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How to Sort Out Innovation, Value, and Value Chains for Medical Devices

July 23, 2014 2:09 pm | by Annelies Tjebbes, QA Specialist/Biomedical Engineer, StarFish Medical | Blogs | Comments

A vital question to ponder before diving head first into medical device innovation is: For whom should we be creating value? Is it best to focus on value creation for patients? For doctors? For hospital purchasing departments? In the world of...

New Knee Implant Saves the Ligaments

July 23, 2014 2:01 pm | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

During a traditional total knee replacement, the surgeon must remove the “island” of bone to which the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) are attached. The new knee features a shape that protects that...

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Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Research Address Global Challenges

July 23, 2014 1:49 pm | by John Freidah, Mechanical Engineering, MIT | News | Comments

Rohit Karnik, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, addresses real-world challenges with his microfluidics and nanofluidics research. The studies that Karnik and his team have conducted on fluid flow at the molecular level...

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Detecting Concussion-Related Brain Disease in Its Earliest Stages

July 23, 2014 1:41 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Autopsies have shown that some high-profile athletes who suffered repeated blows to the head during their careers have unusual protein clumps in their brains. Those clumps suggest the athletes had a disease called chronic traumatic...  

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Research Brings Us Nearer to Understanding How Neuro Cells Turn Cancerous

July 23, 2014 12:07 pm | by University of Plymouth | News | Comments

Scientists from the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York with the help of Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have completed research which for the first time brings us nearer to understanding...

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TIA Submits Digital Healthcare Comments to House Energy and Commerce Committee

July 23, 2014 12:03 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, submitted input  to the House Energy and Commerce Committee in response to its...

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Unbreak My Heart

July 23, 2014 11:44 am | by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Researchers of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden report how they managed to capture detailed three-dimensional images of cardiac dynamics in zebrafish. The novel approach: They combine high-speed...

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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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