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AliveCor obtains FDA clearance for arterial fibrillation algorithm
22 August 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its clearance for AliveCor’s automated analysis process (algorithm) to detect atrial fibrillation...

Philips’ TAVI precision treatment planning application gets FDA 510(k) clearance
22 August 2014 Royal Philips has secured 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its precision planning application for Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation (TAVI) treatments in...

Illumina, AstraZeneca, Janssen and Sanofi to develop NGS-based oncology test system
21 August 2014 Illumina has formed collaborative partnerships with AstraZeneca, Janssen Biotech and Sanofi to develop a universal next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based oncology test...

Ventana System for Primary Diagnosis receives CE mark in EU
21 August 2014 Roche Group member Ventana Medical Systems has received the CE mark for its Ventana System for Primary Diagnosis in the European Union...

Guided Therapeutics to begin enrolment in clinical trial for LuViva Advanced Cervical Scan
20 August 2014 Guided Therapeutics will initiate patient enrolment this week in a multi-centre, blinded clinical trial to expand claims for the LuViva Advanced Cervical Scan to include front-line screening...

Abbott and US DoD collaborate to develop portable blood tests for evaluating TBIs
20 August 2014 Abbott and the US Department of Defense (DoD) have collaborated to develop portable blood tests to help assess potential concussions, also called mild traumatic brain injuries...

ResMed launches AirSense 10 CPAP and APAP devices
19 August 2014 ResMed, a developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment, has launched its new AirSense10 positive-airway pressure (PAP) device platform, to deliver superior patient comfort...

Two Liberian hospitals deploy germ-killing robots to combat Ebola virus
19 August 2014 Liberia-based JFK Hospital and ELWA Hospital have deployed two five-foot superbug-slaying machines (devices) from the US in order to combat Ebola virus...

Cook Medical begins patient enrolment in Zilver PTX device trial in China
18 August 2014 US-based medical device firm Cook Medical has enrolled the first patient in its clinical trial of Zilver PTX Drug Eluting Peripheral Stent in...

Miraculins and Catalyn enter sale and distribution deal for ScoutDS DS devices in China
18 August 2014 US-based medical diagnostic firm Miraculins has signed a definitive agreement with Catalyn Medical Technologies (Catalyn), a Hong Kong-based medical device import company, for the sale...

Sedia Biosciences introduces Asanté DNA specimen collection kit
15 August 2014 US-based healthcare firm Sedia Biosciences has launched the Asanté DNA specimen collection kit and the Asanté DNA Purification...

Michael J Fox Foundation and Intel join forces for Parkinson's disease research
15 August 2014 The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) and Intel have joined forces to improve research for the monitoring and treatment of Parkinson's disease...

TMJ Health introduces TMJ NextGeneration device to treat temporomandibular joint disorder
14 August 2014 US-based TMJ Health has launched TMJ NextGeneration, a FDA-cleared medical device that will be used to reduce temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD)...

US FDA clears BioTime's Premvia as class II medical device
14 August 2014 The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Centre for Devices and Radiologic Health has granted clearance to BioTime to market its Premvia as a class II medical...

ResMed launches Air Solutions for sleep-disordered breathing treatment
13 August 2014 US-based medical equipment manufacturer ResMed has launched a new connected care solution called Air Solutions for treatment of sleep-disordered breathing...

FDA approves Exact Sciences’ Cologuard stool DNA colorectal cancer screening test
13 August 2014 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for US-based molecular diagnostics firm Exact Sciences' noninvasive, stool DNA colorectal cancer screening test...

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center installs TrueBeam STx cancer-fighting technology
12 August 2014 The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Hollings Cancer Center has announced the installation of a new cancer-fighting technology, TrueBeam STx....

UPMC offers deep brain stimulation for movement disorders
12 August 2014 The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is now offering deep brain stimulation (DBS) for treatment of patients with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder...

Researchers develop handheld device for treatment of melanoma
11 August 2014 Researchers from Washington University in St Louis, US, have developed a handheld device that accurately measures how deep a melanoma tumour extends into the skin, helping doctors easily make...

OSTAR launches A300 remote patient monitoring system in North America
11 August 2014 OSTAR Healthcare Technology has launched its A Series cloud-based telehealth patient monitoring system in North America....

Philips installs Avalon CL system at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in UK
08 August 2014 Netherlands-based Royal Philips has installed the first Avalon cableless foetal monitoring system (Avalon CL), a device that detects foetal and maternal heart rates during pregnancy, labour...