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ProMedica invests in early stage medical device company

ProMedica invests in early stage medical device company

ProMedica has invested in an early stage medical device company that is developing and commercializing innovative and cost-effective devices for treating common vascular diseases such as peripheral artery disease (PAD). Jobst Vascular Surgeon John Pigott, MD, founded the Sylvania-based company, VentureMed Group, and its first invention is already being used in clinical trials underway in Europe. [More]
Study: Critically ill newborns may be exposed to DEHP chemicals in medical products

Study: Critically ill newborns may be exposed to DEHP chemicals in medical products

Hospitalized premature infants are exposed to unsafe levels of a chemical found in numerous medical products used to treat them, raising questions about whether critically ill newborns may be adversely affected by equipment designed to help save their lives. [More]
American College of Cardiology partners with 1776 to identify promising health startups

American College of Cardiology partners with 1776 to identify promising health startups

The American College of Cardiology is partnering with 1776, the global incubator and investment fund, as an association partner in addition to supporting 1776's Challenge Cup - a global competition spanning 16 cities in 11 countries to identify the most promising health startups solving some of the health care industry's biggest challenges. [More]

New multi-specimen perfusion bioreactor for reliable tissue growth introduced by Bose

Bose Corporation has introduced the 3DCulturePro™ system, a new multi-specimen perfusion bioreactor designed for biologists, biomedical researchers and scientists who require reproducible and reliable tissue growth. The 3DCulturePro system supports cell growth and 3D tissue culture in an easy-to-use, scalable configuration. [More]
UTSA professor selected to receive NSF grant to study complex brain processes

UTSA professor selected to receive NSF grant to study complex brain processes

Fidel Santamaria, associate professor of biology in the UTSA College of Sciences, is one of 36 researchers in the nation selected to receive a two-year $300,00 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER). The funding supports President Obama's BRAIN Initiative, a federal effort to support researchers to create new technology that will demystify complex brain processes. [More]
MediValve successfully completes post-market clinical evaluation of acWire Guidewire

MediValve successfully completes post-market clinical evaluation of acWire Guidewire

MediValve, Ltd., a Trendlines portfolio company, today announced that it has successfully completed the first two cases of post-market clinical evaluation of its acWire Guidewire. [More]
Researchers advance stability of protein that may prevent brain damage from toxins

Researchers advance stability of protein that may prevent brain damage from toxins

Research at New York University is paving the way for a breakthrough that may prevent brain damage in civilians and military troops exposed to poisonous chemicals-particularly those in pesticides and chemical weapons. [More]
Researchers devise kinder, gentler way to measure newborns

Researchers devise kinder, gentler way to measure newborns

After their hectic experience of delivery, newborns are almost immediately stretched out on a measuring board to assess their length. [More]
Eppendorf announces new addition to BioBLU Single-use Vessel Adaptor Kit portfolio

Eppendorf announces new addition to BioBLU Single-use Vessel Adaptor Kit portfolio

Eppendorf is proud to announce a new addition to the BioBLU Single-use Vessel Adaptor Kit portfolio. The BioBLU 5c and 14c Adaptor Kits allow BioBLU 5c and 14c Single-use vessels to be used on and controlled by Sartorius® BioStat® B-DCU-II controllers (Heat Blanket configuration only). [More]
Novel incubator microscope ideally suited for time-lapse examination

Novel incubator microscope ideally suited for time-lapse examination

Biologists and doctors rely heavily on incubators and microscopes. Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has come up with a novel solution that combines the functions of both these tools in a compact and extremely small-scale system. [More]
New high quality ozone gas generator from AMSBIO completely eliminates airborne and surface contaminants and germs

New high quality ozone gas generator from AMSBIO completely eliminates airborne and surface contaminants and germs

The Ozilla™ from AMSBIO is a new high quality, purpose-built ozone gas generator. Measuring just 13 x 11 x 5 inches (32 x 28 x 13 cm), it will fit in most standard laboratory cell culture incubators, air incubators, cell culture hoods, PCR hoods, or any other environment where a sterile atmosphere is critical. Following simple operational instructions the Ozilla™ is able to completely eliminate airborne as well as surface contaminants and germs including bacteria, phage, and fungus. [More]
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center provides $1.65M in capital grant to North Shore InnoVentures

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

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

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

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]
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]