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Blood Test Rules Out Heart Attacks to Reduce ER Burden

February 20, 2015 9:33 am | by Bournemouth University | News | Comments

A new test that rules out heart attacks in patients could reduce hospital admissions by as much as 40%, for patients with chest pain, according to research published by Bournemouth University (BU). The research found that a quick protocol...

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Adjustable Prosthetic Among Pediatric Award Winners

February 20, 2015 9:27 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Five companies were chosen to receive $50,000 each to support of new products that fill unmet pediatric needs. These five winners, named on Feb. 12, were deemed the most promising out of 31 submissions and 12 finalists in the National Capital...

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Biomedical Engineering Department To Create Heart Science Program

February 20, 2015 9:14 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Biomedical Engineering has been awarded a grant from the American Heart Association to create a program to train undergraduate students to apply their biomedical engineering education...

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Medical Tools and Technologies from Solutions Found in Nature

February 20, 2015 8:46 am | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

Jeff Karp, bioengineer and Associate Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, illuminates the art and science of developing medical tools, treatments, and technologies from solutions found in nature...    

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Improved Implantable Technologies to Combat Chronic Degenerative Diseases

February 20, 2015 8:30 am | by Mark Russell, Senior Global Market Manager, Medical Electronics, Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Implantable devices—especially those for cardiac and neuro applications—are among the most significant medical innovations in the last 20 years. As the population has continued to age, elderly patients find themselves faced with chronic...

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The Phrase 'Long-Term Implant' is a Moving Target

February 20, 2015 8:30 am | by Mark Geiger, VP, Sales and Marketing, Interface Catheter Solutions | Interface Catheter Solutions | Blogs | Comments

Our kids will live until they’re 100 years old. That’s a fact. Forever is becoming a long time so the phrase “long-term implant” is a moving target. Some implants with moving parts require millions of cycles to simulate physiologic norms...

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MedTech’s Patient-Centric Trajectory Is Fueled by Technology

February 20, 2015 8:25 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Proto Labs, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

There is little doubt we are on a patient-centric trajectory that is fueled by technology. Can regulation keep up with the changing environment? Herein lies the challenge. To accelerate innovation and speed to market, I see an increased...

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Hypervisor

February 19, 2015 5:21 pm | by QNX Software Systems | Product Releases | Comments

The QNX Hypervisor 1.0 is a realtime Type 1 hypervisor that can be used for developing medical devices. By using the QNX Hypervisor, medical device developers can consolidate multiple operating systems onto a single compute platform or system-on-chip (SoC), thereby reducing the cost, size, weight, and power consumption of their products. The QNX Hypervisor is designed to simplify certification...

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Boston Scientific will Pay Johnson & Johnson $600M

February 19, 2015 4:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boston Scientific will pay $600 million to settle with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over the medical device maker's $27 billion acquisition of Guidant Corp. in 2006. Boston Scientific said Tuesday that Johnson & Johnson...

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Sensor Technology May Help Improve Accuracy of Clinical Breast Exams

February 19, 2015 3:45 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Sensor technology has the potential to significantly improve the teaching of proper technique for clinical breast exams (CBE), according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health... 

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Drive Cable with Multi-Stranded Flexible Torque Shaft

February 19, 2015 3:11 pm | by ASAHI INTECC USA, INC. | ASAHI INTECC USA, INC. | Product Releases | Comments

Asahi Intecc now offers high speed rotation stainless steel miniature drive cables for medical device and industrial applications requiring diameters less than 1/3”. The Asahi Drive Cable is a multi-layer, multi-filar, stranded flexible shaft with high bi-directional torque transmission properties with minimal backlash or lag. The multi-stranded...

Mobile App Could Help Diagnose Chronic Health Issues

February 19, 2015 2:14 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more nurses to diagnose patients with chronic health issues like obesity, smoking, and depression -- three of the leading causes of preventable death and disability. Mobile devices loaded...

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Wireless Minute: Implantable 'Cortical Modem' to Cure Sight Loss

February 19, 2015 1:56 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Wireless Minute, Google Glass has become the popular death knell many in the industry are now sounding, loudly. Maybe it’s just bad design, or maybe it’s the same shot that sunk analog glass, you know, before the hipster resurrection...

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Lab Tests and Ultrasounds Identify Children Who Need Surgical Treatment for Appendicitis

February 19, 2015 1:44 pm | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Data from two standard diagnostic tests commonly obtained in children evaluated for abdominal pain--when combined--can improve the ability of emergency department physicians and pediatric surgeons to identify those patients who should be...

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Neck Pain Can be Changed through Virtual Reality

February 19, 2015 1:41 pm | by Association for Psychological Science | News | Comments

Using virtual reality to misrepresent how far the neck is turned can actually change pain experiences in individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association...

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