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Medicare Reimbursement for IVDs Gets an Upgrade

April 7, 2014 9:12 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last Tuesday, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (H.R. 4302) that averted cuts to Medicare physician payments. (The Senate approved the bill the day before by a 64-35 vote, and the House of...   

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Calgary Scientific Receives FDA Clearance for Mobile Diagnosis on all Modalities

April 7, 2014 8:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Calgary Scientific Inc., a company known for creating transformative technology for the medical industry and beyond, announced today their latest Class II clearance from the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The leading...

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5 Takeaways from Conversations with Leading Providers at HIMSS

April 4, 2014 12:36 pm | by Lindsay Sanchez, Citrix | Blogs | Comments

The HIMSS conference attracted 38,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors this year; an indication of the role HIT is predicted to play in healthcare transformation. However, the breadth of technologies displayed made you wonder how providers...

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It’s Better Being Bionic

April 4, 2014 12:29 pm | by Craig Lazenby, Press Officer, RSLSteeper | Blogs | Comments

A ‘bionic man’ who was suicidal after losing his lower right arm in an industrial accident has declared that he would never go back to his ‘able bodied’ days. Nigel Ackland was one of the first people ever to be fitted with a Terminator-style...

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Light-Guiding Gels Provide New Avenues for Drug Detection and Delivery

April 4, 2014 12:19 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

In medicine, light therapy is currently used to treat seasonal affective disorder, psoriasis, and other medical conditions, while highly targeted lasers may be used for specific skin disorders, eye diseases, or cancers. Advances in imaging...

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Brain Tumor Treated Using Sound Waves

April 4, 2014 12:09 pm | by Focused Ultrasound Foundation | News | Comments

Researchers in Zurich, Switzerland have successfully used focused ultrasound for the first time to non-invasively ablate part of a recurrent glioma tumor through a patient’s intact skull. The procedure was performed to assess the feasibility...

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Transvaginal Mesh Patient Awarded $1.2 Million in Ethicon Mesh Lawsuit, Announces Baron and Budd

April 4, 2014 11:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Dallas jury found transvaginal mesh manufacturer Ethicon and its parent company Johnson & Johnson liable for defects associated with the company’s TVT-O transvaginal mesh sling. The mesh patient, Linda Batiste, was awarded $1.2 million...

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New Study Casts Doubt on Heart Regeneration in Mammals

April 4, 2014 11:43 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

The mammalian heart has generally been considered to lack the ability to repair itself after injury, but a 2011 study in newborn mice challenged this view, providing evidence for complete regeneration after resection of 10% of the apex, the...

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Light-Activated Neurons from Stem Cells Restore Function to Paralyzed Muscles

April 4, 2014 11:17 am | by UCL | News | Comments

A new way to artificially control muscles using light, with the potential to restore function to muscles paralyzed by conditions such as motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury, has been developed by scientists at UCL and King’s College...

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Scientist Developing Materials, Electronics that Dissolve when Triggered

April 4, 2014 11:09 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

A medical device, once its job is done, could harmlessly melt away inside a person’s body. Or, a military device could collect and send its data and then dissolve away, leaving no trace of an intelligence mission. Or, an environmental sensor...

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Photos of the Day: Stretchable, Stick-On Patient Monitoring Patch

April 4, 2014 11:00 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring. The new device was developed by John A. Rogers of Illinois and Yonggang...

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Stick-On Electronic Patches for Health Monitoring

April 4, 2014 10:59 am | by Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have demonstrated thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin and incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for...

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FDA Clearance for the First Suture-Like Mesh Fixation System for Hernia Repair

April 4, 2014 10:46 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Via Surgical Ltd., a leading developer of hernia mesh fixation technologies, today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to commercialize FasTouch. FasTouch fixation system is intended for fixation of prosthetic material to...

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Camino Flex Ventricular Catheter Receives FDA Clearance for Use with MRI Scans

April 4, 2014 10:08 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation today announced that the Camino(R) Flex Ventricular Catheter has received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The Camino...

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Thermoplastic Elastomers

April 4, 2014 9:34 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

APS Elastomers offers medical grade engineered TPEs (thermoplastic elastomers) that can easily be processed by injection molding, extrusion, coating, and blow molding. Features include: soft flexible feel, excellent grip characteristics, low specific gravity...

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