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Making a Better Wound Dressing with Fish Skin

February 11, 2015 1:34 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

With a low price tag and mild flavor, tilapia has become a staple dinnertime fish for many Americans. Now it could have another use: helping to heal our wounds. In the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, scientists have...

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3 Steps and 4 Strategies for Device Development from Concept to Patient

February 11, 2015 12:15 pm | by Graham Reynolds, Vice President, Marketing and Innovation, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The healthcare market is seeing the growth in creative collaborations between pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical companies and packaging and delivery systems manufacturers, such as West, that can provide solutions for integrated delivery systems...

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Photos of the Day: Wheelchair Facts, Numbers, and Figures

February 11, 2015 11:08 am | by KD Smart Chair | News | Comments

KD Smart Chair recently released an infographic that visualizes the facts, numbers and figures about the wheelchair industry. The infographic provides current information and future statistics about historical facts, top wheelchair accessible...

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Miniaturized Cardiac Monitors Detect Atrial Fibrillation in Stroke Patients

February 11, 2015 11:01 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic plc today announced the results of a new “real-world” study of patients who have had a cryptogenic stroke (stroke of unknown cause), in which the Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) detected atrial...

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Country’s Smallest Pediatric Mechanical Heart Valve

February 11, 2015 10:46 am | by St. Jude Medical | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc.,  a global medical device company, today announced the launch of the HALO U.S. IDE Trial. The trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the St. Jude Medical Masters HPTM Series 15mm heart...

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Building Mini-Brains to Study Disorders Caused by HIV and Meth Use

February 11, 2015 10:33 am | by University of California, San Diego Health Sciences | News | Comments

A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine project involving the creation of miniature models of the human brain – developed with stem cells – to study neurological disorders caused by HIV and methamphetamine use has been named...

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Using Big Data to Detect Disease Outbreaks: Is It Ethical?

February 11, 2015 10:26 am | by PLOS | News | Comments

Personal information taken from social media, blogs, page views and so on are used to detect disease outbreaks, however, does this violate our privacy, consent and trust? Dr. Effy Vayena from the University of Zurich and...

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Virtual Reality and Neurorobotics Can Speed Up Rehabilitation

February 11, 2015 10:17 am | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

To speed up the recovery process of people who suffer motor disability. This is the ambitious aim of the HYPER research project which is using neurorobotics, neuroprosthetics and virtual reality to improve the life quality of patients...

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Improving Research on Health Information Technology

February 11, 2015 10:11 am | by Rand Corporation | News | Comments

Studies about the value of health information technology can be improved by broadening the reviews to include both costs and benefits, and lengthening study periods to capture long-term implications, according to a new RAND Corporation analysis...

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Non-Stick Material Repels Deadly Bacterial Build-Up

February 11, 2015 9:35 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University | News | Comments

More than 80 percent of microbial infections in the human body are caused by a build–up of bacteria, according to the National Institutes of Health. Bacteria cells gain a foothold in the body by accumulating and forming into adhesive colonies...

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4 Questions to Ask when Validating Quality Computer Systems

February 11, 2015 8:30 am | by Penny Goss, Penny Goss Technical Solutions | Articles | Comments

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) requirements for validation of your manufacturing and quality system software can conjure up a lot of questions. Understanding the actual guidelines...

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Make Sure the Optimum Solution is Integrated into the System

February 11, 2015 8:30 am | by Matt Kelly, Key Account Manager, Medical, Watlow | Blogs | Comments

Home healthcare can provide significant benefits to patients in terms of quality of life and cost of care. However, the use of medical devices in the home also presents unique challenges and potential safety risks. Home medical care is outside...

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Modular Microliter Pump

February 11, 2015 4:06 am | by 2E mechatronic GmbH & Co. KG | Product Releases | Comments

DNE microtechnology and 2E mechatronic have developed a new pump system for conveying a wide variety of fluids. It combines all the benefits of different pumps, like for example diaphragm, piston injection and peristaltic pumps. The aim was to develop a reliable pump with an exchangeable fluidic part which, due to its modular construction, is capable of conveying a variety of fluids parallel....

Quality Management Software

February 10, 2015 5:41 pm | by greenlight.guru | Product Releases | Comments

greenlight.guru announced today the public release of its cloud-based quality management software exclusively for the medical device manufactures. greenlight.guru allows medical device companies to bring new products to market faster while reducing risk by providing them a integrated quality system that is easy to use and designed for regulatory compliance. CEO and co-founder, Dave DeRam sh...

10W DC-DC Converters

February 10, 2015 5:31 pm | by Artesyn Embedded Technologies | Artesyn Embedded Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Artesyn Embedded Technologies today announced the AEE10W-M series, new 10 watt dc-dc converters that provide OEMs with an economical solution for demanding applications in medical instrumentation requiring a certified supplementary or reinforced...

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