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Soft Tissue Regeneration raises $4.7M for biodegradable scaffold

December 9, 2013 1:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Orthopedics maker Soft Tissue Regeneration is closing in on a $5 million funding round, with $4.7 million raised so far. The New Haven, Conn.-based company is raising funds through sales of equity, options, warrants and other securities, with...


Hologic hands corner office to former Stryker chief, takes on 2 Icahn board members

December 9, 2013 12:52 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Massachusetts medtech maker Hologic did some top-line rearranging, naming Steven MacMillan its new CEO and adding 2 members to its board of directors to appease an activist investor. New CEO MacMillan has spent some 24 years in the medtech...


Bruin Biometrics, LLC Achieves Significant Milestone with Receipt of ISO 13485 Certification

December 9, 2013 12:05 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Bruin Biometrics, LLC an innovative medical device manufacturer, announced today that it has received ISO 13485:2003 and EN ISO 13485:2012 certification, including CMDCAS certification, for its Quality Management System with its notified body...


Morphing Material Has Mighty Potential

December 9, 2013 12:02 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Heating a sheet of plastic may not bring it to life – but it sure looks like it does in new experiments at Rice University. The materials created by Rice polymer scientist Rafael Verduzco and his colleagues start as flat slabs, but they...


Measuring Life's Tugs and Nudges

December 9, 2013 11:58 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

As embryonic tissue develops, cells push and pull on each other, and they must do so correctly for the tissue to develop properly. Now scientists at Harvard University have devised the first method to measure these forces in three-dimensional...


Breakthrough in Treating Leukemia, Lymphoma with Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells

December 9, 2013 11:49 am | by Loyola University Health System | News | Comments

Donated umbilical cord blood contains stem cells that can save the lives of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. Now a study lead by a Loyola University Medical Center oncologist has found that growing cord blood stem cells...


Ultrasound Microscopy: An Aid for Surgeons to Make the Invisible, Visible

December 9, 2013 11:47 am | by Toyohashi University of Technology | News | Comments

An ultrasonic microscope emits a high frequency sound at an object, and the reflected sound captured by its lens is converted into two dimensional image of the object under scrutiny. Ultrasonic microscopes have a wide range of applications...


Concussion Secrets Unveiled in Mice and People

December 9, 2013 11:42 am | by NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke | News | Comments

There is more than meets the eye following even a mild traumatic brain injury. While the brain may appear to be intact, new findings reported in Nature suggest that the brain's protective coverings may feel the brunt of the impact. Using a newly...


Innovative Drug-Dispensing Contact Lens Delivers Glaucoma Medication Continuously for a Month

December 9, 2013 11:24 am | by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary | News | Comments

For nearly half a century, contact lenses have been proposed as a means of ocular drug delivery that may someday replace eye drops, but achieving controlled drug release has been a significant challenge. Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and...


Better First Response Medical Care During Catastrophes

December 9, 2013 11:19 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

When large-scale emergencies occur, it often takes far too long before victims receive the care their injuries demand. Now a new electronic system has been designed to support helpers during the initial assessment of victims and to speed up...


Pioneering Path to Electrical Conductivity in 'Tinker Toy' Materials to Appear in Science

December 9, 2013 11:12 am | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have devised a novel way to realize electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework (MOF) materials, a development that could have profound implications for the future of electronics, sensors... 


Photos of the Day: Metal-Organic Framework Diagnostics

December 9, 2013 11:08 am | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories researchers Mark Allendorf, left, Alec Talin, center, and Francois Leonard measure the conductivity of a metal-organic framework (MOF) device. As described in a paper published in Science magazine, the team...


OneHealth Solutions Wins Most Innovative New Product Award from CONNECT in Mobile Apps Category

December 9, 2013 11:01 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

OneHealth Solutions, Inc., today announced it has received the Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Award in the Mobile Apps category at the 2013 CONNECT MIP Awards ceremony on Dec. 6. In its 26 th year, the annual awards program continues its...


Henry Ford Hospital Performs First Minimally Invasive Laser Brain Surgeries in Michigan

December 9, 2013 10:38 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital have performed the first two minimally invasive laser brain surgeries in Michigan – one for epilepsy and one to treat a brain tumor. And in both cases the patients went home the day after the procedure. "These...


Recycled Plastic Proves Effective in Killing Drug-Resistant Fungi

December 9, 2013 10:16 am | by ACN Newswire | News | Comments

Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and California's IBM Research - Almaden have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make...



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