09 Aug 2018

METACTIVE TOUTS PERIPHERAL ARTERY RESEARCH RESULTS

Metactive Medical Inc., a Kansas medical device company developing products for the treatment of neurovascular and peripheral vascular diseases, announced today that Kieran Murphy, professor, vice chair and director of research in the department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto, presented new nonclinical results from Metactive’s peripheral vascular

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07 Aug 2018

MICROSOFT IS DEVELOPING A GLASSES-BASED BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR

            Microsoft is developing new blood pressure monitoring technology called Glabella, which comes equipped on a pair of glasses that passively collects physiological data on the wearer, according to a research paper recently released by the company. The paper was written by Christian Holz, Microsoft Research in Redmond; and  Edward J.

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05 Aug 2018

FIBER OPTICS HAS PAID ITS DUES IN MEDICAL IMAGING

    By Michael Dargie It would be hard to overstate the seismic role fiber optics technology has played in enabling the Internet Age. After all, fused silica fiber bundles are the medium of choice for carrying signals, data, and information over today’s omnipresent telecommunications, cable, and Internet networks. But

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01 Aug 2018

FIRST MR THEATER IN U.S. OPENS AT PARRISH HEALTHCARE IN FLORIDA

  Patients at the Parrish Healthcare Center in Titusville, Fla., are the first to have access to enhanced comfort during Magnetic Resonance (MR) exams thanks to the installation of the nation’s first Vantage Titan / Zen Edition 1.5T MR Theater from Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. The new MR theater projects peaceful, virtual reality

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17 Jul 2018

PREPARING A NEW GENERATION OF PHYSICIANS FOR A NEW KIND OF HEALTH CARE

 By David Muhlestein, PhD, JD and Lia Winfield, PhD Dramatic changes in the demographics of our physician population are happening at the same time as our healthcare system is making equally dramatic changes in how it organizes and pays for care. This new generation of physicians is likely to be

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16 Jul 2018

APPLE UPDATES APP ALLOWING PATIENTS TO SEE HEALTH RECORDS ON THEIR IPHONE

  Apple has updated the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta, debuting a feature for customers to see their medical records right on their iPhone. The updated Health Records section within the Health app brings together hospitals, clinics and the existing Health app to make it easy for consumers

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16 Jul 2018

STUDY SHOWS RESULTS CHANGING WHITE FAT INTO BROWN FAT FOR EASIER WEIGHT LOSS

Obesity results from excess white fat storage, making it difficult to treat because the effectiveness of diet, exercise, and systemic anti-obesity agents is limited, and in the latter case may cause serious side effects. As a result, researchers are investigating innovative strategies for localized delivery of fat burning compounds via

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16 Jul 2018

WHY IS IT STILL TAKING SO LONG TO BUILD A STUDY?

  By Nick O’Brien The Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development released its 2017 eClinical Landscape Study (outsourcing-pharma.com/Article/2017/10/12/Clinical-trial-database-tribulations-stunt-trial-timelines) late last year, and among the results is a troubling statistic. Companies conducting clinical trials are taking an average of 68 days to build their studies, with 77 percent of survey respondents

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16 Jul 2018

AVINGER RECEIVES FDA CLEARANCE FOR PANTHERIS DEVICE; SHARES AHEAD 47% PREMARKET

Avinger has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its next generation Pantheris Lumivascular atherectomy system, the first-ever image-guided atherectomy device for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (P.A.D.). Lumivascular is the only technology that combines real-time intravascular imaging with highly effective catheters for the treatment of P.A.D. The Company intends to launch two versions

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26 Jun 2018

BRITISH COLUMBIA RESEARCHERS PRODUCE FIRST ANGIOPLASTY-READY SMART STENT

Vascular stents are some of the most commonly implanted medical devices, keeping millions of arteries open to uninterrupted blood flow. Though they tend to work well at first, too many end up being re-stenosed by new deposits of plaque and scar tissue often forms in the vicinity, blocking blood flow

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