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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 ...

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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...

U.S. Demand for Disposable Medical Supplies to Reach $49.3 Billion

February 6, 2014 1:55 pm | by The Freedonia Group | News | Comments

U.S. demand for disposable medical supplies will expand 4.1 percent annually to $49.3 billion in 2018. According to Freedonia analyst Bill Martineau, “An increasing volume of patient activity attributable to an aging population, a rising...

The Pulse: Powering Implants with the Heart & Playing Stroke Hero

February 6, 2014 11:22 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are powering implants with the heart, vacuuming out blood clots, controlling the TV remote with a wink, and playing stroke education video games. This episode features...        

Study: Hospitals Don't Follow Infection Prevention Rules

February 6, 2014 10:04 am | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

While most hospitals have polices in place to prevent health care-associated infections, clinicians often fail to follow evidence-based guidelines established to prevent these infections, according to new research from Columbia University School...

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Invisibility Cloak for Hearing Aids and Implants

February 5, 2014 11:35 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Microsystems are at the heart of portable hearing aids and implants. Now researchers are developing a miniature, low-power wireless microsystem to make these medical aids smaller, more comfortable and more efficient. People with impaired...

Electronically Controlled Drugs Could Minimize Side Effects

February 5, 2014 11:00 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Potential side effects of many of today's therapeutic drugs can be downright frightening — just listen carefully to a drug commercial on TV. These effects often occur when a drug is active throughout the body, not just where and when it is...

Ichor Enters into an Agreement with Pfizer to Develop Electroporation Devices for Use in Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Regimens

February 5, 2014 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ichor Medical Systems, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a Collaboration and License Agreement with Pfizer. Ichor’s TriGrid™ intramuscular electroporation technology will be used to facilitate clinical administration of DNA-based...

Stent wars: Shrinkage concerns resurface in Medtronic/Boston Scientific DES trial

February 3, 2014 2:20 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtech giants Medtronic and Boston Scientific took their long-time stent rivalry to new heights in a 1st-of-its-kind head-to-head study of their next-generation drug-eluting stents, with researchers ultimately reporting little difference...

Growing a Business, from the Lab

February 3, 2014 12:34 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

In the early 1990s, MIT researcher Shuguang Zhang, then an MIT postdoc, stumbled upon peptides that could self-assemble into nanostructures, creating three-dimensional environments for cell culturing. It was, at the time, a breakthrough...

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Smiths Medical Advances Smart Infusion Pump Interoperability

February 3, 2014 11:04 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today it tested its new PharmGuard Interoperability Software at the IHE Connectathon 2014 in Chicago, demonstrating functionality using the IHE Integration Profiles...

Abbott shutters Puerto Rico facility

January 31, 2014 2:04 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Abbott is reportedly shutting down a Puerto Rico manufacturing plant, with an unspecified number of employees slated for termination. The plant in question resides in a city called Barceloneta, and the facility houses pharmaceutical...  

‘Smart’ Infusion Pumps See Fast Growth

January 31, 2014 11:58 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

New "smart" infusion pump devices that can assist healthcare professionals in patient care through computer algorithms, warning features and connectivity are leading growth in the world market for infusion devices, according to Kalorama...

Preventing HCAIs with Innovative Material Solutions

January 30, 2014 3:58 pm | by Cathleen Hess, Director of Healthcare Marketing, SABIC Innovative Plastics | Sabic Innovative Plastics | Blogs | Comments

Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) are a dangerous and costly challenge impacting the healthcare sector on a wide scale. Based on data from the World Health Organization, hospital infections represent the most frequent adverse event...

Sensor Screens Your Blood for Drugs in Real-Time

January 30, 2014 2:48 pm | by Heather Kathryn Ross, UCSB | News | Comments

A sensor system called MEDIC can continuously measure levels of medication and illegal drugs in human blood. It’s every doctor’s dream — a small, wearable sensor that can monitor levels of, say, the heart drug digoxin in a patient’s blood...

Why Are Consumers Not Using Health Apps?

January 29, 2014 3:12 pm | by Asif Khan, CEO, Caremerge | Blogs | Comments

NPR recently released a great article on health apps and their usage to date. The article refers to a report by IMS Institute for Health Informatics that states that (as per iTunes Store June 2013) there are about 43,689 Apps categorized...

Healthcare and the ‘Internet of Things’

January 28, 2014 11:20 am | by Oleg Logvinov, IEEE, Director of Special Assignments, Industrial & Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics | Blogs | Comments

A revolution in healthcare is quietly brewing. The “Internet of Things”—a global system that could eventually comprise billions of devices and applications—including sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, mobile-communication devices, nano...

A Silk Coat for Diamonds Makes Sleek New Imaging and Drug Delivery Tool

January 28, 2014 10:40 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Silk and diamonds aren't just for ties and jewelry anymore. They're ingredients for a new kind of tiny glowing particle that could provide doctors and researchers with a novel technique for biological imaging and drug delivery. The new...  

DNA-Built Nanostructures Safely Target, Image Cancer Tumors

January 28, 2014 10:05 am | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

A team of researchers at the University of Toronto has discovered a method of assembling "building blocks" of gold nanoparticles as the vehicle to deliver cancer medications or cancer-identifying markers directly into cancerous tumors. The...

Swiss Cheese Crystal or High-Tech Sponge?

January 28, 2014 9:52 am | by Charlotte Hsu, University at Buffalo | News | Comments

The sponges of the future will do more than clean house. Picture this, for example: Doctors use a tiny sponge to soak up a drug and deliver it directly to a tumor. Chemists at a manufacturing plant use another to trap and store unwanted...

Photos of the Day: Drug Delivering Sponge

January 28, 2014 9:47 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Created by chemists at the University at Buffalo and Penn State Hazleton, this sponge-like crystal contains many pores that change shape when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. In addition, the normally colorless crystal blushes in the... 

Helping to Shape the Future of Medical Device Design

January 23, 2014 2:39 pm | by Renjith Ponnappon, Product Manager, eInfochips | Blogs | Comments

I think mobile device technology is changing the world of medical device design, the components used, and the skills needed to succeed. If you want to help me shape the future of medical device design, or you want to know what other designers...

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