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Vacuum-Cleaning the Heart

By Ute Eppinger -
A new minimal invasive bypass system for the drainage of blood has won FDA clearance.

New Imagining Technology Might Lead to Molecularly Targeted Cancer Therapies

By Ute Eppinger -
Swiss researchers Bernd Bodenmiller, Detlef Günther, and colleagues developed a novel way to create images of the complex biochemical processes between cells in and around a tumor.
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New Imagining Technology Might Lead to Molecularly Targeted Cancer Therapies

By Ute Eppinger -
Swiss researchers Bernd Bodenmiller, Detlef Günther, and colleagues developed a novel way to create images of the complex biochemical processes between cells in and around a tumor.
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An Update on the Regulatory Process in China

By Julian Busch -
Manufacturers who want to export medical products to China must seek the approval of the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA). Here is an overview of the process and recent changes in China’s regulatory landscape.
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Reflective Colour Display Could Enhance Usability in Medical Devices

By Adele Graham-King -
Folium Optics, a spin-out company from Hewlett Packard, based in Bristol, have designed and developed the first flexible, coloured, plastic display technology for use in medical devices.

British Scientists Regenerate Aged Organ for the First Time

By Thomas Klein -
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh were the first to reverse the age related degeneration of a living organ. They artificially rejuvenated the thymus of old rats.

Developing Biodegradable Polymers for the Next-Generation Vascular Stent

By Xi Peng, Lucideon -
Researchers are developing new biodegradable materials for a new generation of stents.

Managing Cluster Headaches with a Remote Control

By Ute Eppinger -
Cluster headaches are among the worst kinds of headaches. Californian start-up Autonomic Technologies, Inc has developed a device that eases the pain through sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation.

Roche Buys Molecular Diagnostics Company for up to $ 450m

By Thomas Klein -
Roche announced today that it would buy the US-based molecular diagnostics company IQuum. The Swiss Medtech giant will pay up to $ 450m in the course of the acquisition.

How Sounds Give Eyesight to the Blind

By Ute Eppinger -
Sensory substitution devices (SSDs) might finally become attractive for the blind: The “EyeMusic” system translates camera views into musical soundscapes that the brain can interpret as pictures.