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Pelican BioThermal introduces new reusable pallet shipper system

February 1, 2017
Pelican BioThermal introduces new reusable pallet shipper system

Pelican BioThermal launched its advanced new pallet shipper system, Crēdo Cargo. This reusable system, specifically designed to accept a full ISO pallet, will help revolutionize the temperature-controlled bulk shipper market. Following an intensive design, testing and qualification process, the Crēdo Cargo is now available to buy and rent for the first time. The production version [...]

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Boston Scientific launches online training portal for interventional cardiology

January 27, 2017
Boston Scientific launches online training portal for interventional cardiology

Boston Scientific, a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices, has launched the EDUCARE Virtual Training Institute (VTI) for interventional cardiology, a non-commercial e-learning platform for procedural training of physicians, technicians and nurses from more than 100 countries. The launch of the educational portal for interventional cardiology expands the company’s current offerings of endoscopy, [...]

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UK doctors are leading the way in the use of compact neonatal MRI scanners

January 25, 2017
UK doctors are leading the way in the use of compact neonatal MRI scanners

Doctors at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital – located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in England – are paving the way for the use of a compact neonatal MRI scanner designed for imaging the brains of premature babies. The machine at the Sheffield hospital is one of only two purpose-built neonatal MRI scanners in the world.So far [...]

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Blood-repellent titanium surfaces could be the future of medical implants

January 20, 2017
Blood-repellent titanium surfaces could be the future of medical implants

Engineers at the Colorado State University in the US may have the key to the future of medical implants – a titanium surface that’s extremely repellent to blood. Medical implants like stents, catheters and tubing introduce risk for blood clotting and infection which are problematic for patients. The “superhemophobic” material specially grown by the engineers [...]

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Scientists develop robotic sleeve to help failing hearts continue to pump

January 20, 2017
Scientists develop robotic sleeve to help failing hearts continue to pump

A robotic sleeve that help failing hearts continue to pump blood has been developed by scientists based in Harvard and the Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts in the US in collaboration with scientists based in Leeds in the UK. In their early study, the scientists have shown the concept to work on pig hearts. The [...]

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AI software learns to predict when heart failure may happen

January 18, 2017
AI software learns to predict when heart failure may happen

An artificial intelligence (AI) software has learned to analyze blood tests and scans of beating hearts in order to predict when a heart failure may occur, according to a team of scientists at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences. The researchers investigated patients with pulmonary hypertension.High blood pressure in the lungs damages part of [...]

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Pelican BioThermal launches new temperature-controlled packaging solution

January 13, 2017
Pelican BioThermal launches new temperature-controlled packaging solution

Minnesota, US-based packaging solutions company Pelican Bio Thermal has introduced a new temperature-controlled shipping solution for the life sciences industry. The CoolPall Vertos Advance, a new high performance, single-use, passive bulk freight shipping solution, is designed to offer the marketplace an alternative to water-based coolants as well as a further cost-effective option. It is the [...]

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Hong Kong’s OrbusNeich introduces next-generation coronary scoring balloon

January 13, 2017
Hong Kong’s OrbusNeich introduces next-generation coronary scoring balloon

To help cardiologists manage increasingly complex cases, OrbusNeich, a Hong Kong-based global company specializing in the provision of life-changing vascular solutions, has introduced a new non-compliant scoring balloon that targets more resistant lesions–abnormal damage or change in the tissue of an organ, usually caused by disease or trauma. The Scoreflex NC is considered unique in [...]

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NZ wool tech firm to offer face masks for Asian consumers in polluted areas

December 28, 2016
NZ wool tech firm to offer face masks for Asian consumers in polluted areas

TexusFibre, an Auckland, New Zealand-based company that develops functional materials derived from natural wool, has signed a wide-ranging distribution agreement with Healthy Breath Limited (HBL), another Auckland company, to deploy its wool-based Helix Filter in a new generation of urban face masks marketed to Asian consumers. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), seven million [...]

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Laser therapy successfully destroys prostate cancer cells in trials

December 21, 2016
Laser therapy successfully destroys prostate cancer cells in trials

A non-surgical laser treatment, which uses a light-sensitive drug derived from deep-sea bacteria, for low-risk prostate cancer has successfully eliminated cancer cells without destroying healthy tissues in a trial. The treatment, called vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy (VTP), was developed by scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel in collaboration with the privately-owned STEBA Biotech. [...]

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