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FDA Clearance for Expanding Orthopedics’ Flxfit 3D Expandable Interbody Cage

July 21, 2014 10:17 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI), a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative expandable devices for spine surgeries, is excited to announce that its FLXfit, the world's first 3D expandable...

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A Simple Blood Test for Cancers

July 21, 2014 10:00 am | by EKF Diagnostics | Comments

EKF Diagnostics, the global diagnostics company, announces that the latest results from its collaboration with the Institute of Life Sciences at the University of Swansea, UK, have continued to confirm the effectiveness of its PointMan DNA...

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Welch Allyn Leads $7 Million Series B Investment Round in Cardiac Insight

July 21, 2014 9:46 am | by Welch Allyn | Comments

Cardiac Insight, a University of Washington spinoff biotech company that develops advanced body worn sensing and computing technologies for applications in cardiology, respiratory and other complex disease states, announced today that it has...

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Sagentia Partners with Premaitha Health to Develop Non-Invasive Diagnostic for Prenatal Screening

July 21, 2014 9:41 am | by Sagentia | Comments

Sagentia, a leading global science, technology & product development company, is working with Premaitha Health, a molecular diagnostics company based in Manchester UK, to develop Premaitha’s IONA test. It will be the first complete non...

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Medical Center Cuts Average ER Wait Time by 92 Minutes Using Technology Suite

July 21, 2014 8:45 am | by Geneva Healthcare | Comments

The Geneva Healthcare Suite, an innovative technology platform for managing data from cardiac devices, has cut emergency room wait times by an average of 92 minutes at the UC San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center, according to a recent study... 

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New Lawsuits Filed in Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Litigation

July 18, 2014 2:01 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

Wendy Fleishman and Lexi Hazam, of the national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, has announced that over the past month 20 hip replacement patients represented by Lieff Cabraser have filed personal injury lawsuits...

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Implantable Tech Developed to Understand How the Brain Retrieves Memories

July 18, 2014 1:57 pm | by Donald B Johnston, LLNL | Comments

Livermore scientists are developing electrode array technology for monitoring brain activity as part of a collaborative research project with UC San Francisco to better understand how the neural circuitry of the brain works during memory...

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Robot-Assisted Surgery for Prostate Cancer Controls Disease for 10 Years

July 18, 2014 12:08 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | Comments

Robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is effective in controlling the disease for 10 years, according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. The study also suggested that traditional methods of measuring...

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Anti-Tank Missile Detector Joins Fight Against Malaria

July 18, 2014 11:56 am | by Monash University | Comments

Researchers at Monash University and the University of Melbourne have used an anti-tank Javelin missile detector, more commonly used in warfare to detect the enemy, in a new test to rapidly identify malaria parasites in blood. Scientists...

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‘International Clinical Trial Rescue’ Program for Medical Devices

July 18, 2014 11:40 am | by Factory CRO | Comments

Factory CRO has announced a new, early-detection program designed to help medical device companies correct poorly designed clinical trials, effectively saving the study from ultimately being rejected by FDA or European regulators. “Because...

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Beckman Coulter to Acquire Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics’ Clinical Microbiology Business

July 18, 2014 11:30 am | by Beckman Coulter | Comments

Beckman Coulter, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the clinical microbiology business of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. The Siemens clinical...

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Dreamit Health Philadelphia Announces Its Next Cohort of MedTech Startups

July 18, 2014 11:20 am | by Dreamit Health | Comments

Independence Blue Cross (Independence), Penn Medicine, and DreamIt Ventures today announce the cohort of nine health-tech startups selected to participate in DreamIt Health Philadelphia 2014, the third cycle of DreamIt’s health-tech accelerator...

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Getting a Grip on Robotic Grasp

July 18, 2014 10:47 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | Comments

Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand — or rather, fingers. Researchers at MIT have...

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Photos of the Day: Seven Fingers Are Better than Five

July 18, 2014 10:47 am | by MIT | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a robot that enhances the grasping motion of the human hand. The device, worn around one’s wrist, works essentially like two extra fingers adjacent to the pinky and thumb. A novel control algorithm enables...

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A GEM of a Prize

July 18, 2014 10:31 am | by Patti Wieser, UC San Diego | Comments

Two physician-engineer teams from UC San Diego have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) awards from the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) and the Institute of Engineering...

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