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Medtronic Launches Minimally Invasive Lung Biopsy Tool

July 15, 2015 3:29 pm | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic now offers the GenCut core biopsy system, a unique lung tissue biopsy tool for use with the superDimension navigation system. The superDimension system enables a minimally invasive approach to accessing difficult-to-reach areas...

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MedTech Memoirs: Breast Implants

July 15, 2015 2:55 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Breast augmentation surgery is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S., with about 286,000 people going under the knife in 2014. (Nose reshaping was a close second with 217,000.) With the ubiquity of celebrities and stories of women...

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Low DCL Tantalum SMD Capacitors

July 15, 2015 2:30 pm | by AVX | AVX | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation, a manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the new T4J Medical Series tantalum SMD capacitors. Specifically designed for use in implantable, non-life-support and non-implantable...

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Nanotech Could Prevent and Treat Acne

July 15, 2015 1:29 pm | by George Washington University Medical Center | News | Comments

This research, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, identified that the nanoparticles were effective at killing Proprionobacterium acnes, the gram positive bacteria associated with acne, and even more importantly, they inhibited...

Portable ‘Paper Machine’ Diagnoses Disease for Less Than $2

July 15, 2015 12:20 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In the U.S. and other industrialized nations, testing for infectious diseases and cancer often requires expensive equipment and highly trained specialists. In countries where resources are limited, performing the same diagnostics is far more...

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Your Phone Knows If You're Depressed

July 15, 2015 11:55 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

You can fake a smile, but your phone knows the truth. Depression can be detected from your smartphone sensor data by tracking the number of minutes you use the phone and your daily geographical locations, reports a small Northwestern Medicine...

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The Dark Side of Crowdfunding MedTech

July 15, 2015 11:28 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Crowdfunding seems to offer a fantastic way for an inventor to get people behind their ingenious idea. In the medical space, you could be directly improving the lives of investors who need your technology to resolve a medical issue from which they are suffering. Win-Win, right?

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Bluetooth Bar Code Scanner, RFID Reader, Machine Vision Software

July 15, 2015 11:05 am | by Jadak Llc | Product Releases | Comments

JADAK, a manufacturer of machine vision, radio-frequency identification (RFID) and bar code scanning products for health care and life science industries, has developed three new technologies designed to help original equipment manufacturers...

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A Personal Coach for Everyone

July 15, 2015 10:53 am | by Giuseppina Schiavone, Senior Scientist Health Data Sciences, imec/Holst Centre | Blogs | Comments

There are magazines stuffed full of them: tips for overcoming bad habits. However, the problem is that every one of us is different and so needs a different approach. In the future we could all have a virtual coach who will help us achieve...

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Stem Cells Might Provide Lasting Pain Relief

July 15, 2015 10:03 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Chronic pain caused by the nerve damage of type 2 diabetes, surgical amputation, chemotherapy and other conditions is especially intractable because it resists painkilling medications. But in a study on mice, a Duke University team has shown...

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World-first Epilepsy Self-monitor App Launched

July 15, 2015 9:55 am | by University of Plymouth | News | Comments

A new self-monitoring app launched to support adults with epilepsy will help to 'fill the information gap' left by NHS funding cuts for GP epilepsy monitoring, according to specialist epilepsy charity SUDEP Action. The Epilepsy Self Monitor...

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Spray-on Respiratory Cells Help Repair Tissues

July 15, 2015 9:48 am | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News | News | Comments

A new study showing the ability to apply a thin coating of viable respiratory epithelial cells to tissue engineered constructs using a commercially available spray device is especially promising for therapeutic approaches in development...

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Photos of the Day: Goodbye, Microscope?

July 15, 2015 9:16 am | by Tomas Kellner, GE Reports | News | Comments

Pathologists have traditionally used microscopes to study tissue samples and help doctors pick the right diagnosis and chart the course of recovery. For the patient, pathology can make a difference between radical surgery and a more benign treatment...

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Multifunction Gates

July 15, 2015 3:59 am | by Diodes | Product Releases | Comments

Four new multifunction gates from Diodes Incorporated feature user-customized logic configurations so that a single part can replace multiple devices. This product line expansion adds a new level of versatility to Diodes Incorporated’s...

Mouthguard Measures Spit to Keep You Hydrated

July 14, 2015 3:58 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

SMRT Mouth’s electrochemical transducer evaluates a combination of enzymes, antibodies, and nucleic acids in such a way (the specific science is yet undisclosed) to use them as markers of hydration. The data is then transmitted to local mobile...

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