, a critical raw material used to make batteries and magnets for modern technologies. Results published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces track the dynamics of molecules designed to grab cobalt from solutions containing a mixture of similar species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 4, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Broadstep Behavioral Health moving local office to West Allis
Broadstep Behavioral Health Inc. will move its Wisconsin business office from Milwaukee to the Allis Yards redevelopment.   The company leased about 12,000 square feet in the office building Cobalt Partners Inc. renovated at 1205 S. 70th St. in West Allis, according to an email from Scott Yauck, Cobalt president and CEO.  Broadstep will open in Allis Yards in October, according to a Wednesday release by real estate firm CBRE. Broadstep provides services to the mental health community. The new… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sean Ryan Source Type: news

Broadstep Behavioral Health moving local office to West Allis
Broadstep Behavioral Health Inc. will move its Wisconsin business office from Milwaukee to the Allis Yards redevelopment.   The company leased about 12,000 square feet in the office building Cobalt Partners Inc. renovated at 1205 S. 70th St. in West Allis, according to an email from Scott Yauck, Cobalt president and CEO.  Broadstep will open in Allis Yards in October, according to a Wednesday release by real estate firm CBRE. Broadstep provides services to the mental health community. The new… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sean Ryan Source Type: news

All of the performance, none of the fuss: Nitrile hydrogenation done right
(Osaka University) Researchers developed a nano-cobalt phosphide catalyst (nano-Co2P) for the hydrogenation of nitriles to primary amines. The catalyst was stable in air and achieved activity up to 500-fold higher than other catalysts. A range of nitriles were hydrogenated at ambient pressure, making nano-Co2P the first earth-abundant metal catalyst to be effective under mild conditions. It will have a significant impact on the efficiency and sustainability of synthesizing products from dyes to pharmaceuticals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Download high-quality graphics from the NCBI Multiple Sequence Alignment Viewer (MSAV)
You can now download a publication-quality graphic images of  the alignment displayed in the NCBI Multiple Sequence Alignment Viewer (Figure 1). Load sequence alignments into the viewer from BLAST or COBALT results or upload alignment files directly. Once you have … Continue reading → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - May 29, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New BLAST COBALT Multiple Sequence Alignment Viewer sequences Source Type: news

Will Medtronic Emerge from the Pandemic Even Stronger?
As MD+DI reported in April, Medtronic was already bracing for its fiscal fourth quarter to reflect significant revenue declines, thanks to COVID-19.  But CEO Geoff Martha said the company is focused on emerging from this pandemic even stronger. He even hinted that we could see more tuck-in acquisitions going forward, as the current environment does make it a good time for M&A. Given the progression of COVID-19 around the world and the timing of the company’s fiscal quarter, Medtronic’s fourth quarter includes an additional month of impact compared to companies...
Source: MDDI - May 22, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: COVID-19 Business Source Type: news

Details of cobalt's ups and downs
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Source: ScienceNOW - April 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: twil Source Type: news

A Drug Developed to Fight Ebola Could Hold Hope for Coronavirus Treatment
Last year, when I visited the town of Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), people did not shake hands. Bottles of disinfectant and buckets of chlorinated water were at the entrance of every business. Misinformation spread across social networks and on news-sites, and treatment centers in the northeastern province of North Kivu were being attacked by armed militias. At the time, Beni was one of the centers of a devastating Ebola outbreak, the second most deadly in world history. According to the World Health Organization, almost 3,500 people were sickened by the virus, and more than 2,000 died, a case fatali...
Source: TIME: Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicolas Niarchos Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Sanders Trust acquires New Orleans rehabilitation hospital
The Sanders Trust has acquired the $29 million dollar Cobalt Rehabilitation Hospital in New Orleans, expanding the company ’s reach to Louisiana.  The hospital is a 60-bed facility built in 2016 and was operated by Cobalt Rehabilitation until late 2019, when Dallas-based Curahealth completed the acquisition of all Cobalt operations.  According to The Sanders Trust, it has acquired the real estate and the 65,345-sq uare-foot facility; it will continue to be operated by Curahealth/Cobalt on a long-term… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Cobalt in lithium-ion batteries
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Li, M., Lu, J. Tags: Chemistry perspective Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Cancer Institute Commissions New Radiotherapy Machine
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -A new cancer machine has been officially commissioned at Uganda Cancer Institute. The machine will enable the institution to receive up to 30,000 cancer patients annually and run with two cobalt 60 radiotherapy machines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China battery recycler GEM to make disinfectants in virus epicenter
China's GEM Co Ltd, best known as a recycler of batteries for electric vehicles and producer of cobalt chemicals used in them, said on Sunday it had been given a four-month license to make disinfectant in coronavirus-hit Hubei province. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Energy storage startup SPARKZ licenses ORNL cobalt-free battery tech
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Energy storage startup SPARKZ Inc. has exclusively licensed five battery technologies from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed to eliminate cobalt metal in lithium-ion batteries. The advancement is aimed at accelerating the production of electric vehicles and energy storage solutions for the power grid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

