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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Singapore’s Awak Technologies Pte. has cut a dialysis machine down to the size of a purse with its portable, wearable artificial kidney.

The product is undergoing animal and lab tests in Singapore and the company hopes to submit data for European and U.S. regulatory review in 2013.

Several U.S. companies are simultaneously developing their own wearable hemodialysis machines, but none have yet hit the market, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Teenager requests, receives Mercedes-branded bionic hand

A U.K. teen born without a left hand scored a bionic hand from Mercedes F1 team boss Ross Brawn in exchange for branding it with the company logo, Medgadget reported.

Robot rehab proves effective for stroke patients

Robot-assisted therapy helped stroke patients improve function arm use and bimanual activity in daily life, according to a press release.

Health care wi-fi market to hit $1.3 billion by 2016

The wi-fi health care market is set to reach $1.34 billion by 2016, MobiHealthNews reported.

Fumes at Quest Diagnostics sends several home sick

Fumes from resin being to lay floor at Quest Diagnostics’ (NYSE:DGX) Connecticut facility sent several workers home and one to the hospital, Hamden Patch reported.

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