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bioMérieux launches antibody test for hepatitis C
bioMérieux has launched the new CE-marked VIDAS Anti-HCV test for the detection of antibodies to the hepatitis C virus (HCV). 31 Oct 2012

Orthopaedic devices deliver important clinical benefits to patients cost effectively
A study suggests that selected orthopaedic devices deliver important benefits to patients by increasing their mobility, improving their functional status and enhancing their health-related quality of life. 31 Oct 2012

Barnsley Hospitals upgrade to Agfa digitizers for image processing
Agfa HealthCare has announced that it has received an order from NHS Supply Chain for four DX-G digitizers for computed radiography for Barnsley Hospitals. 31 Oct 2012

Quarter of bowel cancers only discovered from emergency hospital admission
A national audit has found that about a quarter of bowel cancer patients in England are only diagnosed with the disease after an emergency admission to hospital. 31 Oct 2012

BD launches new Safety Blood Collection Needle in Europe
The BD Vacutainer Eclipse Signal Blood Collection Needle has single-handed activation, integrated holder and a new flashback chamber, giving healthcare workers immediate confirmation of venous access, whilst also reducing the potential for sharps injuries. 31 Oct 2012

Southern Scientific launches gamma cameras for nuclear cardiology in UK
Southern Scientific has introduced to the UK a dual and triple head gamma camera from Digirad that are designed specifically for nuclear cardiology SPECT applications. 31 Oct 2012

Exercise is the best way to keep the brain healthy in old age
People who exercise later in life may better protect their brain from age-related changes than those who do not, MRI scans of the brain shows. 26 Oct 2012

UK government to invest £7m to promote additive manufacturing
Grants for collaborative R&D projects in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, will be awarded through an open competition. 26 Oct 2012

Record year heralds expansion for Raleigh Coatings
Staffordshire-based Raleigh Coatings is looking to create skilled jobs at a new production facility following a record year for sales and turnover. 26 Oct 2012

Manchester United appoints Toshiba as official supplier of medical systems
Toshiba Medical Systems will provide state-of-the-art medical equipment to a new medical centre at the club’s training ground. 26 Oct 2012

Biom’Up attracts new investors and raises €6.8 million
Biom’Up will recruit new sales staff, focus sales efforts on the US and Europe, and finance a phase III clinical trial in Europe and the US for a new range of products. 26 Oct 2012

Blood pressure app for finding best treatments for hypertension
bpSalsa is an iPhone app that compares the performance of different blood pressure treatments to help improve the efficiency and cost of treating hypertension. 24 Oct 2012

More collaboration between business and universities needed to boost UK economy
UCB has called on the UK Government to ensure that measures to strengthen partnerships between universities, business and the NHS actually deliver results. 24 Oct 2012

Flaws in EU regulation of medical devices, says BMJ
A joint undercover investigation by the BMJ and the Daily Telegraph has exposed flaws in the EU system used to grant market access for devices such as replacement hips, cardiac defibrillators, and breast implants. 24 Oct 2012

Novasep to build world's largest chromatography plant for pharmaceutical industry
Novasep is to invest €30 million to build in Europe the world's largest chromatography plant used for the production of a large volume commercial active pharmaceutical ingredients. 18 Oct 2012

Biotronik launches implantable BioMonitor for monitoring arrhythmias
BioMonitor is an implantable cardiac device designed for the highly accurate and reliable monitoring and management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) or unexplained syncope. 18 Oct 2012

Siemens to open UK training facility for syngo.via system
Siemens Healthcare is to open the training facility at its UK headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. 18 Oct 2012

Non-coding antisense RNA can be used to stimulate cellular protein production
While studying Parkinson's disease, a research group has discovered that the protein synthesis activity of coding genes can be enhanced by the activity of the non-coding one called antisense. 18 October 2012

