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3 Awards for Medical Devices Developed for Children

February 4, 2015 10:39 am | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Comments

The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC) announces its first three awards to companies developing new medical devices for children. Funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and based at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia...

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Live Long and Measure: Quest to Create Real-World Tricorder

February 4, 2015 9:35 am | by University of California, San Diego Health Sciences | Comments

Seeking to boldly go where medical science has not gone before, the Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) at the University of California, San Diego has been named the official testing site for the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder...

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Next Generation Mobile Medical Alarm

February 4, 2015 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical Alarm Concepts Holding, Inc., creator of the patented MediPendant personal medical alarm device that provides users with a reliable and innovative way to communicate with emergency personnel and loved ones whenever... 

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Tiny Robotic 'Hands' Could Improve Diagnostics and Drug Delivery

February 4, 2015 9:07 am | by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces | Comments

Many people imagine robots today as clunky, metal versions of humans, but scientists are forging new territory in the field of ‘soft robotics.’ One of the latest advances is a flexible, microscopic hand-like gripper. The development could help doctors...

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Inventor of 'Artificial Skin' Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

February 4, 2015 8:49 am | by Alissa Mallinson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT | Comments

Ioannis V. Yannas, professor of polymer science and engineering in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recognized as one of the highest achievers in his field last week when the National Inventors Hall of Fame announced it would...

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Improving Blood Volume Measurements In Critical Care

February 3, 2015 3:00 pm | by Purdue University | Comments

FAST BioMedical Inc. announces the conclusion of a Phase II clinical trial for a technology designed to provide timely, precise and convenient plasma volume and kidney function measurements. This is especially useful for patients undergoing...

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Fluorescent Probe Tracks Osteoarthritis Development

February 3, 2015 2:45 pm | by Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus | Comments

A fluorescent probe may make it easier to diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis, a painful joint disease affecting nearly 27 million Americans. The disease is often detected late in development after painful symptoms occur. Earlier diagnosis might...

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'Egg-on-a-Chip' Could Be Valuable Diagnostic Tool

February 3, 2015 2:37 pm | by Science China Press | Comments

Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) systems have registered tremendous progress over the past 20 years. Myriad "chip" schemes have already emerged, ranging from the lung-on-a-chip and heart-on-a-chip to the liver-on-a-chip and kidney-on-a-chip. However, an...

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Photos of the Day: Visiting the 'Consumer Reports' of MedTech

February 3, 2015 2:29 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the ECRI Institute's 2015 C-Suite Watch List Media Event. It was a great "introduction" to the medical device testing organization (I was already somewhat familiar with them, but this was my first time at their...

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First Tri-Layered Artificial Blood Vessels Created for Vascular Grafts

February 3, 2015 2:06 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

By combining micro-imprinting and electro-spinning techniques, researchers at Shanghai University’s Rapid Manufacturing Engineering Center have developed a vascular graft composed of three layers for the first time. This tri-layered composite...

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ASU Graduates Create Medical Device to Cure Jaundice

February 3, 2015 1:56 pm | by Arizona State University | Comments

Arizona State University engineering graduates and students are involved in a start-up venture based on new technology the company’s founders developed to help cure jaundice in newborn children. Jaundice affects six out of 10 newborn babies...

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Emerging Markets Ignite New Wave of Surgical Innovation

February 3, 2015 1:48 pm | by Cambridge Consultants | Comments

Emerging markets will be the catalyst that ignites a new wave of surgical innovation, according to a new report from product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants. But the surgical device industry will need to rethink how it... 

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Lab Rats? No, Lab Chips

February 3, 2015 12:27 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Comments

One small chip may put an end to animal testing by letting researchers gain realistic test results from a fusion of microcircuits and cell samples. The “mini-organism” housed inside a chip was developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material...

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Movement Tracking Device Assesses Severity of Parkinson’s Disease

February 3, 2015 11:28 am | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | Comments

A device that measures movement and balance can effectively help assess and track the progression of Parkinson’s disease, even when medications are used to reduce Parkinson’s symptoms, UT Southwestern Medical Center research found. Researchers...

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Boston Scientific Launches World's Longest Lasting ICD

February 3, 2015 10:49 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation announces the launch and first U.S. implant of its line of Extended Longevity (EL) implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), including DYNAGEN EL and INOGEN EL device models. The first EL ICD was implanted at...

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