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App-t Development for Next Generation Healthcare

April 16, 2014 2:38 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

I am a recent addition to the “smartphone revolution.” While I never doubted the usefulness of these devices, I was simply steadfast in holding out for a reduction in data rates. I figured that with more users adopting smartphones, eventually...

New Tech Could Lead to Night Vision Contact Lenses

April 16, 2014 2:28 pm | by Kate McAlpine, University of Michigan | News | Comments

An ultrathin light detector that can sense wavelengths our eyes can't see has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens, its University of Michigan developers say. Heat or thermal vision, one variety of night vision...

Smartphone Apps Remind Patients to Take Their Meds

April 16, 2014 2:13 pm | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Medicine only helps if you take it properly. And adhering to an exact schedule of what to take, and when, can be challenging for patients who are forgetful or need to take several medications. Doctors warn about the consequences and urge...

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The Key to Easy Asthma Diagnosis Is in the Blood

April 16, 2014 2:10 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Using just a single drop of blood, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has developed a faster, cheaper and more accurate tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma. This handheld technology — which takes advantage of a...

Medline Acquires Key Spine Surgery Technology from Amendia

April 16, 2014 11:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

To help meet the healthcare industry’s growing demand for comprehensive solutions for cervical spine procedures, Medline Industries, Inc. today announced it has acquired the anterior cervical fusion distraction pin business from Amendia, a...

Potential Use of Google Glass in Surgical Settings

April 16, 2014 11:23 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

An article recently published in the International Journal of Surgery shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training. Personal portable information technology is advancing...

GS1 Healthcare Releases UDI Implementation Guideline

April 16, 2014 11:17 am | by GS1 Healthcare | News | Comments

GS1 Healthcare US has published an implementation guideline for using GS1 Standards to address the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new regulation for Unique Device Identification (UDI). The guideline, titled “Using the GS1 System for FDA..

iPad App to Help Children Affected by Non-verbal Autism

April 16, 2014 11:08 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

SPEAKall!, an iPad application developed at Purdue University that facilitates communication and language development for children and families affected by severe, non-verbal autism, has been adopted for use at speech and language clinics...

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Photos of the Day: Commercializing 3D Printed Organs

April 16, 2014 10:56 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

A University of Oxford spin-out, OxSyBio, will develop 3D printing techniques to produce tissue-like synthetic materials for wound healing and drug delivery. In the longer term the company aims to print synthetic tissues for organ repair...

University Spin-Out Aims to 3D Print Synthetic Tissues, Organs

April 16, 2014 10:53 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

A University of Oxford spin-out, OxSyBio, will develop 3D printing techniques to produce tissue-like synthetic materials for wound healing and drug delivery. In the longer term the company aims to print synthetic tissues for organ repair...

EKF’s Lactate Scout+ Analyzer Delivers Cutting-Edge Benefits in Sports Science

April 16, 2014 10:51 am | by EKF Diagnostics | News | Comments

Following the recent launch of its new Lactate Scout+ analyzer incorporating hematocrit compensation, EKF Diagnostics, the global diagnostics business, is seeing an increasing interest from a broad range of users in both sports and medical...

Applied Silicone Launches Adhesive Gels for Scar Management

April 16, 2014 10:36 am | by Applied Silicone | News | Comments

Applied Silicone Corporation, a global supplier of long-term implantable silicones for the medical device and critical healthcare market, introduces medical grade silicone Adhesive Gels optimized for scar management products.  Traditional methods...

Comprehensive Solution to EMS Industry with New Composites Application

April 16, 2014 10:30 am | by The Composites Group | News | Comments

The Composites Group (TCG) and its three business units, Quantum Composites, Premix and Hadlock Plastics, have collaborated with Ferno EMS in creating the new iN∫X (pronounced "in-ex") Integrated Patient Transport and Loading System—the next...

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FDA Approval for New Defibrillators and Heart Failure Devices

April 16, 2014 10:17 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received FDA approval for its latest generation of defibrillators and heart failure devices designed to advance patient care. The newly approved devices include the DYNAGEN MINI and INOGEN MINI ICDs, as well as...

Preliminary Injunction Against Guidezilla Catheter Vacated by Federal Circuit

April 16, 2014 10:09 am | by Vascular Solutions | News | Comments

Vascular Solutions, Inc. announced that a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today vacated the preliminary injunction that was previously issued by the District Court for the District of Minnesota effective...

IQuum Deal Gives Roche Turnkey Entry Into Molecular POC Testing Market

April 16, 2014 9:55 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Kalorama Information says Roche is saving time and gaining market potential with its recent acquisition of testmaker IQuum. According to the healthcare market research publisher, the $450 million deal comes in the wake of a similarly minded...

FDA Seeks Comment on Proposed Health IT Strategy that Aims to Promote Innovation

April 15, 2014 2:28 pm | by Bakul Patel, Senior Policy Advisor, CDRH | Blogs | Comments

Health information technology (IT) offers many benefits to the American people and health care providers. Health IT products, technologies and services can prevent medical errors, improve efficiency and health care quality, reduce costs...

DNA Alternative to Pap Smear Sparks Medical Debate

April 15, 2014 1:53 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear. The new...

Researching the Use of Google Glass to Help People with Parkinson's

April 15, 2014 12:28 pm | by Newcastle University | Videos | Comments

A team from the University's Digital Interaction research group in Culture Lab have been working with Google Glass to see how the technology can be used to help people with Parkinson's disease. Find out how Glass is being used in the project...

Google Glass Puts the Focus on Parkinson's

April 15, 2014 12:25 pm | by Newcastle University | News | Comments

The next generation of wearable computing is being trialed for the first time to evaluate its potential to support people with Parkinson’s. Experts at Newcastle University are investigating Google Glass as an assistive aid to help people with...

Simple Test in the Ambulance Saves Lives After Heart Attack

April 15, 2014 12:04 pm | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

A new study from the University of Surrey, published today in the journal Heart, has identified a positive link between the survival of heart attack patients and the use of an electrocardiogram (ECG), by ambulance crews. Researchers, funded...

Researchers Transplant Regenerated Esophagus

April 15, 2014 11:58 am | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

Tissue engineering has been used to construct natural oesophagi, which in combination with bone marrow stem cells have been safely and effectively transplanted in rats. The study, published in Nature Communications, shows that the transplanted...

Targeting Cancer with a Triple Threat

April 15, 2014 11:49 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Delivering chemotherapy drugs in nanoparticle form could help reduce side effects by targeting the drugs directly to the tumors. In recent years, scientists have developed nanoparticles that deliver one or two chemotherapy drugs, but it has...

COSMED Device Technology in the White House Wellness Center

April 15, 2014 11:37 am | by COSMED | News | Comments

The White House Medical Unit Wellness Center has been modeled following the successful deployment of the Army Wellness Centers in the US Army bases nationally and internationally. The Army Wellness Centers are part of the Health Promotion...

Photos of the Day: COSMED Infiltrates the White House

April 15, 2014 11:29 am | by COSMED | News | Comments

The White House Medical Unit Wellness Center provides the same prevention and health enhancement programs created for the Army Wellness Centers to the First Family and White House executives and staffs. The Wellness Center programs will be...

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