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Chemical Imaging Brings Cancer Tissue Analysis into the Digital Age

January 8, 2014 3:07 pm | by Sam Wong, Imperial College London | News | Comments

A new method for analyzing biological samples based on their chemical makeup is set to transform the way medical scientists examine diseased tissue. When tests are carried out on a patient’s tissue today, such as to look for cancer, the test...

Scientists Make Your Stomach Turn Bright Green if You Have an Ulcer

January 8, 2014 2:49 pm | by University of Southern Denmark | News | Comments

Doctors may soon be able to diagnose stomach ulcers without taking tissue samples from the stomach. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark now report to have developed a new, safer and noninvasive diagnostic technique for ulcers...

Photos of the Day: Continuous Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring at CES

January 8, 2014 12:24 pm | by Chris Fox, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The ViSi Mobile System is able to continuously measure and display all vital signs (ECG, Heart/Pulse Rate, SpO2, Blood Pressure (cuff-based and now also cuffless on a beat-to-beat basis), Respiration Rate, Skin Temperature) with monitoring...

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Report: Sensors in Home Healthcare Applications

January 8, 2014 11:43 am | by Yole Développement | News | Comments

From 2000 - 2050, the proportion of the world’s population aged 60 and over will grow from about 16% to 25% - an increase linked to a marked growth of chronic diseases (Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancers, etc.). Healthcare systems’ rising costs...

ZEISS Broadens Portfolio of Intraocular Lenses

January 7, 2014 9:10 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG announces it has acquired,through its subsidiary Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc., 100% of the shares in Aaren Scientific Inc., a US-based manufacturer of intraocular lenses (IOLs). Aaren Scientific, headquartered in Ontario...

Lumicell closes $1M funding round

January 7, 2014 3:57 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Lumicell Diagnostics Inc. hit the $1 million goal for its funding round. Wellesley, Mass.-based Lumicell is developing a hand-held imaging system designed to give physicians a better picture of the amount of cancer remaining at tumor sites...

BD Acquires Alverix

January 7, 2014 2:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BD, a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it has acquired Alverix, Inc., a privately-held diagnostic instrument company known for its optoelectronics expertise. Since 2008, BD and Alverix have collaborated in the...

Vantage Health to Commercialize NASA-Technology-Based Healthcare Devices

January 7, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vantage Health Inc., and its parent company Nanobeak Inc. today announced that NASA and Nanobeak have entered into an exclusive 5-year license agreement to commercialize mobile healthcare products derived from NASA patented chemical sensing...

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Analog Devices’ Meter-on-a-Chip Enables Broad Range of Portable Health Applications

January 7, 2014 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | Analog Devices, Inc. | News | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. unveiled today a high-precision, low-power meter-on-a-chip for a range of portable health applications such as point-of-care diagnostics, home/self-test health devices, and wearable vital signs monitors, including those...

QIAGEN announces European launch of therascreen® IDH1/2 test for gliomas

January 6, 2014 4:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

QIAGEN N.V. today announced the European launch of its new therascreen® IDH1/2 RGQ Kit, enabling physicians to better diagnose and assess the prognoses of patients with gliomas, or tumors of the brain and  spinal cord. The test is based...

Vancive Exhibits Digital Healthcare Solutions at CES

January 6, 2014 4:45 pm | by Vancive Medical Technologies | Vancive Medical Technologies™ | News | Comments

Vancive Medical Technologies will showcase new digital healthcare solutions and discuss future technology developments, and exhibit a range of innovative solutions for commercial partners, developers and manufacturers at 2014 International...

AAMI Releases Summit Report on Home Healthcare Technology

January 6, 2014 3:49 pm | by AAMI | News | Comments

A comprehensive new report from AAMI sheds light on the complex challenges associated with the use of healthcare technology in homes and other nonclinical settings, and sets forth a series of ideas for how to best address them. The release...

Driving Innovation Is a Key Part of Our Mission

January 6, 2014 2:43 pm | by Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, FDA | Blogs | Comments

Ensuring the safety of the food supply and the safety and effectiveness of drugs, devices and biologics has always been at the core of FDA’s responsibility to protect the public health – and always will be. But what is often lost or neglected...

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First-Ever FDA Approval for Smartphone-Connected Oral Thermometer

January 6, 2014 1:56 pm | by Kinsa | News | Comments

Kinsa, a mission-driven, venture-backed startup, today announced 510(k) clearance for its smartphone-connected thermometer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This announcement marks the first-ever approval by the FDA for a... 

Sintered Porous Materials for Medical Applications

January 6, 2014 1:18 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Porvair Filtration Group offers the regulatory approved BioVyon sintered porous plastic materials and its flagship product, Chromatrap, based upon proprietary BioVyon technology and used by researchers to identify cancer biomarkers.

New MIT Technology Allows 3D Image Interaction

January 6, 2014 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a way to allow people in one place to interact with three-dimensional versions of people or objects in a different location. MIT's Tangible Media Group calls the technology...

New Discovery of Biomarker to Improve Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment of ESCC

January 6, 2014 11:33 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC), the major histological form of esophageal cancer, is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a biomarker, called...  

Photos of the Day: Antimicrobial Glass

January 6, 2014 11:29 am | by Corning | News | Comments

As touch technologies proliferate, consumers are becoming aware of how bacteria can exist on mobile devices, particularly as we increasingly share touch-enabled surfaces at home, work, and elsewhere. Corning's Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass...

Corning Unveils World's First Antimicrobial Cover Glass

January 6, 2014 11:04 am | by Corning | News | Comments

Corning Incorporated today unveils Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass at the International Consumer Electronics Show. It is the first EPA-registered antimicrobial cover glass. The glass is formulated with an antibacterial agent, ionic... 

GE to Expand in Life Sciences with Acquisition from Thermo Fisher Scientific

January 6, 2014 10:28 am | by GE Healthcare | News | Comments

GE and Thermo Fisher Scientific announced today that they have entered into an agreement for GE Healthcare to acquire Thermo Fisher’s HyClone™ cell culture media and sera, and gene modulation and magnetic beads businesses for approximately...

Topera, Inc. Announces 510(k) Clearance of its Third Generation 3D Mapping System

January 6, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Topera, Inc., a medical device company that has developed a suite of products to assist in the identification of sources that sustain complex cardiac arrhythmias, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug...

Class I Medical Device Recall: Abbott Diabetes Care, FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips - Erroneously Low Blood Glucose Results

January 6, 2014 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Affected FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips may deliver erroneously low blood glucose results when used with the FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter, FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter, and the FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter...

The MDT Top 10 from 2013

January 3, 2014 4:05 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

The past year of 2013 was certainly full of news for the healthcare sector as a whole. Obviously Obamacare topped the headlines (seemingly daily) with the media reporting on the latest Congressional battle, digital blunder, cost analysis...

New MRI Technique Illuminates the Wrist in Motion

January 3, 2014 10:19 am | by University of California - Davis Health System | News | Comments

If a picture is worth 1,000 words then a movie is worth far more, especially when it comes to diagnosing wrist problems. UC Davis radiologists, medical physicists and orthopaedic surgeons have found a way to create "movies" of the wrist in...

Patch Outperforms Holter for Prolonged Heart Rhythm Tracking

January 3, 2014 9:52 am | by Scripps | News | Comments

Research by the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has found that a small adhesive wireless device worn on the chest for up to two weeks does a better job detecting abnormal and potentially dangerous heart rhythms than the Holter...

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