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Want to save your medical device as a souvenir? It’s easier than you might think

Keeping a medical device that was inside you — or even a removed body part — is actually easier than it might seem, according to a recent story in the Chicago Tribune. Just ask Barbara Brotman. Brotman is a senior assistant director of development communications for University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences and a former Tribune columnist. She…

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Insight: Lean – Is it necessary for Continuous Improvement or a Situational Imperative?

Life plays funny tricks on us; 24 hours ago, I would never have used the phrase “Situational Imperative” and today I’m parroting its use from an article I just read (the link is below).  The definition says that you select situations you know you’ll encounter and that you HAVE to respond to them in a…

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Painless Skin Patch Collects Fluid for Diagnostic Testing

Although blood contains a wealth of potential biomarkers of disease, it can be challenging to obtain and analyze. There’s the anxiety patients experience when a large needle has to be stuck into a vein, and for many tests, technicians need to separate plasma from serum. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Sensors have developed a skin patch containing…

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Will Europe’s clampdown on faulty medical devices hurt patients?

When a Californian company founded by a U.S. veteran wounded in Afghanistan sought to register a new medical device this year, it turned to Europe before the United States. The European approvals system had long been quicker, the company said, but the introduction of new rules is changing all that. “Now it has flipped,” said…

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First Friday Preview: June

The No. 1 recruitment metric employers track when assessing a new hire’s effectiveness After completing multiple rounds of interviews and presenting a job offer to a promising candidate, the work has in many ways just begun. Now that the new employee is starting at your organization, it’s crucial that you help ensure their success. Before…

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Micro-submarines to enable targeted delivery of medicine

Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia have developed micro-submarines that could travel inside the human body and deliver medicine to a targeted location such as a diseased organ. The new devices are powered by nano-motors and do not require any external stimulus. Designed to self-propel, the micro-submarines leverage changes in…

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Canadian scientists create laser microscope for diagnosis

Researchers at Canada’s University of British Columbia have developed a laser microscope to enable diagnosis and treatment of diseases, including skin cancer, without the need for cutting the skin. The device scans the tissues and upon detection of a suspicious or abnormal cell structure, it enables precise surgery to selectively treat the diseased structure within…

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How a parasitic fish inspired a new way to get drugs into the brain

The blood-brain barrier normally blocks many types of drugs from entering the central nervous system, making it hard to treat brain disorders. Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas at Austin hope to solve that problem with the help of an unlikely ally: the jawless sea lamprey. And they have promising early…

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How to Staff Your Company in a Zero Unemployment Market

Job numbers are in. Unemployment dropped to a 50 year low of 3.6%, which is what experts consider zero unemployment. Yet companies are operating as if nothing has changed. Maybe you’re like me. You think you can do it all, until one day you realize you’re killing yourself trying to do everything. Not to mention,…

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First Friday Preview: May

Ensure Your Job Application Process Isn’t Eliminating Top Talent Take a look around, almost everywhere you go it seems everyone is on a mobile device. These mechanisms provide us with 24/7 access and the ability to instantly connect to work, and almost every aspect of our personal lives. It should be no surprise then that…

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2019 Recruitment Trends Study

As global experts and leaders in the search and recruitment industry, MRINetwork recruiters conduct searches every day in virtually every industry at the executive, managerial and professional level. They have a keen awareness of the overall job market, as well as the factors and trends that shape it. In April we conducted the 2019 MRINetwork…

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Scientists ‘print’ 3D heart using patient’s tissue

Although 3D printing has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past few years, using it to print functioning human organs is still a far-flung dream. Recently, however, scientists have brought this dream one step closer. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control…

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Insight: Is Data Still a Watchword?

Early in my career I would never have used “Data Analytics” (DA) in the same phrase, probably not even in the same sentence and perhaps not even on the same piece of paper!  Yet for the last 20+ years of my life, those words appear together ubiquitously.  Just 2 days ago, I was catching-up with…

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Is an R&D Race Driving the Surgical Robotics Market?

