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Implantable medical devices get boost from Zarlink

Briefs | 05/03/2007 12:40 pm EDT

Ottawa-based Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has introduced a new low-power wireless microchip that can be used in implantable medical devices. Medical device designers can now develop in-body communications systems that can improve patient care, lower healthcare costs and support new monitoring. "As in-body communication systems evolve to support advanced diagnostics and therapies, it's critical that radio performance does not impact the battery life of an implanted medical device," Zarlink senior VP and GM Steve Swift said in a news release.

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