ICDs Have Come a Long Way in 40 Years
Michel Mirowski and his colleagues gave the field of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) a pretty good start, but what's more impressive is how far the technology has advanced since that first human ICD implant in February 1980. In the past 40 years we've seen ICDs become dramatically smaller, longer lasting, more capable, more personalized, subcutaneous (non-transvenous), and even MRI-firendly. And that's not to mention the advanced data connectivity and monitoring capabilities that the latest technologies offer. So without further ado, let's take a look at the current ICD landscape and the companie...
Source: MDDI - February 4, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Charging up cobalt for hydroformylation
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: Chemistry twis Source Type: news

Highly active cationic cobalt(II) hydroformylation catalysts
The cobalt complexes HCo(CO)4 and HCo(CO)3(PR3) were the original industrial catalysts used for the hydroformylation of alkenes through reaction with hydrogen and carbon monoxide to produce aldehydes. More recent and expensive rhodium-phosphine catalysts are hundreds of times more active and operate under considerably lower pressures. Cationic cobalt(II) bisphosphine hydrido-carbonyl catalysts that are far more active than traditional neutral cobalt(I) catalysts and approach rhodium catalysts in activity are reported here. These catalysts have low linear-to-branched (L:B) regioselectivity for simple linear alkenes. However...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hood, D. M., Johnson, R. A., Carpenter, A. E., Younker, J. M., Vinyard, D. J., Stanley, G. G. Tags: Chemistry r-articles Source Type: news

Subtleties of cobalt oxidative addition
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Yeston, J. Tags: twil Source Type: news

A new 'cool' blue  
(American Chemical Society) Throughout history, people have sought vibrant blue pigments. The Egyptians and Babylonians used lapis lazuli 6,000 years ago. In 1802, a French chemist synthesized cobalt blue. More recently, in 2009 scientists discovered YInMn Blue, otherwise known as " Oregon Blue. " But most of these pigments have limitations in terms of cost, stability, color or toxicity. Now, researchers inACS Omega report a new class of 'cool' blue colorants that are inexpensive, durable and more environmentally friendly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

African families sue Apple, Google, Tesla, Microsoft, Dell over child labor deaths/injuries
(Natural News) Congolese families whose children have been severely injured or killed while mining cobalt for the world’s largest tech companies have filed a U.S. lawsuit against the corporations. (Article by Kelen McBreen republished from Infowars.com) Apple, Google, Dell, Microsoft and Tesla are named in the suit filed by International Rights Advocates on behalf of 14 parents... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fungal Transformation of Cobalt-Bearing Minerals and Metal Bioprocessing Applications
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 11, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Wear resistance of 3D-printed denture tooth resin opposing zirconia and metal antagonists
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 27 November 2019In Press, Corrected ProofAbstractStatement of problemAdditive manufacturing technology can be used for denture bases and also denture teeth. Therefore, the mechanical properties of 3D-printed resin denture teeth should be evaluated.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the wear resistance of 3D-printed denture tooth resin with that of conventionally prefabricated denture teeth.Material and methodsEighty substrate specimens were prepared with 5 kinds of resin denture teeth: 3D-printed denture tooth resin (DENTCA denture tooth resin; ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Vaping Tied to Lung Illness Seen in Metalworkers
The disease, called hard-metal pneumoconiosis or "cobalt lung," usually occurs when people inhale mineral dusts caused by metal grinding, said senior researcher Dr. Kirk Jones, a pathologist with the University of California, San Francisco. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fungal transformation of cobalt-bearing ores: bioleaching and bioprecipitation
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 2, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Mutual control of coherent spin waves and magnetic domain walls in a magnonic device
The successful implementation of spin-wave devices requires efficient modulation of spin-wave propagation. Using cobalt/nickel multilayer films, we experimentally demonstrate that nanometer-wide magnetic domain walls can be applied to manipulate the phase and magnitude of coherent spin waves in a nonvolatile manner. We further show that a spin wave can, in turn, be used to change the position of magnetic domain walls by means of the spin-transfer torque effect generated from magnon spin current. This mutual interaction between spin waves and magnetic domain walls opens up the possibility of realizing all-magnon spintronic ...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Han, J., Zhang, P., Hou, J. T., Siddiqui, S. A., Liu, L. Tags: Physics, Applied reports Source Type: news

