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Interview: Medstro Pioneers Online Platform Accelerating Healthcare Innovation and Collaboration

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:00:38 +0000

Medstro, an online community site for physicians, medical students, and healthcare innovators recently announced passing the milestone of 100,000 registered users – less than three years since it was founded by CEO, Dr. Jennifer Joe, MD and co-founder and COO, James Ryan. This self-funded Boston-based startup has grown impressively given its organic, “grass-roots” expansion since […]

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Touch and Sound Replace Sight to Let Blind “See” Computer Screens

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:46:36 +0000

At Purdue University researchers are working on developing technology that would allow blind people to get a sense of what is displayed on a computer screen. The technology relies on hearing generated sounds and holding onto a force-feedback pen, similar to those common in table-top 3D visualization setups. As the user moves a cursor on […]

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GORE VIATORR TIPS Endoprosthesis for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Procedures Gets FDA Approval

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:06:33 +0000

W. L. Gore & Associates, better known simply as Gore, received FDA approval and is making available in the U.S. its for its GORE VIATORR TIPS Endoprosthesis with Controlled Expansion. It’s intended for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) procedures that link the portal vein to the hepatic vein to reduce the portal hypertension in patients with end-stage […]

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ARTIS pheno, Siemens’ New Flagship Angiography C-arm Cleared by FDA

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:40:15 +0000

Siemens won FDA clearance for its new ARTIS pheno robotic angiography C-arm. The system is essentially an upgraded version of the company’s Artis zeego (even the capitalization of the name has changed), sporting a zen40HDR flat panel detector and GIGALIX X-ray tube. The system features automatic dose selection to minimize radiation exposure and generates 3D scans that need […]

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Light Used to Activate Select Proteins Inside Living Cells

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:15:33 +0000

At the University of Alberta in Canada, researchers have devised a way of activating proteins inside a living cell using a beam of light. This will allow scientists to study how the activation of certain proteins affects the functionality of a cell. The technological breakthrough consists of attaching a photocleavable protein, one that can be broken […]

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Integra’s CUSA Clarity Neurological Tissue Ablation System Unveiled

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:58:17 +0000

Integra LifeSciences of Plainsboro, New Jersey is releasing its new CUSA Clarity, an ultrasonic ablation system intended for neurosurgical applications that is both FDA and CE Mark cleared. The device offers some improvements over the company’s CUSA Excel+ system, particularly offering a considerably faster rate of tissue ablation, including approximately 50% faster removal of fibrous tissue. […]

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Robotic Microsurgeon for Cochlear Implantations Tested in Switzerland

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:54:31 +0000

Robotic surgical assistants, most famously the da Vinci surgical system, have become commonplace in many hospitals. Robotics has the potential to give surgeons the dexterity, patience, and sensitivity that humans can never achieve with their own hands. To that end, researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland have been working on an image guided microsurgery robot […]

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New Test Identifies Blood Type in Seconds

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:34:37 +0000

Scientists working at the Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China have developed a technology to quickly identify a blood sample’s blood type. It relies on using antibodies that target A and B antigens that give blood its type, and a dye that is activated when the antibodies are in attack mode. The same was done […]

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First Implantable Pump Delivers Drugs Directly Into Brains of Epileptic Patients

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:27 +0000

Flowonix, a company out of Mt. Olive, New Jersey, and Cerebral Therapeutics of Aurora, Colorado, have announced that the Prometra II infusion device they jointly developed has been installed in the first patients in a clinical trial. The trial at the St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia involves patients with medically refractory epilepsy receiving valproate (valproate sodium) delivered directly into […]

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New Wirelessly Powered Scalable Retinal Prosthesis

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:12:31 +0000

A collaboration between researchers at University of California San Diego and Nanovision Biosciences, a university spinoff, has developed a method for constructing wirelessly powered retinal prostheses that interface directly with retinal cells. The implant is structured from photosensitive silicon nanowires and, because they produce a textured surface, retinal cells are able to grow on them. […]

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