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Medtronic Launches Advisa and Ensura SR MRI SureScan Pacemaker Systems in Europe

June 2, 2014 10:22 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc., today announced CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark and commercial launch of the Advisa and Ensura SR MRI SureScan single chamber pacemaker devices in Europe. Both pacemakers are approved for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...

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Cellulose Fibers Stronger than Steel

June 2, 2014 10:13 am | by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY | News | Comments

A Swedish-German research team has successfully tested a new method for the production of ultra-strong cellulose fibres at DESY's research light source PETRA III. The novel procedure spins extremely tough filaments from tiny cellulose fibrils...

New Hands-Only CPR Device Significantly Increases Results While Reducing Fatigue

June 2, 2014 9:53 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Imagine having to perform CPR on a friend, loved one or stranger. One in four Americans say they've been in that situation, however most (70%) feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they don't know what to do, or their... 

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Farm Design Honored as Supplier to Three MDEA Finalists

May 30, 2014 3:56 pm | by Farm Design | Farm | News | Comments

Farm Design, Inc. is pleased to announce that 3 products on which they have recently collaborated have been chosen as finalists in the 17th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition. Achieving this level of recognition by such...

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Report on Medical Device Market Outlines Challenges, Opportunities for Cost Containment

May 30, 2014 3:44 pm | by Rich Gedney, CEO, ADMET | Admet, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The medical device market has experienced tremendous growth, reaching more than $330 billion worldwide. While the industry remains healthy, several challenges face those who design and manufacture medical devices. ADMET serves this market...

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Smart Sensors Prepare NFC for Patient Monitoring Applications

May 30, 2014 3:31 pm | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor, ECN | Articles | Comments

There’s no question that cell phones have made our lives more convenient. Whether our phones are used for making calls, uploading photos and streaming music, we rely on our smart phones for dynamic data transfer. In the last few years, Near...

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Grant Will Further Investigation of Alternative Method of Detecting, Treating Breast Cancer

May 30, 2014 3:18 pm | by University of Arkansas, Fayetteville | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $388,913 grant to an electrical engineering professor at the University of Arkansas to further her work on an alternative, noninvasive method of detecting breast cancer in excised...

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New Test Measuring Cell Bioenergetic Health Could Become Key Tool in Personalized Medicine

May 30, 2014 3:15 pm | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine have created an experimental blood test that, for the first time, determines a “Bioenergetic Health Index,” or BHI, by gauging the performance of mitochondria, the...

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Using Gold Nanoprobes to Unlock Your Genetic Profile

May 30, 2014 2:58 pm | by A*STAR | News | Comments

A fast and cost-effective genetic test to determine the correct dosage of blood thinning drugs for the treatment of stroke, heart problems and deep vein thrombosis has been developed by researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and...

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Neural Transplant Reduces Absence Epilepsy Seizures in Mice

May 30, 2014 12:23 pm | by Tracey Peake, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

New research from North Carolina State University pinpoints the areas of the cerebral cortex that are affected in mice with absence epilepsy and shows that transplanting embryonic neural cells into these areas can alleviate symptoms of the...

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Wearable Device Market Growth to be Bumpy as Value Proposition is Established

May 30, 2014 12:11 pm | by PRWEB | News | Comments

The market for wearable devices, like activity trackers, notifier bands, smart watches, and head-mounted displays, first took off in 2013, and momentum could drive the market as high as 48 million units this year and 91 million in 2015... 

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Physicians Turn to Digital Tools to Boost Patient Outcomes

May 30, 2014 11:57 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

As U.S. healthcare providers reorient their practices to meet outcomes-based incentives, many are looking to patient-facing digital tools to help them meet those goals, according to data from Manhattan Research's Taking the Pulse U.S. 2014...

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Gravity-Beating Ultrasonic Tweezers Provide a Sound Route to Bio-Engineering

May 30, 2014 11:47 am | by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | News | Comments

Pioneering ‘tweezers’ that use ultrasound beams to grip and manipulate tiny clusters of cells under electronic, push-button control could lead to life-changing medical advances, such as better cartilage implants that reduce the need for knee...

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System Isolates and Captures Circulating Tumor Cells from Blood Sample

May 30, 2014 10:59 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Clearbridge BioMedics will launch its ClearCell FX System at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2014 Annual Meeting. This is Clearbridge BioMedics' next-generation device that is able to isolate and capture circulating...

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Dako and Merck to Collaborate on Companion Diagnostic Cancer Test

May 30, 2014 10:35 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Dako, an Agilent Technologies company and a worldwide provider of cancer diagnostics , today announced a collaboration with Merck & Co., Inc. ( known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, through an affiliate) to develop a companion...

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