Edwards Lifesciences Corporation announced it received CE Mark for its INSPIRIS RESILIA aortic valve, the first in a new class of resilient heart valves. Incorporating the advanced RESILIA tissue, the INSPIRIS valve leverages features of the trusted PERIMOUNT Magna Ease valve and includes the proprietary VFit technology, which is … Continue reading
Blood testing is the standard option for checking glucose levels, but a new technology could allow non-invasive testing via a contact lens that samples glucose levels in tears.
But glucose is a good target for optical sensing, and especially for what is … Continue reading
Abbott announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s FreeStyle Libre Pro system, a revolutionary continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for healthcare professionals to use with their patients with diabetes.
FreeStyle Libre Pro system is designed to … Continue reading
Boston Scientific and EndoChoice Holdings, Inc. announced the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Boston Scientific has agreed to acquire EndoChoice. Upon completion of the transaction, EndoChoice will become part of the Boston Scientific endoscopy business.
EndoChoice develops … Continue reading
Health workers may soon have a new weapon in the fight against abscesses—difficult-to-treat bacterial infections that lead to millions of emergency-room visits every year.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia successfully prevented drug-resistant bacteria from forming abscesses, or painful pus-filled lesions, … Continue reading
Tufts University researchers have discovered a new technique for generating rapidly-differentiating human neural stem cells for use in a variety of tissue engineering applications, including a three-dimensional model of the human brain, according to a paper published today in Stem Cell Reports. The work could pave the way for experiments … Continue reading