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Bruin Biometrics, LLC Achieves Significant Milestone with Receipt of ISO 13485 Certification

December 9, 2013 12:05 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Bruin Biometrics, LLC an innovative medical device manufacturer, announced today that it has received ISO 13485:2003 and EN ISO 13485:2012 certification, including CMDCAS certification, for its Quality Management System with its notified body...

Measuring Life's Tugs and Nudges

December 9, 2013 11:58 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

As embryonic tissue develops, cells push and pull on each other, and they must do so correctly for the tissue to develop properly. Now scientists at Harvard University have devised the first method to measure these forces in three-dimensional...

Ultrasound Microscopy: An Aid for Surgeons to Make the Invisible, Visible

December 9, 2013 11:47 am | by Toyohashi University of Technology | News | Comments

An ultrasonic microscope emits a high frequency sound at an object, and the reflected sound captured by its lens is converted into two dimensional image of the object under scrutiny. Ultrasonic microscopes have a wide range of applications...


Better First Response Medical Care During Catastrophes

December 9, 2013 11:19 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

When large-scale emergencies occur, it often takes far too long before victims receive the care their injuries demand. Now a new electronic system has been designed to support helpers during the initial assessment of victims and to speed up...

Pioneering Path to Electrical Conductivity in 'Tinker Toy' Materials to Appear in Science

December 9, 2013 11:12 am | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories researchers have devised a novel way to realize electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework (MOF) materials, a development that could have profound implications for the future of electronics, sensors... 

Photos of the Day: Metal-Organic Framework Diagnostics

December 9, 2013 11:08 am | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories researchers Mark Allendorf, left, Alec Talin, center, and Francois Leonard measure the conductivity of a metal-organic framework (MOF) device. As described in a paper published in Science magazine, the team...

ContextVision pushes the limits of medical imaging

December 9, 2013 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ContextVision AB: At the RSNA congress in Chicago last week ContextVision launched two new cutting-edge image quality products, for ultrasound and mammography respectively. The upgraded US PLUSView family of products for ultrasound has...  

New Medical Operations

December 6, 2013 11:14 am | by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The enactment of the Affordable Care Act will bring tens of millions of U.S. citizens into the private health-insurance market for the first time, while also expanding Medicaid, the government-run insurance program for the needy. Among other...


Prostate Cancer Biomarker May Predict Patient Outcomes

December 6, 2013 11:04 am | by Vanderbilt University Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Alberta in Canada have identified a biomarker for a cellular switch that accurately predicts which prostate cancer patients are likely to have their cancer recur or...

Calibration Tools Enhance Imaging of Cancer

December 6, 2013 10:13 am | by NIST | News | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed prototype calibration tools for an experimental medical imaging technique that offers new advantages in diagnosing and monitoring of certain cancers and possibly other...

Stripped Mobile Phone Camera Turned into a Mini-Microscope for Low-Cost Diagnostics

December 6, 2013 10:04 am | by Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland | News | Comments

Microscopy, being relatively easy to perform at low cost, is the universal diagnostic method for detection of most globally important parasitic infections. Methods developed in well-equipped laboratories are, however, difficult to maintain...

Photo of the Day: Diagnostic Smartphone Camera

December 6, 2013 10:04 am | by Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland | News | Comments

Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, FIMM, University of Helsinki and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, have shown that novel techniques for high-resolution imaging and image transfer over data networks may be utilized...

Ultrathin 'Diagnostic Skin' Allows Continuous Patient Monitoring

December 5, 2013 11:23 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

It is likely that at your next visit to the doctor, a medical practitioner will start by taking your temperature. This has been part of medical practice for so long that we may see it as antiquated, with little value. However, the routine nature...


Computer Model Suggests Genetic Breast Cancer Screening May Benefit Those at Intermediate Risk

December 5, 2013 10:50 am | by GCI Health | News | Comments

Archimedes Inc., a healthcare modeling and analytics company, today announced results of a simulated clinical trial which found that the seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (7SNP) genetic test for breast cancer was most cost effective when...

Safe, Comfortable, and Front and Center: GE Healthcare Transforms the Patient Experience

December 5, 2013 10:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, is committed to developing new products and improving current offerings to ensure the highest standards in patient care for billions of patients around the world. Today at the 2013 Radiological...

The Pulse: Medical 'Ro-Butt' & Reinventing Healthcare

December 5, 2013 9:07 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are giving virtual prostate exams, teaching kids with autism, launching a new style of mobility device, and reinventing healthcare with L.A. billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. This episode features:   

Cognoptix President and CEO Paul Hartung named “Emerging Medical Technologies Innovator of the Month” by Life Science Intelligence®

December 4, 2013 3:23 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Cognoptix President and CEO Paul Hartung has been honored as “Emerging Medical Technologies Innovator of the Month” by Life Science Intelligence (“LSI”). The accolade comes on the heels of clinical data presented recently at the ‘Clinical Trials...

New Data Show Seno Medical Instruments' Imagio™ May Help Reduce Negative Biopsies for Breast Cancer

December 4, 2013 2:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering opto-acoustic imaging as a tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, today announced preliminary information from a feasibility study of its Imagio breast imaging device...

Simple Blood Test Detects 85% of Colorectal Cancers

December 4, 2013 12:29 pm | by VolitionRx Limited | News | Comments

VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer, today releases new data showing that when combining two of its proprietary NuQ assays into one test, they can achieve...

Molecular Sensor Detects Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

December 4, 2013 11:59 am | by Gladstone Institutes | News | Comments

For some, the disease multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks its victims slowly and progressively over a period of many years. For others, it strikes without warning in fits and starts. But all patients share one thing in common: the disease had...

Swallowing a Diagnostic Pill

December 4, 2013 11:12 am | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

A tiny capsule that can carry out a chemical analysis of the contents of one's stomach could identify the presence of so-called "occult" blood at very low levels. The data is automatically broadcast to an external monitoring device for detection...

A Leap Forward in X-Ray Technology

December 4, 2013 10:37 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

X-rays transformed medicine a century ago by providing a noninvasive way to detect internal structures in the body. Still, they have limitations: X-rays cannot image the body’s soft tissues, except with the use of contrast-enhancing agents...

Photos of the Day: Contrast-Free Portable X-Rays

December 4, 2013 10:35 am | by MIT News Office | News | Comments

A test device built at MIT as a proof-of-principle for the new, higher-resolution X-ray system, using a vacuum chamber that measures eight inches across. The team expects that eventual production models would be substantially smaller...  

Labcyte CEO Mark Fischer-Colbrie and CTO, Co-Founder Rich Ellson Named National EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2013 Life Sciences Finalists

December 4, 2013 8:33 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Mark Fischer-Colbrie, CEO and President, and Rich Ellson, CTO and a Co-Founder of Labcyte Inc., have been named National EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2013 Life Sciences Finalists. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is the country’s most...

Exact Sciences Announces Date for FDA Advisory Committee Meeting

December 3, 2013 4:15 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Exact Sciences Corp. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Molecular and Clinical Genetics Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee is tentatively scheduled to review the premarket approval application for the...

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