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$514 Billion in Global MedTech Sales by 2020

October 6, 2014 10:49 am | by Evaluate Ltd. | Comments

The medical technology sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5 percent per year between 2013 and 2020, according to the latest forecasts from market intelligence firm Evaluate Ltd. Its new report, “EvaluateMedTech World...

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Infographic: MedTech World Preview 2014

October 6, 2014 10:47 am | by Evaluate Ltd. | Comments

2014 marks a year of rapid change for the global medical device market, particularly within the cardiology and orthopedic spaces, which have been dominated by megamergers. If the deal between Covidien and Medtronic goes through, we could see...

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BD to Acquire CareFusion for $12.2 Billion

October 6, 2014 9:48 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

BD and CareFusion have announced a definitive agreement under which BD will acquire CareFusion for $58.00 per share in cash and stock, or a total of $12.2 billion, to create a global leader in medication management and patient safety solutions...

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Philips to Assist U.S. Government in Development of Ventilation Solutions for Disaster Preparedness

October 3, 2014 4:33 pm | by Philips | Comments

Philips Respironics, a division of Royal Philips, announced today it has been awarded a development contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a next-generation disaster readiness ventilator. As the leading...

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Impending 3D Printing Revolution in Medicine

October 3, 2014 2:59 pm | by University of Wollongong | Comments

A new eBook, 3D BioPrinting: Printing Parts for Bodies, released this week, tells the story of this impending revolution in medicine that will involve the ability to re-grow and repair human tissue including bone, cartilage, muscle and nerves...

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Photos of the Day: Hearing with Google Glass

October 3, 2014 12:06 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Captioning on Glass allows a person to speak into a phone. The text is then displayed on Glass. "Glass has its own microphone, but it's designed for the wearer," said Professor Thad Starner, who is also a technical lead for Glass. "The mobile...

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Google Glass Software Provides Captions for Hard-of-Hearing Users

October 3, 2014 12:06 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created speech-to-text software for Google Glass that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears Glass while a second person speaks directly...

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Researcher Earns Grant to Study Biomarkers, Advancement of Parkinson's

October 3, 2014 11:43 am | by Grand Valley State University | Comments

A researcher at Grand Valley State University has received a grant to continue studying if molecular biomarkers can be used to monitor the advancement of Parkinson's disease. Sok Kean Khoo, distinguished associate professor of molecular...

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Biomarker Enables the Prediction of Aggressive Prostate Cancer at Diagnosis

October 3, 2014 11:34 am | by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center | Comments

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a biomarker living next door to the KLK3 gene that can predict which GS7 prostate cancer patients will have a more aggressive form of cancer. The results reported...

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Research Aims for Better Understanding of Microvascular Diseases

October 3, 2014 11:25 am | by University of Houston | Comments

New technologies being developed by a University of Houston researcher to produce three-dimensional models of tissue and whole organ microstructures offer the promise of better diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases. David Mayerich...

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Imaging System Is Capable of Obtaining 12X More Information than Human Eye

October 3, 2014 10:49 am | by University of Granada | Comments

Researchers at the University of Granada have designed a new imaging system capable of obtaining up to twelve times more color information than the human eye and conventional cameras, which implies a total of 36 color channels. This important...

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Genetic Test Reveals Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

October 3, 2014 10:38 am | by Lund University | Comments

Many of those who are genetically predisposed to develop atrial fibrillation, which dramatically raises the risk of stroke, can be identified with a blood test. This is shown by new research from Lund University in Sweden. The number of people...

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New Materials for Better, Stronger, Cheaper Dental Implants

October 3, 2014 10:31 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | Comments

Experts from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), in the east coast of Mexico, develop new generation dental implants from mixtures of polymers with ceramic and a light consistency. So far the experts at this university have...

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6 'Connecting' Technologies that Impact Medical Devices

October 3, 2014 10:25 am | by Ohio University | Comments

While this infographic offers insights on connecting technologies that are serving people and communities, it isn't hard to see how they each have implications in the medical device space.             

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Philips Announces Collaboration with PET to Commercialize Innovative Wind-Up Fetal Heart Rate Monitor

October 3, 2014 10:00 am | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips has announced a partnership with South Africa based not-for-profit organization, PET (PowerFree Education Technology), to further develop, test and commercialize a Wind-up Doppler Ultrasound Fetal Heart Rate Monitor (in short...

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