Revenue slips at International Isotopes in Q3
Revenue decreases in its cobalt products and radiological services segments...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: International Isotopes posts Q1 decreases International Isotopes reports Q3 revenue increase International Isotopes receives 1st I-131 delivery Mo. facility begins iodine-131 shipments International Isotopes posts healthy Q2 results (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Firms partner to meet global medical isotope needs
Four Canadian and European companies have signed partnership agreements to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ITM, Bruce Power complete feasibility study United Imaging partners with ITM Bruce Power, Nordion get their cobalt-60 ITG, Bruce Power team up on lutetium-177 production Nordion, Bruce Power collaborate to supply cobalt-60 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Atomic-scale spin sensing with a single molecule at the apex of a scanning tunneling microscope
Recent advances in scanning probe techniques rely on the chemical functionalization of the probe-tip termination by a single molecule. The success of this approach opens the prospect of introducing spin sensitivity through functionalization by a magnetic molecule. We used a nickelocene-terminated tip (Nc-tip), which offered the possibility of producing spin excitations on the tip apex of a scanning tunneling microscope (STM). When the Nc-tip was 100 picometers away from point contact with a surface-supported object, magnetic effects could be probed through changes in the spin excitation spectrum of nickelocene. We used thi...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Verlhac, B., Bachellier, N., Garnier, L., Ormaza, M., Abufager, P., Robles, R., Bocquet, M.- L., Ternes, M., Lorente, N., Limot, L. Tags: Materials Science, Physics reports Source Type: news

Itaconyl-CoA forms a stable biradical in methylmalonyl-CoA mutase and derails its activity and repair
Itaconate is an immunometabolite with both anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effects. Its coenzyme A (CoA) derivative, itaconyl-CoA, inhibits B12-dependent methylmalonyl-CoA mutase (MCM) by an unknown mechanism. We demonstrate that itaconyl-CoA is a suicide inactivator of human and Mycobacterium tuberculosis MCM, which forms a markedly air-stable biradical adduct with the 5'-deoxyadenosyl moiety of the B12 coenzyme. Termination of the catalytic cycle in this way impairs communication between MCM and its auxiliary repair proteins. Crystallography and spectroscopy of the inhibited enzyme are consistent with a metal-centered...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ruetz, M., Campanello, G. C., Purchal, M., Shen, H., McDevitt, L., Gouda, H., Wakabayashi, S., Zhu, J., Rubin, E. J., Warncke, K., Mootha, V. K., Koutmos, M., Banerjee, R. Tags: Biochemistry r-articles Source Type: news

ITM, Bruce Power complete feasibility study
German radiopharmaceutical group ITM Isotopen Technologien München and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Bruce Power, Nordion get their cobalt-60 ITG, Bruce Power team up on lutetium-177 production Nordion, Bruce Power collaborate to supply cobalt-60 RadioMedix to distribute ITG isotope generators (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Uganda: Cancer Machine Closed for Servicing
[Observer] The cobalt-60 teletherapy machine, used for the treatment of cancer, at the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has been closed awaiting servicing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fermi-arc diversity on surface terminations of the magnetic Weyl semimetal Co3Sn2S2
Bulk–surface correspondence in Weyl semimetals ensures the formation of topological "Fermi arc" surface bands whose existence is guaranteed by bulk Weyl nodes. By investigating three distinct surface terminations of the ferromagnetic semimetal Co3Sn2S2, we verify spectroscopically its classification as a time-reversal symmetry-broken Weyl semimetal. We show that the distinct surface potentials imposed by three different terminations modify the Fermi-arc contour and Weyl node connectivity. On the tin (Sn) surface, we identify intra–Brillouin zone Weyl node connectivity of Fermi arcs, whereas on cobalt ...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Morali, N., Batabyal, R., Nag, P. K., Liu, E., Xu, Q., Sun, Y., Yan, B., Felser, C., Avraham, N., Beidenkopf, H. Tags: Physics reports Source Type: news

