Device / Technology News RSS Feed - Device / Technology News

EndoChoice study supports Fuse Full Spectrum Endoscopy System

EndoChoice study supports Fuse Full Spectrum Endoscopy System

EndoChoice announced the release of study data supporting the efficacy of the Fuse Full Spectrum Endoscopy System. These studies were presented simultaneously by leading gastroenterologists at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Session in Philadelphia, PA, and the United European Gastroenterology Week in Vienna, Austria. [More]

Immersive launches new information risk management framework for healthcare industry

Advancing its work in healthcare data management solutions, Immersive introduced Oculus DDRM, an information risk management framework driven by and responsive to an organization's data assets and data strategy. [More]

New Frost & Sullivan report analyzes EHR usability

Electronic health records uptake in the U.S. has accelerated dramatically as a result of government initiatives and the considerable resources – both capital and time - healthcare providers have invested over the past five years. Electronic health records have become the heart of health IT, and U.S. clinicians use them on a daily basis. [More]
BloodCenter of Wisconsin announces availability of cancer mutation HemeOnc Panel

BloodCenter of Wisconsin announces availability of cancer mutation HemeOnc Panel

BloodCenter of Wisconsin's Diagnostic Laboratories today announced the availability of a comprehensive cancer mutation HemeOnc Panel using next generation sequencing (NGS) technology. The NGS panel developed by BloodCenter of Wisconsin is designed to detect variants in 30 genes that are either prognostic or diagnostic for 10 different myeloid hematologic malignancies. [More]
New blood test could predict early onset Alzheimer’s disease with high accuracy

New blood test could predict early onset Alzheimer’s disease with high accuracy

The research team previously identified that changes in the brain occur two decades before patients show signs of dementia. These changes can be detected through expensive brain imaging procedures. [More]

Researchers examine accuracy of GenoType MTBDRslassay for detection of drug-resistant TB

Researchers from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, hosted at LSTM, have conducted an independent review to examine the diagnostic accuracy of the GenoType MTBDRslassay for the detection of resistance to second-line anti-tuberculosis drugs. [More]
Researchers describe new progress in treatment of brain cancer, other neurological diseases

Researchers describe new progress in treatment of brain cancer, other neurological diseases

A new technology that may assist in the treatment of brain cancer and other neurological diseases is the subject of an article in a recent issue of the journal Technology, published by World Scientific Publishing Company. [More]
FIT screening may be as effective as colonoscopy in detecting familial colorectal cancer

FIT screening may be as effective as colonoscopy in detecting familial colorectal cancer

Fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) may be as effective as colonoscopies when it comes to detecting colorectal cancer among first-degree relatives of patients with colorectal cancer, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. [More]
Major research project aims to reduce chances of hair loss after chemotherapy treatment

Major research project aims to reduce chances of hair loss after chemotherapy treatment

Cancer suffers who lose their hair as a consequence of chemotherapy will benefit from a major research project that will improve the scalp cooling technology that prevents hair loss. [More]
WRF, University of Washington partner to develop iPhone app to find severity of jaundice in newborns

WRF, University of Washington partner to develop iPhone app to find severity of jaundice in newborns

Washington Research Foundation is helping University of Washington clinicians and researchers —one a MacArthur Fellow — to develop BiliCam, an iPhone app that can help determine the severity of jaundice in a newborn without having to draw blood. [More]
UCSD researchers validate EEG test to study, treat schizophrenia

UCSD researchers validate EEG test to study, treat schizophrenia

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have validated an EEG test to study and treat schizophrenia. The findings, published in two separate studies, offer a clinical test that could be used to help diagnose persons at risk for developing mental illness later in life, as well as an approach for measuring the efficacies of different treatment options. [More]
UCSD researchers develop novel ultrasound technology to diagnose two heart conditions

UCSD researchers develop novel ultrasound technology to diagnose two heart conditions

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have determined for the first time the impact of a ring-shaped vortex on transporting blood flow in normal and abnormal ventricles within the human heart. They worked with cardiologists at the Non-Invasive Cardiology Laboratory at Gregorio Marañon Hospital, in Madrid, Spain. [More]

KCR adopts Veeva Systems’ cloud-based content management solution to improve operations

KCR, a European Contract Research Organization operating across 19 European countries and in the US, has turned to the cloud in a move to improve cross-functional collaboration and trial operations. KCR will replace the mix of paper and file-share solutions used to manage trial master files with Veeva Systems’ cloud-based content management solution, Veeva Vault. [More]

OCD's ORTHO VISION Analyzer gets CE Mark approval for improved safety of blood transfusions

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. today announced that it obtained CE Mark (Conformité Européenne) for the ORTHO VISION Analyzer, a highly interactive, fully automated analyzer for transfusion medicine laboratories. [More]

Covidien introduces ReliaTack articulating reloadable fixation device for laparoscopic hernia repair

Covidien plc today announced the launch of ReliaTack articulating reloadable fixation device, the first and only of its kind for laparoscopic (minimally invasive) hernia repair. [More]

New Ethicon stapling solution provides least tissue slippage during firing

Ethicon announced today the launch of the ECHELON FLEX GST SYSTEM, a new powered stapler and reload system uniquely designed to provide a better grip on tissue for the least tissue slippage during firing. The device will be featured at The American College of Surgeons Clinical Conference in San Francisco this week. [More]

UT Arlington researcher awarded NSF grant to help develop human-robot learning networks

A University of Texas at Arlington researcher has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to help develop a network that will lead to improvements for people with disabilities who depend on wheelchair mounted robotic arms. [More]
QT Medical partners with LA BioMed to identify infants at risk of long QT syndrome

QT Medical partners with LA BioMed to identify infants at risk of long QT syndrome

Each year, some 2,000 babies are born in the U.S. with a genetic heart condition, known as long QT syndrome. If not diagnosed in time, babies with long QT syndrome can die from a sudden arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat. [More]

GE Healthcare launches startup campus Health Innovation Village to help entrepreneurs speed up health tech solutions

Today GE Healthcare officially opens Health Innovation Village, its first health tech startup campus, at its Finnish headquarters with the Minister of Economic Affairs in Finland, Jan Vapaavuori and the Mayor of Helsinki, Jussi Pajunen. [More]
Simple blood test may help spot pancreatic cancer

Simple blood test may help spot pancreatic cancer

Indiana University cancer researchers have found that a simple blood test might help diagnose pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease. [More]