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Study: Many Lung Cancer Tumors Prove Harmless

December 10, 2013 12:13 pm | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems. The analysis suggests the world's No. 1 cause of cancer deaths isn't as lethal...

Masimo and Newborn Foundation Jointly Announce Mobile Health Initiative to Reduce Global Newborn Mortality

December 6, 2013 2:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Masimo today announced the launch of iSpO2™ Rx Pulse Oximeter with M-LNCS™ connector, enabling adhesive sensor use on newborns for accurate and cost-effective screening with mobile devices in low-resource settings. iSpO2 Rx features Masimo...

Mediware Releases New Respiratory Solution: Worklist Generator

December 5, 2013 10:45 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Mediware Information Systems, Inc., announces the launch of its newest respiratory care solution, MediLinks WTS. The solution is designed to automate workload distribution and facilitate Relative Value Units (RVUs) to reduce costs. WTS was...


ResMed buys Czech distributor Unimedis

December 4, 2013 11:46 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

ResMed said it bought out Czech medtech distributor Unimedis for an undisclosed amount. Prague-based Unimedis specializes in sleep-disordered breathing and respiratory care devices in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Unimedis co-founder...

Northwestern Medicine Surgeons Perform New Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

December 2, 2013 5:39 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Every time Susan Fischer sees someone lugging around an oxygen container, she wants to pull them aside and tell them, "It can get better." Fischer, 65, has severe emphysema, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is...

Inogen registers for $86M IPO

December 2, 2013 1:53 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Inogen registered for an initial public offering worth up to $86.3 million IPO, saying it plans to will trade on the NASDAQ exchange under the INGN symbol. The Goleta, Calif.-based medical device company makes oxygen concentrators used to...

Human Stem Cells Converted to Functional Lung Cells

December 2, 2013 11:05 am | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in transforming human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells. The advance, reported by Columbia University Medical Center researchers, has significant potential for modeling lung disease...

Breath Analyzers Market is Expected to Reach USD 4.5 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research

November 27, 2013 4:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Breath Analyzers Market (Technologies: Fuel Cell, Infrared Absorption and Semiconductor Sensor; Applications: Alcohol Detection, Drug Abuse Detection, Tuberculosis...


CASMED Receives China Food and Drug Administration Approval for FORE-SIGHT Cerebral Oximeter

November 25, 2013 8:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

CAS Medical Systems, Inc., a leader in medical devices for non-invasive patient monitoring, today announced that its FORE-SIGHT Cerebral Oximeter has been approved by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for sale in that country...

Photos of the Day: Diagnostic Diapers

November 21, 2013 10:48 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | News | Comments

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea that annually kills 500,000 children under age five and hospitalizes millions more. India’s Achira Labs is creating a fabric-based chip that, when integrated into disposable diapers, will help...

83 Global Health Innovations Receive Grand Challenges Canada Funding

November 21, 2013 10:34 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | News | Comments

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, today extends seed grants of $100,000 each to 83 inventive new ideas for addressing health problems in resource-poor countries. The Grand Challenges Canada "Stars in Global Health"...

Linde Healthcare at MEDICA: Launch of LIV IQ Cylinder Sets a Benchmark for Mobile Oxygen Therapy

November 19, 2013 7:01 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The new generation of oxygen cylinders, with an integrated pressure regulator that calculates and shows remaining time to the exact minute. LIV® IQ is also equipped with various visible and audible alerts which enhance patient safety in mobile...

World's Smallest and Most Portable CPAP Machine

November 19, 2013 11:49 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Z1 is a new innovative cpap device that is significantly lighter, smaller, quieter and more integrated than other cpap machines and is changing the rules of design, portability and user experience in the cpap industry. The innovative Z1 rewrites...


Breathalyzer Enables Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Diabetics

November 19, 2013 10:46 am | by American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists | News | Comments

A novel hand-held, noninvasive monitoring device that uses multilayer nanotechnology to detect acetone has been shown to correlate with blood-glucose levels in the breath of diabetics. This research was presented at the 2013 American...  

Photo of the Day: Diabetes Breathalyzer

November 19, 2013 10:43 am | by American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists | News | Comments

A novel hand-held, noninvasive monitoring device that uses multilayer nanotechnology to detect acetone has been shown to correlate with blood-glucose levels in the breath of diabetics. Ronny Priefer, Ph.D., of Western New England University...

Philips Honored With Prestigious Respiratory Industry Excellence Award At AARC International Respiratory Congress

November 18, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Royal Philips has announced it has earned the prominent Zenith Award for a 15th time from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). Philips is one of just six companies to receive the award that honors excellence in products and...

University of Minnesota to Unveil New Medical Simulation Technologies at LifeScience Alley Conference Next Week

November 15, 2013 1:17 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

LifeScience Alley announced today that the University of Minnesota Medical School's SIMPortal, the Interactive Visualization Lab and the Medical Devices Center will publicly unveil "The Anatomy of Success", a multi-disciplinary academia-industry...

Healthcare Reform Driving Out Cost at All Levels

November 12, 2013 3:24 pm | by Tim Taylor, Director of Sales-Medical, XP Power | XP Power | Blogs | Comments

The reform of healthcare provision and the way it is funded has become a very emotive issue. Whatever your thoughts and viewpoints on the topic of the Affordable Care Act, one of the underlying priorities of this reform is to drive cost out...

Official Roster of Teams Announced in the $10 Million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE

November 11, 2013 10:21 am | by XPRIZE | News | Comments

XPRIZE has announced the 34 registered teams competing for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a 3.5-year global competition sponsored by the Qualcomm Foundation that will award $10 million to teams that develop a consumer-friendly, mobile... 

Samsung Aims to Be Top Medical Device Maker

November 6, 2013 10:38 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung wants to be the top medical device maker through acquiring companies and developing its own technologies. In the last three years, Samsung spent $1 billion to buy 14 companies in medical equipment, mobile software and services ...

A New Way to Monitor Induced Comas

November 1, 2013 10:00 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

After suffering a traumatic brain injury, patients are often placed in a coma to give the brain time to heal and allow dangerous swelling to dissipate. These comas, which are induced with anesthesia drugs, can last for days. During that time, nurses...

Mobile + Apps = Healthcare Future

October 31, 2013 3:57 pm | by IMS Health | News | Comments

This infographic offers highlights of a study that looks at the current state of consumer mobile apps in healthcare—the range of apps available and their functionality, the barriers that exist to their broad use, and what is needed to move apps to a more significant role in improved and cost-effective healthcare systems.

3D Imaging Platform Accurately Detects Lung Cancer in Sputum

October 28, 2013 12:07 pm | by BLL Partners, LLC | News | Comments

Data at IASLC demonstrate feasibility of using sputum and the Cell-CT platform to non-invasively detect the presence or absence of lung cancer; initially for adjunctive use with x-ray CT screening to address high rate of false positive results...

BUSM Researchers Identify Molecule that Could Aid Lung Cancer Detection, Treatment

October 28, 2013 11:41 am | by Boston University Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered a molecule that could help lead to the non-invasive detection of lung cancer as well as its treatment. Using RNA sequencing, the team looked at airway epithelial cells and...

Teleflex Receives 2013 Zenith Award from American Association for Respiratory Care

October 28, 2013 7:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, announced that it has received the prestigious American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Zenith Award for 2013. Teleflex’s Hudson RCI brand...

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