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A Smartphone App that Measures Ebola Risk

January 8, 2015 11:19 am | News | Comments

Within six months, your iPhone or Android mobile device could supply a real-time estimate of your likelihood of contact with the deadly Ebola virus. To create the digital tool, researchers at the University of Kansas recently won a rapid-response...

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Backpacking Cells to Target Inflammation

January 8, 2015 11:00 am | News | Comments

Inflammation is a normal and often beneficial response to injury or infection. The swelling, heat and even pain are the body's attempts to protect its soft tissue, remove offending objects, substances or microbes and initiate healing. However...

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Can the Liver Help Cure Diabetes?

January 8, 2015 10:53 am | News | Comments

Diabetes researcher Dr. Francesca Spagnoli of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch has been awarded an extra research grant from the European Research Council (ERC). This Proof-of-Concept (PoC) grant is endowed...

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Photos of the Day: 100 Years of Welch Allyn

January 8, 2015 10:32 am | News | Comments

Dr. Francis Welch and William Noah Allyn developed the world's first handheld, direct-illuminating ophthmaloscope in 1915. Allyn first marketed the ophthmaloscope at an American Medical Association convention in New York City in 1920. At the...

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'Diagnostics-in-a-Suitcase' Allows Rapid Ebola Testing

January 8, 2015 9:33 am | News | Comments

No electricity, no reliable cold chain, no diagnostic equipment available – scientists in field laboratories who diagnose and deal with Ebola infections often work under challenging conditions. Researchers at the DPZ have developed Diagnostics...

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Industry Associations Support Efforts to Repeal Device Tax

January 8, 2015 9:12 am | News | Comments

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) today applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation to repeal the 2.3 percent...

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Making Small Quantity/High Mix Tubing a Profitable Business Model

January 8, 2015 8:59 am | A.T. Wall Company | Articles | Comments

In the US, many high volume tubing suppliers have moved production facilities overseas to low cost producers like China or Mexico. Minimum buys are now the rule, leaving many US manufacturers with a quandary – How to get small quantities of...

Time May Heal a Broken Heart, but Stem Cells Do It Better

January 7, 2015 4:21 pm | Blogs | Comments

NuVascular Technologies has obtained exclusive licensing rights for the purpose of commercializing an implantable device that uses stem cells to repair damage to the heart. The innovation, called the Biogenerator, is implanted into the wall of the heart...

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NuQ Blood Test Can Detect 84% of Early Stage Treatable Pancreatic Cancers

January 7, 2015 3:56 pm | News | Comments

VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing diagnostic tests for cancer and other conditions, today announced that it has completed a blinded clinical study demonstrating that its NuQ blood-based diagnostic platform is...

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A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Ears

January 7, 2015 3:15 pm | Blogs | Comments

Trying to have a conversation in a noisy, crowded room amid a cacophony of voices is difficult enough for someone with healthy hearing. This situation becomes torturous for someone who wears a hearing aid. Every sound is amplified, and instead...

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Surface and Contour Measurement Tool

January 7, 2015 2:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Taylor Hobson, a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, has introduced a new series of high-resolution instruments offering automated simultaneous surface, contour and 3D inspection. The low-noise axes and high-resolution gauges of the Talysurf i-Series assure measurement integrity, while a choice of gauge ranges provides versatility for a variety of applications. The instruments are...

Design Challenges for Wearables

January 7, 2015 1:36 pm | Blogs | Comments

This holiday season, most of my friends/family received some form of wearable device as a gift. Even my 84-year-old dad is joining the wearable bandwagon and is finally giving himself what should probably be termed the original “wearable” -- 

Tilt, Swivel and Swing Display Mount

January 7, 2015 1:10 pm | Southco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Southco, Inc., a global leader in engineered access solutions, now offers a Tilt, Swivel and Swing Display Mount (A Series) available with an added feature that allows the arm to be locked into position for easy storage. Designed with a plunger that locks the arm securely into place, the A Series maintains position in extreme conditions where motion or...

Industrial Internet Will Radically Redefine the Medical Devices Industry

January 7, 2015 12:16 pm | Blogs | Comments

You may feel that you’re having the rug yanked out from under you by the numerous forces threatening the industry, not to mention all these other [IT] companies moving into your space. For decades you’ve made your bed with physicians and...

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FDA Grants Wider Distribution of Nucleic Acid-Based Test for Influenza

January 7, 2015 11:51 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted the first waiver to allow a nucleic acid-based test, the Alere i Influenza A & B test, to be used in a greater variety of health care settings. The test was previously only available for use...

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