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Photos of the Day: 'Smart' Hydrogel Makes Room for Bone

May 7, 2014 12:10 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Brendan Watson, a graduate student at Rice University, led a project to create a hydrogel bioscaffold that is liquid at room temperature and instantly solidifies as it approaches body temperature. A second process allows the hydrogel to break...

Photos of the Day: Prototypes Solve Real-World Problems

May 6, 2014 10:14 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from asthma. When Osman Cueto was five years old, he found out he was one of them. So, this past fall, when Cueto was asked to design a product that would help solve a real-world problem, it didn’t ...

Trends in the U.S. IVD Market: Healthcare System Utilization and Aging Demographics

May 5, 2014 8:58 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Kalorama Information (New York) recently released a report entitled, “The United States Market For In Vitro Diagnostic Tests.” This report examines the current state of the U.S. IVD market, analyzes the various emerging trends in the market...

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Infographic: My Boss Is Going to Get Somebody Killed

May 2, 2014 11:00 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | News | Comments

As a general rule, engineers tend to be a calculated, conservative bunch. They approach problems as logically as possible to weigh the most desirable outcome (exceptions always apply), but that doesn’t mean that engineers are without concern...

Photos of the Day: Walking Without a Heart

May 2, 2014 10:46 am | by SynCardia | News | Comments

Randy and Tiffany Shepherd share smiles before walking in Pat's Run. Randy made history that day by becoming the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to enter and complete the 4.2-mile course. Doctors at the University of Arizona...

Photos of the Day: Health Monitoring Jewelry

May 1, 2014 10:35 am | by Clemson University | News | Comments

Amulet Computational Jewelry for Healthcare: A wristband that securely manages one’s health and wellness devices, including those that can measure physical activity and monitor overall body health. The researchers are engineering tools and...

The Pulse: Reinventing the Wheel & Capturing Infections with Decoys

April 30, 2014 12:03 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re making a wheel-based suspension to traverse hard impacts, using a nanosponge to absorb toxins, inventing a $500 portable ventilator, and 3D printing kidneys for practicing surgery.      

13 Contract Manufacturer’s Testing Guidelines

April 29, 2014 4:00 pm | by Jeff Lind, President, Compliance West | Compliance West USA | Articles | Comments

As more tasks are being pushed to manufacturing partners by OEMs, testing to industry Standards is becoming the responsibility of outsourcing providers. While this article is written as a guide for service partners, it also serves as a... 

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Photos of the Day: Brain-Based Circuit Board

April 29, 2014 11:29 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Stanford bioengineers have developed faster, more energy-efficient microchips based on the human brain – 9,000 times faster and using significantly less power than a typical PC. This offers greater possibilities for advances in robotics and...

Overcoming Regulatory Challenges in Companion Diagnostics

April 28, 2014 10:07 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

For my occasional series of blogs examining various facets of the companion diagnostics market, I asked some IVD regulatory experts to share their thoughts and opinions on the current regulations for companion diagnostics. The following...

Photos of the Day: Delivering Fat Efficiently

April 28, 2014 7:49 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

The Nutriflow device invented by Rice University students assures the flow of all of the nutrients in mothers' milk to premature infants by flapping the bag containing the milk to keep it mixed and flowing to ensure nutrients don't attach...

Photos of the Day: Are Engineers Really Qualified? (Infographic)

April 25, 2014 10:22 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | News | Comments

As the world of technology advances quickly, engineers are forced to adapt to a fast-changing landscape and sometimes skills and talents may diminish. New hires may have a degree, but do they really know how to engineer? With the industry...

Photos of the Day: Implanting a Heart...Virtually

April 24, 2014 10:43 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

ASU engineer David Frakes examines a 3D print of an optimized, patient-specific artificial heart that was virtually implanted into a pediatric patient. Frakes has been working with technology developed by the Tucson-based company SynCardia...

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Photos of the Day: Restoring Sight in Michigan

April 23, 2014 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Roger Pontz wears special glasses that house a small video camera and transmitter. The glasses are part of a system developed by a California company that wirelessly transmits images from the camera, converted into a series of electrical...

Photos of the Day: Blood Clot Buster

April 22, 2014 10:48 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University engineering students have created a device to break up blood clots in the bladders of patients. Rice senior Lung-Ying Yu demonstrates how the device attached to a fishing rod and reel assembly breaks up clumps of gelatin...

Photos of the Day: Syncardia Heart Teen Released

April 21, 2014 11:32 am | by UF Health | News | Comments

Nalexia “Lexi” Henderson, who was the first patient in Florida to receive the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and the accompanying Freedom Portable Driver, left UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital just in time to celebrate Easter...

Roche Ups Its Ante in Molecular POC Testing

April 21, 2014 9:59 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last week, Roche Diagnostics (Indianapolis) announced its acquisition of IQuum Inc. (Marlborough, MA), a privately held company that develops point-of-care (POC) test systems for the molecular diagnostics market. Under the terms of the deal...

Photos of the Day: Monitoring the Natural Anti-Distraction System

April 18, 2014 10:54 am | by Simon Fraser University | News | Comments

John McDonald, a Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, and other scientists first discovered the existence of the specific neural index of suppression in his lab in 2009. But, until now, little was known about how it helps us ...

Top Ten (+1) Disposables Outsourcing Vendor Tips that Save Money

April 17, 2014 3:40 pm | by Donald J. Dobert, President, ATL Medical-Pharmaceutical | ATL (Ad Tape & Label) | Blogs | Comments

Follow these eleven tips. They will save you heartache, frustration, and money. 1. Clearly define your needs and the function of the product. Your vendor may be able to suggest cost efficient ways to improve product quality and lower unit...

Photos of the Day: The Appification of Health & Fitness (Infographic)

April 17, 2014 11:09 am | by Mobiquity | News | Comments

A new study released today by mobile engagement provider Mobiquity, Inc has found that while 70 percent of people use mobile apps on a daily basis to track calorie intake and monitor physical activities, only 40 percent share data and insights...

App-t Development for Next Generation Healthcare

April 16, 2014 2:38 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

I am a recent addition to the “smartphone revolution.” While I never doubted the usefulness of these devices, I was simply steadfast in holding out for a reduction in data rates. I figured that with more users adopting smartphones, eventually...

Photos of the Day: Commercializing 3D Printed Organs

April 16, 2014 10:56 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

A University of Oxford spin-out, OxSyBio, will develop 3D printing techniques to produce tissue-like synthetic materials for wound healing and drug delivery. In the longer term the company aims to print synthetic tissues for organ repair...

Photos of the Day: COSMED Infiltrates the White House

April 15, 2014 11:29 am | by COSMED | News | Comments

The White House Medical Unit Wellness Center provides the same prevention and health enhancement programs created for the Army Wellness Centers to the First Family and White House executives and staffs. The Wellness Center programs will be...

April 2014 Digital Edition

April 15, 2014 10:03 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Scanadu emerges with the largest step in home healthcare innovation since the thermometer, championing an elite field of medical device companies utilizing crowdfunding and early 3D printing. Crowdfunding and 3D Printing for Vital Signs...

Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Business in Companion Diagnostics

April 14, 2014 9:56 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

For my occasional series of blogs examining various facets of the companion diagnostics market, I asked some of the major IVD manufacturers to share their thoughts and opinions on the current opportunities and challenges in companion...  

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