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W.L Gore Begins Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Study

November 13, 2014 4:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates announced that Pierre Galvagni Silveira, MD, PhD, from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil, enrolled the first two patients in the Gore Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Clinical Study. This initial feasibility study...

Dassault Systèmes Embarks on 'Living Heart Project'

November 12, 2014 4:24 pm | by Dassault Systèmes | News | Comments

Dassault Systèmes announced that it has reached a significant milestone in its project aimed at driving the creation and use of simulated 3D personalized hearts in the treatment and diagnosis of heart diseases and medical device development...

Laser Measures Fruit, Vegetable Consumption in Skin

November 11, 2014 3:46 pm | by Michael Greenwood, Yale School of Public Health | News | Comments

A diet rich in fruit and vegetables is linked to a variety of improved health outcomes, but accurately measuring consumption by self-report, especially with children, is challenging and can be of questionable validity. But a device being ...

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Nanobullet Drug Delivery System for Treating Heart Disease

November 11, 2014 3:35 pm | by Tracie White, Stanford Medicine | News | Comments

School of Medicine researchers have developed a new formula for delivering the therapeutic peptide apelin to heart tissue. The delivery system, which dramatically increases the peptide’s stability, shows promise for treating heart ...  

Southern Research Institute & UAB Partner to Develop Life-Changing Medical Devices

November 11, 2014 10:03 am | by Southern Research Institute & UAB | News | Comments

Southern Research Institute, developer of seven FDA-approved cancer drugs, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a leading research institution ranked 23rd nationally in NIH funding, have partnered to develop new medical ...

Next-Gen Heart Implant First in Canada

November 10, 2014 11:42 am | by University Health Network | News | Comments

A surgical team at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre led by internationally-acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Vivek Rao, has successfully implanted a novel mechanical device, the HeartMate IIITM, into a patient with advanced heart failure...

Team Approach Attacks Cardiac ‘Alarm Fatigue’

November 10, 2014 9:51 am | by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center | News | Comments

The sound of monitor alarms in hospitals can save patients' lives, but the frequency with which the monitors go off can also lead to "alarm fatigue," in which caregivers become densensitized to the ubiquitous beeping. Researchers at Cincinnati...

ISO 80369 Standards on Small-Bore Tubing Connectors Inch Forward Toward Release

November 10, 2014 7:30 am | by Kyle Steele, New Product Development Engineer, Value Plastics | Value Plastics, A Nordson Company | Articles | Comments

The Luer connector has, for decades, been one of the most common types of small-bore (less than 8.5mm) connectors used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities to link or join medical devices, components, and accessories for the purpose...

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DARPA Speeds Funding for New Biotech

November 7, 2014 1:33 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

Many businesses and academic researchers wishing to pursue cutting-edge research ideas with government support lack the resources to navigate the burdensome paperwork requirements required to win federal grants or contracts. DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office...

The Key to Mending Broken Hearts

November 7, 2014 10:58 am | by Salk Institute | News | Comments

Researchers at the Salk Institute have healed injured hearts of living mice by reactivating long dormant molecular machinery found in the animals’ cells, a finding that could help pave the way to new therapies for heart disorders in humans. The new results...

Device Brings a Breath of Fresh Air to Heart Failure Diagnosis

November 6, 2014 9:49 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Paramedics respond to a 911 call to find an elderly patient who’s having difficulty breathing. Anxious and disoriented, the patient has trouble remembering all the medications he’s taking, and with his shortness of breath, speaking is difficult. Is he suffering from acute emphysema or heart failure?

3D Imaging Tech Could Diagnose Cardiovascular Disease

November 5, 2014 4:44 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers are close to commercializing a new type of medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser. The system takes precise three-dimensional...

Ambulance Drone Delivers Defibrillator Anywhere

November 5, 2014 2:03 pm | by TU Delft | News | Comments

Graduate student Alec Momont of TU Delft has designed an unmanned, autonomously navigating mini airplane that can quickly deliver a defibrillator to where it is needed. A network of such drones could significantly increase the chance of survival...

