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Thermometric Monitoring Technology for Non-Touch Thermometers

November 1, 2013 11:46 am | by ARC | News | Comments

ARC, a medical device company headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is driving technology in the thermometric market forward beginning with the launch of four new highly accurate, state of the art non touch thermometers. Future research...

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Photos of the Day: Programmable Nanomaterial for Biosensing

November 1, 2013 11:25 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Antibody-inspired “molecular Velcro” designed at Berkeley Lab could lead to a new class of biosensors. Researchers took cues from the architecture of a natural antibody in designing a new material that resembles tiny sheets of Velcro...   

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'Molecular Velcro' May Lead to Cost-Effective Alternatives to Natural Antibodies

November 1, 2013 11:22 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Taking inspiration from the human immune system, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have created a new material that can be programmed to identify an endless variety of molecules...

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RFID Chips for Breast Implants

November 1, 2013 10:45 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

VeriTeQ Corporation, a provider of implantable medical device identification and radiation dose measurement technologies, has announced that it has delivered its first order of 2,000 Q Inside Safety Technology radio frequency identification...

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Device Offers Fast, Painless Alternative to Liver Biopsies for Hepatitis Patients

November 1, 2013 10:18 am | by Henry Ford Health System | News | Comments

A non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy, now the standard method of diagnosing cirrhosis in hepatitis patients, proved very reliable in a national multi-center study including Henry Ford Hospital. The results of the study are good news for chronic...

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Retinal Neurons Research Could Lead to Regenerative Therapies for the Brain

November 1, 2013 10:12 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Real estate agents emphasize location, location, and – once more for good measure – location. It's the same in a developing brain, where billions of neurons vie for premium property to make connections. Neurons that stake out early claims often...

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A New Way to Monitor Induced Comas

November 1, 2013 10:00 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

After suffering a traumatic brain injury, patients are often placed in a coma to give the brain time to heal and allow dangerous swelling to dissipate. These comas, which are induced with anesthesia drugs, can last for days. During that time, nurses...

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SONIFI Healthcare And Insignia Health Partnering To Enhance Patient Engagement

October 31, 2013 5:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SONIFI Healthcare, Inc. (formerly LodgeNet Healthcare), the leading provider of integrated patient engagement solutions, and Insignia Health today announced a new partnership. Under the partnership, SONIFI Healthcare and Insignia Health will...

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Overmolding Increased Benefits onto Medical Devices

October 31, 2013 4:39 pm | by Lee Fox, Regulatory Compliance Manager; Randy Pell, Senior Staff Design Engineer; Michael Hansen, Ph.D., Senior Technical Development Engineer; and Joan Magrath, VP, Sales & Engineering | Mackmedical/Mack Molding | Blogs | Comments

Surgeons are becoming increasingly enamored with soft-touch handles on surgical instruments, which improve grip and minimize slipperiness. Handles can be overmolded in an ergonomic shape that fits the surgeon’s hand, but can still interact...

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High Quality Structured Blue Light 3D Scanners

October 31, 2013 4:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The ATOS Core series is the newest addition to the ATOS product line of advanced 3D scanners engineered by GOM mbH Germany. With GOM's industry benchmarked reputation for designing and manufacturing accurate, high quality and innovative optical metrology systems, the ATOS Core is truly a mini sized powerhouse setting a new price/performance milestone in the marketplace.

New Laparoscopic Design Facilitates a Consistent, Clear Image During Surgery

October 31, 2013 4:15 pm | by Dr. Wayne Poll, former Director of Robotic Surgery, Riverside Methodist Hospital, and Founder, Minimally Invasive Devices Inc. | Articles | Comments

The growing field and practice of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery relies heavily on the use of medical instruments equipped with video and imaging technology. The quality of the image affects the efficiency, quality and safety of the surgery...

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Mobile + Apps = Healthcare Future

October 31, 2013 3:57 pm | by IMS Health | News | Comments

This infographic offers highlights of a study that looks at the current state of consumer mobile apps in healthcare—the range of apps available and their functionality, the barriers that exist to their broad use, and what is needed to move apps to a more significant role in improved and cost-effective healthcare systems.

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LED Spot-Curing System: Go Green and Get More Power

October 31, 2013 3:54 pm | by MDT Staff | Dymax Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The new Dymax BlueWave LED VisiCure high-intensity spot-curing system offers many advantages over conventional spot-curing systems including no consumable bulbs to change, no warm-up, cooler curing temperatures, and high-intensity output for thousands of hours.

Svelte Medical Systems raises $22 million

October 31, 2013 3:24 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Svelte Medical Systems said it raised $22 million to complete a clinical trial of its coronary stent platforms, taking its total raise to $65 million since 2007. Venture capital shops New Science Ventures and CNF Investments led the latest round for...

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Medtronic Renal Denervation Device Offers Significant Drops in Blood Pressure After Treatment

October 31, 2013 2:39 pm | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. presented three-year data from SYMPLICITY HTN-2, the first and longest-running randomized, controlled clinical trial of renal denervation, which continue to demonstrate results consistent with data reported previously at six, 12...

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