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New device developed to measure systolic blood pressure more accurately

August 14, 2017
New device developed to measure systolic blood pressure more accurately

Researchers from the Jerusalem College of Technology and the ShaareZedek Medical Center in Israel have developed a new device using a technique called photoplethysmography  to more accurately measure systolic blood pressure. An estimated 1 in 3 US adults have high blood pressure. Blood pressure levels are often assessed by using automatic blood pressure devices. But [...]

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Medical Industry: Having a heart for polymers

August 12, 2017
Medical Industry: Having a heart for polymers

Also, download this story from the electronic issue here Polymeric materials, with their broad range of properties, are ushering in advancements for cardiovascular devices, says Angelica Buan in this article. Like a thief in the night”, that is how cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are epitomised, bringing havoc to patients unexpectedly and silently. CVDs are the number one [...]

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Breakthrough nanochip tech reprograms cells to repair injured organs

August 9, 2017
Breakthrough nanochip tech reprograms cells to repair injured organs

A novel nanochip technology that can reprogram cells to repair or replace injured tissue or restore function of aging tissue including organs, nerve cells and blood vessels has been developed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State’s College of Engineering have developed a new technology, Tissue Nano transfection (TNT) [...]

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APHM 2017: WTK launches effortless ICU bed for healthcare providers

July 28, 2017
APHM 2017: WTK launches effortless ICU bed for healthcare providers

Healthcare providers in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) department can now push the ICU bed easily, with the new ARVÜNNCARE plus, the ICU bed that is able to move laterally. Malaysia-based WTK Technologies introduced the ARVÜNNCARE bed three years ago. Now, the model returns as ARVÜNNCARE plus, with a motorised caster for easier movement. “The [...]

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Medical technology companies turning to robots for complex knee surgeries

July 7, 2017
Medical technology companies turning to robots for complex knee surgeries

Leading global medical technology companies are turning to the use of robotic systems to aid doctors in complex knee surgeries, offering quicker procedures and better results in operations that often leave patients dissatisfied. Demand for artificial replacement joints is growing fast, as baby boomers’ knees and hips wear out, but for the past 15 years [...]

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Philip Morris says iQOS could be key to smoke-free UK in the future

July 3, 2017
Philip Morris says iQOS could be key to smoke-free UK in the future

Tobacco group Philip Morris International believes that its iQOS heated tobacco product can contribute to make UK smoke-free in the coming years, a company executive said. Since iQOS was launched in the UK in December, Philip Morris has found that about 70% of people that use it are able to give up conventional cigarettes, Peter [...]

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Penta Security Systems, Eventi Telematici to bring encryption to healthcare

June 28, 2017
Penta Security Systems, Eventi Telematici to bring encryption to healthcare

Penta Security Systems Inc., a Korean information technology security firm and Eventi Telematici, an Italian software solution provider, have established a strategic partnership to combine MyDiamo’s column level database with their existing line of cloud and on-premise solutions. In light of the recent European hackings that have affected major health organizations, reviewing safeguarding sensitive medical [...]

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Bioengineers develop durable wearable diabetes monitoring device

June 26, 2017
Bioengineers develop durable wearable diabetes monitoring device

esearchers at The University of Texas in the US believe they have created the first wearable diabetes monitoring device that can last up to a week, going beyond the single-use monitors available in the market today. Their durable device can also detect three diabetes-related compounds in microscopic amounts of perspiration. Dr. Shalini Prasad, professor of [...]

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Andhra Pradesh, TUV Rheinland team up to deliver quality medical devices

June 21, 2017
Andhra Pradesh, TUV Rheinland team up to deliver quality medical devices

The Indian subsidiary of German technical services provider TUV Rheinland has collaborated with Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ) to create an infrastructure for Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI/EMC) with an investment of Rs850 million over four to five years. The public-private partnership aims to reduce the medical device import, production cost and to help deliver quality medical [...]

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‘Smart’ clothes invented to monitor healthcare

June 15, 2017
‘Smart’ clothes invented to monitor healthcare

Asahi Kasei aims to monitor wearers’ health through “smart” clothes which includes medical applications that can potentially save their lives. Smart clothing is a promising new field in Japan’s crowded textile market. Tokyo-based Asahi Kasei lags its competitors — it hopes to enter the business as soon as next year — but is looking to [...]

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