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Bluestar Silicones Unveils High Performance LSR for Long-Term Implant

October 29, 2014 10:40 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Bluestar Silicones unveils its new Silbione Biomedical Liquid Silicone Rubber product line for long-term implant applications of greater than 30 days in the body at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference ...  

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Diagnosing Prostate Cancer Quickly & Safely

October 29, 2014 10:36 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Distinguishing between benign and malignant prostate tissue is difficult. A new device facilitates the diagnosis for doctors: Through a visual analysis, they can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a minute-and-a-half ...

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Device Detects Prostate Cancer, Kidney Disease on the Spot

October 29, 2014 10:33 am | by Brigham Young University | Comments

When you flush the toilet, you may be discarding microscopic warning signs about your health. But a cunningly simple new device can stop that vital information from “going to waste.” Brigham Young University chemist Adam Woolley and ...  

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Google Working on Pill That Searches for Illnesses

October 29, 2014 10:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology. Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells...

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Germ-Killing Robots Help Protect Against Ebola

October 29, 2014 10:02 am | by True-D | Comments

Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and many other hospitals around the country are preparing for the possibility of an Ebola case and rehearsing strict procedures for personal protective equipment. In addition, many of these same hospitals...

Improving the Diagnosis of Heart Disease

October 29, 2014 9:50 am | by Purdue University | Comments

Officials at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation say their company could help cardiologists improve the diagnosis of heart disease, which the World Health Organization listed as the leading cause of death in the world in 2012...

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Panasonic Introduces Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery

October 28, 2014 4:10 pm | by Panasonic Corporation | Comments

Panasonic Corporation has announced that it has developed a pin shaped Lithium Ion battery (CG-320, nominal capacity 13mAh) with a diameter of 3.5mm and a weight of 0.6g. This battery is suitable for powering small devices such as wearable devices...

Quantum Medical Concepts to Provide $100,000 in Startup Funding

October 28, 2014 4:04 pm | by Quantum Medical Concepts | Comments

Quantum Medical Concepts, a new partnership between the Michigan State Medical Society and Common Wealth Enterprises to provide early-stage funding for developing medical advances in Michigan, announced that it will make its first investment in Advanced Amputee Solutions...

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New Surgical Device Improves Targeting of Radiation Therapy

October 28, 2014 3:57 pm | by Focal Therapeutics, Inc. | Comments

A new surgical device enables breast cancer patients to be treated with dramatically improved targeting (precision) of radiation when being treated for breast cancer. Findings were presented at the 18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare...

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Photos of the Day: Medication Management with the Amiko Inhaler

October 28, 2014 3:46 pm | by Amiko | Comments

Amiko, a unique wearable activity tracker that actually wraps around medicine packaging, launches to tackle non-adherent behavior as it happens. While other solutions are either smartphone apps which rely on patients to accurately and consistently report...

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Wearable Activity Tracker Improves Medication Adherence

October 28, 2014 1:49 pm | by Amiko | Comments

One of healthcare’s biggest concerns is the discrepancy between potentially achievable success rates and the actual treatment success rates when it comes to patients. Studies show that something as simple as getting patients to take their meds, on time...

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Robotically Assisted Bypass Surgery Reduces Complications, Cuts Recovery

October 28, 2014 12:29 pm | by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada | Comments

Robotically assisted coronary artery bypass grafting surgery is a rapidly evolving technology that shortens hospital stays and reduces the need for blood products, while decreasing recovery times, making the procedure safer and less risky, says a study presented...

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Many Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Be Inaccurate

October 28, 2014 12:21 pm | by American Society of Nephrology | Comments

Home blood pressure monitors may be inaccurate in up to 15% of patients, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 November 11¬–16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Major guidelines recommend...

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Winning Innovators Announced in Pediatric Medical Device Competition

October 28, 2014 10:57 am | by Children's National Health System | Comments

Two pediatric medical device innovators, Velano Vascular and REBIScan, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in a competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System as part of its second...

Creating Medical Devices with Dissolvable Metal

October 28, 2014 10:55 am | by University of Pittsburgh | Comments

University of Pittsburgh researchers recently received another $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to continue a combined multi-university, private-industry effort to develop implantable medical devices made from biodegradable metals...

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