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Aligning Quality Resources, Activities and Performance Measures to Efficiently Deliver New Medical Device Products

December 13, 2013 1:51 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

In the medical device sector, the Quality function remains a critical component of success at every stage of a product's lifecycle, from development to post-market. While its importance has remained constant through the decades, the role...

AtheroMed closes in on $4.5M for PAD treatment

December 13, 2013 1:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

AtheroMed is closing in on a $4.5 million fundraising round, offering debt and options offering, SEC documents show. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based medical device company has so far raised $4.3 million for its operations, according to a regulatory...

Diabetes: Socrates Health Solutions raises $1M for glucose monitor

December 13, 2013 1:06 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Socrates Health Solutions raises $1.3 million for its Companion non-invasive glucose monitor. Socrates Health Solutions raised $1.3 million in an equity, debt, and options round for its Companion glucose monitor. The Companion is a non-invasive...

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Programming Smart Molecules

December 13, 2013 12:49 pm | by Harvard | News | Comments

Computer scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have joined forces to put powerful probabilistic reasoning algorithms in the hands...

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AdvaMed Applauds FDA User Fee Sequester Relief, Device Tax Repeal Language in Budget Deal

December 13, 2013 12:44 pm | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), issued the following statement today on the bipartisan federal budget agreement for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. “AdvaMed commends Chairmen Patty...

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Studies: Some Cancer Treatments Can Be Skipped

December 13, 2013 12:41 pm | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer — which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation — without greatly harming their odds of survival, new research... 

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New Discovery on How Skin Cells Form 'Bridges' Paves the Way for Advances in Wound Healing

December 13, 2013 12:38 pm | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered that outer skin cells are able to unite to form suspended "bridges" during wound healing. The new findings will pave the way for tissue engineering, such...

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Revolutionary Method for Gluing Gels and Biological Tissues

December 13, 2013 12:34 pm | by CNRS | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered an efficient and easy-to-use method for bonding together gels and biological tissues. A team headed by Ludwik Leibler, involving researchers from the Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie (CNRS/ESPCI ParisTech) and...

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New Screening Strategy to Prevent Cardiovascular Complications in Sports

December 13, 2013 12:09 pm | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

Echocardiography with conventional M-mode and 2D modalities is a simple and cost effective way to increases the accuracy of pre-participation sports screening, according to research presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2013 by Dr Alexander Kisko...

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U.S. Ranks Near Bottom Among Industrialized Nations in Efficiency of Healthcare Spending

December 13, 2013 12:05 pm | by Carla Denly, UCLA | News | Comments

A new study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montreal reveals that the United States healthcare system ranks 22nd out of 27 high-income nations when analyzed for its efficiency of turning dollars...

No Diagnosis of Heart Disease Without Imaging

December 13, 2013 11:59 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

Diagnosis of cardiovascular disease would be impossible without imaging. It is now becoming essential for treatment as well, as sessions dedicated to interventions highlighted during EuroEcho-Imaging 2013. “A good overall knowledge of the...

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Nipple Aspirate Test Is No Substitute for Mammogram

December 13, 2013 11:33 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Many women admit that getting a mammogram is no fun, and may wish there was an easier, more comfortable way to screen for breast cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages. Some companies today are promoting a test in which a breast...

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Photo of the Day: Clarifying Breast Cancer Diagnosis

December 13, 2013 11:32 am | by FDA | News | Comments

FDA is unaware of any valid scientific data to show that nipple aspirate tests, when used on their own, are an effective screening tool for any medical condition, including the detection of breast cancer or other breast disease. Researchers...

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Scientists First to Track Joint Cartilage Development in Humans

December 13, 2013 11:16 am | by Shaun Mason, UCLA | News | Comments

Stem cell researchers from UCLA have published the first study to identify the origin cells and track the early development of human articular cartilage, providing what could be a new cell source and biological roadmap for therapies to repair...

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Technology Bestows the Power of Speech

December 13, 2013 10:55 am | by University of Sheffield | Videos | Comments

The voice input communication aid (VIVOCA) is being showcased to the public as part of the launch of the University’s new Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH). Jon Toogood is one of the first five patients across...

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