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NSF Supports Expanding Lab-On-Chip Integration, Manufacturing Center

Cadmim leadership

A new federal grant supports expansion of a research and development center developing techniques to make the manufacture and integration of microfluidic, or lab-on-a-chip, devices easier and less expensive. . . . → Read More: NSF Supports Expanding Lab-On-Chip Integration, Manufacturing Center

Update – Verily Suspends Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens Project

Smart contact lenses

An initiative developing a contact lens that measures blood glucose levels in tear fluid is now on hold, according to Verily Life Sciences, a division of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. . . . → Read More: Update – Verily Suspends Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens Project

Radio Frequency Tags, A.I. Designed to Detect Unsafe Food

Infant formula

A computer engineering team designed a simple, inexpensive system for detecting food quality with radio-frequency tags applied to consumer products and machine learning algorithms. . . . → Read More: Radio Frequency Tags, A.I. Designed to Detect Unsafe Food

Trial Tests Diabetes Mgmt. Program vs. Smartphone Glucose Meter

Livongo meter

A new clinical trial is testing a diabetes management program that includes Internet-connected glucose meters and one-on-one coaching against smartphone-enabled glucose meters alone. . . . → Read More: Trial Tests Diabetes Mgmt. Program vs. Smartphone Glucose Meter

NIH Funds Support for Point-of-Care Device Entrepreneurs

Medical care

Two institutions in Massachusetts are starting a program to help inventors and new enterprises anywhere in the U.S. bring their point-of-care medical devices to market. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Support for Point-of-Care Device Entrepreneurs

Phone App Shown to Detect Serious Heart Attack

KardiaMobile

A smartphone app that monitors heart functions like an electrocardiogram, or EKG, can detect a dangerous form of heart attack, according to results of a clinical trial. . . . → Read More: Phone App Shown to Detect Serious Heart Attack

FDA Updating Expanded Access to Investigational Drugs, Devices

Scott Gottlieb

The Food and Drug Administration says it’s streamlining policies for making drugs and medical devices in clinical trials or under review available for people in the U.S. with life-threatening conditions. . . . → Read More: FDA Updating Expanded Access to Investigational Drugs, Devices

Trial Underway for Inhaled Heart Rhythm Drug, Developer Raises $42M

Heartbeat graphic

A clinical trial is underway testing an inhaled therapy to quickly treat irregular heart rhythms, in cases where the problems occur occasionally and often resolve on their own. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway for Inhaled Heart Rhythm Drug, Developer Raises $42M

Infographic – Growing Interest in Longevity Research

Chart: human longevity references

A chart showing a growing journalistic interest in topics related to human longevity, this weekend’s infographic. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Growing Interest in Longevity Research

Rapid Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics System Advances

MRSA bacteria

Developers of a system that uses high-speed genomic analysis with standard semiconductor chips say they demonstrated an ability to sequence bacterial DNA directly from raw blood samples. . . . → Read More: Rapid Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics System Advances