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Implant Identifies Which Drugs Will Work for Patients’ Unique Cancers

21 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

While a variety of cancer medications are in existence and often work incredibly well, picking ones that are effective on the individual patients’ tumors is usually like pinning a tail on a donkey. Researchers at MIT have developed a...Show More Summary

Alcyone MEMS Cannula for Injecting Therapeutic Agents Into Brain Cleared by FDA

22 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Alcyone Lifesciences (Lowell, MA) obtained FDA clearance for the Alcyone MEMS Cannula, a dual lumen bratin injection and aspiration device that can be used under MRI. The device is intended for use in delivering gene therapy, therapeutic...Show More Summary

Lab-on-Chip Device to Help Pick The Right Antibiotic Every Time

As bacterial infections are becoming more difficult to manage, new ways of targeting the pathogens have to be developed. Creating new antibiotics is one approach, but often the real issues is being able to identify which antibiotic will work. Show More Summary

Nipro’s TRUE METRIX AIR Consumer Glucometer FDA Cleared

Nipro Diagnostics (Fort Lauderdale, Fl) won an FDA clearance for its TRUE METRIX AIR glucose meter. The TRUE METRIX AIR glucometer uses Nipro’s TRUE METRIX test strips that utilize the company’s so-called TRIPLE SENSE TECHNOLOGY which corrects the measurements for both hemacrotic levels as well as for the ambient air temperature. Show More Summary

Medtronic Activa Neurostimulators Approved in Europe for Full Body MRI Scans

Medtronic won European regulatory approval for its Activa line of deep brain stimulators (DBS) to be safe for use in full body MRI scans, given certain conditions. Previously, the company had approval for only head scans under MRI for patients wearing their DBS devices. Show More Summary

Mobidiag Presents Two New Diagnostic Platforms at ECCMID 2015

Novodiag™ and Amplidiag™ Easy platforms to serve both low- and high-throughput customer needs with emphasis on accessibility and affordability Espoo, Finland – April 22, 2015 – Mobidiag Ltd, a Finnish molecular diagnostics company specializing...Show More Summary

IdentRx Promises to Prevent Nearly All Medication Errors

Medication errors continue to plague the clinical community and even rare cases of mistakes can make a big splash in the news. And for a good reason: we all expect to be treated than harmed when receiving medical care. A new device is...Show More Summary

Programmable Replacement Tissue Sponges Dissolve When Needed

Growing new tissues to replace diseased ones in a guided and engineered way is becoming a practical reality. Stem cells are being harnessed to do just that, but often, and particularly with larger pieces of replacement tissue, one needs an appropriate scaffold to grow them on. Show More Summary

Juniper Pharmaceuticals Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board

  Boston, MA – April 23, 2015 – Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNP) (“the Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing therapeutics that address unmet medical needs in women’s health, today announced the...Show More Summary

Juniper Pharmaceuticals Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board

Juniper Pharmaceuticals Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board   Boston, MA – April 23, 2015 – Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNP) (“the Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing therapeutics...Show More Summary

MelCap Electronic Pill to Help Treat Obesity, Eating Disorders

MelCap Systems is an Israeli firm that may offer a new way of treating obesity and other eating conditions using a swallowable electronic pill. The technology is still in development, but the company already received a patent for its...Show More Summary

Eyenuk EyeArt Software Automatically Screens Fundus Images for Signs of Diabetic Retinopathy

Eyenuk, a Woodland Hills, California company, won the European CE mark for its EyeArt software that analyzes images of the retina taken using fundus cameras to help detect diabetic retinopathy (DR). The software requires nothing more...Show More Summary

KAMRA Inlay Corneal Implant to Replace Reading Glasses FDA Approved

Owning reading glasses is a part of growing up, but for many people that start wearing them in their later years it can be downright awkward and uncomfortable. Now a new device, just approved by the FDA, may offer certain folks withShow More Summary

Bioness StimRouter Minimally Invasive Peripheral Nerve Stimulation System

The FDA recently approved the implantable StimRouter peripheral nerve stimulation system from Bioness, a Valencia, California firm. We just got exclusive images of the product, including the lead implant, the pulse transmitter, and the...Show More Summary

BIOTRONIK Imlantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Delivers Ultra-High Energy Shock on First Fire

BIOTRONIK landed FDA approval for the world’s only implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) capable of producing an ultra-high energy electrical shock immediately on the first discharge. Defibrillators have capacitors within them that store an electrical charge that is originally siphoned from a nearby battery. Show More Summary

Eye Lenses Designed With Significantly Reduced Halo Effect

Extended depth of focus and multifocal lenses, including contact and intraocular ones, tend to create a halo effect in certain light conditions. It can be distracting and even dangerous, particularly at dusk and night when looking at bright point sources such as traffic lights. Show More Summary

Hemostatic Nanoparticles Packed with Steroids Help Control Internal Bleeding After Explosive Blasts

Explosions are the primary way American soldiers get injured on the battlefield these days. Internal bleeding within the lungs is particularly dangerous and requires immediate care, but the time it takes before an injured soldier reaches a military hospital is often too long for survival. Show More Summary

Abbott’s Freestyle Precision Neo Glucometer Cleared by FDA

Abbott, having received FDA clearance, is releasing its budget-conscious FreeStyle Precision Neo blood glucometer. The device is available for purchase without a prescription. Costing around $25 for the unit and about $15 for 25 test...Show More Summary

Update on Veebot, The Automatic Phlebotomist

A couple years ago we profiled a prototype device that may replace phlebotomists altogether. The Veebot uses an infrared light to illuminate the inner arm and a camera to pick out the location of the veins. Once spotted, an ultrasound...Show More Summary

Nanoparticles to Prevent Tooth Decay; Looking to Put Dentists Out of Business

We’re never at a loss for toothpaste choices, but we may see the addition of “With Nanotechnology!” advertised on the tubes in the future. Researchers from the University of Rochester and University of Pennsylvania have designed drug-releasing...Show More Summary

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