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FDA Seeks to Address Cybersecurity Challenges in Medical Devices

October 14, 2014 2:39 pm | by Suzanne B. Schwartz, M.D., M.B.A., Director of Emergency Preparedness/Operations & Medical Countermeasures, CDRH | Blogs | Comments

Cyber vulnerabilities – bugs or loopholes in software codes or other unintentional access points – are a real and constant threat to our networked laptops, mobile phones, or tablets. The Heartbleed virus and security breaches at major retailers...

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EyeWear Computer Assists Vision Impaired

October 14, 2014 1:09 pm | by Monash University | News | Comments

Monash researchers have scooped an award at an international symposium on wearable computers. A Monash PhD student Titus Tang and his supervisor Dr Wai Ho Li, from Monash Vision Group and the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering won the Best Paper Award...

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WHO Seeks Medical Devices, Engineers to Combat Ebola

October 14, 2014 12:47 pm | by AAMI | News | Comments

The World Health Organization is issuing a call for medical devices, biomedical engineers, and “innovative health technologies” to help combat the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 people, primarily in West Africa, and rattled nerves in the United States, where one person has died...

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Sharing Data Could Lead to Better Healthcare

October 14, 2014 12:13 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have been awarded a $9.2 million grant to help modernize and transform how researchers share, use, find and cite biomedical datasets. The 3-year project, a collaboration with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, is part of a federal initiative...

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Measuring Snot Stickiness in the Interest of Treating Disease

October 14, 2014 10:58 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Some people might consider mucus an icky bodily secretion best left wrapped in a tissue, but to a group of researchers, snot is an endlessly fascinating subject. The team has developed a way to use gold nanoparticles and light to measure the stickiness of the slimy substance that lines our airways...

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Stents Not Found to Help Prevent Future Strokes

October 14, 2014 10:24 am | by Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care | News | Comments

The risk of having another stroke is higher if patients, after dilation of their blood vessels in the brain, not only receive clot-inhibiting drugs, but also have small tubes called stents inserted. However, studies have provided no hint of a benefit from stenting, which is also referred to...

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Wearable Diagnostic Prototype for Chronic Illness Debuted at Dreamforce

October 14, 2014 9:57 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Today at the Dreamforce 2014 conference in San Francisco, Royal Philips and Nijmegen, the Netherlands-based Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) announced the debut of a prototype to support patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

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Production of Monodispersed Droplets

October 14, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Dolomite Microfluidics, a sister company to flow chemistry specialist Syrris, has developed an innovative range of Micro Droplet Systems for automatic, seamless production of monodispersed droplets. Built around Dolomite’s pulseless pressure pumps...

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For Medical Device Industry, Fewer Recalls but Further Complexity

October 14, 2014 8:30 am | by Mike Rozembajgier, Stericycle | Blogs | Comments

Product recalls happen daily across industries and geographies. While each recall event presents its own challenges, when a medical device is recalled the process involved in alerting consumers and retrieving product is quite complex. Recalls...

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High Flow Series Valve

October 14, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The PC10 is the High Flow version of our previously released PC3 Miniature Proportional Valve from the ProControl series. The PC10 is a 10-32 threaded, 2-port proportional valve capable of 0-65 LPM flow at 5.2 watt maximum power consumption...

Thermoforming & U.S. Manufacturing Are Popular with Medical Device Manufacturers

October 14, 2014 8:30 am | by Brian Ray, President, Ray Products | Articles | Comments

Every time you manufacture a medical device, you have hundreds of choices to make. Two of the most important choices you can make are which manufacturing process you choose and where that manufacturing process takes place. Every process...

Automated 'Sepsis Sniffer' Enables Faster Response

October 13, 2014 4:35 pm | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

An automated early warning and response system for sepsis developed by Penn Medicine experts has resulted in a marked increase in sepsis identification and care, transfer to the ICU, and an indication of fewer deaths due to sepsis. A study assessing...

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Innovative Force-Sensing System Enables Microrobots to Study Cells

October 13, 2014 3:11 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Inexpensive microrobots capable of probing and manipulating individual cells and tissue for biological research and medical applications are closer to reality with the design of a system that senses the minute forces exerted by a robot's tiny probe. Microrobots small enough to interact with cells already exist...

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Examining the Physician Office Lab Market: Growth and Reimbursement

October 13, 2014 2:49 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

According to the report, the global market for physician office laboratory (POL) diagnostics was estimated at $2.4 billion in 2014. The U.S., Europe, and Japan represent 58%, 32%, and 5% of the market, respectively. The rest of the world accounts...

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Gaming Through Clinical Trials

October 13, 2014 2:41 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Recently, I saw a news piece out of Carnegie Mellon University where researchers supported the use of “video game” style trials of life science hypotheses to prevent the instance of error and fraud. Massive online laboratories would be established...

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