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Major Breakthrough in Stem Cell Manufacturing Technology

March 31, 2014 12:10 pm | by University of Nottingham | Comments

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have developed a new substance which could simplify the manufacture of cell therapy in the pioneering world of regenerative medicine. Cell therapy is an exciting and rapidly developing area of medicine...

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New Gel to Promote Bone Growth on Implants

March 31, 2014 12:04 pm | by Uppsala University | Comments

A research group at Uppsala University, Sweden has developed a new responsive coating for implants used in surgery to improve their integration into bone and to prevent rejection. Neutron scattering experiments at the Institut Laue-Langevin...

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GE Healthcare Debuts Connected Cardiovascular Care at ACC 2014

March 31, 2014 12:04 pm | by GE Healthcare | Comments

GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), today showcased a suite of connected cardiovascular innovations – including several new and advanced imaging technologies and software capabilities – at the 63rd annual American College...

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Test Accurately Rules Out Heart Attacks in the ER

March 31, 2014 11:56 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients. A large study in Sweden found that the blood test plus the usual... 

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Study Backs Nonsurgical Way to Fix Heart Valves

March 31, 2014 11:52 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead. The results...

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Photos of the Day: Repairing the Heart Without Surgery

March 31, 2014 11:51 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead...   

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Hematology Testing Company Complements EKF’s POCT Product Portfolio

March 31, 2014 11:50 am | by Alto Marketing Limited | Comments

EKF Diagnostics (www.ekfdiagnostics.com), the global in vitro diagnostics business, announces that it has acquired Separation Technology, Inc. (STI), the Florida based manufacturer of in vitro diagnostics devices for hematology testing...

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Noninvasive Genetic Test for Pregnant Mothers to Check for Baby’s Health

March 31, 2014 11:41 am | by AB Newswire | Comments

Synapse Diagnostics, a Hyderabad based laboratory launched a new genetic blood test for pregnant mothers called Materni T21. Materni T21 PLUS is a highly accurate test for specific chromosome (Genetic) conditions in the baby associated...

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Singulex, in Partnership with Tecan, Commences Commercial Development of Ultrasensitive Sgx Clarity System for In Vitro Diagnostics Market

March 31, 2014 11:31 am | by Singulex | Comments

Singulex, Inc., the developer and leading provider of Single Molecule Counting (SMC) technology for clinical diagnostics and scientific discovery, today announced an agreement to co-develop the Sgx Clarity system with Tecan, a leading global...

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Stryker Sustainability Solutions Brings Record-Setting $255 Million In Reprocessing Savings To U.S. Hospitals

March 31, 2014 8:24 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Growth of Stryker Sustainability Solutions' single-use medical device reprocessing and remanufacturing services produced a record-setting $255 million in supply cost savings for its more than 2,500 hospital and health system customers in...

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Frost & Sullivan Applauds Image Stream's Vendor-Neutral Imaging Integration Solutions for the OR

March 31, 2014 8:23 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Based on its recent analysis of the surgical imaging integration market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Image Stream Medical with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement. By providing comprehensive...

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Soterix Medical Awarded Another Patent for High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Platform

March 31, 2014 8:23 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Soterix Medical Inc. announces receipt of allowance of claims from the U.S. Patent Office for an application covering their system and method of non-invasive neuromodulation using the proprietary High-Definition transcranial Direct Current...

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Medtronic CoreValve® System Demonstrates Long-Term Durability

March 31, 2014 8:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the final follow-up results from the CoreValve® CE Pivotal Study, which demonstrated excellent long-term durability at four years in patients with severe aortic stenosis who were treated with the self-expanding...

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ICON to Acquire Aptiv Solutions

March 31, 2014 6:29 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

ICON, a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced that it has agreed, subject to certain closing conditions, to acquire Aptiv Solutions for a cash...

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World's First Transcatheter Valve, Medtronic Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Shows Positive Clinical Outcomes in Real-World Study

March 30, 2014 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the one-year results of the Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) U.S. Post-Approval Study, which found that real-world use of the Melody TPV was associated with high procedural success, excellent valve...

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