Zinc in Retina May Protect and Regenerate Optic Nerve in Glaucoma Patients

Connecting pieces of information by finding a common thread often takes glaucoma researchers in unexpected directions. Zinc is one such thread that joined together different experts at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Their collaboration uncovered surprising information about zinc in the retina, which led to the discovery that … Continue reading


Philips Volcano announces more than 5,000 Coronary Artery Disease patients enrolled in iFR Outcomes Trials

Philips announced that a combined total of more than 5,000 patients have been enrolled in three prospective clinical studies to assess the safety of deferring cardiovascular interventions using Philips Volcano’s proprietary iFR (instant wave-Free Ratio) pressure measurement technology versus conventional FFR (Fractional Flow Reserve) measurements.

During catheterization procedures to assess … Continue reading


China CFDA clears 166 innovative devices including artifical cornea

China CFDA approved 166 innovative medical devices applications in 2014, including acellular corneal stroma, the first artifical cornea product developed by Chinese firm.

In 2015, CFDA also approved devices aiming at new clinical applications, such as a particle therapy equipment for treating tumor.

CFDA also announced approval … Continue reading