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Want to Print Your Own Cell Phone Microscope for Pennies? Here's How

September 16, 2014 | by Susan Bauer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

At one o'clock in the morning, layers of warm plastic are deposited on the platform of the 3D printer that sits on scientist Rebecca Erikson's desk. A small plastic housing, designed to fit over the end of a cell phone, begins to take shape...

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Release of Spineology’s Next Generation Spinous Process Fixation System

September 17, 2014 10:09 am | by Spineology Inc. | Comments

Spineology Inc., the innovator in anatomy conserving spine surgery, is pleased to announce the full release of its VIA Spinous Process Fixation System. VIA is the first and only Spinous Process Plate with independently compressible superior...

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Medtronic Launches New Balloon Kyphoplasty Products for Treating Spinal Fractures

September 17, 2014 9:55 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the launch of the KYPHON Express II Balloon Kyphoplasty Platform, which includes the next generation KYPHON Cement Delivery System. This new platform is the latest advancement in the KYPHON Balloon Kyphoplasty...

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CE Mark for Boston Scientific's Deep Brain Stimulation System for Treating Tremor

September 17, 2014 9:17 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received CE Mark for the Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System for the treatment of tremor, including the most common form of this movement disorder known as essential tremor (ET). Tremor is characterized...

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First Oxford India Lecture Highlights Role of ‘Smart Health’

September 16, 2014 12:06 pm | by University of Oxford | Comments

Solving the large challenges facing healthcare systems around the world will require a huge shift in the way care for patients is provided, Professor Robyn Norton said in the first Oxford India Lecture on Monday 15 September. Professor...

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GE Healthcare’s SenoClaire to Invigorate US Breast Tomosynthesis Market

September 16, 2014 11:33 am | by GlobalData | Comments

The recent approval of GE Healthcare’s SenoClaire by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will end Hologic’s monopoly of the US digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) market, offering greater choice for hospitals and patients, according to...

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AMA Calls for Design Overhaul of Electronic Health Records to Improve Usability

September 16, 2014 11:31 am | by American Medical Association | Comments

Building on its landmark study with RAND Corp. confirming that discontent with electronic health records (EHRs) is taking a significant toll on physicians, the American Medical Association (AMA) today called for solutions to EHR systems...

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Neuroimaging Technique Identifies Concussion-Related Brain Disease in Living Brain

September 16, 2014 11:27 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine | Comments

An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive, according to a case study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and at...

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Photos of the Day: Cell Phone Microscope for a Dollar

September 16, 2014 11:21 am | by Susan Bauer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

Rebecca Erikson, who works at The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has developed a sleek, simple and inexpensive way to turn a cell phone into a high powered, high quality microscope that can be used to...

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Personal KinetiGraph for Assessment of Parkinson's Disease Symptoms

September 16, 2014 10:33 am | by Global Kinetics Corporation | Comments

Global Kinetics Corporation, a leading mobile health technologies company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the marketing of the company's Personal KinetiGraph (PKG) technology designed to improve the...

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Grant to Help Commercialize Silicon Surgical Blades

September 16, 2014 10:14 am | by University of California - Davis | Comments

A UC Davis engineering professor has received a grant of $200,000 from the National Science Foundation "Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation" program to move his silicon-based blades towards...

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Covidien Announces Start of Enrollment in Two Neurovascular Clinical Trials

September 16, 2014 10:11 am | by Covidien | Comments

Covidien plc announced today the start of enrollment in two clinical trials designed to further underscore the safety and effectiveness of the company’s advanced neurovascular solutions. Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, treated...

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AT&S, Soundchip, and STMicroelectronics Craft Innovative Bionic Ear

September 16, 2014 10:07 am | by AT&S, Soundchip, STMicroelectronics | Comments

AT&S, a leader in advanced packaging solutions, Soundchip SA, a Swiss-based innovator in wearable sound technology, and STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications...

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Medtronic Drug-Coated Balloon for Improved Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease

September 16, 2014 9:55 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Presented for the first time at the 2014 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, the latest clinical and economic data on the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) from Medtronic, Inc. augments an already robust body of...

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AdvancedCath Adds State of the Art Laser Processing Capabilities with the Acquisition of LSA Laser

September 16, 2014 9:49 am | by AdvancedCath | Comments

AdvancedCath, a portfolio company of Inverness Graham Investments, announced today that on September 9, 2014 it significantly expanded its outsourced medical device manufacturing platform by acquiring LSA Laser located in Plymouth, MN. LSA Laser...

Type 2 Diabetes Patients Achieve Greater Satisfaction with Insulin Pumps vs. Multiple Daily Injections

September 16, 2014 9:44 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today announced that new results from the OpT2mise trial are being presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 50th Annual Meeting. OpT2mise is the largest global study to compare insulin pump therapy...

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