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B Braun CeGaT Enters U.S. Sequencing and Diagnostics Market

June 4, 2014 2:41 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

B Braun Medical US and CeGaT GmbH have announced the establishment of a U.S. based company to enter the US diagnostics market. Globally, Diagnostic Panels, a CeGaT innovation, were first made available in 2010. The worldwide demand for... 

The Pulse: Sperm-Inspired Microbots and Seinfeld’s ‘Bro’

June 4, 2014 12:21 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re checking out Apple’s Health and Healthkit, developing sperm-inspired microrobots for biomedical applications, wearing the Bro (Manssiere), and growing cartilage from stem cells derived from fat tissue.  

Prototype Electrolyte Sensor to Provide Immediate Read-Outs

June 4, 2014 10:49 am | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Patients trying to navigate today's complex medical system with its costly laboratory analyses might prefer a pain-free home diagnostic device, worn on the wrist, that can analyze, continuously record and immediately remedy low electrolyte...

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Progress on Detecting Glucose Levels in Saliva

June 4, 2014 10:44 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

Researchers from Brown University have developed a new biochip sensor that can selectively measure concentrations of glucose in a complex solution similar to human saliva. The advance is an important step toward a device that would enable...

Welch Allyn Acquires Assets of PediaVision

June 4, 2014 10:02 am | by Welch Allyn | News | Comments

Welch Allyn, Inc., a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, today announced the acquisition of certain assets of PediaVision Holdings, LLC of Lake Mary, FL.  Founded in 2007...  

RFID Enables a Clear Line of Sight to Time Savings

June 3, 2014 4:16 pm | by Angela Hoffman, Marketing Manager, Northern Apex Corporation | Northern Apex-Rfid | Articles | Comments

When it comes to inventory control of chemicals and reagents, bar coding is still one of the most commonly used identification methods in the IVD industry. This article illustrates how RFID can offer a much more efficient system. While the...

New Challenges/Opportunities for Medical Device Manufacturers Forged by the ACA

June 3, 2014 4:04 pm | by Claudio Bellini, COO, COSMED USA | Blogs | Comments

Amid all the back-and-forth political discussion and controversy surrounding the Affordable Care Act, one fact is clear: more people will have access to traditional healthcare services than ever before. And with that reality, it has become...

FDA Approval of GE’s Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound System

June 3, 2014 3:44 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare has announced FDA approval and the U.S. launch of their new breast imaging technology, the Invenia ABUS, proven to help clinicians find 35.7% more cancers in women with dense breasts than mammograms alone. In keeping with a...

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The Six Groups that Will Shape the mHealth App Market in the Near Future

June 3, 2014 3:39 pm | by research2guidance | News | Comments

mHealth app publishers are grouped into 6 distinct segments. Segments differ mainly by goals, business approaches and performance. Their desire to help others distinguishes them from the rest of the app community. Knowing these segments...

Finding a Lower Cost Solution for World's 285 Million Visually Impaired People

June 3, 2014 3:00 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Projects to provide low-cost eyeglasses for people in the developing world and to develop a cell-death detector will share $25,000 in cash to further develop their projects as winners of the 2014 Discovery Competition. Washington University...

Covidien Announces CE Mark of Nellcor Respiration Rate Technology

June 3, 2014 2:54 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Covidien plc, a leading global provider of health care products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced the European commercial launch of its Nellcor Respiration Rate System. In addition...

Implantable Extraocular Sensor Measures Intraocular Pressure in Glaucoma Patients

June 3, 2014 10:42 am | by Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH | News | Comments

Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH and Professor Peter Szurman, Head of “Section Experimental Ophthalmic Surgery” at Eye Hospital of University Tübingen, have started pre-clinical studies for the first implantable, permanent extraocular...

World's First Combined Glucose Sensor and Insulin Infusion Set for Diabetics Launches

June 3, 2014 10:37 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the European launch of MiniMed Duo, the world's first two-in-one breakthrough that combines a glucose sensor and insulin infusion set into one on-body device, simplifying integrated insulin pump therapy and...

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Roche Acquires Genia Technologies to Strengthen Next Generation Sequencing Pipeline

June 3, 2014 10:27 am | by Roche | News | Comments

Roche announced the acquisition of Genia Technologies, Inc. (Genia), a privately held company, based in Mountain View, California, USA. Genia is developing a single-molecule, semiconductor based, DNA sequencing platform using nanopore...  

New Test Increases Sensitivity of HPV Detection in Cancer

June 3, 2014 10:25 am | by Sanford Health | News | Comments

Researchers from Sanford Health and Chronix Biomedical announced that results from a pilot study demonstrating the utility of a new cancer panel to detect previously undetected viral and cancer mutations were reported in a poster presentation...

One Step Closer to a Breath Test for Lung Cancer

June 2, 2014 12:16 pm | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

Results of a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) show that a test of organic compounds in exhaled breath can not only distinguish patients with...

Photos of the Day: Stitching Soft Medical Machines

June 2, 2014 12:08 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have used a standard sewing machine to create this new type of low-cost flexible metal interconnect for "soft" robotics, wearable electronics and implantable medical systems that might be made of elastic materials capable of...

Simple Sewing Machine Has High-Tech Role in Future 'Soft' Machines

June 2, 2014 12:07 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

The humble sewing machine could play a key role in creating "soft" robotics, wearable electronics and implantable medical systems made of elastic materials that are capable of extreme stretching. New stretchable technologies could lead to...

Preventing Dementia with Brain Health Assessment (Infographic)

June 2, 2014 11:43 am | by Acuity Games | News | Comments

Acuity Games, a leader in brain health assessment-based brain games for iOS, has unveiled an infographic titled "Preventing Dementia with Brain Health Assessment." The infographic provides an overview of the impending global dementia epidemic...

Breaking Down the Regulation of LDTs

June 2, 2014 11:34 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

I received a copy of a letter that Bradley M. Thompson, JD, and James A. Boiani, JD, attorneys at Epstein Becker Green, recently sent to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. The attorneys sent this letter on behalf of the Combination Products...

Sizable Number of Acquisitions and Joint Ventures in Molecular Diagnostics

June 2, 2014 11:29 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Molecular Diagnostic companies are partnering to survive, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher said that the 5.5 billion dollar molecular diagnostics grew by combination last year. Where possible...  

Hydrogel Can Move Through Body Similar to a Worm

June 2, 2014 10:57 am | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Next time you spot an earthworm sliding through fresh dirt, take a closer look. What you're seeing is an organic movement called peristaltic locomotion that has been meticulously refined by nature. Jarod Gregory, an undergraduate student in...

'Quadrapeutics' Works in Preclinical Study of Hard-to-Treat Tumors

June 2, 2014 10:46 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

The first preclinical study of a new Rice University-developed anti-cancer technology found that a novel combination of existing clinical treatments can instantaneously detect and kill only cancer cells – often by blowing them apart – without...

Grant Will Further Investigation of Alternative Method of Detecting, Treating Breast Cancer

May 30, 2014 3:18 pm | by University of Arkansas, Fayetteville | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $388,913 grant to an electrical engineering professor at the University of Arkansas to further her work on an alternative, noninvasive method of detecting breast cancer in excised...

New Test Measuring Cell Bioenergetic Health Could Become Key Tool in Personalized Medicine

May 30, 2014 3:15 pm | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine have created an experimental blood test that, for the first time, determines a “Bioenergetic Health Index,” or BHI, by gauging the performance of mitochondria, the...

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