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AB SCIEX Announces In Vitro Diagnostic Devices CE Marked for Europe

May 20, 2013 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2013--AB SCIEX, a global leader in analytical technologies, today announced the launch of the 3200MD CE-IVDD series for general in vitro diagnostic use in Europe. Meeting regulatory requirements to obtain the CE-IVDD mark for the new AB SCIEX API...

Addressing Health Data Security with Today’s Devices

May 17, 2013 3:13 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

While the advent of electronic health data offers impressive potential when it comes to treatment and diagnosis, it brings with it a host of security issues. The issue is cumbersome and often slow-moving regulatory bodies are scrambling to keep up with the quickly changing landscape of the medical world and they’re leaving a path of semi-regulation in their wake.

Diagnosing Heart Attacks: There's an App for That

May 17, 2013 11:42 am | by American Heart Association | News | Comments

An experimental, inexpensive iPhone application transmitted diagnostic heart images faster and more reliably than emailing photo images, according to a research study presented at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2013.


CardioDx Announces New Data Demonstrating Use of Corus® CAD in the Primary Care Setting for Evaluation of Symptomatic Patients with Suspected CAD Influences Clinical Decision Making

May 17, 2013 11:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioDx, Inc., a pioneer in the field of cardiovascular genomic diagnostics, today announced results of a clinical utility study of the Corus® CAD gene expression test in the real-world primary care setting for evaluating patients with...

Sony Delivers New Technology for Science to CYTO 2013

May 17, 2013 10:51 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. , May 17, 2013 /- Sony Biotechnology Inc. ("Sony") today announced the launch of the new SH800 Cell Sorter 8-well strip holder and 130um sorting chip.  Sony will also be exhibiting its newly rebranded reagent portfolio. New data collected on its new SH800 Cell Sorter, the EC800 flow cytometer, and new SP6800 Spectral Analyzer will be presented during com...

PENTAX Medical And Hitachi-Aloka Medical Continue Joint Innovation And Global Leadership In Endoscopic Ultrasound Systems

May 17, 2013 8:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MONTVALE, N.J., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PENTAX Medical, a healthcare industry leader in endoscopic imaging, and Hitachi-Aloka Medical, a global leader in ultrasound imaging, recently announced renewed collaborative efforts between the two global companies to enable further...

World Congress on Interventional Oncology to Present Live TheraSphere® Administration

May 16, 2013 4:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2013--Nordion Inc. (TSX: NDN) (NYSE: NDZ), a leading provider of products and services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, today announced that for the second consecutive year, organizers of the World Congress on Interventional Oncology...

Neuro Kinetics in Tech Transfer Licensing Deal With Oregon Health & Science University

May 16, 2013 3:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device manufacturer Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) said today that it has licensed rights to patented diagnostic software developed at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) ( that enables medical researchers to perform Pulse-Step-Sine Rotation...


Diabetes Care Club Acquires Priority Diabetes Supply, Obtains CMS Contract to Distribute Diabetic Supplies

May 16, 2013 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2013--Diabetes Care Club, a leading provider of mail-order diabetic testing supplies, has acquired Priority Diabetes Supply, Inc. As a result of the acquisition, Diabetes Care Club is now one of 18 providers in the nation with a contract from the Centers...

EuroMedtech™ 2013 Helps Create Collaborative Pathways to Getting Medtech Innovation to Market

May 16, 2013 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ZURICH & DUESSELDORF, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2013--The fifth annual EuroMedtech™ partnering conference concluded last week in Duesseldorf, Germany. EuroMedtech is Europe’s leading medical technology partnering conference where participants engage with potential partners around in-...

Biosensors to Acquire Assets of Spectrum Dynamics

May 16, 2013 7:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Biosensors International Group, Ltd., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices, announced on May 13, 2013 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all assets of Spectrum Dynamics, a leader in advanced functional assessment technologies, including those used to evaluate patients for cardiac interventions, subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions.

UCB and IBM Collaborate to Personalize Care for Epilepsy Patients

May 15, 2013 9:47 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

UCB and IBM today announced the completion of the initial phase of a project designed to harness the power of analytics to help healthcare providers deliver more highly personalized care to people living with epilepsy. The milestone marks the critical first step in the path towards eventually harnessing the transformative power of cognitive computing capabilities, such as IBM Watson, for epilepsy care.

CCS Medical Moves Forward as Medicare Winner

May 15, 2013 6:26 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective July 1, CCS Medical, a leading provider of home delivery medical equipment and supplies, will be one of only 18 Medicare mail order suppliers providing diabetic testing supplies nationwide.


