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Chemical Imaging Brings Cancer Tissue Analysis into the Digital Age

January 8, 2014 3:07 pm | by Sam Wong, Imperial College London | Comments

A new method for analyzing biological samples based on their chemical makeup is set to transform the way medical scientists examine diseased tissue. When tests are carried out on a patient’s tissue today, such as to look for cancer, the test...

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Scientists Make Your Stomach Turn Bright Green if You Have an Ulcer

January 8, 2014 2:49 pm | by University of Southern Denmark | Comments

Doctors may soon be able to diagnose stomach ulcers without taking tissue samples from the stomach. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark now report to have developed a new, safer and noninvasive diagnostic technique for ulcers...

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SkinRex issued FDA warning letter

January 8, 2014 12:36 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

Korean cosmetic medical device company SkinRex Co. is in hot water with the FDA after the federal watchdog agency issued a warning letter over the marketing of its Cavi-Lipo device. Seoul-based Skinrex is focused on skincare and weight issues...

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FDA to review Inspire Medical's sleep apnea implant

January 8, 2014 12:31 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

Inspire Medical Systems is getting the FDA treatment, landing a date next month with the Anesthesiology & Respiratory Therapy Devices panel to undergo review of the company's implanted Inspire II Upper Airway Stimulator for treatment of...

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Photos of the Day: Continuous Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring at CES

January 8, 2014 12:24 pm | by Chris Fox, Associate Editor | Comments

The ViSi Mobile System is able to continuously measure and display all vital signs (ECG, Heart/Pulse Rate, SpO2, Blood Pressure (cuff-based and now also cuffless on a beat-to-beat basis), Respiration Rate, Skin Temperature) with monitoring...

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Report: Sensors in Home Healthcare Applications

January 8, 2014 11:43 am | by Yole Développement | Comments

From 2000 - 2050, the proportion of the world’s population aged 60 and over will grow from about 16% to 25% - an increase linked to a marked growth of chronic diseases (Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancers, etc.). Healthcare systems’ rising costs...

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Rehabilitation Robots, Active Prostheses, and Exoskeletons: Report for 2014 to 2020

January 8, 2014 11:29 am | by Transparency Market Research | Comments

Rehabilitation robot market size at $43.3 million is expected grow dramatically to reach $1.8 billion by 2020. Market growth is a result of the effectiveness of robotic treatment of muscle difficulty. The usefulness of the rehabilitation...

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Vitals Predicts the Top 5 Health Care Consumer Trends for 2014

January 8, 2014 11:06 am | by Mitch Rothschild, CEO, Vitals | Comments

The health care industry has never made fast changes. But with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and the advent of the empowered online health care consumer, there are a number of ways that the system is poised for transformation...

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VeriTeQ Endorses England’s Decision to Launch Breast Implant Registry to Track Procedures and Devices

January 8, 2014 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

VeriTeQ Corporation, a provider of implantable medical device identification and radiation dose measurement technologies, announced today that a new breast implant registry will be launched in England beginning early this year to track breast...

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Encision Files 510(k) with FDA for AEM® Simplification Product

January 8, 2014 7:00 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Encision Inc., a medical device company owning patented surgical technology that prevents stray electrosurgical burns in minimally invasive surgery, announced today that it has filed a premarket notification under Section 510(k) with the FDA...

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ZEISS Broadens Portfolio of Intraocular Lenses

January 7, 2014 9:10 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG announces it has acquired,through its subsidiary Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc., 100% of the shares in Aaren Scientific Inc., a US-based manufacturer of intraocular lenses (IOLs). Aaren Scientific, headquartered in Ontario...

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ArthroCare Announces Entry into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement

January 7, 2014 4:38 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

ArthroCare Corp., a leader in developing state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical products, and the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) filed today with the United States District...

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iHealth Announces Three New Wearable Mobile Personal Health Products at CES 2014

January 7, 2014 4:19 pm | by iHealth Lab | Comments

iHealth Lab Inc., announced the extension of its suite of personal mobile health devices to include a line of wearable products designed to provide monitoring over an extended period of time. The products include the industry’s first wearable...

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QardioArm: A Smarter Read on Blood Pressure Available at CES

January 7, 2014 4:14 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Qardio, a technology company dedicated to transforming the way we manage our heart health and track our wellness, is formally announcing the launch of the QardioArm at the 2014 CES show. QardioArm is a revolutionary blood pressure monitor...

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Arthrosurface's Revolutionary Toe Implant Hits 9 Year Mark

January 7, 2014 4:07 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Arthrosurface Incorporated, a developer of less-invasive joint restoration systems, performed its first motion preserving metatarsal resurfacing procedure in the US during January of 2005. The Company's implant utilizes innovative patient...

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