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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.

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...

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...

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