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CDRHLearn Course List (New Module - Medical Device User Fee Amendments 2012 - MDUFA III Overview)

December 13, 2012 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

New course in the Overview of Medical Device Regulations section.

Always Tired? You May Have Sleep Apnea

December 13, 2012 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Greek word apnea literally means without breath. With sleep apnea, your breathing pauses multiple times during sleep. The pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and can occur 30 times or more an hour. Sometimes when you start breathing...

Masimo debuts 1st iPhone pulse oximeter

December 12, 2012 5:25 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical device maker Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) today unveiled its iSpO2, a novel pulse oximetry system for use with iPods, iPhones and iPads, the company's 1st consumer-marketed product. Patients can use the iSpO2 device to measure blood oxygenation, pulse rate and a perfusion index using a finger sensor and a cable that connects to their mobile devices.

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Got food allergies? Thanks to UCLA, you can test your meal on the spot using a cell phone

December 12, 2012 5:04 pm | by UCLA | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a lightweight device called the iTube, which attaches to a common cell phone to detect allergens in food samples. The iTube attachment uses the cell phone's built-in camera, along with an accompanying smart-phone application that runs a test with the same high level of sensitivity a laboratory would.

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New Biomaterial gets “Sticky” with Stem Cells

December 12, 2012 4:25 pm | by UC San Diego | News | Comments

Just like the bones that hold up your body, your cells have their own scaffolding that holds them up. This scaffolding, known as the extracellular matrix, or ECM, not only props up cells but also provides attachment sites, or “sticky spots,” to which cells can bind, just as bones hold muscles in place.

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State-of-the-Art Virtual Reality System Is Key to Medical Discovery

December 12, 2012 4:20 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

What happens when a team of neurosurgeons, university professors, architects, students and engineers stands in front of an 8-foot-high theater screen with a 320-degree, immersive, 3-D view of their data? Cutting-edge science happens, and some are astonished by what is revealed.

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Capturing circulating cancer cells could provide insights into how disease spreads

December 12, 2012 4:16 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A glass plate with a nanoscale roughness could be a simple way for scientists to capture and study the circulating tumor cells that carry cancer around the body through the bloodstream. Engineering and medical researchers at the University of Michigan have devised such a set-up, which they say takes advantage of cancer cells' stronger drive to settle and bind compared with normal blood cells.

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Anti-Slip Boot

December 12, 2012 3:44 pm | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina is pleased to announce the addition of an Anti-Slip Boot (#51599) to its extensive line of stock components. The new Anti-Slip Boot helps prevent luer fittings from slipping apart...

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High Load, 6-Axis-Parallel Kinematic Positioning System

December 12, 2012 3:40 pm | Newport Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light®, introduces the HXP1000 Hexapod, a high load, 6-axis-parallel kinematic positioning system...

Class 1 Division 2 LED Light

December 12, 2012 3:29 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics Magnalight announced the addition of a small form factor Class 1 Division 2 LED light. Measuring just under 3.5 inched outer diameter, the HAL-7w-LED seven watt hazardous location LED light is applicable for small area coverage.

High Airflow Sensors

December 12, 2012 3:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell announced it has expanded its Zephyr™ airflow sensor HAF Series portfolio with new digital versions that provide airflow ranges of 0 to 20 SLPM (Standard Liters per Minute) and 0 to 200 SLPM.

Boston Scientific's Irish ops pulled down $1.4B last year | Wall Street Beat

December 12, 2012 2:27 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) posted pre-tax profits of $1.4 billion from its Irish unit and other foreign subsidiaries last year, according to the Irish Times. Marlborough, Mass.-based medical device company Boston Scientific is 1 of the Emerald Isle's largest employers, with a 4,500-employee workforce there.

'Smart stethoscope' advance in monitoring treatment of kidney stones

December 12, 2012 2:16 pm | News | Comments

A new listening device, developed by scientists from the University of Southampton, is being used to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment of kidney stones - saving patients unnecessary repeat therapy and x-ray monitoring. If kidney stones cannot be dissolved by drugs, the favoured procedure is lithotripsy.

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Rice, Texas Children's team creates biocompatible patch to heal infants with birth defects

December 12, 2012 2:14 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

A painstaking effort to create a biocompatible patch to heal infant hearts is paying off at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital. The proof is in a petri dish in Jeffrey Jacot's lab, where a small slab of gelatinous material beats with the rhythm of a living heart.

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Targeted Micro-Bubbles Detect Artery Inflammation, MU Study Finds

December 12, 2012 2:06 pm | by University of Missouri | News | Comments

Heart disease is a leading cause of death throughout the world. Doctors say that it is important to detect heart disease early before it becomes too serious. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found a way that they believe could help detect heart disease before it progresses too far as well as identify patients who are at risk for strokes.

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