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Survey: UDI Compliance Poses Significant Challenge

December 1, 2014 10:37 am | by PRISYM ID | Comments

A recent survey of medical companies in Europe and North America has identified some of the key issues for packaging and labeling operations in the complex and changing medical device market. The survey, carried out by PRISYM ID, a leading...

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Test Detects Blood Cancer Before It Even Develops

December 1, 2014 10:19 am | by Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | Comments

Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals have uncovered an easily detectable, "pre-malignant" state in the blood that significantly increases the likelihood that an individual will...

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Using Math to Fight Cancer

December 1, 2014 10:06 am | by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute | Comments

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have defined for the first time how the size of the immune response is controlled, using mathematical models to predict how powerfully immune cells respond to infection and disease. The finding, published...

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‘Skin’ Shedding Medical Devices Could Eliminate Need to Replace

December 1, 2014 9:55 am | by Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg | Comments

What to do when functional surfaces fail? When catheters become contaminated with microorganisms or sensors no longer react? Until now, the answer was: remove and replace. The chemist Dr. Karen Lienkamp has received a 1.49 million euros Starting...

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Blood Test for Asthma Attacks Brought on by a Cold

December 1, 2014 9:44 am | by Medical University of Vienna | Comments

People who have asthma generally suffer worse with colds caused by rhinoviruses than other people do. There are also asthmatics and patients with the severe lung condition COPD in whom the cold virus can trigger serious flare-ups of their condition...

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Medtronic-Covidien Transaction Gains Key Clearances

December 1, 2014 9:17 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. and Covidien plc have announced the receipt of U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) clearance of Medtronic's proposed acquisition of Covidien. "This regulatory clearance represents an important milestone in bringing our companies...

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Non-Invasive Device Helps in Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease

December 1, 2014 9:07 am | by FDA | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the HeartFlow FFR-CT software, which permits health care professionals to non-invasively evaluate blood flow in the coronary arteries of patients showing signs and symptoms of coronary...

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Medical Device in Urinals Detects Dehydration

December 1, 2014 8:50 am | by Emily Charrison, Flinders University | Comments

Dehydration can be a serious health issue for Australia’s mining industry, but a new product to be developed with input from Flinders University’s Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) is set to more effectively help mine managers implement their...

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Medical Start-Up Set to Revolutionize Vascular Surgery

November 26, 2014 1:47 pm | by ProMedica | Comments

ProMedica has invested in an early stage medical device company that is developing and commercializing innovative and cost-effective devices for treating common vascular diseases such as peripheral artery disease. Jobst Vascular Surgeon John Pigott...

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First Surgeries with MySpine Performed

November 26, 2014 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medacta USA announced the completion of the first successful surgeries in the United States utilizing MySpine Patient-Matched Technology. MySpine utilizes Medacta’s proven 3D-reconstruction and rapid 3D-printing technologies to produce customized patient...

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Novel System Measures Physicians' Fatigue Level through Eye Movement

November 26, 2014 1:22 pm | by University of Granada | Comments

An international team of scientists which includes researchers from the U. of Granada has demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to establish in an objective way the level of fatigue in physicians after long shifts through their eye movement...

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New Technique for Monitoring Physical Activity of Hemophilia Patients

November 26, 2014 1:13 pm | by Universitat de València | Comments

The research group Intelligent Data Analysis Laboratory from the School of Engineering Universitat de València and a team of scientists at the Faculty of Physiotherapy led by Professor Felipe Querol have set up an innovative project for monitoring...

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Touch Sensor Technology Revolutionizes Patient Care

November 26, 2014 12:31 pm | by Zytronic | Comments

Touchscreen manufacturer Zytronic’s large format, highly robust projected capacitive products have been specified for another innovative application - this time within the medical sector. Through its Benelux based distribution partner Telerex, the company...

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New Method for Producing Nanoporous Metals

November 26, 2014 12:19 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Comments

Nanoporous metals -- foam-like materials that have some degree of air vacuum in their structure -- have a wide range of applications because of their superior qualities. They posses a high surface area for better electron transfer, which can lead to...

First FDA-Approved Stool DNA Screening Test Gains Support

November 26, 2014 12:14 pm | by Exact Sciences Corp. | Comments

Exact Sciences Corp. announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued its final payment decision regarding Cologuard and will reimburse it at $502 per test. Cologuard is the first and only FDA-approved noninvasive stool...

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