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GE Healthcare to Develop Next Generation Compact Cyclotron and PET Tracer System for Global Markets

April 20, 2012 5:50 am | News | Comments

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), and NXT2B, a privately owned venture capital company, today announced they have entered into a joint financing agreement with the goal of developing a micro-scale radiotracer infrastructure including cyclotron...

Numera Acquires BlueLibris and Expands Offerings Into Telecare

April 20, 2012 5:36 am | News | Comments

Numera announced today the acquisition of BlueLibris, LLC, a leader in personal health monitoring and safety technologies. The acquisition adds a novel, mobile telecare platform to Numera's existing telehealth products, social engagement solutions, and professional services portfolio.

IBN Discovers Human Neural Stem Cells with Tumor Targeting Ability - A Promising Discovery for Breast Cancer Therapy

April 20, 2012 5:05 am | News | Comments

Could engineered human stem cells hold the key to cancer survival? Scientists at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), the world's first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute, have discovered that neural stem cells...


Devicor launches new tetherless vacuum-assisted biopsy system

April 19, 2012 9:16 am | News | Comments

Devicor® Medical Products, Inc. (Devicor), announced today the commercial launch of the Mammotome® elite Biopsy System, the only tetherless single insertion, multiple sample, vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) device featuring proprietary TruVac™ vacuum technology.

Elekta Announces First Patients Treated with Major Breakthrough in Cancer Therapy

April 19, 2012 5:20 am | News | Comments

Using Agilityâ„¢, Elekta's latest MLC innovation, patients at St. James's University Hospital were the first in the world to benefit from this modern advancement in the treatment of cancer. With twice the number of leaves typical of many standard MLCs...

New radiation therapy reduces treatment of gynecologic cancers from 5 weeks to 3 days

April 17, 2012 5:52 am | News | Comments

About 71,500 women in the United States are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center have developed a more effective way to treat gynecologic cancers...

Ultra-Sensitive Electrical Biosensor Unlocks Potential for Instant Diagnostic Devices

April 17, 2012 5:50 am | News | Comments

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) A new quantum mechanical-based biosensor designed by a team at University of California, Santa Barbara offers tremendous potential for detecting biomolecules at ultra-low concentrations, from instant point-of-care disease diagnostics, to detection...

Isansys Lifecare Achieves CE Mark for LifeTouch Patient Surveillance System – World's First Cloud-Ready Medical Device

April 17, 2012 5:15 am | News | Comments

Abingdon, United Kingdom – Isansys Lifecare Limited, the provider of complete real-time physiological patient data services and systems, today announces that it has achieved CE certification for its LifeTouch Patient Surveillance System, comprising the LifeTouch HRV011...


Hospira Infusion Pumps Ranked Top Devices in New KLAS Smart Pumps 2012 Report

April 13, 2012 12:21 pm | News | Comments

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Hospira, Inc., the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced its Symbiq™ and LifeCare™ PCA infusion pumps have been ranked as the top devices in their categories in the KLAS report, Smart Pumps 2012...

Meridian Bioscience Awarded New Agreement with Premier Healthcare Alliance for Molecular Diagnostic Tests and Instruments for C. difficile and Group B Streptococcus

April 13, 2012 5:34 am | News | Comments

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meridian Bioscience, Inc. today announced it has signed a new group purchasing agreement with the Premier healthcare alliance to offer illumigene® C. difficile and illumigene Group B Streptococcus to its members at specially negotiated pricing.

New stem cell line provides safe, prolific source for disease modeling and transplant studies

April 6, 2012 5:38 am | News | Comments

Researchers have generated a new type of human stem cell that can develop into numerous types of specialized cells, including functioning pancreatic beta cells that produce insulin. Called endodermal progenitor (EP) cells, the new cells show two important advantages...

Detecting breast cancer's fingerprint in a droplet of blood

April 6, 2012 5:28 am | News | Comments

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. The earlier cancer is detected, the better the chance of successful treatment and long-term survival. However, early cancer diagnosis is still challenging as testing by mammography remains cumbersome...

Tiny hitchhikers attack cancer cells

April 5, 2012 7:21 am | News | Comments

Nanotechnology offers powerful new possibilities for targeted cancer therapies, but the design challenges are many. Northwestern University scientists now are the first to develop a simple but specialized nanoparticle that can deliver a drug directly to a cancer cell's nucleus...


