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FDA Considering How to Tailor its Oversight for Next Generation Sequencing

February 8, 2015 11:00 am | by Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration | Blogs | Comments

FDA is weighing the appropriate regulatory approach to advances in technology that allow physicians to obtain information on large segments of a patient’s genetic makeup very quickly. This technology is known as next generation sequencing...

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Valencell Expands Robust Portfolio of Critical Patents

February 8, 2015 9:30 am | by Valencell | News | Comments

Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data sensor technology, today announced it has been granted an additional eight patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The new patents are critical to the accurate monitoring and...

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Smaller, More Portable Home Medical Equipment

February 8, 2015 8:30 am | by Robert Kim, Strategic Marketing Director, Honeywell Sensing and Control | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Blogs | Comments

There is a growing demand for smaller, lighter and more portable home healthcare equipment. For example, smaller respirators, infusion pumps, and vital sign monitors are being designed for home use to improve patient quality of life and reduce...

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Molecular Breast Imaging Will Boost Breast Cancer Detection

February 8, 2015 8:30 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

As breast cancer detection can be improved by Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) as an adjunct to mammography, in comparison with mammography alone, manufacturers must pursue cost-effectiveness to ensure its widespread adoption, says an analyst...

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Wearables Are Making Us Stupid

February 7, 2015 11:00 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, PD&D, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

I appreciate the innovation and thought that goes into the development of wearable devices, but I believe they are slowly derailing our ability to perform everyday tasks. I realize this statement may sound like a contradiction. Wearables are...

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Hip and Knee Markets in the U.S. Soar to New Heights

February 7, 2015 9:30 am | by iData Research | News | Comments

According to a report published by iData Research (www.idataresearch.com), the U.S. large joint restoration market, which includes hip and knee restorations as well as bone cement sales, is projected to pass the USD $9 billion mark this year...

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7 Lifesaving Facts About Artificial Hearts

February 7, 2015 8:30 am | by SynCardia Systems, Inc. | News | Comments

For patients suffering from end-stage biventricular (both sides) heart failure, a donor heart transplant is the standard of care. However, not all patients waiting for a donor heart will have one available to them when they need it to save their...

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Save Money by Avoiding Multiple Failures During Evaluation

February 7, 2015 8:30 am | by Ajay Sankhla, Senior Engineering Consultant, Intertek | Blogs | Comments

The adoption of new and expanded payment and delivery models is spurring demand for home healthcare growth. But navigating the required patient and user safety standards that these technologies require is different than traditional clinical...

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Using Smartphone Technology to Improve Hearing Devices

February 6, 2015 3:32 pm | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

Many scientists agree: The smartphone offers many applications and has become one of the most sophisticated technologies out there. With the support of a $522,000, two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, a UT Dallas team wants to...

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Disposable Devices to Identify Allergies

February 6, 2015 2:39 pm | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

Gabriel Caballero Robledo from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV) at Monterrey, Mexico, is working on the design of a small medical device capable of detecting allergies or diseases quickly and at a low cost. During his stay...

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FDA-Approved 3D Breast CT Doesn't Require Tissue Compression

February 6, 2015 2:32 pm | by Koning Corporation | News | Comments

Koning Corporation, a leading developer of advanced medical imaging systems announced today that the FDA has approved their Koning Breast CT (KBCT) system and KBCT-guided biopsy bracket. This approval signals that KBCT has undergone and... 

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Miniature Solenoid Actuated Poppet Valve

February 6, 2015 2:32 pm | by Parker Precision Fluidics Division | Product Releases | Comments

The Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, announces the release of its newest miniature solenoid actuated poppet valve, the Series MX – Model 7, a miniature solenoid valve that provides portable medical device

New Generation MRI Compatible Pacing System

February 6, 2015 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sorin Group, a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced today that it has received approval from Japan’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) for its new KORA...

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Nanovectors Combine Cancer Imaging and Therapy

February 6, 2015 2:18 pm | by CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) | News | Comments

Researchers at Imperial College London and the Laboratoire de chimie de la matière condensée de Paris (CNRS/Collège de France/UPMC)1 have designed and developed hybrid gold-silica nanoparticles, which are turning out to be genuine...  

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Photos of the Day: Using 3-D Printers to Give Kids a Hand

February 6, 2015 12:28 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University bioengineering students, staff and faculty teamed up with Marvel Universe LIVE! and Houston’s Shriners Hospitals for Children this week to offer both a free mechanical hand and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to the families of...

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