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Implant Could Eliminate Reading Glasses

October 20, 2014 | by American Academy of Opthalmology | News | Comments

A thin ring inserted into the eye could soon offer a reading glasses-free remedy for presbyopia, the blurriness in near vision experienced by many people over the age of 40, according to a study released at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology...

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25 Testing Innovations Critical to IVD Market Growth

October 20, 2014 1:55 pm | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

New test innovations will be the source of revenue growth in the in vitro diagnostic test industry, especially as companies struggle with reimbursement challenges, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market researcher listed more than 25 testing innovations...

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Remote Mobile Communications Device Approved for CGM

October 20, 2014 1:26 pm | by Dexcom | News | Comments

Now critical glucose data from the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System can be remotely monitored using a mobile device Dexcom announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its CGM remote mobile communications device...

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iPhone Ophthalmoscope Rivals Traditional Methods for Diabetic Eye Disease Monitoring

October 20, 2014 12:30 pm | by American Academy of Opthalmology | News | Comments

A smartphone-based tool may be an effective alternative to traditional ophthalmic imaging equipment in evaluating and grading severity of a diabetic eye disease, according to a study released at AAO 2014, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 118th annual meeting...

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iPads Detect Early Signs of Glaucoma

October 20, 2014 10:49 am | by American Academy of Opthalmology | News | Comments

Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting...

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Tear Duct Implant Reduces Pain and Inflammation in Cataract Patients

October 20, 2014 10:01 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | News | Comments

The first tear duct implant developed to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has been shown to be a reliable alternative to medicated eye drops, which are the current standard of care, according to a study presented at AAO 2014...

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Analog Mass Flow Meter

October 20, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With the new SFM3100, Sensirion is offering a mass flow meter that fulfills varying respiration requirements in emergency care, intensive care medicine and home care. It is suitable for inspiration applications as well as for mixing...

Protecting Implantable Neurostimulation Devices

October 20, 2014 8:30 am | by Dick Molin, Sr. Medical Market Specialist, SCS Coatings | Specialty Coating Systems | Articles | Comments

Neurostimulation, which was developed decades ago primarily for treating spinal cord injuries, has expanded over the years to alleviate or control various medical conditions, including epilepsy, chronic pain, bladder or fecal incontinence...

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Lightweight Servo Drives

October 20, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Weighing 8.5 grams and capable of outputting 10A peak and 5A continuous µZ’s are the smallest off-the-shelf servo drives from ADVANCED Motion Controls. Pronounced ‘Micro-Z’ these plug-in drives are designed for embedded applications in a wide range...

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Leverage a Quality Function Deployment Tool

October 20, 2014 8:30 am | by Brian Handerhan, Business Development Manager, Parker Hannifin | Blogs | Comments

I personally subscribe to the concept that 80% of the cost optimization opportunity of any product is frozen at the point of the design freeze, leaving only 20% of the opportunity to be addressed through conventional cost reduction efforts...

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Congress Tackles LDT Regulation: Labs Acting Like IVD Manufacturers

October 17, 2014 4:38 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

A couple of weeks ago, FDA released its two draft guidances on the regulation of laboratory-developed tests (LDT): Framework for Regulatory Oversight of LDTs and FDA Notification and Medical Device Reporting for LDTs. With the release of these...

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First Use of Intuitive Surgical’s Single-Site Wristed Needle Driver

October 17, 2014 4:21 pm | by Mercy Medical Center | News | Comments

Dwight D. Im, M.D., FACOG, Director of The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy and The National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy in Baltimore, became the first surgeon in the world to successfully perform a minimally-invasive hysterectomy...

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WHO Admits to Botched Ebola Response

October 17, 2014 4:07 pm | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. In the document obtained...

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Students Sharpen Research Skills with the FDA

October 17, 2014 3:49 pm | by Nysia George, Ph.D., Intern Program Coordinator, and Tom Powers, Communication Officer; National Center for Toxicological Research | Blogs | Comments

Biology. Chemistry. Bioinformatics. Toxicology. Practical, hands-on laboratory work is important for all college students who want to become scientists — but, for many of them, such experiences are out of reach. That’s one of the reasons why every...

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Oxygen Delivery Device Actively Responds to Needs of COPD Patients

October 17, 2014 3:31 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

ieCrowd, the discovery-to-market commercialization platform for innovations with the potential to solve global challenges, today announced plans to commercialize a new class of intelligent supplemental oxygen devices. Once commercialized the...

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Recharging Medical Devices Faster…MUCH Faster

October 17, 2014 3:00 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

When it comes to portable electronics, the power source can often be the biggest challenge for a designer attempting to reduce the size of a device. Batteries are typically the largest component in the device design. When it comes to medical devices...

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