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Biomedical engineer develops highly innovative technology to make blood transfusions safer

A biomedical engineer at the University of Houston (UH) is working to develop highly innovative technology to make blood transfusions safer. His work is supported by a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). [More]
Measuring tumors' oxygen levels could help doctors make decisions about treatments

Measuring tumors' oxygen levels could help doctors make decisions about treatments

Unlike healthy cells, cancer cells thrive when deprived of oxygen. Tumors in low-oxygen environments tend to be more resistant to therapy and spread more aggressively to other parts of the body. [More]

New ultrasound device could help identify arterial plaque that cause heart attack, stroke

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke. [More]
Zenalux, RPCI collaborate to enhance Zenascope system to detect oral cancers at an early stage

Zenalux, RPCI collaborate to enhance Zenascope system to detect oral cancers at an early stage

Zenalux Biomedical, Inc., a leader in biophotonic diagnostics, is working with Roswell Park Cancer Institute to further enhance its flagship Zenascopeā„¢ product by adding a high-resolution camera to the system. [More]
Regulators vote against approving new painkiller

Regulators vote against approving new painkiller

A key government panel Tuesday voted unanimously against approval of a powerful opioid prescription painkiller intended to provide faster relief with fewer side effects. At the conclusion of a hearing, the Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted 14-0 against recommending that the agency approve Moxduo, the first drug to combine morphine and oxycodone into one capsule (Stein, 4/22). [More]
Cook Medical's Instinct Endoscopic Hemoclip now available to gastroenterologists

Cook Medical's Instinct Endoscopic Hemoclip now available to gastroenterologists

The Instinct Endoscopic Hemoclip is now available to gastroenterologists in major global markets. The clip is used to stop gastrointestinal (GI) tract bleeding, which is a condition that can be challenging to treat because of the variations among bleeds. [More]

Engineering students create wearable treatment for infant jaundice

Around 60 percent of infants are born jaundiced and many spend their first days of life isolated underneath special lights that help them eliminate the excess bilirubin in their bloodstreams. [More]
Scientists develop DNA nanodevices that survive body's immune defenses

Scientists develop DNA nanodevices that survive body's immune defenses

It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. [More]

Stronger incentives for medical innovators can reduce health care spending, say researchers

To help rein in massive health care spending, a new RAND study concludes that U.S. policy makers should urgently find ways to incentivize pharmaceutical companies and device makers to develop products that produce more value. [More]

Symposium focused on Surefire Medical's COSY clinical trial to be held at ECIO meeting

Surefire Medical, Inc. announced that a symposium focused on the Coiling vs. Surefire Infusion System in Y90 (COSY) clinical trial will be held during the European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO) meeting taking place in Berlin, Germany April 23-26. T [More]

VHVI implants miniaturized HeartWare HVAD Pump through minimally invasive approach

Sometimes smaller is better. This is especially true of left ventricular assist devices, the mechanically operated heart pumps that are implanted in heart failure patients to bridge them to transplantation. [More]

Avedro receives Canadian approval for KXL II System

Avedro Inc., a Boston-based ophthalmic medical device and pharmaceutical company announces today the Canadian approval for the company's KXL II System. The KXL II System performs a procedure called PiXL (Photorefractive Intrastromal Cross-Linking) which has the potential to deliver non-surgical correction of myopia, and improve cataract surgery outcomes. [More]
New FDA-approved device reduces seizures in patients with medication-resistant epilepsy

New FDA-approved device reduces seizures in patients with medication-resistant epilepsy

A recently FDA-approved device has been shown to reduce seizures in patients with medication-resistant epilepsy by as much as 50 percent. When coupled with an innovative electrode placement planning system developed by physicians at Rush, the device facilitated the complete elimination of seizures in nearly half of the implanted Rush patients enrolled in the decade-long clinical trials. [More]

Aperion Biologics receives CE Mark approval for Z-Lig ACLR device

Aperion Biologics, Inc. was granted the CE Mark approval for its lead product, the Z-Lig ACLR device, to be used by surgeons in the European Union and other territories that accept the CE Mark. [More]
Researchers unravel complex genetic coding that allows embryonic cells to proliferate, perform myriad biological tasks

Researchers unravel complex genetic coding that allows embryonic cells to proliferate, perform myriad biological tasks

Consider the marvel of the embryo. It begins as a glob of identical cells that change shape and function as they multiply to become the cells of our lungs, muscles, nerves and all the other specialized tissues of the body. [More]

Sandia develops credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge to small business makes

A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper. [More]

New device uses space-tested concept of capillary flow to diagnose infectious diseases

A new medical-testing device is being prepped to enter the battle against infectious disease. This instrument could improve diagnosis of certain diseases in remote areas, thanks in part to knowledge gained from a series of investigations aboard the International Space Station on the behavior of liquids. The device uses the space-tested concept of capillary flow to diagnose infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. [More]
New report reveals current state of worldwide advanced wound care market

New report reveals current state of worldwide advanced wound care market

The Global Market for Advanced Wound Care Products 2014 report provides you with the knowledge to understand the current state of the advanced wound care market, the historical market background and the key companies who currently operate here. It is essential reading for anyone who needs to plan, sell or operate within the advanced wound care product sectors. [More]

Sound World Solutions introduces first Bluetooth Series personal sound amplifier, CS10

Sound World Solutions announces the availability of the CS50, the company's second model in the technologically advanced Bluetooth Series of personal sound amplifiers. The CS50 features an Apple iOS 7-compatible customizer app, enabling users to adjust sound performance from an iPhone. [More]

ARCA biopharma announces genetic screening of first patient in GENETIC-AF Phase 2B/3 clinical trial

ARCA biopharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing genetically targeted therapies for cardiovascular diseases, today announced that the first patient has been genetically screened in GENETIC-AF, its Phase 2B/3 adaptive design clinical trial. [More]