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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...


Study Published in European Radiology Further Supports the Use of Hologic's Breast Tomosynthesis in Cancer Screening in Practices Using Double Reads

April 16, 2013 4:05 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BEDFORD, Mass., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today...

Prodigy Diabetes Care and OK Biotech Align Ownership

April 16, 2013 11:44 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prodigy Diabetes Care (Prodigy) announced today that its current manufacturing partner, OK Biotech Co., Ltd., (OK Biotech) has purchased a minority stake in the company, and Prodigy acquired substantial ownership of OK Biotech's publicly...

Biomagnetics Unveils World’s First Urine-Based Tuberculosis Diagnostics Tool

April 15, 2013 10:26 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Biomagnetics Diagnostics Corp. a developer of revolutionary diagnostics systems and technology for HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, cholera and malaria detection, and other innovative technologies, in a new video unveiled the world’s first urine-based tuberculosis diagnostics tool.

Cell Phone Camera Photographs Microscopic Cell Samples

April 15, 2013 10:03 am | by Rachel Greene, Journal of Visualized Experiments | News | Comments

A cell phone camera can capture images from a fluorescent microscope and flow cytometer, which will make it possible for areas with limited resources to easily run tests such as checking for contaminated water and monitoring HIV positive patients.

Atossa Genetics Launches Nationwide Awareness Program for Breast Cancer Prevention Test

April 15, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), The Breast Health Company™, today announced the launch of a new National Awareness Program, including a video to educate women and health care providers on the prevention of breast cancer by early testing for pre-cancerous breast...


Biohit Oyj buys an Italian diagnostics distributor with share issue and updates its profit guidance

April 15, 2013 2:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Finnish healthcare company Biohit Oyj and Italian Euroclone S.p.A. have agreed an acquisition wherein Biohit Oyj buys Euroclone S.p.A. subsidiary Euroclone Gastro S.r.l. that is focused on the gastrointestinal diagnostics. Following the aquisition, Euroclone Gastro S.r.l. will form a fully Biohit-owned subsidiary, Biohit Healthcare S.r.l., to strengthen Biohit Oyj's diagnostic distribution in Italy.

Analogic Highlights Expanded Suite of Ultrasound Imaging Solutions for Interventional Radiology at SIR Annual Scientific Meeting

April 12, 2013 8:47 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Analogic Corporation, enabling the world's medical imaging and aviation security technology, announced today that it will demonstrate its industry-leading BK Medical-branded Flex Focus™ 500 ultrasound system with Quantum Technology™ and the Ultrasonix-branded SonixTablet™ with GPS needle guidance...

BD Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance and Commercial Launch of BD UltraSafe PLUS Passive Needle Guard

April 11, 2013 1:57 pm | by BD Medical | News | Comments

BD Medical, a segment of BD, a leading global medical technology company, announced today the commercial launch of a new passive needle guard technology, BD UltraSafe PLUS™. The BD UltraSafe PLUS™ Passive Needle Guard has received 510(k) clearance as an anti-needlestick safety device.

Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD First to Receive FDA Clearance for Diagnostic Medical Image Viewing on Android Devices

April 11, 2013 11:16 am | by Calgary Scientific | News | Comments

Calgary Scientific, a company known for creating transformative technology for the medical industry and beyond, has taken a huge step forward in providing mobile access to clinical data. Calgary Scientific is the first company to receive clearance from the U.S. FDA for their industry leading solution, ResolutionMD software, to diagnose medical images on Android devices.

A Molecular 'Superglue' Based on Flesh-Eating Bacteria

April 11, 2013 10:57 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In a classic case of turning an enemy into a friend, scientists have engineered a protein from flesh-eating bacteria to act as a molecular "superglue" that promises to become a disease fighter. And their latest results, which make the technology more versatile, were the topic of a report here today at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

SuccessEHS and Welch Allyn Announce Integration of SuccessEHS 6.1 EHR with Welch Allyn Devices

April 11, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SuccessEHS, a nationally acclaimed health IT vendor, and Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company, today announced the integration of four Welch Allyn devices with the SuccessEHS 6.1 EHR and Practice Management solution. These four devices include: the Connex@ ProBPT 3400...

Covidien and VIDA Diagnostics Collaborate to Expand Minimally Invasive Treatment of Lung Disease

April 11, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 11, 2013--Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced an agreement with VIDA Diagnostics, a pioneer in quantitative pulmonary imaging analysis software. Under the agreement, Covidien will distribute VIDA’s Apollo®...

Probe to Detect Spread of Breast Cancer

April 9, 2013 4:49 pm | by University of Houston | News | Comments

A device co-developed by a University of Houston (UH) physicist to detect the spread of breast cancer and allow physicians to better plan intervention is extending its market reach, bringing it another step closer to clinical trials in the U.S.

System Provides Clear Brain Scans of Awake, Unrestrained Mice

April 9, 2013 11:53 am | by Kandice Carter, Jefferson Lab | News | Comments

Setting a mouse free to roam might alarm most people, but not so for nuclear imaging researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Maryland who have developed a new imaging system for mouse brain studies.

AdvaMed 2013: The MedTech Conference

April 8, 2013 3:37 pm | by MDT Staff | Events

AdvaMed 2013 is the leading MedTech conference in North America, bringing more than 1,000 companies together in a uniquely multifaceted environment for business development, capital formation, innovative technology showcasing, world-class educational opportunities and networking.

Better than X-Rays: A More Powerful Terahertz Imaging System

April 5, 2013 8:58 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Low-energy terahertz radiation could potentially enable doctors to see deep into tissues without the damaging effects of X-rays, or allow security guards to identify chemicals in a package without opening it. But it's been difficult for engineers to make powerful enough systems to accomplish these promising applications.

Analogic Demonstrates Its Expanded Suite of Ultrasound Solutions at AIUM 2013 Annual Convention

April 5, 2013 8:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Analogic Corporation, enabling the world's medical imaging and aviation security technology, announced that it is showcasing, for the first time in the U.S., its BK Medical Flex Focus™ 500 ultrasound system, the SonixTablet with GPS needle guidance, and the SonixTouch Research systems together at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) 2013 Annual Convention.

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