The faster a hospital responds to a product safety alert or recall, the safer its patients are. But with dozens of alerts and recalls issued every week by FDA, manufacturers and other organizations, how can busy hospital staff quickly see which ones have the potential to affect their own patients? ECRI Institute announces the release […]
AlloSource, one of the nation’s largest providers of cartilage, cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures and wound care to advance patient healing, announced the distribution of investigational bioengineered blood vessels for Humacyte’s Phase III clinical trials. The first shipment of vessels will be used in the upcoming Phase III clinical […]
According to new international research, just less than 1% of the population is naturally protected against developing chronic coronary artery diseases. The New England Journal of Medicine, a renowned health journals, has just published the results of international genetic research collaborations. Researchers from Iceland’s deCode Genetics headed the project, which involved 292,000 participants of European origin, of […]
Quality systems might be the last thing on a start up’s mind. There are other activities that might be perceived to add either more value or more meaning to the start-up’s goals. However, it is not a good idea to overlook the development of your quality system. “I think it is a good idea to […]
A drug for breast cancer that is more effective than existing medicines may be a step closer thanks to new research. Scientists have identified a chemical compound that is highly effective at blocking the growth of breast cancer cells in the laboratory. The compound—called eCF506—targets a molecule called “Src tyrosine kinase” that is required for breast […]
Jump Technologies, an innovative software company with solutions that improve supply management and BIG Inventory, a professional inventory service company that helps hospitals conduct physical inventory in all medical-surgical and clinical areas, announced a partnership to help health systems improve end-to-end inventory visibility and management, while increasing efficiency and cost reductions. Supply chain costs represent […]
Bio-Rad Laboratories, a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, announced its entry into the rapidly growing molecular diagnostics testing market with the launch of Amplichek II quality control, which was recently issued a “de novo” clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA’s de novo clearance is a […]
NN, Inc. Precision Engineered Products Group (PEP), a global manufacturer of highly engineered precision customized solutions serving the medical market, today announced that both its EOS M280 and EOS 290 additive manufacturing machines have successfully completed validation based on installation qualification (IQ), operational qualification (OQ), and performance qualification (PQ) standards. The company performs industry-leading additive manufacturing (ASTM […]
Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new method to rapidly detect a single virus in urine, as reported this week in the journalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Although the technique presently works on just one virus, scientists say it could be adapted to detect a range of viruses […]
Surgical Specialties, a provider of branded, private label and OEM medical devices for advanced surgery, wound closure, ophthalmology and radiology, announced approval for expanded European labeling for its BioSentry Track Sealant System. This approval expands the number of patients that can benefit from this technology now that it can be used with a larger 17 […]
Bathing a patient in LED light may someday offer a new way to locate tumors, according to Rice University researchers. The spectral triangulation system developed by Rice chemist Bruce Weisman and his colleagues is intended to pinpoint targeted cancer tumors tagged with antibody-linked carbon nanotubes. It is described in a paper in the Royal Society […]
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