Calibrating Hospital CAT Scanners

Millions of CAT scans take place every year in the U.S alone, but over time the outputs from the devices have a tendency to “drift” according to NIST physicist Zachary Levine. .Scientists at NIST have developed a new Standard Reference Material (SRM) that would enable hospitals to link important tissue density measurements made by CAT scans to international standards. (more…)

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DxUpClose Receives Funding

The Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) has awarded two early stage companies funding to further develop and commercialize groundbreaking technologies. One of the companies, Telemedicine Up Close a Frisco-based company operating as DxUpClose Inc. received $280,000 for up to $1.5 million to commercialize a rapid and low cost bacteria diagnostic kit that would be able to identify bacterial infections and determine optimal antibiotic treatment. (more…)

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Advancing Diagnostic Testing Technology

Rheonix Inc., a developer of fully automated molecular testing solutions and Life technologies Corp, a leader in life sciences tools and diagnostic markets, just signed a joint agreement. The technology developed by Rheonix for the molecular diagnostics market includes the Rheonix CARD®, a disposable cartridge that can run multiple samples simultaneously without user intervention. (more…)

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North Carolina Recruits Providers

Efforts made by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to recruit physicians to underserved areas of the state has brought in a record 160 primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and dentists over the past year surpassing estimates for the department’s medical placement services initiative.  (more…)

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RI Trade Mission to Israel

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC have announced that Dr. Michael Fine, Director of HEALTH will lead an official Rhode Island Healthcare and Life Science Trade Mission to Israel on November 8-16, 2013.  (more…)

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Qualcomm Collaborating on Projects

Asthma is one of the most common chronic disorders in childhood affecting an estimated 7.1 million children under 18 years of age. It is the third leading cause of hospitalizations among children under 15 and the annual direct healthcare cost for asthma is approximately $50.1 billion.   (more…)

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News on Bills & State Action

The “Medicare Patient Access and Quality Improvement Act of 2013” introduced by Representative Michael C. Burgess from Texas Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee was recently passed by the Committee. (more…)

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