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Infection Warning System Contains Targets for Antiviral & Vaccine Strategies

July 30, 2012 3:04 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

Two new targets have been discovered for antiviral therapies and vaccines strategies that could enhance the body's defenses against such infectious diseases as West Nile and hepatitis C.

Patent Issued for Advanced Detection in Medical Imaging

July 30, 2012 2:57 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The patents cover the technology in Arradiance’s GEM-R2 and GEM-R2D2 nanofilms that functionalize bare detector substrates of any size or insulating material to enable noiseless, low signal amplification.

23andMe Seeks FDA Approval for Personal DNA Test

July 30, 2012 2:50 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Genetic test maker 23andMe is asking the FDA to approve its personalized DNA test in a move that, if successful, could boost acceptance of technology that is viewed skeptically by leading scientists who question its usefulness.


"Diving Board" Sensors Key to DNA Detection

July 30, 2012 2:40 pm | by Britt Faulstick, Drexel | News | Comments

A tiny vibrating cantilever sensor could soon help doctors and field clinicians quickly detect harmful toxins, bacteria and even indicators of certain types of cancer from small samples of blood or urine.

Ebola Infects Multiple Villages in Uganda

July 30, 2012 11:13 am | by Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press | News | Comments

Six more patients suspected to have Ebola have been admitted to the hospital days after investigators confirmed an outbreak of the highly infectious disease in a remote corner of western Uganda, a health official said on Monday.

Roper Industries Buys Sunquest for $1.42B

July 30, 2012 10:51 am | by AP | News | Comments

Medical and industrial equipment maker Roper Industries is buying hospital software company Sunquest Information Systems for approximately $1.42 billion.

DSM’s VitroStealth Coating used in Axis-Shield’s next generation Afinion Point-of-Care Cartridge

July 10, 2012 12:22 pm | News | Comments

DSM, a global leader in biomedical materials, today announced that its VitroStealth® non-biofouling coating is used in Afinion®, Axis-Shield’s next generation point-of-care diagnostic system. Physicians can use Afinion® during the span of an office visit and obtain patient lipid levels within a matter of minutes.

Epilepsy Organizations Award Funding for New Devices to Treat, Detect, and Monitor Epilepsy Conditions

June 25, 2012 6:45 am | News | Comments

The Epilepsy Therapy Project (ETP) and the Epilepsy Foundation (EF) today announced the latest grant recipients of their New Therapy Grants Program, a unique joint venture of the two non-profit epilepsy organizations to advance clinical development...


Covidien Announces Global Launch of Nellcor SpO2 Module for Philips IntelliVue Patient Monitors

June 25, 2012 6:11 am | News | Comments

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced the launch of its Nellcor™ SpO2 single parameter module for use with the Philips IntelliVue patient monitoring platform.

PositiveID Corporation Wins Gold at Connected World Value Chain Awards for Its iglucose Mobile Health Solution for Diabetes Management

June 19, 2012 6:50 am | News | Comments

PositiveID Corporation announced it has won the Gold award for its iglucose mobile health solution for diabetes management at Connected World magazine's Value Chain Awards in the Home Health category.

Dexcom Receives CE Mark Approval for the Dexcom G4 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

June 15, 2012 6:03 am | News | Comments

Dexcom, Inc. today announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its fourth generation continuous glucose monitoring system, the Dexcom G4® system, enabling commercialization of the Dexcom G4 system in the European Union and the countries in Asia and Latin America...

NIST Effort Could Improve High-Tech Medical Scanners

June 13, 2012 7:28 am | News | Comments

A powerful color-based imaging technique is making the jump from remote sensing to the operating room—and a team of scientists* at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have taken steps to ensure it performs...

Using Tiny ‘Speed Bumps,’ Micro-Sorting Device Could Catch Roaming Cancer Cells

June 13, 2012 7:25 am | News | Comments

German Drazer, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and his doctoral student, Jorge A. Bernate, reported that they have developed a lab-on-chip platform...


