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News regarding medical devices. Including startups, FDA, and patents.
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Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists - Telegraph

Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists  - Telegraph | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants
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Glooko Diabetes Management System Heads to Android (VIDEO)

Glooko Diabetes Management System Heads to Android (VIDEO) | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
Glooko has released an Android version of its diabetes management system that connects your glucose meter to your smartphone for managing blood sugar data.
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Topera FIRMap Diagnostic Cardiac Catheter Wins FDA Approval

Topera FIRMap Diagnostic Cardiac Catheter Wins FDA Approval | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
Topera Medical (Palo Alto, CA) recently won FDA 510(k) clearance along with CE Mark approval for the FIRMap catheter, used to diagnose arrhythmias traditionally too complex for conventional mapping catheters.
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An auto mechanic in Argentina dreamt up a device that will save babies’ lives during childbirth

An auto mechanic in Argentina dreamt up a device that will save babies’ lives during childbirth | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
Jorge Odón's dream about extracting a cork from a wine bottle resulted in a major breakthrough in perinatal health
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Ana Martín Zabalegui's curator insight, November 16, 2013 1:26 PM

The most important thing in science is to be creative. Science is moving ahead at a staggering speed, and the demand for genetic resources is growing rapidly, while governance and policy lag far behind. So if you want to have profit from your idea, you must patent it, by your self or with the help of a enterprise, like in this case. 

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Tips for European Medical Device Startups

Europe is an attractive home for many medical device startups. While the United States medical device market is very large, medtech companies face a significant number of regulatory hurdles when bringing new products to the U.S.
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Continua lauds FDA's medical device interoperability standards

Continua lauds FDA's medical device interoperability standards | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
[ANALYSIS] @Continua's Exec Director lauds @US_FDA's progress in #meddevice #interop standards >> http://t.co/p4RrEBxDox
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No contact with heart needed with new implanted defibrillator

A new type of defibrillator implanted under the skin can detect dangerously abnormal heart rhythms and deliver shocks to restore a normal heartbeat without wires touching the heart, according to research in the American Heart Association journal,...
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i-calQ Point-of-Care Diagnostic Smartphone Sensor for Remote Environments

One of the finalists in the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE is i-calQ, a Salt Lake City, Utah firm that’s developed a portable smartphone-based diagnostic technology that it hopes can bring clinical care to remote parts of the world, and maybe even reach...
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Scientists Successfully Grow Human Brain Tissue

Scientists Successfully Grow Human Brain Tissue | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
Cross-section cererbral Organoid
The latest breakthrough in regenerative medicine comes from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), where researchers have successfully grown human brain tissue.
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Kidney stone removal breakthrough combines robotic surgery with new cooling technique

A first-ever technique using ice slush and minimally invasive robotic surgery to remove a particularly large type of kidney stone has been reported by urologists at Henry Ford Hospital...
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FDA Warns Of Massive Diabetes Test Strip Recall

FDA Warns Of Massive Diabetes Test Strip Recall | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
Nova Diabetes Care announced a glucose test strip recall Friday after discovering that some of the strips can show incorrect, abnormally high blood sugar readings.
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Ambio Health Wireless Glucose, BP, Weight System Gets FDA Clearance

Ambio Health Wireless Glucose, BP, Weight System Gets FDA Clearance | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
Ambio Health (Stamford, Connecticut) just won FDA approval for its eponymous system that allows for at-home tracking of glucose, weight, and blood pressure.
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Electronic Device Monitors Prosthetic Socket Fit in Real Time

Electronic Device Monitors Prosthetic Socket Fit in Real Time | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
People wearing prosthetic devices often suffer from the fact that limbs to which these devices attach can swell and and shrink throughout the day due to activity and dietary intake.
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Endoshape Receives FDA Approval for Medusa Peripheral Vascular Plug

Endoshape Receives FDA Approval for Medusa Peripheral Vascular Plug | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
Endoshape, a company based in Boulder, CO, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the polymer-based occlusion device called Medusa Vascular Plug. The device has been approved for arterial and venous embolizations in the peripheral vasculature.
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Have Patent License, Will Sue: Medtronic, Boston Sci Face Off In Supreme Court

Medtronic appeared to have the edge over Boston Scientific in Nov. 5 oral arguments over which side needs to prove its case when a patent licensee sues its licensor to get out of paying product royalties.
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TYRX Gains FDA Clearance For Resorbable Antibacterial Device Envelope

TYRX Inc. has received FDA clearance for a fully-resorbable version of its antibacterial envelope, used to prevent surgical site infections in patients who receive implantable devices such as ICDs.
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Apex Medical throws down the gauntlet in respiratory patent battle

Apex Medical throws down the gauntlet in respiratory patent battle | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
Apex Medical challenges a handful of ResMed's patents and announces the launch of new respiratory products, just weeks after an International Trade Commission inquiry ended on an uncertain note.
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Can a Smartphone Replace an Expensive Medical Device?

Can a Smartphone Replace an Expensive Medical Device? | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
Can a Smartphone Replace an Expensive Medical Device? http://t.co/JNDi1OsaJX via @B2Community
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bill amuletta's curator insight, September 20, 2013 2:56 AM

what about my DUMB phone?? will that work?

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A License to Infringe on Research Tool Patents

A License to Infringe on Research Tool Patents | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
A License to Infringe on Research Tool Patents Genetic Engineering News The Hatch-Waxman law balances many competing interests, not just between branded and generic companies, but between existing FDA drug-approval applicants and future...
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Medical Device Patents Surging, Industry Players Forecast The Future

With recent changes to US patent laws, a landmark US Supreme Court decision, and the emergence of so-called “patent trolls” in the medical device community, it seems everyone is talking patents.
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UCLA Develops Polymer to Prevent Concussions

UCLA Develops Polymer to Prevent Concussions | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
The end of August marks the start of both NFL football and NCAA college football here in the U.S. With every new season come renewed fears of career-ending and health-endangering injuries.
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Allied Biocompatible, Bioabsorbable CardioCel Patch for Heart Repair Without Stem Cells (VIDEO)

Allied Biocompatible, Bioabsorbable CardioCel Patch for Heart Repair Without Stem Cells (VIDEO) | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
Allied Healthcare Group out of Brisbane, Australia won the CE Mark for its CardioCel bioabsorbable patch to be used for repair of myocardial tissue.
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Using The McDonald's Ketchup Pouch Model To Deliver HIV Drugs In The Developing World

Using The McDonald's Ketchup Pouch Model To Deliver HIV Drugs In The Developing World | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
HIV-positive mothers need to give drugs to their newborns immediately. But many give birth at home far from hospitals. A Duke biomedical engineering...
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Silk Implant Exudes Adenosine to Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures

Silk Implant Exudes Adenosine to Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
It’s been postulated that the neuromodulator adenosine might be an endogenous anticonvulsant molecule, and deficiencies in adenosine-based neuromodulatory system may contribute to epileptogenesis.
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Vascular Solutions legal updates: We're ready to fight, CEO says

Vascular Solutions legal updates: We're ready to fight, CEO says | Medical Devices & Patenting | Scoop.it
New Jersey medical device maker Vascular Solutions (NSDQ:VASC) has been fighting patent infringement battles on a couple of fronts, and the company is ready to go the distance to protect its portfolio.
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