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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes BeneChill's Groundbreaking Intranasal Cooling System for Therapeutic Hypothermia

January 20, 2014 10:39 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Based on its recent analysis of the therapeutic hypothermia market for cardiology, Frost & Sullivan recognizes BeneChill, Inc. with the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. BeneChill's RhinoChill intranasal...

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Ceram Leads Project to Develop New Biomaterials and New Arterial Stents

January 20, 2014 10:19 am | by Ceram | News | Comments

As coordinator of the European project ‘ReBioStent’, Ceram, the international materials technology company, is pleased to announce that the project, to develop new biomaterials and new arterial stents, has been awarded Euro 5.874M by the...

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FDA OKs Mental Disability Blood Test for Infants

January 20, 2014 10:04 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared a first-of-a-kind blood test that can help diagnose mental disabilities in babies by analyzing their genetic code. The laboratory test from Affymetrix detects variations in patients' chromosomes...

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Tissue Sample Marking Technology Takes the First Stage of Cancer Detection Beyond the Microscope-Assisted Eye

January 20, 2014 9:55 am | by PathXL | News | Comments

New software developed by biotechnology specialists PathXL in Belfast, Northern Ireland, provides pathologists with the potential to measure hundreds of cancer characteristics in tissue, improving what can be achieved with the naked eye...

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Dispensing Drops: A Look at the Factors

January 17, 2014 12:41 pm | by Ralph Buck, Product Manager, EFS Division, The Lee Co. | The Lee Company | Articles | Comments

Regardless of the material or the application, achieving a consistent flow of drops from a dispensing system can be much more challenging than designers may realize. There are a number of factors to consider as well as changing variables...

MedTech Strategic Convergence Set for 2014

January 17, 2014 12:28 pm | by Deb Kacera, Regulatory & Industry Strategist, Pilgrim Software Inc. | Pilgrim Quality Solutions | Blogs | Comments

In 2014, we will see the next evolution of the most effective utilization of resources across the medical device industry, based on “smart” information that will touch almost every healthcare stakeholder, where key data will have a tighter...

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Global Telehealth Market Set to Expand Tenfold by 2018

January 17, 2014 12:15 pm | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

The global telehealth market is expected to grow by more than a factor of 10 from 2013 to 2018, as medical providers increasingly employ remote communications and monitoring technology to reduce costs and improve the quality of care, according...

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CEA Joins Industry Groups in Sponsoring Educational Series on Health App Development Under FDA Regulation

January 17, 2014 11:53 am | by Consumer Electronics Association | News | Comments

Today, the Consumer Electronics Association announced its sponsorship of an educational program series called the “Mobile Medical Apps (MMA) Roadshow: Managing App Development under FDA Regulation,” joining a consortium of six leading... 

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Stratasys 3D Printing Added to 3Shape Implant Planning and Guided Surgery Solution

January 17, 2014 11:49 am | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd., a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping and production, today announced that optimized manufacturing pre-settings for its Objet30 OrthoDesk and Objet Eden 3D Printers have been added to the...

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Silver Nanowire Sensors Hold Promise for Prosthetics, Monitoring

January 17, 2014 11:26 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have used silver nanowires to develop wearable, multifunctional sensors that could be used in biomedical, military or athletic applications, including new prosthetics, robotic systems and flexible...

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Medtronic CoreValve System Obtains Early FDA Approval on Exceptional Clinical Performance

January 17, 2014 11:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the self-expanding transcatheter CoreValve System for severe aortic stenosis patients who are too ill or frail to have their aortic valves replaced through traditional...

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Immune Cells May Heal an Injured Heart

January 17, 2014 11:00 am | by Julia Evangelou Strait, Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

The immune system plays an important role in the heart’s response to injury. But until recently, confusing data made it difficult to distinguish the immune factors that encourage the heart to heal following a heart attack, for example... 

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Stem Cell Therapy Following Meniscus Knee Surgery May Reduce Pain, Restore Meniscus

January 17, 2014 10:53 am | by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | News | Comments

A single stem cell injection following meniscus knee surgery may provide pain relief and aid in meniscus regrowth, according to a novel study appearing in the January issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. More than one million...

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New Method to Detect Key Indicator of Heart Diseases

January 17, 2014 10:47 am | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

A team that includes Dartmouth College researchers has discovered a new way to detect cardiolipin, a key indicator of heart diseases and some genetic disorders. The results, which appear in the journal Analytical Chemistry, may eventually...

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Researchers Learning How Humans Walk for Improved Prosthetics

January 17, 2014 10:30 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Humans and some of our hominid ancestors such as Homo erectus have been walking for more than a million years, and researchers are close to figuring out how we do it. It’s never been completely clear how human beings accomplish the routine...

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