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Faster, Cheaper Tests for Sickle Cell

September 2, 2014 | by Harvard University | Comments

Within minutes after birth, every child in the U.S. undergoes a battery of tests designed to diagnose a host of conditions, including sickle cell disease. Thousands of children born in the developing world, however, aren't so lucky, meaning...

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Vygon Group Buys Medwin

September 2, 2014 11:19 am | by Andrew Lloyd & Associates | Comments

Vygon, the specialist single-use medical devices group, today announces its acquisition of Medwin, a company company based in southern France, specialized in enteral nutrition (feeding pumps) and related accessories. The financial terms of the...

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Philips Debuts New Affiniti Ultrasound System at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2014

September 2, 2014 10:17 am | by Philips Healthcare | Comments

Royal Philips has announced the launch of Affiniti, a new ultrasound system designed to enable global hospitals and health systems to overcome the demands of increasing patient volumes and cost pressures. Making its debut at the European...

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Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgical Navigation Systems

September 2, 2014 10:08 am | by BCC Research | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report, Surgical Navigation Systems: Technologies and Global Markets, the global market for surgical navigation systems was valued at $419.7 million in 2013. Driven by the need for replacement of existing...

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Advanced Orthopedic Product Market is Strengthening

September 2, 2014 9:55 am | by BCC Research | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report, Advanced Orthopedic Technologies, Implants and Regenerative Products, the global market for advanced orthopedic technology is anticipated to increase from $36.4 billion by 2014 to $42.2 billion by...

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Boston Scientific Closes Acquisition of Interventional Business of Bayer AG

September 2, 2014 9:32 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation closed on its previously announced agreement to purchase the Interventional business of Bayer AG. The acquisition enhances the ability of Boston Scientific to offer physicians and healthcare systems a more complete...

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SF Biotech Firm Sparsa Inc. to Develop Houston Methodist Technology

August 28, 2014 4:08 pm | by Houston Methodist | Comments

Houston Methodist and San Francisco-based Sparsa Inc. have entered into an agreement to develop technology invented by Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists Lidong Qin, Ph.D., and Yujun Song, Ph.D., that quickly and cheaply...

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Computer Software and Mathematical Theory to Improve Imaging Systems

August 28, 2014 3:59 pm | by Duke University | Comments

Sina Farsiu wants to figure out how to peer into your soul...or at least your brain. An expert in designing computer image processing algorithms, Farsiu is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Duke Medicine who recently accepted a primary...

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Quantum Physics Enables Revolutionary Imaging Method

August 28, 2014 2:55 pm | by University of Vienna | Comments

Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ), and the University of Vienna have developed a fundamentally new quantum imaging technique with...

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Nanoscale Assembly Line

August 28, 2014 2:03 pm | by ETH Zurich | Comments

Cars, planes and many electronic products are now built with the help of sophisticated assembly lines. Mobile assembly carriers, on to which the objects are fixed, are an important part of these assembly lines. In the case of a car body, the...

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From Nose to Knee: Engineered Cartilage Regenerates Joints

August 28, 2014 12:12 pm | by University of Basel | Comments

Human articular cartilage defects can be treated with nasal septum cells. Researchers at the University and the University Hospital of Basel report that cells taken from the nasal septum are able to adapt to the environment of the knee joint...

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Novel 'Butterfly' Molecule Could Build New Sensors

August 28, 2014 12:06 pm | by Florida State University | Comments

Exciting new work by a Florida State University research team has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions. And, the molecule looks like a...

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Simple Test could Detect Most Common Cause of Visual Impairment in the UK

August 28, 2014 11:46 am | by AlphaGalileo | Comments

A simple colour test that could detect the early onset of a condition which accounts for over half of visual impairment certifications in the UK is being researched by scientists at Aston University. Dr Frank Eperjesi, an optometry specialist...

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Medtronic Receives Clearance for the SHILLA Growth Guidance System

August 28, 2014 11:04 am | by Medtronic, Inc. | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today announced the 510(k) clearance and launch of the SHILLA(TM) Growth Guidance System. The system is designed for treatment of skeletally immature pediatric patients less 10 years of age diagnosed with severe, progressive...

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EMIT Corporation Awarded CE-Mark

August 28, 2014 10:51 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

EMIT Corporation announced today that it has received CE-Mark for its Hypothermx Intravenous Fluid and Blood Warming Devices with sterile fluid paths, allowing for sales expansion into the European and other OUS markets. EMIT Corporation also...

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Japan Lab Unable to Replicate Stem Cell Results

August 28, 2014 10:51 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | Comments

The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results. Scientists at the government-affiliated Riken Center for...

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