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Tiny Liquefier Prepares Sputum Samples for Microfluidic Analysis

Small lab-on-a-chip devices may turn out to be excellent candidates for analyzing patient sputum because they require small sample sizes and can perform a number of steps automatically without exposing the operator to the potentially infectious samples. Show More Summary

New Codman Neuro Aneurysm Coils Help Target Treatment to Patient Needs

At the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery 12th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Codman Neuro, a part of DePuy Synthes, itself part of J&J, has released a line of coils for treating aneurysms in the brain. The new coils feature aShow More Summary

XylemDx Concept for Inkjet Printing Diagnostic Tests

Cambridge Consultants, a company that has helped out many medical device manufacturers develop new healthcare products, is unveiling a new concept for printing diagnostic test strips. The goal is to allow clinicians and pharmacists to use inkjet printers to easily produce tests specific to the needs of individual patients. Show More Summary

Non-Invasive Neurostimulators Help Paralyzed Men Learn How to Walk Again (VIDEO)

The clinical potential for electrically triggering legs to move in paralyzed patients was thought to require implantable stimulators, but results from an exciting new study from UCLA have demonstrated otherwise. Five completely paralyzed...Show More Summary

New Optical Technology Adds Zoom, Auto Focus to Endoscopes

Modern clinical endoscopes are still limited in their ability to visualize difficult to reach areas. Some endoscopes have zooming and auto-focus features, but the extra necessary components are making them bulkier. Now researchers at...Show More Summary

ReShape Dual Balloon Non-Surgical Alternative to Stomach Stapling FDA Approved

ReShape Medical‘s dual-balloon weight loss system has been approved by the FDA as an option for patients who have contraindication for or looking to avoid traditional bariatric surgery. The ReShape procedure doesn’t involve any surgery and is completely reversible. Show More Summary

BIOTRONIK’s Latest Pacemakers Approved Safe for 3T MRI Scans in Europe

BIOTRONIK just landed the European CE mark of approval for two of its pacemakers to be safe for use with patients going through 3 Tesla MRI scans, as long as exclusion zones are taken into consideration. This makes BIOTRONIK the only firm on the market with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and pacemakers available to physicians. Show More Summary

Identification of Childhood Speech Disorders Using Facial Motion Capture

Facial motion capture is a technology used in computer animation to simulate the facial expressions of real people when creating animated characters for video games or movies. By converting facial movements into a digital database, based on specific reference points on an actor’s face, a more realistic animated character can be created. Show More Summary

Lascar Electronics Releases Vaccine Temperature Monitoring Kits

Most vaccines have to kept within a narrow temperature range to maintain their properties, so convenient vigilant tracking of temperature changes of the vaccines is important in making sure they’ll work. Lascar Electronics, an Erie, PA firm, has unveiled a line of new devices specifically for keeping eye on stored vaccines. Show More Summary

Corvida Medical’s Halo Hazardous Meds Transfer System FDA Cleared

Corvida Medical, a firm based in Coralville, Iowa, obtained FDA 510(k) clearance for the Halo Closed System Transfer Device, a product designed to prevent clinicians from being exposed to hazardous medications such as those used in chemotherapy. Show More Summary

Samsung’s New HS70A General Purpose Ultrasound

Samsung Medison is releasing the HS70A, a new full featured general purpose ultrasound system. It has a large 23? swiveling LED screen, and a touchscreen control panel in addition to main controller board, and automatic preset setup and selection that activates the right transducer and gets the exam moving quickly. Show More Summary

Opternative Online Test Gets You a Glasses/Contacts Prescription from Comfort of Home

If you’ve been wondering whether you need glasses or perhaps may require a new prescription, you can now take a professional-quality exam online and receive a prescription, all for $40. Opternative is a new service that takes a patient...Show More Summary

Wize Mirror to Monitor Health, Prevent Cardio-Metabolic Diseases

Seasoned primary care physicians often have an uncanny ability to notice symptoms by simply looking at their patients. Skin tone, heart rate, and body temperature are some of the signals that clinicians pick up on, and so a consortium...Show More Summary

Smartphone Device Runs ELISA Tests, Helps Fit a Clinical Lab in Doctor’s Tote

ELISA tests (enzyme-linked immunosorbant assays) are a standard in clinical laboratories for spotting antibodies that point to the presence of various diseases. The machines that analyze the ELISA plate samples are the size of desktop printers, and are not particularly portable if you want to use them outside the clinic. Show More Summary

Review of the D-EYE Digital Ophthalmoscope

We reported on the innovative D-EYE digital ophthalmoscope a few weeks ago, and now shipping of the portable retinal imaging system has begun. The device promises easy imaging of the retina using a simple smartphone attachment, for relatively low cost. Show More Summary

Lasers Embedded Inside Cells to Help Track Spread of Cancer

The field of medicine sees advances in miniaturization on a regular basis, but now we’re almost shocked by the fact that researchers at the University of St Andrews in the UK managed to introduce microscopic lasers into the interior of live cells. Show More Summary

Synthetic Material for Growing Billions of Stem Cells

Stem cell therapy has great potential for treating diseased cardiac tissue. Such procedures require tremendous amounts of cells to be grown from patients’ own stem cells in a laboratory environment. Since such therapies are still inShow More Summary

Tiny Surgical Tool to Help With Transnasal Endoscopic Brain Surgery (VIDEOS)

Endoscopic surgical procedures have made a huge difference in helping to treat sites that would otherwise require considerably more invasive approaches. Yet, there’s still a great deal of potential in miniaturizing existing devices and having the ability to get to even the most challenging regions of the body. Show More Summary

Medrobitics’ Flex Robotic Transoral Surgical System FDA Cleared

Medrobotics, a firm out of Raynham, Massachusetts, won FDA clearance for its Flex Robotic System. The device is designed for performing transoral surgeries on the mouth and throat that require work on difficult to reach areas. The system...Show More Summary

Safari² Pre-Shaped Guidewire Helps Introduce Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Replacements

Boston Scientific just announced receiving U.S. and European regulatory approvals for its Safari² pre-shaped guidewire that’s used during implantations of cardiac devices, including transcatheter aortic valves, most prominently the company’s Lotus system. Show More Summary

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