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Researchers to Create Virtual Speech Therapist

July 30, 2013 9:56 am | by Kathy Matheson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Cyber-clinicians can be a crucial tool in overcoming the language disorder known as aphasia, experts say. While the verbal impairment can be life-long, health insurers only pay for a limited amount of therapy. Yet patients need to continuously practice their skills.

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Health IT: Data Analytics and Private Sector Role

July 30, 2013 9:40 am | by Alissa Gulin - The Daily Record - Associated Press | News | Comments

The market for health care information technology is showing enormous growth potential, and plenty of Maryland businesses are crowding in. Some create proprietary products — such as software for Electronic Health Records or filmless X-ray equipment — while others are service companies, helping health organizations integrate and manage new IT systems.

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Pushing Microscopy Beyond Standard Limits

July 30, 2013 9:38 am | by Caltech | News | Comments

Engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have devised a method to convert a relatively inexpensive conventional microscope into a billion-pixel imaging system that significantly outperforms the best available standard microscope.

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U.K. regulators revive 10-year-old Carestream warning

July 30, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Healthcare regulators in the U.K. revived a 10-year-old equipment concern regarding certain Carestream Health intra-oral dental X-ray units, warning that there may be devices out there that haven't received necessary "modification" to mitigate a falling equipment risk.

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Poland's First Face Transplant Patient Goes Home

July 30, 2013 9:26 am | by Monika Scislowska, Associated Press | News | Comments

Poland's first face transplant patient was discharged from the hospital Tuesday, speaking with some effort at a press conference just 11 weeks after the extensive surgery that saved his life. The 33-year-old man said he owes his doctors "everything" following a skin-and-bone transplant on May 15.

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GE Healthcare Submits the Final Module of Its Premarket Approval Application (PMA) for GE Breast Tomosynthesis Option

July 30, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), announced that it recently submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the final module of its premarket approval application (PMA1) for GE Breast Tomosynthesis, an option of the Senographe Essential system.

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Conspiracy theories abound in the wake of medical device hacker's death

July 30, 2013 7:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Deaths of public figures often give rise to a raft of speculation and the passing of prominent cybersecurity expert and medical device hacker Barnaby Jack was no exception. Jack, who passed away at the age of 35, was just days away from releasing his latest 'exploit' in a highly anticipated presentation at the international cybersecurity conference, Black Hat, in Las Vegas.

Something smells fishy with doc-owned medtech distributors

July 30, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The Justice Dept. is taking a closer look at physician-owned distributorships, warning that the influence that doctors have over hospitals purchasing practices leaves room for some serious conflicts of interest. Michigan spine surgeon Dr. Aria Sabit took center stage in the DOJ's broader investigation of POD centers that allow docs to take a cut of profits.

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PTS, Inc. Introduces CardioChek® Plus Analyzer

July 30, 2013 6:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. (PTS, Inc.), the U.S.-based manufacturer of the CardioChek family of point-of-care diagnostic products, introduced the CardioChek Plus analyzer today at the annual American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) in Houston. 

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Self Powered Contact Lenses for Medical Applications

July 29, 2013 6:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

EP Global Communications, Inc. and EPGL Medical announced today that Company engineers have invented the world's first self powered, self contained, power source for contact lenses.  The power supply comes from within the lenses and is self perpetuating day or night. 

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IntelligentMDx Receives FDA Clearance for IMDx VanR for Abbott m2000 assay

July 29, 2013 4:41 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IntelligentMDx (privately held) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its automated molecular diagnostic test that detects the presence of vanA and vanB genes that can be associated with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE).

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3GHz High Stability Spectrum Analyzer

July 29, 2013 2:58 pm | by MDT Staff | Saelig Co. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig has introduced the GSP-930 - a 3GHz Spectrum Analyzer designed on a new generation platform to offer high stability, a large screen display, light weight and compact size. Its advanced Spectrogram and Topography features greatly expand the application range of this versatile RF analysis instrument.

Inspection Capabilities in Multiple Locations

July 29, 2013 2:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Millstone Medical Outsourcing announced today that the company has welcomed a variety of advanced equipment to its mechanical inspection cells in both Fall River and Olive Branch facilities.

Clamping Options for Medical Product Machining

July 29, 2013 2:49 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Triag workholding systems combine the characteristics and performance of a dedicated fixture in a modular platform. Triag's modular work holding systems use compact clamp, power clamp and microclamp technology to hold from mid-size to very small parts in high densities, while allowing easy part change for fast retooling.

Shuffle at the top: Siemens CEO on the way out

July 29, 2013 2:44 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Siemens CEO Peter Loescher may be booted from the corner office, according to a surprise weekend announcement from the healthcare giant's board of directors. Loescher's pending departure, which comes 4 years before the end of his contract, will likely be finalized at Wednesday's board meeting, according to company reports.

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