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Is a lack of medical engineers putting lives at risk?
21 September, 2014
A report released by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers suggests that the low priority given to NHS engineers is leading to problems caused by faulty medical equipment, cancelled operations and - inevitably - poor value for money for
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Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake
21 September, 2014
Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The study, published in
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Tiny diamonds provide more accurate picture of living cells
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Cardiff University : 26 October, 2014  (Technical Article)
Tiny diamonds are providing new possibilities for accurate measurements of processes inside living cells with potential to improve drug delivery and cancer therapeutics: researchers from Cardiff University have unveiled a new method for viewing nanodiamonds inside human living cells for purposes of biomedical research.
 
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UK Government support for research into disease focuses on imaging techniques
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Medical Research Council : 26 October, 2014  (Company News)
The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that a partnership led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) will invest over £230 million in a range of revolutionary technologies aimed at identifying the causes of diseases such as cancer and dementia, and dramatically speeding up diagnosis and treatment. The state-of-the-art technologies will be used to find out how differences in the cellular and molecular make-up of people affect how they respond to diseases and to treatment.
 
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Research report: 3D Systems driving Americas' Mammography market value beyond $1 billion by 2020
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GBI Research : 26 October, 2014  (Special Report)
The Americas’ (North and South America) mammography systems market value will increase from approximately $390 million in 2013 to $1.1 billion by 2020, driven primarily by the uptake of 3D systems in the US and healthy demand for 2D systems in Canada, Mexico and Brazil, according to business intelligence provider GBI Research.
 
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Design consultancy meets international standard for medical device quality
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Cambridge Design Partnership : 26 October, 2014  (Company News)
Following a six-month accreditation review, Cambridge Design Partnership has been awarded ISO13485 and ISO9001 certification for quality management. These qualifications include strict healthcare regulations helping to ensure product safety and efficacy within the medical sector. The company was able to go through the accreditation process rapidly to achieve certification in just six months.
 
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Pacemaker CE mark with options for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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Boston Scientific : 26 October, 2014  (Company News)
Boston Scientific Corporation has received CE Mark approval for the Accolade pacemaker family. When implanted with the company's Ingevity leads, Accolade pacemakers enable patients to receive full-body MRI scans in both 1.5 Tesla and 3.0 Tesla systems. In addition, the Boston Scientific ImageReady technology offers flexible MRI option, allowing higher energy scan sequences, featuring a programmable MRI timer designed to improve patient workflow.
 
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Guide to acute care blood tests
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Radiometer : 26 October, 2014  (New Product)
Radiometer has released a new Acute Care Testing handbook designed to support decision-≠making processes in acute and high dependency settings.
 
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Simulation finger enables tiny all-in-one vital signs testing device
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Rigel Medical : 26 October, 2014  (New Product)
Rigel Medical has introduced a new simulation finger which combined with its advanced hand-held UNISIM simulator, provides what the company claims to be "the world’s smallest, high performance all-in-one vital signs solution."
 
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Bioimpedance measurement lowers image degradation of PET scans, improves detection of cancer and heart conditions
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University of Eastern Finland : 26 October, 2014  (Technical Article)
A novel technique which reduces image degradation caused by respiratory motion during a PET scan was developed in a recent study at the University of Eastern Finland.
 
 
 
 
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