A Simple Blood Test Could Detect Concussion Almost Right Away


Diagnosing a patient with a concussion is often based solely on a doctor’s evaluation and the presence of classic symptoms, such as headache, confusion, lack of coordination, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tinnitus and excessive sleepiness. Sometimes, however, these symptoms don’t emerge until several days after the injury. That means patients may be unaware of how serious…

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ArthroMeda gets $2M for hip replacement sensors


In order for arthroplasty surgery to restore proper joint function, surgeons must carefully align orthopedic implants. A Massachusetts startup is developing a simple sensor system that’s meant to improve the precision and efficacy of these arthroplasty surgeries. ArthroMeda just raised $1.9 million, according to a regulatory filing, from four investors. This is its third fundraise – having…

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AdrenaCard, an Epinephrine Autoinjector The Size of a Credit Card

Epinephrine Autoinjector

EpiPens save lives in cases of anaphylactic shock by letting patients with severe allergies deliver epinephrine quickly and easily. Yet, a lot of people don’t carry them because they’re the size of highlighters and are easy to ignore or forget about. The AdrenaCard is a new easy to carry device from a startup company of the…

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VerteCore Offers Chiropractors a Peer-Reviewed Spine Decompression Medical Device


LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 21, 2016) – VerteCore Technologies (http://vertecore.com) announced a new program for Chiropractors that will allow them to lease affordable, mobile spinal decompression units that will augment scheduled chiropractic adjustment procedures. The VerteCore Lift™ can be used in a clinical setting that allows Chiropractors to offer spinal decompression in a very compact…

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MedStar Targeted by Hackers in Possible Ransomware Attack


The FBI is investigating a possible ransomware attack against Columbia, Maryland-based MedStar Health. MedStar’s electronic health records system and e-mail remained down Monday evening, according to the Washington Post. If the breach does turn out to be ransomware, it would be the largest such attack on a U.S. healthcare network. MedStar has 10 hospitals and more than 250 outpatient centers…

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Emails That Land Jobs: The Best Way to Shine in a Follow-Up Note


110. That’s how many emails most “working professionals” send and receive every day. The bad news? That’s a whole lot of noise—and it can feel difficult to pop out from the pile, especially when you’re trying to lock down a new job opportunity. The good news? Most emails are poorly written, awkward, vague, or just plain…

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Employee at N.J. Medical Device Company Charged with Accepting Bribes

Accepting Bribes

Authorities have charged an employee of a New Jersey medical device company with accepting bribes worth $75,000 in return for helping secure a contract worth millions of dollars for a metallurgical technology company. The United States Attorney for New Jersey on Wednesday charged Daniel Lawrynowicz, 46, of Monroe, N.Y. with violating the Federal Travel Act…

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CardiacAssist Inc. receives FDA 510(k) approval for TandemLung


Pittsburgh-based CardiacAssist Inc. said Tuesday it had received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its TandemLung oxygenator. The medical device “acts as an artificial lung to infuse oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the blood” and is used with its TandemHeart blood pump, according to CardiacAssist. The approval was 510(k) clearance that…

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New Surgical Robot with Haptic Feedback Fits Entirely Inside Body During Operation

Haptic Feedback

Engineers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a miniaturized robot for single incision and natural orifice surgeries. The device features haptic feedback, allowing the nearby physician operating it to feel the stiffness of tissues manipulated by the instruments, a feature not available on existing big name robotic surgical systems. The Novel Surgical Robotic…

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Kevin Leach Announced as AxoGen, Inc New VP of Marketing

Kevin Leach

AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), a leader in developing and marketing innovative surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries, today announced the appointment of Kevin Leach as Vice President of Marketing effective March 14, 2016. Mr. Leach will report directly to Karen Zaderej, President and Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for AxoGen’s global marketing strategies…

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