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Photos of the Day: A Monitoring Baby Onesie

February 28, 2014 10:45 am | by Rest Devices | Comments

Rest Devices' Mimo kimono has sensors embedded on the two green fabric stripes, resembling a vine with leaves that track respiration. Attached at the end of the “vines” is a mount for a plastic module, resembling a turtle, that captures the...

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Smart Baby Monitors in Onesie

February 28, 2014 10:39 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | Comments

One of today’s rising tech trends, wearable technology — such as fitness-tracking bracelets, smartwatches, and smartglasses — figured prominently at this January’s Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas. Among the wearable technology...

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A World Free from Cancers: Probable, Possible, or Preposterous?

February 28, 2014 9:50 am | by Research!America | Comments

A panel of leading health, economics and policy experts today discussed the prospects for a future where cancers are rendered manageable or even eradicated and the variables affecting progress toward that goal so that cancer patients are...

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Finalists Selected for Georgia Tech InVenture Prize

February 28, 2014 9:40 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

The finalists for Georgia Tech’s sixth annual InVenture Prize competition, which will be aired on Georgia Public Broadcasting on March 26 at 7:30 p.m., have been announced. The InVenture Prize competition is designed to encourage and support...

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Informed Elderly Consumers Make Demands of New Aid Technology

February 28, 2014 5:32 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Towards the end of last year studies were conducted in the Netherlands and Sweden as part of the international Iron Arm project, which is an element of the European Commission's SILVER project (Supporting Independent LiVing for the Elderly...

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Unilabs and Diagnoplex SA Announce the Swiss Market Launch of Colox, a Non-invasive Colon Cancer Screening Test

February 28, 2014 4:34 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Unilabs, a leading supplier of clinical laboratory and medical diagnostic imaging services in Europe and Diagnoplex SA, a developer of molecular diagnostics for colorectal cancer announced today the Swiss market launch of Colox®, a non-invasive...

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Ortho Development® Corporation Launches KASM for Treatment of Knee Replacement Infections

February 28, 2014 12:31 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Ortho Development Corporation has received FDA clearance for its patented KASM Knee Articulating Spacer Molds. KASM is a cement spacer mold intended for use in treating patients who develop an infection after undergoing total knee replacement...

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Ellman International Enters Body Treatment Market

February 27, 2014 1:36 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Ellman International, Inc., a global leader in advanced radiofrequency (RF) and laser technology for precision surgical and aesthetic procedures, announced today that the company has received clearance from US Food and Drug Administration...

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A Speedier Recovery: Advances in Repair Hardware and Techniques Minimize Post-Op Crutch Use

February 27, 2014 12:36 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Increased mobility and freedom during post-op surgery can do wonders for a patient's attitude. And a positive attitude is proven to have drastic effects on the body's ability to heal. Recent advances in foot and ankle surgery have made...

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AdvaMed Statement on FDA 510(k) Report to Congress

February 27, 2014 11:45 am | by AdvaMed | Comments

Janet Trunzo, senior executive vice president, technology and regulatory affairs, for the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), issued the following statement in response to FDA’s report to Congress on requirements for submitting...

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AdvaMed Commends Inclusion of Device Tax Repeal in Chairman Camp's Tax Reform Proposal

February 27, 2014 11:44 am | by AdvaMed | Comments

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today issued the following statement by Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO, in response to the comprehensive tax reform proposal released today by Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the...

Exporting Medical Devices

February 27, 2014 11:37 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The rules that companies must follow when exporting medical devices depend on whether or not their devices have been approved or cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. Medical devices that are legally marketed in the U.S. may be exported...

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DNA Blood Tests Show Prenatal Screening Promise

February 27, 2014 11:35 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

A DNA test of a pregnant woman's blood is more accurate than current methods of screening for Down syndrome and other common disorders, new research finds. If other studies bear this out, it could transform prenatal care by giving a more...

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Cancer Targeted Treatments from Space Station Discoveries

February 27, 2014 11:27 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | Comments

Invasive and systemic cancer treatment is a necessary evil for many people with the devastating diagnosis. These patients endure therapies with ravaging side effects, including nausea, immune suppression, hair loss and even organ failure...

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3D Microgels 'On-Demand' Offer New Potential for Cell Research

February 27, 2014 11:20 am | by University of Toronto | Comments

Stars, diamonds, circles. Rather than your average bowl of Lucky Charms, these are three-dimensional cell cultures generated by an exciting new digital microfluidics platform, the results of which have been published in Nature Communications...

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