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Mobile Phone Microscope Can Address Worldwide Health Concerns

December 1, 2014 11:14 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | Videos | Comments

Many major global health threats (malaria, tuberculosis, parasitic infections but also cancer and nutritional issues) require quality diagnostic tests for both clinical and public health purposes; however, such tests are not available in resource-constrained...

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Novel Imaging System Offers Lower Radiation Exposure for Liver Cancer Patients

December 1, 2014 11:01 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins researchers report that their test of an interventional X-ray guidance device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2013 has the potential to reduce the radiation exposure of patients undergoing intra-arterial therapy...

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Survey: UDI Compliance Poses Significant Challenge

December 1, 2014 10:37 am | by PRISYM ID | News | Comments

A recent survey of medical companies in Europe and North America has identified some of the key issues for packaging and labeling operations in the complex and changing medical device market. The survey, carried out by PRISYM ID, a leading...

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Test Detects Blood Cancer Before It Even Develops

December 1, 2014 10:19 am | by Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | News | Comments

Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals have uncovered an easily detectable, "pre-malignant" state in the blood that significantly increases the likelihood that an individual will...

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Using Math to Fight Cancer

December 1, 2014 10:06 am | by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute | News | Comments

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have defined for the first time how the size of the immune response is controlled, using mathematical models to predict how powerfully immune cells respond to infection and disease. The finding, published...

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‘Skin’ Shedding Medical Devices Could Eliminate Need to Replace

December 1, 2014 9:55 am | by Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg | News | Comments

What to do when functional surfaces fail? When catheters become contaminated with microorganisms or sensors no longer react? Until now, the answer was: remove and replace. The chemist Dr. Karen Lienkamp has received a 1.49 million euros Starting...

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Blood Test for Asthma Attacks Brought on by a Cold

December 1, 2014 9:44 am | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

People who have asthma generally suffer worse with colds caused by rhinoviruses than other people do. There are also asthmatics and patients with the severe lung condition COPD in whom the cold virus can trigger serious flare-ups of their condition...

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Lab Group Hires Lawyers for LDT Fight

December 1, 2014 9:23 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) has retained former Solicitor General Paul D. Clement, a partner with Bancroft PLLC, and Laurence H. Tribe, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard University...

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Medtronic-Covidien Transaction Gains Key Clearances

December 1, 2014 9:17 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. and Covidien plc have announced the receipt of U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) clearance of Medtronic's proposed acquisition of Covidien. "This regulatory clearance represents an important milestone in bringing our companies...

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Non-Invasive Device Helps in Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease

December 1, 2014 9:07 am | by FDA | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the HeartFlow FFR-CT software, which permits health care professionals to non-invasively evaluate blood flow in the coronary arteries of patients showing signs and symptoms of coronary...

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Medical Device in Urinals Detects Dehydration

December 1, 2014 8:50 am | by Emily Charrison, Flinders University | News | Comments

Dehydration can be a serious health issue for Australia’s mining industry, but a new product to be developed with input from Flinders University’s Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) is set to more effectively help mine managers implement their...

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3D Printing to Eliminate Assembly

December 1, 2014 7:30 am | by Norm Riley, Technical Marketing Director, Applied Silicone Corporation | Applied Silicone Corporation | Blogs | Comments

Advances in adhesives technology for wound care directly affect the quality of treatment.  Hydrophilic wound care adhesives provide longer wear between dressing changes, which prolongs the optimal healing environment. Bio-inert and vapor...

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Catalog of OEM Dispensers & Pumps

November 28, 2014 11:45 am | by Fluid Metering, Inc. | Fluid Metering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Fluid Metering, Inc. (FMI) announces the release of its NEW OEM Catalog for Metering Pumps & Dispensers. For over 55 years, FMI has supplied over one million pumps for OEM applications in medical, analytical, industrial device & instrumentation markets where Ultra-Precise Fluid Control from Microliters to Liters is required. FMI's OEM pumps are typically miniature versions of their stand...

Can Public-Private Partnerships Change the Healthcare Game?

November 26, 2014 1:49 pm | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

The healthcare world is an ever-evolving area with countless stakeholders, all working towards improving the health of the population. But with different priorities and different ways of working, how can diverse stakeholders work together most effectively?...

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Medical Start-Up Set to Revolutionize Vascular Surgery

November 26, 2014 1:47 pm | by ProMedica | News | Comments

ProMedica has invested in an early stage medical device company that is developing and commercializing innovative and cost-effective devices for treating common vascular diseases such as peripheral artery disease. Jobst Vascular Surgeon John Pigott...

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