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January 29th, 2020 by Medgadget Editors
Sony is releasing its NUCLeUS system in the United States. The system helps clinicians working in and around operating rooms to access and share imaging data. NUCLeUS already provides support at over 500 ORs in Europe, so it has already proven itself in clinical practice. The system supports images and video up to 4K resolution, as well as audio and other patient data, over existing in-hospital networks, delivering it all on a central dashboard and utilizing streamlined workflows for easy and relevant data access. Patient data are kept secure and...Read More

January 29th, 2020 by Medgadget Editors
The nuclei of cells in our bodies is where much of the important intracellular processes take place. The genomic code is mostly stored within the nucleus and gene expression is controlled there, so getting drugs inside this most important organelle is a long sought goal of many researchers. Some viruses have been used to deliver therapies, but overall this is often impractical and risky. Researchers at University of Basel in Switzerland have now developed polymer nanocontainers that can move through the nuclear membrane and into the nucleus, ferrying drugs along....Read More
Caris Life Sciences, a Dallas-based innovator in molecular science focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, has developed the MI Genomic Profiling Similarity (GPS) score to compare the molecular characteristics of specific tumors against those in the Caris database. This allows clinicians to identify the molecular subtype of their patients’ tumors and guide personalized treatment. The system is driven by machine learning algorithms and is envisaged as being particularly useful in guiding the treatment of cancers in cases where there is ambiguity about the tissue of origin and in...Read More

January 28th, 2020 by Medgadget Editors
Eko, a maker of high-end digital stethoscopes, has just received the first FDA clearance for its devices to use AI algorithms to automatically detect atrial fibrillation (AFib) and heart murmurs. Using this capability, primary care physicians, who are not nearly as extensively trained at spotting heart issues, will be able to identify potential cases of AFib, as well as vulvular and structural heart diseases, with an accuracy similar to seasoned cardiologists. The physician's workflow remains practically the same as using a conventional stethoscope, except that Eko's devices, which include a...Read More
The buildup of plaques within blood vessel walls is the underlying cause of strokes and heart attacks. These plaques contain many dead or dying cells that are not flushed out by the immune system fast enough. Now, researchers from Stanford are reporting on a new drug-carrying nanoparticle that can seek out atherosclerotic plaques and stimulate white blood cells to clear out the cellular debris within. The process can reduce plaques while lowering the chances that they will destabilize and pop-off, causing strokes and other damage downstream. The nanoparticle, which is...Read More
GT Medical Technologies, a company based in Tempe, Arizona, won FDA clearance for its GammaTiles to be used to prevent malignant brain tumors in newly diagnosed patients. The devices, about the size of a postage stamp, contain Cesium-131, a radioactive isotope with a half life of about ten days. The collagen material within which the radioactive seeds are placed is resorbable by the body and doesn't require a separate extraction procedure. This surgically targeted radiation therapy procedure was recently made available in a few hospitals for patients with recurrent brain...Read More
Researchers at the Harvard Wyss Institute have developed a “body-on-a-chip” consisting of up to 10 organ-on-a-chip devices that are linked together to mimic blood flow between different organ systems. The new system allows for more comprehensive drug testing, enabling researchers to see the effects of a drug on multiple organ systems simultaneously. The Wyss team hopes that the technology could help to reduce the amount of animal testing required for drug development while providing more useful results. In the past decade, numerous organ-on-a-chip devices have been developed. Such technology has...Read More

January 27th, 2020 by Medgadget Editors
As has been widely hyped for many years now, mesenchymal stem cells have the capacity to heal all sorts of damage in our bodies. The reality has been more complicated, since it is actually very difficult to get these cells to perform their magic just where we want them to. Damaged cartilage, for example, doesn't heal well on its own and so would be a prime beneficiary of well targeted stem cell therapies. Current injection methods are not very effective, but researchers from South Korea's Chonnam National University and Korea...Read More

January 27th, 2020 by Medgadget Editors
Mindray is releasing a new point-of-care ultrasound system, the TE7 ACE. The device, intended for a variety of applications including emergency, critical care, and anesthesia, features a large color touchscreen, fluid management features, needle guidance toolkit, and electronic medical records connectivity. The company claims that the fluid measurement algorithms within this ultrasound are based on deep learning methods and are clinically proven to provide accurate results. Other algorithms can measure the changing diameter of the inferior vena cava (IVC), its Collapsibility Index or Distensibility Index and IVC Variation. The system...Read More

January 27th, 2020 by Medgadget Editors
Sepsis is an incredibly dangerous condition, typically occurring within hospitals. According to a recent study nearly 20% of all deaths worldwide are caused by sepsis, as it is a disease that quickly gets out of control if not treated early and properly. At present, there is no easy way for clinicians to quickly provide a sepsis diagnosis, so the few days that are spent waiting for lab results often end up wasted, as the results are frequently too late. Researchers at EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne) have now...Read More
Current imaging methods that are used to spot tumors don't provide much information about the rate of activity of the cells making up the diseased tissues. Breast cancer tumors, for example, are mostly classified into a few categories based on hormone receptor and HER2 expression. Researchers at Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute and the Department of Radiology at the University of Cambridge are now reporting in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that they've used magnetized particles to image the actual metabolic activity of breast cancer tumors. This may...Read More

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Sony Releases NUCLeUS OR Platform in U.S.

Sony is releasing its NUCLeUS system in the United States. The system helps clinicians working in and around operating rooms to access and share imaging data.... January 29th, 2020

Mindray's New High End Point of Care Ultrasound

Mindray is releasing a new point-of-care ultrasound system, the TE7 ACE. The device, intended for a variety of applications including emergency, critical care, and... January 27th, 2020

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Mindray's New High End Point of Care Ultrasound

Mindray is releasing a new point-of-care ultrasound system, the TE7 ACE. The device, intended for a variety of applications including emergency, critical care, and... January 27th, 2020

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Sony Releases NUCLeUS OR Platform in U.S.

Sony is releasing its NUCLeUS system in the United States. The system helps clinicians working in and around operating rooms to access and share imaging data.... January 29th, 2020

Anesthesiology

Sony Releases NUCLeUS OR Platform in U.S.

Sony is releasing its NUCLeUS system in the United States. The system helps clinicians working in and around operating rooms to access and share imaging data.... January 29th, 2020

Mindray's New High End Point of Care Ultrasound

Mindray is releasing a new point-of-care ultrasound system, the TE7 ACE. The device, intended for a variety of applications including emergency, critical care, and... January 27th, 2020

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