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Diagnostic Test Determines HIV Drug Resistance

March 12, 2015 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Population Genetics Technologies Ltd (PGT), a leading developer of diagnostic tests based on unique proprietary technology that greatly enhances the sensitivity of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), today announced a scientific agreement with...

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High Resolution Skin Imaging Solution Integrates Nikon Camera

March 12, 2015 10:42 am | by DermSpectra | News | Comments

DermSpectra announced today an OEM relationship with Nikon Inc., whereby the state-of-the-art medical device company will be integrating the high resolution Nikon D810 camera along with NIKKOR optics into the DermSpectra Total Body Digital...

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Durable Antimicrobial Protection to Healthcare and Household Bed Linens

March 12, 2015 10:04 am | by PurThread Technologies, Inc. | News | Comments

PurThread Technologies, Inc., maker of next generation antimicrobial fibers and yarns, announces a partnership with Beacon Linens to provide antimicrobial and anti-odor protection to the North Carolina-based developer and manufacturer of Simple-Fit...

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Turning Simple Gadgets into Life-Saving Devices

March 12, 2015 9:57 am | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

Mozzi Etemadi, PhD, is a medical student and bioengineer who works on repurposing existing technology to improve health. Mozzi worked with Larry Rand, MD, to develop the Smart Diaphragm, a device to detect early signs of preterm birth, which...

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Developers Neglect Privacy and Security in Health Apps

March 12, 2015 9:47 am | by Plataforma SINC | News | Comments

Telemedicine researchers at the University of Valladolid have proposed a series of recommendations to programmers to improve the security of health applications on mobile devices. According to these specialists, it is a rapidly growing area...

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A New 'Angle' on X-ray Measurements

March 12, 2015 9:31 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Criminal justice, cosmology and computer manufacturing may not look to have much in common, but these and many other disparate fields all depend on sensitive measurements of X-rays. Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and...

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Telemedicine Allows First Remote Acute Stroke Trial

March 12, 2015 9:21 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | News | Comments

For the first time in the world, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into an acute stroke clinical trial. The research was published in a recent...

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New Technique Can Locate Genes' On-Off Switches

March 12, 2015 9:16 am | by Stowers Institute for Medical Research | News | Comments

All the cells in an organism carry the same instruction manual, the DNA, but different cells read and express different portions of it in order fulfill specific functions in the body. For example, nerve cells express genes that help them send...

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3 Patient Safety Considerations for Medical Device Development

March 12, 2015 8:30 am | by Maria Shepherd, President, Data Decision Group, Medtech Whitespace and Strategy Research | Blogs | Comments

Usability is the piece of the medical puzzle that supports good engineering design. Simply designed devices with simple instructions reduce the possibility of use error, and the CDRH receives approximately 100,000 Medical Device Reports...

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Include Test Application Engineers to Get the Details Right

March 12, 2015 8:30 am | by Jacques Hoffmann, President, InterTech Development Company | Blogs | Comments

Failsafe testing of medical devices is a non-negotiable pre-requisite for release of a device to the market.  Most realize that simplistic truth but there are far too many who do not appreciate the “devils in the details” of test applications...

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3D Printing Database

March 11, 2015 4:53 pm | by Senvol | Product Releases | Comments

Given the rapid growth of the industrial additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) industry, it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of all of the machines and materials that are on the market. Senvol has solved this problem with the launch of the Senvol Database...

Molding Nine Different Plastics at Once

March 11, 2015 4:21 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Several weeks ago during the MD&M West show, I enjoyed hearing about a number of material advances that should make for a positive impact on the medical device development industry. But one innovation stood out among them. Born out of a collaboration between...

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3rd Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium

March 11, 2015 4:20 pm | Events

The 3rd Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium will be held April 16-17, 2015 at the Commons Hotel in Minneapolis immediately following the Design of Medical Devices Conference. Organized by the University of Minnesota's Institute for Engineering...

Repairing the Cerebral Cortex Can Be Done

March 11, 2015 3:32 pm | by INSERM | News | Comments

A team led by Afsaneh Gaillard (Inserm Unit 1084, Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences Laboratory, University of Poitiers), in collaboration with the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research in Human and Molecular Biology (IRIBHM) in Brussels...

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Simple Blood Test Could Diagnose Alzheimer's

March 11, 2015 3:27 pm | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

UCLA researchers have provided the first evidence that a simple blood test could be developed to confirm the presence of beta amyloid proteins in the brain, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Although approximately 5 million Americans...

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