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Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
FDA Keeps Contraceptive on Market After it Makes Women Sick
Last month, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb met with a group of women who’ve been knocking on the agency’s door for years. Online, they’re known as E-sisters: women who were implanted with the permanent “non-incisional” contraceptive called Essure, which consists...
April 2, 2018
Orthopedics and Spine
FDA Clears Continuous Compression Extremity Device
San Jose-based Panther Orthopedics, Inc.’s, flexible extremity joint fixation device has been cleared by the FDA for sale in the U.S. The Puma System is indicated for syndesmosis fixation, hallux valgus reconstruction, and tarsometatarsal fixation. While the FDA action is...
March 14, 2018
Resource Library
3 Ways to Avoid Job Interview Stress
Receiving a call that you have been selected for a job interview is great news. It means you are an official candidate being considered for the positioned applied for. More importantly, it means you have preliminarily engaged your potential employer...
February 23, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
SherpaPak and SherpaPerfusion Donor Heart Transport Coolers Cleared in Europe
Paragonix Technologies, based in Braintree, Massachusetts, won European approval to introduce its SherpaPak and SherpaPerfusion cardiac transport systems. The devices are intended for maintaining hearts while they’re being transported from harvest in preparation for transplantation. The SherpaPak device relies on hypothermic static...
February 22, 2018
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
3D Printing Your Own Medical Devices – Why Not?
“Why aren’t you using additive manufacturing to make your medical devices?” Scott Taylor, Chief Technology Officer at Poly-Med Inc. (Anderson, SC), a supplier of bioresorbable polymers, posed that question to conference attendees at the recent co-located Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West and PLASTEC...
February 22, 2018
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
The FDA Has Approved the First Blood Test for Concussions
Researchers are only now starting to unravel the potential long-term ramifications of a seemingly minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussion, to our health. Part of the difficulty has been in even figuring out when someone has a concussion in the first place, leading to...
February 21, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Eye Scan to Predict Heart Disease
Alphabet’s health science company Verily has announced a wide range of projects, from developing smartwatches made for medical studies to mass-producing infected mosquitoes to curb their population. Scientists from the division now have a new endeavor: Assessing heart disease risk by staring into patients’ eyes. In a paper (PDF) published today in the Nature journal Biomedical...
February 20, 2018
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Worm’s Living in Woman’s Eye Lead to Interesting Discovery
(CNN) Imagine looking into your irritated eye for a pesky eyelash, only to pull out a translucent, wiggling worm nearly a half inch long. “I looked at it, and it was moving,” recalled 28-year-old Abby Beckley of Grants Pass, Oregon. “And...
February 13, 2018
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Apple iWatch Capable of Detecting Diabetes within 85 Percent Accuracy
It’s only been a few months since the Apple Watch began testing the waters as a tried-and-true medical device. But already, the wearable is proving its mettle. As per the latest study from Cardiogram founder Brandon Ballinger, the Apple Watch is...
February 13, 2018
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