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  1. Scientists Develop Tiny Tooth-Mounted Sensors That Can Track What You Eat

    Monitoring in real time what happens in and around our bodies can be invaluable in the context of health care or clinical studies, but not so easy to do. That could soon change thanks to new, miniaturized sensors developed by researchers at the Tufts University School of Engineering that, when mounted directly on a tooth and communicating wirelessly with a mobile device, can transmit information on glucose, salt and alcohol intake.

  2. Laborie Medical Technologies To Acquire Cogentix Medical In $239M Deal

    Cogentix Medical, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement, under which Laborie Medical Technologies (LABORIE) will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Cogentix Medical for a total consideration of approximately $239 million.

  3. Medtronic Guardian Connect CGM System Approved By FDA

    Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, today announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Guardian(TM) Connect continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system, for people with diabetes ages 14 to 75 years.

  4. FDA Approves Abbott’s 15-mm Heart Valve, The World’s Smallest Commercially Available Mechanical Valve

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently expanded the approval of a heart valve to include a size small enough to be used in newborn pediatric patients to treat heart defects.

  5. Philips, Hologic Partner On Integrated Imaging Solutions For Women’s Health

    Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and Hologic, Inc., an innovative women’s health company, announced recently a global partnership agreement to offer care professionals integrated solutions comprising diagnostic imaging modalities, advanced informatics and services for screening, diagnosis and treatment of women across the world.

  6. Google And Flex Partner On BrightInsight, A Platform For Connecting Medical Devices

    Flex, the Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world, has expanded its service offerings for the healthcare industry with a new digital health offering.

  7. Noninvasive Optical Sensors Provide Real-Time Brain Monitoring After Stroke

    Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. experience a stroke, and almost 90 percent of those are ischemic strokes in which a clot cuts off blood flow to part of the brain. To prevent further injury, blood flow to the brain must be restored as quickly as possible.

  8. MKS Announces Ophir® Centauri, Portable Laser Power / Energy Meter With Sophisticated Graphical Display And Advanced Math Functions

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® Centauri at Photonics West 2018, a compact, portable laser power / energy meter for precise measurements of laser performance over time. The Centauri features a large, full-color, seven-inch touch-screen for visual review of data using a wide range of graphical display formats, such as Digital with Bargraph, Pulse Chart, and Real Time Statistics Displays. Advanced math functions include Density, Scale Factor, and Normalize Against Baseline.

  9. MEMS Chips Get Metalenses

    Lens technologies have advanced across all scales, from digital cameras and high bandwidth in fiber optics to the LIGO lab instruments. Now, a new lens technology that could be produced using standard computer-chip technology is emerging and could replace the bulky layers and complex geometries of traditional curved lenses.

  10. J&J Medical Device Companies Acquires Orthotaxy To Develop Next-Gen Robotic-Assisted Surgery Platform In Orthopedics

    Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, through French affiliate Apsis S.A.S., announced recently the acquisition of Orthotaxy, a privately-held developer of software-enabled surgery technologies, including a differentiated robotic-assisted surgery solution.