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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Faking Allergy Tests

July 23, 2014 11:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Bob Page said 39-year-old Rashaan Jackson Garth pleaded guilty...

Genetic Mapping Triggers New Hope on Schizophrenia

July 23, 2014 11:20 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia,...

Dangers of Desert Dust: New Diagnostic Tool for Valley Fever

July 23, 2014 11:15 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

On July 5, 2011, a massive wall of dust blanketed Phoenix, creating an awesome spectacle – or...

Global IVD Market 2014-2018

July 23, 2014 10:40 am | by Research and Markets | News | Comments

IVDs are widely used to diagnose, monitor, and assess medical conditions, diseases, or...

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Singulex Highlights Development Progress with Ultrasensitive Sgx Clarity System

July 23, 2014 9:11 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Singulex, Inc., the developer and leading provider of Single Molecule Counting (SMC) technology for clinical diagnostics and scientific discovery, today outlined development progress toward commercializing, as early as 2016, an ultrasensitive...

Instrument Enables High-Speed Chemical Imaging of Tissues

July 22, 2014 12:15 pm | by NIST Tech Beat | News | Comments

A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with the Cleveland Clinic, has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and tissues based on characteristic molecular...

Researchers Develop High-Precision Software for Diagnosing Eye Sensitivity

July 22, 2014 9:56 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Alicante have developed high-precision software for diagnosing eye sensitivity. This is a new technology that allows to quantify the degree of opacity in the posterior capsule of the eye caused by the growth...

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Telemedicine Effective in Delivering International Cardiac Care

July 22, 2014 9:23 am | by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC | News | Comments

After studying more than 1,000 pediatric consultations offered in Latin America through telemedicine, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC found that physicians in those countries were highly satisfied with Children’s...

Epigenetic Test Could Eliminate Unnecessary Repeat Biopsies for Prostate Cancer

July 21, 2014 1:52 pm | by Elsevier | News | Comments

More than one million prostate biopsies are performed each year in the U.S. alone, including many repeat biopsies for fear of cancer missed. Therefore there is a need to develop diagnostic tests that will help avoid unnecessary repeat biopsies...

Medical Technology: Benefits Far Outweigh Costs

July 21, 2014 11:48 am | by Milken Institute | News | Comments

As America ages and sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets become more common, experts agree the nation is suffering a sharp rise in the prevalence of chronic disease. So as the 21st century unfolds, some in the healthcare industry argue...

Qualcomm Institute Announces Seed Grants to Build Clusters in Brain, Medical Research

July 21, 2014 11:12 am | by University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

The Qualcomm Institute at the University of California, San Diego has given the green light to 35 new projects that are part of the institute’s Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities (CSRO) program. Fourteen of these projects are led by...

New Technique Uses 'Simulated' Human Heart to Screen Drugs

July 21, 2014 10:42 am | by Coventry University | News | Comments

A Coventry University scientist has developed a pioneering new way – using samples of beating heart tissue – to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials. The breakthrough is the work of Dr. Helen Maddock – an...

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Optical System Enhances Visualization in Opaque Environments such as Skin

July 21, 2014 10:30 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

A team of scientists led by researcher Jesus Lancis, at the Institute of New Imaging Technologies in the Universitat Jaume I, in collaboration with lecturer Pedro Andrés, at the Department of Optics in the University of Valencia, has proposed...

A Simple Blood Test for Cancers

July 21, 2014 10:00 am | by EKF Diagnostics | News | Comments

EKF Diagnostics, the global diagnostics company, announces that the latest results from its collaboration with the Institute of Life Sciences at the University of Swansea, UK, have continued to confirm the effectiveness of its PointMan DNA...

Welch Allyn Leads $7 Million Series B Investment Round in Cardiac Insight

July 21, 2014 9:46 am | by Welch Allyn | News | Comments

Cardiac Insight, a University of Washington spinoff biotech company that develops advanced body worn sensing and computing technologies for applications in cardiology, respiratory and other complex disease states, announced today that it has...

Sagentia Partners with Premaitha Health to Develop Non-Invasive Diagnostic for Prenatal Screening

July 21, 2014 9:41 am | by Sagentia | News | Comments

Sagentia, a leading global science, technology & product development company, is working with Premaitha Health, a molecular diagnostics company based in Manchester UK, to develop Premaitha’s IONA test. It will be the first complete non...

