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Compact Workstation to Accelerate Immunofluorescent Staining

January 24, 2014 5:12 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hamilton Robotics has introduced the Microlab Immunostain NIMBUS Workstation for automated immune-histochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization (ISH) applications. This compact, automated and cost-effective workstation accepts multiple slide configurations and staining kit brands for simple and error-free operations.

The Scent of Cancer

January 24, 2014 3:12 pm | by University of Konstanz | News | Comments

A research unit in an international cooperation project, led by the Konstanz-based neurobiologist and zoologist Professor Dr. Giovanni Galizia, has been the first to demonstrate that fruit flies are able to distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells via ...

Researchers Developing New Approach for Imaging Dense Breasts for Abnormalities

January 24, 2014 3:05 pm | by Donna Dubuc, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | News | Comments

Dartmouth engineers and radiologists are developing new approaches for an emerging technique in diagnostic imaging for breast cancer—MRI with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Combined MRI/NIRS may benefit women whose mammogram showed ...

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A New Method to Control Nanoscale Diamond Sensors

January 24, 2014 9:55 am | by Helen Knight, MIT | News | Comments

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they could also one day help us understand how the brain processes information, thanks to a new sensing technique developed at MIT. A team in MIT’s Quantum Engineering Group has developed ...  

Helping to Shape the Future of Medical Device Design

January 23, 2014 2:39 pm | by Renjith Ponnappon, Product Manager, eInfochips | Blogs | Comments

I think mobile device technology is changing the world of medical device design, the components used, and the skills needed to succeed. If you want to help me shape the future of medical device design, or you want to know what other designers...

Holographic Diagnostics

January 23, 2014 11:29 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Responsive holograms that change color in the presence of certain compounds are being developed into portable medical tests and devices, which could be used to monitor conditions such as diabetes, cardiac function, infections, electrolyte...

Biomarkers in Blood Show Potential as Early Detection Method of Pancreatic Cancer

January 23, 2014 11:06 am | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

Researchers have identified diagnostic microRNA panels in whole blood that had the ability to distinguish, to some degree, patients with and without pancreatic cancer, according to a study in the January 22/29 issue of JAMA. The authors...

3D Imaging Provides Window into Living Cells, No Dye Required

January 22, 2014 11:25 am | by Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois | News | Comments

Living cells are ready for their close-ups, thanks to a new imaging technique that needs no dyes or other chemicals, yet renders high-resolution, three-dimensional, quantitative imagery of cells and their internal structures—all with conventional...

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The First Research Results from the Neurobiology Centre

January 21, 2014 12:05 pm | by Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology | News | Comments

Do dyslectic children have a slightly different brain structure than their colleagues? What chemical reactions cause the immune system to support the development of malignant brain tumours? Why are certain events etched so firmly in our...

Motors on the Go

January 21, 2014 11:50 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Lin Engineering, New Scale Technologies, Inc., Pro-Dex, Performance Motion Devices, Inc., Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Articles | Comments

With an influx of wireless, portable medical devices continuing to hit the market, often used by patients in their home or on the go, suppliers need to accommodate designers’ needs for smaller, more energy efficient device components. Since...

Infectious Disease Immunoassays Lead Market in IVD

January 21, 2014 10:40 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Immunoassays conducted for the purpose of determining the presence of infectious disease in a patient lead the market for this important IVD test, both in size of market and in the rate of revenue growth, according to The World Market for...

Enhancing Medical Devices with Force Sensing Technology

January 20, 2014 2:04 pm | by Mark Lowe, VP of Sensor Business, Tekscan Inc. | Tekscan, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Getting the most functionality and benefits out of medical devices is a common goal among designers. One technology that offers an array of advantages that enhance the quality of treatment a device can provide is force sensors. These components...

