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Ultrasound Device May Aid in Detecting Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

April 24, 2014 10:08 am | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack...

BD Launches New Point-of-Care System for HIV/AIDS Patients

April 24, 2014 9:26 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical...

Airport Security-Style Technology Could Help Doctors Decide on Stroke Treatment

April 23, 2014 2:07 pm | by Imperial College of London | News | Comments

A new computer program could help doctors predict which patients might suffer potentially fatal...

Scientists Observe Brain Activity in Real Time

April 23, 2014 12:02 pm | by Stanford University | News | Comments

A Stanford Bio-X team of scientists invented tools for watching mice brain nerves send signals...

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New Patenting Guidelines Are Needed for Biotechnology

April 23, 2014 11:51 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Biotechnology scientists must be aware of the broad patent landscape and push for new patent and licensing guidelines, according to a new paper from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Published in the current issue of the...

Collaboration Developing Hi-Res Camera for Oral Cancer Detection

April 23, 2014 11:19 am | by Roswell Park Cancer Institute | News | Comments

Biomedical, Inc., a leader in biophotonic diagnostics, is working with Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) to further enhance its flagship Zenascope product by adding a high-resolution camera to the system. The new device, designated the...

New Technique Can Monitor a Protein’s Subcellular Travels

April 23, 2014 11:07 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

In science, “simple and accessible detection methods that can rapidly screen a large cell population with the resolution of a single cell inside that population has been seriously lacking,” said Virginia Tech chemical engineer Chang Lu. In the Royal...

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Diagnosing in Earth’s Low Orbit

April 23, 2014 10:45 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

A new medical-testing device is being prepped to enter the battle against infectious disease. This instrument could improve diagnosis of certain diseases in remote areas, thanks in part to knowledge gained from a series of investigations...

Microbiology and Advanced Tests Rank Highest in U.S.

April 23, 2014 10:11 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Microbiology and advanced tests make up the best markets for IVD companies operating in the United States, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher recently computed opportunity metrics based on its new report...

EKF Diagnostics Acquires Selah Genomics and DiaSpect Medical

April 23, 2014 9:10 am | by EKF Diagnostics | News | Comments

EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics business, announces that it has acquired Selah Genomics, Inc. and DiaSpect Medical AB. Sweden based DiaSpect manufactures desktop hemoglobin analyzers, whilst Selah, of South Carolina is a...

Tracking Oxygen in the Body

April 22, 2014 11:59 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Unlike healthy cells, cancer cells thrive when deprived of oxygen. Tumors in low-oxygen environments tend to be more resistant to therapy and spread more aggressively to other parts of the body. Measuring tumors’ oxygen levels could help...

Gold Nanoparticles Help Target Breast Cancer Gene Segments in Living Cell

April 22, 2014 11:41 am | by Natalie van Hoose, Purdue University | News | Comments

Purdue University researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA. A team led by Joseph Irudayaraj, professor of agricultural and biological...

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Cloaked DNA Nanodevices Survive Pilot Mission

April 22, 2014 10:04 am | by Wyss Institute | News | Comments

It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. Now scientists at Harvard's Wyss Institute for...   

Luoxis Awarded Health Canada Approval for RedoxSYS™ Diagnostic System

April 22, 2014 8:26 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has announced that its subsidiary Luoxis, an in vitro diagnostics company, has obtained Health Canada Class II Medical Device approval for its RedoxSYS™ Diagnostic System, the company's blood-based platform for...

Powering the Next Generation of Medical Breakthroughs with In-Memory Computing

April 21, 2014 3:53 pm | by Nikita Ivanov, Co-founder and CTO, GridGain | Blogs | Comments

The amount of data and number of sources that can be drawn to inform medical design is expanding exponentially. In addition to the explosion of web-based information, sensor-based wearable medical devices offer a treasure trove of health...

Hardware-Based Solutions Counter Medical Device Security Concerns

April 21, 2014 2:26 pm | by Nelson Quintana, Director of Marketing, Renesas Electronics America Inc. | Renesas Electronics Corporation | Articles | Comments

The rapid growth of personal healthcare and medical products has focused renewed attention on the security of underlying device hardware and software. Ensuring authorized use and protecting critical data within these devices depends on deep...

NeuroPro Bases New EEG Monitoring on imec Technology

April 21, 2014 12:20 pm | by imec | News | Comments

NeuroPro, a developer of innovative solutions for capture, analysis and visualization of brain signal data for medical and non-medical applications, today announced a novel electroencephalogram (EEG) headset, NeuroTrail, at the conference...

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MRI, On a Molecular Scale

April 21, 2014 11:21 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

For decades, scientists have used techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMR) to gain invaluable insight into the atomic structure of molecules, but such efforts have long been hampered by the fact...

Roche Ups Its Ante in Molecular POC Testing

April 21, 2014 9:59 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last week, Roche Diagnostics (Indianapolis) announced its acquisition of IQuum Inc. (Marlborough, MA), a privately held company that develops point-of-care (POC) test systems for the molecular diagnostics market. Under the terms of the deal...

Commercial Instrument to Isolate and Treat Circulating Tumor Cells

April 21, 2014 9:00 am | by DeNovo Sciences | News | Comments

This newly developed technology is the first of its kind where Circulating Tumor Cells (CTC) are isolated and treated with Immunochemistry, DNA FISH, mRNA FISH, and PCR chemistries on the manual JETTA100 instrument. The JETTA100 is the precursor...

Biomarker Test Kit Predicts Patients' Response to Drugs

April 21, 2014 7:32 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd., a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, announced today it has signed an agreement with Smart Assays to develop a commercial biomarker...

Credit-Card-Sized Anthrax Detector

April 18, 2014 9:57 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper. Bacillus anthracis, the bacteria that causes anthrax, is commonly ...

Crowdfunding and 3D Printing for Vital Signs Monitoring

April 17, 2014 4:30 pm | by Alyssa Parkinson, Marketing Communications Specialist, Solid Concepts Inc. | Solid Concepts Inc. | Articles | Comments

Scanadu emerges with the largest step in home healthcare innovation since the thermometer, championing an elite field of medical device companies utilizing crowdfunding and early 3D printing. This article features an interview with Walter...

Top Ten (+1) Disposables Outsourcing Vendor Tips that Save Money

April 17, 2014 3:40 pm | by Donald J. Dobert, President, ATL Medical-Pharmaceutical | ATL (Ad Tape & Label) | Blogs | Comments

Follow these eleven tips. They will save you heartache, frustration, and money. 1. Clearly define your needs and the function of the product. Your vendor may be able to suggest cost efficient ways to improve product quality and lower unit...

Poop-Powered Diagnostics for Liver Condition in Newborns

April 17, 2014 3:11 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Fecal color and consistency are well-known markers of digestive health in both children and adults, but paying attention to a newborn’s shade of poop can be a decided lifesaver in babies born with the rare, liver-ravaging disorder biliary...

New Technique Detects Microscopic Diabetes-Related Eye Damage

April 17, 2014 10:55 am | by Indiana University | News | Comments

Indiana University researchers have detected new early-warning signs of the potential loss of sight associated with diabetes. This discovery could have far-reaching implications for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, potentially...

ResolutionMD First to Receive CFDA Certification for Web and Mobile Diagnosis in China

April 17, 2014 8:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Calgary Scientific Inc., a company known for creating transformative technology for the medical industry and beyond, announced today that ResolutionMD is first to receive certification from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for...

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...

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