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Separation of DNA and Proteins Through Improved Gel Electrophoresis

March 4, 2014 11:52 am | by Linköping University | News | Comments

Medical diagnoses and DNA sequencing can be made cheaper, faster and more reliable using a new miniaturized technique for gel electrophoresis based on conducting polymer materials, according to researchers at Linköping University in Sweden...

Why Should an IVD Manufacturer Consider ISO 13485 Certification?

March 3, 2014 5:33 pm | by Sarah Stec, Esq., Legal and Regulatory Director, GMED North America Inc. | Articles | Comments

In vitro diagnostic medical devices, or IVDs, are critical medical devices that can be used to help the patient, physician, and caregiver in reaching medical decisions. Their growing influence and added value in the worldwide medical device...

The Past, Present, and Future of M&A in the IVD Industry

March 3, 2014 2:01 pm | by Richard K. Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

PwC recently released its “Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Deals Insights Quarterly” report. In this report, PwC stated that, “The diagnostics sector remained relatively quiet in the M&A market throughout 2013. However, this sector...

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Simple Blood Test Could Revolutionize Schizophrenia Diagnosis

March 3, 2014 12:09 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

An inexpensive blood test to diagnose schizophrenia could be made available within two years, offering a groundbreaking alternative to conventional methods that rely on conversations between patients and doctors. Schizophrenia is a serious...

Detecting Levels of Antibiotics in Blood Paves the Way to Individualized Treatment

March 3, 2014 10:39 am | by University College London | News | Comments

A new methodology for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic drug molecules in human blood serum has been developed, paving the way to applications within drug development and personalized medicine. The study, published today in Nature...

CCCF's Super-Awesome Colon-O-Tron Raising Awareness of Colorectal Cancer in Rockefeller Plaza

February 28, 2014 6:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF), a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death throughout the United States, is making it easier to talk and learn about colorectal cancer with the Super...

Egypt Army 'AIDS Detector' Instead Finds Ridicule

February 28, 2014 11:10 am | by Maggie Michael, Associated Press | News | Comments

Egypt's military leaders have come under ridicule after the chief army engineer unveiled what he described as a "miraculous" set of devices that detect and cure AIDS, hepatitis and other viruses. The claim, dismissed by experts and called...

A World Free from Cancers: Probable, Possible, or Preposterous?

February 28, 2014 9:50 am | by Research!America | News | Comments

A panel of leading health, economics and policy experts today discussed the prospects for a future where cancers are rendered manageable or even eradicated and the variables affecting progress toward that goal so that cancer patients are...

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Finalists Selected for Georgia Tech InVenture Prize

February 28, 2014 9:40 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The finalists for Georgia Tech’s sixth annual InVenture Prize competition, which will be aired on Georgia Public Broadcasting on March 26 at 7:30 p.m., have been announced. The InVenture Prize competition is designed to encourage and support...

Unilabs and Diagnoplex SA Announce the Swiss Market Launch of Colox, a Non-invasive Colon Cancer Screening Test

February 28, 2014 4:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Unilabs, a leading supplier of clinical laboratory and medical diagnostic imaging services in Europe and Diagnoplex SA, a developer of molecular diagnostics for colorectal cancer announced today the Swiss market launch of Colox®, a non-invasive...

Medical Device Platforms: Times They Are a Changin’

February 27, 2014 11:54 am | by Renjith Ponnappan, Product Manager, eInfochips | Blogs | Comments

What do a BMW, a fridge and a portable ultrasound have in common? Ten years ago the answer would have been “nothing”, but the answer now is “low-power GPµs” spawned from the world of mobile phones. Ten years ago the answer would have been...

Cancer Targeted Treatments from Space Station Discoveries

February 27, 2014 11:27 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Invasive and systemic cancer treatment is a necessary evil for many people with the devastating diagnosis. These patients endure therapies with ravaging side effects, including nausea, immune suppression, hair loss and even organ failure...

