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Genetic Screening Could Reveal Hidden High Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

May 20, 2013 11:18 am | by University of Helsinki | News | Comments

The study comprised over 24,000 Finnish subjects and was led by Professor Samuli Ripatti. The results revealed that a panel of 28 genetic markers improved detection of individuals with high risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) (10-year risk ≥20%) over traditional risk factors.

Wyle Aided System Gets Named to Space Technology Hall of Fame

May 20, 2013 11:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A medical diagnostic technology that experts at Wyle helped perfect for use both in space and on Earth was inducted recently in the Space Technology Hall of Fame. The technology assures high quality, secure handling and transmission of...

PENTAX Medical Continues Global Leadership in Endoscopic Ultrasound Systems with Release of the Hi Vision Preirus

May 20, 2013 11:08 am | by PENTAX Medical Company | News | Comments

PENTAX Medical Company, a healthcare industry leader in endoscopic imaging, recently announced the release of the HI VISION™ Preirus™ ultrasound scanner. PENTAX Medical, in collaboration with Hitachi-Aloka, has had a rich history of introducing ultrasound scanners to the gastroenterology and pulmonary markets that present new possibilities in imaging capabilities.


New Diagnostics Solutions from Welch Allyn to Help Improve Patient Safety, Reduce Risk for Facilities

May 20, 2013 11:05 am | by Welch Allyn | News | Comments

Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that specializes in helping clinicians improve patient outcomes, will showcase its new FlexiPort® EcoCuffTM blood pressure cuff and EarlySense Vitals Surveillance System at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition this week at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass.

Given Imaging Announces New Data Confirming SmartPill Improves Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Patients With Motility Issues

May 20, 2013 11:02 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging Ltd, a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, has announced several studies confirming an expanded role for SmartPill in diagnosing gastrointestinal motility disorders. All data were presented at Digestive Disease Week taking place May 18 - 21, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL where Given Imaging is exhibiting at booth #1059 throughout the conference.

CardioDx Announces Publication of the IMPACT-CARD Trial Demonstrating Use of Corus@ CAD Test Influenced Cardiologists' Clinical Management of Patients with Symptoms Suggestive of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease

May 20, 2013 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CardioDx, Inc., a pioneer in the field of cardiovascular genomic diagnostics, today announced the publication of the IMPACT-CARD (Investigation of a Molecular Personalized Coronary Gene Expression Test on Cardiology Practice Pattern) trial in Critical Pathways in Cardiology. This prospective...

GE Scientists in Technology “Relay Race” Against Cancer

May 20, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NISKAYUNA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2013--To commemorate National Cancer Research Month, a team of scientists from GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), are joined together in a technology “relay race” against cancer. They collectively are...

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...

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