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Blog Post Archive

Samsung’s Simband Will Help Companies Build Better Health Wearables (VIDEO)

Over the past few years, we’ve seen Samsung slowly entering the digital health space with ultrasound devices, medical grade TV monitors, and more recently, its line of Gear and Gear Fit trackers. This past week at the Health 2.0 WinterTech...Show More Summary

Signostics Grabs FDA Clearance for SignosRT Automatic Bladder Scanner (VIDEO)

Signostics, a company out of Clovelly Park, Australia, won FDA clearance to introduce its SignosRT Bladder Scanner to the American market. The device is nearly automatic, measuring the bladder size using ultrasound in a matter of seconds. Show More Summary

A More Effective Imaging Method for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer can spread beyond the prostate gland and become an extraprostatic extension (EPE). Currently, contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to detect and diagnose prostate cancer. This technique involves injecting patients with a contrast agent to identify where blood flows. Show More Summary

World’s First: Lab Grown Human Muscle Actually Contracts to Electric Pulses (VIDEO)

Laboratory work to grow real muscle tissue has yielded some promising results, but we haven’t seen true muscles created that contract in response to an electrical signals. Now researchers at Duke University have reported the development of just such human skeletal muscle that works much like the real thing. Show More Summary

Gold Nanoparticle Test Strip to Detect Heart Attacks

Increased levels of the protein troponin in a patient’s blood is a marker for a cardiac infarction that may have recently occurred. Researchers at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering have reported in journal Plasma Processes and Polymers...Show More Summary

The Newest Fitness Bands We Saw At CES: What You Need to Know

We recently returned from a busy trip to the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. As expected, fitness wearables were a hot product. From cheap silicone Fitbit imitators to advanced bracelets with smartwatch capabilities, everyone seemed to want a piece of this increasingly saturated market. Show More Summary

Medgadget @ CES 2015: Thync Mood Stimulating Wearable

It goes without saying that with so many exhibitors we wanted to visit and so little time to cover everything, our trip to Las Vegas for CES last week was stressful at times. Our visit to Thync came at the perfect time, as their newShow More Summary

Medgadget @ CES 2015: ADAMM Intelligent Asthma Management Wearable

Walking through expansive, smoke-filled casinos, traversing the miles and miles of exhibitors, and wading through the crowds too close for comfort, this editor was afraid his asthma might flare up as he made his way around CES in Las Vegas last week. Show More Summary

NanoVelcro Chip Now Makes CTCs Easy to Snap Off for Analysis

A number of technologies have been invented in recent years for capturing circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from whole blood. There are limitations to all of them, and one common problem is keeping the cells alive while removing them from the screening device. Show More Summary

Enteromedics Clinches FDA Approval for Nerve Stimulator to Treat Obesity

EnteroMedics, a company out of St. Paul, Minnesota, announced that its Maestro VBLOC vagal blocking therapy system can now be made available in the U.S. for people on the front lines of the war with obesity. The device intermittently...Show More Summary

Fight Wrinkles with iDerma Facial Beautification System (VIDEO)

Apira Sciences, makers of the iGrow, the only FDA approved light-powered hair restoration system, will soon be releasing the iDerma Facial Beautification System that uses 142 red and infrared LEDs to help reduce wrinkles. There are already...Show More Summary

Intact Medical Clinches New FDA Clearance to Preserve Breast Biopsy Specimens

Intact Medical Corporation (Framingham, Mass) won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Intact excision system to be used to preserve removed breast tissue of up to 30mm in diameter. Once the area is prepared, the wand is inserted through a 6mm-8mm incision and the tip expands to surround the tissue. Show More Summary

Printed Tattoo Glucose Sensor Takes On Hated Pinpricks

Diabetics the world over will be happy to hear that researchers at University of California, San Diego have demonstrated in a proof-of-concept study a glucose sensing temporary tattoo. The device samples interstitial fluid within the...Show More Summary

Optogenetics Used to Induce REM Sleep

Optogenetics, the ability to use light to activate specific neurons in the brain, is continuing to prove itself as an amazing new technique to study and hopefully control different diseases and conditions. In a first, researchers from...Show More Summary

TiaLinx AR60-A Contact-Free Breast Scanner Unveiled

TiaLinx, an Irvine, California firm, is releasing a new product for radiation-free and non-contact breast tissue screening.The AR60-A device emits non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, focusing the beam using special wafer-thin panels...Show More Summary

Tandem’s New t:flex Insulin Pump with Huge Reservoir

Tandem Diabetes Care (San Diego, CA) just announced that the FDA has given clearance to its t:flex insulin pump. Having the largest insulin store of any system available, the t:flex is aimed at diabetics who consume greater quantities of insulin. Show More Summary

BD Intelliport IV Medication Management System Cleared by FDA (VIDEO)

BD Medical, a part of Becton, Dickinson and Company, announced receiving FDA clearance for its Intelliport Medication Management System. The product monitors manual IV bolus injections, automatically records how much of which medication...Show More Summary

Quanta SC+ Hemodialysis System for In-Office or At-Home Treatment Cleared in EU

Quanta Fluid Solutions (Alcester, England) won European regulatory approval for its SC+ hemodialysis system, a portable, cartridge- based system that can be used at the clinic or taken home. The company claims that this is the only hemodialysis...Show More Summary

Cellular Backpacks Ferry Drugs to Inflamed Tissues

Inflammation is a common response to many underlying medical conditions, often hiding deep within the body and difficult to reach in a targeted way. Being able to deliver pharmaceutical cargo to inflamed sites can allow for imaging and treatment of the underlying conditions that cause inflammation in the first place. Show More Summary

Shockwave PAD Balloon Catheters with Lithotripsy Technology CE Marked (VIDEO)

Shockwave Medical (Fremont, CA) announced that European authorities have given the CE mark for the company’s Lithoplasty balloon catheters for treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). The catheters are built similar to traditional...Show More Summary

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