Assay May Help Avoid Needless Prostate Biopsies
An assay that identifies abnormal PSA proteins showed promise as an aid to avoid unnecessary prostate biopsies triggered by worrisome PSA test results, according to data reported here.
ClearFlow Reports: ERAS Cardiac Surgery Recommends Active Tube Clearance Methodology in Consensus Statement Presented at the 98th Annual Meeting of The American Association for Thoracic Surgeons
ClearFlow Inc. has announced that an international society of leading heart surgeons known as ERAS® Cardiac Surgery presented evidenced-based expert consensus statements at the 98th annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgeons on April 28, 2018.
Pulsante® Therapy Awarded Prestigious Forfait Innovation Package to Fast-Track Medical Innovation for Cluster Headache in France
Autonomic Technologies, Inc., today announced that the College of the French National Authority for Health (HAS) issued a favorable opinion on a Forfait Innovation package for the Pulsante® SPG Microstimulator System. The award will support a randomized controlled trial for patients suffering from cluster headache.
This Smart Mouthguard Can Monitor Concussions
If you watched the Super Bowl LII earlier this month, you'll recall a moment in the second quarter when Patriots quarterback Tom Brady found Brandin Cooks wide open for a beautiful, 23-yard completion. But when Cooks turned to run for the end zone, he didn’t see Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins gunning for him on the left. Like Jaws, Jenkins roared out of the murky deep, and leveled Cooks with a vicious hit to the head.
Prevent Biometrics® Announces Commercial Launch of Head Impact Monitor System, Bringing Advanced Real-Time Monitoring of Concussion Impacts to Sports
Prevent Biometrics, the Cleveland Clinic spinoff that created the first and only head impact monitoring technology to accurately detect potential concussion-causing impacts in real time, announces its newest innovation at the Consumer Electronics Show today: the Gen 1.2 Head Impact Monitor System, bringing advanced, never-before-available head impact analytic capabilities to schools, associations, teams and coaches.
Centerline Biomedical Completes Fifth Preclinical Study
As Centerline Biomedical, Inc. prepares to meet with investors, strategic partners and companies in the healthcare industry during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, it successfully completed a fifth preclinical study at Cleveland Clinic facilities evaluating its surgical navigation system, IOPS, the Intra-Operative Positioning System. This study was the most noteworthy Centerline study to date, demonstrating ability to track sensorized IOPS instruments precisely and efficiently, with enhanced 3-D visualization, without frequent exposure to cancer-causing ionizing radiation associated with current standard of care. Endovascular surgeries i.e. those which repair arteries using stents rely on X-ray fluoroscopy, which provides limited two-dimensional visualization, leading to long procedure times while exposing surgeons and patients to damaging radiation. IOPS, originally developed at Cleveland Clinic, uses a 3-D model of a patient's vascular system to track instruments precisely without ionizing radiation, with the goal of reducing procedure times, complication rates, and overall costs. The mathematical algorithms used to generate the 3-D model are currently being used to revolutionize minimally invasive surgery, with future applications in surgical training and clinical decision support.
Quest Diagnostics finalizes purchase of Cleveland Clinic spinoff Cleveland HeartLab
Quest Diagnostics today finalized its acquisition of Cleveland Clinic spinoff Cleveland HeartLab.
NaviGate Cardiac Structures, Inc. Reports “Exceptional” Six-Week Results for Two Implantations of Its GATE™ Atrioventricular Valved Stent (AVS) to Correct Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation Patients
NaviGate Cardiac Structures Inc. (“NCSI”) announced today “exceptional results” for implantation of its GATE™ catheter-guided tricuspid atrioventricular valved stent (AVS) at six-week follow-up in two nonagenarian patients presenting with severe tricuspid valve insufficiency.
Genomic Health and Cleveland Diagnostics Announce Strategic Collaboration to Develop and Commercialize New Prostate Cancer Tests
Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq : GHDX ), the world's leading provider of genomic-based diagnostic tests, and Cleveland Diagnostics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing next-generation diagnostics technology for the detection of cancers, today announced an exclusive licensing agreement to develop and commercialize new prostate cancer tests based on Cleveland Diagnostics' IsoPSA™ reagents and technology.
Quest Diagnostics to acquire Cleveland Clinic spinoff Cleveland HeartLab
Quest Diagnostics signed a deal with Cleveland Clinic spinoff Cleveland HeartLab to acquire the company before the end of the year.