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Bard Announces Agreement to Acquire Medafor, Inc.

August 19, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

C. R. Bard, Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Medafor, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of plant based hemostatic agents for the purchase price of $200 million paid at closing, expected to occur later this year, and future contingent payments up to an additional $80 million based on specific revenue-based milestones through June 30, 2015.

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STAAR Surgical Gains Regulatory Approval in India for Its Visian@ ICLT with CentraFLOWT

August 19, 2013 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STAAR Surgical Company, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable lenses and delivery systems for the eye, today announced that it has received regulatory approval to market its Visian@ Implantable Collamer@ Lens (ICLT) with CentraFLOWT technology from the CDSCO in India.

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Military Medicine Advances Burn Injury Treatment

August 16, 2013 12:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Of the many military medical advances that have resulted during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, one breakthrough has been in the treatments for burn patients, according to military and civilian medical experts attending a Defense Department-sponsored conference held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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Device Could Spot Seizures by Reading Brainwaves through the Ear

August 15, 2013 5:52 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Now engineers at Imperial College in London have developed an EEG device that can be worn inside the ear, like a hearing aid. They say the device will allow scientists to record EEGs for several days at a time; this would allow doctors to monitor patients who have regularly recurring problems like seizures or microsleep.

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Rice Technique Expands Options for Molecular Imaging

August 15, 2013 11:30 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

A Rice University laboratory has improved upon its ability to determine molecular structures in three dimensions in ways that challenge long-used standards. By measuring the vibrations between atoms using femtosecond-long laser pulses, the Rice lab is able to discern the positions of atoms within molecules without the restrictions imposed by X-ray diffraction and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging.

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Biochip Holds Great Promise for Quickly Triaging People After Radiation Exposure

August 15, 2013 11:14 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Berkeley Lab scientists have helped to develop a tiny chip that has big potential for quickly determining whether someone has been exposed to dangerous levels of ionizing radiation. The first-of-its-kind chip has an array of nanosensors that measure the concentrations of proteins that change after radiation exposure.

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'Organ-on-a-Chip' Microdevices to Evaluate Therapies for Lethal Radiation Exposure

August 15, 2013 10:51 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering | News | Comments

A team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has received a $5.6 million grant award from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use its Organs-on-Chips technology for a novel application of keen interest to national security and health officials: to test human physiological responses to radiation, and to evaluate drugs designed to counter those effects.

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Concept Animation of Nanorobotic Atherosclerosis Plaque Removal

August 15, 2013 9:47 am | by Nanobotmodels | Videos | Comments

Atherosclerosis is a major cardiovascular disease involving accumulations of lipids, white blood cells, and other materials on the inside of artery walls. Since the calcification found in the advanced stage of atherosclerosis dramatically enhances the mechanical properties of the plaque, restoring the original lumen of the artery remains a challenge.

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UGA Researchers Use Nanoparticles to Fight Cancer

August 15, 2013 9:37 am | by University of Georgia | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing a new treatment technique that uses nanoparticles to reprogram immune cells so they are able to recognize and attack cancer. The findings were published recently in the early online edition of ACS Nano.

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Purdue Innovation Could Improve Personalized Cancer-Care Outcomes

August 15, 2013 8:53 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

David D. Nolte, a professor in Purdue's Department of Physics, and his collaborators Ran An, a graduate student in physics, and John J. Turek in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences have created a technique called BioDynamic Imaging that measures the activity inside cancer biopsies, or samples of cells.

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Tests That Read and Interpret Results for Operators in Demand

August 14, 2013 7:07 pm | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Innovative point-of-care tests that can assist operators with capturing test results and “reading” for a specific diagnosis are driving revenue growth of the lateral flow test category, according to Kalorama Information. Driven by these enhancements and others, the lateral flow point of care testing market (LF-POC) grew to $3.6 billion worldwide in 2012.

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Medisafe Project Announces Enhanced Version of Mobile App For iPhone Users

August 14, 2013 6:59 pm | by MediSafe Project | News | Comments

MediSafe Project announced today the addition of three new features to the iOS version of its medication management system. The new features make it easier to input information, enhance the engagement process and better manage medication management for iPhone users.

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Mobile Metering Units Made of High-Tech Plastics

August 14, 2013 6:53 pm | by Bayer MaterialScience | News | Comments

More and more people dream of being able to live for a long time in familiar surroundings even at an advanced age. However, certain illnesses necessitate longer hospital stays or frequent visits to the doctor – such as when medicines have to be taken regularly and in a controlled environment. This limits mobility and patient happiness.

Low-noise Electrocardiogram Cable Design

August 14, 2013 5:38 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

AMETEK Engineered Medical Components has received a US patent for its design for an electrocardiogram (ECG) cable and electrical assembly that exceeds the low-noise and electromagnetic interference standards established by the ANSI/AAMI EC-53 for ECG cable and lead wires.

New Multi-Tasking Robot Platform

August 14, 2013 5:29 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Fisnar has announced the launch of a new multi-tasking robot model F9960N for safe and secure dispensing applications ranging from miniature SMT circuit boards to larger PCB’s and finished assemblies.

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