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A Non-Invasive Breath Test for Lung Cancer

April 24, 2013 9:18 am | by Dr. John Cormier, Picomole | News | Comments

Picomole has announced that it has developed a diagnostic test to detect lung cancer that has a preliminary accuracy of 98.5%. This best-in-class result is better than any other technique currently in use for the detection of lung cancer, according to the company.

Questions over Gene Patents Shake Diagnostics Industry

April 24, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

At this week’s Biotechnology Industry Organization show in Chicago, a panel of law experts bemoaned the recent Supreme Court hearings on whether individual genes can be patented, saying there was no sign that anyone involved in the case truly understood the technology or the business implications of their arguments.

Hundreds of Tiny Untethered Surgical Tools in First Animal Biopsies

April 23, 2013 4:36 pm | by Phil Sneiderman, Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

By using swarms of untethered grippers, each as small as a speck of dust, Johns Hopkins engineers and physicians say they have devised a new way to perform biopsies that could provide a more effective way to access narrow conduits in the body as well as find early signs of cancer or other diseases.


Diaxonhit Wins a Major Public Tender from the Paris Hospitals

April 23, 2013 11:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2013--Regulatory News: Diaxonhit (Paris:ALEHT), the leading French provider of specialty diagnostic solutions, won through its marketing subsidiary InGen, a major tender from the AGEPS, the Paris Hospitals’ (Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, AP-HP) central...

Stanford Researchers Develop New Method to Assess Options for Heart-Disease Surgery

April 23, 2013 10:36 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a method of predicting which patients with heart disease would benefit more from surgery and which would benefit more from angioplasty. Drawing on Medicare records of more than 100,000 patients with heart disease, the team demonstrated that the effectiveness of coronary bypass surgery varied widely based on each individual's characteristics.

Technology Transforms Health Care

April 23, 2013 10:23 am | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

The current special issue of Technology and Innovation – Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, devoted to studies on medical technology and health care delivery, focuses on a wide range of topics, from new technologies to reduce the cost of health care to understanding the human microbiome.

Making Sense of Medical Sensors

April 23, 2013 9:19 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT | News | Comments

With the recent launch of MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, MIT News examines research with the potential to reshape medicine and health care through new scientific knowledge, novel treatments and products, better management of medical data, and improvements in health-care delivery.

3v07 Medical Advertising Introduces Social Anthropology Product

April 23, 2013 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2013--Healthcare advertising is seeing more medical device companies going direct to consumers thanks to the effectiveness of the Internet in reaching people looking for answers online to their medical conditions. This has made it important for...


Neusoft Medical Launches New Products to Global Market at 2013 Spring CMEF

April 23, 2013 5:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SHENYANG, China, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd. ("Neusoft Medical"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Neusoft Corporation (SSE: 600718), today announced the launch of a variety of new products to the global market in the categories of CT, digital X-ray,...

Electrophysiology Devices Market Worth US$4.4 billion by 2015

April 22, 2013 12:36 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

DALLAS, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "Global Electrophysiology (EP) Devices- Market Growth Analysis, 2009-2015" and "Electrophysiology (EP) Devices – Emerging Markets (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa And South Korea), 2009-2015" are new reports available at RnR...

Healthcare's First Direct Contracting Market Launches Today; Will Offer Mutually Beneficial Approach for Hospitals and Suppliers

April 22, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IRVING, Texas, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today aptitude announced the launch of the healthcare industry's first online direct contracting market, a one-stop destination designed to complement a hospital's existing contracting model or provide an alternative for those looking...

Sanovas Launches Next Generation Surgical Imaging Technology

April 22, 2013 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sanovas Inc., a life science technology company developing and commercializing the next-generation of micro-invasive diagnostics, devices and drug delivery technologies, announced today the launch of MicroCamT, its OEM "Plug & Play" micro imaging platform for endoscopic device ...

FORUM® Viewer App Makes Diagnostic Patient Data Available for Mobile Use

April 20, 2013 2:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DUBLIN, Calif. & JENA, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 20, 2013--Carl Zeiss Meditec announces the USA release of the new FORUM Viewer App. It provides doctors access to images and reports from the broad range of ZEISS and third-party diagnostic devices that can be stored in FORUM.