Looking Ahead at Imaging Technology

January 20, 2014 1:52 pm | by Adrian Wilson, Head of Technologies, Element Six | Blogs | Comments

Today’s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies, aiding the measurement of illness diagnose and treatment, even when stretched to their limits, have not allowed for resolution beyond a few micrometers and traditionally require expensive...

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Veran raises nearly $3M for 3d airway mapping system

January 20, 2014 11:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Veran Medical Technologies said it brought in $2.9 million in a funding round it hopes will eventually add $5 million to its coffers. The St. Louis-based medical device company, founded in 2005, is developing devices for diagnosis &...

Tissue Sample Marking Technology Takes the First Stage of Cancer Detection Beyond the Microscope-Assisted Eye

January 20, 2014 9:55 am | by PathXL | News | Comments

New software developed by biotechnology specialists PathXL in Belfast, Northern Ireland, provides pathologists with the potential to measure hundreds of cancer characteristics in tissue, improving what can be achieved with the naked eye...

Global Telehealth Market Set to Expand Tenfold by 2018

January 17, 2014 12:15 pm | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

The global telehealth market is expected to grow by more than a factor of 10 from 2013 to 2018, as medical providers increasingly employ remote communications and monitoring technology to reduce costs and improve the quality of care, according...

CEA Joins Industry Groups in Sponsoring Educational Series on Health App Development Under FDA Regulation

January 17, 2014 11:53 am | by Consumer Electronics Association | News | Comments

Today, the Consumer Electronics Association announced its sponsorship of an educational program series called the “Mobile Medical Apps (MMA) Roadshow: Managing App Development under FDA Regulation,” joining a consortium of six leading... 

Silver Nanowire Sensors Hold Promise for Prosthetics, Monitoring

January 17, 2014 11:26 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have used silver nanowires to develop wearable, multifunctional sensors that could be used in biomedical, military or athletic applications, including new prosthetics, robotic systems and flexible...

New Method to Detect Key Indicator of Heart Diseases

January 17, 2014 10:47 am | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

A team that includes Dartmouth College researchers has discovered a new way to detect cardiolipin, a key indicator of heart diseases and some genetic disorders. The results, which appear in the journal Analytical Chemistry, may eventually...

Photos of the Day: Google Eyes Glucose Monitoring

January 17, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is testing a contact lens for tear glucose detection. After years of scalding soldering hair-thin wires to miniaturize electronics, Brian Otis, Google X project lead, has burned his fingertips so often that he can no longer feel the...

Wireless Electronic Home Healthcare for All

January 16, 2014 3:20 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Analog Devices, Inc., Ximedica | Articles | Comments

These days, it’s as though the medical device industry is more synonymous with the electronics industry than it is with healthcare. Obviously an exaggeration, but there seems to be very few device sectors where electronics are not an integral...

Unwanted Side Effect Becomes Advantage in Photoacoustic Imaging

January 16, 2014 2:54 pm | by Beth Miller, Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Biomedical engineer Lihong Wang, PhD, and researchers in his lab work with lasers used in photoacoustic imaging for early-cancer detection and a close look at biological tissue. But sometimes there are limitations to what they can do, and...

Engineer Pursues Development of Five-Dimensional Imaging Technology

January 16, 2014 2:42 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Virginia Tech biomedical engineering faculty member Guohua Cao, director of the X-Ray Systems Laboratory, is leading an effort to develop a new type of X-ray scanner that is an unprecedented five dimensional technology. Cao is using his...

Infraredx Announces Nipro Corporation’s Plans for Commercial Manufacturing of TVC Imaging System in Japan

January 16, 2014 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Infraredx, Inc., a medical device company committed to advancing the diagnosis and management of coronary artery disease, today announced that Nipro Corporation, the exclusive distributor of the TVC Imaging System in Japan, has established...

Johnson & Johnson’s Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Acquired for $4.15 Billion

January 16, 2014 11:23 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire Johnson & Johnson’s Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) business, a global provider of solutions for screening, diagnosing, monitoring and confirming diseases, for...

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