Breaking Down the Regulation of LDTs: Access to Innovative IVDs

July 21, 2014 9:10 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

During the past few weeks, I’ve been reporting on a letter that Bradley M. Thompson, JD, and James A. Boiani, JD, attorneys at Epstein Becker Green, recently sent to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. The attorneys sent this letter on behalf...

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Leads the Way to Provide Better Care with Telehealth

July 18, 2014 2:20 pm | by Pierre Lemire, President and CTO, Calgary Scientific | Blogs | Comments

Every month more than 250,000 Americans turn 65, according to a recent article and as the population gets older, the need to embrace cost-effective healthcare solutions continues to grow. One of those solutions is telehealth. A leader...

Anti-Tank Missile Detector Joins Fight Against Malaria

July 18, 2014 11:56 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

Researchers at Monash University and the University of Melbourne have used an anti-tank Javelin missile detector, more commonly used in warfare to detect the enemy, in a new test to rapidly identify malaria parasites in blood. Scientists...

Beckman Coulter to Acquire Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics’ Clinical Microbiology Business

July 18, 2014 11:30 am | by Beckman Coulter | News | Comments

Beckman Coulter, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the clinical microbiology business of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. The Siemens clinical...

Dreamit Health Philadelphia Announces Its Next Cohort of MedTech Startups

July 18, 2014 11:20 am | by Dreamit Health | News | Comments

Independence Blue Cross (Independence), Penn Medicine, and DreamIt Ventures today announce the cohort of nine health-tech startups selected to participate in DreamIt Health Philadelphia 2014, the third cycle of DreamIt’s health-tech accelerator...

Biomarker Discovery May Lead to New HIV Treatment

July 18, 2014 10:16 am | by Whitecoat Strategies, LLC | News | Comments

Further analysis of a Phase II study of therapeutic HIV vaccine candidate Vacc-4x revealed a potential biomarker associated with participants who experienced a more profound viral load reduction after receiving the vaccine. The results of...

Brain-on-a-Chip Used to Assess Axonal Strain Injury

July 18, 2014 9:33 am | by World Scientific | News | Comments

Researchers from the Biomedical Engineering Department of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey recently demonstrated the use of their "Brain-on-a-Chip" microsystem to assess specific effects of traumatic axonal injury. While their...

Google Glass To Be Installed in Ambulances

July 18, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CrowdOptic, a maker of mobile and wearable broadcasting solutions, and ProTransport-1, Northern California's premier medical transport provider, have announced a software sales agreement under which ProTransport-1 will deploy the CrowdOptic...

ARUP Labs Signs Agreement with UH Case Medical Center to Distribute Novel DEEPGEN HIV Test

July 17, 2014 2:27 pm | by University Hospitals Case Medical Center | News | Comments

University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has signed an agreement with ARUP Laboratories, a major national clinical reference laboratory that offers an extensive menu of highly complex and unique medical tests to hospitals, medical schools...

Researchers Create New Method to Draw Molecules from Live Cells

July 17, 2014 1:57 pm | by University of Houston | News | Comments

University of Houston researchers have devised a new method for extracting molecules from live cells without disrupting cell development, work that could provide new avenues for the diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. The researchers used...

Taking Great Ideas from the Lab to the Fab

July 17, 2014 12:00 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

A "valley of death" is well-known to entrepreneurs – the lull between government funding for research and industry support for prototypes and products. To confront this problem, in 2013 the National Science Foundation (NSF) created a new...

The Molecular Revolution: Development of a Breakthrough Cancer Treatment

July 16, 2014 12:08 pm | by Behrad Vahidi, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Director of Engineering, Cynvenio Biosystems Inc. | Articles | Comments

Thanks to Cynvenio Biosystems Inc., detecting cancer through a simple blood draw is no longer just a theory. Cynvenio is clinical diagnostics company transforming the treatment and management of cancer through the molecular characterization...

App Offers ‘Mobile Safety Net’ for People with Diabetes

July 16, 2014 11:20 am | by HelpAround | News | Comments

HelpAround launched today the first mobile platform for people with diabetes (PWD) – and their friends, family and caregivers – that reveals fellow ‘diabetes helpers’ from the crowd, helping people resolve sudden health crises, like getting...

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