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How to CE Mark Your Product

March 13, 2014 4:37 pm | by Newbury Electronics | White Papers

The CE Marking process tends to be complicated and time consuming. This white paper offers straight forward and easy to understand steps to successful CE marking. From this guide you will learn; why CE marking is easier than you think, an 11...

Earlier Detection of Cancer

March 13, 2014 3:30 pm | by Muneesh Tewari, Univ. of Michigan, and George Karlin-Neumann, Director of Scientific Affairs, Bio-Rad's Digital Biology Center | Articles | Comments

Finding treatments for advanced stage cancer isn’t easy. Therefore, early detection methods are paramount in the fight against the disease. Motivated by the opportunity to intervene as early as possible in the course of cancer, Dr. Muneesh...

China in Your Hands: Grasping the Potential of Emerging Markets

March 13, 2014 3:23 pm | by Vince Postill, SVP of Global Business Development, PrisymID | Blogs | Comments

In 2011, China officially became the third biggest pharmaceutical market in the world – almost 50% bigger than fourth-placed Germany. Brazil, meanwhile, overtook mature European markets such as the UK, Italy and Spain, to climb to sixth place...

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DNA Cages for Drug Delivery

March 13, 2014 2:22 pm | by Wyss Institute | News | Comments

Move over, nanotechnologists, and make room for the biggest of the small. Scientists at the Harvard's Wyss Institute have built a set of self-assembling DNA cages one-tenth as wide as a bacterium. The structures are some of the largest and...

Technology Depicts Patients’ Optimal Body Position to Aid Caregivers in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

March 13, 2014 2:08 pm | by Wellsense | News | Comments

According to a new study published in The American Journal of Critical Care, “Continuous Bedside Pressure Mapping and Rates of Hospital-Associated Pressure Ulcers in a Medical Intensive Care Unit,” continuous bedside pressure mapping (CBPM)...

FDA Approves First ICD to be Evaluated in US Clinical Trials for Use in MRIs

March 13, 2014 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical devices, announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expansion of BIOTRONIK’s ongoing ProMRI trial. The new phase of the trial (Phase C) will study...

Study: AQUACEL Cover Dressing Could Save U.S. Health System $375 Million Annually

March 13, 2014 11:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

A large study of infections following knee and hip replacement surgery found that the use of AQUACEL Ag SURGICAL cover dressing reduced post-operative joint infections by 76 percent, which study investigators estimate could save the U.S...

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...

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Heat-Based Technique Offers New Way to Measure Microscopic Particles

March 13, 2014 11:14 am | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new heat-based technique for counting and measuring the size of microscopic particles. The technique is less expensive than light-based techniques and can be used on a wider array of materials than electricity...

Scientists ‘Herd’ Cells in New Approach to Tissue Engineering

March 13, 2014 11:05 am | by Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley | News | Comments

Researchers at UC Berkeley found that an electrical current can be used to orchestrate the flow of a group of cells, an achievement that could establish the basis for more controlled forms of tissue engineering and for potential applications...

Photos of the Day: Worldwide Spending on Healthcare (Infographic)

March 13, 2014 10:42 am | by Emergo Group | News | Comments

The charts show the total global spending on healthcare in 2011 according to data compiled by the World Health Organization. They also show the growth in healthcare spending from 2001 to 2011 and in the regional share major economies in the...

U.S. Vascular Access Device Market Will Surpass $2 Billion by 2022

March 13, 2014 10:36 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that the United States vascular access device market will grow moderately to reach a value surpassing $2 billion by 2022. Market expansion will be supported by rising adoption of premium-priced safety and... 

Boston Scientific Receives CE Mark Approval for REBEL Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System

March 12, 2014 7:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Continuing to advance leading stent technology, Boston Scientific Corporation has received CE Mark approval for the REBEL Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the company's latest generation bare metal stent for the treatment of coronary...

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Roche's HPV Test Recommended as Primary Screening Tool for Detection of Cervical Cancer

March 12, 2014 7:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Roche has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Microbiology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee recommended unanimously that the benefits of the cobas HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Test as a first...

The Pulse: Growing Stem Cells on a Chia Pet

March 12, 2014 4:39 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re making heart models for fewer recalls, taking vital signs with an iPhone, tracking activities with Moov, and finding a new way to grow stem cells ...             

A Precision Attack on Cancer

March 12, 2014 4:04 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Most cancer patients receive one or more of the frontline chemotherapy drugs that have been discovered over the past 50 years. These drugs are often effective but have major drawbacks, including severe side effects and ...     

3D-Printed Bone & Tissue Scaffolds

March 12, 2014 3:20 pm | by Paul Kovach, University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (MIRM) are proposing that if 3D printers, or additive manufacturing, can produce ...      

Infection Leading Cause of Failed Prosthetic Knee Joints

March 12, 2014 3:04 pm | by Kristina Goel, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | News | Comments

The number of total knee replacement (TKR) procedures continues to climb, as does the number of revision total knee replacement (RTKR) surgeries. Researchers used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) to evaluate the cause of ...   

Surface Characteristics Influence Cellular Growth on Semiconductor Material

March 12, 2014 2:59 pm | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Changing the texture and surface characteristics of a semiconductor material at the nanoscale can influence the way that neural cells grow on the material. The finding stems from ...          

Capsule SmartLinx Medical Device Information System Enables More Meaningful Patient Interaction and Faster Intervention

March 12, 2014 11:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Capsule Tech, Inc., the leading global provider of medical device integration solutions, today announced that it will feature its Capsule SmartLinx Medical Device Information System (MDIS), at the American Organization of Nursing Executives...

Smith & Nephew DYONICS PLAN Brings First-of-Its-Kind, Individualized Surgical Planning to Hip Arthroscopy

March 12, 2014 10:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, will launch its DYONICS PLAN Hip Impingement Planning System at this week's American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in New Orleans. Unlike standard imaging...

DSM Partners with Sayan Orthopaedics Ltd. for the Use of Dyneema Purity Fiber in Device for Trauma Treatment

March 12, 2014 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | DSM | News | Comments

DSM, a global leader in biomedical materials science and regenerative medicine, today announced a partnership with Sayan Orthopaedics. Sayan will use DSM’s Dyneema Purity fiber in a trauma treatment device, having a combination of different...

Photos of the Day: First Ever Endoscopic Valve Replacement

March 12, 2014 10:26 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

Endoscopic surgery is already used by cardiovascular surgeons for procedures such as atrial septal defect repair and coronary artery bypass grafting. Now, Surgeons in France have ...          

FDA Approves Electric Headband to Prevent Migraine

March 12, 2014 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a nerve-stimulating headband as the first medical device to prevent migraine headaches. Agency officials said the device provides ...          

First Human Totally Endoscopic Aortic Valve Replacements Reported

March 12, 2014 9:56 am | by Nicole Baritot, American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

Surgeons in France have successfully replaced the aortic valve in two patients without opening the chest during surgery. The procedure, using totally endoscopic aortic valve replacement (TEAVR), shows potential for improving quality of life of ...

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