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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

The Nose Knows in Asthma

February 19, 2014 11:46 am | by National Jewish Health | News | Comments

It has become increasingly clear in recent years that asthma comes in several variations, with different causes, different pathologies and different responses to therapy. These subtypes of asthma can be identified by knowing which genes...

E-Cigarettes Vaporizer Technology Could Enable Delivery Method for Pharmaceuticals

February 19, 2014 10:25 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Alsa Refinish LLC, a California-based company, has process and utility patent applications in place for a revolutionary medication delivery method. If successful, Alsa will hold patents for a device that delivers medications and herbal... 

Philips Announces Achievement of Major Milestone in Largest Ever Sleep Apnea Clinical Trial

February 18, 2014 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Philips, a major sponsor of the Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) study, today announced that the study has reached its enrollment goal of 2,500 patients, spread across seven countries and 84 hospitals and  medical institutions...

Teleflex launches the Rusch DispoLED Laryngoscope Handle

February 14, 2014 7:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced the launch of the Rusch® DispoLED™ Single-Use Fiber Optic Laryngoscope Handle — a cost-neutral* way to combat cross-contamination...

Study: Hospitals Don't Follow Infection Prevention Rules

February 6, 2014 10:04 am | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

While most hospitals have polices in place to prevent health care-associated infections, clinicians often fail to follow evidence-based guidelines established to prevent these infections, according to new research from Columbia University School...

COPD? There's an App for That...Coming Soon

February 4, 2014 12:12 pm | by Inderscience | News | Comments

A smart phone and a connection to the "internet of things" could allow people with chronic lung disease to avoid risky areas where environmental conditions, pollution and weather might exacerbate their symptoms. Details of a framework that...

Device Enables Faster and Safer Tracheotomies

January 31, 2014 11:01 am | by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | News | Comments

Researchers at the UPM have participated in the design of a device that allows us to perform tracheotomies faster and safe being beneficial for both patients and healthcare staff. The new device, which was patented by researchers of the School...

'Bubble CPAP' Boosts Neonatal Survival Rates

January 30, 2014 11:04 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

The first clinical study of a low-cost neonatal breathing system created by Rice University bioengineering students demonstrated that the device increased the survival rate of newborns with severe respiratory illness from 44% to 71%...   

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