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New technique uses 'simulated' human heart to screen drugs

July 28, 2014 3:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A Coventry University scientist has developed a pioneering new way – using samples of beating heart tissue – to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials. The breakthrough is the work of Dr Helen Maddock – an expert in cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology from

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University of Delaware researcher describes new approach for creating organic zeolites

July 28, 2014 11:03 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Yushan Yan, Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Delaware, is known worldwide for using nanomaterials to solve problems in energy engineering, environmental sustainability and electronics. His early academic work focused on zeolites, porous rock with a well-defined, crystalline structure. At the atomic scale, their pore size is so precisely decided that zeolites can separate molecules with ...

LifeHealth Announces Acquisition of IRMA TruPoint Product Line

July 28, 2014 10:31 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

ROSEVILLE, Minn., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeHealth, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of the IRMA TruPoint Blood Analysis System.  LifeHealth plans to continue to build on the foundation of the IRMA TruPoint product line and continue the development of its...

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VigeneTech Releases New Powerful Software for Flow Cytometry Data Analysis

July 28, 2014 10:31 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

CARLISLE, Mass., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VigeneTech, Inc, in collaboration with BioLegend, Inc., today announced the release of LEGENDplex™ Data Analysis Software, an OEM software solution for analysis of multiplex data from flow cytometers.  BioLegend develops and...

Modernizing Medicine Announces Client Services Program

July 28, 2014 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 28, 2014-- Modernizing Medicine, Inc. , creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), announces a new client services program, EMA CARES. This suite of new services is designed to provide clients with additional support for attestation, reporting and...

Hocoma Launches Erigo Pro with Integrated Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for U.S. Market

July 28, 2014 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NORWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 28, 2014--Prolonged bed rest due to stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury can cause adverse effects such as cardiovascular, respiratory and musculoskeletal deconditioning. It also increases the risk of medical complications such as deep venous...

Smartphone app and specialized clinic for chronic fatigue patients

July 28, 2014 10:13 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are set to benefit with the dual launch of a specialist Griffith University clinic and smartphone app, both aimed to manage their illness and improve health outcomes. Otherwise known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), CFS is a highly debilitating disorder characterised by ...

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Wyss Institute’s technology translation engine launches ‘Organs-on-Chips’ company

July 28, 2014 9:46 am | Comments

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced that its human 'Organs-on-Chips' technology will be commercialized by a newly formed private company to accelerate development of pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic, and personalized medicine products. The announcement follows a worldwide license agreement between Harvard's Office of Technology Development (OTD) and the start-up Emulate Inc.

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New York Tech Startup Leading Fight Against Obesity and Chronic Disease

July 28, 2014 9:26 am | Comments

3Pound Health announced the full commercial release of Euco, a patient-engagement platform designed to expand the reach and impact of clinician-managed health and wellness programs. Euco is a disruptive innovation that recognizes the reality of today's behavior-driven healthcare challenges manifested most recognizably in obesity and chronic disease. 3Pound Health also ...

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New Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Assays on the BD Viper LT System Receive FDA 510k Clearance

July 28, 2014 9:17 am | Comments

BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the BD ProbeTec Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) Qx Amplified DNA Assay and the BD ProbeTec Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Qx Amplified DNA Assay on the BD Viper LT System.

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ResMed Receives Permanent Injunction against APEX in Germany, Continues Enforcement of Patents in Europe

July 28, 2014 8:29 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

MUNICH, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed (NYSE: RMD), an innovator and pioneer in developing products for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing and other chronic respiratory conditions, has won a permanent injunction in Germany against Taiwanese medical device...

Astute Medical And Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Enter Strategic Collaboration To Advance Innovative Acute Kidney Injury Test

July 28, 2014 8:29 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

 Astute Medical, Inc. today announced a strategic collaboration with Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. (OCD) that will expand access to a new test that assesses critically ill patients for risk of acute kidney injury (AKI), a prevalent and deadly condition. A study recently published in the...

CANbridge Life Sciences And EUSA Pharma Form Agreement to Commericalize Caphosol in China

July 28, 2014 8:28 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 28, 2014--CANbridge Life Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing Western drug candidates in China and North Asia, has entered into an exclusive partnership with EUSA Pharma, a Jazz Pharmaceuticals company (Nasdaq:JAZZ), to commercialize Caphosol®...

Linde's Healthcare division to display new Hospital Services platform at the national ASHE Conference in Chicago

July 28, 2014 7:32 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

MURRAY HILL and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare facility management and engineering professionals are invited to meet with Linde's Healthcare division experts at the ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition to be held at McCormick Place in...

Teleflex Announces European Launch of LMA SureSeal PreCurved

July 28, 2014 7:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 28, 2014--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced the European launch of the CE marked LMA SureSeal™ PreCurved. The LMA SureSeal PreCurved was developed from the assets acquired...

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