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Photos of the Day: Diagnosing Disease with Musical Microfluidics

June 16, 2014 10:41 am | by Max Planck Institute | Comments

The researchers at the Göttingen-based Max Planck Institute can control the frequency with which the water droplets flow through the channels of a microfluidic chip. The chip is a transparent plastic block that is traversed by thin conduits...

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American Chemical Society’s Highest Honor Goes to Pioneer of Diagnostic ‘DNA Chips’

June 16, 2014 10:01 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Jacqueline K. Barton, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and chair of the division of chemistry and chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, has been named winner of the 2015 Priestley Medal by the American Chemical Society...

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How to Market Your Device

June 16, 2014 9:34 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Medical devices marketed in the United States are subject to the regulatory controls in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and the regulations in Title 21- Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR) Parts 1-58, 800-1299... 

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Medtronic to Buy Covidien

June 16, 2014 9:10 am | by Josh Boak, AP Business Writer | Comments

U.S. medical device manufacturer Medtronic has agreed to buy Ireland-based competitor Covidien for $42.9 billion in cash and stock. The combined company would have its executive offices in Dublin, where it could benefit from Ireland's lower...

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Progress Made on a 'Bionic Pancreas' for Diabetics

June 16, 2014 9:03 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

Scientists have made big progress on a "bionic pancreas" to free some people with diabetes from the daily ordeal of managing their disease. A wearable, experimental device passed a real-world test, constantly monitoring blood sugar and... 

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Sequenom, Inc. Receives U.S. FDA Premarket Clearance

June 16, 2014 8:28 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Sequenom, Inc., a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, announced today that it has received premarket 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its IMPACT Dx Factor...

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes OSNovative for its Self-Adaptive Enluxtra Wound Care Technology

June 16, 2014 8:28 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Based on its recent analysis of the wound care dressing market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes OSNovative Systems Inc. with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership. The company's self-adaptive...

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Expanding Orthopedics Inc. Granted a Chinese Patent for its Unique Expandable XPEDT Pedicle Screw System

June 16, 2014 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI), a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative expandable devices for spine surgery, is pleased to announce the grant of a Chinese patent for its XPEDT System...

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Hill-Rom Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire TRUMPF Medical

June 16, 2014 6:27 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase TRUMPF Medical, the medical unit of the privately held TRUMPF Group, for approximately $250 million in cash.  The transaction is expected to close late...

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Spinal Fusion Market worth $6,982 Million by 2020

June 15, 2014 12:23 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Researcher estimates that the spinal fusion market in 2013 was valued at $4,775m across the 10 regions covered in this report, which include the United States (US), France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom (UK), Japan, Brazil, India...

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Convergent Dental’s Solea Wins Gold Medical Design Excellence Award

June 13, 2014 4:23 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device and technology company, announced that Solea was chosen as the Gold winner in the 17 th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition’s “Dental Instruments, Equipment and Supplies...

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Nanoscale Composites Improve MRI

June 13, 2014 2:41 pm | by Mike Williams, Rice University | Comments

Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease. Scientists at Rice University and The Methodist Hospital Research...

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Could Wireless Replace Wearables?

June 13, 2014 2:23 pm | by Adam Conner-Simons, CSAIL | Comments

These days there's perhaps no hotter tech topic than wearable sensors. Earlier this month, for instance, Apple announced a new “Health Kit” app for smartphones that tracks a person's health. But events such as Fitbit's recent recall of...

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Why Aren't Product Designers Considering Activity Trackers for Older Adults?

June 13, 2014 2:07 pm | by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society | Comments

Commercially available activity-monitoring apps, Web sites, and wearable devices allow for easy self-management of health and wellness. This technology may be particularly helpful for older adults, who can improve their cognitive function...

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Manipulating and Detecting Ultrahigh Frequency Sound Waves

June 13, 2014 12:22 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

An advance has been achieved towards next generation ultrasonic imaging with potentially 1,000 times higher resolution than today's medical ultrasounds. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National...  

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