Pentax Medical Launches Industry's Highest Resolution HD+ Imaging Technology for Flexible Endoscopy

May 15, 2013 12:12 pm | by PENTAX Medical Company | News | Comments

PENTAX Medical Company, a healthcare industry leader in endoscopic imaging, announces the U.S. launch of the EPK-i®5010 Video Processor with PENTAX i-SCAN™, the industry's highest* resolution HD+ imaging technology for flexible endoscopy.

Metal Allergy Test Performed Prior to Surgery

May 15, 2013 11:24 am | by National Jewish Health | Videos | Comments

Paula Spurlock was experiencing intense itching following hip replacement surgery. It turned out that she was allergic to the hip implant and the bone cement used to keep the implant in place. Now, a new test can help to prevent this type of problem for future patients who require an orthopedic implant.

New Blood Test Finds Allergies Before Implant Surgery

May 15, 2013 11:19 am | by National Jewish Health | News | Comments

A growing number of patients learn of allergies to new hips and knees only after surgery is done. Imagine what Paula Spurlock must have been going through. Shortly after having a hip replaced in 2011, the trouble started. "I had horrible itching, really bad migraines and intense pain throughout my body," she said. "I couldn't take it. Every single thing in me itched."

ApoCell Announces Delivery of First Prototypes of ApoStreamT Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) Isolation Technology to National Cancer Institute

May 15, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ApoCell, Inc. announced that the first prototypes of its ApoStreamT circulating tumor cell (CTC) isolation system have been delivered to select investigator sites including SAIC-Frederick Inc. (SAIC-F)  in support of  the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The delivery is part of a $2.9 million ...

Emphasis on X-Ray Quality Spurs Adoption of Computed and Digital Radiography in Europe, Finds Frost & Sullivan

May 15, 2013 4:07 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LONDON , May 15, 2013 /- The need to improve the efficiency and quality of X-ray examinations will drive healthcare facilities across Europe to install computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) systems. The emergence of retrofit systems based on flat panel technology has popularised DR systems, and will sustain investments in the European computed and digita...

Pitt Chemists Demonstrate Nanoscale Alloys So Bright They Could Have Potential Medical Applications

May 14, 2013 3:05 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Alloys like bronze and steel have been transformational for centuries, yielding top-of-the-line machines necessary for industry. As scientists move toward nanotechnology, however, the focus has shifted toward creating alloys at the nanometer scale—producing materials with properties unlike their predecessors.

Gov’t Stops Study Seeking to Prevent Type of Stroke

May 14, 2013 11:34 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The government has halted a study testing treatments for a brain condition that can cause strokes after early results suggested invasive therapies were riskier than previously thought. The condition involves a kind of tangle in the brain called an arteriovenous malformation, or AVM. Arteries and veins grow knotted together until eventually some of them burst, causing a bleeding stroke.

How Can Advanced Imaging Studies Enhance Diabetes Management?

May 14, 2013 10:31 am | by Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics | News | Comments

New approaches to applying noninvasive imaging tests such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and positron emission tomography may play a bigger role in evaluating and managing patients with diabetes. Advances in noninvasive imaging technology can assess important changes in fat composition and distribution in the body that may affect the metabolic complications and diseases associated with diabetes.

Digital Mammography Cancer Detection Rates May Vary Significantly

May 14, 2013 10:03 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Digital direct radiography is significantly more effective than computed radiography at detecting breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The findings are the first to show a difference between the two types of digital imaging when compared with screen film mammography and suggest that women should be informed of the potential for lower cancer detection with CR, the researchers said.

NVISION Laser Eye Centers First in the Nation to Offer Avellino-GENE Detection System Test to Protect Patients from Blindness

May 14, 2013 8:04 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Avellino Lab USA, developer of the only genetic test available worldwide for Avellino Corneal Dystrophy (ACD), today announced that California-based NVISION Laser Eye Centers is the first provider in the United States to offer patients...

A Material Argument: Ceramic Injection Molding

May 13, 2013 3:17 pm | by Dr. Rachael Ambury, Sales and Applications Engineer, Morgan Technical Ceramics. | Articles | Comments

Ceramic injection molded products are increasingly being used in the manufacture of innovative medical components and devices, thanks to the unique range of material and performance attributes. In this article, the material, its key features, and the growing range of applications for which it is suited are highlighted.

Why Medtech Startups Are Moving to Ireland

May 13, 2013 2:33 pm | by Eddie Goodwin, Manager, Boston Office, Enterprise Ireland | Blogs | Comments

It’s no secret that getting a medical device to market can be a lengthy, frustrating process. Facing the new medical device excise tax and lack of clarity from the FDA around regulatory policies, medtech startups are now starting to rethink launching in the U.S.

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