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Halting the Epidemic of Ebola Fear

January 9, 2015 4:03 pm | Blogs | Comments

Since its first reported case in Guinea in March 2014, the Ebola outbreak has spread on an unprecedented level. As of January 6, 2015, over 20,000 cases of the virus have been confirmed. Last year, the disease has left African soil, making landfall...

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A New Way to Detect Genetic Conditions in IVF Embryos

January 9, 2015 11:58 am | News | Comments

New research at the University of Kent has identified karyomapping as a viable and cost-effective method of detecting a wide range of genetic diseases in IVF embryos. The current method, which involves the use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis...

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Functional Tissue-Engineered Intestine Grown from Stem Cells

January 9, 2015 11:30 am | News | Comments

A new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has shown that tissue-engineered small intestine grown from human cells replicates key aspects of a functioning human intestine. The tissue-engineered small intestine they developed...

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FDA Approves Blood Screening Assay for HIV, HCV, and HBV

January 9, 2015 11:13 am | News | Comments

Roche announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the cobas TaqScreen MPX Test, v2.0 for use in the detection and identification of HIV, HCV, and HBV in donations of human whole blood and blood components...

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Spinal Cord Implant Mimics Living Tissue

January 9, 2015 10:36 am | News | Comments

EPFL scientists have managed to get rats walking on their own again using a combination of electrical and chemical stimulation. But applying this method to humans would require multifunctional implants that could be installed for long periods of...

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FDA Approves Fetal Monitoring System that Allows Freedom of Movement During Labor

January 9, 2015 10:14 am | News | Comments

Royal Philips today announced that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S.A. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Avalon CL Fetal Monitoring solution (Avalon CL). The solution provides consistent monitoring of the... 

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Data Archiver System

January 9, 2015 9:49 am | Panasonic Industrial Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Panasonic Corporation is happy to announce that it has developed the Data Archiver LB-DH8 series (a scalable optical disc library system that supports data center demand for long-term data storage.) This product enables...

Drug-Coated Angioplasty Balloon Approved for Peripheral Arterial Disease Patients

January 9, 2015 9:27 am | News | Comments

Covidien plc today announced it has received CE Mark approval for its Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon (DCB). The Stellarex DCB is used to restore and maintain blood flow to the arteries of the leg in patients with peripheral arterial...

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Critical-Care Transport Helicopter Simulator Trains Flight Nurses

January 9, 2015 9:17 am | News | Comments

Acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) students, specializing in flight nursing at Case Western Reserve University, will soon be training in the nation’s first state-of-the-art simulator built in an actual helicopter. The simulator creates the...

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Inhalable Insulin Devices Offer Diabetics Alternative to Injections

January 9, 2015 8:59 am | Trelleborg Sealing Solutions | Articles | Comments

Diabetes is a condition that is on the rise. Currently there are 29 million sufferers in the US alone, up from 26 million last year according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics show that one in four people...

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Bureaucracy and Regulation Could Have a Negative Impact on Innovation

January 9, 2015 8:20 am | Blogs | Comments

I have great concern that as the federal government becomes more involved in healthcare, the stimulus to innovate will be extinguished. For decades, America has led the world in the development of new medical technologies and the profit motive cannot...

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Brush Motor Specifications Guide

January 8, 2015 4:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new 24 page specifications guide focuses on the award-winning DCmind Brush Motor Series. The full color guide provides comprehensive information on this innovative motor series as well as the brand as a whole. The motor’s exceptionally quiet operation of only 35 dBA (about the sound of a whispered conversation) is especially well-suited for medical applications as well as laboratory and...

Photos of the Day: 5 Innovative Healthcare Devices Featured at CES 2015

January 8, 2015 4:06 pm | News | Comments

While the Internet of Things seems to be all the rage (and dominating almost all of the news) at CES 2015, there are still plenty of other areas that warrant attention. Of course, my interest is on the medtech and health-related devices that are being...

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Sleep Your Way into Improved Restfulness

January 8, 2015 3:52 pm | Blogs | Comments

It’s no secret that having trouble sleeping causes a multitude of health problems. Apart from the obvious issues such as fatigue and altered mood, pulling undesired all-nighters can adversely affect weight, bring about cardiovascular problems, and make...

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Agency Aims to Guard Infusion Pumps against Cyberthreats

January 8, 2015 11:28 am | News | Comments

Citing new risks and vulnerabilities involving medical devices, a center within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public feedback on a draft document that examines how to address cybersecurity challenges related...

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