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Hybrid Nano-Materials Could Replace Human Tissue

November 22, 2013 10:53 am | by Polytechnic Institute of New York University | News | Comments

A team of researchers has uncovered critical information that could help scientists understand how protein polymers interact with other self-assembling biopolymers. The research helps explain naturally occurring nano-material within cells and...

Researchers' New Technique Improves Accuracy, Ease of Cancer Diagnosis

November 22, 2013 10:20 am | by Matthew Chin, UCLA | News | Comments

A team of researchers from UCLA and Harvard University have demonstrated a technique that, by measuring the physical properties of individual cells in body fluids, can diagnose cancer with a high degree of accuracy. The technique, which uses...

Photo of the Day: Microchip Device Warps Cells to Spot Cancer

November 22, 2013 10:19 am | News | Comments

A schematic of normal and invasive cancer cells is shown. A more flexible cellular architecture may allow malignant cells to invade fluid-containing lung tissue. The authors measure this deformable state with the Deformability Cytometry technique...

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Fenwal lands 510(k) clearance for Alyx blood collection software

November 22, 2013 9:00 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Fenwal Inc. said it landed 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a new version of software for its Alyx blood collection system. Lake Zurich, Ill.-based Fenwal, a subsidiary of Fresenius, said the new software adds a protocol for closed-system plasma...

Distribution of In Vitro Diagnostic Products Labeled for Research Use Only or Investigational Use Only - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff

November 22, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

FDA is issuing this guidance document to provide the current thinking of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) on when in vitro diagnostic (IVD) products are properly...

Membrane Chip Interface Advances Microfluidic Applications

November 21, 2013 5:07 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microfluidics specialist Dolomite announced the launch of its Membrane Chip Interface, a novel device designed specifically for in-line liquid-liquid separation, liquid-liquid contacting, dead-end and cross-flow filtration, and electrochemistry applications.

Gene Sequencing Devices Are ‘Next Generation’

November 21, 2013 3:10 pm | by Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., Director, CDRH | Blogs | Comments

Just for a moment, imagine a scenario in which you have an illness that has eluded diagnosis. The usual suspects have been ruled out and no one knows exactly what’s making you sick. Using medical devices that FDA has now cleared for marketing...

Benefits for Humanity: The Sound of Life

November 21, 2013 1:56 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Ultrasound and remote medicine methods that are in use aboard the International Space Station have been adapted for use on Earth to save lives around the world. This example, along with a few of the many benefits provided by research performed...

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Photos of the Day: Diagnostic Diapers

November 21, 2013 10:48 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | News | Comments

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea that annually kills 500,000 children under age five and hospitalizes millions more. India’s Achira Labs is creating a fabric-based chip that, when integrated into disposable diapers, will help...

83 Global Health Innovations Receive Grand Challenges Canada Funding

November 21, 2013 10:34 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | News | Comments

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, today extends seed grants of $100,000 each to 83 inventive new ideas for addressing health problems in resource-poor countries. The Grand Challenges Canada "Stars in Global Health"...

VuCOMP Strikes Partnership with Konica Minolta Medical Imaging

November 21, 2013 7:30 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

VuCOMP, Inc. today announced an agreement with Konica Minolta Medical Imaging to include VuCOMP’s M-Vu CAD, the first mammography CAD product clinically proven in a pivotal reader study, as companion technology for Konica Minolta’s high...

CIVCO Advances Real-Time Planning for Brachytherapy with New EX3™ Stepper

November 20, 2013 12:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CIVCO Medical Solutions advances the standard in real-time planning with FDA 510(k) clearance of the EX3 Stepper for Low Dose Rate (LDR) and High Dose Rate (HDR) ultrasound-guided brachytherapy for prostate cancer detection and treatment...

Robotic System Enables Minimally Invasive Virtual Autopsies

November 20, 2013 11:45 am | by Virtopsy Project | Videos | Comments

The Virtopsy project, a multi-disciplinary project that involves forensic science, diagnostic imaging, computer science, automation technology, telematics and biomechanics, aims to develop new techniques to improve the outcome of forensic...

