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Data Presented on the Oncotype DX Test and Precision Oncology

September 29, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In line with this year’s theme for the annual European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress - ‘Precision Medicine in Cancer Care’ - Genomic Health presented results from multiple studies across different cancer types demonstrating how...

Examining the Physician Office Lab Market: CLIA and Technology

September 29, 2014 9:21 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Kalorama Information recently released a report entitled, “Physician Office Laboratory Markets, 3rd Edition,” which provides a complete review of this important segment of the IVD industry. The following presents some of the report’s analyses...

FDA Clearance on Beckman Coulter’s Power Express Automated Sample Processing System

September 26, 2014 2:22 pm | by Beckman Coulter | News | Comments

Delivering on its commitment to help labs face new challenges in the ever-changing healthcare environment, Beckman Coulter has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance on its Power Express high-speed automated sample...

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New Technology May Lead to Prolonged Power in Mobile Devices

September 26, 2014 11:57 am | by The University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with self-contained power sources or, more immediately, a smartphone that doesn’t die after a few hours of heavy...

MDPC Publishes Robust Security Risk Assessment Framework for Medical Devices

September 26, 2014 10:56 am | by Medical Device Privacy Consortium | News | Comments

The Medical Device Privacy Consortium's Product Security Working Group has developed a robust framework for medical device manufactures and developers to assess the security risks associated with the use of medical devices. The framework is...

High-Throughput Cell-Sorting Method Can Separate 10 Billion Bacterial Cells in 30 Minutes

September 26, 2014 10:37 am | by University of Hawaii at Manoa | News | Comments

University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Engineering mechanical engineer Yi Zuo has developed a new, high-throughput method for sorting cells capable of separating 10 billion bacterial cells in 30 minutes. The finding has already proven useful...

NIH Launches New Program to Spur Mobile Health Innovations

September 25, 2014 3:27 pm | by NIH Fogarty International Center (FIC) | News | Comments

A new NIH program is awarding nearly $2.5 million to spur innovation in mobile communication technologies and software applications used in biomedical research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Fogarty has awarded the first round...

Potential Blood Test to Gauge How Much Post-Surgical Care Is Required

September 25, 2014 3:11 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

One of the big frustrations of surgery: There's little way to know if you'll be a fast or slow healer, someone who feels back to normal in a week or is out of work for a month with lingering pain and fatigue. Now Stanford University researchers...

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FDA Clears Glucose Monitoring System for Use in Hospital Critical Care Units

September 25, 2014 11:26 am | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | News | Comments

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a new indication for the Nova StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System, extending its use to critically ill patients who have been hospitalized. This is the first blood glucose monitoring...

Simple Blood Test Could Be Used as Tool for Early Cancer Diagnosis

September 25, 2014 10:59 am | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

High levels of calcium in blood, a condition known as hypercalcaemia, can be used by GPs as an early indication of certain types of cancer, according to a study by researchers from the universities of Bristol and Exeter. Hypercalcaemia is the...

New Findings on How Brain Handles Tactile Sensations

September 25, 2014 10:31 am | by Lund University | News | Comments

The traditional understanding in neuroscience is that tactile sensations from the skin are only assembled to form a complete experience in the cerebral cortex, the most advanced part of the brain. However, this is challenged by new research findings...

Studying Proteins Is a 5 Billion-Dollar Business

September 25, 2014 10:09 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

The market for “proteomics” instruments, reagents and testing for research and diagnostic applications topped 5 billion dollars in 2013, and should see rapid revenue growth, according to Kalorama information.  The healthcare market research...

Emergency Approval of Ebola Test Points to Opportunity For Test Makers

September 25, 2014 9:38 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

The emergency approval of a real time PCR testing product for Ebola demonstrates the scope of concern about the recent epidemic and possible opportunity for test makers. Kalorama said the world market for infectious disease tests is estimated...

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HealthPatch MD Biosensor Receives FDA Clearance for Monitoring Patients at Home

September 25, 2014 9:23 am | by Vital Connect | News | Comments

Vital Connect announced today that it received FDA clearance for use of its HealthPatch MD biosensor for monitoring patients in their homes. As an industry pioneer of wearable biosensor technology, Vital Connect now enables medical professionals...

Patient Enrollment Completed for Imagio Breast Imaging System

September 25, 2014 9:16 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering the development of opto-acoustic technology as a new tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, announced today it has completed active enrollment of subjects in its U.S.-based...

New EEG electrode Offers Faster, Easier Measurement of Brain Function

September 24, 2014 2:29 pm | by University of Eastern Finland | News | Comments

A new, easy-to-use EEG electrode set for the measurement of the electrical activity of the brain was developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. The solutions developed in the Ph.D. study of Pasi Lepola, MSc, make...

NIH Funds Next Phase of Tissue Chip for Drug Screening Program

September 24, 2014 12:12 pm | by NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health will award funds to support the next phase of its Tissue Chip for Drug Screening program to improve ways of predicting drug safety and effectiveness. Researchers will collaborate over three years to refine...

Collaboration for Development of Blood Test for the Early Detection of Lung Cancer

September 24, 2014 10:39 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Global Discovery Biosciences, a laboratory dedicated to leveraging research and technology to conquer some of the biggest healthcare challenges, announces their collaboration with IPMD, Inc. to develop a simple and highly accurate blood test...

Airway Muscle-on-a-Chip Mimics Asthma

September 23, 2014 11:32 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

The majority of drugs used to treat asthma today are the same ones that were used 50 years ago. New drugs are urgently needed to treat this chronic respiratory disease, which causes nearly 25 million people in the United States alone to wheeze...

House Supports Repeal of Medical Device Tax

September 23, 2014 11:22 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that includes a repeal of the 2.3% medical device, but the measure faces an uphill battle in the Senate, and previous roll-back efforts have fallen short. HR 4, the “Jobs for America Act,”...

Fast and Accurate PCR-Based Diagnostics of Gastroenteritis

September 23, 2014 11:02 am | by B3C Newswire | News | Comments

Mobidiag Ltd, a Finnish molecular diagnostics company specialized in the development of innovative diagnostics solutions for infectious diseases, today announced the European launch of Amplidiag Bacterial GE, marketed as a CE-IVD product under...

Philips to Establish Market-Leading Company in HealthTech

September 23, 2014 10:50 am | by Philips | News | Comments

At a meeting with investors and analysts in London, Royal Philips today announces the next strategic step to capitalize on fundamental market changes, by creating two market-leading companies focused on the HealthTech and Lighting solutions...

Detection of Sepsis-Causing Pathogens

September 23, 2014 10:39 am | by T2 Biosystems, Inc. | News | Comments

T2 Biosystems, a company developing innovative diagnostic products to improve patient health, today announced that it has received market authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its first two products, the T2Candida...

Lego-Like Modular Components Make Building 3-D 'Labs-on-a-Chip' a Snap

September 23, 2014 10:29 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Thanks to new LEGO-like components developed by researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, it is now possible to build a 3-D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply by simply snapping together small modules by hand. Microfluidic...

The Fine Line Between Breast Cancer and Normal Tissues

September 23, 2014 10:22 am | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | News | Comments

Up to 40 percent of patients undergoing breast cancer surgery require additional operations because surgeons may fail to remove all the cancerous tissue in the initial operation. However, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have...

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