3D Microgels 'On-Demand' Offer New Potential for Cell Research

February 27, 2014 11:20 am | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

Stars, diamonds, circles. Rather than your average bowl of Lucky Charms, these are three-dimensional cell cultures generated by an exciting new digital microfluidics platform, the results of which have been published in Nature Communications...

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Cancer Cells: Finding the Few Foes Among Billions of Friends

February 27, 2014 11:16 am | by Steven Powell, University of South Carolina | News | Comments

Beating cancer is all about early detection, and new research from the University of South Carolina is another step forward in catching the disease early. A team of chemists is reporting a new way to detect just a few lurking tumor cells...

Google Glass Could Help Stop Emerging Public Health Threats Around the World

February 27, 2014 9:35 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The much-talked-about Google Glass — the eyewear with computer capabilities — could potentially save lives, especially in isolated or far-flung locations, say scientists. They are reporting development of a Google Glass app that takes a picture...

Covidien Completes Acquisition of Given Imaging

February 27, 2014 7:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Covidien plc today announced that it has closed its acquisition of Given Imaging Ltd., providing the company additional scale and scope to serve a significant medical specialty, the multibillion dollar global gastrointestinal (GI) market. PillCam...

Gemalto Delivers Secure Connectivity for Innovative Health and Wellness M2M Hub

February 26, 2014 12:46 pm | by Gemalto | News | Comments

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces its Cinterion M2M technology is providing secure wireless connectivity for a next generation smart health and wellness M2M hub, developed by Vignet Corp. This award-winning and cost...

Study: Mailing Free Tests to Patients' Homes Boosts Colon Cancer Screening Rates

February 26, 2014 11:06 am | by Kaiser Permanente | News | Comments

Colon cancer screening rates increased by nearly 40 percent when free stool tests were mailed to patients' homes, according to results of a pilot study published today in the journal BMC Cancer. The study, funded by the National Institutes...

New Blood Analysis Predicts Risk of Death

February 26, 2014 10:59 am | by University of Eastern Finland | News | Comments

The general state of a person's metabolism can be diversely illustrated with a new scientific blood analysis. With the aid of the analysis biomarkers predicting short-term mortality have now been discovered. If a person belongs to a risk...

Photos of the Day: 3D Printing a Heart Prosthetic

February 26, 2014 10:55 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Engineers and materials scientists have created a 3D elastic membrane made of a soft, flexible, silicon material that is precisely shaped to match the heart’s epicardium, or the outer layer of the wall of the heart. Current technology is two...

3D Printer Creates Transformative Device for Heart Treatment

February 26, 2014 10:25 am | by Beth Miller, Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Using an inexpensive 3D printer, biomedical engineers have developed a custom-fitted, implantable device with embedded sensors that could transform treatment and prediction of cardiac disorders. Igor Efimov, PhD, at the School of Engineering...

Bruin Biometrics Raises $10 Million Round

February 26, 2014 9:06 am | by Bruin Biometrics | News | Comments

Bruin Biometrics, LLC, a medical device company with two biometric sensing products ready for market in Europe and the United States, announced it has closed a $10 million round of funding which was oversubscribed by almost $2.7 million. The...

A Paper Diagnostic for Cancer

February 25, 2014 11:53 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Cancer rates in developing nations have climbed sharply in recent years, and now account for 70 percent of cancer mortality worldwide. Early detection has been proven to improve outcomes, but screening approaches such as mammograms and...

New Diabetes Mobile Health Solution Saves Thousands of Dollars per Employee in Healthcare Costs

February 25, 2014 11:35 am | by Telcare | News | Comments

According to a peer-reviewed publication in this month’s issue of US Endocrinology, the use of a mobile healthcare solution for monitoring diabetes resulted in a $3,300 per person annual reduction in employee healthcare costs. The overall...

Diagnosing Group A Strep in Minutes with New Test

February 25, 2014 9:36 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD, a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it received 510(k) clearance and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Waiver from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

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