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Boston Scientific to Acquire IoGyn Inc.

May 7, 2014 11:42 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire IoGyn, Inc., a pre-commercial stage company. The transaction is expected to close within days. IoGyn has developed and received U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

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Needle-Based Imaging Technology to Improve Ultrasound Procedures

May 7, 2014 11:29 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Comments

Significant funding from NIBIB has enabled researchers to develop a unique technology to help physicians perform ultrasound-guided procedures involving needle placement such as needle biopsies, central line insertion, and local anesthesia...

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FDA Approves BIOTRONIK Entovis Pacemaker System with ProMRI Technology

May 7, 2014 10:33 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical devices, announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for its Entovis pacemaker system with ProMRI ® technology. The Entovis system allows patients...

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Is FDA’s Crackdown on Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing a Violation of the First Amendment?

May 7, 2014 9:52 am | by American Association for Clinical Chemistry | Comments

In November 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the company 23andMe to stop offering its direct-to-consumer DNA testing service, which provided individuals with $99 assessments of their genetic risk for almost 200...

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PENTAX Medical Launches New Software Platform for Endoscopy Unit

May 7, 2014 9:43 am | by PENTAX Medical Co. | Comments

PENTAX Medical Company, a healthcare industry leader in endoscopic imaging, announced the U.S. and Canada launch of the endoPRO iQ 7.6, the company’s newest version of its information technology (IT) and image management software for endoscopy...

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New Study Compares Use of Hemostatic Bandages on the Homefront

May 7, 2014 8:36 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Z-Medica, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic agents, announces today the results from a study conducted by a major medical organization on the effectiveness of tourniquets and hemostatic bandages in civilian emergency medical...

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DaVita Labs Uses Roche Technology to Launch Molecular Diagnostics Testing

May 7, 2014 6:35 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that DaVita Labs, the diagnostic laboratory servicing both dialysis organizations and physician practices... 

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Engineering Professor Awarded for Robotic Prosthesis

May 6, 2014 4:15 pm | by University of Alabama | Comments

The National Science Foundation selected a University of Alabama mechanical engineering professor for a CAREER Award for his research into a robotic prosthesis that could help amputees walk better. The CAREER Award is NSF’s most prestigious...

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Clamping Down on Cancer-Causing Mutations

May 6, 2014 4:08 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Comments

An international research team has built molecular “clamps” out of DNA that offer a powerful new tool for identifying individuals with an increased risk of cancer. The clamp is capable of detecting genetic mutations, associated with cancer...

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Disposable Timer Could Be a Nurse’s Best Friend

May 6, 2014 3:47 pm | by David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

In medicine, time isn't just money: it can mean the difference between life and death. Clot-busters must be given in the first hour of arrival in a hectic emergency room. Intravenous medications can spoil, and catheters that overstay their...

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Cyborg Sensor Could Unlock Anesthesia’s Secrets

May 6, 2014 3:21 pm | by Evan Lerner, University of Pennsylvania | Comments

Almost every biological process involves sensing the presence of a certain chemical. Finely tuned over millions of years of evolution, the body’s different receptors are shaped to accept certain target chemicals. When they bind, the receptors...

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Luminescent Nanocrystal Tags and Scanner Enable Rapid Detection of Multiple Pathogens in Single Test

May 6, 2014 3:01 pm | by Purdue University | Comments

A research team using tunable luminescent nanocrystals as tags to advance medical and security imaging have successfully applied them to high-speed scanning technology and detected multiple viruses within minutes. The research, led by...  

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Underpenetrated Chinese CRM Device Market Will Expand To Over $1.1 Billion by 2022

May 6, 2014 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that cardiac rhythm management device implantations in China will expand strongly through 2022 as the population ages and the incidences of obesity and hypertension rise with more affluent, sedentary lifestyles...

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Medtronic Agrees to Settle Certain INFUSE Bone Graft Product Liability Cases

May 6, 2014 11:11 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic Inc. has announced that it has agreed with certain plaintiffs' counsel to settle their inventories of filed and unfiled product liability claims related to INFUSE Bone Graft. Under the terms of the agreement, Medtronic has agreed...

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Photos of the Day: Prototypes Solve Real-World Problems

May 6, 2014 10:14 am | by Drexel University | Comments

Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from asthma. When Osman Cueto was five years old, he found out he was one of them. So, this past fall, when Cueto was asked to design a product that would help solve a real-world problem, it didn’t ...

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