FDA Clears IRIS for Telemedicine

The Intelligent Retinal Imaging System (IRIS) http://retinalscreenings.com, a retinal screening solution is the first and only FDA Cleared Class II device for use as a telemedicine platform to screen patients for diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, glaucoma, and other suspected conditions. (more…)

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Genetic Cell Repository a Success

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) www.nigms.nih.gov has funded a $14 million 5 year cooperative agreement with Coriell Institute for Medical Research www.coriell.org to continue to operate the NIGMS Human Genetic Cell Repository (HGCR). (more…)

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Detecting Global Diseases

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Public Health www.jhsph.edu received $525,000 in grant funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation www.gatesfoundation.org to evaluate a promising technology to detect malaria parasites in saliva before individuals get sick and become carriers of the parasite. (more…)

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CEO Addresses Senate Committee

Michael A. Mussallem Chairman and CEO of Edwards Lifesciences www.edwards.com appeared before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on behalf of the association AdvaMed on March 26th. He gave his unique perspective on how his company has developed devices to help people suffering from a deadly heart valve disease called aortic stenosis. (more…)

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Health Alliance to Focus on Data

To use big data to revolutionize healthcare and wellness is the focus for the new Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance www.healthdataalliance.com just announced by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) www.cmu.edu, the University of Pittsburgh www.pitt.edu, and UPMC www.upmc.com a health provider and insurer. (more…)

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Technology to Treat Vascular Diseases

About 8 to 12 million in the U.S suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), a common vascular problem caused by narrowing of the arteries resulting from plaque buildup. Plaque accumulation in the body’s extremities can increase a person’s risk for heart attack and stroke by up to six times. (more…)

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