With increasing competition, the way to gain market share in this quickly growing market is with innovative technology. Robotic-assisted surgery has emerged with an attempt to overcome the limitations of traditional minimally invasive surgical procedures. With increasing competition, the way to gain market share in this quickly growing market is with innovative technology. This means…

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Demand for Fertility-Related Devices Expected to Rise

An estimated 8%–12% of couples suffer from infertility around the world, against a backdrop of fertility rates falling globally. LOW FERTILITY GLOBAL FACTORS There are many factors thought to be associated with low fertility rates, one of which is an increase in the maternal age at first birth. Put simply, many women are choosing to…

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A special ‘stained glass’ can help kill hospital ‘superbugs’

New research applies a glass-staining technique that is hundreds of years old to create a material that repels dangerous bacteria and fungi. In the future, specialists could use this “bioactive glass” to create safer clinical tools, such as catheters. A team of researchers from Aston University in Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, has recently applied…

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Getting Scott Kelly’s Blood Back to Earth was a Logistical Nightmare

Rocket explosions, time-sensitive blood draws, and ultrasound tutorials in the dead of night — the science behind the scenes of the NASA’s Twins Study released today was almost more exciting than the results it contained. The study looked at the differences between identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kellyin the 25 months surrounding the year that Scott…

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She lived for 99 years with organs in all the wrong places and never knew it

On an early spring day in 2018, the faint smell of formaldehyde floating in the air, 26-year-old medical student Warren Nielsen and four of his classmates prepped a cadaver in the chilly dissection lab at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Similar groups of five gathered around bodies on the other 15 tables in…

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Researchers develop wearable biosensors that mimic skin’s properties

Researchers from universities in Binghamton and New York have developed a wearable biosensor. This open-mesh electromechanical biosensor is designed to reflect the skin’s microarchitecture. It comprises a biological component and a physiochemical detector that tracks and analyses lactate and oxygen on the skin. The sensor is also embedded with flexible gold sensor cables that mimic…

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First Friday Preview: April

How to Craft a Strong Change Narrative for Your Company When your company is undergoing major change, it can be a tough transition for everyone, especially your organization’s employees. After all, they may be wondering how the company’s transformations will affect them, their roles, responsibilities, co-workers, leadership and other aspects of their lives in the…

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CMS touts ‘more flexibility’ in new TAVR coverage requirements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have proposed new policy that could expand the use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures, touting that it may provide more flexibility for starting and maintaining TAVR programs. The original National Coverage Determination for TAVR procedures was cleared in 2012, when the technology and associated procedure was still…

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This toilet seat could detect congestive heart failure

Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology have developed a toilet seat that could detect congestive heart failure. The toilet seat cardiovascular monitoring system is designed to lower hospital readmission rates of patients who have congestive heart failure. The researchers plan to enter the FDA clearance process through the researchers’ company, Heart Health Intelligence. “Typically…

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FDA ramps up scrutiny of materials in medical devices

The FDA said today it has begun more closely scrutinizing the roles of certain materials associated with harm to patients who have breast implants, nitinol-containing devices, metal-on-metal hip implants and devices made from animal-derived substances. It’s the latest in a series of statements the agency has issued following increasingly harsh public criticism of its efforts…

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FDA to launch scientific review of implant biocompatibility, following patient reactions to certain materials

The FDA has begun to re-evaluate the state of the science around the materials used in long-term medical implants, pointing to a growing body of evidence that suggests a subset of patients may be predisposed to painful responses to the devices. While the vast majority of patients have no adverse reactions to implants constructed of…

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INSIGHT: Does your Risk Management still lead to Unthinkable Consequences?

When you’ve been around manufacturing as long as I have, it’s inevitable to have moments when you wonder whether the latest “thing” is nothing more than a shell game.  I remember in the mid-90’s when Six Sigma and its various belt levels was all the rage.  One of my best contacts at one of our…

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