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Custom Made Droplets for Diagnostics

October 6, 2014 2:26 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT researchers have developed a new way of creating surfaces on which droplets of any desired shape can spontaneously form. They say this approach could lead to new biomedical assay devices and LED display screens, among other applications...

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FDA Invents: How Technology Transfer Gets FDA Inventions from Lab to Marketplace

October 6, 2014 2:18 pm | by Alice Welch, Ph.D, Director — Technology Transfer Program, FDA | Blogs | Comments

If you think the term “government invention” is an oxymoron — well, think again. You may be surprised to learn that many of the breakthrough technologies that shape our lives today are the brainchildren of government researchers — including those...

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The Skin Cancer Selfie

October 6, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer type in the United States, and it's also the deadliest form of skin cancer, causing more than 75 percent of skin-cancer deaths. If caught early enough though, it is almost always curable. Now a camera...

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Yoga Could Enhance Brain-Computer Interface for Disabled

October 6, 2014 12:13 pm | by World Scientific | News | Comments

New research by biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota shows that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation...

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Diagnosing at the Cellular Level with 3D Gaming Gear

October 6, 2014 11:33 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

For hundreds of years biologists have studied cells through the lens of a microscope. With a little help from a team of engineers at Drexel University, these scientists could soon be donning 3D glasses in a home-theater-like lab to take their own...

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Enhancing Bone Healing with Fat Cells

October 6, 2014 11:15 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

Within our fat lives a variety of cells with the potential to become bone, cartilage, or more fat if properly prompted. This makes adipose tissue, in theory, a readily available reservoir for regenerative therapies such as bone healing if doctors...

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Cancer Causing Breast Implants?

October 6, 2014 11:00 am | by Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien | News | Comments

An international research group including Viennese pathologist Lukas Kenner has reviewed cases of possible association between breast implants and a form of lymphoma that may develop tumours at a later stage. The researchers conclude that breast...

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$514 Billion in Global MedTech Sales by 2020

October 6, 2014 10:49 am | by Evaluate Ltd. | News | Comments

The medical technology sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5 percent per year between 2013 and 2020, according to the latest forecasts from market intelligence firm Evaluate Ltd. Its new report, “EvaluateMedTech World...

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Infographic: MedTech World Preview 2014

October 6, 2014 10:47 am | by Evaluate Ltd. | News | Comments

2014 marks a year of rapid change for the global medical device market, particularly within the cardiology and orthopedic spaces, which have been dominated by megamergers. If the deal between Covidien and Medtronic goes through, we could see...

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BD to Acquire CareFusion for $12.2 Billion

October 6, 2014 9:48 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BD and CareFusion have announced a definitive agreement under which BD will acquire CareFusion for $58.00 per share in cash and stock, or a total of $12.2 billion, to create a global leader in medication management and patient safety solutions...

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Diagnosing Cancer with Yogurt

October 6, 2014 9:34 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Even though I’m not personally a fan, even I’m aware of the many benefits yogurt offers. From improving your gut to potentially contributing to a lower blood pressure, perhaps a yogurt a day keeps the doctor away. But does it also keep the cancer...

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Congress Tackles LDT Regulation: User Fees and FDA Resources

October 6, 2014 8:50 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last week, FDA finally released its two draft guidances on the regulation of laboratory-developed tests (LDT): Framework for Regulatory Oversight of LDTs and FDA Notification and Medical Device Reporting for LDTs. With the release of these...

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Ultra Low Pressure Sensors

October 6, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

All Sensors Corporation of Morgan Hill, California has announced a new line of ultra-low pressure sensors ranging from 0.1 inH2O to 2 inH2O. The FPS Series employs an innovative flow-based technology that integrates a flow channel with sensing elements. Utilizing...

Developing the Best Custom Positioning Solution for an Automated Pathology Scanner

October 6, 2014 8:30 am | by Jim Monnich, Engineering Manager – Electromechanical Positioning, and Brian Handerhan, Business Development Manager; Parker Hannifin | Articles | Comments

Digital pathology is a rapidly growing segment of in vitro diagnostics with the potential to streamline the overall pathology process for the benefit of both doctors and patients. This relatively new market segment requires motion systems...

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Increase Efficiency by Combining Bioburden and Tests of Sterility

October 6, 2014 8:30 am | by Sean Shepherd, Sr. Study Director, Nelson Laboratories | Blogs | Comments

When it comes to radiation sterilization validation, there is a perception that the bioburden and sterility testing need to be conducted under separate submissions, with results from both then used to compile a statement report by the medical device...

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