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CMTP Issues Guidance for Clinical Utility Studies of Molecular Diagnostics in Oncology

May 2, 2013 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP) has issued an Effectiveness Guidance Document (EGD) for molecular diagnostics tests in oncology that provides specific study design recommendations for researchers and test developers to evaluate the impact of  their tests on patient health...

Physical by Smartphone Becoming Real Possibility

May 2, 2013 3:35 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

It's not a "Star Trek" tricorder, but by hooking a variety of gadgets onto a smartphone you could almost get a complete physical — without the paper gown or even a visit to the doctor's office. Blood pressure? Just plug the arm cuff into the phone for a quick reading. Heart OK? Put your fingers...

Benefits of Using Hologic's Breast Tomosynthesis Mammography Technology Supported in Published Italian Study

May 1, 2013 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced the publication of the final results...

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Guided Therapeutics’ LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan Clinical Trial Results to be Published in Journal, Gynecologic Oncology

May 1, 2013 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2013--Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB & OTCQB: GTHP) today announced that multi-center, clinical trial results for the LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan are set to be published in an upcoming issue of Gynecologic Oncology, the official publication of the ...

PLC Systems Receives First European Patent for RenalGuard(R)

May 1, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PLC Systems Inc. (OTCQB: PLCSF), a company focused on innovative medical device technologies, today announced it has been granted its first patent for RenalGuard® by the European Patent Office (EU Patent Number 2010268). This patent covers the core RenalGuard device and its redundant...

MD&M East 2013

April 30, 2013 4:30 pm | by MDT Staff | Events

The newly reformatted MD&M East four day conference running alongside the tradeshow, covers everything you need to know from concept development to supplier management, giving you the essential updates to successfully management every step in the product development efficiently and cost effectively.

Femasys Launches FemCerv Endocervical Sampler, A Revolutionary Solution For Cervical Cancer Screening

April 30, 2013 2:25 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ATLANTA, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Femasys Inc., a medical device developer of women's healthcare solutions, announced today the U.S. launch of the 510(k) cleared FemCerv™, an innovative endocervical curettage device.  FemCerv is designed to collect a complete,...

FDA Grants Mauna Kea Technologies 510(k) Clearance to Market AQ-Flex(TM) 19 Miniprobe for Fine Needle Aspiration Procedures

April 30, 2013 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mauna Kea Technologies (NYSE Euronext: MKEA), leader in the optical biopsy market and developer of Cellvizio®, the fastest way to see cancer, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the AQ-Flex™ 19 miniprobe to provide real-time optical biopsies during...

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Carbon Nanotube Sensor Detects Glucose in Saliva

April 30, 2013 5:52 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Diabetes affects some 300 million people worldwide and the numbers keep on increasing. Many of these people undergo a daily regimen of tests that measure the amount of glucose in the blood stream, usually taken from finger prick samples. Needless to say, this is a time-consuming, expensive and painful process.

DNA Testing Chip Delivers Results in One Hour, Paves Way for Personalized Drug Treatments

April 29, 2013 4:11 pm | by IMEC | Videos | Comments

Panasonic, together with the Belgium-based research institution IMEC, has developed a DNA testing chip that automates all stages of obtaining genetic information, including preprocessing. This development is expected to enable personalized, tailor-made therapy to become widespread.

Video: Shape-Shifting Mobile Devices

April 29, 2013 11:14 am | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Prototype mobile devices that can change shape on-demand will be unveiled today and could lay down the foundation for creating high shape resolution devices of the future. The research paper, to be presented at one of the world's most important conferences on human-computer interfaces, will introduce the term 'shape resolution' and its ten features...

New Device Could Make Diagnosis as Simple as Breathing

April 29, 2013 9:54 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A range of diseases and conditions, from asthma to liver disease, could be diagnosed and monitored quickly and painlessly just by breathing, using gas sensing technology developed by a Cambridge spin-out. The highly sensitive, low-power, low-cost infrared emitter developed by Cambridge CMOS Sensors

Co-Diagnostics Inc. Acquires Suite of Technologies from DNA Logix

April 26, 2013 4:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 26, 2013--Co-Diagnostics, Inc., a specialist in personalized medicine and clinical diagnostics, has entered into an agreement with DNA Logix, a leader in the development of molecular diagnostic assays, to acquire certain technologies for genetic analysis in the...

