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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...

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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...

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...

April 2014 Digital Edition

April 15, 2014 10:03 am | Digital Editions | 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. Crowdfunding and 3D Printing for Vital Signs...

New Blood-based Biomarker May Predict Recurrence of Breast Cancer and Treatment Response

April 15, 2014 12:32 am | by AACR | News | Comments

A newly developed, noninvasive blood-based assay, cMethDNA, is highly sensitive and specific in detecting breast cancer recurrence early, and shows promise as a viable tool in predicting treatment outcome, according to data published in...

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Researchers Validate Early Predictor of Lethal Kidney Condition

April 14, 2014 11:44 am | by UF Health | News | Comments

Researchers have found a way to identify critically ill patients who are at risk of developing acute kidney injury — a potentially fatal and often asymptomatic condition. Their findings may be the first to validate two markers that can predict acute...

Proteomics International Biomarker Study Closer to a CDx Test for Diabetic Kidney Disease

April 14, 2014 11:42 am | by Proteomics International | News | Comments

Drug discovery company Proteomics International has completed an important milestone towards the development of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the validation of several of its protein biomarkers. The research team authenticated the...

Abbott Receives 510(k) for Test to Help Diagnose Diabetes

April 14, 2014 11:31 am | by Abbott | News | Comments

Abbott announced today that its new ARCHITECT Clinical Chemistry Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test - which can aid physicians in diagnosing and monitoring diabetes and identifying people at risk for the disease - has received 510(k) clearance...

New Technique Takes Cues from Astronomy and Ophthalmology to Sharpen Microscope Images

April 14, 2014 11:26 am | by Howard Hughes Medical Institute | News | Comments

The complexity of biology can befuddle even the most sophisticated light microscopes. Biological samples bend light in unpredictable ways, returning difficult-to-interpret information to the microscope and distorting the resulting image. New...

Inspired by a Music Box, Bioengineer Creates $5 Chemistry Set

April 14, 2014 11:16 am | by Amy Adams, Stanford University | News | Comments

The idea for this device started not with flames or even chemistry, but with a music box that Prakash's wife brought home from a gift exchange at work one Christmas. It used a tiny hand crank to pull a paper ribbon through a set of pins on...

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Photos of the Day: Music Box Microfluidics

April 14, 2014 11:14 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Manu Prakash won a contest to develop the 21st-century chemistry set. His version, based on a toy music box, is small, robust, programmable and costs $5. It can inspire young scientists and also address developing-world problems such as...

In Latest Generation of Tiny Biosensors, Size Isn't Everything

April 14, 2014 10:33 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

When it comes to nanomedicine, smaller is — surprisingly — not always better. UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science researchers have determined that the diminutive size of nanowire-based biosensors — which healthcare...

Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Business in Companion Diagnostics

April 14, 2014 9:56 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

For my occasional series of blogs examining various facets of the companion diagnostics market, I asked some of the major IVD manufacturers to share their thoughts and opinions on the current opportunities and challenges in companion...  

HeartView Devices Addressing Cardiology Needs

April 11, 2014 2:45 pm | by Holly Ingram, Medical Devices and Healthcare IT Analyst, IHS Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Aerotel has announced that their new ECG devices, the HeartView P12/8i and the HeartView 12L, have won CE Mark approval. In a mature market where the devices available to healthcare providers are already well equipped, manufacturers now...

A New Thermoelectric Generator on Glass Fabric

April 11, 2014 2:19 pm | by Lan Yoon, KAIST | News | Comments

Wearable computers or devices have been hailed as the next generation of mobile electronic gadgets, from smart watches to smart glasses to smart pacemakers. For electronics to be worn by a user, they must be light, flexible, and equipped with...

3D Printing Cancer Cells to Mimic Tumors

April 11, 2014 12:12 pm | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A group of researchers in China and the US have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumor using a 3D printer. The model, which consists of a scaffold of fibrous proteins coated in cervical cancer cells, has provided a realistic...

Top-Paid Medicare Doctors Say They Have Reasons

April 10, 2014 10:51 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Serdar Tumgoren, Associated Press | News | Comments

How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare? Explanations for Wednesday's eye-popping numbers from Medicare's massive claims database ranged from straightforward to what the government considers suspicious, as...

Philips Handheld Blood Test Shows Further Promise in Clinical Setting

April 10, 2014 10:37 am | by Philips Electronics | News | Comments

Royal Philips has completed its first field study for its Minicare handheld cardiac Troponin-I (cTn-I) blood test, demonstrating the platform’s potential to produce lab-equivalent results with finger prick samples within minutes. The...

Advances in Thick-Gauge Thermoplastic Parts for Medical Equipment Design

April 9, 2014 3:35 pm | by Del Williams, Technical Writer | Kintz Plastics, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Although technology is the star in medical devices from MRI and blood analysis machines to CT and PET scan equipment, it could not function without the custom covers, panels, housings, enclosures and other parts that provide sensitive... 

AAMI Journal Probes the Challenges of Battery Management

April 9, 2014 2:09 pm | by The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation | News | Comments

Batteries are ubiquitous in the healthcare delivery system, powering everything from infusion pumps, to patient beds, to ultrasound machines. The new issue of AAMI’s peer-reviewed journal BI&T (Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology)...

FDA 510(K) Clearance for NEC Display Solutions’ Diagnostic Review Monitor

April 9, 2014 1:50 pm | by NEC Display Solutions | News | Comments

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the Food and Drug Administration 510(k) market clearance of the 30-inch MultiSync MD302C4 LCD, a widescreen display for...

Florida Lawmakers Look To Expand, Regulate Telehealth

April 9, 2014 12:00 pm | by Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The calls may come in the middle of the night and from hospitals more than an hour away. Someone is having a stroke and is en route an emergency room in the Florida Keys, but there aren't any neurologists on call. Within 15 minutes, a...  

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