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Danish Nasal Filter Looks Promising for Allergy Sufferers

March 7, 2014 10:30 am | by Aarhus University | News | Comments

A small filter the size of a contact lens could possibly make life easier for some of the estimated 500 million people worldwide who suffer from itching, sneezing and a runny nose as soon as the pollen season starts. A clinical study from...

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Reducing Wait Times Could Improve Spinal Cord Stimulator Success for Chronic Pain

March 6, 2014 8:32 pm | by American Academy of Pain Medicine | News | Comments

Success rates soared to 75% for patients who waited less than 2 years for a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implant, compared with 15% for patients whose implants happened 20 years after the onset of pain, according to a retrospective analysis...

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ulrich medical USA Enters U.S. Tourniquet Market

March 6, 2014 4:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ulrich medical USA, Inc., announced today the creation of a new U.S. hospital devices business unit with the release of innovative, high-tech pneumatic tourniquet devices.  ulrich medical Inc., the German parent company of ulrich medicalUSA...

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Biomarkers of Cell Death in Alzheimer’s Reverse Course After Symptom Onset

March 6, 2014 3:55 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Three promising biomarkers being studied to detect Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages appear to undergo a surprising shift as patients develop symptoms of dementia, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...

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A New Way to Profile Immune Cells in Blood

March 6, 2014 3:39 pm | by Brown University | News | Comments

The specific proportions of immune cells in a blood sample form a profile that can indicate disease or exposure to a toxicant. A new epigenetic technique described in Genome Biology provides a reliable way to detect such profiles, even in...

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President’s Budget Proposal Could Decrease Access to Lab Tests Vital to Patient Care

March 6, 2014 3:33 pm | by American Association for Clinical Chemistry | News | Comments

The following statement is attributable to AACC CEO Janet B. Kreizman: “Healthcare professionals routinely use laboratory tests to diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions ranging from high cholesterol and diabetes to cardiac disease...

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Enhancing Medical Devices and Personal Healthcare Products with Force Sensing Technology

March 6, 2014 3:18 pm | by Declan Flannery, Managing Director, Force-Sensing Resistor Business Unit, Interlink Electronics | Blogs | Comments

The medical field presents special challenges to equipment manufacturers. High reliability is an essential characteristic of equipment and instrumentation that may be used in life-or-death situations. This, in turn, places similar reliability...

Securing Device Management Systems and Communications

March 6, 2014 3:11 pm | by Michael Campbell, Medical Technology Risk Control Manager, OneBeacon Technology Insurance | Articles | Comments

As more medical devices offer wireless functionality to enable ease-of-use for patients, they encounter a concern regarding safety. Medical devices must address the need for security in these untethered devices and put safeguards in place...

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Fiber-reinforced LSR Technology for Wearable Devices

March 6, 2014 2:58 pm | by MDT Staff | Momentive Performance Materials Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Momentive Performance Materials is showcasing its fiber-reinforced liquid silicone rubber for designers seeking ways to enhance the ergonomics and aesthetics of wearable medical devices, as the demand for this type of product grows...

Clinical Trial to Test New Tinnitus Treatment Device

March 6, 2014 2:57 pm | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health are launching a clinical trial to test a device that uses nervous system stimuli to rewire parts of the brain, in hopes of significantly reducing or removing tinnitus, a persistent...

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Lead Salt Detectors Block Interfering Radiation

March 6, 2014 2:49 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cal Sensors has announced the launch of a new line of single channel detectors (SCD) that block unwanted radiation below 1.2 microns. Exploiting the innate transmission bandwidth of Silicon, the new SCD-Si detectors are packaged with anti-reflection Silicon windows to block undesirable energy in the UV and visible spectrums...

ABC Syringe Wins the World Design Impact Prize 2014

March 6, 2014 2:46 pm | by The University of Huddersfield | News | Comments

For designing a device that has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives, University of Huddersfield lecturer Dr. David Swann has been awarded a globally prestigious prize, which he received at a ceremony in Cape Town, South...

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All-in-One HD Video Solution for Pathology/Microscopy

March 6, 2014 2:42 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Dage-MTI will demonstrate the all-in-one, click and capture HD-210U High Definition Camera at USCAP 2014 in San Diego, March 1 - March 7, 2014. Developed primarily for clinical imaging, the live streaming HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) video system operates at 60 frames per second...

7-Tesla MRI Scanner Allows Even More Accurate Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

March 6, 2014 2:38 pm | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

Taking part in a recent study, scientists at the MedUni Vienna have demonstrated for the first time worldwide that 7-Tesla ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used for clinical applications in patients with breast...  

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Innovation Award Winning Metering Ball Valve

March 6, 2014 2:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

HAM-LET's metering ball valve (MBV) incorporates both metering and shut-off functions in one unit, has been patented in the US and won HAM-LET recognition for its innovative technology. The MBV series valve combines an accurate micro-meter control mechanism for gases and liquids with a sealing mechanism in a single unit...

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