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Preventing and Reducing Hospital Admissions

November 19, 2014 7:30 am | by Marc Dubreuil, Vice President of Business Development, Farm Design | Blogs | Comments

We are beginning to see more integration of capabilities in order to provide imaging, diagnostics, and tissue manipulation within a single device and procedure. This allows the clinician, after confirming suspicious tissue, to biopsy, ablate...

Blood Test Warns of Kidney Transplant Rejection

November 18, 2014 3:22 pm | by IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute | News | Comments

Researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and doctors at University Hospital of Bellvitge, together with a team of researchers from the University of California, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, California Pacific Medical...

Technology ‘Lights Up’ Cancer in the Blood

November 18, 2014 2:57 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Metastasis is bad news for cancer patients. Northwestern University scientists now have demonstrated a simple but powerful tool that can detect live cancer cells in the bloodstream, potentially long before the cells could settle somewhere in...

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Magnetic Micro-Actuators Could Serve as a Transport Mechanism Within the Body

November 18, 2014 2:15 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Scientists have been conducting research on micrometer-sized actuators which one day may make it possible to transport drugs or chemical sensor molecules to specific locations throughout the human body. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now taken...

Analyst: Debate Over Device Tax Only Masks Needed Reforms

November 18, 2014 12:04 pm | by GlobalData | News | Comments

Rob Littlefield, MSc, GlobalData’s Analyst covering Medical Devices, says, “Republicans in the US Congress are expected to move quickly to revoke the medical device tax, which was imposed two years ago as part of a suite of fees on the healthcare...

Sharing Personal Health Data: The Patient’s Opinion

November 18, 2014 11:48 am | by Team Consulting | News | Comments

In a survey of 2,000 patients suffering from chronic medical conditions (such as diabetes, cancer, asthma, COPD and arthritis) less than 4% of respondents were happy to share their personal health data with consumer companies such as Nike, Apple...

MEDICA and COMPAMED Post-Show Wrap-Up

November 18, 2014 11:26 am | by Messe Düsseldorf | News | Comments

“The high number of international visitors gave medical device technology providers as well as their suppliers at MEDICA and COMPAMED tailwinds to strengthen their export business. Those putting their business on a particularly broad footing...

Assessing the Good and the Bad in the LDT Guidances

November 17, 2014 2:35 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

FDA recently released two draft guidances on the regulation of laboratory-developed tests (LDT): Framework for Regulatory Oversight of LDTs and FDA Notification and Medical Device Reporting for LDTs. With the release of these guidances, the agency...

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Genetic Test Steers Cancer Treatment

November 17, 2014 11:57 am | by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | News | Comments

For patients with aggressive types of leukemia and other blood cancers, quickly identifying and starting the right treatment can make all the difference. In a major advance in the care of these patients, physicians at Dana-Farber/Brigham and...

University to Develop Portable Device to Diagnose Ebola

November 17, 2014 11:36 am | by University of Westminster | News | Comments

The University of Westminster has been awarded a research grant of £620,000 funded by The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Wellcome Trust to develop a portable device which can test bodily fluids to diagnose the Ebola virus...

90-Minute Test Detects Infection in Only Milliliters of Blood

November 17, 2014 10:34 am | by University of California - Irvine | News | Comments

A new bloodstream infection test created by UC Irvine researchers can speed up diagnosis times with unprecedented accuracy, allowing physicians to treat patients with potentially deadly ailments more promptly and effectively. The UCI team, led...

Keeping Score of Metastasis

November 17, 2014 9:45 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Scientists at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and their collaborators have developed a scoring scheme that predicts the ability of cancer cells to spread to other parts of...

Getting to the Heart of Disease Diagnosis During Pregnancy

November 17, 2014 9:24 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

The new portable device is able to detect both the electrical activity emitted by the heart of the mom as from the unborn baby’s. A group of students from the Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico (UAM-I) developed a technological...

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Creating Flexible Medical Electronics with a T-Shirt Printer

November 17, 2014 9:09 am | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has successfully printed complex electronic circuits using a common t-shirt printer. The electronic circuits are printed using unique materials in layers on top of everyday flexible materials such...

Cutting-Edge Software Pinpoints Aggressive Breast Cancer

November 14, 2014 3:34 pm | by Western University | News | Comments

Researchers at Western University are using cutting-edge genetic mutation-analysis software developed in their lab to interpret mutations in tumor genome that may provide insight into determining which breast cancer tumors are more likely spread...

Social Robots Help Children with Diabetes Gain Confidence

November 14, 2014 3:20 pm | by Alan Williams, University of Plymouth | News | Comments

Social robots are helping diabetic children accept the nature of their condition and become more confident about their futures, scientists have announced following a four-and-a-half year research study ...       

Optimizing Low Volume Non-Contact Dispense Performance

November 13, 2014 7:30 am | by Don McNeil, Sr. Product Manager, Parker Precision Fluidics | Articles | Comments

As laboratory instrumentation for analytical and clinical applications evolve, instrument manufacturers have responded by reducing liquid volumes used in sampling and reagent addition. This reduction enables increased throughput, efficient...

Diagnosing Diseases in Pre-Term Babies with Their Diapers

November 10, 2014 11:31 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

She woke up in her hospital room feeling nothing short of desperation. Katie Brenner remembered giving birth to a tiny daughter hours earlier but the doctors and nurses had whisked the preterm infant away for care. She hadn’t seen little Ruthie...

Device that Runs Hundreds of Lab Tests with Single Drop of Blood Wins XCHALLENGE

November 10, 2014 10:34 am | by Nokia | News | Comments

XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competition, today awarded DMI (DNA Medicine Institute) the $525,000 Grand Prize in the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a competition to catalyze breakthrough medical sensing technologies that will...

ISO 80369 Standards on Small-Bore Tubing Connectors Inch Forward Toward Release

November 10, 2014 7:30 am | by Kyle Steele, New Product Development Engineer, Value Plastics | Value Plastics, A Nordson Company | Articles | Comments

The Luer connector has, for decades, been one of the most common types of small-bore (less than 8.5mm) connectors used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities to link or join medical devices, components, and accessories for the purpose...

Examining the Physician Office Lab Market: Japan and Global Overview

November 7, 2014 3:07 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Japan’s highly centralized healthcare system has not left much room for physician office testing, outside of a sizeable physician office laboratory (POL) flu testing market. Epidemic and pandemic influenza strains in Asia significantly increased the need...

Single Blood Drop Diagnostics Key to Resolving Healthcare Challenges

November 7, 2014 2:17 pm | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

At TEDMED 2014, President and CEO of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, talked about the importance of enabling early detection of disease through new diagnostic tools and empowering individuals to make educated decisions about their healthcare...

DARPA Speeds Funding for New Biotech

November 7, 2014 1:33 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

Many businesses and academic researchers wishing to pursue cutting-edge research ideas with government support lack the resources to navigate the burdensome paperwork requirements required to win federal grants or contracts. DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office...

Groundbreaking Diagnostics Approach

November 7, 2014 9:59 am | by Cambridge Consultants | News | Comments

Product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants is working with Singapore-based start-up Endofotonics on a groundbreaking endoscopic instrument development to improve pre-cancer diagnosis. It’s the world’s first device to give clinicians real-time...

Dyson Awards Low Cost Incubator for Premature Babies

November 7, 2014 9:54 am | by Dyson | News | Comments

Over one in ten babies worldwide are born prematurely. According to the World Health Organization, 75% of deaths resulting from premature birth could be avoided if inexpensive treatments were more readily available across the globe. This year’s James Dyson Award winner...

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