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Common Sensing and Welkin Health Partner to Launch Health Coach-Driven Insulin Adherence Program [Interview]

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:48:50 +0000

At Medgadget we cover a lot of companies that either build medical hardware or create software platforms and tools for healthcare. But what happens when you align medical hardware from one company with complementary software from another to work in tandem? Arguably the best of both worlds. Today we had the opportunity to hear from […]

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Masimo MightySat Rx Oximeter Cleared in Europe to Measure Breathing Rate

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:55:43 +0000

Masimo has announced that European regulatory authorities have given clearance for its MightySat Rx fingertip pulse oximeter to be used to measure the respiration rate of patients, in addition to all the other measurements it performs. The respiration rate from the pleth (RRp), as Masimo calls it, notices how the respiratory cycle changes the nature […]

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Novel Material Made of Living Cells Glows When Touching Certain Chemical Compounds

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:09:39 +0000

Scientists at MIT have developed a unique material that contains living, genetically engineered cells that fluoresce in the presence of specific chemicals. So far the potential of the technology has been demonstrated in gloves and bandages that light up when a certain compound is present in the exudate they come in contact with. The material […]

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DOT Telemedicine Backpack, an All-in-One Solution Brings Remote Doctors Anywhere

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:31:52 +0000

A company called swyMed out of Lexington, Massachusetts is releasing a portable telemedicine solution designed to link patients with doctors, whether they are at home, in an ambulance, or in a hard to reach location. The plug-and-play solution can be quickly deployed to begin a consultation, particularly important in emergency scenarios. The DOT Telemedicine Backpack features […]

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Synchronized 3D Beating Heart Tissue Made from Multiple Cell Types

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:05:34 +0000

At the York University in Toronto, Canada researchers have come up with a way of integrating three different cardiac cell types into a single functional, 3D beating tissue. Unlike many other tissue engineering techniques, the York team didn’t use any scaffolding to hold the cells in place. The cells, which were contractile myocardial cells, connective tissue […]

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Robots Made of Hydrogels May Help Surgeons Operate on Fragile Tissues

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:43:59 +0000

The future of surgery may involve robotic devices that are soft and gentle to prevent unwanted damage, yet strong enough to be able to manipulate tissues. At MIT engineers are leading the way toward that future having developed robots made out of hydrogel and powered by water, that can, among other things, grab and release […]

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QuiO and MedCrypt Partner to Add Data Security Sophistication to Smartinjector Devices

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:25:47 +0000

QuiO’s Smartinjector platform, as covered previously on Medgadget, is poised to become the first set of cloud-connected injectable therapy delivery devices available for in-home use. Following their recognition at January’s Accenture Startup Health Festival as the winner of the HealthTech Innovation Challenge, the QuiO team has seen a stark increase in demand for their devices. Now […]

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Magnet-Powered Implant Releases Drugs in Controlled Fashion

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:13:38 +0000

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed an implantable device designed to release a drug when triggered by an external magnet. The amount of the drug that’s the implant ejects into the body can be controlled by using different strength magnets. Such technology may be of particular use in treating localized conditions to […]

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Ultrasound Therapy for Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Medgadget Interview with Michael Slayton, CEO of Guided Therapy Systems

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:01:41 +0000

Guided Therapy Systems (GTS), a company based in Mesa, Arizona, is at the forefront of ultrasonic therapy and imaging. Founded in 1994, GTS is the first company in the world that commercialized the combined use of ultrasound imaging with intense therapeutic ultrasound (ITU). Actisound, their latest product to be developed using ITU, is a low-cost, […]

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Revolutionary New Technique Visualizes Biomolecules Without Crystallization

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:37:40 +0000

In the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design are describing a new technique that may finally give life scientists a detailed view into many of the biomolecules they work with.  These days, X-ray diffraction is typically used to see the structure of […]

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