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Moving Toward a National Medical Device Postmarket Surveillance System

February 25, 2015 8:30 am | by Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D. and Thomas P. Gross, M.D., MPH | Blogs | Comments

Despite rigorous premarket evaluation, what really counts is how well a medical device works when it’s used day-to-day by patients, caregivers and clinicians. Beyond clinical trials, real-life patient experience may reveal unanticipated...

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Optical Nanoantennas Set the Stage for a NEMS Lab-on-a-Chip Revolution

February 24, 2015 4:07 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Newly developed tiny antennas, likened to spotlights on the nanoscale, offer the potential to measure food safety, identify pollutants in the air and even quickly diagnose and treat cancer, according to the Australian scientists who created...

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Ex-NFL Pro Among Many Achieving Pain Relief with Foot-Worn Device

February 24, 2015 3:48 pm | by AposTherapy | News | Comments

It’s estimated that a staggering 100 million Americans live with chronic pain—a condition largely approached with powerful drugs, painful injections and invasive surgeries in attempts to ease the ache. But, one ingenious invention is changing...

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Embedded Boards with High-Speed PCIe Expansion

February 24, 2015 3:31 pm | by VadaTech | VadaTech | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech, a manufacturer of embedded boards and complete application-ready platforms, has announced two boards that provide high-speed PCIe Expansion from an industrial PC to MicroTCA, AdvancedTCA, or other systems. The versatile modules can be used with industry standard options for copper or fiber cables...

Smartphone Apps Aren't Doctors

February 24, 2015 3:19 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Something a smartphone can never accomplish is acquiring a medical degree. (Yet, as those who live in the constant fear of a robot uprising will say.) The so-called “melanoma diagnostic apps” MelApp and Mole Detective have learned this...

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Population Health Management will Be ‘Gigantic’ Market in 2015

February 24, 2015 3:09 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Population Health Management and Patient Engagement are some of the most desirable health care markets today, said the 2015 Healthcare Technology Purchasing report from peer60. More than 80 percent of the chief medical informatics officers...

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DC Accelerometers

February 24, 2015 2:44 pm | by Measurement Specialties, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties, now part of TE Connectivity, offers two new low-cost DC accelerometers that provide long term, stable measurements in structural and vibration monitoring applications. The rugged, high-performance Model 4020 and Model 4030 deliver MEMS capacitive sensing technologies and state-of-the-art...

Dongle for Mobile or Wireless Conversion

February 24, 2015 11:57 am | by Laird Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

A new dongle that enables sophisticated, legacy equipment to be converted for mobile or wireless use is being introduced by global technology leader Laird (LRD: London), the company announced today. Legacy devices that have an operating system (OS) and a USB port, but no in-built Bluetooth or BLE functionality...

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HeartWare International Recalls Older Clinical Trial Controllers

February 24, 2015 11:54 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

HeartWare International, Inc. is issuing a voluntary Urgent Medical Device Recall in the United States related to older HeartWare Ventricular Assist System Controllers, which were distributed in the U.S. during the clinical...

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'Bionic' Eye Implant Offers Hope of Restoring Vision

February 24, 2015 11:45 am | by Mayo Clinic | Videos | Comments

It’s a medical story, a science and technology advancement and a romance wrapped into one moment: when a man who is blind sees his wife again for the first time in a decade. Allen Zderad began to have serious vision problems about 20 years...

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Real-Time EEG Monitoring May Allow Automatic Control of Anesthesia

February 24, 2015 11:21 am | by Elizabeth Dougherty, MIT Spectrum | News | Comments

Emery Brown says anesthesia drugs have been used in the U.S. for more than 160 years, but were largely misunderstood — until now. In operating rooms around the world, machines attached to anesthetized patients blip and bleep, reporting...

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Overcoming Addiction with an App

February 24, 2015 11:10 am | by University of Twente | News | Comments

Can a game installed on your smartphone help you to overcome an addiction? Soon this will be a possibility. Marloes Postel, a lecturer at the University of Twente, observed the need for easily accessible care for people with addictions...

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Making The Case for Pressure Forming Medical Device Enclosures

February 24, 2015 10:52 am | by Jason Middleton, VP of Sales & Development, Ray Products | Articles | Comments

In some ways, pressure forming is a niche plastic manufacturing process. In many of the same ways, medical device enclosures are a niche product. It just so happens that the unique capabilities of pressure forming often match up very well...

Polio Vaccination with Microneedle Patches

February 24, 2015 10:24 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The Georgia Institute of Technology and Micron Biomedical have been awarded $2.5 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the development of dissolvable microneedle patches for polio immunization. The...

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First Portable System for Monitoring Patients with Parkinson's in Testing

February 24, 2015 10:16 am | by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya | News | Comments

The REMPARK European telemedicine project is coordinated by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and has a budget of about €5 million. Also participating are the Hospital Quirón Teknon, Telefónica...

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