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Crowdfunding and 3D Printing for Vital Signs Monitoring

April 17, 2014 4:30 pm | by Alyssa Parkinson, Marketing Communications Specialist, Solid Concepts Inc. | Solid Concepts Inc. | Articles | Comments

Scanadu emerges with the largest step in home healthcare innovation since the thermometer, championing an elite field of medical device companies utilizing crowdfunding and early 3D printing. This article features an interview with Walter...

The Key to Easy Asthma Diagnosis Is in the Blood

April 16, 2014 2:10 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Using just a single drop of blood, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has...

'Nano-Anesthesia': A New Approach to Local Anesthesia?

April 14, 2014 1:59 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins | News | Comments

A technique using anesthesia-containing nanoparticles—drawn to the targeted area of the body by...

Reverse Engineering a Developing Lung

April 14, 2014 12:12 pm | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

Consider the marvel of the embryo. It begins as a glob of identical cells that change shape and...

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ResMed Innovation Excellence Earns Two Red Dot Design Awards For 2014

April 14, 2014 8:31 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ResMed, an innovator and pioneer in developing products for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory conditions, has won two Red Dot Product Design Awards for 2014 — one for its AirFit™ P10 nasal pillows mask and one...

Studies Show Lab-Grown Body Parts Working Well

April 11, 2014 11:28 am | by Malcolm Ritter and Maria Cheng, Associated Press | News | Comments

Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part from a patient's own cells and then implanted. Eventually, scientists hope to tackle more complicated things like lungs and kidneys with this strategy...

Photos of the Day: Body Parts from the Lab

April 11, 2014 11:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part from a patient's own cells and then implanted. Eventually, scientists hope to tackle more complicated things like lungs and kidneys with this strategy...

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5 Takeaways from Conversations with Leading Providers at HIMSS

April 4, 2014 12:36 pm | by Lindsay Sanchez, Citrix | Blogs | Comments

The HIMSS conference attracted 38,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors this year; an indication of the role HIT is predicted to play in healthcare transformation. However, the breadth of technologies displayed made you wonder how providers...

A Pocket-Size Ultrasonic Nebulizer Employing a Novel Nozzle Improves Inhalers

April 3, 2014 12:29 pm | by World Scientific | News | Comments

Inhalation is an increasingly important route for non-invasive drug delivery for both systemic and local applications. Control of particle size and output plays a critical role in the efficient and effective delivery of oft en expensive medications...

New Screening Tool to Diagnose Common Sleep Problem in Children

April 2, 2014 10:13 am | by CHEO Research Institute | News | Comments

Evidence suggests that adults with a large neck circumference are more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), especially males. As neck circumference varies by age and sex, there have been no reference ranges to diagnose pediatric...

Baxter Splitting into Two Separate Businesses

March 28, 2014 2:09 pm | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Following a rival's lead, Baxter International Inc. said it's planning a breakup into two health care companies as it tries to boost innovation and profitability and reward shareholders. Thursday's news could mark a recent trend as Wall...

Philips to Establish Research & Innovation Hub in Africa

March 21, 2014 9:57 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, which underlines the company’s commitment to invest in Africa. The Philips Africa Innovation Hub will work both on the creation of new inventions...

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MGC Diagnostics Announces Its Intent To Acquire Medisoft SA

March 20, 2014 5:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MGC Diagnostics Corp. a leading global medical technologies company, today announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Medisoft SA of Sorinnes, Belgium. Under the proposed agreement, MGC Diagnostics would acquire all the...

New RSV Test Provides Healthcare Providers Objective Results in Minutes

March 19, 2014 10:06 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it received 510(k) clearance and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waiver from the U.S. Food...

3D Printed Devices Save Baby’s Life

March 18, 2014 10:18 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to ventilators that even at the highest settings couldn't prevent his breathing from periodically stopping. His condition was so tenuous...

Photos of the Day: 3D Printing Life Saving Tech

March 18, 2014 10:18 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Garrett (the patient) is just the second person whose life was saved with a new, bioresorbable device developed at the University of Michigan by Glenn Green, M.D., associate professor of pediatric otolaryngology and Scott Hollister, Ph.D...

Top Five Sleep Apnea Research Findings

March 13, 2014 8:31 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

To coincide with today's World Sleep Day, ResMed, an innovator and pioneer in developing solutions for treating sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory conditions, highlights its pick for the top five research discoveries about...

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Healthcare Industry Still Lacking in Cyber Threat Preparedness

March 13, 2014 11:31 am | by HITRUST | News | Comments

The number of cyber attacks targeted at healthcare industry organizations of all types and sizes continues to increase, while research indicates that most healthcare organizations are not adequately addressing cyber threat preparedness and...

Respicardia Receives Award For Top Cardiovascular Innovation

March 12, 2014 7:31 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Respicardia, Inc., a developer of implantable therapies to improve respiratory and cardiovascular health, announced that it has been awarded the Best Innovation of 2014 from Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) and CV Pipeline for...

New Oxygen Delivery Technology Set to Save Millions of Lives and Dollars

March 11, 2014 10:25 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

On October 21, 2010, Brody Justice, a healthy 17-year-old high-school athlete, collapsed during a baseball practice in Wakeland High School in Frisco, Texas. "Next thing I know I'm hyperventilating," the teenager recounted to ABC affiliate...

Research on 3D Scaffolds Sets New Bar in Lung Regeneration

March 10, 2014 11:44 am | by Jennifer Nachbur, University of Vermont | News | Comments

In end-stage lung disease, transplantation is sometimes the only viable therapeutic option, but organ availability is limited and rejection presents an additional challenge. Innovative research efforts in the field of tissue regeneration...

Danish Nasal Filter Looks Promising for Allergy Sufferers

March 7, 2014 10:30 am | by Aarhus University | News | Comments

A small filter the size of a contact lens could possibly make life easier for some of the estimated 500 million people worldwide who suffer from itching, sneezing and a runny nose as soon as the pollen season starts. A clinical study from...

Photos of the Day: A Monitoring Baby Onesie

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

Smart Baby Monitors in Onesie

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

Finalists Selected for Georgia Tech InVenture Prize

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

Covidien Announces 510(k) Clearance for the Puritan Bennett 980 Ventilator

February 27, 2014 9:29 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Covidien plc, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced its Puritan Bennett 980 ventilator has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Respiratory Motion, Inc. Raises $5.8M in First Closing of Series B Financing

February 26, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Respiratory Motion, Inc. today announced that it has completed the first close of its Series B Preferred financing round. The Company has raised $5.8 million in the first closing and expects to raise up to an additional $3 million of capital...

Growth Seen in Respiratory Device Market

February 24, 2014 11:51 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

The 47 billion-dollar worldwide respiratory device market continues to grow mainly due to the aging of the world population and increasing incidence of respiratory diseases, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research...

‘Home’ Is Where the Heart Is (Part 1)

February 21, 2014 2:55 pm | by Tony Zarola, Strategic Marketing Manager, Healthcare | Analog Devices, Inc. | Articles | Comments

When the term “home health monitoring” was coined, the reference was not limited to the four walls we live between but rather to the monitoring of an individual’s vital signs when he or she was outside the hospital environment. Since the...

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