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New Technique Uses 'Simulated' Human Heart to Screen Drugs

July 21, 2014 10:42 am | by Coventry University | News | Comments

A Coventry University scientist has developed a pioneering new way – using samples of beating heart tissue – to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials. The breakthrough is the work of Dr. Helen Maddock – an...

Optical System Enhances Visualization in Opaque Environments such as Skin

July 21, 2014 10:30 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

A team of scientists led by researcher Jesus Lancis, at the Institute of New Imaging Technologies in the Universitat Jaume I, in collaboration with lecturer Pedro Andrés, at the Department of Optics in the University of Valencia, has proposed...

A Simple Blood Test for Cancers

July 21, 2014 10:00 am | by EKF Diagnostics | News | Comments

EKF Diagnostics, the global diagnostics company, announces that the latest results from its collaboration with the Institute of Life Sciences at the University of Swansea, UK, have continued to confirm the effectiveness of its PointMan DNA...

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Welch Allyn Leads $7 Million Series B Investment Round in Cardiac Insight

July 21, 2014 9:46 am | by Welch Allyn | News | Comments

Cardiac Insight, a University of Washington spinoff biotech company that develops advanced body worn sensing and computing technologies for applications in cardiology, respiratory and other complex disease states, announced today that it has...

Sagentia Partners with Premaitha Health to Develop Non-Invasive Diagnostic for Prenatal Screening

July 21, 2014 9:41 am | by Sagentia | News | Comments

Sagentia, a leading global science, technology & product development company, is working with Premaitha Health, a molecular diagnostics company based in Manchester UK, to develop Premaitha’s IONA test. It will be the first complete non...

Breaking Down the Regulation of LDTs: Access to Innovative IVDs

July 21, 2014 9:10 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

During the past few weeks, I’ve been reporting on a letter that Bradley M. Thompson, JD, and James A. Boiani, JD, attorneys at Epstein Becker Green, recently sent to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. The attorneys sent this letter on behalf...

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Leads the Way to Provide Better Care with Telehealth

July 18, 2014 2:20 pm | by Pierre Lemire, President and CTO, Calgary Scientific | Blogs | Comments

Every month more than 250,000 Americans turn 65, according to a recent article and as the population gets older, the need to embrace cost-effective healthcare solutions continues to grow. One of those solutions is telehealth. A leader...

Anti-Tank Missile Detector Joins Fight Against Malaria

July 18, 2014 11:56 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

Researchers at Monash University and the University of Melbourne have used an anti-tank Javelin missile detector, more commonly used in warfare to detect the enemy, in a new test to rapidly identify malaria parasites in blood. Scientists...

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Beckman Coulter to Acquire Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics’ Clinical Microbiology Business

July 18, 2014 11:30 am | by Beckman Coulter | News | Comments

Beckman Coulter, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the clinical microbiology business of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. The Siemens clinical...

Dreamit Health Philadelphia Announces Its Next Cohort of MedTech Startups

July 18, 2014 11:20 am | by Dreamit Health | News | Comments

Independence Blue Cross (Independence), Penn Medicine, and DreamIt Ventures today announce the cohort of nine health-tech startups selected to participate in DreamIt Health Philadelphia 2014, the third cycle of DreamIt’s health-tech accelerator...

Biomarker Discovery May Lead to New HIV Treatment

July 18, 2014 10:16 am | by Whitecoat Strategies, LLC | News | Comments

Further analysis of a Phase II study of therapeutic HIV vaccine candidate Vacc-4x revealed a potential biomarker associated with participants who experienced a more profound viral load reduction after receiving the vaccine. The results of...

Brain-on-a-Chip Used to Assess Axonal Strain Injury

July 18, 2014 9:33 am | by World Scientific | News | Comments

Researchers from the Biomedical Engineering Department of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey recently demonstrated the use of their "Brain-on-a-Chip" microsystem to assess specific effects of traumatic axonal injury. While their...

