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Cool Reed Switch Manufacturing Video

Magnetic reed switches are used in active implantable medical devices as a simple way of placing the device in a known operational mode when a programmer is not available.  For example, placing a magnet on a pacemaker sets it to VVI mode with a manufacturer-specified set of parameters.  In other devices (e.g. implantable cardioverter/defibrillators), placing a

 
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ImThera Receives CE Mark for the Aura6000 System to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  ImThera Medical announced this week that it received the CE Mark for the Aura6000 System to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

 
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