Mobile technology helps explore nicotine addiction

April 4, 2012 7:33 am | News | Comments

Some people quit smoking on the first try while others have to quit repeatedly. Using such mobile technology as hand-held computers and smartphones, a team of researchers from Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh is trying to find out why.

Medgenics Cleared to Initiate Phase IIa Anemia Study of EPODURE Biopump in Dialysis Patients in Israel

March 23, 2012 10:58 am | News | Comments

MISGAV, Israel and SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medgenics, Inc., the developer of a novel technology for the sustained production and delivery of therapeutic proteins in patients using their own tissue, today announced receipt of clearance from the Israeli Ministry of Health...

Itamar-Medical Launches Next-Generation, Cardiovascular Health Assessment Platform

March 22, 2012 11:41 am | News | Comments

CAESAREA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Itamar-Medical, the leading provider of diagnostic devices for cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea based on its proprietary PAT® signal technology, will unveil its cardiovascular healthcare assessment platform, EndoPAT-MF, at the upcoming...

Curetis AG to Present Its Unyvero System for Pneumonia Diagnostics

March 22, 2012 7:28 am | News | Comments

Holzgerlingen, Germany -- Curetis AG, an innovative molecular diagnostics company focusing on the development and commercialization of in-vitro diagnostic products for infectious diseases, today announced the presentation of its Unyveroâ„¢ System and the Unyveroâ„¢ P50 Pneumonia Cartridge...

Electronic Medical Records Help Keep Costs Down, Say Struggling Hospitals

March 22, 2012 7:20 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK (GBI Research) - Unhealthy modern lifestyles, ageing populations and struggling national health services will combine to create huge demand for Electronic Medical Records (EMR), according to a new report by medical intelligence company GBI Research.

Irish Hospital Uses Elekta's Clarity 3D Ultrasound to Guide Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy

March 8, 2012 5:30 am | News | Comments

Soft tissue imaging with 3D ultrasound both at therapy simulation and just before treatment has transformed prostate radiotherapy at University Hospital Galway (UHG). The majority of radiotherapy patients with prostate cancer who visit the clinic will benefit from a new technology...

Mayo Clinic Announces Collaboration on New Progranulin Blood Test for Dementia

March 6, 2012 8:20 am | News | Comments

Mayo Clinic today announced that Mayo Medical Laboratories has signed an agreement with A&G Pharmaceutical, Inc. and will receive a non-exclusive license to certain patent rights and proprietary antibody reagents for the detection and measurement of progranulin in blood.

Preventing Protein Build Up on In-Vivo Devices and Biosensors

March 5, 2012 11:32 am | by John Marugg, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Biosensors are critical components of diagnostic devices. They are tiny, integrated circuit chips that transmit readings from within the body to an external component that displays data for physicians and patients. Biosensors have many applications including important roles in continuous glucose monitors, sensors that monitor cell health, and magnetic sensors associated with microlabels and microfluidic cartridges, just to name a few. A big obstacle facing biosensors that are implanted into the body is longevity.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Extends PCT Assay Licensing Agreement with Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd.

February 22, 2012 4:49 am | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass. – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced that it has extended its licensing agreement with Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd. to ensure continued use of the Thermo Scientific B·R·A·H·M·S PCT assay on Wako laboratory systems...

Philips Vital Signs Camera app

February 12, 2012 8:43 am | by Philips | Videos | Comments

The Vital Signs Camera app from Philips ( performs a contactless measurement of your heart rate and breathing rate, simply by using the camera of your iPad 2. This breakthrough technology allows you to measure your vital signs in an easy and unobtrusive way...

CLSI Publishes New Guideline Describing the Principles of Estimating Measurement Uncertainty

February 10, 2012 4:57 am | News | Comments

Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA-The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) recently published Expression of Measurement Uncertainty in Laboratory Medicine; Approved Guideline (C51-A). This document describes a practical approach to assist clinical laboratories and in vitro diagnostic...

New Uses of Adhesives in Durable Medical Diagnostic Equipment

February 9, 2012 8:46 am | by Jeremy Cooler | Articles | Comments

Design engineers for medical diagnostic equipment are acutely aware of the dramatic growth and change in the healthcare industry. Medical OEMs and contract manufacturers are looking for suppliers who can help them meet new industry and federal regulations, achieve the highest quality products, support new care approaches (including patient-controlled monitoring and treatment), and drive down manufacturing costs.

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