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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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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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St. Jude Medical Resolves FDA Warning Letter for Plano Facility

August 27, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, has announced that it has been notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that issues cited in the Plano, Texas, facility’s warning letter have been addressed. “We’re...

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Change in Demographics and Surge in Domestic Manufacturing Drive Asia-Pacific Medical Devices Market

August 27, 2014 9:20 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Higher disposable incomes and the rapid penetration of health insurance are fuelling the demand for medical devices in Asia-Pacific. With the rise of medical tourism, the inflow of patients requiring medical and surgical intervention is further...

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Medtronic Acquires NGC Medical to Strengthen Its Integrated Health Solutions Portfolio

August 27, 2014 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of NGC Medical S.p.A. (NGC), a privately-held Italian company, in a transaction that values NGC at $350 million. Medtronic held a 30 percent ownership stake in the company...

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A More Precise Way to Clear Blocked Arteries

August 26, 2014 3:00 pm | by ProMedica | Comments

Leg pain, difficulty walking, numbness or weakness in the legs, sores on toes, feet or legs that just won’t heal – people often attribute these symptoms to aging but they could be signs of a serious condition called peripheral artery disease...

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Introducing the Multi-Tasking Nanoparticle

August 26, 2014 2:52 pm | by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center | Comments

Kit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-make polymer, these particles can be used...

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Hospital Uses 3D Printed Orthopedic Implants

August 26, 2014 2:46 pm | by Liu Zhihua, China Daily | Comments

Using a printer to produce lifesaving medical implants and body parts might sound like science fiction, but it is already a reality in China. Peking University Third Hospital, a top hospital in China, recently announced that its Orthopedics...

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New Non-Invasive Technique Controls the Size of Molecules Penetrating the Blood-Brain Barrier

August 26, 2014 2:27 pm | by Holly Evarts, Columbia University | Comments

A new technique developed by Elisa Konofagou, professor of biomedical engineering and radiology at Columbia Engineering, has demonstrated for the first time that the size of molecules penetrating the blood-brain barrier (BBB) can be controlled...

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Carnegie Mellon Launches Global Brain Research Initiative

August 26, 2014 2:15 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

Coalescing its strengths in computer science, neuroscience, psychology and engineering, Carnegie Mellon University today announced the launch of CMU BrainHubSM, a new initiative focusing on understanding how the structure and activity of...

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How Quantified-Self Technologies are Transforming Personal Health

August 26, 2014 2:06 pm | by Frost & Sullivan | Comments

The market for quantified-self technologies – apps that enable people to track and quantify aspects of their daily lives – is currently in the embryonic stage. However, explosive growth is expected in coming years as many companies successfully...

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New Tool to Probe Cancer's Molecular Make-Up

August 26, 2014 1:50 pm | by University of Manchester | Comments

Researchers from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute based at The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre – and the Institute of Cancer Research, London, looked at protein kinases, molecules that...

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ETHICON Features Three New Devices for Bariatric Surgery at IFSO 2014

August 26, 2014 1:10 pm | by Ethicon, Inc. | Comments

Ethicon is introducing three new endocutter and energy products designed to help address the unique challenges of bariatric procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. The announcement was made today at the 19th World...

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