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Testing Blood With a Skin Patch

October 23, 2014 | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Drawing blood and testing it is standard practice for many medical diagnostics. As a less painful alternative, scientists are developing skin patches that could one day replace the syringe. In the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry, one team...

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Compact White Light LED Source for Fluorescence Imaging Applications

October 23, 2014 10:50 am | by MDT Staff | Excelitas Technologies Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Excelitas Technologies Corp., a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, high-performance, market-driven photonics solutions today announced the X-Cite 110LED – a new compact white light LED source for fluorescence imaging applications...

Diagnosing Fungal Pneumonia with a Breath Test

October 23, 2014 10:45 am | by Infectious Diseases Society of America | News | Comments

Many different microbes can cause pneumonia, and treatment may be delayed or off target if doctors cannot tell which bug is the culprit. A novel approach—analyzing a patient's breath for key chemical compounds made by the infecting microbe...

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A Virtually Effortless Doctor's Visit

October 23, 2014 10:19 am | by Sam Brusco, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

The doctor is in! Virtually, that is, in the confines of your phone or computer screen. Companies like HealthTap are now providing virtual house calls to patients who may not be able to schedule a same day appointment. These companies...

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Design of Medical Devices Conference

October 23, 2014 9:49 am | Events

The University of Minnesota’s Medical Devices Center (part of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine), the College of Science and Engineering, and the Academic Health Center presents the 14th Annual Design of Medical Devices Conference...

Relieving Headaches with Vagus Nerve Stimulation

October 23, 2014 9:45 am | by Vane Percy & Roberts | News | Comments

Preliminary results of an open-label trial carried in the journal of Headache and Pain reported that a single treatment with electroCore’s hand held non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) device gammaCore, completely resolved 44.8% of...

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Slowing Down Molecules for Fast, Less Costly Diagnosis

October 23, 2014 9:34 am | by University of Limerick | News | Comments

UL research solves major scientific challenge which unlocks potential for rapid diagnostics tools. Research from the University of Limerick has unlocked a major scientific challenge which has exciting potential for point of care medical tests...

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Bioengineering Intestinal Tissue to Treat Gastrointestinal Diseases

October 23, 2014 9:27 am | by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital | News | Comments

Researchers have successfully transplanted “organoids” of functioning human intestinal tissue grown from pluripotent stem cells in a lab dish into mice – creating an unprecedented model for studying diseases of the intestine. Reporting their...

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FDA Addresses Device Recall vs. Enhancement Question

October 23, 2014 8:52 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

What’s the difference between a medical device recall and medical device enhancement? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has an answer. In a final guidance document released earlier this month, the FDA spells out the difference between...

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Point-of-Care Technologies Can Detect Ebola in Under an Hour

October 23, 2014 8:42 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Affordable and accessible point-of-care (POC) technologies capable of providing early diagnosis of infection are being developed in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to Kalorama Information. Unless Ebola control measures...

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Make Cooperative Decisions and Provide Incentives

October 23, 2014 8:30 am | by Anthony Kalaijakis, Strategic Medical Marketing Manager, Molex Inc. | Molex | Blogs | Comments

Healthcare reforms are driving Medtech companies to re-evaluate how they go to market and, at the same time, protect their heavy investment in current architecture. In the regulated Medtech industry, manufacturers must ensure products are...

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Gearbox Sizing Tool

October 23, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

GAM’s new Sizing Tool makes it easy to find the right gear reducer, coupling, or linear mount product compatible with your motor. Simply select your motor, adjust the ratings based on the application, and narrow down the products that match...

Sintered Porous Plastics: Furthering Understanding of Cancer and Other Diseases

October 23, 2014 8:30 am | by Beattie Communications | Articles | Comments

The fight against cancer could be aided by new technical advances in filtration and separation technology. Porvair Filtration Group believes that the evolution of its range of sintered porous plastics can help molecular biologists and clinicians...

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High-Flow Check Valves

October 23, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina offers an extensive line of Check Valves available in a variety of styles, in stock and ready for immediate delivery. High-Flow valves feature low flow resistance, low opening pressure, and positive seal against backflow. In-line valves...

Detecting over 30 Diseases in a Single Drop of Blood

October 22, 2014 3:38 pm | by HealthTell | News | Comments

HealthTell, an early stage Life Sciences company, announced the company has reached $13.5 million in funding to help expand the development and commercialization of the first and only diagnostic platform capable of assessing an individual’s real-time immune system response to specific diseases...

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Artificial Pancreas to Begin Clinical Trials

October 22, 2014 1:43 pm | by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | News | Comments

A multi-university research team led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to conduct clinical trials of their closed-loop artificial pancreas for individuals with Type 1 diabetes... 

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