Google Glass To Be Installed in Ambulances

July 18, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CrowdOptic, a maker of mobile and wearable broadcasting solutions, and ProTransport-1, Northern California's premier medical transport provider, have announced a software sales agreement under which ProTransport-1 will deploy the CrowdOptic...

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ARUP Labs Signs Agreement with UH Case Medical Center to Distribute Novel DEEPGEN HIV Test

July 17, 2014 2:27 pm | by University Hospitals Case Medical Center | News | Comments

University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has signed an agreement with ARUP Laboratories, a major national clinical reference laboratory that offers an extensive menu of highly complex and unique medical tests to hospitals, medical schools...

Researchers Create New Method to Draw Molecules from Live Cells

July 17, 2014 1:57 pm | by University of Houston | News | Comments

University of Houston researchers have devised a new method for extracting molecules from live cells without disrupting cell development, work that could provide new avenues for the diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. The researchers used...

Taking Great Ideas from the Lab to the Fab

July 17, 2014 12:00 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

A "valley of death" is well-known to entrepreneurs – the lull between government funding for research and industry support for prototypes and products. To confront this problem, in 2013 the National Science Foundation (NSF) created a new...

The Molecular Revolution: Development of a Breakthrough Cancer Treatment

July 16, 2014 12:08 pm | by Behrad Vahidi, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Director of Engineering, Cynvenio Biosystems Inc. | Articles | Comments

Thanks to Cynvenio Biosystems Inc., detecting cancer through a simple blood draw is no longer just a theory. Cynvenio is clinical diagnostics company transforming the treatment and management of cancer through the molecular characterization...

App Offers ‘Mobile Safety Net’ for People with Diabetes

July 16, 2014 11:20 am | by HelpAround | News | Comments

HelpAround launched today the first mobile platform for people with diabetes (PWD) – and their friends, family and caregivers – that reveals fellow ‘diabetes helpers’ from the crowd, helping people resolve sudden health crises, like getting...

MedMira Expands Multiplo Product Range with Three New Rapid Vertical Flow Tests

July 16, 2014 10:57 am | by MedMira | News | Comments

MedMira, Inc. is expanding its Multiplo product line with the addition of three new multiplex tests that deliver instant, simultaneous, single-cartridge results for syphilis (TP), HIV, and hepatitis C. The new tests being added to the product...

Self-Assembling Nanoparticle Could Improve MRI Scanning for Cancer Diagnosis

July 16, 2014 10:27 am | by Imperial College London | News | Comments

Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumors, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier. The new nanoparticle, developed by researchers at Imperial College London, boosts the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance...

Diagnostics Using Bubble Wrap as Sheet of Tiny Test Tubes

July 16, 2014 9:10 am | by Analytical Chemistry | News | Comments

Popping the blisters on the bubble wrap might be the most enjoyable thing about moving. But now, scientists propose a more productive way to reuse the popular packing material — as a sheet of small, test tube-like containers for medical and...

Developing New Tools to Support Regulatory Use of “Next Gen Sequencing” Data

July 15, 2014 3:00 pm | by Carolyn A. Wilson, Ph.D., Associate Director for Research Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA | Blogs | Comments

When you’re thirsty, you don’t want to take a drink from a fire hose. And when scientists are looking for data they don’t want to be knocked over with a flood of information that overwhelms their ability to analyze and make sense of it. That’s...

Biodetection Technology Could Screen for Emerging Viral Diseases

July 15, 2014 1:51 pm | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

A microbe detection array technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists could provide a new rapid method for public health authorities to conduct surveillance for emerging viral diseases. This possible use of the...

Portable Devices Could Be Cause of Skin Rash

July 15, 2014 10:25 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic...

Rice Nanophotonics Experts Create Powerful Molecular Sensor

July 15, 2014 10:09 am | by Jade Boyd, Rice University | News | Comments

Nanophotonics experts at Rice University have created a unique sensor that amplifies the optical signature of molecules by about 100 billion times. Newly published tests found the device could accurately identify the composition and structure...

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