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QIAGEN announces European launch of therascreen® IDH1/2 test for gliomas

January 6, 2014 4:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

QIAGEN N.V. today announced the European launch of its new therascreen® IDH1/2 RGQ Kit, enabling physicians to better diagnose and assess the prognoses of patients with gliomas, or tumors of the brain and  spinal cord. The test is based...

Vancive Exhibits Digital Healthcare Solutions at CES

January 6, 2014 4:45 pm | by Vancive Medical Technologies | Vancive Medical Technologies™ | News | Comments

Vancive Medical Technologies will showcase new digital healthcare solutions and discuss future technology developments, and exhibit a range of innovative solutions for commercial partners, developers and manufacturers at 2014 International...

AAMI Releases Summit Report on Home Healthcare Technology

January 6, 2014 3:49 pm | by AAMI | News | Comments

A comprehensive new report from AAMI sheds light on the complex challenges associated with the use of healthcare technology in homes and other nonclinical settings, and sets forth a series of ideas for how to best address them. The release...


Driving Innovation Is a Key Part of Our Mission

January 6, 2014 2:43 pm | by Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, FDA | Blogs | Comments

Ensuring the safety of the food supply and the safety and effectiveness of drugs, devices and biologics has always been at the core of FDA’s responsibility to protect the public health – and always will be. But what is often lost or neglected...

First-Ever FDA Approval for Smartphone-Connected Oral Thermometer

January 6, 2014 1:56 pm | by Kinsa | News | Comments

Kinsa, a mission-driven, venture-backed startup, today announced 510(k) clearance for its smartphone-connected thermometer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This announcement marks the first-ever approval by the FDA for a... 

Sintered Porous Materials for Medical Applications

January 6, 2014 1:18 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Porvair Filtration Group offers the regulatory approved BioVyon sintered porous plastic materials and its flagship product, Chromatrap, based upon proprietary BioVyon technology and used by researchers to identify cancer biomarkers.

New MIT Technology Allows 3D Image Interaction

January 6, 2014 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a way to allow people in one place to interact with three-dimensional versions of people or objects in a different location. MIT's Tangible Media Group calls the technology...

New Discovery of Biomarker to Improve Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment of ESCC

January 6, 2014 11:33 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC), the major histological form of esophageal cancer, is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a biomarker, called...  


Photos of the Day: Antimicrobial Glass

January 6, 2014 11:29 am | by Corning | News | Comments

As touch technologies proliferate, consumers are becoming aware of how bacteria can exist on mobile devices, particularly as we increasingly share touch-enabled surfaces at home, work, and elsewhere. Corning's Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass...

Corning Unveils World's First Antimicrobial Cover Glass

January 6, 2014 11:04 am | by Corning | News | Comments

Corning Incorporated today unveils Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass at the International Consumer Electronics Show. It is the first EPA-registered antimicrobial cover glass. The glass is formulated with an antibacterial agent, ionic... 

GE to Expand in Life Sciences with Acquisition from Thermo Fisher Scientific

January 6, 2014 10:28 am | by GE Healthcare | News | Comments

GE and Thermo Fisher Scientific announced today that they have entered into an agreement for GE Healthcare to acquire Thermo Fisher’s HyClone™ cell culture media and sera, and gene modulation and magnetic beads businesses for approximately...

Topera, Inc. Announces 510(k) Clearance of its Third Generation 3D Mapping System

January 6, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Topera, Inc., a medical device company that has developed a suite of products to assist in the identification of sources that sustain complex cardiac arrhythmias, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug...

Class I Medical Device Recall: Abbott Diabetes Care, FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips - Erroneously Low Blood Glucose Results

January 6, 2014 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Affected FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips may deliver erroneously low blood glucose results when used with the FreeStyle Flash Blood Glucose Meter, FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter, and the FreeStyle Blood Glucose Meter...


The MDT Top 10 from 2013

January 3, 2014 4:05 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

The past year of 2013 was certainly full of news for the healthcare sector as a whole. Obviously Obamacare topped the headlines (seemingly daily) with the media reporting on the latest Congressional battle, digital blunder, cost analysis...

New MRI Technique Illuminates the Wrist in Motion

January 3, 2014 10:19 am | by University of California - Davis Health System | News | Comments

If a picture is worth 1,000 words then a movie is worth far more, especially when it comes to diagnosing wrist problems. UC Davis radiologists, medical physicists and orthopaedic surgeons have found a way to create "movies" of the wrist in...

Patch Outperforms Holter for Prolonged Heart Rhythm Tracking

January 3, 2014 9:52 am | by Scripps | News | Comments

Research by the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has found that a small adhesive wireless device worn on the chest for up to two weeks does a better job detecting abnormal and potentially dangerous heart rhythms than the Holter...

2014 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo

January 2, 2014 11:24 am | Events

Attend the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo and connect with global leaders in clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine, lab management, and other areas of breaking science...

Veterinary Diagnostics Should See Faster Revenue Growth than Overall IVD

January 2, 2014 10:51 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

At nearly $2 billion dollars, the veterinary diagnostics represent an ancillary but increasingly appealing course of market development for companies active in the $55 billion in vitro diagnostics (IVD) market, according to Kalorama Information...

Cheaper Genetic Tests for Breast Cancer Risks in 2014?

December 31, 2013 1:48 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

That natural human genes cannot be patented was one of the biggest biotechnology stories of 2013 and the effects of that Supreme Court decision are already threatening defendant Myriad Genetics. The Salt Lake City-based molecular diagnostic...

NIH to Fund Research Workforce Diversity Program

December 31, 2013 10:44 am | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health is releasing three new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to develop approaches to engage researchers, especially from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive...

Vapor Nanobubbles Rapidly Detect Malaria Through the Skin

December 31, 2013 10:37 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University researchers have developed a noninvasive technology that accurately detects low levels of malaria infection through the skin in seconds with a laser scanner. The “vapor nanobubble” technology requires no dyes or diagnostic...

Imaging Technology Could Unlock Mysteries of a Childhood Disease

December 31, 2013 9:59 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

By the time they're two, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold. But for some children, especially premature babies and those with underlying health conditions, RSV can lead...

Researchers Find Novel Biological Sources for Edible Medical Device Battery Materials

December 30, 2013 10:23 am | by Carnegie Mellon | News | Comments

The squirmy marine cuttlefish may be the next best source of electrode materials for batteries to power edible medical devices. Carnegie Mellon University's Chris Bettinger and Jay Whitacre have found that ink from the cuttlefish, a close...

Researchers: Fructose Does Not Impact Emerging Indicator for Cardiovascular Disease

December 30, 2013 9:35 am | by St. Michael's Hospital | News | Comments

Fructose, the sugar often blamed for the obesity epidemic, does not itself have any impact on an emerging marker for the risk of cardiovascular disease known as postprandial triglycerides, new research has found. However, overconsumption...

New Genetic Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes Revealed

December 26, 2013 8:59 am | by Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | News | Comments

An international team of researchers in Mexico and the United States has uncovered a new genetic clue that contributes to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly the elevated risk among Mexican and other Latin American...

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