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Medtronic NC Euphora Coronary Balloon Receives FDA Clearance

September 11, 2014 9:58 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and launch of the NC Euphora Noncompliant Balloon Dilatation Catheter. The new device will be featured for the first time in the United States at the...

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Monitoring the Response of Bone Metastases to Treatment Using MRI and PET

September 11, 2014 9:50 am | by European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer | Comments

Imaging technologies are very useful in evaluating a patient's response to cancer treatment, and this can be done quite effectively for most tumors using RECIST, Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors. However, RECIST works well for...

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Nerve Impulses Can Collide and Continue Unaffected

September 11, 2014 9:46 am | by University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute | Comments

According to the traditional theory of nerves, two nerve impulses sent from opposite ends of a nerve annihilate when they collide. New research from the Niels Bohr Institute now shows that two colliding nerve impulses simply pass through each...

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Artificial Lungs That Can Be Worn at Home

September 11, 2014 9:38 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University professor Keith Cook has received a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research and development of artificial lungs that patients may use long term in the...

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Automated Anti-Müllerian Hormone Test to Improve Fertility Assessment and Treatment

September 11, 2014 9:29 am | by Beckman Coulter | Comments

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics has obtained CE Mark on its new automated Access anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) assay. The new test is the company’s latest innovation in women’s health testing and further advances Beckman Coulter’s rich 15-year...

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AdvaMedDx Supports FDA Oversight of LDTs

September 11, 2014 9:24 am | by AdvaMed | Comments

Andrew Fish, executive director of AdvaMedDx, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee today in support of FDA taking a risk-based approach to the regulation of lab-developed tests (LDTs), which have...

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AdvaMed Questions FDA Classification Proposal

September 11, 2014 9:20 am | by AAMI | Comments

Citing an increased burden on industry, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revisit its proposed amendments to regulations governing the classification and reclassification...

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The World's Smallest Breathalyzer

September 11, 2014 9:17 am | by Elevator Communications | Comments

Nearly every day a record breaking crowdfunding campaign catches the attention of the world with new devices that meld the worlds of software with hardware. And one key player in this revolution is 3D printing. The DrinkMate project, now on...

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Device to Help People with Parkinson's Disease Communicate Better

September 11, 2014 9:11 am | by Cynthia Sequin, Purdue University | Comments

SpeechVive Inc. announced Wednesday, Sept. 10 the commercial launch of the SpeechVive device intended to help people with a soft voice due to Parkinson's disease speak more loudly and communicate more effectively. The device is now available...

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Research Exploring Collagen Growth that Could Help Build Better Bodies

September 10, 2014 2:07 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Research by a biomedical engineer at Texas A&M University is shedding light on how collagen grows at the molecular level and helps form a diverse set of structures in the body, ranging from bone, tendon, blood vessels, skin, heart and even...

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Continuing the Development of Assistive Technologies Legacy

September 10, 2014 1:45 pm | by Patricia Sampson, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT | Comments

The late professor Seth Teller created 6.811 (Principles and Practices in Assistive Technologies, or PPAT) in the fall of 2011. Through his extensive experience developing assistive technologies (AT) at MIT, his compassion for making technology...

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Photos of the Day: Assistive Technologies from MIT

September 10, 2014 1:44 pm | by MIT | Comments

The late professor Seth Teller created 6.811 (Principles and Practices in Assistive Technologies, or PPAT) in the fall of 2011. Through his extensive experience developing assistive technologies (AT) at MIT, his compassion for making technology...

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Prototype Handheld Lab Offers 15-Minute DNA-Based Diagnosis

September 10, 2014 11:45 am | by QuantuMDx | Comments

At the TEDMED 2014 conference, medical device developers QuantuMDx Group announced the successful production of their first fully-integrated sample-to-result working prototype of Q-POC, a handheld lab that delivers your DNA-based medical...

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'Electronic Skin' Could Improve Early Breast Cancer Detection

September 10, 2014 11:23 am | by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces | Comments

For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an "electronic skin" that "feels" and images small lumps that fingers can miss. Knowing the size and shape of a lump...

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International Experts on Artificial Vision Coming to Detroit

September 10, 2014 11:10 am | by Henry Ford Health System | Comments

Soldiers returning from duty who have lost both eyes may be able to have some level of vision restored in the foreseeable future with an implant in the brain. This is one of many topics to be discussed when more than 30 internationally renowned...

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