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Stem Cells Show Promise for Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

March 23, 2015 9:33 am | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of British Columbia and BetaLogics, part of Janssen Research & Development, LLC have shown for the first time that Type 2 diabetes can be effectively treated with a combination of specially-cultured stem cells...

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Choosing IV Devices Carefully

March 23, 2015 9:25 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

Every day, patients around the country get IV devices placed in their arms, to make it easier to receive medicines or have blood drawn over the course of days or weeks. But these PICC lines, as they're called, also raise the risk of potentially...

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The Future of Cardiology Is in Personalized Parts

March 23, 2015 9:20 am | by Henry Ford Health System | News | Comments

Experts in advanced cardiology believe custom-fitting patients with personalized heart valves is a few short years away. Henry Ford Hospital cardiologist Dee Dee Wang, M.D.; mentor and renowned cardiologist William O’Neill, M.D., and experts...

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FDA Hosting Public Workshop On Device Risk in Postmarket Setting

March 23, 2015 8:38 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is hosting a public workshop next month on the clinical considerations of risk with a medical device that is already on the market and in use. The agency says it wants to hear from all stakeholders...

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CT Scans Appear to Dramatically Improve Diagnosis of Heart Disease

March 22, 2015 10:20 am | by American College of Cardiology | News | Comments

Use of computed tomography coronary angiography, which provides 3-D images of the heart, coupled with standard care allows doctors to more accurately diagnose coronary artery disease in patients presenting with chest pain, therefore, leading...

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Self-Expanding TAVR Widens Advantage over Surgery at Two Years

March 22, 2015 8:27 am | by American College of Cardiology | News | Comments

Two-year data show a continued survival advantage for self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) over standard surgery in high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis, according to research presented at the American College of...

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SAPIEN 3 Improves 30-Day Outcomes for Major Endpoints

March 21, 2015 10:23 am | by American College of Cardiology | News | Comments

The SAPIEN 3 heart valve demonstrated lower death, stroke and paravalvular leak rates than earlier generation devices in patients at high risk for surgery and showed encouraging results in intermediate-risk patients, according to research presented...

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Benefits Seen for First-in-Field Brain Shield Used with TAVR

March 21, 2015 9:11 am | by American College of Cardiology | News | Comments

An investigational device that deflects debris away from the brain during transcatheter aortic valve replacement seems to improve in-hospital safety outcomes and cognitive scores at discharge, according to preliminary findings from a small...

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Sandia Showcases Biology Breakthroughs

March 20, 2015 3:50 pm | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Technologies developed in Sandia National Laboratories' biosciences program could soon find their way into doctors' offices -- devices like wearable microneedles that continuously analyze electrolyte levels and a lab-on-a-disk that can test a...

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Mechanically Stimulating Stem Cells

March 20, 2015 3:41 pm | by Denis Paiste, Materials Processing Center, MIT | News | Comments

Researchers in MIT Associate Professor Krystyn J. Van Vliet's group last year showed that three biomechanical and biophysical markers could accurately identify the most desirable stem cells from a mixed group of bone marrow-derived cells...

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3 Ways Athletic MedTech Is Changing the Game

March 20, 2015 3:25 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

It pretty much goes without saying – if you’re an athlete, at some point you’re going to get hurt. (Golfers and professional curling players notwithstanding.) Whether it’s a baseball to the head, a particularly nasty football tackle, or an ill-timed kick to the groin...

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Safe Power for Medical Devices Used at Home

March 20, 2015 11:25 am | by Diane Cupples, Vice President of Marketing, Schurter Inc. | Schurter, Inc. | Articles | Comments

An aging population and the rising cost of healthcare around the world are a matter of concern to the general public these days. This is especially true in the U.S.A., where keeping costs under control becomes more and more challenging. In order...

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3D Printing Medical Devices in Just Minutes

March 20, 2015 10:57 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Today, I was honestly flabbergasted over what crossed my path. In a TED video, I watched as Joseph DiSimone, CEO of Carbon3D, spoke about a new approach to 3D printing that didn’t involve layer after layer of 2D printing being performed to create a 3D part...

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Built-In Blood Alcohol Tester for Cars

March 20, 2015 10:43 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

If every new car made in the United States had a built-in blood alcohol level tester that prevented impaired drivers from driving the vehicle, how many lives could be saved, injuries prevented, and injury-related dollars left unspent? Researchers...

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Serial Number Labeling for Medical Cords

March 20, 2015 10:24 am | by Interpower Corporation | Interpower Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Interpower is pleased to announce that it can provide serial numbers on medical cords per a company’s specific request. While medical cords are not classified as a medical device, companies may choose to identify their cords as a part of the UDI (Unique Device Identification) System, a new process...

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