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Photos of the Day: Growing Body Parts

April 8, 2014 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears, and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working...

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UK Scientists Make Body Parts in Lab

April 8, 2014 11:45 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working...

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Roche Acquires IQuum to Strengthen Offerings in Molecular Diagnostics

April 8, 2014 11:32 am | by Roche | News | Comments

Roche has announced the acquisition of IQuum, Inc. based in Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. IQuum is a privately held company focused on developing point of care offerings for the molecular diagnostics market. Under the terms of the agreement...

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Using Google Glass to Map the Future of Medical Testing

April 8, 2014 11:19 am | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

A team of researchers at UCLA has transformed Google Glass into a powerful, wearable medical testing laboratory. Aydogan Ozcan and his team developed an application that reads dozens of different types of diagnostic tests for malaria, prostate...

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Groundbreaking AtomoRapid HIV selected as Finalist in 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards

April 8, 2014 9:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

For the second year in a row, ide's innovative and world-class product design has been recognised at the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). The AtomoRapid HIV is one of three finalists in the In Vitro Diagnostic Products and...

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GE Healthcare Receives FDA Clearance For Q.Clear Technology

April 8, 2014 9:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, has announced that it received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance of its Q.Clear technology – technology that can provide up to two times improvement in both quantitative accuracy and image quality...

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Corindus Vascular Robotics to Present at Design of Medical Device Conference

April 8, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Corindus Vascular Robotics, a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, today announced that Tal Wenderow, Co-founder and EVP of Product & Business Development of Corindus, will present at the upcoming Design of Medical Device...

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CAREGIVER Thermometer with TouchFreeT Technology Inks Pact with Memorial Hermann Hospital System

April 8, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sanomedics International Holdings, Inc. has announced that their subsidiary, Thermomedics, Inc, has recently strengthened their penetration of the Professional Healthcare vital signs business with the signing of an agreement with this world...

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CardiacAssist Receives Health Canada Approval for Its TandemHeart Circulatory Support Platform

April 8, 2014 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CardiacAssist, Inc., a privately-held medical device company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, today announced that it has received a Class 4 medical device license for its TandemHeart System from Health Canada. The TandemHeart...

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Mitralign Completes Enrollment in EU Study for its Novel Catheter-based Valve Repair Device

April 8, 2014 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitralign Inc., a cardiac device company, announced today it has completed enrollment in a study in Europe investigating its lead device, the Mitralign System, in patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). Pending successful outcomes...

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First MAGEC Surgery in the United States Completed

April 8, 2014 7:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ellipse Technologies, Inc., a global medical device company, announced today that for the first time since gaining FDA 510(k) Clearance, the MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) Spinal Bracing and Distraction System was successfully implanted...

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Boston Scientific's Endoscopic Ultrasound Needle Is for Use During Fine Needle Aspiration Procedures

April 7, 2014 6:31 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE Mark approval in Europe for the Expect™ Slimline (SL) Needle, which is now globally available for Endoscopic Ultrasound-Fine Needle...

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Military Vets Can Heal Wounds Faster with New Dressing Technology

April 7, 2014 1:29 pm | by Enluxtra | News | Comments

Military veterans may well get more wounds, than the average population due to that fact that, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, around 25 percent of military veteran patients have diabetes. This is compared to around 8...

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Non-Magnetic, Copper Barrier Capacitors Attract the Attention of the Medical Market

April 7, 2014 12:35 pm | by Dave Beckett, Process & Engineering Manager, Syfer Technology | Articles | Comments

Rapid technological advances in medical electronics are generating significant demand worldwide for a range of passive electronic components, capacitors in particular, for use in a growing and diversified range of medical equipment.  Two parallel...

App Tackles Problem of ‘Glue Ear’ in Children

April 7, 2014 11:59 am | by Aston University | News | Comments

The main cause of temporary childhood deafness in young children is ‘glue ear’, which is prevalent during colder months. Known medically as otitis media with effusion, ‘glue ear’ is associated with a build-up of fluid in the middle ear. Around one...

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