Shape regulation of high-index facet nanoparticles by dealloying
Tetrahexahedral particles (~10 to ~500 nanometers) composed of platinum (Pt), palladium, rhodium, nickel, and cobalt, as well as a library of bimetallic compositions, were synthesized on silicon wafers and on catalytic supports by a ligand-free, solid-state reaction that used trace elements [antimony (Sb), bismuth (Bi), lead, or tellurium] to stabilize high-index facets. Both simulation and experiment confirmed that this method stabilized the {210} planes. A study of the PtSb system showed that the tetrahexahedron shape resulted from the evaporative removal of Sb from the initial alloy—a shape-regulating process fund...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Huang, L., Liu, M., Lin, H., Xu, Y., Wu, J., Dravid, V. P., Wolverton, C., Mirkin, C. A. Tags: Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Meet your new car batteries: Water, carbon dioxide, and cobalt
(Natural News) Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Lowell developed a safer and more efficient way to power electric cars. The scientists said that this method will allow electric vehicles of all sizes to run longer with zero emissions. Using water, carbon dioxide, and cobalt, this innovation can produce hydrogen gas on-demand at a relatively... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using Advanced Materials to Make Better Implants is Just the Starting Point for MiRus
“We're always trying to solve meaningful problems,” said Jay S. Yadav, MD, founder and CEO of MiRus, in an interview with MD+DI. Yadav formerly founded CardioMEMS, which created the first wireless cardiac implant, among other companies, and he has always been interested in creating better materials for all types of devices. MiRus, his latest venture, is focused on the orthopedic world, at least for now. “Several years ago we were searching for better alloys for cardiovascular implants and were fortunate to collaborate with metallurgists that had previously w...
Source: MDDI - August 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Effects of precementation on minimizing residual cement around the marginal area of dental implants
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 2 August 2019AbstractStatement of problemResidual cement is detrimental to the long-term success of dental implants with a cement-retained restoration. The complete elimination of excess cement remains a challenge.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effects of precementation technique on minimizing the residual cement and retention of restorations.Material and methodsFour custom cobalt-chromium alloy (Co-Cr) abutments were manufactured by computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) as precementation abutments with h...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Contact allergies to dental materials
This study included 86 subjects (83.7% women and 16.3% men) with oral symptoms of a contact allergy. The average age was 63 years (24–86). The most common allergies were to metals, of which nickel and cobalt were th e most common allergens. Furthermore, many allergies were indicated to ingredients of cosmetics and composites. Allergies to components in methacrylate-containing denture resins came in at rank 5. 52.4% of the patients showed mucosal changes. Contact stomatitis (54.5%) and an oral lichenoid les ion (20.5%) were most frequently diagnosed. 86% of the patients reported subjective complaints. Pain and burning...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 27, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Molecular electrocatalysts can mediate fast, selective CO2 reduction in a flow cell
Practical electrochemical carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion requires a catalyst capable of mediating the efficient formation of a single product with high selectivity at high current densities. Solid-state electrocatalysts achieve the CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) at current densities ≥ 150 milliamperes per square centimeter (mA/cm2), but maintaining high selectivities at high current densities and efficiencies remains a challenge. Molecular CO2RR catalysts can be designed to achieve high selectivities and low overpotentials but only at current densities irrelevant to commercial operation. We show here that cobalt phthal...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ren, S., Joulie, D., Salvatore, D., Torbensen, K., Wang, M., Robert, M., Berlinguette, C. P. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Kayaker finds rare Roman glass and pottery off Kent coast
Archaeological discovery could have come from possible shipwreck near RamsgateObjects from a possible Roman shipwreck have been found off the coast of Kent in one of the most unusual archaeological finds in living memory.The chance discoveries were made by a kayaker in the sea off Ramsgate. The tide was low enough and the water clear enough for him to reach down and pull out beautiful cobalt blue glassware and high-status Roman pottery, called Samian ware.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown Arts correspondent Tags: Roman Britain UK news Archaeology Science Art and design Culture Source Type: news

The Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing
Independent organizations and FDA establish standardized test methods for materials and devices. The independent organizations (e.g., AAMI, ASTM, ISO, USP, etc.) create voluntary consensus standards. These may then become recognized by FDA, with some 1300 standards now found in the Recognized Consensus Standards database. For some of these standards, FDA includes a Rationale for Recognition statement with the curious language that the standard “is recognized on its scientific and technical merit and/or because it supports existing regulatory policies.” Recognized standards may in turn be...
Source: MDDI - July 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Testing Source Type: news

How Much Cobalt Is in Your Metal Alloy?
The European Union is moving forward on its proposal to set risk management and labeling requirements relevant to the amount of cobalt in medical devices. The rule would be triggered at a limit of 0.1% by weight. This action is predicated on elevating the carcinogenic risk level of cobalt into a category known as 1b-Substances presumed to have carcinogenic potential for humans. At a minimum, compliance with these regulations will require knowledge of the amount of cobalt present in the metal alloys from which devices are made. For alloys that intentionally contain cobalt, this information should be readily available from t...
Source: MDDI - May 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Materials Source Type: news

Transforming waste heat into clean energy
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Through a mechanism known as the Spin Hall effect, it has been shown that a voltage can be generated by harnessing differences in spin populations on a metal contact attached to a ferromagnetic material.Researchers from The University of Texas Permian Basin used supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to identify various forms of cobalt oxide combined with nickel and zinc that show promise for thermoelectric generation by taking advance of the Spin Hall effect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 1, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A special 'stained glass' can help kill hospital 'superbugs'
Researchers have developed a new type of bioactive glass, stained with cobalt, which allows it to kill many dangerous strands of bacteria and fungi. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

FDA clears first molybdenum rhenium pedicle screw
The FDA today cleared Mirus‘s Europea pedicle screw system, which is composed of its MoRe proprietary molybdenum rhenium superalloy, making it the first such device approved with the new class of implant material. The Atlanta-based medical device company said that the MoRe proprietary alloy is intended to provide improved strength, ductility, durability and biological safety. “Spine deformity surgery in adults remains plagued by the poor performance of current implants with rod failure occurring in 18%-20% of patients. The MoRe alloy shows great promise in improving the durability of adult spine deformity const...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance mirus Source Type: news

Bruce Power, Nordion get their cobalt-60
Bruce Power has begun manufacturing medical grade cobalt-60 for processing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nordion extends Chinese cobalt-60 supply agreement BWXT completes acquisition of Nordion business Nordion, Bruce Power collaborate to supply cobalt-60 Nordion nets funding for isotope venture Canada renews Nordion's nuclear processing license (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nordion extends Chinese cobalt-60 supply agreement
Sotera Health's Nordion medical isotope business has extended an existing cobalt-60...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: BWXT completes acquisition of Nordion business Sotera Health to sell Nordion business Nordion, Bruce Power collaborate to supply cobalt-60 Nordion nets funding for isotope venture Canada renews Nordion's nuclear processing license (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medtronic Keeps DES Market Hot with New Indication
Rumblings in the Drug-Eluting Stent market continued this week after Medtronic said it has obtained FDA approval for an additional indication for its Resolute DES platform and the Resolute Integrity. The Dublin-based company’s new indication is for the treatment of patients with coronary disease who have de novo chronic total occlusion (CTO), a complex vessel condition involving complete blockage of a coronary artery. CTO is considered more difficult to treat with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) due to a greater risk of complications. The expanded CTO indication was supported by data from the PER...
Source: MDDI - February 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

Cobalt, the forgotten mineral, found to offer anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits
(Natural News) A study conducted by two American doctors showed that cobalt, a mineral that’s a crucial component of the batteries that power smartphones, doesn’t get credit for having two of the most important attributes that contribute to overall health: antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. “The human health-supporting properties of dietary cobalt are underappreciated,” said the paper’s authors, Dr.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Globus Medical lands Anthem coverage win for Secure-C spinal implant
Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) last week said it won a coverage decision for its Secure-C cervical spine implant from health insurance giant Anthem (NYSE:ANTM). Audubon, Pa.-based Globus said the decision means the device is covered by the major third-party payers in all 50 states. Anthem has more than 73 million lives under its coverage umbrella, according to Globus. The Secure-C device won pre-market approval from the FDA in 2012 and is is designed to restore normal movement to the neck in patients with disc problems that produce neck and arm pain. It consists of 2 cobalt-chrome endplates and a centr...
Source: Mass Device - January 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Orthopedics Spinal Wall Street Beat Anthem Inc. Globus Medical Reimbursement Source Type: news