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New technique uses 'simulated' human heart to screen drugs

July 28, 2014 | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A Coventry University scientist has developed a pioneering new way – using samples of beating heart tissue – to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials. The breakthrough is the work of Dr Helen Maddock – an expert in cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology from

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Generating a genome to feed the world: UA-led team sequences African rice

July 29, 2014 10:34 am | News | Comments

An international team of researchers led by the University of Arizona has sequenced the complete genome of African rice. The genetic information will enhance scientists' and agriculturalists' understanding of the growing patterns of African rice, as well as enable the development of new rice varieties that are better able to cope with increasing environmental stressors to help solve global hunger challenges.

New protein structure could help treat Alzheimer's, related diseases

July 29, 2014 10:17 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, but the research community is one step closer to finding treatment. University of Washington bioengineers have a designed a peptide structure that can stop the harmful changes of the body's normal proteins into a state that's linked to widespread diseases such as ...

KPL Expands BacTrace Line

July 29, 2014 8:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MILFORD, Mass., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KPL, a SeraCare Company, today announced the addition of three new products to its growing line of BacTrace antibodies: BacTrace® Antibody Coated Latex Beads, BacTrace® STEC Antibodies, and BacTrace® Salmonella CSA-Plus...

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Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014

July 29, 2014 8:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 (HAS '14) at The Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake City, Sept. 24-25 has added four keynote speakers representing some of most respected healthcare organizations in the U.S. and beyond.  HAS '14,...

The Kansas City Metropolitan Physician Association and ALR Technologies Announce Diabetes Management Partnership

July 29, 2014 8:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALR Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: ALRT), the chronic care medical device company, announced a commercial partnership with the Kansas City Metropolitan Physician Association (KCMPA), one of the nation's premier Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)(1). Under the agreement, KCMPA, which has made...

Zenosense, Inc. Begins Development of Lung Cancer Detection Device

July 29, 2014 8:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Zenosense, Inc. (OTCQB: ZENO) ("Zenosense", the "Company"), a healthcare technology company primarily focused on developing and marketing a device to detect the MRSA "Super-Bug," is pleased to announce that it has expanded its development...

Cepheid Reports China Installed Base Close To 1,000 GeneXpert Systems

July 29, 2014 7:31 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent completion of a record shipment of 774 GeneXpert systems to a single country in one quarter, Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today applauded groundbreaking tuberculosis programs in China where more than a million new cases of...

Teleflex Receives FDA Clearance for 150 cm Length Arrow GPSCath Balloon Dilatation Catheters

July 29, 2014 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 29, 2014--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced that its subsidiary Hotspur Technologies, Inc. received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the Arrow® GPSCath® Balloon Dilatation...

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Low-Loss, Flexible Cables Rival Semi-Rigid

July 28, 2014 9:07 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

High Speed Interconnects has announced a new range of flexible cable assemblies, which outperform semi-rigid cable performance. Combining advanced coaxial cable and proprietary VP90 expanded PTFE...

Battery-Operated, Fully Self-Contained Electric Locking System

July 28, 2014 8:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Southco | Product Releases | Comments

Southco has recently launched a fully integrated Self-Contained Electronic Locking System that incorporates an access control device, electronic lock, electrical override and power supply...

Global Bone Densitometers Market 2014-2018

July 28, 2014 5:31 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Bone Densitometers Market 2014-2018 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2225723/Global-Bone-Densitometers-Market-2014-2018.html About Bone DensitometryA bone densitometry scan is a...

Stone & Magnanini LLP Announces $520,000 Department of Justice False Claims Act Settlement With Vascular Solutions, Inc.

July 28, 2014 5:31 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SHORT HILLS, N.J., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stone & Magnanini LLP today announced a $520,000 settlement of off-label marketing and fraud claims between the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") and Vascular Solutions, Inc. ("VSI").  The settlement covers fraud in...

Oncolab, Inc. Exhibits Pioneering AMAS Cancer Test at AACC

July 28, 2014 3:36 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CHICAGO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- June 28th, 2014 – Oncolab, the Boston-based laboratory which has developed the AMAS cancer test, is making its AACC debut (booth #4051) at this year's conference in Chicago.  To date, the test, which is a serum-based in vitro...

LifeHealth Announces Acquisition of IRMA TruPoint Product Line

July 28, 2014 10:31 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ROSEVILLE, Minn., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeHealth, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of the IRMA TruPoint Blood Analysis System.  LifeHealth plans to continue to build on the foundation of the IRMA TruPoint product line and continue the development of its...

VigeneTech Releases New Powerful Software for Flow Cytometry Data Analysis

July 28, 2014 10:31 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CARLISLE, Mass., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VigeneTech, Inc, in collaboration with BioLegend, Inc., today announced the release of LEGENDplex™ Data Analysis Software, an OEM software solution for analysis of multiplex data from flow cytometers.  BioLegend develops and...

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