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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Faking Allergy Tests

July 23, 2014 11:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Bob Page said 39-year-old Rashaan Jackson Garth pleaded guilty...

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Genetic Mapping Triggers New Hope on Schizophrenia

July 23, 2014 11:20 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick. Such work could eventually point to new treatments, although they are many years away...

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Dangers of Desert Dust: New Diagnostic Tool for Valley Fever

July 23, 2014 11:15 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

On July 5, 2011, a massive wall of dust blanketed Phoenix, creating an awesome spectacle – or stubborn nuisance, depending on your perspective. Dust storms are a common occurrence in the arid desert environments of the American Southwest...

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Global IVD Market 2014-2018

July 23, 2014 10:40 am | by Research and Markets | News | Comments

IVDs are widely used to diagnose, monitor, and assess medical conditions, diseases, or infections usually in a controlled environment. IVD tests provide outcomes for earlier and more targeted treatment. These tests are minimally invasive...

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Startup Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Encourage People to Re-think Ear Cleaning

July 23, 2014 10:31 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Oto-Tip, a non-abrasive spinning swab for cleaning ears better, currently has 29 days left in its Indiegogo campaign and has raised more than $9,500 of their $30,000 funding goal. The Oto-Tip has an automated flexible tip that moves in...

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'Heartless' Patient Discharged from Hospital

July 23, 2014 10:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

A central New York recipient of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implant is home, discharged from University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital with the Freedom® portable driver to wait for a matching donor heart. Fontana, a...

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Edwards' CEO Invited To Address Congress On Opportunities To Revitalize Medical Device Innovation

July 23, 2014 9:57 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, announced that Edwards' Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem today served as an expert panelist at the invitation of the United...

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Occlutech Wins Invalidation of St Jude Patent

July 23, 2014 9:53 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Occlutech, a leading European developer of minimally invasive implants for therapy in structural heart disease, has announced that it has successfully obtained a ruling by the U.K. Patents Court in the High Court of Justice in London, that...

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Teleflex Signs New Agreement with Amerinet for Surgical Instruments

July 23, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced a new agreement with Amerinet, a national healthcare solutions organization, for a comprehensive range of surgical instruments...

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InformationWeek Finds 10 Healthcare-Friendly Robots

July 23, 2014 9:49 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

When it comes to welcoming our new robot overlords, InformationWeek editor David Wagner is ready to roll out the red carpet. Healthcare is one of the major reasons to welcome an influx of HAL 9000-like robots into our human sphere. With...

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Singulex Highlights Development Progress with Ultrasensitive Sgx Clarity System

July 23, 2014 9:11 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Singulex, Inc., the developer and leading provider of Single Molecule Counting (SMC) technology for clinical diagnostics and scientific discovery, today outlined development progress toward commercializing, as early as 2016, an ultrasensitive...

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Process Specialization in Prototyping and Outsourcing

July 22, 2014 3:54 pm | by Rebecca Murphy, Inside Sales and Marketing Coordinator, GW Plastics Inc. | GW Plastics, Inc. | Articles | Comments

In our previous installment, we explored the design for manufacturability benefits of using a full-service commercialization partner when building a prototype. So how does process specialization play a role in deciding between a prototype...

A Curriculum for Medical Device Progress

July 22, 2014 3:44 pm | by Francis Kalush, Ph.D., senior science advisor, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA | Blogs | Comments

Horace, the greatest Roman poet of antiquity, spoke of the need to “seek for truth in the groves of Academe” — and in the last four years, my colleagues in FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and I took his advice. In...

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Why Remote-Controlled Birth Control Will Be the Next Big Thing

July 22, 2014 3:31 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

In the midst of the Hobby Lobby court case decision and other conversations about birth control, there has been an announcement about an advancement in contraceptive technology. This is a pretty unique technology that would allow the woman...

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Inductive Rotary Encoders with Functional Safety

July 22, 2014 2:36 pm | by MDT Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Heidenhain is expanding its third generation of absolute inductive rotary encoders with the ExI 11xx series, providing a single encoder safety solution for many industries such as packaging, automation and robotics...

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