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Massachusetts Life Sciences Center provides $1.65M in capital grant to North Shore InnoVentures

North Shore InnoVentures, one of New England's leading technology incubators and business accelerators, announced today that it has received a capital grant of $1.65 million from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. [More]
New strain of rice may help combat obesity and other diseases

New strain of rice may help combat obesity and other diseases

In recent years, Okinawa has recorded the dubious distinction of having the highest obesity rate in Japan. Preventing obesity-related diseases is an urgent issue. [More]

Frost & Sullivan: Smart pills industry estimated to reach new peak in next five to seven years

The increasing need for convenient diagnostic and accurate therapeutic tools is driving innovation in smart pills. While certain smart pill applications, such as imaging and sensing, have been successfully commercialized, others like drug delivery and surgery are yet to be proven clinically. [More]

Terumo to distribute Nonin SenSmart Universal Oximetry System in the UK and Ireland

Nonin Medical, a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year distribution agreement with Terumo Cardiovascular Group in Europe. As of January 2014, Terumo Cardiovascular Group will distribute Nonin's SenSmart Universal Oximetry System to all hospitals in the UK and Ireland. A similar distribution agreement between the two companies for the United States was announced in April 2013. Terumo manufactures and markets medical devices for the global cardiac surgery market. [More]

WHO delivers over 125 tons of medical equipment, medicines to health providers in Aleppo

Over the past 2 weeks WHO delivered 2 shipments with more than 125 tons of medical equipment and medicines to health providers in Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic - in both government-controlled and in opposition-controlled areas. All shipments contained surgical materials, medicines to treat chronic and infectious diseases, infant incubators, ventilators and intensive care unit beds. [More]
Professor studies impact of different levels of physical contact on premature infants

Professor studies impact of different levels of physical contact on premature infants

The benefit that premature infants gain from skin-to-skin contact with their mothers is measurable even 10 years after birth, reports a new study in Biological Psychiatry. [More]

Cells grown in ISS could help patients recover from stroke, says Mayo Clinic researcher

Abba Zubair, M.D., Ph.D, believes that cells grown in the International Space Station could help patients recover from a stroke, and that it may even be possible to generate human tissues and organs in space. He just needs a chance to demonstrate the possibility. [More]

Global cell culture market experiences impressive growth

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Cell Culture Market Report 2013-2018" report to their offering. [More]
JCB Laboratories installs Lighthouse monitoring system to improve patient safety

JCB Laboratories installs Lighthouse monitoring system to improve patient safety

JCB Laboratories, experts in sterile compounded solutions, has set the standard for environmental monitoring with the installation of a continuous cleanroom monitoring system from Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions. The pharmacy's latest improvement is a proactive approach to federal legislation that will bring new regulatory oversight to the compounding industry. [More]
Nano-material within cells could lead to engineered bio-composites for drug delivery, artificial tissue

Nano-material within cells could lead to engineered bio-composites for drug delivery, artificial tissue

New York-A team of researchers has uncovered critical information that could help scientists understand how protein polymers interact with other self-assembling biopolymers. [More]
Very preterm babies have trouble bonding with their care-givers due to neurological impairments

Very preterm babies have trouble bonding with their care-givers due to neurological impairments

A new study suggests that some very preterm babies have trouble bonding with their care-givers due to neurological impairments and not to the way their parents interact with them. [More]
New low-cost method of in-vitro fertilization may help infertile couples in developing countries

New low-cost method of in-vitro fertilization may help infertile couples in developing countries

A new low-cost method of in-vitro fertilization developed at the University of Colorado Boulder that performed successfully in recent human clinical trials in Belgium may help thousands of infertile couples in developing countries. [More]

BCSI, ORIGIO partner to advance pH monitoring solutions for IVF

Blood Cell Storage, Inc., a leading medical device provider based in Seattle, WA and ORIGIO a/s, a leader in delivering innovative Assisted Reproductive Technology solutions headquartered in Malov Denmark, announced a partnership today during the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. [More]

Panasonic’s CO2 cell culture incubators deliver outstanding environmental reliability

Increasingly stringent regulation and the need for absolute sample security when working with human materials heightens the need for laboratory instrumentation that performs to the highest standards. Panasonic MCO-19 CO2 cell culture incubators deliver outstanding environmental reliability. [More]
Viewpoints: A nurse finds getting coordinated care for her husband challenging; Iowa legislator outlines problems with Medicaid; Researcher's quest to save experiments after sandy

Viewpoints: A nurse finds getting coordinated care for her husband challenging; Iowa legislator outlines problems with Medicaid; Researcher's quest to save experiments after sandy

In 2011, my husband, Eric, a trial attorney, was felled by a brain stem stroke just before he was to board a flight at O'Hare in Chicago. He was just 53 years old with no prior health conditions or problems. From the outset, we knew his recovery and rehabilitation would be long and difficult. We didn't know that his transition to post-hospital medical care would be just as challenging. [More]

New controllable light filter for preterm incubators considerably blocks undesirable light wavelengths

Preterm infants appear to mature better if they are shielded from most wavelengths of visible light, from violet to orange. But it has been a challenge to develop a controllable light filter for preterm incubators that can switch between blocking out all light--for sleeping--and all but red light to allows medical staff and parents to check up on the kids when they're awake. [More]

STD Med, Pavilion announce joint investment to launch Saphena Medical

Pavilion Medical Innovations L.L.C. of Norwell, MA and STD Med, Inc. of Stoughton, MA are pleased to announce a joint investment to launch Saphena Medical, Inc., a new cutting edge medical device company focused on Endoscopic Vein Harvesting technologies. [More]

Thermo Fisher announces opening of new facility in Suzhou, China

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the official opening of its new facility in Suzhou, China, for the manufacturing of life sciences consumables and equipment. The facility expands the company's global manufacturing footprint and establishes local production capabilities to meet increased customer demand in China and other Asia-Pacific markets. [More]

Public health threats, struggling hospitals loom in Sandy's wake

Public health officials are warning that people in areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy face many risks in the aftermath and are urging people to protect themselves from health threats in the water, air and even their refrigerators. [More]
Grand Challenges Canada awards projects to help children achieve full cognitive potential

Grand Challenges Canada awards projects to help children achieve full cognitive potential

"As many as 200 million children across the world fail to reach their full potential because their early brain development is held back by poverty, disease and malnutrition, global health experts said on Thursday," Reuters reports. [More]