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iGrow Hair Restoration System Now FDA Cleared for OTC for Women

The iGrow Hair Growth System from Apira Science (Boca Raton, FL) received the FDA green light for over-the-counter sale for women with Fitzpatrick skin phototypes I to IV and with Ludwig Baldness Scale Classifications of I to II TheShow More Summary

Gold Nanorods Halt Growth of Cervical Cancer Cells

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia have shown for the first time that gold nanorods can effectively stop the growth of cervical cancer cells. The laboratory study of attaching the nanorods to their cell receptors used the famous HeLa cell lines as a cervical cancer model. Show More Summary

Man Fitted With Dual Thought-Controlled Prosthetic Arms

In a world’s first, a double-amputee, with arms missing at shoulder level, received two prostheses, each of which he is able to control intuitively with his mind and manipulate different joints to control a total of 30 degrees of motion. Show More Summary

QardioArm Smart Blood Pressure Monitor (Interview & Review)

The QardioArm is an Indiegogo-funded, iOS and Android-compatible, oscillometric smart blood pressure monitor that premiered at CES 2014 and became available for purchase over the summer. I had a chance to chat with Marco Peluso, Founder and CEO of Qardio, Inc to learn more about the company and their product before trying the device out for myself. Show More Summary

Cerus INTERCEPT System for Platelets Approved in U.S.

Just days after it received FDA approval for its INTERCEPT Plasma blood transfusion control system, Cerus Corporation (Concord, California) has announced that the FDA also granted approval for its INTERCEPT Platelets system, a similar...Show More Summary

Sorin Memo3d ReChord Mitral Valve Annuloplasty Ring FDA Cleared

Sorin Group received FDA clearance for its Memo 3D ReChord annuloplasty ring designed for mitral valve repair procedures. The semi-rigid device is an upgrade to the existing Memo 3D ring, now featuring a new chordal guidance system that helps with implantation, particularly when performing artificial Gore-Tex chordae replacement. Show More Summary

Portable Lens-Free Hollographic Microscopy Brings Pathology Lab Anywhere

The lab of Dr. Aydogan Ozcan at UCLA seems like an ever-flowing wellspring of new optical gadgets that can be used in biomedical applications. Yesterday we reported on a new fluorescence imaging smartphone attachment developed by Ozcan et. Show More Summary

Predicting Metastasis at MetaStat: Interview with CEO Dr. Oscar Bronsther

Metastasis of cancer cells from the primary tumor represents one of the most serious concerns for any cancer patient and can affect clinical decisions regarding treatment for the disease. The ability to predict the likelihood of metastasis...Show More Summary

Nanoplug Hearing Aid to Hide Within Ear Canal (VIDEO)

Hearing aids have come a long way lately, thanks to new audio processing algorithms, miniaturization, and wireless capabilities. Yet, they can still be too large to wear inconspicuously and can get quite pricey. Now a new project raising...Show More Summary

Guest Post: How ‘Noisy’ Data Is Holding Hospitals Back

Asha Saxena is the president and CEO of Future Technologies Inc., an international data management solutions firm. For many patients, all the information physicians collect before every appointment can be a big nuisance. Do physicians...Show More Summary

Think Surgical’s TSolution One Hip Replacement System

THINK Surgical (Fremont, CA) won FDA clearance for its TSolution One Surgical System for performing total hip arthroplasties. The system relies on pre-operative CT scans and consists of the TPLAN surgical planning application and the TCAT computer guided mill that prepares the bone cavity and joint surface. Show More Summary

DNA Detection and Measurement on a Smartphone

Fluorescence microscopy relies on tagging biological samples using molecular markers that are excitable in response to light. The glow that emanates from the sample can be detected using specially designed microscopes, but these tend to be large and expensive. Show More Summary

3D Printing Liver Phantoms to Prepare for Cancer Radiotherapy

Fine tuning the amount of radioactivity to deliver to cancerous tissue is a persistent challenge since too much radiation will do unnecessary damage to healthy tissue, while not enough won’t kill the tumor. Estimates and simulationsShow More Summary

Orthopedic Innovation at OMNI: Interview with CTO George Cipolletti

Knee and hip surgeries present a number of challenges for both surgeons and patients alike. Surgeons use sight and good judgment to determine the correct angles for implant positioning, which can only be verified by X-ray post-operatively. Show More Summary

INTERCEPT Plasma Transfusion Infection Control System FDA Approved

Cerus Corporation out of Concord, California received FDA approval for its INTERCEPT Blood System for plasma, a product that’s used to prevent infections by treating blood plasma prior to a transfusion. The system relies on using a proprietary molecule to bind to the DNA and RNA of just about everything within the blood plasma sample. Show More Summary

Magnets Finally Used to Guide Nanoparticles Deep Within Body (VIDEO)

Magnetic nanoparticles have been researched extensively over the last few years as vectors for targeted delivery of drugs within the body. While the idea is full of promise, in practice using magnets to guide these particles to locations...Show More Summary

Radiogenetics Controls Activation of Insulin Producing Genes in Diabetic Mice

In a breakthrough just published in Nature Medicine, researchers at Rockefeller University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have reported on a new technique to use electromagnetic waves to activate insulin production in mice with diabetes. Show More Summary

New Protective Ebola Suit Developed at Johns Hopkins University (VIDEO)

Healthcare workers treating Ebola victims are at a great danger of contracting the disease, as recent events in western Africa have shown. Currently available protective suits tend to require complicated procedures when putting on and taking off, are difficult to breathe in, and obscure the clinician’s face. Show More Summary

Stethee Pretends to be a Cardiologist in Your Pocket (VIDEO)

Cardiologists will certainly scoff, but we have to report about the new Stethee automatic stethoscope the developers of which claim it will be able to warn you of cardiac conditions. It’s still in prototype stage and the team behindShow More Summary

Smart Artificial Skin to Complement Prosthetics

Even though prostheses can accomplish many tasks, they often lack the capability to provide feedback to the user such as differences in temperature or pressure. Researchers from South Korea and the U.S. have created a prosthetic skin...Show More Summary

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