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3D-Printed Cardiovascular Model Listed as a Class 1 Medical Device

October 13, 2014 12:14 pm | by Materialise NV | News | Comments

Materialise NV has listed its 3D-printed cardiovascular HeartPrint models as a medical device in the USA and EU markets. After years of 3D printing anatomical models for educational and research purposes, the Company addressed the need for models that can assist with...

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Bio-Inspired ‘Nano-Cocoons’ Offer Targeted Drug Delivery Against Cancer Cells

October 13, 2014 11:53 am | by NC State University | News | Comments

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a drug delivery system consisting of nanoscale “cocoons” made of DNA that target cancer cells and trick the cells into absorbing the cocoon before unleashing anticancer drugs. "This drug delivery...

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Fiber Embedded with Silver Demonstrates 99.99% Antimicrobial Efficacy

October 13, 2014 11:52 am | by PurThread Technologies | News | Comments

The University of Arizona revealed the findings from a recent study commissioned by PurThread Technologies, Inc., on the antimicrobial capabilities of novel fabrics embedded with silver at IDWeek on Oct. 11 in Philadelphia. In the study, PurThread’s...

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Biocoating Prevents Blood from Clotting on Implantables

October 13, 2014 11:42 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering | News | Comments

From joint replacements to cardiac implants and dialysis machines, medical devices enhance or save lives on a daily basis. However, any device implanted in the body or in contact with flowing blood faces two critical challenges that can threaten...

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Meaghan's Minute: Helping Stroke Victims Communicate

October 13, 2014 11:31 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghans' Minute, researchers at East Tennessee State University have shown that a brain-computer interface (BCI) device can be beneficial to patients who have suffered a brainstem stroke and are experiencing “locked-in” syndrome and...

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Detecting Prostate Cancer with Urine

October 13, 2014 11:15 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have identified a set of RNA molecules that are detectable in tissue samples and urine of prostate cancer patients but not in normal healthy individuals. The study sets the stage for the...

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First Drug-Coated Angioplasty Balloon Catheter Approved by FDA

October 13, 2014 9:06 am | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Lutonix 035 Drug Coated Balloon Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty Catheter. This is the first drug-coated balloon used to re-open arteries in the thigh and knee when narrowed or blocked as a result of peripheral artery disease...

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5 Key Lessons to Successfully Prepare and Publish Data to the FDA’s GUDID

October 13, 2014 8:30 am | by Denise Odenkirk, Senior Director, Industry Solutions, GHX | Blogs | Comments

While the deadline for medical device companies to submit Class III product data to the FDA's Production Global UDI Database (GUDID) passed on September 24, 2014, the remaining 90 percent of all medical device implantables, as well as products...

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Effectiveness of Low Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

October 13, 2014 8:30 am | by Jen Jenkinson | Articles | Comments

More people are diagnosed with lung cancer than any other malignancy around the world, with around 200,000 new diagnoses in the US each year1. Unfortunately, lung cancer has a poor survival rate, with about 150,000 deaths annually from the disease...

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X-Ray Source for Panoramic/Ceph/CT Applications

October 13, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation announces the introduction of its new PDM Dental Monoblock X-Ray Source. This compact and lightweight integrated high voltage power supply, filament power supply and X-Ray tube assembly is ideal for...

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LED-Curable Catheter Adhesive

October 13, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Dymax Corporation has introduced MD 215-CTH-UR-SC, an LED-curable adhesive designed for bonding and assembly of next-generation catheter designs using Nylon 12 and PEBA. Formulated with new Encompass technology that combines Dymax exclusive...

Wearable Sensor Interface Will Make Prosthetics More Comfortable

October 10, 2014 11:58 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

UT Arlington researchers have been awarded a $744,300 grant from the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthapaedic Research Program to create an adaptive interface that fits between a prosthetic and a patient's limb so that the fit and...

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Radio Waves Sensor Technology Could Put Electronic ‘Touch’ on Prosthetics

October 10, 2014 11:51 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

Stanford engineers have invented a wireless pressure sensor that has already been used to measure brain pressure in lab mice with brain injuries. The underlying technology has such broad potential that it could one day be used to create skin-like...

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RFID Technology Localizes Breast Tumors

October 10, 2014 11:40 am | by UW-Madison | News | Comments

Breast cancer may inspire more public discussion, advocacy, and charitable giving than almost any other disease besides HIV and AIDS. But people rarely talk about the specific experiences to which cancer patients are subjected. Especially the...

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Orthopedic Implants Could Cause Skin Cancer

October 10, 2014 11:22 am | by Washington University School of Medicine | News | Comments

In rare cases, patients with allergies to metals develop persistent skin rashes after metal devices are implanted near the skin. New research suggests these patients may be at increased risk of an unusual and aggressive form of skin cancer...

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