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Biosensor that Detects Antibiotic Resistance Brings Us One Step Closer to Fighting Superbugs

May 8, 2013 10:40 am | by The Journal of Visualized Experiments | News | Comments

On May 8th, JoVE published research that demonstrates how a biosensor can detect antibiotic resistance in bacteria. This new technology is a preliminary step in identifying and fighting superbugs, a major public health concern that has led to more deaths than AIDS in the United States in recent years.

New Prostate Cancer Test Improves Risk Assessment

May 8, 2013 10:26 am | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

A new genomic test for prostate cancer can help predict whether men are more likely to harbor an aggressive form of the disease, according to a new UC San Francisco study. The test, which improves risk assessment when patients are first diagnosed, can also aid in determining which men are suitable for active surveillance.

Vast Majority of Americans Would Want to Know if They Have a Serious Illness or Injury, Even If There Is No Cure, New Survey Shows

May 7, 2013 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2013--Amidst ongoing national debate about healthcare costs, new research unveiled today by Siemens Healthcare shows that the vast majority of Americans (92 percent) agree that “the value of knowing exactly what is wrong with their health is as important as...


New Measuring TAPE Estimates Weight Of Kids Better Than Any Other Method

May 6, 2013 11:47 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo., today presented data demonstrating that the Mercy TAPE, a new device to estimate the weight of pediatric patients (ages 2 months to 16 years old), is more...

Fully Automated Diagnostic Device Receives CE Certification; IDx LLC Planning For Rollout Across Europe

May 6, 2013 10:26 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IOWA CITY, Iowa, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IDx LLC, a company focused on deploying cutting-edge technology to make medical diagnostics more effective, announced earlier today that its first commercial product, IDx-DR, has received CE approval as a Class IIa medical device. 

Portable Device Provides Rapid, Accurate Diagnosis

May 6, 2013 10:19 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

A handheld diagnostic device that Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators first developed to diagnose cancer has been adapted to rapidly diagnose tuberculosis (TB) and other important infectious bacteria. The portable devices combines microfluidic technology with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to not only diagnose these important infections but also determine the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains.

Transgenomic Signs Collaboration Agreement with Amgen for Development of CE-IVD CRC RAScan™ Mutation Detection Tests for Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

May 6, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2013--Transgenomic, Inc. (OTCBB: TBIO) today announced that it has entered into a collaboration with Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) to develop a CE-IVD test to screen patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) for RAS mutations ( KRAS and NRAS ). These RAS...

New Imaging Technique to Visualize Bio-Metals and Molecules Simultaneously

May 2, 2013 11:53 am | by RIKEN | News | Comments

Metal elements and molecules interact in the body but visualizing them together has always been a challenge. Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies in Japan have developed a new molecular imaging technology that enables them to visualize bio-metals and bio-molecules simultaneously in a live mouse.


Olympus Introduces World's Only Fully Rotatable HD Bronchoscopes

May 2, 2013 11:44 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative Medical and Surgical solutions, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared BF-190 bronchoscopes. The new BF-190 bronchoscopes offer unparalleled maneuverability and flexibility through the combination of their unique Rotary Function and wider tip angulation...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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