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Solar-Powered Battery Woven into Fabric Overcomes Hurdle for 'Wearable Electronics'

November 20, 2013 11:10 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Though some people already seem inseparable from their smartphones, even more convenient, wearable, solar-powered electronics could be on the way soon, woven into clothing fibers or incorporated into watchbands. This novel battery development...

Report: $17 Billion Immunoassay Market Far from Mature

November 20, 2013 10:54 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

The immunoassay market is large and in some areas locked up by large IVD companies, but there is plenty of opportunity for innovators and for niche players developing antibody or antigen-based tests, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare...

First Breast Biopsy System Offering Real-Time Monitoring and Guidance

November 20, 2013 10:42 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

Breast cancer is by far the most frequent cancer among women, with an estimated 1,38 million new cancer cases diagnosed in 2008 (23% of all cancers) and one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality. Just within the European Union...

The Amount of Iron in Our Blood Can Be Measured Using a Mobile Phone

November 20, 2013 10:27 am | by Plataforma SINC | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Burgos (Spain) have developed a smart material which changes color based on the amount of iron in a fluid, whether it be water, wine or blood serum. Afterwards, if the result is photographed with a digital...

Photos of the Day: Blood Iron Detection with Smartphone

November 20, 2013 10:26 am | by Plataforma SINC | News | Comments

Soon, it could be possible to find out whether a person has a blood iron deficiency or overload with a mere pinch of the finger and a mobile phone. All that is needed is a device that can separate blood serum and the film of material that chemists...

Smart Glasses Solution to Detect Patient Veins for Precise IV Placement

November 20, 2013 9:49 am | by Evena Medical | News | Comments

Evena Medical, a leader in the development of high-quality, high-definition imaging for fast, accurate and precise venous access, today announced the launch of its Eyes-On™ Glasses System, a one-of-a-kind point-of-care wearable unit which...

Market for Wearable Medical Devices Reaches New All-Time High

November 20, 2013 9:40 am | by Wearable Technologies | News | Comments

One Highlight at the MEDICA 2013, the largest medical marketplace, will once again be the WTshow. For the fourth time, Wearable Technologies invited exciting companies to be part of the WTshow. In our booth (hall 15, booth C03) visitors will...

Definiens and Metamark Enter Multi-Year Deal for Prostate Cancer Prognostic Test

November 20, 2013 9:30 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Definiens, the global leader in image analysis for digital pathology and diagnostics, and Metamark Genetics, a privately-held biotechnology company developing novel tests aimed at improving cancer care, today announced a multi-year agreement...

Grenelabs Seeks Crowdfunding for Lab-on-a-Chip Device

November 20, 2013 9:19 am | by Grenelabs | News | Comments

Thomas Warinner, head of Grenelabs, seeks crowdfunding to raise $75,000 by December 20, 2013, to support the completion of the technologically new, lab-on-a chip diagnostic tool. This device, small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, is...

GENEWIZ, Inc. and ACCB Announce Collaboration for the Application of Next Generation Sequencing in Clinical Molecular Diagnostic Testing

November 20, 2013 7:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GENEWIZ, Inc., leading global genomics service provider, and Beijing ACCB Biotech Ltd. (ACCB) announced a collaboration for the application of next generation sequencing tests toward the advancement of clinical molecular diagnostics. The companies...

MagneMotion Partners with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

November 20, 2013 6:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

MagneMotion Inc., a leading provider of products and transport systems based on Linear Synchronous Motor (LSM) technology today announced a strategic partnership with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, a global leader in clinical diagnostics, whereby...

SonoSite wins FDA OK for 'world's 1st' ultrasound kiosk

November 19, 2013 2:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

SonoSite this month won 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its X-Porte ultrasound kiosk in the U.S., and the device maker's planning to start shipping the device immediately. The Bothell, Wash.-based medical device company said called the...

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