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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...

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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...

Researchers Use Light to Switch On Gene Expression

May 10, 2012 10:49 am | News | Comments

Imagine being able to control genetic expression by flipping a light switch. Researchers at North Carolina State University are using light-activated molecules to turn gene expression on and off. Their method enables greater precision when studying gene function, and could lead...

Discovery in cell signaling could help fight against melanoma

May 10, 2012 10:43 am | News | Comments

The human body does a great job of generating new cells to replace dead ones but it is not perfect. Cells need to communicate with or signal to each other to decide when to generate new cells. Communication or signaling errors in cells lead to uncontrolled cell growth...

iCAD Announces First European Patients Treated with Xoft Radiation Therapy System

May 10, 2012 10:34 am | News | Comments

iCAD, Inc., an industry-leading provider of advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy for the early identification and treatment of cancer, announced the first European patients have been treated with the Xoft Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy System.

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Picocell Technology to Enable Faster and More Accurate Diagnoses

May 10, 2012 6:11 am | News | Comments

With demand of high-speed wireless data increasing at astronomical rates, wireless carriers are challenged to find a long-term solution to this escalating issue. According to distinguished members of IEEE, the world's largest professional organization for the advancement of technology...

Portable diagnostics designed to be shaken, not stirred

May 10, 2012 6:09 am | News | Comments

As medical researchers and engineers try to shrink diagnostics to fit in a person's pocket, one question is how to easily move and mix small samples of liquid. University of Washington researchers have built and patented a surface that, when shaken, moves drops along certain paths...

Automated insulin dosage titration system demonstrates positive clinical study results

May 10, 2012 6:06 am | News | Comments

Newly published results from a clinical study of the Diabetes Insulin Guidance System (DIGS™), under development by Hygieia, Inc., demonstrate DIGS' potential to improve blood glucose control for insulin-using patients with type 2 or type 1 diabetes.

All-in-one diabetes testing device combines lancet, nanotechnology

May 4, 2012 5:56 am | News | Comments

A startup hoping to redefine “all-in-one glucose meter” is looking for a $3 million boost for its one-click diabetes testing device that combines a lancing device with nanotechnology sensors that measure blood glucose. Pepex Biomedical Inc.’s blood glucose meter...

Low oxygen levels could drive cancer growth

May 4, 2012 5:41 am | News | Comments

Low oxygen levels in cells may be a primary cause of uncontrollable tumor growth in some cancers, according to a new University of Georgia study. The authors' findings run counter to widely accepted beliefs that genetic mutations are responsible for cancer growth.

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Topera Medical’s FDA-Cleared RhythmView System Featured in 16 Presentations at Heart Rhythm Society 2012 Scientific Sessions

May 4, 2012 5:31 am | News | Comments

Topera Medical today announced that its FDA-cleared RhythmView™ 3D mapping and diagnostic system will be featured in 16 scientific presentations at the 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), May 9-12 in Boston.

Nonin Medical Awarded Novation Contract for Clinically Proven Pulse Oximeters

May 4, 2012 5:11 am | News | Comments

Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, announced today that Novation has awarded a 36-month contract to Nonin for its pulse oximeters and sensors. Novation is the largest health care supply...

Covidien and GE Healthcare Form Five-Year Collaboration

May 3, 2012 5:26 am | News | Comments

Covidien and GE Healthcare, leading global providers of healthcare products and recognized innovators in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced a five-year, global collaboration to incorporate Covidien measurement technologies into GE Healthcare...

Spectocor announces comprehensive mobile cardiac monitoring system that wirelessly transmits and analyzes important arrhythmic events

May 3, 2012 5:22 am | News | Comments

An advanced, comprehensive cardiac monitoring system–PocketECGTM – combines and builds on the best features available from traditional Holter, event and mobile telemetry monitoring. Unlike other monitoring systems on the market, the recently introduced Spectocor...

Covidien Completes Acquisition of Newport Medical Instruments, Inc.

May 2, 2012 6:31 am | News | Comments

Covidien plc, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Newport Medical Instruments, Inc. for an aggregate...

Ellis Medicine Unveils New Tool to Enhance Patient Safety

April 25, 2012 5:41 am | News | Comments

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an ongoing effort to improve patient safety, Ellis Medicine is the first hospital in the region, second in the state, to use Xenex's innovative germ-zapping technology to keep patients even safer from infections.

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...

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