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Collaboration Developing Hi-Res Camera for Oral Cancer Detection

April 23, 2014 11:19 am | by Roswell Park Cancer Institute | Comments

Biomedical, Inc., a leader in biophotonic diagnostics, is working with Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) to further enhance its flagship Zenascope product by adding a high-resolution camera to the system. The new device, designated the...

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New Technique Can Monitor a Protein’s Subcellular Travels

April 23, 2014 11:07 am | by Virginia Tech | Comments

In science, “simple and accessible detection methods that can rapidly screen a large cell population with the resolution of a single cell inside that population has been seriously lacking,” said Virginia Tech chemical engineer Chang Lu. In the Royal...

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Diagnosing in Earth’s Low Orbit

April 23, 2014 10:45 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | Comments

A new medical-testing device is being prepped to enter the battle against infectious disease. This instrument could improve diagnosis of certain diseases in remote areas, thanks in part to knowledge gained from a series of investigations...

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Michigan Man Among 1st in U.S. to Get 'Bionic Eye'

April 23, 2014 10:22 am | by Mike Householder, Associated Press | Comments

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation...

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A Migraine Prevention Device for the Onset of Pain

April 23, 2014 10:22 am | by CEFALY Technology | Comments

After much anticipation, CEFALY Technology announced today that the Cefaly medical device for the preventative treatment for migraine headaches is available for purchase and delivery in the United States for patients with a medical...

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Photos of the Day: Restoring Sight in Michigan

April 23, 2014 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Roger Pontz wears special glasses that house a small video camera and transmitter. The glasses are part of a system developed by a California company that wirelessly transmits images from the camera, converted into a series of electrical...

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Microbiology and Advanced Tests Rank Highest in U.S.

April 23, 2014 10:11 am | by Kalorama Information | Comments

Microbiology and advanced tests make up the best markets for IVD companies operating in the United States, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher recently computed opportunity metrics based on its new report...

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Fitness Devices Impacting Employee Health According to Vitality Study

April 23, 2014 9:37 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

People of all ages, weight and gender are embracing wearable fitness devices offering real-time data to track their physical activity according to a three-year analysis from The Vitality Group, part of the world's first and largest incentive...

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Boston Scientific Begins Clinical Trial for Pacing Leads

April 23, 2014 9:24 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has conducted the first implant in the clinical trial of the next generation ACUITY X4 left-ventricular (LV) pacing leads and RELIANCE 4-FRONT defibrillation (ICD) leads. The clinical trial is designed to establish...

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EKF Diagnostics Acquires Selah Genomics and DiaSpect Medical

April 23, 2014 9:10 am | by EKF Diagnostics | Comments

EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics business, announces that it has acquired Selah Genomics, Inc. and DiaSpect Medical AB. Sweden based DiaSpect manufactures desktop hemoglobin analyzers, whilst Selah, of South Carolina is a...

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Needlefree Connector Associated with Reduction of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Hemodialysis Patients

April 23, 2014 8:33 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

ICU Medical, Inc. today announced that a new peer-reviewed study in the April 2014 issue of the International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease shows that the use of the company's Tego® needlefree connector on hemodialysis... 

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FDA Proposes Expedited Access Program for Devices that Address Unmet Medical Needs

April 22, 2014 2:46 pm | by FDA | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a new program to provide earlier access to high-risk medical devices that are intended to treat or diagnose patients with serious conditions whose medical needs are unmet by current technology...

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Smarter Incentives for Inventors Could Spur Medical Innovation, Cut U.S. Healthcare Spending

April 22, 2014 12:19 pm | by RAND | Comments

To help rein in massive healthcare spending, a new RAND study concludes that U.S. policymakers should urgently find ways to incentivize pharmaceutical companies and device makers to develop products that produce more value. Instead of... 

Tracking Oxygen in the Body

April 22, 2014 11:59 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

Unlike healthy cells, cancer cells thrive when deprived of oxygen. Tumors in low-oxygen environments tend to be more resistant to therapy and spread more aggressively to other parts of the body. Measuring tumors’ oxygen levels could help...

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Gold Nanoparticles Help Target Breast Cancer Gene Segments in Living Cell

April 22, 2014 11:41 am | by Natalie van Hoose, Purdue University | Comments

Purdue University researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA. A team led by Joseph Irudayaraj, professor of agricultural and biological...

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