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Wearables Alone Won't Motivate Changes in Health Behavior

January 12, 2015 10:14 am | by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

New Year’s weight loss resolutions are in full swing, but despite all the hype about the latest wearable tracking devices, there’s little evidence that this technology alone can change behavior and improve health for those that need it most...

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Patient Able to Leave Hospital Wearing Artificial Heart

January 12, 2015 9:50 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center has sent home a patient with a total artificial heart, a first in heart care in Michigan. The Freedom Driver, a portable 13-pound device designed to help patients at risk...

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Capsugel Acquires Ionic Liquid Drug Delivery Technology

January 12, 2015 9:33 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A novel drug delivery technology, developed by researchers at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS), has been acquired by Capsugel, a global leader in innovative dose-form development. Monash University and Capsugel announced...

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Enforcing Rather than Encouraging Hand Hygiene in Healthcare

January 12, 2015 9:13 am | by George Emery, Pure Hold Limited | Articles | Comments

Against the backdrop of media and public focus on infection, there is an increasingly prominent market nowadays for hygiene products. Most hospitals now have sanitizing gel dispensers attached to the wall next to ward entrances and doorways...

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Developing Medical Technology: 5 Ways Women Can Succeed in the Boy's Club

January 12, 2015 8:42 am | by Kathryn Stecco, M.D., Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Panthera MedTech | Blogs | Comments

The gender gap in technology companies has been well documented. While women are counted in higher numbers in areas such as human resources, public relations and administration, in most technology companies they account for fewer than 25%...

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Titanium Thread Mill Program

January 12, 2015 8:38 am | by Emuge Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Emuge Corp. announced they are introducing a comprehensive line of high-performance tools for threading demanding alloyed Titanium materials. Ranging from taps with unique new geometry designs to solid carbide thread mills, the new program provides solutions for the most demanding titanium challenges such as in Aerospace, Defense and Medical machining applications. A full line...

Compact 200 Watt Medical & ITE Power Supplies

January 9, 2015 6:15 pm | by Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new PM202 Series of compact 200W AC-DC power supplies that are specifically designed for non-life support Medical applications that require EN/UL 60601-1 safety standards. The single output PM202 Series are PCB constructed with a U-bracket for mechanical support and heat sinking. The compact (3″ x 5″ x 1.5″) package deliveries 200 watts of continuous power with 5.3 CFM forced air cooling...

Halting the Epidemic of Ebola Fear

January 9, 2015 4:03 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Since its first reported case in Guinea in March 2014, the Ebola outbreak has spread on an unprecedented level. As of January 6, 2015, over 20,000 cases of the virus have been confirmed. Last year, the disease has left African soil, making landfall...

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A New Way to Detect Genetic Conditions in IVF Embryos

January 9, 2015 11:58 am | by University of Kent | News | Comments

New research at the University of Kent has identified karyomapping as a viable and cost-effective method of detecting a wide range of genetic diseases in IVF embryos. The current method, which involves the use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis...

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Functional Tissue-Engineered Intestine Grown from Stem Cells

January 9, 2015 11:30 am | by Childrens Hospital Los Angeles | News | Comments

A new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has shown that tissue-engineered small intestine grown from human cells replicates key aspects of a functioning human intestine. The tissue-engineered small intestine they developed...

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FDA Approves Blood Screening Assay for HIV, HCV, and HBV

January 9, 2015 11:13 am | by Roche | News | Comments

Roche announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the cobas TaqScreen MPX Test, v2.0 for use in the detection and identification of HIV, HCV, and HBV in donations of human whole blood and blood components...

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Spinal Cord Implant Mimics Living Tissue

January 9, 2015 10:36 am | by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

EPFL scientists have managed to get rats walking on their own again using a combination of electrical and chemical stimulation. But applying this method to humans would require multifunctional implants that could be installed for long periods of...

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FDA Approves Fetal Monitoring System that Allows Freedom of Movement During Labor

January 9, 2015 10:14 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips today announced that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S.A. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Avalon CL Fetal Monitoring solution (Avalon CL). The solution provides consistent monitoring of the... 

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Data Archiver System

January 9, 2015 9:49 am | by Panasonic | Panasonic Industrial Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Panasonic Corporation is happy to announce that it has developed the Data Archiver LB-DH8 series (a scalable optical disc library system that supports data center demand for long-term data storage.) This product enables...

Drug-Coated Angioplasty Balloon Approved for Peripheral Arterial Disease Patients

January 9, 2015 9:27 am | by Covidien | News | Comments

Covidien plc today announced it has received CE Mark approval for its Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon (DCB). The Stellarex DCB is used to restore and maintain blood flow to the arteries of the leg in patients with peripheral arterial...

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