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First HD Single-Channel Therapeutic Gastroscope for Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment

May 28, 2014 11:55 am | by Olympus | News | Comments

Olympus, a global technology leader in delivering innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared, next-generation...

Detecting Lung Cancer Earlier Using Mucus from Lungs

May 28, 2014 11:44 am | by VisionGate Inc. | News | Comments

VisionGate Inc., an in vitro diagnostics company that is developing a revolutionary, non-invasive test for the early detection of lung cancer and other applications, announced that positive results from a clinical study of its LuCED lung...

High Speed Gesture Recognition for zSpace 3D Display

May 27, 2014 12:28 pm | by Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory | Videos | Comments

In collaboration with zSpace, we developed high speed hand gesture recognition system and combined it with a 3D virtual holographic display system developed by zSpace. By integrating these two systems, an immersive virtual environment can...

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Artificial Lung the Size of a Sugar Cube

May 27, 2014 12:24 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

What medications can be used to treat lung cancer, and how effective are they? Until now, drug companies have had to rely on animal testing to find out. But in the future, a new 3D model lung is set to achieve more precise results and...  

Compact and Extremely Small-Scale Incubator Microscope to Examine Cells in Time Lapse

May 27, 2014 12:04 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering | News | Comments

Biologists and doctors rely heavily on incubators and microscopes. Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has come up with a novel solution that combines the functions of both these tools in a compact and extremely small...

A New Molecule for High-Resolution Cell Imaging

May 27, 2014 11:18 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Like our own bodies, cells have their own skeletons called 'cytoskeletons' and are made of proteins instead of bones. These network-like structures maintain the cell's shape, provide mechanical support, and are involved in critical processes...

Oxford Technology Creates Heat-Resistant Enzymes

May 27, 2014 9:54 am | by Oxford | News | Comments

An Oxford DPhil student has discovered that treating enzymes with a bacterial superglue allows them to be boiled without loss of function. Being able to stabilize enzymes in this way could have huge benefits for manufacturing processes and...

Medical Converting Capabilities

May 27, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Fabrico, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Fabrico Medical works with medical OEMs and contract manufacturers to test and recommend the right materials, converting services, and advanced assembly methods in order to deliver high quality medical device components and finished products...

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Trends in the U.S. IVD Market: Medicare Reimbursement and the Affordable Care Act

May 23, 2014 2:10 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

According to the report, the continuing economic recovery and the expansion of the health insured population nationwide through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are expected to increase health expenditures beyond the U.S. economy’s growth rate...

J&J to Grow Device Business, Focus on Emerging Markets

May 23, 2014 12:03 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

At a meeting with members of the investment community, senior leaders from the Medical Devices and Diagnostics (MD&D) segment of Johnson & Johnson outlined plans to improve patient outcomes and expand their market leadership through...

First FDA-Approved Diagnostic for Molecular Typing of Donor and Recipient Red Blood Cells for Blood Transfusions

May 23, 2014 11:58 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Immucor, Inc., a global leader in transfusion and transplantation diagnostics, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for the company's PreciseType HEA test. The PreciseType HEA test is the first FDA...

UMMS to Develop ‘Wireless’ Nanotechnology for Studying Neurons

May 23, 2014 10:59 am | by Jim Fessenden, UMass Medical School Communications | News | Comments

Yang Xiang, PhD, assistant professor of neurobiology, and Gang Han, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, have received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Human Frontiers Science Program to lead an...   

Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Could Be First Step to Slow, Stop Disease

May 23, 2014 10:53 am | by American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) | News | Comments

In March of this year, a team of Georgetown University scientists published research showing that, for the first time ever, a blood test has the potential to predict Alzheimer’s disease before patients start showing symptoms. AACC is pleased...

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UC Davis and Orbis Partner in Telemedicine Initiative to Treat, Prevent Blindness

May 23, 2014 10:15 am | by University of California - Davis Health System | News | Comments

UC Davis Health System and Orbis International, a leading global non-governmental organization (NGO) that works to eliminate avoidable blindness, signed an agreement of cooperation that will expand the use of telemedicine technology to help...

CHEO Doctor Wins National Award for Mobile Health Innovation

May 22, 2014 3:24 pm | by Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute | News | Comments

Local pediatric surgeon and entrepreneur Dr. Matthew Bromwich accepted the "TELUS Award for mHealth Innovation" at the 29th Annual CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala tonight. He accepted the award on behalf of a team effort to develop and...

Chip Produces and Detects Specialized Gas for Biomedical Analysis

May 22, 2014 2:57 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

A chip-scale device that both produces and detects a specialized gas used in biomedical analysis and medical imaging has been built and demonstrated at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Described in Nature...   

Screening for Autism: There's an App for That

May 22, 2014 2:51 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

Most schools across the United States provide simple vision tests to their students--not to prescribe glasses, but to identify potential problems and recommend a trip to the optometrist. Researchers are now on the cusp of providing the same...

Studies Validate Early Stage Test for Progressive Diabetic Kidney Disease

May 22, 2014 2:25 pm | by EKF Diagnostics | News | Comments

EKF Diagnostics, the global diagnostics company, today confirms the growing weight of independent scientific evidence as validation that soluble TNF Receptors 1 and 2 are strong biomarkers of progressive Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD). EKF...

Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging Solution Honored as Finalist in the Medical Design Excellence Awards

May 22, 2014 2:10 pm | by Sunrise Labs Inc. | News | Comments

Sunrise Labs is pleased to announce that their client, Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging  (MBI) Solution has been selected as a finalist in the Radiological and Electromechanical Devices Category of the 17th Annual Medical Design...

Researchers Combine Weak Chemical Forces to Strengthen Novel Imaging Technology

May 22, 2014 9:37 am | by Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

When University of Illinois Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hyunjoon Kong, graduate student Cartney Smith, and colleagues set out to improve MR imaging (MRI), they turned current contrast agent technology on its...

Functional Nerve Cells from Skin Cells

May 22, 2014 9:32 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A new method of generating mature nerve cells from skin cells could greatly enhance understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, and could accelerate the development of new drugs and stem cell-based regenerative medicine. The nerve cells...

Image Fusion-Guided Biopsy Improves Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

May 22, 2014 9:22 am | by North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System | News | Comments

A recent study by investigators from LIJ Medical Center demonstrated that using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in men with an elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) resulted in a prostate cancer detection rate that was twice as high as...

Photos of the Day: How Wearable Technology Could Save Our Health (Infographic)

May 22, 2014 9:12 am | News | Comments

Smartwatches, wristbands, necklaces, clip-ons, smart clothing, and other wearable technology already exist. These gadgets can record vitals and send them to your doctor, revolutionizing healthcare...        

Taking Healthcare Home with Phones and Wearables

May 22, 2014 8:30 am | by Tom O’Dwyer, Director of Healthcare Technology, Analog Devices | Analog Devices, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Traditionally, people think of healthcare as taking place at the hospital or in a clinical setting where a physician is measuring the body — and vital signs in particular. But healthcare in the last couple of years has evolved out of the...

Canada Funds 65 Innovative Health Projects to Help Save Every Woman, Every Child

May 22, 2014 8:30 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | News | Comments

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, today announces investments of $12 million in projects worldwide, aimed squarely at improving the health and saving the lives of mothers, newborns and children in developing countries...

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