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MIT Bioengineer Wins $1 million Queen Elizabeth Prize

February 6, 2015 8:51 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

MIT bioengineer Dr. Robert Langer has been awarded the $1 million Queen Elizabeth Engineering Prize for his pioneering work on drug-release systems. Although he was announced as the winner on Feb. 3, Langer will not receive the award...

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Maintaining a Laser Focus on the Medical Device Industry

February 6, 2015 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

New processes for conceptualization, design, production, and even collaboration, will yield all new medical devices. It will continue to be that each progressing year, and certainly each half century, reveals new innovations. As our exposure in medical R&D...

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4 Important Security Concerns for Medical Devices

February 6, 2015 8:30 am | by Alan Grau, President, Icon Labs | Blogs | Comments

To meet FDA Guidelines for cyber security, medical device manufacturers need to design security into the device itself. Leveraging ecosystem partners with security expertise allows medical device OEMs to focus on their strengths while building...

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Flex Embolization Device Receives FDA Approval

February 5, 2015 3:38 pm | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic plc, a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Pipeline Flex embolization device.  Available through a limited U.S. launch...

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The Next Wearable Fitness Monitor, Actual Clothing

February 5, 2015 3:08 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Wearable fitness trackers are proliferating like crazy – it seems like every big name tech company is jumping on the bandwagon to develop their own fitness tracking device. I’ve already offered my insight into the fitness tracking fad... 

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Nano-Hydrogels that Attack Cancer Cells

February 5, 2015 1:41 pm | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

Hydrogels are materials that are commonly used in everyday objects such as contact lenses or diapers, in order to control humidity. However, chemical engineers at the University of Guadalajara (UdeG), in Mexico, developed a new technology...

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MRI Technique Developed for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children

February 5, 2015 1:34 pm | by University of California, San Diego Health Sciences | News | Comments

Between 5 and 8 million children in the United States have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), yet most cases go undiagnosed. To help address this issue, researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new magnetic... 

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Landmark Neurotechnology Alliance to Monitor the Aging Brain

February 5, 2015 11:19 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The American Senior Housing Association (“ASHA”) announced that NeuroVigil will deploy its award-winning neurotechnology to senior living communities around the country to monitor the aging brain. The official announcement was made by David...

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App Is Capable of Halving Medication Errors

February 5, 2015 11:08 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

The Calité Research group at the Miguel Hernández University (UMH) of Elche together with the Department of Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science, have designed the app ‘Alicia’. The team collaborated with different Spanish medical...

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Simple Ultrasound Measure Can Diagnose Postoperative Urinary Retention

February 5, 2015 11:04 am | by International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) | News | Comments

In patients who don't resume normal urination after surgery, a simple ultrasound test can accurately diagnose the common problem of postoperative urinary retention (POUR), reports a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia. Using ultrasound to...

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Illuminated 16 Channel Photodiode Array

February 5, 2015 11:02 am | by Hamamatsu Photonics UK Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

Hamamatsu Photonics introduce a back illuminated 16 channel photodiode array (PDA), designed for use in X-ray non-destructive testing applications. The S11299 uses flip-chip technology that allows the PDA to receive scintillation light from the back side of the array. This flip-chip approach reduces the need for gold bond wires and junction layers on the light input side, vastly reducing the...

Single Slide Desktop Scanner

February 5, 2015 10:58 am | by Hamamatsu Photonics UK Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

Hamamatsu Photonics introduces the NanoZoomer SQ; the latest addition to the highly successful NanoZoomer slide scanner range. It is a single slide desktop scanner, compact in size and affordable in price. Its price and ease of use brings telepathology to your fingertips. The NanoZoomer SQ is ideal for developing networks, sharing images and real-time consultation, helping to improve working...

The Elusive Search for Funding Continues into 2015

February 5, 2015 10:24 am | by Emily L. Cross, Ph.D. Director of Media and Communications, TecMed, Inc | Blogs | Comments

Leadership guru Peter Drucker is famously quoted as saying, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” This is a powerful statement to the new, or experienced, entrepreneur who strives to change the face of the world, or at least a fragment...

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Mobile Medical Apps: Recreational or Medical Devices?

February 5, 2015 9:50 am | by Seppo Vahasalo, Product Line Manager of Medical Devices, SGS Fimko Ltd, Finland | Articles | Comments

Today the trend in healthcare is ‘patient centric care model’. This is an addition to the previous five ‘P’s of modern healthcare: Prevention, Prediction, Personalization, Preemption and Personal Responsibility. The rise of smartphones as a...

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Bioengineered Microstructures Could Prevent Heart Failure

February 5, 2015 9:16 am | by Medical College of Wisconsin | News | Comments

The delivery of tiny biodegradable microstructures to heart tissue damaged by heart attack may help repair the tissue and prevent future heart failure. A team led by cardiovascular researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) bioengineered...

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