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US spends far more for health care than 12 industrialized nations, but quality varies

May 4, 2012 5:36 am | News | Comments

The United States spends more on health care than 12 other industrialized countries yet does not provide "notably superior" care, according to a new study from The Commonwealth Fund. The U.S. spent nearly $8,000 per person in 2009 on health care services...

Indian Prime Minister Inaugurates Elekta Cancer Treatment Machine at Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute

May 2, 2012 5:44 am | News | Comments

Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, honored Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute by presiding over the inauguration of its Elekta Synergy linear accelerator on April 20 in Guwahati. The Synergy system – equipped to perform the most advanced radiotherapy...

Diabetes Set to Become Biggest Killer in India, China and Brazil

March 22, 2012 7:12 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK (GBI Research) - The emerging countries of India, Brazil and China are seeing swift increases in the prevalence of diabetes, as financial development is met by unhealthy lifestyle choices and subsequent chronic disease, according to a new report by business intelligence expert GBI Research.

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Interventional Cardiology Device Markets in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey to Grow to $461 Million by 2016

March 13, 2012 12:05 pm | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the interventional cardiology (IC) market in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey will reach a value of more than $460 million by 2016.

UroShield Applied to Urinary Catheters Increases Susceptibility of Bacteria Biofilm to Antibiotic Treatment

February 9, 2012 5:11 am | News | Comments

NESHER, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NanoVibronix, a medical device company which develops innovative therapeutic ultrasound applications, reported that a study titled “Surface Acoustic Waves Increase the Susceptibility of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Biofilms to Antibiotic Treatment” has been published...

BD Veritor System for Flu A+B Featuring Alverix Technology Receives Regulatory Approval in Japan

February 9, 2012 5:02 am | News | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alverix announced today that BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) for the BD Veritorâ„¢ System Flu A+B Test. The BD Veritor System was developed...

Which Way to Go: CE Mark or FDA Approval?

February 7, 2012 10:30 am | by Charlie Chi, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Start-ups and large device makers alike have difficulty bringing new products to market without greater predictability and transparency from the FDA. According to an online survey funded by the medical technology industry’s Institute for Health Technology Studies, most medical device companies today are seeking regulatory approval and launching their products overseas first. This article will look at whether this is a good business decision for all device manufacturers.

Singapore Scientists Lead in 3D Mapping of Human Genome to Help Understand Human Diseases

February 1, 2012 5:20 am | News | Comments

Singapore - (ACN Newswire) - Genome Institute of Singapore's (GIS) Associate Director of Genomic Technologies, Dr Yijun RUAN, led a continuing study on the human genome spatial/structural configuration, revealing how genes interact/communicate and influence each other, even when...

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Company Brings Cancer Detection Test, Jobs to Hershey

January 31, 2012 5:31 am | News | Comments

HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hershey Center for Applied Research (HCAR) prepares to welcome another international company to its thriving research facility. Based in Dunedin, New Zealand, Pacific Edge Diagnostics, Ltd., a leading developer of cancer diagnostic and prognostic...

Cambridge Team First to Grow Smooth Muscle Cells from Patient Skin Cells

January 26, 2012 5:27 am | News | Comments

Singapore - (JCN Newswire) - A Cambridge University research team has for the first time discovered a method of generating different types of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) - the cells which make up the walls of blood vessels - using cells from patients' skin. This work could lead...

A-STAR, GE Global Research Join Forces to Develop Integrated Advanced Medical Imaging Technologies

January 23, 2012 5:02 am | News | Comments

Singapore - (ACN Newswire) - GE Global Research, the central technology development arm for GE Healthcare and all of GE's businesses, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Singapore's Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

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