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MR spectroscopy

Imaging with new biomarker tracks tumor progression, response to brain cancer treatment

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have developed an MRI-based method that can track the state and progression of a common type of genetically-mutated brain cancer. The study showed that 2HG is an excellent biomarker for tracking certain gliomas with IDH mutations and also can provide a diagnosis when neurological risk from surgery is too high,

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PDA Universe

Showcasing connected health capabilities at PDA Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices conference

Phillips-Medisize, along with Medicom Innovation Partner, will showcase their capabilities at next week’s PDA Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices conference in Huntington Beach, CA. This conference brings together industry and regulatory experts to share their experiences with the benefits, convenience and innovations pre-filled syringes and injection devices. With this year’s conference key focus

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Titan Spine initiates full U.S. launch of new nanoLOCK Surface Technology

Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on developing innovative spinal interbody fusion implants, announced that it has expanded the distribution of its line of endoskeleton titanium implants featuring the company’s new proprietary nanoLOCK surface technology nationwide. The full U.S. launch follows the successful alpha introduction of the nanoLOCK technology initiated recently in

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University of Texas at Dallas

Technology may aid at-home heart attack diagnosis, patient monitoring

Blood-glucose monitoring devices have revolutionized the management of diabetes by making it easy for ordinary individuals to test their glucose levels at home. But there are no similar consumer devices for cardiovascular disease, specifically for the quick and easy diagnosis of a heart attack. “The onset of heart attack symptoms is usually gradual, over several minutes,”

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Allied Market Research

Formulation capabilities brings hope for patients with chronic breathing problems

Chronic respiratory diseases that affect the airways and different structures of the lungs are on the rise. As per an article in the journal Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion prevalence of asthma has been increasing since 1980. Furthermore, COPD is believed to be one of the fourth main cause of death in North

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Hydromer announces entering into two coating service agreements leveraging its medical device subsidiary, Biosearch Medical Products

Hydromer announces that it entered into two separate medical coating services agreements for guidewires and catheters during the month of August. Hydromer’s wholly owned subsidiary, Biosearch Medical Products, a FDA registered Medical Device and ISO 13485 company, will perform the coating services using patented/proprietary Hydromer lubricious coatings. One client is located in the U.S. and

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UVA physicists

UVA scientists create novel imaging technique with potential for medical diagnostics

A unique new imaging method, called “polarized nuclear imaging”—combining powerful aspects of both magnetic resonance imaging and gamma-ray imaging and developed by two physicists in the University of Virginia’s departments of Physics and Radiology—has potential for new types of high-resolution medical diagnostics as well as industrial and physics research applications. “This method makes possible a

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electroCore’s bioelectric medicine, nVNS, successfully treats menstrual migraine

A paper in the Journal of Headache and Pain found that electroCore’s non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation treatment (nVNS), gammaCore, reduced menstrual and menstrual-related migraine attacks by more than a third, with 40% of the patients experiencing a reduction in migraine frequency of 50% or more. Menstrual migraine/menstrual-related migraine is one the most common categories of migraine in

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Linde Healthcare introduces next generation therapeutic oxygen cylinder

Linde Healthcare has introduced a unique therapeutic oxygen cylinder to the U.S. healthcare market that enhances patient safety while providing a higher efficiency and cost effective oxygen delivery system than other systems in the market today. “The LIV IQ package is a completely new generation of oxygen cylinder,” said Jake Masters, product management specialist for

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VersAlert remote assist monitoring solutions

Custom BioGenic Systems (CBS), a manufacturer of patented liquid nitrogen freezers and inventory systems, announced a new product for the remote monitoring of laboratory freezers and other temperature sensitive equipment: VersAlert. VersAlert offers a cloud-based system that meets the growing demand for monitoring valuable temperature sensitive inventory as well as aiding in regulatory compliance, such

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smart textile

New smart textile is the muscle behind next generation devices

Researchers have for the first time, developed a smart textile from carbon nanotube and spandex fibers that can both sense and move in response to a stimulus like a muscle or joint. Lead researcher Dr. Javad Foroughi from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) explains that the key difference between this, and previous

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protein phosphorylation

Heart signaling map sheds light on cardiovascular disease’s molecular culprits

Having a big heart is not always a virtue – in fact, from a physiologist’s point of view, it can be deadly. An enlarged heart is a hallmark of a cardiovascular disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and, despite being the most common inherited disease of the heart muscle, doctors don’t really know why it occurs.

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First demonstration of brain-inspired device to power artificial systems

New research, led by the University of Southampton, has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be used to power artificial systems that can mimic the human brain. Artificial neural networks (ANNs) exhibit learning abilities and can perform tasks which are difficult for conventional computing systems, such as pattern recognition, on-line learning and

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The AD8233 AFE

Analog devices’ low power AFE enables smaller, lighter wearable health devices with longer battery life

Analog Devices announced a low power, next-generation biopotential analog front end (AFE) which enables smaller, lighter and less obtrusive cardiac monitoring devices with longer battery life. The AD8233 AFE is a fully integrated, single-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) front end designed in one compact, easy-to-use component. Typically, developers need to design ECG front ends from individual components,

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MedAccred Plastics Injection Molding

MedAccred’s first accreditations for plastics injection molding awarded to MTD Micro Molding and BMP Medical

In early 2016, MTD Micro Molding and BMP Medical volunteered to facilitate the pilot process for MedAccred’s new AC8160 Audit Criteria for Injection Molding. Both companies participated in the challenging and highly technical critical process pilot audits. As active members of the MedAccred Plastics Task Group, which is comprised of technical experts from a number

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