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FDA approved: KAMRA inlay corneal implant to replace reading glasses

Owning reading glasses is a part of growing up, but for many people that start wearing them in their later years it can be downright awkward and uncomfortable. Now a new device, just approved by the FDA, may offer certain folks with presbyopia a new way of addressing the condition.

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A device developed by MGH investigators may bring rapid, accurate molecular diagnosis of tumors and other diseases to locations lacking the latest medical technology.

A device developed by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators may bring rapid, accurate molecular diagnosis of tumors and other diseases to locations lacking the latest medical technology. 

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iPhone manufacturer Foxconn is ramping up its own medical device efforts

Last year Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer Foxconn quietly acquired a stake in continuous vital signs monitoring company Sotera Wireless for an undisclosed sum. (As MobiHealthNews reported at the time, an SEC filing last April showed that Sotera had raised $20 million from undisclosed backers.) The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Foxconn is working to expand its medical device efforts through a deal with another California-based medical device maker, radiation-treatment device company Varian Medical Systems.

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Microfluidic electrochemical reactor chosen by NASA as potential Mars mission technology

NASA has selected UT Arlington as one of four U.S. institutions to develop improved methods for oxygen recovery and reuse aboard human spacecraft, a technology the agency says is crucial to "enable our human journey to Mars and beyond."

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Darpa sponsors new self-administered pain-free blood testing tech

Blood draws typically require trained professionals to perform and can be both frightening and painful to patients. Tasso Inc., a spinoff of the Unviersity of Wisconsin-Madison, has developed a device that can be applied by the patients themselves to nearly painlessly draw blood.

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IBM and Partners to transform personal health with Watson and open cloud

To dramatically advance the quality and effectiveness of personal healthcare, IBM (NYSE: IBM) is establishing a Watson Health Cloud that will provide a secure and open platform for physicians, researchers, insurers and companies focused on health and wellness solutions. The HIPAA-enabled Watson Health Cloud will enable secure access to individualized insights and a more complete picture of the many factors that can affect people’s health.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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> Medical Electronics Symposium
(September 16 - September 17, Portland, USA)

> Lab-on-a-Chip World Congress
(September 18 - September 19, San Diego, USA)

> LOAC Asia
(November 20 - November 21, Singapore)
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