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President Obama Highlights Neuromodulation Tech that Helps Body Heal Itself

August 27, 2014 | by DARPA | Comments

The body’s peripheral nervous system constantly monitors the status of internal organs and helps regulate biological responses to infection, injury or other imbalances. When this regulatory process goes awry due to injury or illness, peripheral...

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FDA 510(k) Clearance for CardiacAssist's PROTEK Duo Veno-Venous Cannula

August 28, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CardiacAssist, Inc. today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its new PROTEK Duo veno‐venous cannula. The PROTEK Duo is intended for use as a single cannula for both venous drainage...

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Heart Hospital to Implant Portico Transcatheter Aortic Valve System as Part of Clinical Trial

August 28, 2014 9:27 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

On Aug. 26, 2014, physicians at Heart Hospital of Austin became the first in Texas to implant the new Portico Re-sheathable Transcatheter Aortic Valve System—an innovative, repositionable aortic heart valve and delivery system. Heart Hospital...

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3D Printing Solutions Reduce Costs and Surgical Procedure Times

August 28, 2014 8:51 am | by Stratasys Ltd. | Comments

Stratasys Ltd., a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced that UK medical 3D printing specialist, Replica 3DM, is using its Stratasys 3D Printers to support 12 National Health Service (NHS) hospitals...

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New Technology May Identify Tiny Strains in Body Tissues Before Injuries Occur

August 27, 2014 3:31 pm | by Washington University School of Medicine | Comments

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed algorithms to identify weak spots in tendons, muscles and bones prone to tearing or breaking. The technology, which needs to be refined before it is used in patients, one day...

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Collaboration Aims to Reduce, Treat Vision Problems in Astronauts

August 27, 2014 3:21 pm | by University of Houston | Comments

To reduce and better treat spaceflight-induced visual impairment, University of Houston (UH) optometrists are collaborating on a NASA study that examines ocular changes seen in a number of astronauts. The research, developed by Heidelberg...

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Microtechnologies for Driving Forward Mobility and Human Health

August 27, 2014 2:35 pm | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | Comments

CIC microGUNE, the Co-operative Research Centre into Microtechnologies, is coordinating the microSCALE project which seeks to generate innovative solutions based on microtechnologies to tackle the problems of the mobility industry and life...

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Medtronic Announces First Implants in Largest-Ever, Global Trial of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

August 27, 2014 12:10 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the first implants in a clinical trial that will compare patient and healthcare system outcomes - including patient mortality and hospitalizations - in heart failure patients who have cardiac resynchronization...

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Philips Lifeline Introduces Response App to Connect Seniors to Help in an Emergency

August 27, 2014 11:56 am | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips introduces the Philips Lifeline response app, the company's latest innovation designed to empower seniors to live independently while aging well. Offering a direct connection to the company's leading U.S.-based call center, the...

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Logic PD Invests in WellClub to Accelerate Healthcare Industry’s Drive to Improve Patient Behavior

August 27, 2014 11:43 am | by Logic PD | Logic PD, Inc. | Comments

Logic PD, a product innovation and realization company specializing in developing connected electronic devices, has invested in and formed a strategic partnership with WellClub, a web- and mobile-based behavioral coaching company. Together...

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Rice, UT and A&M Form NSF Hub to Move Ideas to Marketplace

August 27, 2014 11:23 am | by Rice University | Comments

Rice University, the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University have received a three-year, $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to become a regional innovation hub that translates academic research...

Breakthrough Antibacterial Approach Could Resolve Serious Skin Infections

August 27, 2014 11:06 am | by DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | Comments

Like a protective tent over a colony of harmful bacteria, biofilms make the treatment of skin infections especially difficult. Microorganisms protected in a biofilm pose a significant health risk due to their antibiotic resistance and recalcitrance...

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Primerdesign Launch World’s Most Affordable Real-Time PCR Machine

August 27, 2014 10:05 am | by B3C newswire | Comments

Primerdesign Ltd is delighted to announce the release of the World’s most affordable Real-Time PCR instrument. The genesig q16 will accompany their catalogue of over 400 applied DNA testing kits and provide a market shifting solution making...

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Companion Testing Market Exceeded One Billion Dollars in 2013

August 27, 2014 10:01 am | by Kalorama Information | Comments

The market for test and pharmaceutical pairs, known as companion diagnostics in the testing industry, has grown significantly. The global companion diagnostic market is valued at about $1.2 billion for 2013. This is up from $950 million in...

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3D Printing in Reconstructive Facial Surgery Must Overcome Reimbursement Challenge

August 27, 2014 9:57 am | by GlobalData | Comments

While three-dimensional (3D) printing has been lauded as a game-changing development in the medical devices industry, the technology is battling to convince surgeons that it is a financially viable treatment for craniomaxillofacial (CMF)...

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A&D Medical Launches Its WellnessConnected Platform

August 27, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

For consumers and the healthcare providers and loved ones who care for them, A&D Medical, the worldwide leader in connected health and biometric measurement devices and services, has launched its WellnessConnected platform to help people...

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