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One Step Closer to a Breath Test for Lung Cancer

June 2, 2014 12:16 pm | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

Results of a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) show that a test of organic compounds in exhaled breath can not only distinguish patients with...

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Photos of the Day: Stitching Soft Medical Machines

June 2, 2014 12:08 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have used a standard sewing machine to create this new type of low-cost flexible metal interconnect for "soft" robotics, wearable electronics and implantable medical systems that might be made of elastic materials capable of...

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Simple Sewing Machine Has High-Tech Role in Future 'Soft' Machines

June 2, 2014 12:07 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

The humble sewing machine could play a key role in creating "soft" robotics, wearable electronics and implantable medical systems made of elastic materials that are capable of extreme stretching. New stretchable technologies could lead to...

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Preventing Dementia with Brain Health Assessment (Infographic)

June 2, 2014 11:43 am | by Acuity Games | News | Comments

Acuity Games, a leader in brain health assessment-based brain games for iOS, has unveiled an infographic titled "Preventing Dementia with Brain Health Assessment." The infographic provides an overview of the impending global dementia epidemic...

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Breaking Down the Regulation of LDTs

June 2, 2014 11:34 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

I received a copy of a letter that Bradley M. Thompson, JD, and James A. Boiani, JD, attorneys at Epstein Becker Green, recently sent to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. The attorneys sent this letter on behalf of the Combination Products...

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Sizable Number of Acquisitions and Joint Ventures in Molecular Diagnostics

June 2, 2014 11:29 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Molecular Diagnostic companies are partnering to survive, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher said that the 5.5 billion dollar molecular diagnostics grew by combination last year. Where possible...  

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Medtronic Unveils Online Community to Connect People with Medical Devices Who ‘Live On. Give On.’

June 2, 2014 11:24 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today opened 2014 award applications for the Bakken Invitation, a global program designed to celebrate and connect people who, with the help of medical technology, have overcome health challenges and are now selflessly giving...

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Building a Better Blood Vessel

June 2, 2014 11:12 am | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | News | Comments

The tangled highway of blood vessels that twists and turns inside our bodies, delivering essential nutrients and disposing of hazardous waste to keep our organs working properly has been a conundrum for scientists trying to make artificial...

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Hydrogel Can Move Through Body Similar to a Worm

June 2, 2014 10:57 am | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Next time you spot an earthworm sliding through fresh dirt, take a closer look. What you're seeing is an organic movement called peristaltic locomotion that has been meticulously refined by nature. Jarod Gregory, an undergraduate student in...

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'Quadrapeutics' Works in Preclinical Study of Hard-to-Treat Tumors

June 2, 2014 10:46 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

The first preclinical study of a new Rice University-developed anti-cancer technology found that a novel combination of existing clinical treatments can instantaneously detect and kill only cancer cells – often by blowing them apart – without...

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Medtronic Launches Advisa and Ensura SR MRI SureScan Pacemaker Systems in Europe

June 2, 2014 10:22 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc., today announced CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark and commercial launch of the Advisa and Ensura SR MRI SureScan single chamber pacemaker devices in Europe. Both pacemakers are approved for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...

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Cellulose Fibers Stronger than Steel

June 2, 2014 10:13 am | by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY | News | Comments

A Swedish-German research team has successfully tested a new method for the production of ultra-strong cellulose fibres at DESY's research light source PETRA III. The novel procedure spins extremely tough filaments from tiny cellulose fibrils...

New Hands-Only CPR Device Significantly Increases Results While Reducing Fatigue

June 2, 2014 9:53 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Imagine having to perform CPR on a friend, loved one or stranger. One in four Americans say they've been in that situation, however most (70%) feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they don't know what to do, or their... 

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Farm Design Honored as Supplier to Three MDEA Finalists

May 30, 2014 3:56 pm | by Farm Design | Farm Design, Inc. | News | Comments

Farm Design, Inc. is pleased to announce that 3 products on which they have recently collaborated have been chosen as finalists in the 17th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition. Achieving this level of recognition by such...

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Report on Medical Device Market Outlines Challenges, Opportunities for Cost Containment

May 30, 2014 3:44 pm | by Rich Gedney, CEO, ADMET | Admet, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The medical device market has experienced tremendous growth, reaching more than $330 billion worldwide. While the industry remains healthy, several challenges face those who design and manufacture medical devices. ADMET serves this market...

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