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Sensor to Help Optimize Fit of Prosthetics

October 14, 2014 3:29 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

As an amputee walks on a prosthetic leg during the day, the natural fluid in the leg shifts and the muscles shrink slightly. Now imagine the problem that poses for the fit of the prosthesis. There’s a growing need for a solution. The national...

FDA Approved Software Solution Offers Efficient Monitoring of Lung Cancer Treatment

October 14, 2014 3:15 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Columbia University’s imaging software that facilitates 3D lung tumor segmentation, licensed to Varian Medical Systems, has been incorporated into the Smart Segmentation module of Varian’s Eclipse treatment planning system and has received FDA...

Experimental Test Reveals Sinus Problems as Allergic, Viral or Bacterial Issue

October 14, 2014 3:09 pm | by Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science | News | Comments

It’s that time of the year where a perfect storm of fall allergies and cold and flu season will send hordes of sniffling sneezing sufferers to the doctor’s office. Currently, physicians don’t have a quick way to tell if sinus problems are allergic, viral...

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STERIS to Acquire Synergy Health

October 14, 2014 3:02 pm | by STERIS Corporation | News | Comments

STERIS Corporation and Synergy Health, plc has announced that STERIS is commencing a "recommended offer" under U.K. law to acquire Synergy in a cash and stock transaction valued at £19.50 ($31.35) per Synergy share, or a total of approximately...

FDA Seeks to Address Cybersecurity Challenges in Medical Devices

October 14, 2014 2:39 pm | by Suzanne B. Schwartz, M.D., M.B.A., Director of Emergency Preparedness/Operations & Medical Countermeasures, CDRH | Blogs | Comments

Cyber vulnerabilities – bugs or loopholes in software codes or other unintentional access points – are a real and constant threat to our networked laptops, mobile phones, or tablets. The Heartbleed virus and security breaches at major retailers...

EyeWear Computer Assists Vision Impaired

October 14, 2014 1:09 pm | by Monash University | News | Comments

Monash researchers have scooped an award at an international symposium on wearable computers. A Monash PhD student Titus Tang and his supervisor Dr Wai Ho Li, from Monash Vision Group and the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering won the Best Paper Award...

WHO Seeks Medical Devices, Engineers to Combat Ebola

October 14, 2014 12:47 pm | by AAMI | News | Comments

The World Health Organization is issuing a call for medical devices, biomedical engineers, and “innovative health technologies” to help combat the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 people, primarily in West Africa, and rattled nerves in the United States, where one person has died...

Sharing Data Could Lead to Better Healthcare

October 14, 2014 12:13 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have been awarded a $9.2 million grant to help modernize and transform how researchers share, use, find and cite biomedical datasets. The 3-year project, a collaboration with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, is part of a federal initiative...

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Measuring Snot Stickiness in the Interest of Treating Disease

October 14, 2014 10:58 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Some people might consider mucus an icky bodily secretion best left wrapped in a tissue, but to a group of researchers, snot is an endlessly fascinating subject. The team has developed a way to use gold nanoparticles and light to measure the stickiness of the slimy substance that lines our airways...

Stents Not Found to Help Prevent Future Strokes

October 14, 2014 10:24 am | by Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care | News | Comments

The risk of having another stroke is higher if patients, after dilation of their blood vessels in the brain, not only receive clot-inhibiting drugs, but also have small tubes called stents inserted. However, studies have provided no hint of a benefit from stenting, which is also referred to...

Wearable Diagnostic Prototype for Chronic Illness Debuted at Dreamforce

October 14, 2014 9:57 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Today at the Dreamforce 2014 conference in San Francisco, Royal Philips and Nijmegen, the Netherlands-based Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) announced the debut of a prototype to support patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

For Medical Device Industry, Fewer Recalls but Further Complexity

October 14, 2014 8:30 am | by Mike Rozembajgier, Stericycle | Blogs | Comments

Product recalls happen daily across industries and geographies. While each recall event presents its own challenges, when a medical device is recalled the process involved in alerting consumers and retrieving product is quite complex. Recalls...

