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QIAGEN and AstraZeneca Collaborate to Develop Liquid Biopsy-Based Companion Diagnostic to Advance EGFR Mutation Profiling in Lung Cancer Patients

July 28, 2014 2:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

HILDEN, Germany and LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Collaboration aims to create and commercialize companion diagnostic using genomic data from plasma samples to guide the use of IRESSA  for non-small cell lung cancer patients  New blood test will build on QIAGEN's...

New 2756 MHz Voltage Controlled Oscillator

July 28, 2014 12:43 am | by MDT Staff | Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-2756-2756 Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) operates at 2756 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -116 dBc/Hz...

Robust Metal Pushbutton Switch with Ceramic Actuator Surface

July 28, 2014 12:35 am | by MDT Staff | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter is expanding its MSM family of ceramic pushbutton switches with an additional version that features latching action: the MSM LA CS. The biocompatible ON/OFF metal switch can be backlit across the entire surface...

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Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020

July 25, 2014 5:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

DALLAS, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Outlook to 2020″, provides key market data on the Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and average prices (in US...

Low-loss, flexible cables rival semi-rigid

July 25, 2014 4:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

High Speed Interconnects (Scottsdale, AZ) has announced a new range of flexible cable assemblies which outperform semi-rigid cable performance. Combining advanced coaxial cable and proprietary VP90 expanded PTFE (ePTFE) extrusion technologies, HSI is able to…

Novel Technologies Advance Brain Surgery to Benefit Patients

July 25, 2014 4:40 pm | by UC San Diego Health Sciences | News | Comments

Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System have integrated advanced 3D imaging, computer simulation and next-generation surgical tools to perform a highly complex brain surgery through a small incision to remove deep-seated tumors. This is the first time this complex choreography of technologies has been brought together in an operating room in California.

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Chemist develops x-ray vision for quality assurance

July 25, 2014 4:28 pm | by Iben Julie Schmidt, Technical Univ. of Denmark | News | Comments

A Technical Univ. of Denmark researcher has developed a method that uses x-rays for the rapid identification of substances present in an indeterminate powder. The new technique has the capacity to recognize advanced biological molecules such as proteins. The method therefore has enormous potential in both food production and the pharmaceutical industry, where it ...

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Reading the Signals

July 25, 2014 4:04 pm | by Georgia Institue of Technology | News | Comments

Patients suffering from chronic liver disease often develop liver fibrosis (the accumulation of scar tissue), which frequently results in cirrhosis, which means a loss of liver function, which often comes with a choice between a liver transplant and certain death.

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NIH programs to focus on emerging areas of science

July 25, 2014 3:47 pm | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

Scientific areas ripe for targeted investments in technology development and research to improve health are the focus of new programs of the National Institutes of Health's Common Fund. The programs include work to facilitate the study of how sugar modifications affect proteins, to understand the arrangement of DNA within cells in four dimensions, and to enable the development of new therapies that allow control of organ function through...

Antioxidant biomaterial promotes healing

July 25, 2014 3:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

When a foreign material like a medical device or surgical implant is put inside the human body, the body always responds. According to Northwestern University's Guillermo Ameer, most of the time, that response can be negative and affect the device's function.

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Molecule could lead to new way to repair tendons

July 25, 2014 3:17 pm | by Dan Krotz, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

It's an all-too familiar scenario for many people. You sprain your ankle or twist your knee. If you're an adult, the initial pain is followed by a long road of recovery, with no promise that the torn ligament or tendon will ever regain its full strength.

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Radiation Exposure Concerns, Increased Precision Driving Growth of Corindus Vascular Robotics

July 25, 2014 2:43 pm | News | Comments

Corindus Vascular Robotics announced the recent installations of its CorPath® System at five facilities: UH Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH; Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA; Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Miami, FL; the second system in Michigan and first system in North Carolina.

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Atomic structure of key muscle component revealed in Penn study

July 25, 2014 1:54 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Actin is the most abundant protein in the body, and when you look more closely at its fundamental role in life, it's easy to see why. It is the basis of most movement in the body, and all cells and components within them have the capacity to move: muscle contracting, heart beating, blood clotting, and nerve cells communicating....

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Smile Train and BioDigital Selected to Showcase Virtual Surgery Simulator in The Hive at TEDMED 2014

July 25, 2014 1:34 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

NEW YORK, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smile Train and its technology partner BioDigital have been selected to showcase their Virtual Surgery Simulator among leading global health innovations in The Hive at TEDMED 2014, which will take place in Washington, D.C. at The...

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics to Demonstrate Solutions at 2014 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo

July 25, 2014 11:24 am | News | Comments

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics will be featuring its latest solutions at the 2014 American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago, Ill., July 27-31, 2014. The Beckman Coulter Diagnostics booth themed, "New laboratory challenges require new thinking," will showcase

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