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Photos of the Day: Visiting the 'Consumer Reports' of MedTech

February 3, 2015 2:29 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the ECRI Institute's 2015 C-Suite Watch List Media Event. It was a great "introduction" to the medical device testing organization (I was already somewhat familiar with them, but this was my first time at their...

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First Tri-Layered Artificial Blood Vessels Created for Vascular Grafts

February 3, 2015 2:06 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

By combining micro-imprinting and electro-spinning techniques, researchers at Shanghai University’s Rapid Manufacturing Engineering Center have developed a vascular graft composed of three layers for the first time. This tri-layered composite...

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ASU Graduates Create Medical Device to Cure Jaundice

February 3, 2015 1:56 pm | by Arizona State University | Comments

Arizona State University engineering graduates and students are involved in a start-up venture based on new technology the company’s founders developed to help cure jaundice in newborn children. Jaundice affects six out of 10 newborn babies...

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Emerging Markets Ignite New Wave of Surgical Innovation

February 3, 2015 1:48 pm | by Cambridge Consultants | Comments

Emerging markets will be the catalyst that ignites a new wave of surgical innovation, according to a new report from product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants. But the surgical device industry will need to rethink how it... 

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Lab Rats? No, Lab Chips

February 3, 2015 12:27 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

One small chip may put an end to animal testing by letting researchers gain realistic test results from a fusion of microcircuits and cell samples. The “mini-organism” housed inside a chip was developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material...

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Movement Tracking Device Assesses Severity of Parkinson’s Disease

February 3, 2015 11:28 am | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | Comments

A device that measures movement and balance can effectively help assess and track the progression of Parkinson’s disease, even when medications are used to reduce Parkinson’s symptoms, UT Southwestern Medical Center research found. Researchers...

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Boston Scientific Launches World's Longest Lasting ICD

February 3, 2015 10:49 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation announces the launch and first U.S. implant of its line of Extended Longevity (EL) implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), including DYNAGEN EL and INOGEN EL device models. The first EL ICD was implanted at...

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3D Bioprinting Cardiac Tissue and Improving Transplanted Stem Cells

February 3, 2015 10:31 am | by University of California, San Diego Health Sciences | Comments

The governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has awarded two University of California, San Diego researchers almost $3 million in combined funding to pursue new technologies intended to accelerate advances...

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Popular Anti-Aging Laser Treatment Effective for Difficult Scars

February 3, 2015 10:16 am | by American Academy of Dermatology | Comments

Every scar has a story. From childhood adventures to bouts of teenage acne to cancer surgery, scars can remind people of life events both good and bad. Unfortunately, time doesn’t heal all wounds. While some people may be proud of their scars...

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Opening of the FEI Titan Krios Cryo-Electron Microscope

February 3, 2015 10:01 am | by Monash University | Comments

A unique $5 million microscope unveiled today at Monash University will strengthen Australia’s arsenal of cutting–edge research instruments. The opening of the FEI Titan Krios cryo-electron microscope at the University’s Clayton campus, is the...

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How the Brain Controls Robotic Grasping Tools

February 3, 2015 9:46 am | by University of Missouri-Columbia | Comments

Grasping an object involves a complex network of brain functions. First, visual cues are processed in specialized areas of the brain. Then, other areas of the brain use these signals to control the hands to reach for and manipulate the desired...

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Fitness Game for the Physically Impaired

February 3, 2015 9:32 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Modern IT has the potential to make fitness training more varied for people with physical limitations. But what exactly is required? Fraunhofer put this question to thalidomide victims, and developed new IT-based fitness training technology in...

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'Tube Access Point' to Keep IV Devices Tangle-Free

February 3, 2015 9:05 am | by University of Illinois Department of Bioengineering | Comments

A potentially life-saving idea for keeping intravenous (IV) devices tangle free has earned a team of six UI Bioengineering students three recent awards. The team includes Amelia Johnson, Asha Kirchhoff, Mallika Modak, Stephanie Slania, Divya...

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3 IVD Trends to Keep an Eye On In 2015

February 2, 2015 4:35 pm | by Kalorama Information | Comments

Kalorama Information says LDT regulation, new markets, and better sequencing tools are among the trends to watch in 2015. The healthcare market research firm specializes in in vitro diagnostic market forecasts and trends and said that 2015 may...

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'Reset Button' for Circadian Rhythms Offers Neurological Disorder Treatments

February 2, 2015 4:07 pm | by Vanderbilt University | Comments

The discovery of a new reset button for the brain's master biological clock could eventually lead to new treatments for conditions like seasonal affective disorder, reduce the adverse health effects of working the night shift and possibly even...

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