Groundbreaking Discovery of the Cellular Origin of Cervical Cancer

June 12, 2012 8:59 am | News | Comments

A team of scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) and Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) together with clinicians from Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have identified a unique set of cells in the cervix that are the cause...

Biochip Could Enable Fast, Portable Flu Strain Detection

June 10, 2012 10:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A similar design could lead to chips that detect drug-resistant strains of HIV and tuberculosis.

Nonin Medical, Inc. Announces U.S. Market Release of EQUANOX Advance Model 8004CB Series Sensor for Neonatal, Pediatric Patients

June 8, 2012 7:33 am | News | Comments

Nonin Medical, Inc. announced today the U.S. market release of its EQUANOX™ Advance Model 8004CB Series neonatal/pediatric sensor. The EQUANOX Advance 8004CB Series Sensor with Nonin's patent-pending Dynamic Compensation™ algorithm...

Welldoc’s Mobile Diabetes Intervention System Highlighted at American Diabetes Association 72nd Scientific Sessions

June 8, 2012 7:30 am | News | Comments

WellDoc, a healthcare behavioral science and technology company whose products improve the lives of people with chronic diseases, today released new data from a study first published last fall in Diabetes Care.

D. Medical Receives First Payment Pursuant to Worldwide OEM Agreement for Spring Universal Detach Detect Infusion Sets

June 4, 2012 5:26 am | News | Comments

D. Medical Industries Ltd., announced today that its subsidiaries, Spring Health Solutions Ltd. and Spring Set Health Solutions Ltd., have received the first payment pursuant to the previously reported worldwide original equipment manufacturer agreement with Twobiens...

Medline Launches Several New Infection-Fighting Solutions at 39th Annual APIC Conference

June 4, 2012 5:18 am | News | Comments

From products to help protect health care workers from getting the flu, to a new high-tech device that destroys harmful bacteria and prevents health care-acquired infections, Medline Industries, Inc. is introducing a number of innovative solutions designed to improve worker...

Transdermal Specialties to Unveil Breakthrough Insulin Patch Technology at the American Diabetes Association's 72nd Scientific Session

May 30, 2012 6:03 am | News | Comments

Transdermal Specialties Inc., a pioneer in painless, injection-free ultrasonic transdermal drug-delivery systems for the pharmaceutical industry, will unveil its breakthrough Insulin Patch Technology at the American Diabetes Association's 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting...

Competitive Technologies Announces Results of Pilot Trials Using Calmare Medical Device With 'Scrambler Therapy' Technology

May 18, 2012 5:44 am | News | Comments

Competitive Technologies, Inc. announced today the availability of two clinical trial abstracts announced by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Both abstracts indicate positive effects from the use of the Calmare(R) medical device with "Scrambler Therapy"...

Idaho Technology Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Expanded FilmArray Respiratory Panel

May 15, 2012 11:54 am | News | Comments

Idaho Technology, Inc., a privately held clinical diagnostics company dedicated to providing the world's fastest, highest-quality instruments for pathogen identification and DNA analysis, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of five...

Fluke Biomedical launches speedy new ProSim SPOT Light SpO2 Functional Tester

May 15, 2012 11:40 am | News | Comments

Fluke Biomedical announced today the newest addition to their ProSim family of patient monitor quality-assurance testing and troubleshooting tools, the SPOT Light SpO2 Functional Tester. Citing a record 15-second preventive maintenance (PM) test for SpO2 patient monitor...

Researchers Say Urine Dipstick Test is Accurate Predictor of Renal Failure in Sepsis Patients

May 15, 2012 5:53 am | News | Comments

Henry Ford Hospital researchers have found that the presence of excess protein in a common urine test is an effective prognostic marker of acute renal failure in patients with severe sepsis.Researchers analyzed data from 328 sepsis patients with no previous history...

Curetis AG Achieves CE-Marking for Unyvero Solution and Initiates Commercialization

May 14, 2012 5:15 am | News | Comments

Curetis AG, an innovative molecular diagnostics company focusing on the development and commercialization of in-vitro diagnostic products for infectious diseases, today announced that the company has achieved the CE marking for its Unyvero™ suite of instruments...

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