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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...

New Method to Diagnose Sepsis Is Faster, Cheaper

November 19, 2013 11:59 am | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

A new method could cut hours off the time it takes to diagnose blood infections while also eliminating the need for complicated manual processing and expensive equipment, according to a report to be published in mBio®, the online open-access...


SlipChip Counts Molecules with Chemistry and a Cell Phone

November 18, 2013 12:04 pm | by Caltech | News | Comments

In developing nations, rural areas, and even one's own home, limited access to expensive equipment and trained medical professionals can impede the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Many qualitative tests that provide a simple "yes" or "no" answer...

ECRI Institute: Top 10 Health Technology Hazards Report for 2014

November 18, 2013 10:41 am | by ECRI Institute | News | Comments

Each year, ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, offers an invaluable patient safety service to the healthcare community. The 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list raises...

Robots Let Doctors 'Beam' Into Remote Hospitals

November 18, 2013 9:49 am | by Terence Chea, Associated Press | News | Comments

The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now. Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies. A growing number of hospitals in California...

Photos of the Day: Robot Docs

November 18, 2013 9:48 am | by Rich Pedroncelli, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dr. Alan Shatzel, medical director of the Mercy Telehealth Network, is displayed on the monitor RP-VITA robot as it moves through Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael, Calif. The robots enable physicians to have a different bedside presence as...

Cephasonics Releases New cQuest Dragonfly Family of Ultra-Compact Ultrasound Systems

November 18, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cephasonics, a technology-innovation leader with a game-changing embedded-ultrasound platform, today announced the introduction of the cQuest Dragonfly™ family of modular 32- or 64-channel, high performance systems engineered for size and...


New Diagnostic and Surgical Innovations and Data Management Solutions from ZEISS

November 16, 2013 10:22 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

US Introduction of FORUM Glaucoma Workplace from ZEISS ZEISS announces the US release of a new glaucoma diagnostic and management software application, FORUM Glaucoma Workplace, at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology...

Heart Treatment Device, Cancer Test Take Top Prizes in Inventors Contest

November 15, 2013 11:55 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

A Johns Hopkins undergraduate biomedical engineering student team that devised a two-part system to improve the way life-saving shocks are delivered to hearts earned first-prize in the undergraduate division of a national Collegiate Inventors...

Ambiguous Results in Screening for Celiac Disease Among Young People

November 15, 2013 11:22 am | by Umeå University | News | Comments

Most children who undergo screening to detect gluten intolerance, celiac disease, can handle it well. However, many people feel that the discovery of the disease and the treatment they receive does not provide a better quality of life. Katrina...

Eye Foundation of America's "100,000 Lives" Campaign Reaches Early Milestone with Mobile Diabetic Diagnostics

November 15, 2013 10:42 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Eye Foundation of America announced today, that its $1 million, "100,000 Lives" campaign has reached an early milestone through the development of a diabetic diagnostic mobile unit housed with the latest in innovative diagnostic technology...

Purdue, GE to Partner on Commercializing Innovations, Technologies

November 15, 2013 10:37 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Purdue and GE have entered into a university-industry partnership that exemplifies a new approach to expediting the academia-based technology commercialization process. “An agreement like this can be a game-changer. This tests a new model...


mHealth market is Expected to Reach $58.8 Billion Globally by 2020 According to Allied Market Research Projections

November 14, 2013 5:21 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

  Allied Market Research has announced the most comprehensive and strategically analyzed report titled "mHealth Market (Devices, Applications, Services & Therapeutics) - Global Mobile Healthcare Industry Size, Analysis, Share, Growth...  

Personalized Medicine: The Future Is Now

November 14, 2013 3:47 pm | by Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, FDA | Blogs | Comments

The difference between science and science fiction is a line that seems ever harder to distinguish, thanks in part to a host of astonishing advances in medical science that are helping to create a new age of promise and possibility for patients...

Early Stages of Breast Cancer Could Soon Be Diagnosed from Blood Samples

November 14, 2013 2:27 pm | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

What could someday be the first blood test for the early detection of breast cancer was shown in preliminary studies to successfully identify the presence of breast cancer cells from serum biomarkers, say the Houston Methodist Research Institute...

Canada's Verisante raises $1.1M for cancer detection

November 14, 2013 10:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Canada-based Verisante Technology touted the close of its $1.1 million prospectus offering, raised through sales of common shares together with common share warrants at 19¢ per bundle. The company plans to use the funds to advance its Aura...

PositiveID Corporation Sells Interest in VeriTeQ Corporation for $750,000

November 14, 2013 4:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

PositiveID Corporation, a developer of biological detection and diagnostics solutions, today announced that it has sold its interest in VeriTeQ Corporation for $750,000. In conjunction with the sale, PositiveID also entered into a letter agreement...

Bruin Biometrics, LLC Awarded CE Mark for Innovative Diagnostic Tool to Detect Pressure Induced Tissue Damage

November 13, 2013 6:44 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Bruin Biometrics, LLC announced today that it has received CE Marking (Conformite Europeenne) in the European Union to market the SEM Scanner. The SEM Scanner is a Class IIA medical device that is intended to detect localized tissue edema and...

New Tests That Can Back Up Promises with Clinical Studies Prosper

November 13, 2013 3:10 pm | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

In vitro diagnostic test products that can provide clinical validation of their performance have a better chance obtaining reimbursement status, according to Kalorama Information. The report studied some recent products and their success at the...

New Hope for Dialysis Patients as “Immune-Fingerprints” Discovered

November 13, 2013 12:54 pm | by Cardiff University | News | Comments

University scientists who are committed to developing improved treatments for patients with chronic kidney disease have discovered a novel way of significantly accelerating the detection of bacterial infection using the patient’s own immune...

Danish Researchers Predict Risk of Valvular Heart Disease

November 13, 2013 10:38 am | by University of Copenhagen | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet and Herlev Hospital have identified a clear link between narrowed heart valves and a special lipoprotein in the blood. In the long term, the research may well help to prevent valvular...

Johns Hopkins Research May Improve Early Detection of Dementia

November 12, 2013 1:57 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Using scores obtained from cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins researchers think they have developed a model that could help determine whether memory loss in older adults is benign or a stop on the way to Alzheimer's disease. The risk of developing...

Scanadu Secures $10.5 Million for First Medical 'Tricorder'

November 12, 2013 10:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Scanadu, a personalized health electronics company working to make this the last generation to know so little about our health, today announced it has received $10.5 million in Series A funding. Relay Ventures led the round of funding with...

IEEE and Continua Health Join to Develop Plug-and-Play Connectivity for Personal Connected Health

November 12, 2013 12:01 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and Continua Health Alliance today announced they have signed a strategic agreement to help accelerate and broaden the adoption of globally relevant standards-based technologies for the healthcare arena. This

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