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Bringing the Bling to Antibacterials

July 1, 2014 2:46 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

Bacteria love to colonize surfaces inside your body, but they have a hard time getting past your rugged, salty skin. Surgeries to implant medical devices often give such bacteria the opportunity needed to gain entry into the body cavity...

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Electronics-to-Wear Light Up Healthcare

July 1, 2014 11:33 am | by CORDIS | Comments

For most electronic circuit boards, if you try to bend them, they snap and are rendered useless. But this is set to change. A European research project called PLACE-IT has come up with a new type of flexible electronics that won’t break...

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Managing the Data Jungle

July 1, 2014 11:23 am | by Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Informationstechnik (FIT) | Comments

Many biology labs fight with a glut of measurement data. New software aims to make this a thing of the past: it simplifies laboratory experiment evaluation and unifies how data is saved. It even identifies measurement errors on the spot...

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Enlightening Cancer Cells

July 1, 2014 11:17 am | by Medical University of Vienna | Comments

Harald Janovjak, Assistant Professor at IST Austria, together with Michael Grusch, Associate Professor at the Institute of Cancer Research of the Medical University of Vienna, “remote-controlled” the behaviour of cancer cells with light, as...

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FDA Clearance for Masimo's Root Patient Monitoring Platform With Capnography

July 1, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Masimo has announced FDA 510(k) clearance of the Root patient monitoring and connectivity platform that is destined to transform patient care throughout the hospital. High-impact innovations in Root that are now available in the U.S. include...

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Glasses Allow Users to Talk via Their Eyes

July 1, 2014 10:21 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

LusoVU presents its new product, EyeSpeak, which will literally allow its users to talk with their eyes. The system is based on Epson's BT200 smart glasses on which a microcamera, a microphone and a speaker will be integrated. All these will...

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Photos of the Day: Speak with Your Eyes

July 1, 2014 10:20 am | by LusoVU-USA | Comments

Eyespeak is the first autonomous system with an augmented reality interface by eye-tracking that enables the possibility of communicating through the user’s eyes, in any position and orientation of the user's head. It will consist of a pair...

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Tourniquets Make Comeback with American Police

July 1, 2014 9:45 am | by Ramit Plushnick-masti, Associated Press | Comments

Rushing into a Houston home, police officer Austin Huckabee encountered a drunken, combative man bleeding profusely on the kitchen floor. He quickly realized the blood was spurting in rhythm with the man's heart, and cardiac arrest was just...

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STAAR Surgical Visian ICLT Preloaded System Receives CE Mark Approval

July 1, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

STAAR Surgical Company, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable lenses and delivery systems for the eye, announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its new Visian ICLT Preloaded System. The Preloaded ICL provides...

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CE Mark for Expanding Orthopedics’ 3D Expandable Interbody Cage

July 1, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI), a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative expandable devices for spine surgery, is proud to announce that its novel FLXfitT, 3D expandable interbody cage...

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Mobile Health Devices Market to Grow 8-Fold to $41.8 Billion in 2023

July 1, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Driven by adoption of vital signs monitoring and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices, the mobile health (mHealth) market will grow eight-fold from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $41.8 billion in 2023, according to Lux Research. Clinical mHealth devices...

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Spectranetics Completes Acquisition of AngioScore Inc.

June 30, 2014 4:18 pm | by Globe Newswire | Comments

The Spectranetics Corporation has announced that it has completed the acquisition of AngioScore Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of cardiovascular, specialty balloons, for $230 million in cash, along with additional contingent...

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Muscle-Powered Bio-Bots Walk on Command

June 30, 2014 4:09 pm | by Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois | Comments

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated a class of walking “bio-bots” powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical pulses, giving researchers unprecedented command over their function. The group...

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Photos of the Day: Bio-Bots Could Stroll Through the Body

June 30, 2014 4:09 pm | by University of Illinois | Comments

Tiny walking “bio-bots” are powered by muscle cells and controlled by an electric field. The new bio-bots are powered by a strip of skeletal muscle cells that can be triggered by an electric pulse. This gives the researchers a simple way to control the...

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GE Healthcare Introduces a New Level of Cardiovascular Ultrasound Performance

June 30, 2014 3:44 pm | by GE Healthcare | Comments

GE Healthcare has announced clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Vivid T8 cardiovascular ultrasound device. The 129-pound, mobile system features innovative quantitative features, stress echo and TEE capabilities...

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