Quantel Medical Announces Two New Ultrasound Probes at ASCRS

April 20, 2013 8:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantel Medical today announced the introduction of two new diagnostic ultrasound probes to their flagship ultrasound platform, Aviso™, at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting. The new probes offer...

Photos of the Day: The CAVE for Design

April 19, 2013 9:50 am | by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya | News | Comments

The new CAVE system is currently being used in applications related to the visualization of museum pieces, cooperative ship design and medicine, although its sphere of application is broader still, covering industrial design, visualization of simulation results, molecular design, architecture and urbanism, archaeology and the study of monuments, and geonavigation.

A New High-Performance Cave with Gesture Recognition

April 19, 2013 9:47 am | by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya | News | Comments

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya has built a new multi-projector CAVE, an immersive virtual reality system that is a pioneering design at world level, and it is adaptable and based on widely available consumer electronics and computer technology.

Addressing LOC Product Development from the Systems Side

April 18, 2013 10:33 am | by Tim Bowe, CEO, Foliage | Foliage | Articles | Comments

The rapid introduction of Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) technology is accelerating the move to Point-of-Care Testing (POCT). However, many companies are finding that perfecting LOC technology is only part of building a viable business model. The need for a complete system approach is a prerequisite to broad and rapid market adoption. The options for building a complete system are complex, confusing, and sometimes conflicting.

Neuralstem CEO, Richard Garr, To Participate In Traumatic Brain Injury Panel At BIO International Convention

April 18, 2013 9:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that CEO and President, Richard Garr, will take part in a comprehensive Bio Maryland panel, introduced by Lt. Governor, Anthony Brown, on Maryland's leadership in traumatic brain injury...

LifeMap Sciences Announces Publication of Research Report Describing the MalaCards Database of Human Diseases

April 18, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 18, 2013--LifeMap Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX), announced today that its MalaCards database has been recognized in a published paper by the Weizmann Institute of Science research group under the supervision of Prof. Doron...

Hand-Held Device Provides Lab-Quality Troponin Test Results in 15 Minutes to Identify Patients Suspected of Heart Attack

April 18, 2013 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Silicon BioDevices, based in Berkeley, Calif., today presented the results of a pivotal benchmark study of its digital handheld device for high-sensitivity measurement of cardiac troponin-I, a protein found in the heart muscle used to identify heart tissue damage in patients suspected of having a heart attack.

Top-Line Data Show Exact Sciences’ Cologuard Test Demonstrates 92 Percent Sensitivity in the Detection of Colorectal Cancer

April 18, 2013 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 18, 2013--Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS) today announced that preliminary analysis shows that the company’s Cologuard colorectal cancer screening test met or exceeded all primary and secondary endpoints of its recently completed DeeP-C pivotal clinical...

Exact Sciences Schedules Announcement and Call for Top-Line Results of DeeP-C Clinical Trial

April 17, 2013 6:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 17, 2013--Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS) will announce the preliminary, top-line results of its DeeP-C pivotal clinical trial on Thursday, April 18, 2013, prior to the market open. The company will host a webcast and conference call to discuss the results...

Minnesota Aims to Lure Baxter, Other Large Players with Tax Incentives

April 17, 2013 3:42 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Minnesota regulators are offering tax incentives in hopes of luring more large corporations to the North Star State, and at least one major medical device and diagnostics player is thinking of taking advantage of the offer. Illinois-based Baxter already owns a facility in Brooklyn Park, Minn., and is considering expanding there.

Thermo Fisher to Buy Life Technologies for $13.6B

April 17, 2013 1:30 pm | by TOM MURPHY - AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. plans to pay about $13.6 billion for Life Technologies Corp. in a deal that will position the scientific instrument maker to benefit from the expected growth of personalized medicine, which uses genetic analysis to tailor treatments to patients.

Guided Therapeutics Ships Initial Edition 3 CE Marked LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan

April 17, 2013 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 17, 2013--Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: GTHP) (OTCQB: GTHP) today announced that it shipped its first Edition 3 CE marked LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan unit to its distributor in Turkey. The delivery is the first of 15 to 20 units expected to be shipped to...

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