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Capillary-powered pumps make microfluidic devices go

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed paper pumps capable of powering portable microfluidic devices using capillary power.

National Medical Products receives Innovative Technology contract from Vizient Inc.

National Medical Products has received an Innovative Technology contract from Vizient, the largest member-driven healthcare company in the U.S., for its J-Tip Needle Free Injection System. The Innovative Technology contract is offered to a product that shows the ability to improve clinical care, patient safety and care delivery.

Nano-implant spies potential to fight blindness

Living in the dark is the reality of patients who have lost their sight due to macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and diabetes. Engineers from the University of California, San Diego and Nanovision Biosciences have developed a nanotechnology implant with wireless electronics to bring blind patients into the light. 

Rockefeller professor receives grant to research on rare liver cancer

Head of the Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics at Rockefeller University Sanford Simon, PhD, has received a $600,000 grant by the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation (FCF) to develop a therapy for fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma. The disease is most common in adolescents and young adults who typically have no history of liver disease.

Graphene-coated contact lenses block radiation, prevent dehydration

Graphene-coated contact lenses developed by Korean researchers prevent dehydration and protect wearers from electromagnetic radiation.

Numotion releases standing wheelchair

Numotion, producers of complex rehab technology (CRT), have released the Tek RMD in the United States, which allows wheelchair-bound patients to stand.

ClearDATA houses apps, protects patient data

ClearDATA, providers of secure cloud platforms, has announced its Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution to assist health IT and DevOps departments in securely and effectively deploying individual applications on a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPAA)-compliant cloud.

The MediMixer eases struggle in children taking medication

Improving medication adherence is hard enough for adult patients—a fussy child can make the whole process that much more difficult. MediMixer aims to smooth providing children with their medication and end the back and forth between child and caretaker.

New temporary 'tattoo' measures pulse, blood pressure

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have created a temporary graphene "tattoo" that measures vitals while moving with the skin and resisting damage.

Small cell lung cancer calls for individualized treatment, study finds

A new study conducted at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah revealed that there are distinctly different types of tumors within small cell lung cancer, suggesting that the cancer, which kills 30,000 people every year in the U.S., should not be treated as a uniform disease.