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Global Market for Biomarkers to Reach $53.6 Billion in 2018

May 19, 2014 10:44 am | by BCC Research | News | Comments

According to a new report from BCC Research, the global market for biomarkers is expected to grow to $53.6 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.8%. The bioinformatics category, the fastest moving segment...

First Patient Enrolled in Proof-of-Concept Blood Test to Detect Breast Cancer

May 19, 2014 10:14 am | by Provista Diagnostics Inc. | News | Comments

Provista Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company developing and commercializing proteomic-based diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring tests for cancers affecting women, today announced that the first patient has been enrolled...

Assessing FDA’s Crackdown of 23andMe

May 19, 2014 9:14 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last November, FDA ordered 23andMe (Mountain View, CA) to discontinue offering its direct-to-consumer DNA testing service, which provided individuals with assessments of their genetic risk for nearly 200 diseases. Many had praised 23andMe’s...

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Microfluidic-Based Point of Care, a Must-Have For Diagnostic Companies

May 19, 2014 9:00 am | by Yole Développement | News | Comments

“Diagnostic companies confirm the adoption of microfluidic technologies for point of care testing”, announces Dr Benjamin Roussel, Activity Leader, Medical Technologies, from Yole Développement. Indeed the point of care market’s contribution...

High Sensitivity and Specificity in LuCED Test to Help Detect Lung Cancer Earlier

May 19, 2014 8:48 am | by VisionGate Inc. | News | Comments

The study demonstrates three major advantages to incorporating the LuCED lung test into the diagnostic algorithm: high sensitivity, exceedingly high specificity and the ability to detect cancer cells in stages I and II. “Early detection..."

Better Malaria Detector Wins MIT $100K Competition

May 16, 2014 12:07 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Talk about resourcefulness: An MIT team that has leveraged two novelty items to more rapidly and accurately diagnose one of the world’s most deadly diseases — malaria — captured the grand prize at last night’s MIT $100K Entrepreneurship...

New Tool to Grow Cancer Cells Streamlines Laboratory Research

May 16, 2014 11:58 am | by Georgetown University Medical Center | News | Comments

A new technique that allows the growth of both normal and cancer cells and keeps them alive indefinitely is transforming and expediting basic cancer research, say investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The...  

DoD Funds Terahertz-Range Metamaterials Research

May 16, 2014 11:49 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

Metamaterials research having potential applications in high-speed data transmission, medical imaging and other kinds of imaging and remote sensing is the focus of a U.S. Department of Defense project funded for five years at $7.5 million...

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Omnis Health Introduces EmbraceEVO Blood Glucose Monitoring System

May 15, 2014 5:32 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Omnis Health, a value leader in diabetes monitoring systems, today announced the launch of the new EmbraceEVO, a blood glucose meter with a sleek, compact design. The EmbraceEVO is uniquely available as an affordable all-in-one starter kit...

A Way to Detect Low Blood Sugar and Stop Insulin Delivery During Sleep

May 15, 2014 4:37 pm | by Erin Digitale, Stanford University School of Medicine | News | Comments

New research could soon make it easier for people with type-1 diabetes to get a safe night’s sleep, says a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist who led the study. In a large trial conducted in patients’ homes in the United States...

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technology Leading LDL Management in 2014

May 15, 2014 2:47 pm | by Deanna Franke, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), DABCC, Clinical Laboratory Director, LipoScience Inc. | Articles | Comments

As diagnostics technology continues to help move healthcare toward truly individualized treatment, identifying specific conditions in patients is critical. In the cardiovascular space, nuclear magnetic resonance technology is impacting LDL...

InstaMD Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Multi-Use Health Monitoring Headset

May 15, 2014 2:14 pm | by InstaMD | News | Comments

InstaMD, a startup company specializing in patient centric health technology, launched the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for their debut product, the Multi-Use InstaMD Headset today. The headset works in conjunction with any existing... 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Selects Agilex and Calgary Scientific to Bring Medical Imaging to Mobile Devices

May 15, 2014 11:23 am | by Agilex | News | Comments

Agilex, a leading provider of mission and technology solutions to the federal government, announced today that it was awarded a competitive contract by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop and implement VA’s enterprise...

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Phase Contrast Improves Mammography

May 15, 2014 10:42 am | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Phase contrast X-ray imaging has enabled researchers at ETH Zurich, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the Kantonsspital Baden to perform mammographic imaging that allows greater precision in the assessment of breast cancer and its... 

SapC-DOPS Technology May Help with Imaging Brain Tumors

May 15, 2014 10:31 am | by University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center | News | Comments

Brain tumors are an extremely serious example of this and are not only difficult to treat—both adult and pediatric patients have a five-year survival rate of only 30 percent—but also have even been difficult to image, which could provide...

6 Hidden Factors that Drive Commercially Successful mHealth App Publishing

May 15, 2014 10:26 am | by research2guidance | News | Comments

There are above the line factors that contribute to successful mHealth app publishing. These include getting featured on an app store, great design, usability and functionality of an app and highly visible advertisement campaigns. The success...

Microchip-Like Technology Allows Single-Cell Analysis

May 14, 2014 11:43 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

A U.S. and Korean research team has developed a chip-like device that could be scaled up to sort and store hundreds of thousands of individual living cells in a matter of minutes. The system is similar to a random access memory chip, but it moves...

The Pulse: Patient Records Tattoo and Monitoring Metabolism

May 14, 2014 10:29 am | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re getting invisible tattoos containing our health information, using glucometers to track our response to food and exercise, helping patients with sleep apnea get untroubled rest, and developing the next generation...

ORNL Technique Enables Air-Stable Water Droplet Networks

May 14, 2014 9:22 am | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a method to create air-stable water droplet networks known as droplet interface bilayers. These interconnected water droplets have many roles in biological...

Stem Cell Research Finds Early Indicators of Schizophrenia

May 14, 2014 9:05 am | by Salk Institute | News | Comments

Using new stem cell technology, scientists at the Salk Institute have shown that neurons generated from the skin cells of people with schizophrenia behave strangely in early developmental stages, providing a hint as to ways to detect...  

Properties of Water at Nanoscale Will Help to Design Innovative Technologies

May 14, 2014 8:34 am | by Politecnico di Torino | News | Comments

Mechanical engineers from both Department of Energy at Politecnico di Torino and Translational Imaging Department at Houston Methodist Research Institute have modeled and provided a novel insight of the surprising water properties at the...

Teen Invents, Sells Medical Devices

May 14, 2014 8:01 am | by Amy Nile, The Daily Herald | News | Comments

He isn't old enough to drive, but a Snohomish entrepreneur already is gaining national attention for his inventions. Suman Mulumudi, 15, showed off the digital stethoscope he invented on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" last Thursday...

May 2014 Digital Edition

May 13, 2014 4:39 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In May, there are three presentations that contribute to the cover focus of in vitro diagnostics. “RFID Enables a Clear Line of Sight to Time Savings” highlights the use of RFID to track compounds, chemicals, and reagents; while “The Role of Polymer...

Flexible Electronics that Change Shape Inside Body

May 13, 2014 2:12 pm | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Tokyo have created electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can deploy to grip 3-D objects, such as large tissues, nerves and blood vessels...

The Doctor's In…Through Webcam, Smartphone

May 13, 2014 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural U.S. home as a neurologist a few hundred miles away examines him via the camera in his...

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