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

January 7, 2015 4:21 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | 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 | by VolitionRx | 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 | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor | 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 | by Ametek | 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 | by Karen Lightman, Executive Director, MEMS Industry Group | 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 | by Southco, Inc. | 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 | by Rajeev Kapoor, Partner, Bharat Kapoor, Consultant, Joshua Swartz, Consultant; A.T. Kierney | 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 | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | 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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Material Incorporates DNA for a New Class of Biosensors

January 7, 2015 11:20 am | News | Comments

A new responsive material ‘glued’ together with short strands of DNA, and capable of translating thermal and chemical signals into visible physical changes, could underpin a new class of biosensors or drug delivery systems. “Having this kind of...

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Melatonin Patch Could Save Countless Infants in Developing Countries

January 7, 2015 11:02 am | by University of Monash | News | Comments

With a clinical trial on the cards and training programs under way, a measure that’s as simple to apply as a bandaid is showing great potential to save millions of babies’ lives in low-resource countries. A multidisciplinary

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Mapping Origins of Mental Illness for Improved Treatments

January 7, 2015 10:48 am | by Amy Adams, Director of Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Communications, Stanford University | News | Comments

An interdisciplinary team of Stanford scientists is working to map the origins of mental illnesses in the brain and develop technologies to treat them. The collaboration could lead to improved treatments for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic...

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'DNA Origami' Could Produce Complex Nano-robots

January 7, 2015 10:22 am | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

If the new nano-machines built at The Ohio State University look familiar, it's because they were designed with full-size mechanical parts such as hinges and pistons in mind. The project is the first to prove that the same basic design principles...

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Capsule Device Monitors Gastrointestinal Swelling

January 7, 2015 10:02 am | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

EnteroTrack, LLC and the University of Colorado (CU) have executed an exclusive license agreement that will allow the company to develop and market a novel device to monitor inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Diagnosing inflammatory...

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23andMe and Genentech Combine Forces to Analyze the Genomic Data of Parkinson's

January 7, 2015 9:48 am | by Edelman | News | Comments

23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today announced an agreement with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to generate whole genome sequencing data for approximately 3,000 people in 23andMe's Parkinson's disease community...

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Microfluidic Device Manufacturing

January 7, 2015 9:13 am | by Hermann Ultrasonics, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Welding with ultrasonic vibrations is a cost-effective and safe method for joining the two halves of a polystyrene microfluidic test chip in such a way that the function is assured. The cross-section in the test channel has to remain constant...

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