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Is Figure 1 potential target of Facebook acquision?

Is Figure 1 potential target of Facebook acquision?

Social media has revolutionaized the mode of interaction with family and friends setting expectation to have update on your Facebook page every minute.  Yet another leap in the technology is growth of social media on mobile platforms, which is the future of social media as evident from $19 billion acquision of Whatsapp by Facebook.   Healthcare community has seen activity in socail media area...
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Clean your teeth by Oral-B SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush

Clean your teeth by Oral-B SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush

Toothbrush has been a simple day to day gadget that is useful in keeping your teeth clean. Development of battery operated and further more recharageble toothbrush provided better users experience and more control on dental hygiene. Now we are entring a era of merger of information technology with medical devices, which is touted to give growth to the medical device sector. Beam technologies...
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Medtronic successfully tests drug-eluting stent for erectile dysfunction

Medtronic successfully tests drug-eluting stent for erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual performance. Medtronic, one of the medical device giants, tested use of stents in opening up arteries in penis to help erectile dysfunction. Penile erection is the hydraulic effect of blood entering and being retained in sponge-like bodies within the penis....
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Adaptive CRT system SonR launched by Sorin

Adaptive CRT system SonR launched by Sorin

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)  also called a bi-ventricular pacemaker an important device for treatment for symptoms associated with congestive heart failure (CHF) caused by weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy). This device is implanted in the body of the patient. A CRT system consists of the pulse generator and three thin, insulated wires called leads. The pulse generator is...
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Biosensor developed to measure lipids by fluoresce of modified proteins

Biosensor developed to measure lipids by fluoresce of modified proteins

Lipids are integral part of the body and are essential for functioning of the body at molecular level. Researchers have been utilizing fluorescent proteins to visualize lipid molecules.  A professor at University of Illinois, Chicago demonstrated the first successful quantification of membrane lipids in a living cell in real time. Lipids constitute a broad group of naturally occurring molecules which...
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Mobisante launches smartphone-based ultrasound system MobiUS SP1

Mobisante launches smartphone-based ultrasound system MobiUS SP1

Ultrasound-based diagnostic imaging technique used for visualizing subcutaneous body structures including tendons, muscles, joints, vessels and internal organs for possible pathology or lesions. Obstetric sonography is commonly used during pregnancy and is widely recognized by the public. MobiSante show cased its mobile based ultrasound device in Mobile Health Expo in late 2010. Food and...
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Echo Therapeutics transdermal continuous glucose monitoring device

Echo Therapeutics transdermal continuous glucose monitoring device

Diabetes mellitus is a serious, life-threatening metabolic disorder. There is a need for monitoring blood glucose levels on a regular basis in such patients. A device that allows accurate glucose monitoring in real time without the use of frequent finger sticks, will render a reliable, less invasive method for continuous glucose monitoring. This could facilitate strict blood glucose control, facilitating...
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New retinal imaging system developed without pupil dilatation

New retinal imaging system developed without pupil dilatation

I am sure you have had your routine eye exam and have gone through retinal exam by dilating the pupil.  I remember once, I had gone through dilation of pupil and was driving back home with the special goggles provided by the physician.  I did not realize, until I started driving, that my vision will be affect to a great extent and somehow made it to home. It is more tough for the children, who have...
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Neutron Needlefree Catheter Patency Device Launched

Neutron Needlefree Catheter Patency Device Launched

Catheter patency device provides a constant velocity of fluid in the catheter upon disconnection of a luer. The positive displacement feature prevents the backflow of blood into the catheter lumen which can otherwise lead to thrombotic occlusions. It helps maintain the patency of vascular access devices and permits the use of saline flush for any vascular access device, including central venous access. Catheter...
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New wireless syringe infusion pump from Smiths’ Medical

New wireless syringe infusion pump from Smiths’ Medical

  A syringe infusion pump infuses fluids, medication or nutrients into a patient’s circulatory system. It is generally used intravenously. Subcutaneous, arterial and epidural infusions are occasionally used. Smith Medical got approval from FDA on their new wireless syringe infusion pump. Infusion pumps can administer fluids in ways that would be impractically expensive or...
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