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New Diagnostic and Surgical Innovations and Data Management Solutions from ZEISS

November 16, 2013 10:22 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

US Introduction of FORUM Glaucoma Workplace from ZEISS ZEISS announces the US release of a new glaucoma diagnostic and management software application, FORUM Glaucoma Workplace, at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology...

Heart Treatment Device, Cancer Test Take Top Prizes in Inventors Contest

November 15, 2013 11:55 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

A Johns Hopkins undergraduate biomedical engineering student team that devised a two-part system to improve the way life-saving shocks are delivered to hearts earned first-prize in the undergraduate division of a national Collegiate Inventors...

Ambiguous Results in Screening for Celiac Disease Among Young People

November 15, 2013 11:22 am | by Umeå University | News | Comments

Most children who undergo screening to detect gluten intolerance, celiac disease, can handle it well. However, many people feel that the discovery of the disease and the treatment they receive does not provide a better quality of life. Katrina...


Eye Foundation of America's "100,000 Lives" Campaign Reaches Early Milestone with Mobile Diabetic Diagnostics

November 15, 2013 10:42 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Eye Foundation of America announced today, that its $1 million, "100,000 Lives" campaign has reached an early milestone through the development of a diabetic diagnostic mobile unit housed with the latest in innovative diagnostic technology...

Purdue, GE to Partner on Commercializing Innovations, Technologies

November 15, 2013 10:37 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Purdue and GE have entered into a university-industry partnership that exemplifies a new approach to expediting the academia-based technology commercialization process. “An agreement like this can be a game-changer. This tests a new model...

mHealth market is Expected to Reach $58.8 Billion Globally by 2020 According to Allied Market Research Projections

November 14, 2013 5:21 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

  Allied Market Research has announced the most comprehensive and strategically analyzed report titled "mHealth Market (Devices, Applications, Services & Therapeutics) - Global Mobile Healthcare Industry Size, Analysis, Share, Growth...  

Personalized Medicine: The Future Is Now

November 14, 2013 3:47 pm | by Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, FDA | Blogs | Comments

The difference between science and science fiction is a line that seems ever harder to distinguish, thanks in part to a host of astonishing advances in medical science that are helping to create a new age of promise and possibility for patients...

Early Stages of Breast Cancer Could Soon Be Diagnosed from Blood Samples

November 14, 2013 2:27 pm | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

What could someday be the first blood test for the early detection of breast cancer was shown in preliminary studies to successfully identify the presence of breast cancer cells from serum biomarkers, say the Houston Methodist Research Institute...


Canada's Verisante raises $1.1M for cancer detection

November 14, 2013 10:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Canada-based Verisante Technology touted the close of its $1.1 million prospectus offering, raised through sales of common shares together with common share warrants at 19¢ per bundle. The company plans to use the funds to advance its Aura...

PositiveID Corporation Sells Interest in VeriTeQ Corporation for $750,000

November 14, 2013 4:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

PositiveID Corporation, a developer of biological detection and diagnostics solutions, today announced that it has sold its interest in VeriTeQ Corporation for $750,000. In conjunction with the sale, PositiveID also entered into a letter agreement...

Bruin Biometrics, LLC Awarded CE Mark for Innovative Diagnostic Tool to Detect Pressure Induced Tissue Damage

November 13, 2013 6:44 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Bruin Biometrics, LLC announced today that it has received CE Marking (Conformite Europeenne) in the European Union to market the SEM Scanner. The SEM Scanner is a Class IIA medical device that is intended to detect localized tissue edema and...

New Tests That Can Back Up Promises with Clinical Studies Prosper

November 13, 2013 3:10 pm | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

In vitro diagnostic test products that can provide clinical validation of their performance have a better chance obtaining reimbursement status, according to Kalorama Information. The report studied some recent products and their success at the...

New Hope for Dialysis Patients as “Immune-Fingerprints” Discovered

November 13, 2013 12:54 pm | by Cardiff University | News | Comments

University scientists who are committed to developing improved treatments for patients with chronic kidney disease have discovered a novel way of significantly accelerating the detection of bacterial infection using the patient’s own immune...


Danish Researchers Predict Risk of Valvular Heart Disease

November 13, 2013 10:38 am | by University of Copenhagen | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet and Herlev Hospital have identified a clear link between narrowed heart valves and a special lipoprotein in the blood. In the long term, the research may well help to prevent valvular...

Johns Hopkins Research May Improve Early Detection of Dementia

November 12, 2013 1:57 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Using scores obtained from cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins researchers think they have developed a model that could help determine whether memory loss in older adults is benign or a stop on the way to Alzheimer's disease. The risk of developing...

Scanadu Secures $10.5 Million for First Medical 'Tricorder'

November 12, 2013 10:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Scanadu, a personalized health electronics company working to make this the last generation to know so little about our health, today announced it has received $10.5 million in Series A funding. Relay Ventures led the round of funding with...

IEEE and Continua Health Join to Develop Plug-and-Play Connectivity for Personal Connected Health

November 12, 2013 12:01 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and Continua Health Alliance today announced they have signed a strategic agreement to help accelerate and broaden the adoption of globally relevant standards-based technologies for the healthcare arena. This

Class I Medical Device Recall: Atossa Genetics Mammary Aspiration Specimen Cytology Test (MASCT) System Kit and the ForeCYTE Breast Health Test - Marketing Without Approval or Clearance

November 12, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The MASCT System Kits and ForeCYTE Breast Health Tests are being recalled due to concerns raised by the FDA in a warning letter sent to the company in February 2013. The FDA raised concerns about (1) the current instructions for use (IFU) for...

Biosensor Could Help Detect Brain Injuries During Heart Surgery

November 11, 2013 4:43 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins engineers and cardiology experts have teamed up to develop a fingernail-sized biosensor that could alert doctors when serious brain injury occurs during heart surgery. By doing so, the device could help doctors devise new ways to...

Self-Steering Particles Go With the Flow

November 11, 2013 4:37 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT chemical engineers have designed tiny particles that can “steer” themselves along preprogrammed trajectories and align themselves to flow through the center of a microchannel, making it possible to control the particles’ flow through...

‘Tumor-on-a-Chip’ Technology Offers New Direction

November 11, 2013 4:27 pm | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

A two-year collaboration between the Chan and the Rocheleau labs at the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) has led to the development of a new microfluidics screening platform that can accurately predict the way...

Quantity, Not Just Quality, in New Brain Scan Method

November 11, 2013 2:30 pm | by Paul Gabrielsen | News | Comments

Imagine that your mechanic tells you that your brake pads seem thin, but doesn't know how long they will last. Or that your doctor says your child has a temperature, but isn't sure how high. Quantitative measurements help us make important...

Grifols acquires Novartis diagnostics unit for $1.7M

November 11, 2013 1:26 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Novartis unloaded its diagnostics units today, selling the division to Grifols in a deal worth $1.7 million, the companies announced today. Barcelona-based Grifols said that the deal includes Novartis' nucleic acid amplification techniques in...

Star Trek for Real? Device Is Like Fictional Tricorder

November 11, 2013 1:12 pm | by Caliber I.D. | News | Comments

That the future is here with a state-of-the-art version of the tricorder is due to a highly innovative medical device company, Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics (Caliber I.D.). Based in Boston and Rochester, it is a leader in noninvasive optical biopsies...

Official Roster of Teams Announced in the $10 Million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE

November 11, 2013 10:21 am | by XPRIZE | News | Comments

XPRIZE has announced the 34 registered teams competing for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a 3.5-year global competition sponsored by the Qualcomm Foundation that will award $10 million to teams that develop a consumer-friendly, mobile... 

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