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TNT announces opening of healthcare hub in Heerlen, the Netherlands

Today TNT will open an international transport hub in Heerlen, the Netherlands, dedicated to the shipping of medical devices to European hospitals and clinics. [More]
New tool can measure cardiovascular risk in persons aged 40 or older

New tool can measure cardiovascular risk in persons aged 40 or older

For the first time, scientists have developed a new risk score that can predict the 10-year risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke in persons aged 40 years or older in any world country. [More]
Zyga reports commercial use of modernized SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System for low back pain

Zyga reports commercial use of modernized SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System for low back pain

Zyga Technology, Inc., a medical device company focused on the design, development and commercialization of minimally invasive devices to treat underserved conditions of the lumbar spine, today announced the launch and first commercial use of an updated SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System. The surgery was performed by Dr. Brett Menmuir. [More]
NHS England launches online directory to support people with mental health conditions

NHS England launches online directory to support people with mental health conditions

Yesterday, the new NHS Choices Mental Health Apps Library was launched to the public. Big White Wall was among the first five mental health services to be featured in this online directory. [More]
DePuy Synthes inks sales agreement with Radlink to offer real-time image guidance with hip replacement systems

DePuy Synthes inks sales agreement with Radlink to offer real-time image guidance with hip replacement systems

DePuy Synthes Companies has signed an exclusive worldwide sales agreement with Radlink, Inc., an emerging global leader in advanced medical imaging technology, to offer real-time image guidance with its hip replacement systems. The agreement further demonstrates DePuy Synthes Companies’ ongoing commitment to help improve patient outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and reduce costs. [More]
DePuy Synthes adds four new products to adult deformity portfolio

DePuy Synthes adds four new products to adult deformity portfolio

DePuy Synthes Companies announced the addition of four new products to its adult deformity portfolio as well as a new education offering, continuing its expansion of one of the broadest spine portfolios in the industry. The products were displayed by DePuy Synthes Spine at the 81st annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. [More]
TeleHealth Services, Samsung complete new SmarTigr system to improve patient-provider communication

TeleHealth Services, Samsung complete new SmarTigr system to improve patient-provider communication

TeleHealth Services, the nation’s leading provider of hospital televisions and interactive patient engagement solutions, announced through their partnership with Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the completion of a new patient engagement solution called SmarTigr. [More]
LifeCodexx announces promising results from proof-of-principle study of qPCR-based NIPT assay

LifeCodexx announces promising results from proof-of-principle study of qPCR-based NIPT assay

LifeCodexx AG today reports the successful outcome of a proof-of-principle of its novel assay for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT assay) based on quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR). This NIPT assay, designed to determine fetal aneuploidies from maternal blood, will offer significant advantages, such as enhanced test performance at affordable prices, over other prenatal examination methods. [More]
Zimmer celebrates significant testing milestone for Vivacit-E Vitamin E Technology

Zimmer celebrates significant testing milestone for Vivacit-E Vitamin E Technology

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. is highlighting its Vivacit-E Advanced Bearing Technology with Vitamin E by celebrating a significant testing milestone. [More]

IBM selected by Department of Health in England to manage NHS Electronic Staff Record system

IBM today announced a contract with the Department of Health in England to manage and continue transforming the National Health Service Electronic Staff Record system (ESR), the UK's most important workforce management tool serving 1.4 million employees. IBM will help modernise the system by providing increased mobile access and new self-service capabilities making the system more efficient and accessible. [More]
Zimmer debuts new Gel-One Patient App for people experiencing knee pain

Zimmer debuts new Gel-One Patient App for people experiencing knee pain

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. announced today the debut of a new mobile app designed to serve as a feature-rich resource for patients of its Gel-One Hyaluronate product. [More]
Wyatt Technology’s CG-MALS system enables characterization of complex protein-protein interactions

Wyatt Technology’s CG-MALS system enables characterization of complex protein-protein interactions

Study published in Nature outlines use of Wyatt’s Calypso II system to confirm the stoichiometry of αSNAP-SNARE complex [More]

Philips enters into collaboration with Janssen to develop new handheld blood test to support care of patients with neuropsychiatric disorders

Royal Philips today announced that it has entered into a multi-year development agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. (Janssen). [More]
New, streamlined solution for the E-health sector

New, streamlined solution for the E-health sector

Today, hospitals and clinics face a dilemma. On the one hand, they are under increasing efficiency pressure, while on the other hand, demands on patient comfort are on the rise. [More]

Cellworld 2015 conference to be held in Downtown San Francisco on Sept. 21-22, 2015

Finesse Solutions announced Cellworld 2015, a new event that is specifically designed for innovators, visionaries and senior executives in bio-processing. [More]
Rice University study reveals carbon nanotube fibers can provide two-way connection with neurons

Rice University study reveals carbon nanotube fibers can provide two-way connection with neurons

Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain. [More]
Keeping ahead of the curve - get the most out of challenging qPCR assays

Keeping ahead of the curve - get the most out of challenging qPCR assays

Ideal for both experienced and novice qPCR users, the talk will cover the benefits and limitations of melt curve analysis and suggest troubleshooting techniques. Attendees will learn how to analyze melt curves to extract reliable data from challenging experiments. [More]
Position statement on promise, challenges of non-invasive prenatal testing

Position statement on promise, challenges of non-invasive prenatal testing

Two of the world's largest professional societies of human geneticists have issued a joint position statement on the promise and challenges of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), a new procedure to test blood drawn from pregnant mothers for Down syndrome and other chromosomal disorders in the fetus. [More]
UCLA-led team validates first standardized protocol for tracking early signs of Alzheimer's disease

UCLA-led team validates first standardized protocol for tracking early signs of Alzheimer's disease

After six years of painstaking research, a UCLA-led team has validated the first standardized protocol for measuring one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease -- the atrophy of the part of the brain known as the hippocampus. [More]
Bioquell QUBE to be showcased at EAHP 2015

Bioquell QUBE to be showcased at EAHP 2015

The latest generation isolator, the Bioquell QUBE, will be showcased on stand 117 at the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists 20th annual conference in Hamburg, 25th to 27th March 2015. [More]
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