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Breath Tests Could Be Used to Diagnose Lung Cancer

September 9, 2013 12:09 pm | by European Lung Foundation | News | Comments

Collecting samples of exhaled breath from people at a high risk of lung cancer could be a cheap and non-invasive method of diagnosing the disease, according to new research. The findings will be presented today at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona.

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Synthetic mRNA Can Induce Self-Repair and Regeneration of the Infarcted Heart

September 9, 2013 12:05 pm | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

A team of scientists at Karolinska Institutet and Harvard University has taken a major step towards treatment for heart attack, by instructing the injured heart in mice to heal by expressing a factor that triggers cardiovascular regeneration driven by native heart stem cells.

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Programmable Glue Could Help Build Human Tissue

September 9, 2013 12:02 pm | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering | News | Comments

A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has found a way to self-assemble complex structures out of bricks smaller than a grain of salt. The self-assembly method could help solve one of the major challenges in tissue engineering...

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Living Kidneys 3D Printed in China

September 9, 2013 9:39 am | by China View | Videos | Comments

Researchers at a university in eastern Zhejiang Province have used a 3D printer to create living kidneys, which is expected to be used for transplants in the future.              

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New 'Artificial Nose' Device Can Speed Diagnosis of Sepsis

September 9, 2013 9:38 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Disease-causing bacteria stink — literally — and the odor released by some of the nastiest microbes has become the basis for a faster and simpler new way to diagnose blood infections and finger the specific microbe. The new test produces ...

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iSonea Achieves CE Mark for AirSonea

September 9, 2013 9:34 am | by iSonea | News | Comments

Medical technology company iSonea Limited has announced that testing and technical documentation has been completed for the AirSonea Wheeze Monitor to receive the Conformité Européenne or CE Mark.         

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KineSpring Knee Implant System: A First Surgical Option

September 9, 2013 9:28 am | by MoxiMed | News | Comments

The KineSpring System is designed to be a first surgical option for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). It is intended to treat the symptoms of pain and loss of knee function secondary to OA of the medial compartment of the knee.    

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Wireless Network Detects Falls by the Elderly

September 9, 2013 9:26 am | by University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah electrical engineers have developed a network of wireless sensors that can detect a person falling. This monitoring technology could be linked to a service that would call emergency help for the elderly without requiring them to wear monitoring devices. For people age 65 and older, falling ...

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Intelomed Raises $4M with Series A-1 Round

September 9, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intelomed, Inc., a developer of noninvasive medical devices and technology for monitoring cardiovascular stability, today announced it has secured $4 million in funding from new and existing shareholders through the sale of its Series A-1 Common Preferred stock. 

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Guided Therapeutics Receives Additional Questions from FDA for LuViva Advanced Cervical Scan

September 9, 2013 7:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Guided Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the company received additional questions from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the pre-market approval application for the LuViva ® Advanced Cervical Scan. FDA advised the company the PMA was not yet approvable in its current form and that the company needed to address these questions in order to place the PMA in approvable form.

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Keystone Heart's TriGuardT Cerebral Protection Device Receives CE Marking

September 9, 2013 4:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Keystone Heart, a leader in the development of cerebral protection devices for interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery procedures, announced today that its TriGuardT Cerebral Protection Device has received CE Marking, enabling the company to commercially market the TriGuard in Europe and other territories.

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Meeting Announcement: October 8-9, 2013 Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

September 9, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

On both days the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on devices indicated for use in patients with heart failure (HF).  On October 8, 2013, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application regarding the expansion of indications supported by the BLOCK HF trial...

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New, Efficient LED Driver Suits Backlighting Applications

September 6, 2013 5:26 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics has launched a new step-up converter capable of efficiently driving up to eight white LEDs in series for backlighting applications. The APE1612-3 uses current mode, 1.2MHz fixed frequency architecture to regulate the LED current, which is set using an external current sense resistor.

New Connector Options for Extra Design Flexibility

September 6, 2013 5:13 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Harwin has increased the flexibility of its industry-recognized 2mm pitch Datamate hi-rel connector family with new versions. The company now offers its single-in-line, surface mount version in vertical configuration, while the recently-announced extra-small bore product is now available with jack screws for extra mating security.

Standalone DFX Validation Solution

September 6, 2013 4:40 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Geometric Limited has announced the launch of Geometric DFX, a standalone application for carrying out DFX validation of product designs. Geometric DFX is powered by Geometric’s award-winning design for manufacturability solution DFMPro and leverages the CGM 3D modeling kernel from Spatial Corp...

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