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Expanding Opportunities with Shrinking Implantable Neurostimulation

July 16, 2015 10:55 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

StimGuard is a privately held medical device firm focused on the development, manufacture, and commercialization of wirelessly powered, injectable, microtechnology neurostimulators. The technology is currently going through clinical trials...

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A Global Game of Medical Technology

July 16, 2015 10:46 am | by Steve Hughes, Managing Director, REO UK | Articles | Comments

One of the biggest challenges facing the medical sector to date has been the consumerization of healthcare devices. The rise in mobile healthcare platforms, products with shorter lifecycles and increasing complexity has resulted in the...

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Blood Test Could Be Best Way to Confirm Schizophrenia

July 16, 2015 10:07 am | by Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University | News | Comments

High blood levels of a growth factor known to enable new blood vessel development and brain cell protection correlate with a smaller size of brain areas key to complex thought, emotion and behavior in patients with schizophrenia, researchers...

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Vaginal Douches May Expose Women to Harmful Chemicals

July 16, 2015 9:47 am | by Laura Kurtzman, University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

Women who use feminine care products called douches may increase their exposure to harmful chemicals called phthalates—and black women may be at particularly high risk due to frequent use, according to a study published July 15 in the journal...

Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Could Transform Learning

July 16, 2015 9:18 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a new technique to enhance brain excitability that could improve physical performance in healthy individuals such as athletes and musicians. The technique could also improve treatments for neurological and neuropsychological...

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Specialized Medical-grade Fabrics

July 16, 2015 9:13 am | by Sefar Inc. | Sefar Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Sefar recently created the new SEFAR MEDITEX label, a single brand to unify the specialized medical-grade fabric lines. All fabrics under this brand are carefully produced to ensure they are suitable for use in diagnostic testing...

Gene-editing Technology Becomes More User Friendly

July 16, 2015 9:12 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new user-friendly resource to accompany the powerful gene editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9, which has been widely adopted to make precise, targeted...

SynthHD Dual-Channel RF Signal Generator

July 15, 2015 3:56 pm | by Saelig Company Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company Inc. announces the SynthHD Dual-channel RF Signal Generator, an innovative, highly portable device that brings low cost to precision microwave signal generation. The SynthHD is a compact software-tunable, dual channel RF signal generator which can be controlled by a Windows or Linux PC via its USB port, or run as a standalone generator. The SynthHD allows frequency stepping to...

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Medtronic Launches Minimally Invasive Lung Biopsy Tool

July 15, 2015 3:29 pm | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic now offers the GenCut core biopsy system, a unique lung tissue biopsy tool for use with the superDimension navigation system. The superDimension system enables a minimally invasive approach to accessing difficult-to-reach areas...

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MedTech Memoirs: Breast Implants

July 15, 2015 2:55 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Breast augmentation surgery is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S., with about 286,000 people going under the knife in 2014. (Nose reshaping was a close second with 217,000.) With the ubiquity of celebrities and stories of women...

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Low DCL Tantalum SMD Capacitors

July 15, 2015 2:30 pm | by AVX | AVX | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation, a manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the new T4J Medical Series tantalum SMD capacitors. Specifically designed for use in implantable, non-life-support and non-implantable...

Nanotech Could Prevent and Treat Acne

July 15, 2015 1:29 pm | by George Washington University Medical Center | News | Comments

This research, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, identified that the nanoparticles were effective at killing Proprionobacterium acnes, the gram positive bacteria associated with acne, and even more importantly, they inhibited...

Portable ‘Paper Machine’ Diagnoses Disease for Less Than $2

July 15, 2015 12:20 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In the U.S. and other industrialized nations, testing for infectious diseases and cancer often requires expensive equipment and highly trained specialists. In countries where resources are limited, performing the same diagnostics is far more...

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Your Phone Knows If You're Depressed

July 15, 2015 11:55 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

You can fake a smile, but your phone knows the truth. Depression can be detected from your smartphone sensor data by tracking the number of minutes you use the phone and your daily geographical locations, reports a small Northwestern Medicine...

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The Dark Side of Crowdfunding MedTech

July 15, 2015 11:28 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Crowdfunding seems to offer a fantastic way for an inventor to get people behind their ingenious idea. In the medical space, you could be directly improving the lives of investors who need your technology to resolve a medical issue from which they are suffering. Win-Win, right?

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