Automated 'Sepsis Sniffer' Enables Faster Response

October 13, 2014 4:35 pm | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

An automated early warning and response system for sepsis developed by Penn Medicine experts has resulted in a marked increase in sepsis identification and care, transfer to the ICU, and an indication of fewer deaths due to sepsis. A study assessing...

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Innovative Force-Sensing System Enables Microrobots to Study Cells

October 13, 2014 3:11 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Inexpensive microrobots capable of probing and manipulating individual cells and tissue for biological research and medical applications are closer to reality with the design of a system that senses the minute forces exerted by a robot's tiny probe. Microrobots small enough to interact with cells already exist...

Examining the Physician Office Lab Market: Growth and Reimbursement

October 13, 2014 2:49 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

According to the report, the global market for physician office laboratory (POL) diagnostics was estimated at $2.4 billion in 2014. The U.S., Europe, and Japan represent 58%, 32%, and 5% of the market, respectively. The rest of the world accounts...

Gaming Through Clinical Trials

October 13, 2014 2:41 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Recently, I saw a news piece out of Carnegie Mellon University where researchers supported the use of “video game” style trials of life science hypotheses to prevent the instance of error and fraud. Massive online laboratories would be established...

Specialized Cells Developed to Create New Blood Vessels

October 13, 2014 2:25 pm | by Indiana University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a technique to jump-start the body's systems for creating blood vessels, opening the door for potential new treatments for diseases whose impacts include amputation and blindness. The international team, led by...

New Technique Enables Accurate PET Scans

October 13, 2014 2:16 pm | by University of Eastern Finland | News | Comments

A novel technique which reduces image degradation caused by respiratory motion during a PET scan was developed in a recent study at the University of Eastern Finland. PET scanning is routinely used to detect cancer and heart conditions. The new technique is based on bioimpedance measurement...

3D-Printed Cardiovascular Model Listed as a Class 1 Medical Device

October 13, 2014 12:14 pm | by Materialise NV | News | Comments

Materialise NV has listed its 3D-printed cardiovascular HeartPrint models as a medical device in the USA and EU markets. After years of 3D printing anatomical models for educational and research purposes, the Company addressed the need for models that can assist with...

Bio-Inspired ‘Nano-Cocoons’ Offer Targeted Drug Delivery Against Cancer Cells

October 13, 2014 11:53 am | by NC State University | News | Comments

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a drug delivery system consisting of nanoscale “cocoons” made of DNA that target cancer cells and trick the cells into absorbing the cocoon before unleashing anticancer drugs. "This drug delivery...

Fiber Embedded with Silver Demonstrates 99.99% Antimicrobial Efficacy

October 13, 2014 11:52 am | by PurThread Technologies | News | Comments

The University of Arizona revealed the findings from a recent study commissioned by PurThread Technologies, Inc., on the antimicrobial capabilities of novel fabrics embedded with silver at IDWeek on Oct. 11 in Philadelphia. In the study, PurThread’s...

Biocoating Prevents Blood from Clotting on Implantables

October 13, 2014 11:42 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering | News | Comments

From joint replacements to cardiac implants and dialysis machines, medical devices enhance or save lives on a daily basis. However, any device implanted in the body or in contact with flowing blood faces two critical challenges that can threaten...

Meaghan's Minute: Helping Stroke Victims Communicate

October 13, 2014 11:31 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghans' Minute, researchers at East Tennessee State University have shown that a brain-computer interface (BCI) device can be beneficial to patients who have suffered a brainstem stroke and are experiencing “locked-in” syndrome and...

Detecting Prostate Cancer with Urine

October 13, 2014 11:15 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have identified a set of RNA molecules that are detectable in tissue samples and urine of prostate cancer patients but not in normal healthy individuals. The study sets the stage for the...

First Drug-Coated Angioplasty Balloon Catheter Approved by FDA

October 13, 2014 9:06 am | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Lutonix 035 Drug Coated Balloon Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty Catheter. This is the first drug-coated balloon used to re-open arteries in the thigh and knee when narrowed or blocked as a result of peripheral artery disease...

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