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Vascular Solutions Launches Gel-Bead Embolization Spheres

June 19, 2014 4:23 pm | by Globe Newswire | Comments

Vascular Solutions, Inc. has announced the U.S. market launch of its Gel-Bead embolization spheres for the treatment of hypervascular tumors. Gel-Bead embolization spheres are precisely sized, bioresorbable beads of gelatin that are absorbed...

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Healing Bone Defects Using Regenerative Medicine

June 19, 2014 3:36 pm | by youris.com | Comments

Bone is one of the most frequently transplanted tissues. And the demand is rising. Transplants treat large defects like those caused by trauma, complicated fractures, tumor resection or osteoporosis. Conventionally, a piece of bone is...  

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Developing a Diverse Toolbox for Regenerating Bones – A Q&A with Heike Walles

June 19, 2014 3:16 pm | by youris.com | Comments

Bone grafts are among the most sought after tissue transplants in clinical practice. And this demand is expected to rise due to an ageing population. Now, the EU-funded project Vascubone, due to be completed in December 2014, aims at providing...

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First Smartphone App Developed for Pediatric Photoscreening

June 19, 2014 3:05 pm | by Gobiquity Mobile Health | Comments

This July, Gobiquity Mobile Health will introduce their flagship innovation, GoCheck Kids, the world’s first and only pediatric photoscreening application for smartphones, used to screen a child’s eyes for risk factors that could lead to...

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Consortium Selects Wearable Sensor Patch Subsystem Project as First to Receive Funding

June 19, 2014 2:52 pm | by Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium | Comments

The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC) has selected a proposal by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to develop a wearable sensor patch subsystem as its first project in its mission to develop human performance-monitoring... 

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Medtronic Announces Preliminary Outcomes for World’s Smallest Cardiac Pacemaker

June 19, 2014 2:48 pm | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced preliminary results from the first human implants of the world’s smallest pacemaker, the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). Results from the first four patients to receive the Micra TPS were reported at...

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$7 Million Series C Funding for Wearable Biometric Sensors Developer

June 19, 2014 2:43 pm | by Valencell | Comments

Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data sensor technology, today announced it has secured more than $7 million in Series C financing. WSJ Joshua Fund is a new investor to the latest round, which also includes TDF Ventures, True...

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Nike+ FuelBand App for Android Now Available

June 19, 2014 2:39 pm | by Nike | Comments

Nike, Inc. has announced the availability of a Nike+ FuelBand App for Android, giving Android users the ability to seamlessly connect their Nike+ FuelBand SE and Android device. Through this app, Nike adds another access point for athletes...

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Photos of the Day: Glasses Give Vision Impaired a Close-Up View

June 19, 2014 2:30 pm | by University of Oxford | Comments

The smart glasses consist of a video camera mounted on the frame of the glasses; a computer processing unit that is small enough to fit in a pocket; and software that provides images of objects close-by to the see-through displays in the...

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'Smart' Glasses for People with Poor Vision Being Tested

June 19, 2014 2:26 pm | by University of Oxford | Comments

Oxford University researchers are measuring how their smart glasses can help people with limited vision navigate and avoid walking into obstacles. "The idea of the smart glasses is to give people with poor vision an aid that boosts their...

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Stress Tracker Focuses on Breathing

June 19, 2014 2:02 pm | by Spire | Comments

By monitoring breathing, Spire brings insight to a user’s entire day by measuring streaks of focus and periods of tension while also offering accurate information on physical activity. Changing the way technology helps people be healthier...

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Medtech Innovator 2014 Winner Announced

June 19, 2014 10:38 am | by RCT Ventures | Comments

267 companies submitted their plans. A panel of investor judges reviewed the entries to select the MedTech Innovator Top 10 Semi-Finalists. The investor judges included Christopher P. Martin, President, RCT Ventures; Ned Scheetz, Founder...

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Microwave Helmet Differentiates Bleeding Strokes from Clot-Induced Strokes

June 19, 2014 10:20 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | Comments

The results from the initial clinical studies involving the microwave helmet Strokefinder confirm the usefulness of microwaves for rapid and accurate diagnosis of stroke patients. This is shown in a scientific article published on Monday...

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Photos of the Day: Stroke Seeking Helmet

June 19, 2014 10:19 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | Comments

Strokefinder enables earlier diagnosis than current methods, which improves the possibility to counteract brain damage.In the article, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sahlgrenska Academy and Sahlgrenska University Hospital...

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Spinal Devices Developer Secures $64 Million Financing

June 19, 2014 9:46 am | by Benvenue Medical | Comments

Benvenue Medical, a developer of minimally invasive solutions for spine repair, announced it completed a $64 million round of financing. The spine company intends to use the proceeds to build its US commercial presence, scale up manufacturing...

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