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PowerVision Secures $30 Million in Funding for Implantable Lens

June 16, 2014 2:27 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

PowerVision, Inc., a medical device company developing the world's first fluid-based accommodating intraocular lens, today announced that the company has completed a $30 million Series D financing round. New investors Aisling Capital and...

DermaPure Skin Product Launched in U.S. for Wound Care

June 16, 2014 2:20 pm | by Tissue Regenix | News | Comments

Tissue Regenix Group plc, the regenerative medical devices company, today announces that it has launched DermaPure its decellularised dermis product in the US. Tissue Regenix’s partner CTS (Community Tissue Services) will begin shipping...

Reversal of Type 1 Diabetes in Mice May Eventually Help Humans

June 16, 2014 11:59 am | by University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center | News | Comments

Investigators at the University of Cincinnati have found a therapy that reverses new onset Type 1 diabetes in mouse models and may advance efforts in combating the disease among humans. The study, led by William Ridgway, MD, was presented...

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Nanoparticles Aid in Microscopic Cancer Detection

June 16, 2014 11:52 am | by INM - Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gGmbH | News | Comments

Assemblies of proteins, known as protein complexes, have important functions in cells; protein complexes embedded in the cell membrane, for example, are responsible for the exchange with the extracellular environment. But because they are...

FDA Clearance for Alere’s i Influenza A and B Test

June 16, 2014 11:43 am | by Alere | News | Comments

Alere Inc., a leading global provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostic and health information solutions, today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Alere i Influenza A & B test...

BIOTRONIK Presents New Heart Stimulator at Cardiostim Conference

June 16, 2014 11:37 am | by PresseBox | News | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, is presenting its new heart stimulator at the Cardiostim 2014 electrophysiology and cardiology congress. With a market-leading position in Europe, BIOTRONIK's cardiac...

Producing Hyperpolarized Xenon Gas on a Microfluidic Chip

June 16, 2014 11:08 am | by Rachel Berkowitz, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

While big machines were once the stuff that scientific dreams are made of, analytical spectroscopy instrumentation has trended to smaller products that are portable, affordable, and fit into locations far removed from a standard laboratory...

Sixteen Nanometres in 3D

June 16, 2014 10:52 am | by Paul Piwnicki, Paul Scherrer Institut | News | Comments

Tomography enables the interior of a vast range of objects to be depicted in 3D – from cellular structures to technical appliances. Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) have now devised a method that opens up new scales of...

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Music Under the Microscope

June 16, 2014 10:41 am | by Max Planck Institute | News | Comments

Water droplets are musical. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen have converted the frequencies of droplets flowing through thin channels into musical notes. This is more than just a gimmick...

Photos of the Day: Diagnosing Disease with Musical Microfluidics

June 16, 2014 10:41 am | by Max Planck Institute | News | Comments

The researchers at the Göttingen-based Max Planck Institute can control the frequency with which the water droplets flow through the channels of a microfluidic chip. The chip is a transparent plastic block that is traversed by thin conduits...

American Chemical Society’s Highest Honor Goes to Pioneer of Diagnostic ‘DNA Chips’

June 16, 2014 10:01 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Jacqueline K. Barton, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and chair of the division of chemistry and chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, has been named winner of the 2015 Priestley Medal by the American Chemical Society...

How to Market Your Device

June 16, 2014 9:34 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Medical devices marketed in the United States are subject to the regulatory controls in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and the regulations in Title 21- Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR) Parts 1-58, 800-1299... 

Medtronic to Buy Covidien

June 16, 2014 9:10 am | by Josh Boak, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. medical device manufacturer Medtronic has agreed to buy Ireland-based competitor Covidien for $42.9 billion in cash and stock. The combined company would have its executive offices in Dublin, where it could benefit from Ireland's lower...

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Progress Made on a 'Bionic Pancreas' for Diabetics

June 16, 2014 9:03 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Scientists have made big progress on a "bionic pancreas" to free some people with diabetes from the daily ordeal of managing their disease. A wearable, experimental device passed a real-world test, constantly monitoring blood sugar and... 

Sequenom, Inc. Receives U.S. FDA Premarket Clearance

June 16, 2014 8:28 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Sequenom, Inc., a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, announced today that it has received premarket 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its IMPACT Dx Factor...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes OSNovative for its Self-Adaptive Enluxtra Wound Care Technology

June 16, 2014 8:28 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Based on its recent analysis of the wound care dressing market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes OSNovative Systems Inc. with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership. The company's self-adaptive...

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. Granted a Chinese Patent for its Unique Expandable XPEDT Pedicle Screw System

June 16, 2014 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI), a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative expandable devices for spine surgery, is pleased to announce the grant of a Chinese patent for its XPEDT System...

Hill-Rom Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire TRUMPF Medical

June 16, 2014 6:27 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase TRUMPF Medical, the medical unit of the privately held TRUMPF Group, for approximately $250 million in cash.  The transaction is expected to close late...

Spinal Fusion Market worth $6,982 Million by 2020

June 15, 2014 12:23 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Researcher estimates that the spinal fusion market in 2013 was valued at $4,775m across the 10 regions covered in this report, which include the United States (US), France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom (UK), Japan, Brazil, India...

Convergent Dental’s Solea Wins Gold Medical Design Excellence Award

June 13, 2014 4:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device and technology company, announced that Solea was chosen as the Gold winner in the 17 th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition’s “Dental Instruments, Equipment and Supplies...

Nanoscale Composites Improve MRI

June 13, 2014 2:41 pm | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease. Scientists at Rice University and The Methodist Hospital Research...

Could Wireless Replace Wearables?

June 13, 2014 2:23 pm | by Adam Conner-Simons, CSAIL | News | Comments

These days there's perhaps no hotter tech topic than wearable sensors. Earlier this month, for instance, Apple announced a new “Health Kit” app for smartphones that tracks a person's health. But events such as Fitbit's recent recall of...

Why Aren't Product Designers Considering Activity Trackers for Older Adults?

June 13, 2014 2:07 pm | by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society | News | Comments

Commercially available activity-monitoring apps, Web sites, and wearable devices allow for easy self-management of health and wellness. This technology may be particularly helpful for older adults, who can improve their cognitive function...

CDRH on Track to Improve Device Submission Review Process

June 13, 2014 2:00 pm | by Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., Director – Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA | Blogs | Comments

FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is committed to speeding innovative new medical devices to market and to improving the efficiency of our device submission review process. That’s critical for patients getting access...

Breaking Down the Regulation of LDTs: FDA Jurisdiction

June 13, 2014 1:54 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I reported on a letter that Bradley M. Thompson, JD, and James A. Boiani, JD, attorneys at Epstein Becker Green, recently sent to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. The attorneys sent this letter on behalf of the... 

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