A new tool that could allow for faster, more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery successfully identified the cancer type, grade and tumor margins in five brain surgery patients, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study.
While some IVD products will see a new tax on U.S. sales of their products this year, suppliers who make veterinary diagnostic testing products will benefit from the IRS interpretation of the Affordable Care Act, according to Kalorama Information.
With the wide range of sensors on the market, selecting the best pressure measurement device for medical equipment in applications that require liquid sensing or condensing humidity can be a big challenge for medical OEMs. Designers need to choose sensors that offer the right balance of technical features, reliability, and cost for their specific applications.
Medical equipment manufacturers seeking a qualified manufacturing partner will find this brochure particularly useful. It details Minnesota Rubber and Plastics’ 65 years of experience in the medical components...
A team of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a lightweight device called the iTube, which attaches to a common cell phone to detect allergens in food samples. The iTube attachment uses the cell phone's built-in camera, along with an accompanying smart-phone application that runs a test with the same high level of sensitivity a laboratory would.
LiveData, a leading innovator in real-time data integration and display technology, today announced an iPad app for its perioperative workflow system, PeriOp Manager. Coordinating patient flow, patient care and related resources from preoperative assessment to discharge in real-time, PeriOp Manager automates manual processes and synchronizes workflow...
In a study looking at mobile behavior over the last two years, The Patient’s Guide®, a leader in medical publishing online, reports that consumers using their iPhone to gather medical information has increased 94% from 2011 to 2012.
Merit Medical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional and diagnostic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy, today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Medigroup, Inc., a manufacturer of peritoneal dialysis catheters based in Illinois.
Tufts University School of Engineering researchers have demonstrated silk-based implantable optics that offer significant improvement in tissue imaging while simultaneously enabling photo thermal therapy, administering drugs and monitoring drug delivery. The devices also lend themselves to a variety of other biomedical functions.
Given Imaging Ltd., a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced that it has filed a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) application seeking regulatory clearance to market its PillCam® COLON 2 for visualization of the lower gastrointestinal tract.
Merit Medical Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy, today announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire Thomas Medical Products, Inc. ("Thomas Medical") from GE Healthcare in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $167 million...
The recent staging of MEDICA 2012, International Trade Fair with Congress – World Forum for Medicine, and the concurrently held COMPAMED 2012, International Trade Fair – High tech solutions for medical technology, in Düsseldorf, Germany reflected the demand for medical technology and products with stable attendance figures: 130,600 visitors from 120 countries...
Mary Poppins was wrong; it’s not a spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down, it’s a spoonful of “big data,” and it will make healthcare expenditure more palatable in the Doctor’s Office of 2050. As big data, telehealth, and the cloud come together, we will see healthcare reap the efficiency rewards of a decentralized approach.
Wireless devices have the ability to become self-contained diagnostic laboratories, communication devices for medical records, and medical therapy devices. One of the biggest challenges facing both the consumer and the clinical wireless healthcare market is large scale adoption. Adoption is limited by the regulatory environment, current product prices, and ease of device use.
Morgan Technical Ceramics participating in revolutionary DARPA research on high density feed-throughs for medical devicesOctober 23, 2012 3:46 pm | by Morgan Technical Ceramics | News | Comments
Morgan Technical Ceramics announces that it has been awarded a contract to participate in a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) project with the Biomimetic Microelectronics Systems Centers at the University of Southern California. The project will develop biocompatible hermetic coatings, high density ceramic feed-throughs, and hermeticity test chips for biomedical microsystems applications.
As medical devices migrate from the hospital to the patient’s home or workplace, two concepts will become increasingly important: manageability and security. Remote medical devices must often provide continuous care, regardless of their location. Consequently, IT teams will need to manage and control the devices remotely...
The inappropriate use or misuse of antibiotics was reported by 9 of 10 infection control officers and laboratory personnel in a nationwide survey of 218 hospitals. Problems cited include unnecessary antibiotic use and the use of weaker broad-spectrum agents when 'targeted,' bacteria-specific antibiotics would be more effective.
A new study led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) is the first to show that hepatitis C rapid and point of care tests with a quick turnaround time are highly accurate and reliable as conventional first-line laboratory tests.
The device uses two beams of acoustic -- or sound -- waves to act as acoustic tweezers and sort a continuous flow of cells on a dime-sized chip, said Tony Jun Huang, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics, Penn State. By changing the frequency of the acoustic waves, researchers can easily alter the paths of the cells.
BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), today announced the release of a research use only (RUO) molecular test designed to rapidly detect antibiotic resistance genes found in the superbug known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). These deadly organisms are associated with high mortality rates, are easily spread...
Innovative technology design and development firm Cambridge Consultants is working with Singapore-based Clearbridge BioMedics on a groundbreaking device to improve cancer testing and research. The innovative second-generation ClearCellTM System enables tumor cells to be retrieved and detected even faster...
With the goal of improving patient safety and healthcare efficiency, AAMI and UL (Underwriters Laboratories) are joining forces to develop a suite of standards on medical device interoperability-one of the biggest challenges facing the modern healthcare community. The collaboration is a first for AAMI and UL, and comes at a time when many healthcare facilities and manufacturers are grappling...
QIAGEN Teams with China's Lepu Medical to Provide Rapid Diagnosis of Heart Attacks Using Point of Need TestingSeptember 13, 2012 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments
QIAGEN's cutting-edge ESEQuant Lateral Flow System will run Lepu Medical's tests for key cardiac biomarkers to deliver lifesaving information in emergency rooms -- Cardiac testing adds further momentum for QIAGEN in fast-growing Chinese market -- Pioneering ESEQuant platform achieves first regulatory approval in human healthcare, expanding QIAGEN's global Point of Need business QIAGEN N.V.
New Molecular Assay Allows Healthcare Facilities to Simplify Active Surveillance Testing for Deadly SuperbugAugust 16, 2012 11:45 am | by PRNewswire via COMTEX | News | Comments
BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), today announced that the new BD MAX MRSA molecular test has received a Moderate Complexity rating under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA '88). Performed on the fully-automated BD MAX System, the assay is designed to rapidly and accurately identify patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Tiny space age probes--those that can see inside single living cells--are increasingly being used to diagnose illness in hard-to-reach areas of the body. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center's Dr. Michel Kahaleh often threads a tiny microscope into the narrow bile ducts that connect the liver to the small intestine to hunt for cancer.