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Photos of the Day: Plant-Based Medical Devices

December 18, 2013 11:15 am | by Purdue University | Comments

The cellulose nanocrystals represent a potential green alternative to carbon nanotubes for reinforcing materials such as polymers. Applications for biomaterials made from the cellulose nanocrystals might include textiles and wound dressings...

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3D Technology from the Film Industry Improve Rehabilitation for Stroke Patients

December 18, 2013 9:47 am | by University of Gothenburg | Comments

Researchers in Gothenburg have been using 3D technology from the film industry to analyze the everyday movements of stroke patients. The results, which are reported in a doctoral thesis at the Sahlgrenska Academy, indicate that computerized...

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iHealth, UCSF And UC Berkeley Lab Collaborate On Clinical Study

December 18, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Today, iHealth Lab Inc. announced it is collaborating with UC San Francisco and University of California's Berkeley Lab on a pilot study to make arterial endothelial function testing as easy to perform as a simple blood pressure measurement...

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Mobile Aspects Awarded Patent for RFID-Enabled Smart Cabinet System for Hospitals

December 18, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Mobile Aspects announced today that it has been awarded the patent 1 for its iRISupply™ RFID system that supports the storage and management of high value medical devices and surgical products used in specialty areas of a hospital. The patented...

Oticon Medical Receives Clearance to Market Ponto Plus Bone Anchored Sound Processors

December 18, 2013 7:15 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Oticon Medical has obtained 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market Ponto Plus, the company’s newest family of bone anchored sound processors. New Ponto Plus is available in regular and power versions and is...

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Encision Announces New President and CEO

December 18, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Encision Inc., a medical device company owning patented surgical technology that prevents stray electrosurgical burns in minimally invasive surgery, today announced the appointment of Greg Trudel as its new President and CEO. A proven manager...

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RyMed Technologies Signs Supply Agreement With Medical Action Industries

December 17, 2013 8:29 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

RyMed Technologies has signed a supply agreement with Medical Action Industries, Inc. (MAI), which will make RyMed’s zero-displacement, truly neutral IV connectors more widely available to hospitals. MAI has agreements with most of the major...

Intact Vascular Announces Initiation of the Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty Below-the Knee (TOBA- BTK) Study

December 17, 2013 7:09 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

Intact Vascular, Inc., a developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, today announced the start of enrollment in the Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty Below the Knee (TOBA-BTK) study. This multi-center...

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Bioheart launches clinical trial for stem cell vision loss therapy

December 17, 2013 3:24 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

Regenerative therapies company Bioheart is about to embark on a clinical trial to evaluate its proprietary stem cell therapy in treatment of dry macular degeneration, a condition which results in loss of vision. Bioheart will enroll up to...

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GS1 Named an Accredited Issuing Agency for UDI by FDA

December 17, 2013 12:40 pm | by GS1 | Comments

GS1, a leading global standards organization, was accredited today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an issuing agency for unique device identifiers (UDIs). Global GS1 Standards, administered in the U.S. by GS1 US, were recognized...

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Tinnitus Discovery Opens Door to Possible New Treatment Avenues

December 17, 2013 12:32 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | Comments

For tens of millions of Americans, there's no such thing as the sound of silence. Instead, even in a quiet room, they hear a constant ringing, buzzing, hissing, humming or other noise in their ears that isn't real. Called tinnitus, it can be...

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Contrast Agent Linked with Brain Abnormalities on MRI

December 17, 2013 12:29 pm | by Radiological Society of North America | Comments

For the first time, researchers have confirmed an association between a common magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent and abnormalities on brain MRI, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The new study...

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Highly Sensitive System Detects Individual Molecules for Diagnostics

December 17, 2013 12:02 pm | by Uta Bilow, HZDR | Comments

Medical diagnostics is searching for substances capable of documenting early on whether a serious disease is developing or what its course will be. In many cases, the treacherous molecules are present only in trace amounts – which is why...

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Microprinting Leads to Low-Cost Artificial Cells

December 17, 2013 11:44 am | by Penn State | Comments

Easily manufactured, low-cost artificial cells manufactured using microprinting may one day serve as drug and gene delivery devices and in biomaterials, biotechnology and biosensing applications, according to a team of Penn State biomedical...

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Breathalyzer to Detect Lung Cancer

December 17, 2013 11:40 am | by The University of Huddersfield | Comments

Lung cancer is one of the world’s biggest killers. In the UK it accounts for six per cent of all deaths, largely because treatment is often ineffective by the time symptoms are diagnosed. But researchers at the University of Huddersfield...

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