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Flower-Like Magnetic Nanoparticles Target Difficult Tumors

March 3, 2015 2:12 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Thanks to the work of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Dartmouth Center of Nanotechnology Excellence, funded by the National Institutes of Health, the next-generation magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) may soon be treating difficult...

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New Company Developing Single-Drop 'Point of Care' Blood Analyzer

March 3, 2015 2:07 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

A blood test yields a wealth of information crucial to a person's health. What's needed is a device that is small and inexpensive, yet capable of quickly providing a thorough analysis using a very small sample. With a two-year option license...

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Moving Organs with Magnets to Ease Surgery

March 3, 2015 2:00 pm | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

Pietro Valdastri is convinced that the clever application of magnetic force can make minimally invasive surgery easier and more effective. “In 2007, a team of University of Texas researchers did some basic experiments using magnets in laparoscopic...

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Cardinal Health Offers to Buy J&J Unit for $1.94 Billion

March 3, 2015 1:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cardinal Health is offering to buy a unit of Johnson & Johnson that makes heart devices for approximately $1.94 billion. Johnson & Johnson's Cordis business, which is based in Fremont, California, had 2014 revenue of about $780 million...

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Boston Scientific to Buy Endo Division for $1.6 Billion

March 3, 2015 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Boston Scientific said Monday it will pay $1.6 billion to buy the men's health and prostate health business of Endo International. Boston Scientific said it is gaining treatments for enlarged prostate, urinary incontinence...

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Staying Competitive with Closed-Loop Cooling

March 3, 2015 11:07 am | by Al Fosco, Global Marketing Manager, Frigel North America | Frigel North America | Articles | Comments

Faced with an ever-changing product development market, medical device product manufacturers are seeking new ways to optimize their processes and cut costs where possible to remain competitive. Enter closed-loop cooling. Widely adopted in Europe...

Smart Garments Could Change How We Interact

March 3, 2015 10:53 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

As wearables become more common, consumers also want them to be smaller and less obtrusive. Smartwatches are in a heyday now, but the consumer of the future might be looking for a device that is not only more useful, but more invisible...

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6 Common Failures in Mobile Health App Development

March 3, 2015 10:43 am | by Delmar Howard, mHealth Program Manager, Intertek | Blogs | Comments

Widespread adoption of mobile devices and apps in healthcare is growing. Yet, as the industry rushes to market with new mobile health offerings, they often are met with confusion and uncertainty in such a new arena. Recent draft guidance...

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Technological Ecosystem to Foster Active Aging

March 3, 2015 10:34 am | by Carlos III University of Madrid | News | Comments

Action for Healthy Ageing is the name of the first European ecosystem for promoting healthy, active aging using new technologies. The main objectives of this software platform, developed by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid as part of...

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Giant Virus Revealed in 3D Using X-ray Laser

March 3, 2015 10:02 am | by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | News | Comments

For the first time, researchers have produced a 3-D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact, infectious virus, using a unique x-ray laser at the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The virus...

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This 3D Printer Works With Living Cells

March 3, 2015 9:52 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Cyfuse Biomedical K.K., makers of a 3D printer for living cells, have reported 1.4 billion yen ($12 million) in Series B funding for its overseas operations. Cyfuse’s Regenova printer uses an array of needles to skewer cellular aggregates...

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Mobile App Identifies Premature Babies in the Developing World

March 3, 2015 9:47 am | by University of Nottingham | News | Comments

A mobile phone app that will identify babies born prematurely in the developing world is being developed by researchers at The University of Nottingham. The technology will use distinctive features on the feet, face and ears of newborns to...

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Therapeutic Video Game for Autism

March 3, 2015 9:29 am | by Autism Speaks | News | Comments

Autism Speaks’ not-for-profit affiliate DELSIA has announced new funding for the clinical testing of a therapeutic video game designed to improve executive function skills in children and adolescents affected by autism. Autism Speaks established...

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Nanodevice Defeats Drug Resistance to Deliver Chemotherapy

March 3, 2015 9:17 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Chemotherapy often shrinks tumors at first, but as cancer cells become resistant to drug treatment, tumors can grow back. A new nanodevice developed by MIT researchers can help overcome that by first blocking the gene that confers drug...

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4 Medical Devices that Changed from 'Oops!' to 'Eureka!'

March 2, 2015 4:37 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

You know the old axiom: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” One would think this philosophy can’t possibly apply to medical device development, because design engineers are working tirelessly to make sure that nothing on their device breaks...

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