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A Simple Blood Test for Cancers

July 21, 2014 | by EKF Diagnostics | Comments

EKF Diagnostics, the global diagnostics company, announces that the latest results from its collaboration with the Institute of Life Sciences at the University of Swansea, UK, have continued to confirm the effectiveness of its PointMan DNA...

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Epigenetic Test Could Eliminate Unnecessary Repeat Biopsies for Prostate Cancer

July 21, 2014 1:52 pm | by Elsevier | Comments

More than one million prostate biopsies are performed each year in the U.S. alone, including many repeat biopsies for fear of cancer missed. Therefore there is a need to develop diagnostic tests that will help avoid unnecessary repeat biopsies...

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Expanded FDA Clearance of Synergy Biomedical’s Biosphere Putty

July 21, 2014 1:40 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

Synergy Biomedical, LLC, a developer of novel biomaterial products, has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market Biosphere Putty as a bone graft extender for use in the posterolateral...

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Qualcomm Institute Announces Seed Grants to Build Clusters in Brain, Medical Research

July 21, 2014 11:12 am | by University of California, San Diego | Comments

The Qualcomm Institute at the University of California, San Diego has given the green light to 35 new projects that are part of the institute’s Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities (CSRO) program. Fourteen of these projects are led by...

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New Technique Uses 'Simulated' Human Heart to Screen Drugs

July 21, 2014 10:42 am | by Coventry University | 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...

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Optical System Enhances Visualization in Opaque Environments such as Skin

July 21, 2014 10:30 am | by Asociación RUVID | Comments

A team of scientists led by researcher Jesus Lancis, at the Institute of New Imaging Technologies in the Universitat Jaume I, in collaboration with lecturer Pedro Andrés, at the Department of Optics in the University of Valencia, has proposed...

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FDA 510(k) Clearance for Varian Medical Systems’ Calypso Soft Tissue Beacon Transponder

July 21, 2014 10:18 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Varian Medical Systems today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a Calypso soft tissue Beacon transponder that can help enhance the precision of radiotherapy and radiosurgery...

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FDA Clearance for Expanding Orthopedics’ Flxfit 3D Expandable Interbody Cage

July 21, 2014 10:17 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI), a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative expandable devices for spine surgeries, is excited to announce that its FLXfit, the world's first 3D expandable...

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Welch Allyn Leads $7 Million Series B Investment Round in Cardiac Insight

July 21, 2014 9:46 am | by Welch Allyn | Comments

Cardiac Insight, a University of Washington spinoff biotech company that develops advanced body worn sensing and computing technologies for applications in cardiology, respiratory and other complex disease states, announced today that it has...

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Sagentia Partners with Premaitha Health to Develop Non-Invasive Diagnostic for Prenatal Screening

July 21, 2014 9:41 am | by Sagentia | Comments

Sagentia, a leading global science, technology & product development company, is working with Premaitha Health, a molecular diagnostics company based in Manchester UK, to develop Premaitha’s IONA test. It will be the first complete non...

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Medical Center Cuts Average ER Wait Time by 92 Minutes Using Technology Suite

July 21, 2014 8:45 am | by Geneva Healthcare | Comments

The Geneva Healthcare Suite, an innovative technology platform for managing data from cardiac devices, has cut emergency room wait times by an average of 92 minutes at the UC San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center, according to a recent study... 

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New Lawsuits Filed in Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Litigation

July 18, 2014 2:01 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

Wendy Fleishman and Lexi Hazam, of the national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, has announced that over the past month 20 hip replacement patients represented by Lieff Cabraser have filed personal injury lawsuits...

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Implantable Tech Developed to Understand How the Brain Retrieves Memories

July 18, 2014 1:57 pm | by Donald B Johnston, LLNL | Comments

Livermore scientists are developing electrode array technology for monitoring brain activity as part of a collaborative research project with UC San Francisco to better understand how the neural circuitry of the brain works during memory...

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Robot-Assisted Surgery for Prostate Cancer Controls Disease for 10 Years

July 18, 2014 12:08 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | Comments

Robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is effective in controlling the disease for 10 years, according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. The study also suggested that traditional methods of measuring...

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Anti-Tank Missile Detector Joins Fight Against Malaria

July 18, 2014 11:56 am | by Monash University | Comments

Researchers at Monash University and the University of Melbourne have used an anti-tank Javelin missile detector, more commonly used in warfare to detect the enemy, in a new test to rapidly identify malaria parasites in blood. Scientists...

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‘International Clinical Trial Rescue’ Program for Medical Devices

July 18, 2014 11:40 am | by Factory CRO | Comments

Factory CRO has announced a new, early-detection program designed to help medical device companies correct poorly designed clinical trials, effectively saving the study from ultimately being rejected by FDA or European regulators. “Because...

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