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Congress Tackles LDT Regulation: The Roles of FDA v. CMS

November 3, 2014 2:03 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

FDA recently 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 guidances...

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Blood Test for Blindness

November 3, 2014 1:37 pm | by PATH | News | Comments

A new test will accelerate global progress toward eliminating onchocerciasis, a leading cause of preventable blindness in Africa. PATH, an international nonprofit health organization, announced the availability of the SD BIOLINE Onchocerciasis IgG4 rapid test...

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Reversing Time Improves Imaging of Cancerous Tissues

November 3, 2014 1:32 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

As a child, it was fascinating to put a flashlight up to our palms to see the light shine through the hand. Washington University in St. Louis engineers are using a similar idea to track movement inside the body's tissues to improve imaging of cancerous tissues...

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Membranes with Adjustable Holes Resemble Swiss Cheese

November 3, 2014 1:21 pm | by University of Twente | News | Comments

The pore size of the smart membranes can be adjusted from the outside: this is very attractive in applications like biosensors or chemical analysis. The ‘Swiss cheese’ structure is characteristic of many polymer membranes and is now modified by...

Doctors Step into Patients' Shoes with New Wearable Tech

November 3, 2014 12:02 pm | by Royal Holloway, University of London | News | Comments

A pioneering piece of technology will allow users to experience the world through the eyes of a person with Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease- which could revolutionize the way carers and medical staff treat people with the degenerative condition...

Universal Scaffolding from Nanotubes

November 3, 2014 10:57 am | by University of the Basque Country | News | Comments

A study, in which the Membrane Nanomechanics group led by the Ikerbasque lecturer Dr Vadim Frolov at the Biophysics Unit of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has participated, suggests that single-wall carbon nanotubes could be used as universal scaffolding...

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3D Bioprinting Helps Create a Better In Vitro Breast Cancer Model

November 3, 2014 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Texas Medical Center research team has made a stunning breakthrough in breast cancer research using revolutionary 3D bioprinting technology being marketed and developed by Nano3D Biosciences (n3D), a joint venture partner of Rainbow Coral Corp...

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First Surgical Implant of Minimally Invasive Interspinous Device Performed

November 3, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aurora Spine Corporation announced the first surgical implant of the company's ZIP ULTRA™ Minimally Invasive interspinous device in Israel. Multiple surgeries have now been performed at the Herzliya Medical Center by Prof. Reuven Gepstein...

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Valencia Technologies Unveils New Medical Device and Crowdfunding Offering

November 3, 2014 10:34 am | by Valencia Technologies | News | Comments

Valencia Technologies Corporation launched a crowdfunding campaign on November 3 2014 on its website sharing with the public its technology financials issued and pending patents and its business plans. Company to take in funds for the $30M offering...

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Therapy for Sexual Offenders with Virtual Reality Glasses

November 3, 2014 10:14 am | by Universite de Montreal | News | Comments

Virtual reality may be the key to predicting both the behavior of sex offenders and the effectiveness of the therapies they have undergone, according to a study undertaken by Massil Benbouriche of the University of Montreal’s School of Criminology...

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High-Intensity Sound Waves May Aid Regenerative Medicine

November 3, 2014 10:08 am | by Acoustical Society of America (ASA) | News | Comments

By liquefying cells with ultrasound, researchers lay bare cellular scaffolding that could serve as a template on which to grow new tissue Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a way to use sound to create cellular scaffolding for tissue engineering...

Integrate Validated Off-the-Shelf Components

November 3, 2014 8:30 am | by Jim Ford, Manager of Corporate Product Management, Southco, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

In a rapidly consolidating medical device market, the need to quickly release cost effective designs is greater than ever. When considering design options, keeping a focus on the total cost of each design option is essential. Choices between...

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Fighting the Fakes: Algorithmic Security Combats Counterfeit Batteries

November 3, 2014 7:30 am | by Tom Bush, Accutronics | Articles | Comments

Battery counterfeiting is increasingly becoming a global problem. The ubiquity of portable devices, from everyday electronics, such as smartphones and digital cameras, to more specialized equipment such as medical, industrial and security apparatus...

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Chinese Engineer to Plead Guilty in Medical Equipment Case

October 31, 2014 12:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors say they have reached a plea deal with a Chinese engineer charged with stealing trade secrets from a GE Healthcare subsidiary in Waukesha. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports 41-year-old Jun Xie will plead guilty to ...

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Computer Program Analyzes Speech, Mental Health

October 31, 2014 12:11 pm | by Acoustical Society of America | News | Comments

Imagine this scenario: You've been feeling persistently blue lately, so you pull out your phone. Instead of asking Siri to tell you a joke, though, you open an app that records you simply talking about your day. A few hours later, your therapist ...

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