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Steriliz Release: R-D Rapid Disinfector Outperforms Competitive UV-C Disinfection System In An Independent Study

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A new independent study demonstrates that the Steriliz R-D Rapid Disinfector is the proven ultraviolet-C (UV-C) disinfection solution of choice for combating pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the peer-reviewed study of UV-C disinfection systems detailed […]

FDA Links Breast Implants To Rare Form Of Cancer, Confirms 9 Deaths

Advertisement Breast implants can be associated with a rare type of cancer that may have led to the death of at least nine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned. The federal agency pointed to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) — a rare kind of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma — and said it is now checking […]

Invitae Announces Expansion Of Its Genetic Testing Offering To Include Unique Test For Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) During The 2017 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Invitae Corporation (NYSE: NVTA), one of the fastest growing genetic information companies, today announced the availability of a new genetic test for the diagnosis of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a neuromuscular disease that is one of the leading lethal genetic disorders among infants as well as a significant cause […]

Portable Smartphone-Powered DNA Detector Developed At UCLA

March 21st, 2017 Editors Genetics, Medicine, Oncology, Pathology At University of California Los Angeles, researchers have developed a portable device and accompanying technology that allows the investigators to amplify and detect DNA and RNA molecules. This development may herald cheap point-of-care genetic diagnostics for cancer, infectious diseases, and even inherited genetic conditions. Previously, intercalator dyes, which […]

Biosensors International Announces Enrollment Of The First American Patient In The New US Pivotal Biofreedom Trial – “LEADERS FREE II”

SINGAPORE, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Biosensors International Group, Ltd. (“Biosensors” or the “Company”), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices, announced today the enrollment of the first American patient in LEADERS FREE II, its new BioFreedom Pivotal Study, conducted under an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE), which will include sites in the United […]

Wireless Power For Miniature Cardiac Pacing, National University of Singapore (NUS) Reveals

System characterization We characterized the wireless powering system in both tissue-mimicking liquid and in multilayered animal tissue. Simulations, field mapping and wireless powering experiments (Fig. 2c–e) demonstrated that the phased surface produces a strongly focused field in homogenous media (saline in experiments, homogeneous muscle tissue in simulations), transferring 0.83 mW to the microdevice over 4 cm of […]

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute At St. David's Medical Center First In Texas And Among First In U.S. To Use FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled

AUSTIN, Texas, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On March 1, 2017, the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David’s Medical Center was the first in Texas and among the first facilities in the U.S. to use the FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled, designed to improve versatility and precision during cardiac ablation procedures to treat […]

Mayfair First Breast Imaging Practice In Alberta To Adopt Volpara Enterprise Software

CALGARY, Alberta, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mayfair is the first medical imaging practice in Alberta to offer Volpara®Enterprise software, which helps breast imaging providers deliver high quality, personalized breast screening. Mayfair has used Volpara®Density to generate objective breast density values to help detect cancer in women with dense breasts since 2015 and will use […]

New Test May Predict Onset Of Alzheimer's, UCSF Study Reveals

Test based on 31 genetic markers could be used to calculate any individual’s yearly risk for onset of disease Diffusion Tensor MRIshowing a normal brain on the left and a brain probably affected by Alzheimer’s disease on the right. Photograph: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images Scientists have developed a new genetic test for Alzheimer’s risk that […]

ZOLL Receives Health Canada Approval fFr Two New Models Of AEDS

Expands Lifesaving Portfolio with Enhanced Real CPR Help and Program Management Onboard CHELMSFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that Health Canada has approved the ZOLL AED 3™* and the ZOLL AED 3™ BLS* (basic life support) automated external defibrillators for marketing […]