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Molecular Diagnostics Are Leading the Way to Personalized, Precision Medicine

April 9, 2014 11:47 am | by The Society for Women’s Health Research | News | Comments

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), the leading voice on research into the biological sex differences between women and men, is proud to announce a public awareness campaign focused on “Transforming Science: Innovations in Molecular...

Toward a Faster, More Accurate Way to Diagnose Stroke

April 9, 2014 11:45 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

When someone suffers from a stroke, a silent countdown begins. A fast diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. So scientists are working on a new blood test that one day could rapidly confirm whether someone...

This ‘Electronic Skin’ Will Revolutionize Medicine

April 9, 2014 11:15 am | by Allegra Sparta, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

It’s as thin as a temporary tattoo, but you definitely won’t get one in a cereal box. The creators of this “electronic skin” say that the technology could “one day aid patients with movement disorders or epilepsy.” It’s the first of its...

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Photos of the Day: 'Electronic Skin' Can Store and Deliver Medicine

April 9, 2014 11:13 am | by University of Texas in Austin | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Texas in Austin have developed a wearable device known as “electronic skin” that can store and transmit data and release drugs into the skin. The device is a bit like an electronic parfait — layers of...

Strategic Partnership to Bring Innovative Healthcare Cloud Technology to Laboratories

April 9, 2014 11:01 am | by Beckman Coulter Inc. | News | Comments

hc1.com, the Healthcare Relationship Cloud company, and Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, a global leader in developing clinical diagnostic products that help advance and optimize the laboratory, announced a strategic partnership to deliver innovative...

New Report Rates Opportunities in the United States IVD Market

April 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Advanced flow cytometry and microbiology tests will provide more opportunity for manufacturers than POC tests or clinical chemistry test products sold in the United States, according to Kalorama Information. Kalorama made the finding...

Researchers Develop New Tool to Check Cells’ ‘Batteries’

April 8, 2014 3:50 pm | by University of Virginia | News | Comments

Under the microscope, they glow like streetlights, forming tidy rows that follow the striations of muscle tissue. They are mitochondria – the powerhouses of cells – and researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have created...

Hybrid Technology Could Make Star Trek-Style Tricorder a Reality

April 8, 2014 3:42 pm | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Southampton are aiming to develop a handheld testing device to provide same day diagnosis from a patient’s bedside. In the fictional Star-Trek universe, the tricorder was used to remotely scan patients for...

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Roche Acquires IQuum to Strengthen Offerings in Molecular Diagnostics

April 8, 2014 11:32 am | by Roche | News | Comments

Roche has announced the acquisition of IQuum, Inc. based in Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. IQuum is a privately held company focused on developing point of care offerings for the molecular diagnostics market. Under the terms of the agreement...

Using Google Glass to Map the Future of Medical Testing

April 8, 2014 11:19 am | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

A team of researchers at UCLA has transformed Google Glass into a powerful, wearable medical testing laboratory. Aydogan Ozcan and his team developed an application that reads dozens of different types of diagnostic tests for malaria, prostate...

Groundbreaking AtomoRapid HIV selected as Finalist in 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards

April 8, 2014 9:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

For the second year in a row, ide's innovative and world-class product design has been recognised at the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). The AtomoRapid HIV is one of three finalists in the In Vitro Diagnostic Products and...

Boston Scientific's Endoscopic Ultrasound Needle Is for Use During Fine Needle Aspiration Procedures

April 7, 2014 6:31 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE Mark approval in Europe for the Expect™ Slimline (SL) Needle, which is now globally available for Endoscopic Ultrasound-Fine Needle...

App Tackles Problem of ‘Glue Ear’ in Children

April 7, 2014 11:59 am | by Aston University | News | Comments

The main cause of temporary childhood deafness in young children is ‘glue ear’, which is prevalent during colder months. Known medically as otitis media with effusion, ‘glue ear’ is associated with a build-up of fluid in the middle ear. Around one...

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Blood Test Could Provide Rapid, Accurate Method of Detecting Solid Cancers

April 7, 2014 11:21 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | News | Comments

A blood sample could one day be enough to diagnose many types of solid cancers, or to monitor the amount of cancer in a patient's body and responses to treatment. Previous versions of the approach, which relies on monitoring levels of tumor...

Bio-Rad's Droplet Digital PCR Technology Highlighted at the 2014 AACR Annual Meeting

April 7, 2014 11:08 am | by Bio-Rad | News | Comments

Helping doctors monitor their melanoma patients' progress in response to treatment is just one of the many exciting applications of Bio-Rad's Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) technology being showcased at the 2014 American Association for Cancer Research...

New Method for Prostate Cancer Detection can Save Millions of Men Painful Examination

April 7, 2014 10:58 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

Each year prostate tissue samples are taken from over a million men around the world – in most cases using 12 large biopsy needles – to check whether they have prostate cancer. This medical procedure, which was recently described by an American urology...

Personal Touch Signature Makes Mobile Devices More Secure

April 7, 2014 10:38 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Passwords, gestures and fingerprint scans are all helpful ways to keep a thief from unlocking and using a cell phone or tablet. Cybersecurity researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have gone a step further. They’ve developed...

Installation of World's First High-Field MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System

April 7, 2014 10:27 am | by Elekta | News | Comments

Elekta, Royal Philips and University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht (the Netherlands) announced today that the initial components of the world's first high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system are being installed...

New Standard for Precision and Accuracy in Blood Glucose Measurement Technologies

April 7, 2014 10:01 am | by TecMed Inc. | News | Comments

TecMed, Inc. has announced that its optical measurement IP has set a new standard in blood glucose measurement technologies. TecMed’s IP is reported to have the greatest precision in the measurement of blood glucose, and other chiral molecules...

Auxogyn Announces Exclusive License Agreement for Eeva Test

April 7, 2014 9:56 am | by Auxogyn | News | Comments

Auxogyn, Inc., a company dedicated to advancing women’s reproductive health, today announced an exclusive license agreement with Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany which operates as EMD Serono...

Medicare Reimbursement for IVDs Gets an Upgrade

April 7, 2014 9:12 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last Tuesday, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (H.R. 4302) that averted cuts to Medicare physician payments. (The Senate approved the bill the day before by a 64-35 vote, and the House of...   

Calgary Scientific Receives FDA Clearance for Mobile Diagnosis on all Modalities

April 7, 2014 8:22 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 their latest Class II clearance from the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The leading...

5 Takeaways from Conversations with Leading Providers at HIMSS

April 4, 2014 12:36 pm | by Lindsay Sanchez, Citrix | Blogs | Comments

The HIMSS conference attracted 38,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors this year; an indication of the role HIT is predicted to play in healthcare transformation. However, the breadth of technologies displayed made you wonder how providers...

Scientist Developing Materials, Electronics that Dissolve when Triggered

April 4, 2014 11:09 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

A medical device, once its job is done, could harmlessly melt away inside a person’s body. Or, a military device could collect and send its data and then dissolve away, leaving no trace of an intelligence mission. Or, an environmental sensor...

Photos of the Day: Stretchable, Stick-On Patient Monitoring Patch

April 4, 2014 11:00 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring. The new device was developed by John A. Rogers of Illinois and Yonggang...

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