Oracle Health Sciences joins WIN personalised medicine consortium
Oracle will provide access to its data management, clinical trials, genomics and analytics expertise. WIN's mission is to increase the efficacy of cancer care globally through personalized therapy and early diagnostics. 18 Oct 2012

Intermittent binge drinking causes significant brain damage and alcoholism
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute found signs of cognitive impairment similar to that seen in established alcoholism after only a few months of intermittent binge drinking. 16 Oct 2012

Functional thyroid tissue generated from stem cells in mice
The discovery could allow the treatment of patients who suffer from thyroid hormone deficiency due to defective function, or abnormal development of the thyroid gland. 16 Oct 2012

Diabetics with foot ulcers have higher risk of heart attack, stroke and death
The researchers say the findings of this large scale study highlight the potential need for improved detection and management of those with diabetes and foot ulcers. 16 October 2012

Sitting for long periods increases risk of diabetes, heart disease and death
A review of research has discovered that sitting for long periods increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and death even if you meet typical physical activity guidelines. 16 Oct 2012

Melanoma cells become invisible to immune system due to inflammation caused by treatment
A research team led by Bonn University has discovered that an inflammatory reaction caused by the treatment given for a tumour causes the tumour cells to temporarily alter their external characteristics and thus become invisible to the body's defence cells. 16 Oct 2012

European medtech associations form new alliance to drive industry forward
Eucomed and EDMA, the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association, have formally launched a new alliance called MedTech Europe. 10 October 2012

Graphene membranes etched to create molecular sieves
An engineering team at the University of Colorado Boulder has produced graphene membranes with tiny pores that can efficiently separate gas molecules through size-selective sieving. 9 Oct 2012

Select Bio Laboratories moves into BioCity Scotland
Lanarkshire-based biosciences incubator, BioCity Scotland, has signed a deal with the Select Pharma Group to move its contract testing laboratory services onto the site this month. 9 Oct 2012

Boston Scientific to acquire Rhythmia Medical
Rhythmia Medical, Inc. is a developer of mapping and navigation solutions for use in cardiac catheter ablations and other electrophysiology procedures, including atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. 9 Oct 2012

Conference on the potential uses of nanofibres
The NanoKTN is hosting a one-day conference at Nottingham Trent University on 17 October, to look at ways in which the technology to produce and incorporate nanofibres into nanocomposites has progressed in the last year. 9 Oct 2012

First step to US FDA approval for Second Sight’s retinal implant
The US FDA Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Panel has unanimously voted to recommend the Argus II Retinal prosthesis, the first device to restore a degree of sight to sufferers of Retinitis Pigmentosa. 4 Oct 2012

New chemistry technique to synthesize complex natural terpenes
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have shown how to synthesize in the laboratory an important set of natural compounds known as terpenes. The largest class of chemicals made by living organisms. 31 Oct 2012

Eucomed voices concern over scrutiny procedure in EC proposal for medical device regulations
Eucomed has welcome most of the recommended measures in the European Medical Device Directive proposal but says the ‘scrutiny procedure’ will ultimately harm patients and will negatively impact European governments and industry. 3 Oct 2012

European Commission proposes new regulations for medical devices
The EC has proposed two regulations to ensure that patients, consumers and healthcare professionals can reap the benefits of safe, effective and innovative medical devices. 3 Oct 2012

Unnecessary medical treatment costs US up to $800bn per year
Leading doctors are calling for action to tackle unnecessary care that is estimated to account for up to $800bn and are challenging the basic assumption in US healthcare that more is better. 3 Oct 2012

Are genes or the environment the main cause of obesity?
The ongoing obesity epidemic is creating an unprecedented challenge for healthcare systems around the world, but what determines who gets fat? Two experts debate the issue. 3 Oct 2012

Clinical trial of weight loss using genetics-determined diet and lifestyle
Pathway Genomics has announced a clinical trial with the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System that will investigate if weight loss can be improved by using genetic analysis to determine the most suitable individual diet and exercise regime. 3 Oct 2012

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