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New Imaging Technology Could Reveal Cellular Secrets

April 26, 2013 3:02 pm | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have married two biological imaging technologies, creating a new way to learn how good cells go bad. "Let's say you have a large population of cells," said Corey Neu, an assistant professor in Purdue University's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. "Just one of them might metastasize or proliferate, forming a cancerous tumor. We need to understand what it is that gives rise to that one bad cell."

BD Diagnostics Advances Commitment to a Fully Integrated Microbiology Solution with New Agreement

April 26, 2013 2:19 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SPARKS, Md. , April 27, 2013 /- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), announced today an international distributor agreement with Bruker Daltonics Inc. to sell and provide front-line technical support for the co-labeled BD™ Bruker MALDI Biotyper™ System. Microbial identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing is the end-poin...

Novel Screening Tests for Liver Cancer

April 26, 2013 10:12 am | by European Association for the Study of the Liver | News | Comments

New data from two clinical trials presented today at the International Liver Congress™ 2013 demonstrate substantial improvements in the detection of both hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CC) using diagnostic urine tests. HCC is common throughout the world and most often develops as a late complication of chronic viral hepatitis or cirrhosis of any cause.

Zoll Expands Manufacturing Business in Silicon Valley by Purchasing New Building in San Jose

April 26, 2013 9:59 am | by ZOLL Medical Corporation | News | Comments

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that as a result of its continued growth it purchased a 124,500-square-foot building in San Jose, California, an area ranked as the country’s busiest advanced manufacturing corridor.

CytoVas And BD Biosciences Ink Alliance To Co-Develop Personalized Diagnostic For Vascular Health

April 25, 2013 3:52 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA , April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CytoVas, LLC and BD Biosciences, a division of BD (Becton,  Dickinson and Company), announced today they have formed a strategic alliance to jointly develop a new blood-based diagnostic test to predict individualized patient risk of heart attack and stroke.  This test, currently called the Vascular Health Profile (VHP), fills a...

April 2013 Digital Edition

April 25, 2013 2:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

Given the number of device applications that involve the transfer of a gas or liquid, it is no wonder pump technology is such a significant part of many healthcare-related products. “Innovation Drives Pump Technology to Meet Today’s Medical Designs” focuses on how today’s medical device demands are being answered by advanced pump technology.

A*STAR and Veredus Laboratories Create Market's First Lab-on-Chip for the Detection of Multiple Tropical Infectious Diseases

April 25, 2013 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Veredus Laboratories, a leading supplier of innovative molecular diagnostic tools, announced the launch of VereTrop™, the first biochip in the molecular diagnostics market that can identify 13 different major tropical diseases from...

Under the Skin, a Tiny Laboratory

April 24, 2013 9:55 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Humans are veritable chemical factories - we manufacture thousands of substances and transport them, via our blood, throughout our bodies. Some of these substances can be used as indicators of our health status. A team of EPFL scientists has developed a tiny device that can analyze the concentration of these substances in the blood.

Virtual Imaging for the Medical Industry

April 24, 2013 5:07 pm | by Bruce Ridley, Vice President, eMagin Corporation | Articles | Comments

While virtual imaging technology has permeated other industries such as entertainment and military, it has yet to make a significant impact in medical. However, as newer, more advanced capabilities are introduced, designers may take advantage of this offering more often. This article looks at virtual imaging for medical device applications.

UIC Building $3.4M Bioscience Research Facility

April 24, 2013 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials have announced a new $3.4 million bioscience research facility at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The 12,000-square-foot facility is being built with state capital funds and money from UIC. Gov. Pat Quinn and UIC officials announced the facility on Wednesday at the proposed site.

NeuroMetrix to Partner with Omron Healthcare for Distribution of NC-stat DPNCheck in Japan

April 24, 2013 11:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 24, 2013--NeuroMetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NURO), a medical device company focused on the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), announced that it had entered into an agreement with Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd. to be the exclusive distributor for NC-stat ®...

Sensor System to Assess the Effects of Explosions on Soldiers

April 24, 2013 9:59 am | by T.J. Becker, Georgia Tech | News | Comments

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are becoming a global problem for the U.S. armed forces. To prevent injuries to soldiers and provide better care to those who are injured, the U.S. military is striving to better understand how blasts impact the human body.

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