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Researchers Looking to Create New Bone Tissue Generation Technique

April 10, 2014 11:25 am | by UT Arlington | Comments

UT Arlington and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital are investigating whether bone grown from the body’s own stem cells can replace traditional types of bone grafting. The process, which has been successful in previous lab experiments...

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Infographic: Making Counterfeit Obsolete with Social Media

April 10, 2014 11:16 am | by Trusted Global Buyers Network (TGBN) | Comments

Product obsolescence and end-of-life poses a serious problem for engineers and one that has contributed to a dramatic increase in counterfeiting. A part used by an engineer in their design today has, on average, three years before it is...

Top-Paid Medicare Doctors Say They Have Reasons

April 10, 2014 10:51 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Serdar Tumgoren, Associated Press | Comments

How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare? Explanations for Wednesday's eye-popping numbers from Medicare's massive claims database ranged from straightforward to what the government considers suspicious, as...

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Photos of the Day: 3D Printing a Heart

April 10, 2014 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

So far, the University of Louisville team has printed human heart valves and small veins with cells, and they can construct some other parts with other methods, said Stuart Williams, a cell biologist leading the project. They have also... 

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Philips Handheld Blood Test Shows Further Promise in Clinical Setting

April 10, 2014 10:37 am | by Philips Electronics | Comments

Royal Philips has completed its first field study for its Minicare handheld cardiac Troponin-I (cTn-I) blood test, demonstrating the platform’s potential to produce lab-equivalent results with finger prick samples within minutes. The...

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Scientists Try 3D Printer to Build Human Heart

April 10, 2014 8:33 am | by Dylan Lovan - Associated Press | Comments

It may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3D printer. Ultimately, the goal is to create a new heart for a patient with their own cells that could be transplanted. It is an ambitious project to...

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Dallen Medical’s Compressyn Band Honored as Finalist for the MD+DI 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards

April 10, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dallen Medical, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Compressyn™ Band has been selected as a finalist in the Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products Category of the 17th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition. Finalists were...

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Abbott Completes Enrollment of AbsorbT Randomized Clinical Trials in the U.S., Japan, and China

April 10, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Abbott has announced it has completed enrollment of three clinical trials to support approvals of the company's revolutionary AbsorbT Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) in the United States, Japan and China. Combined, the U.S., Japan and...

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AAMI Journal Probes the Challenges of Battery Management

April 9, 2014 2:09 pm | by The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation | Comments

Batteries are ubiquitous in the healthcare delivery system, powering everything from infusion pumps, to patient beds, to ultrasound machines. The new issue of AAMI’s peer-reviewed journal BI&T (Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology)...

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CE Mark for Novel Esophageal Cooling Device

April 9, 2014 2:01 pm | by RegnierValdez | Comments

Emerging medical device manufacturing company, Advanced Cooling Therapy (ACT), has received CE marking for its first product, the Esophageal Cooling Device (ECD) to control patient temperature.  The product is now available to medical professionals...

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FDA 510(K) Clearance for NEC Display Solutions’ Diagnostic Review Monitor

April 9, 2014 1:50 pm | by NEC Display Solutions | Comments

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the Food and Drug Administration 510(k) market clearance of the 30-inch MultiSync MD302C4 LCD, a widescreen display for...

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CE Mark for Medtronic’s MRI-Safe ICD

April 9, 2014 12:32 pm | by Medtronic Inc. | Comments

Medtronic today announced CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark and European launch of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) System, the first and only ICD system approved for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans...

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St. Jude Medical Recognized as Innovative Technology Supplier of the Year

April 9, 2014 12:19 pm | by St. Jude Medical Inc. | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, was recognized by Novation as the 2013 Innovative Technology Supplier of the Year. Novation members selected the St Jude Medical ILUMIEN PCI Optimization System based on their experience...

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Japan Stem Cell Researcher Says Results Valid

April 9, 2014 12:16 pm | by Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | Comments

The Japanese scientist accused of falsifying data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper said Wednesday the results are valid despite mistakes in their presentation. Haruko Obokata, 30, struggled to maintain her composure during a...

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Prototype Flexible Health Patch Weighs Just 10g

April 9, 2014 12:12 pm | by imec | Comments

Holst Centre and imec have unveiled a prototype flexible health patch weighing just 10g – half the weight of current products. The patch uses real-time electrocardiogram (ECG), tissue-contact impedance and accelerometer information to accurately...

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