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Glass Microbubbles Provide Low-Cost CD4+ T Cell Testing

January 13, 2015 11:07 am | by World Scientific | News | Comments

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease represents a global health problem concern in the world especially in many areas of Africa. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), there were 24.7 million people...

Microfluidic Device Observes T Cell Interaction

January 13, 2015 10:02 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The immune system is a complex network of many different cells working together to defend against invaders. Successfully fighting off an infection depends on the interactions between these cells. A new device developed by MIT engineers offers...

Sepsis Pathogen Detection Without a Blood Culture

January 13, 2015 9:28 am | by Pure Communications Inc. | News | Comments

T2 Biosystems, a company developing innovative diagnostic products to improve patient health, today announced that results from its pivotal trial evaluating its lead products, the T2Candida Panel and the T2Dx Instrument were published online...

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Cognitive Training Game Provides Potential Alzheimer's Diagnostics

January 12, 2015 2:12 pm | by IOS Press BV | News | Comments

Greek researchers demonstrated the potential of a virtual supermarket cognitive training game as a screening tool for patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) among a sample of older adults. MCI is a condition that often predates Alzheimer's...

Halting the Epidemic of Ebola Fear

January 9, 2015 4:03 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Since its first reported case in Guinea in March 2014, the Ebola outbreak has spread on an unprecedented level. As of January 6, 2015, over 20,000 cases of the virus have been confirmed. Last year, the disease has left African soil, making landfall...

A New Way to Detect Genetic Conditions in IVF Embryos

January 9, 2015 11:58 am | by University of Kent | News | Comments

New research at the University of Kent has identified karyomapping as a viable and cost-effective method of detecting a wide range of genetic diseases in IVF embryos. The current method, which involves the use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis...

FDA Approves Blood Screening Assay for HIV, HCV, and HBV

January 9, 2015 11:13 am | by Roche | News | Comments

Roche announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the cobas TaqScreen MPX Test, v2.0 for use in the detection and identification of HIV, HCV, and HBV in donations of human whole blood and blood components...

FDA Approves Fetal Monitoring System that Allows Freedom of Movement During Labor

January 9, 2015 10:14 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips today announced that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S.A. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Avalon CL Fetal Monitoring solution (Avalon CL). The solution provides consistent monitoring of the... 

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Photos of the Day: 100 Years of Welch Allyn

January 8, 2015 10:32 am | by Welch Allyn | News | Comments

Dr. Francis Welch and William Noah Allyn developed the world's first handheld, direct-illuminating ophthmaloscope in 1915. Allyn first marketed the ophthmaloscope at an American Medical Association convention in New York City in 1920. At the...

'Diagnostics-in-a-Suitcase' Allows Rapid Ebola Testing

January 8, 2015 9:33 am | by German Primate Center | News | Comments

No electricity, no reliable cold chain, no diagnostic equipment available – scientists in field laboratories who diagnose and deal with Ebola infections often work under challenging conditions. Researchers at the DPZ have developed Diagnostics...

NuQ Blood Test Can Detect 84% of Early Stage Treatable Pancreatic Cancers

January 7, 2015 3:56 pm | by VolitionRx | News | Comments

VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing diagnostic tests for cancer and other conditions, today announced that it has completed a blinded clinical study demonstrating that its NuQ blood-based diagnostic platform is...

FDA Grants Wider Distribution of Nucleic Acid-Based Test for Influenza

January 7, 2015 11:51 am | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted the first waiver to allow a nucleic acid-based test, the Alere i Influenza A & B test, to be used in a greater variety of health care settings. The test was previously only available for use...

23andMe and Genentech Combine Forces to Analyze the Genomic Data of Parkinson's

January 7, 2015 9:48 am | by Edelman | News | Comments

23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today announced an agreement with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to generate whole genome sequencing data for approximately 3,000 people in 23andMe's Parkinson's disease community...

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Microfluidic Device Manufacturing

January 7, 2015 9:13 am | by Hermann Ultrasonics, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Welding with ultrasonic vibrations is a cost-effective and safe method for joining the two halves of a polystyrene microfluidic test chip in such a way that the function is assured. The cross-section in the test channel has to remain constant...

An App for Diagnosing Head Injuries

January 6, 2015 2:03 pm | by Ramin A. Khalili, USAMRMC Combat Casualty Care Research Program Knowledge Manager | News | Comments

The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient...

Efficient Testing Procedures Will Allow Advanced Technologies at Lower Cost

January 6, 2015 11:09 am | by Frost & Sullivan | News | Comments

The in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry and healthcare provider organizations are trying to function collaboratively to manifest a paradigm shift from routine disease management to prevention and wellness. Expectedly...

‘Magic’ Blood Test Simply a Matter of Science

January 5, 2015 11:32 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A blood-typing test based on bioactive paper has enormous implications for use in the developing world and poor and remote regions. Inspired by the magical Harry Potter diary that absorbs ink and prints its own letters, Monash University...

Ultrasound Technology Made to Measure

January 5, 2015 11:10 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

The range of uses for ultrasound is gigantic; the applied technologies are just as diverse. Researchers are now covering a wide range of applications with a new modular system: From sonar systems to medical ultrasound technologies and all the way...

More Efficient, Sensitive Estrogen Detection

January 5, 2015 10:37 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

Scientists at the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington have collaborated to develop a new method for detecting trace amounts of estrogen in small samples...

Top Five Healthcare Trends of 2014

January 2, 2015 10:31 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Kalorama Information has identified its “Top Five Trends in Healthcare in 2014.” The healthcare market research firm publishes 40-50 detailed studies in healthcare markets every year. The firm said several events in 2014 will have business planners...

The ACA Has Clogged the Pipeline of MedTech Innovation

December 31, 2014 9:30 am | by Emily L. Cross, Ph.D., Director of Media and Communication, TecMed Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The 2010 media was saturated in the triumphant, albeit hotly debated, arrival of change in many sectors of life, but spun tightly on the U.S. healthcare system. The year can be defined with tedious chatter, increased expectations, and a new sensation...

Top 4 Up And Coming Medical Device Trends for 2015

December 31, 2014 8:34 am | by David Nelson, President, Nel Pretech | Blogs | Comments

Top trends for the medical design industry in 2015 include some familiar — and emerging — issues and considerations. Expanding international markets, aging populations, technological innovations, an ever-expanding roster of disease biomarkers...

Could Formula One Speed up Product Innovation in a World of Snail-Paced Monitoring?

December 26, 2014 9:18 am | by Kelly Patrick, Associate Director of Medical Technology, IHS Inc. | Blogs | Comments

In a fast-changing environment, the collection of data from drivers and their cars in Formula One (F1) racing has been imperative to ensure driver safety and success during a race. Telemetry technology is so advanced that it enables quick decisions...

Big Data and Analytics Still a Driver for Future Change

December 26, 2014 8:02 am | by Andrew Rebhan, Analyst for Medical Devices & Healthcare IT, IHS Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Healthcare delivery models have already started the shift away from volume-based care in order to focus more on delivering higher value for patients. The need for integrated care and interoperability among disparate IT systems, along with the rise in newly...

5 Trends in Medical Technology for 2015

December 24, 2014 11:39 am | by Michele Windsor, Direct Sales and Marketing Manager, Accutronics Ltd. | Blogs | Comments

Medical technology is one of the world’s fastest growing industries and the latest and most exciting innovations were recently explored at COMPAMED, the international medical trade show. Accutronics launched its latest smart-battery range at the trade show...

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