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Researchers Make Cancer Glow

August 4, 2014 10:43 am | by University of Pennsylvania | Comments

The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence. With a new technique, researchers...

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23andMe Receives Over $1.3 Million in Funding from NIH

August 4, 2014 10:23 am | by 23andMe Inc. | Comments

23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, has received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a grant totaling $1,367,504 for a two-year project to support the further development of 23andMe's web-based database and research engine...

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GEARing Technology for Developing Markets

August 4, 2014 10:16 am | by Eric Brown, MIT Industrial Liaison Program | Comments

Several years ago, as a graduate student at MIT, Amos Winter spent a summer in Tanzania surveying wheelchair technology. What he found was a disconnect between products and the lives of their customers. “You had normal wheelchairs that...

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Tecan Acquires IBL International to Offer Integrated Solution for Specialty Diagnostics

August 4, 2014 10:05 am | by Tecan Group | Comments

The Tecan Group has announced the acquisition of IBL International as an important strategic step to support Tecan's evolution into a solutions business with a higher share of recurring revenues. IBL International is a leading company in the...

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U.S. to Remain World’s Leading Diagnostic X-Ray Systems Market by 2020

August 4, 2014 9:36 am | by GlobalData | Comments

The U.S. diagnostic X-ray systems market value will grow from $694 million in 2012 to approximately $1.1 billion by 2020, at a moderate Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.1%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The...

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Siemens Unveils New Chemistry and Immunoassay Systems at AACC 2014

August 4, 2014 9:26 am | by Siemens Healthcare | Comments

Siemens Healthcare introduces the ADVIA Chemistry XPT System1 and ADVIA Centaur XPT Immunoassay System2 at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, Chicago, July 27-31. The newest in the company’s portfolio of chemistry and... 

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New Gadget Helps the Vision-Impaired to Read Graphs

August 4, 2014 9:10 am | by Curtin University | Comments

People who are blind can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, following the development of an affordable digital reading system by Curtin University researchers. Opening up new career paths and educational opportunities...

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Hope for More Accurate Diagnosis of Memory Problems

August 4, 2014 9:02 am | by University of East Anglia | Comments

More accurate tests could be created to diagnose diseases such as Alzheimer's or memory problems stemming from head injuries, leading to earlier intervention, according to new findings from the University of East Anglia (UEA). The research...

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Innovative Scientists Update Old-School Pipetting with New-Age Technology

August 4, 2014 8:59 am | by Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research | Comments

A team of Whitehead Institute researchers is bringing new levels of efficiency and accuracy to one of the most essential albeit tedious tasks of bench science: pipetting. And, in an effort to aid the scientific community at large, the group...

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Exploring 3D Printing to Make Organs for Transplants

August 4, 2014 8:43 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Printing whole new organs for transplants sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but the real-life budding technology could one day make actual kidneys, livers, hearts and other organs for patients who desperately need them. In the ACS...

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Study: Sluggish Economy, Not Health Reform, Drove Slowdown in Health Spending

August 4, 2014 8:41 am | by Health Care Cost Institute | Comments

Approximately 70 percent of the recent decline in health care spending growth from 2009-2011 was due to the economic downturn, and not to other factors such as health sector responses to the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study...

Medtronic Launches NuVent EM Sinus Dilation System for Fusion ENT Navigation System

August 4, 2014 8:36 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic Inc. has announced the launch of the NuVent EM Sinus Dilation System for the Fusion ENT Navigation System, developed and manufactured by the company's Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) division of its Surgical Technologies business. NuVent...

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Tecomet to Acquire Symmetry Medical Inc.'s OEM Solutions Business

August 4, 2014 8:32 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Tecomet Inc., a Genstar Capital portfolio company and precision contract manufacturer supporting the medical device and aerospace industries, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Symmetry Medical Inc. to acquire its...

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FDA Takes Steps to Help Ensure the Reliability of Certain Diagnostic Tests

August 4, 2014 8:20 am | by FDA | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken important steps to ensure that certain tests used by health care professionals to help diagnose and treat patients provide accurate, consistent and reliable results. First, the FDA is issuing a final...

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Acquisitions Driving Global Medical Device Market

July 31, 2014 4:14 pm | by Kalorama Information | Comments

With global device demand limited, companies are acquiring each other to boost revenues and take advantage of distribution synergies, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher says the $300-billion plus global market for medical devices will grow only in the 3 to 4% range for the next five years, and this ...

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