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EMT App Takes Top Prize at Hackathon

November 5, 2014 1:51 pm | by American College of Emergency Physicians | News | Comments

CodeTimer, a smart watch app designed to time chest compressions and prompt first responders to administer medications to patients suffering cardiac arrest outside the hospital, took the top prize at the American College of Emergency Physicians'...

Photos (Videos!) of the Day: Cleveland Clinic's 2015 Top 10

November 5, 2014 12:09 pm | by Cleveland Clinic | News | Comments

Cleveland Clinic has announced its 9th annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have major impact on improving patient care in 2015. The list includes a mobile stroke ambulance, fast, painless blood-testing, and a novel intra-operative...

Cleveland Clinic’s Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2015

November 5, 2014 11:56 am | by Cleveland Clinic | News | Comments

Cleveland Clinic has announced its 9th annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have major impact on improving patient care in 2015. The list includes a mobile stroke ambulance, fast, painless blood-testing, and a novel...

5 Indicators the Medical Device Industry Is Hitting Its Midlife Crisis

November 5, 2014 8:09 am | by Dave Powell, Partner A.T. Kearney | Blogs | Comments

The medical device industry, which has enjoyed the enviable position of gaining five percent average annual growth and operating margins between 23 and 25 percent, is next in line to get turned on its head by industry disruptors. The future of...

Be Thankful Marketing Isn't Running the R&D Lab

November 4, 2014 3:53 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

In such a highly regulated marketplace that so strongly depends on relationships, is your absence at an industry trade event going to significantly impact the perception your customers or manufacturing partners have? If it does, perhaps you haven’t…

Texturing Prospective with Ultrasonically Coated Balloon Catheters

November 4, 2014 7:30 am | by Fielding Water, Applications Engineer, Sono-Tek Corp. | Sono-Tek Corporation | Articles | Comments

Drug-coated balloons (DCB) emerged at the crossroads of angioplasty balloons and drug-eluting stents in treating blood vessel obstructions. Intense research continues as medical device manufacturers compete to create better products and processes...

Valencia Technologies Unveils New Medical Device and Crowdfunding Offering

November 3, 2014 10:34 am | by Valencia Technologies | News | Comments

Valencia Technologies Corporation launched a crowdfunding campaign on November 3 2014 on its website sharing with the public its technology financials issued and pending patents and its business plans. Company to take in funds for the $30M offering...

Novel Ultrasound Technology to Screens for Heart Conditions

October 29, 2014 3:26 pm | by UC San Diego | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have determined for the first time the impact of a ring-shaped vortex on transporting blood flow in normal and abnormal ventricles within the human heart. They worked with cardiologists at the Non-Invasive Cardiology Laboratory...

On the Run: Continuous ECG Surveillance of Marathon Athletes

October 29, 2014 1:30 pm | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

The condition of an athlete's heart has for the first time been accurately monitored throughout the duration of a marathon race. The real-time monitoring was achieved by continuous electrocardiogram surveillance and data transfer over the public mobile phone network...

Improving the Diagnosis of Heart Disease

October 29, 2014 9:50 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Officials at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation say their company could help cardiologists improve the diagnosis of heart disease, which the World Health Organization listed as the leading cause of death in the world in 2012...

The 2020 Vision: Graphene’s Impact on Heart Health and Other Diseases

October 28, 2014 1:31 pm | by Victoria Tsai, Graphene Frontiers | Blogs | Comments

There’s a better way to monitor and track heart health. Medical practitioners have vocalized it, scientists understand this, and together many forward-thinking people are working to improve early detection of heart and other diseases...

Robotically Assisted Bypass Surgery Reduces Complications, Cuts Recovery

October 28, 2014 12:29 pm | by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada | News | Comments

Robotically assisted coronary artery bypass grafting surgery is a rapidly evolving technology that shortens hospital stays and reduces the need for blood products, while decreasing recovery times, making the procedure safer and less risky, says a study presented...

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