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Smiths Medical Displays Smart Infusion Pump Interoperability Advancements

March 4, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today it successfully demonstrated its future PharmGuard Interoperability Software at HIMSS 2014 in Orlando, FL. The Interoperability Showcase highlighted new technology...

Detecting Levels of Antibiotics in Blood Paves the Way to Individualized Treatment

March 3, 2014 10:39 am | by University College London | News | Comments

A new methodology for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic drug molecules in human blood serum has been developed, paving the way to applications within drug development and personalized medicine. The study, published today in Nature...

Cancer Targeted Treatments from Space Station Discoveries

February 27, 2014 11:27 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Invasive and systemic cancer treatment is a necessary evil for many people with the devastating diagnosis. These patients endure therapies with ravaging side effects, including nausea, immune suppression, hair loss and even organ failure...

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Gemalto Delivers Secure Connectivity for Innovative Health and Wellness M2M Hub

February 26, 2014 12:46 pm | by Gemalto | News | Comments

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces its Cinterion M2M technology is providing secure wireless connectivity for a next generation smart health and wellness M2M hub, developed by Vignet Corp. This award-winning and cost...

Self-Administration of Flu Vaccine with a Patch May Be Feasible

February 26, 2014 11:29 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The annual ritual of visiting a doctor's office or health clinic to receive a flu shot may soon be outdated, thanks to the findings of a new study published in the journal Vaccine. The research, which involved nearly 100 people recruited...

3M Announces Next Generation of Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings

February 25, 2014 10:58 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions today announced enhancements to its 3M Tegaderm I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings aimed at improving securement, wear time and proper application. In clinical evaluations of the upgrades, more than...

Fast and Effective Mechanism to Combat One of the Most Aggressive Cancers

February 25, 2014 10:38 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Prof. Dan Peer of Tel Aviv University's Department of Cell Research and Immunology has proposed a new strategy to tackle an aggressive subtype of ovarian cancer using a new nanoscale drug-delivery system designed to target specific cancer...

Tissue-Penetrating Light Releases Chemotherapy Inside Cancer Cells

February 24, 2014 12:26 pm | by Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center | News | Comments

Researchers from the cancer nanotechnology and signal transduction and therapeutics programs of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) have developed an innovative technique using light to carry chemotherapy safely to cancer cells...

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Growth Seen in Respiratory Device Market

February 24, 2014 11:51 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

The 47 billion-dollar worldwide respiratory device market continues to grow mainly due to the aging of the world population and increasing incidence of respiratory diseases, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research...

Researchers Find That Going with the Flow Makes Bacteria Stick

February 24, 2014 11:17 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In a surprising new finding, researchers have discovered that bacterial movement is impeded in flowing water, enhancing the likelihood that the microbes will attach to surfaces. The new work could have implications for the study of marine...

Microparticles Show Molecules Their Way

February 24, 2014 10:21 am | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A team of researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Michigan/USA has produced novel microparticles, whose surface consists of three chemically different segments. These segments can be provided with different...

Drug-Eluting Balloon Angioplasty Treatment Shows Encouraging Results in a Diabetic Population

February 21, 2014 10:17 am | by Journal of Endovascular Therapy | News | Comments

Despite good immediate results, in up to 40 percent of patients, obstructed arteries in the leg treated with a stent will again become blocked. This in-stent restenosis is typically treated with balloon angioplasty to clear the artery. The...

Nanodiamond-Embedded Contact Lenses May Improve Glaucoma Treatment

February 20, 2014 10:45 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

By 2020, nearly 80 million people are expected to have glaucoma, a disorder of the eye that, if left untreated, can damage the optic nerve and eventually lead to blindness. The disease often causes pressure in the eye due to a buildup of...

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Researchers Develop Sticky Nanoparticles to Fight Heart Disease

February 20, 2014 10:34 am | by Clemson University | News | Comments

Clemson University researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver drugs targeting damaged arteries, a non-invasive method to fight heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers...

The Connected Person and Healthcare

February 19, 2014 1:30 pm | by Alpesh Shah, Director of Global Business Strategy and Intelligence, IEEE Standards Association | Blogs | Comments

The advent of technology has pushed the concepts of healthcare to a different level. Areas of healthcare (diagnostic, well-being, assisted living) are benefitting from these technological advances today and for the unforeseeable future...

Innovation Could Detect Real-Time Effectiveness of Cancer Therapies

February 19, 2014 10:50 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Oncologists and cancer patients could improve the results of drug therapies by making real-time decisions about treatment options using an innovation developed by a researcher in Purdue University's College of Pharmacy. Laurie L. Parker...

E-Cigarettes Vaporizer Technology Could Enable Delivery Method for Pharmaceuticals

February 19, 2014 10:25 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Alsa Refinish LLC, a California-based company, has process and utility patent applications in place for a revolutionary medication delivery method. If successful, Alsa will hold patents for a device that delivers medications and herbal... 

Medtronic’s Distributes i-port Advance Injection Port Device for People with Diabetes

February 14, 2014 10:45 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has begun distribution of i-port Advance® as part of a continued focus to provide meaningful therapy management solutions for people with diabetes. i-port Advance can be used for people on insulin injection therapy who want...

Device Enables Easy Medication Administration for Patients Unable To Swallow

February 13, 2014 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Hospi Corporation, a privately-held medical device company focused on nurse invented products that optimize patient care, today announced receipt of 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its first product, the Macy...

MIT Robot May Accelerate Trials for Stroke Medications

February 11, 2014 2:04 pm | by Jennifer Chu, MIT | News | Comments

The development of drugs to treat acute stroke or aid in stroke recovery is a multibillion-dollar endeavor that only rarely pays off in the form of government-approved pharmaceuticals. Drug companies spend years testing safety and dosage in the clinic, only to find ...

Chips That Listen to Bacteria

February 10, 2014 4:23 pm | by Holly Evarts, Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

A research team led by Ken Shepard, professor of electrical engineering and biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, and Lars Dietrich, assistant professor of biological sciences at Columbia University, has demonstrated that integrated circuit technology ...

Robonaut Supports Telemedicine Advances

February 10, 2014 1:37 pm | by NASA | Videos | Comments

NASA is always investigating new uses for one of the world's most advanced humanoid robots, Robonaut 2 (R2.) Working with Dr. Zsolt Garami from Houston Methodist Research Institute, R2 was put through the paces to ...      

Nanomotors Are Controlled Inside Living Cells

February 10, 2014 12:34 pm | by Barbara K. Kennedy, Penn State | News | Comments

For the first time, a team of chemists and engineers at Penn State University have placed tiny synthetic motors inside live human cells, propelled them with ultrasonic waves and steered them magnetically. It's not exactly "Fantastic Voyage," but it's close. The nanomotors, which are ...

Watson-Marlow Pumps Group acquires Bio Pure Technology Limited

February 6, 2014 2:54 pm | by Watson-Marlow Pumps Group | Watson Marlow Pumps Group | News | Comments

Watson-Marlow, a world-leading positive displacement pump manufacturer, has acquired Bio Pure through its parent company Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc for £8.5 million. Bio Pure, based in Portsmouth UK, specialises in the design and production...

Merging Healthcare with Modern Communications Technology

February 6, 2014 2:07 pm | by Carrie Yang, Senior Healthcare Analyst, Results Healthcare | Blogs | Comments

Modern communications technology is starting to have a real impact on the way patients are managing their diseases and the delivery of healthcare. By collecting and transmitting real-time data, it is now possible to get a much better picture...

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