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Quantum Probe Enhances Sensitivity of Biomedical Devices

October 8, 2014 11:09 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Michigan have demonstrated a technique based on the quantum properties of atoms that directly links measurements of electric field strength to the...

Rubber Lab-on-a-Chip Could Revolutionize Cancer Diagnosis

October 8, 2014 10:17 am | by University of Kansas | News | Comments

Scientists have been laboring to detect cancer and a host of other diseases in people using promising new biomarkers called "exosomes." Indeed, Popular Science magazine named exosome-based cancer diagnostics one of the 20 breakthroughs that...

Moving Toward a Whole-Eye Transplantation

October 8, 2014 10:08 am | by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | News | Comments

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers have been awarded $1.25 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to fund two projects that aim to establish the groundwork for the nation's first whole-eye transplantation program...

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Detecting Colon Cancer Earlier

October 8, 2014 9:50 am | by Université du Luxembourg | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have identified potential new ways to test for the first signs of one of the most deadly types of cancer: colorectal cancer. They have found new “biomarkers”: molecules whose increased presence or...

From Wearables to Implantables to…What’s Next?

October 8, 2014 9:39 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Some time has passed since the Apple announcement of the company’s “iWatch” (at least as of the time I’m writing this) and all the pomp and circumstance that goes along with it. Unfortunately, from the mobile healthcare aspect, it was underwhelming...

Precise Welding for Dental Applicators

October 8, 2014 8:30 am | by Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. | Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. | Articles | Comments

In medical part production often different materials have to be joined, like amorphous polystyrol (PS) and semi-crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in this new dental applicator for treating caries at an early stage. Ultrasonic welding...

Glucose Control - Both a Challenge and an Opportunity in MedTech

October 8, 2014 8:30 am | by Emily L. Cross, Ph.D, Director of Media and Communication, TecMed, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

In a 2009 educational presentation Dr. Alia Rizvi, a medical scholar-practitioner from the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine reported that glucose control in the hospital, in-patient outcomes, and overall cost of patient care...

Unique Device Identifier Compliance Solution

October 8, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | QAD | Product Releases | Comments

QAD Inc. announced today it has developed a solution for medical device manufacturers to help meet the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) rules as required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA issued a rule to establish a system...

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Easy Recipe to Make Bone and Cartilage

October 7, 2014 10:39 am | by The Company of Biologists | News | Comments

Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Monash University and RIKEN Centre for Developmental Biology have used a combination of small molecules to generate mouse cells that can form bone and cartilage...

Developing Devices that Facilitate Regenerative Medicine

October 7, 2014 10:35 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Deep within the bone marrow resides a type of cells known as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). These immature cells can differentiate into cells that produce bone, cartilage, fat, or muscle — a trait that scientists have tried to exploit for tissue...

Unique App Uses Health Records to Assess Heart Disease Risk

October 7, 2014 10:30 am | by Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science | News | Comments

Although cardiovascular disease is largely avoidable through lifestyle modifications, it remains the nation’s number one cause of death. While annual wellness exams offer physicians the chance to advise patients on modifying cardiac risk...

Predicting Risk of Heart Failure in Kidney Disease Patients

October 7, 2014 10:04 am | by American Society of Nephrology (ASN) | News | Comments

Two blood markers are strongly linked with the development of heart failure in individuals with mild to severe kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN)...

New Device Can Slow, Reverse Heart Failure

October 7, 2014 9:58 am | by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | News | Comments

A new, implantable device to control heart failure is showing promising results in the first trial to determine safety and effectiveness in patients, according to lead researcher Dr. William Abraham of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical...

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Standardizing the Alzheimer's Blood Test

October 7, 2014 9:46 am | by UNT Health Science Center | News | Comments

The first standardized guidelines for the collection of blood to test for early Alzheimer's disease have been established by an international working group led by UNT Health Science Center. These guidelines are needed before the blood test...

RNAscope Diagnostic Test for B-Cell Lymphoma

October 7, 2014 9:40 am | by Advanced Cell Diagnostics | News | Comments

Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD), a global technology and market leader in in situ nucleic acid detection for life science research and clinical diagnostics, has been awarded a two-year, $1.4 million grant from National Cancer Institute...

New MedTech Innovations to Face Significant Reimbursement Challenges

October 7, 2014 9:31 am | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

A new study by the Analysis Group shows that private insurers are rapidly adopting new provider payment models – including pay-for-performance and financial risk-sharing arrangements – and tightening coverage evidence requirements for new...

A Strong Adhesive Alternative to Stitches

October 7, 2014 9:22 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

The increasing reliability and versatility of adhesive approaches, and the growing need for better alternatives to surgical suturing and stapling, are ushering in a new era of wound repair devices that could one day replace stitches, according...

Drug Delivery Devices that Reward Medication Adherence

October 7, 2014 9:14 am | by MSL Group | News | Comments

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. and HealthPrize Technologies, LLC today announced a strategic collaboration to integrate HealthPrize's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) medication adherence and patient engagement platform with West's...

Patient Monitoring Market Nears 30 Billion

October 7, 2014 9:05 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

The global advanced patient monitoring market is currently worth about $29.7 billion, up 7% from last year, according to Kalorama Information. The market research firm specializing in diagnostics and medical devices says that the industry...

The Rising Global Market for Joint Reconstruction and Replacement

October 7, 2014 9:00 am | by BCC Research | News | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report, Joint Reconstruction and Replacement: Materials, Technologies, and Global Markets, the global market for joint reconstruction and replacement is expected to increase to nearly $16.2 billion...

Ramifications of UDI Requirements

October 7, 2014 8:30 am | by Craig Jones, VP Global Supports Services, PRISYM ID | Blogs | Comments

The implications of product recall are well understood, and they serve as an operational driver for a change of approach. But there are regulatory maneuvers afoot too. The phased introduction of Unique Device Identification (UDI) requirements...

Apps for the Health Sector

October 7, 2014 8:30 am | by Anne Meerboth-Maltz, Messe Düsseldorf North America | Articles | Comments

How good are the apps for our smartphones and tablet PCs when it comes to health? What constitutes a good mini application in this field? Those are questions experts will discuss at the MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM within the scope of the world’s...

Identifying the Brain’s Role in High Blood Pressure

October 6, 2014 2:32 pm | by University of Maryland Medical Center | News | Comments

New research by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and the Ottawa Heart Institute has uncovered a new pathway by which the brain uses an unusual steroid to control blood pressure. The study, which also suggests...

Custom Made Droplets for Diagnostics

October 6, 2014 2:26 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT researchers have developed a new way of creating surfaces on which droplets of any desired shape can spontaneously form. They say this approach could lead to new biomedical assay devices and LED display screens, among other applications...

FDA Invents: How Technology Transfer Gets FDA Inventions from Lab to Marketplace

October 6, 2014 2:18 pm | by Alice Welch, Ph.D, Director — Technology Transfer Program, FDA | Blogs | Comments

If you think the term “government invention” is an oxymoron — well, think again. You may be surprised to learn that many of the breakthrough technologies that shape our lives today are the brainchildren of government researchers — including those...

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